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and Common Word Roots vii xi 1 3 11 19 29 33 43 45 55 67 75 79 81 91 95 99 113 SECTION 1 Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Synonyms. Antonyms. IE/EI Rule. and Preﬁxes and Sufﬁxes Find the Misspelled Word Answer Explanations SECTION 4 v .Contents Introduction Preﬁxes. Sufﬁxes. Verbal Classiﬁcation. and Analogies Synonyms Antonyms Synonyms and Antonyms Verbal Classiﬁcation Analogies Vocabulary in Context SECTION 2 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Sentence Completion Reading Comprehension Synonyms in Context Choose the Right Word Spelling SECTION 3 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Choose the Correctly Spelled Word Choose the Correct Homophone Plurals.
It is for anyone who has ever taken a language arts course and needs to refresh forgotten skills. or certiﬁcation exams. and Vocabulary and Spelling Success in 20 Minutes E LC O M E TO W vii . you can enrich your verbal abilities at your own pace. With 1001 practice questions. and focus on the areas where you need improvement. 501 Synonym and Antonym Questions.Introduction 1001 Vocabulary and Spelling Questions! This book is designed to provide you with review and practice for vocabulary and spelling success. you can ﬁnd it in other LearningExpress publications. The book is easily adapted to ﬁt lesson plans and for homework assignments. 1001 Vocabulary and Spelling Questions is designed for many audiences. It can be used to supplement current class instruction. 501 Word Analogies Questions. Every test from the SAT exam to the Police Sergeant test requires an excellent grasp of vocabulary skills. entrance. It can be used to boost job performance by improving your business writing abilities. this book is used by people who are studying for important academic. If at some point you feel you need further practice or more explanation. 501 Vocabulary Questions. Most often. 501 Grammar and Writing Questions. 1001 Vocabulary and Spelling Questions can be used by teachers and tutors who need to reinforce student skills.
you feel you need more practice. If. you can become an expert with practice. and word lovers. The book is organized in three sections: Synonyms. How to Use This Book First. you will undoubtedly want to check your answers using the answer and explanation section at the end of the book. reread the questions and try your hand at responding one more time. Certain tests that you will take for academic advancement. test takers. This chart lists some exams that test your verbal skills and word knowledge. Studies show that most repetitive tasks become part of a person’s inventory of skills over time.–I N T R O D U C T I O N – a Day. Antonyms. look at the table of contents to see the types of verbal topics covered in this book. and Spelling. as needed. but if you are using this book to supplement topics you are currently learning. to reinforce and develop your word power. after answering all the questions in a section. This structure divides common language arts strands into compact units so that you can work on each concept and gain mastery. Tests that Measure Word Knowledge Academic Tests GED Exams PSAT Exam SAT Exam State assessment exams—typically given in grades 8-12 COOP/HSPT Exam College Entrance Exams GRE test Miller Analogies Test Civil Service Border Patrol Exam Fireﬁghter Exam Police Ofﬁcer Exam Police Sergeant Exam Military ASVAB Military Flight Aptitude Exam Job Placement PPST CBEST Real Estate Agent/Broker EMT Basic Postal Worker Exam Corrections Ofﬁcer Federal Clerical Exam Treasury Enforcement Agent Exam Nursing Assistant Exam Administrative/ Executive Assistant viii . or civil service/military placement require you to have a working knowledge of vocabulary and spelling skills. Repetition is often the key to success. As you answer the vocabulary and spelling questions in this book. Verbal Classiﬁcation. The purpose of “drill and skill” practice is to help you become proﬁcient with language skills. and Analogies. professionals. job promotions. you may want to jump around from topic to topic according to your syllabus. A good idea is to write your answers on a separate sheet of paper so that you can go through the chapters over and over. 3rd edition all contain a wealth of information for students. You may want to answer the questions in sequence. Like an athlete preparing for the next season or a musician warming up for a concert. Vocabulary in Context.
It is always a good idea to make this a habit when doing any kind of language activity. you might want to purchase or borrow the following books: Funk. LearningExpress. Sorsby. A rich vocabulary is both a great asset and a great joy. write reports. 2002). You can truly gain the proverbial verbal advantage. 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary (New York: Pocket Books. you can speak more ﬂuently and with more conﬁdence. ix . Lewis. 1996). 1998). LearningExpress. sufﬁxes. 2001). Oxford Essential Spelling Dictionary (New York: Berkley Publishing Group. Martin’s Press. 2003). A good vocabulary can enrich your personal life. you can provide precise. Additional Resources If you feel you need even more practice. eds. Word Power Made Easy: The Complete Handbook for Building a Superior Vocabulary (New York: Pocket Books. 2002). LearningExpress. 501 Synonym and Antonym Questions (New York: LearningExpress. Vocabulary and Spelling Success in 20 Minutes a Day. Norman. 2002). Understanding the parts of a word gives you clues about its deﬁnition. Joyce. Roget’s Desk Thesaurus (New York: Random House. Make the commitment to improve your verbal skills. 2003). The New American Roget’s College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (New York: Signet. you can understand more of what you read. 1995). Claudia. 501 Word Analogies Questions (New York: LearningExpress. Philip D. Remember These LearningExpress Books for E x t r a Ve r b a l P r a c t i c e LearningExpress. 1998). 2003). Spelling 101 (New York: St. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary (Springﬁeld: Merriam-Webster. or make speeches. Krevisky. Joseph. Harry. Shaw. 1995). vivid descriptions. 3rd Edition (New York: LearningExpress. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms (Springﬁeld: Merriam-Webster. O’Connor. et al.–I N T R O D U C T I O N – You should have a dictionary or thesaurus handy as you work through the questions in each section. 501 Grammar and Writing Questions (New York: LearningExpress. help you achieve academic success. When you have an extensive vocabulary. and give you an edge over others in the workplace. 1998). and this can help you when you take tests. Building a Better Vocabulary (New York: Barnes & Noble Books. 501 Vocabulary Questions (New York: LearningExpress. Another helpful resource—a list of common preﬁxes. Morehead. LearningExpress. Make a Commitment Success does not come without effort. Wilfred. Word Power: 40 Workouts to Boost Your Vocabulary (New York: Barnes & Noble Books. 2003). 1993). and you can read more sophisticated texts. et al. and word roots—follows this introduction. Random House Webster’s Pocket Bad Speller’s Dictionary (New York: Random House. 1994).
sufﬁxes. or word root. sufﬁx.Preﬁxes. The tables below list common preﬁxes. Sufﬁxes. sufﬁxes. their meanings. and word roots can dramatically improve your ability to determine the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary words. the meaning of that word. Refer to this section often to refresh your memory and improve your vocabulary. an example of a word with that preﬁx. and Common Word Roots preﬁxes. and word roots. and a sentence that demonstrates the meaning of that word. FA M I L I A R I T Y W I T H C O M M O N A xi .
he’s lived in eight different countries. Most of Shakespeare’s sonnets are written in iambic pentameter. mini- small minority (n) small group within a larger group macro- large macrocosm (n) the large scale world or universe. is a microcosm of Manhattan. etc. In an isosceles triangle. novels. The novel explores the duality of good and evil in humans. something representing something else on a very small scale Some people say that Brooklyn Heights. but he was in the minority. most people voted for Elaine. S U F F I X E S . two of the three angles are the same size. xii . any great whole Any change to the microcosm will eventually affect the macrocosm. monobiduotriquadritetraquintpentmultipolyomni- one two two three four four ﬁve ﬁve many many all monologue (n) bisect (v) duality (n) triangle (n) quadruped (n) tetralogy (n) quintuplets (n) pentameter (n) multifaceted (adj) polyglot (n) a long speech by one person or performer to divide into two equal parts having two sides or parts a ﬁgure having three angles an animal with four feet series of four related artistic works. This is a multifaceted issue. ﬁve offspring born at one time a line of verse (poetry) with ﬁve metrical feet having many sides one who speaks or understands several languages I was very moved by the monologue in Scene III. she always knows when I’m not paying attention. you will get two rectangles of equal size. If you bisect a square. My teacher must be omniscient. Preﬁx uni- Meaning one Example unify (v) Deﬁnition to form into a single unit. such as plays. operas. to unite Sentence The new leader was able to unite the three factions into one strong political party. Some quadrupeds evolved into bipeds. the Brooklyn district across the river from the Wall Street area. John voted for Bridget. They are grouped together by similar meanings. Each quintuplet weighed less than four pounds at birth.–P R E F I X E S . omniscient (adj) knowing all micro- small microcosm (n) little or miniature world. A N D C O M M O N W O R D R O O T S – P r e f i xe s Preﬁxes are syllables added to the beginning of words to change or add to their meaning. It’s no wonder he’s a polyglot. and we must examine each side carefully. This table lists some of the most common preﬁxes in the English language. “Time Zone” was the fourth and ﬁnal work in Classman’s tetralogy.
overthrow. intervened in the ﬁght between Tybalt and Mercutio. A N D C O M M O N W O R D R O O T S – Preﬁx ante- Meaning before Example Deﬁnition or main room Sentence The panel of jurors waited in the antechamber before entering the court room. but she contradicts everything I say. For better or worse.–P R E F I X E S . to undermine one who watches over con- with. The rebels expelled the invaders. She could not eat and had to be fed intravenously for three days. She was inducted into the honor society. I know we don’t have to agree on everything. His attempt to subvert my authority will cost him his job. to state the opposite of. quiet Zeke was a real introvert. antechamber (n) a smaller room leading into a larger prepostinter- before after between precede (v) postscript (n) intervene (v) to come before in time or order message added after the close of a letter to come between interintraintro- together within into. Unlike his ﬂamboyant sister. non- not nonstop (adj. S U F F I X E S . a shy or withdrawn person inexcircumsubsuper- in. against against invariable (adj) unmindful (adj) contradict (v) not changing not conscious or aware of. forgetful to state that (what is said) is untrue. trying to make peace. the group ﬁnally reached a consensus and selected a candidate. The appetizers preceded the main course. xiii . adv) without a stop With energy typical of the very young. intravenous (adj) within or into a vein introvert (n) a person whose attention is largely directed inward. into out. inuncontra- not not. together consensus (n) general agreement After hours of debate. to mark subvert (v) supervisor (n) to bring about the destruction of. the puppy ran nonstop through the house. from around under above. His postscript was almost as long as his letter! Romeo. within interact (v) to act upon or inﬂuence each other The psychologist took notes as she watched the children interact. over induct (v) expel (v) to bring in (to a group) to drive out or away the limits of circumscribe (v) to draw a line around. She carefully circumscribed the space that would become her ofﬁce. toward himself or herself. Alex accepted the promotion to supervisor and was comfortable with the duties and responsibilities of the ofﬁce. he is unmindful of ofﬁce politics. be opposed to The weather here is invariable— always sunny and warm.
uncontrolled or unruly Two people were hurt when the disorderly crowd took control of the protest. opposite of Example antipode (n) counterproductive (adj) dispel (v) Deﬁnition exact or direct opposite working against production to drive away. bad. disorderly (adj) messy. he swore he would never maltreat another animal. ill maltreat (v) malaise (n) feeling of discomfort or illness The malaise many women feel during the ﬁrst few months of pregnancy is called “morning sickness. fake pseudonym (n) false or fake name a robot. xiv . wrong.” pseudoautoco- false. we were able to resuscitate the study-abroad program. To dispel rumors that I was quitting.–P R E F I X E S . They are grouped together by similar meanings. united Mark Twain is a pseudonym for Samuel Clemens. S U F F I X E S . opposite against. After the dog saved his life. to revive Thanks to a generous gift from an alumnus. The workers on the assembly line looked like automatons. not having order Sentence North is the antipode of south. cohesive (adj) jointly S u f f i xe s Sufﬁxes are syllables added to the ends of words to change or add to their meaning. I scheduled a series of meetings for the next three months. This table lists some of the most common sufﬁxes in the English language. -ate to cause to be resuscitate (v) to bring or come back to life or consciousness. mismal- wrong. away. they have formed a remarkably cohesive team. Sufﬁx -en Meaning to cause to become Example broaden (v) Deﬁnition to make more broad. a person who seems to act mechanically and without thinking having a tendency to bond or stick together. widen Sentence Traveling around the world will broaden your understanding of other cultures. by oneself or automaton (n) by itself together with. ill misuse (v) to use wrongly to treat badly or wrongly She misused her authority when she reassigned Charlie to a new team. Though they came from different backgrounds and had many different interests. untidy. opposing not. A N D C O M M O N W O R D R O O T S – Preﬁx anticounterdis- Meaning against. Complaining is counterproductive.
aristocratic (adj) of or pertaining to the aristocracy -ly resembling. -ance/ -ence -acy quality or state of quality or state of tolerance (n) indeterminacy (n) completion (n) willingness or ability to tolerate a person or thing state or quality of being undetermined (without deﬁned limits) or vague the act of completing. He didn’t get the job because of his childish behavior during the interview. not causing pain like a child. suitable for pertaining to pertaining to Example electrify (v) alphabetize (v) practical (adj) commercial (adj) Deﬁnition to charge with electricity to put in alphabetical order suitable for use. involving activity as distinct from study or theory of or engaged in commerce Sentence The singer electriﬁed the audience with her performance. S U F F I X E S . Though he was never rich or powerful. gently. -less -ish lacking.–P R E F I X E S . free of having the quality of painless (adj) childish (adj) without pain. gives an account of -tion -or/-er act. funny His humorous speech received laughter and applause from the audience. Despite his fear. unsuitable for a grown person The doctor assured me that it is a painless procedure. The indeterminacy of his statement made it impossible to tell which side he favored. When Robert walked into the room with Annette. she cast a meaningful glance to me. He has a high level of tolerance for rudeness. Please alphabetize these ﬁles for me. delicately. The second siren signaled the completion of the ﬁre drill. -ive having the quality of descriptive (adj) giving a description The letter was so descriptive that I could picture every place he had been. he stepped boldly onto the stage. A ﬁrst-person narrator is usually not objective. to give capable of. -ly -ful in the manner of full of boldly (adv) in a bold manner meaningful (adj) signiﬁcant. having the qualities of tenderly (adv) done with tenderness. Commercial vehicles must have special license plates. full of meaning -ous/-ose full of humorous (adj) full of humor. He has years of practical. on-the-job experience. the state of being completed or ﬁnished one who tells the story. A N D C O M M O N W O R D R O O T S – Sufﬁx -ify/-fy -ize -al -ial -ic Meaning to make or cause to be to make. lovingly He held the newborn baby tenderly in his arms. state or condition of one who does narrator (n) or performs the action of xv . he has very aristocratic manners.
Preﬁxes. In American history. antebellum (adj) before the war xvi . people within hearing The audience listened intently to the riveting speaker. The Latin words serve as roots. tendency to take a hopeful view of things This pesticide is also dangerous for humans. With three noisy roommates. providing the core meaning of the words. doctrine of pesticide (n) optimism (n) substance for killing insects belief that things will turn out for the best. The word roots are listed in alphabetical order. -cide -ism kill quality. A N D C O M M O N W O R D R O O T S – Sufﬁx -atrium/ -orium -ary Meaning place for place for. The table below shows the original Latin words that have been used to create various English words. state or condition of. Ellen frequently sought the quiet sanctuary of the library. S U F F I X E S . audire bellum to hear war audience (n) assembled group of listeners or spectators. Because of her strong interest in zoology. -ment act or condition of judgment (n) ability to judge or make decisions wisely. act of judging -ology the study of zoology (n) the scientiﬁc study of animal life C o m m o n L a t i n Wo r d R o o t s Many words in the English language have their origins in Latin.–P R E F I X E S . antebellum refers to the period before the Civil War. sufﬁxes. pertaining to Example arboretum (n) sanctuary (n) Deﬁnition a garden devoted primarily to trees and shrubs a sacred place. He exercised good judgment during the meeting and did not challenge his supervisor. Her optimism makes people want to be around her. Root amare Meaning to love Example amorous (adj) Deﬁnition readily showing or feeling love Sentence She told him to stop his amorous advances as she was already engaged. -ity quality or state of morality (n) state or quality of being moral -itis inﬂammation tonsillitis (n) of inﬂammation and infection of the tonsils Her tonsillitis was so severe that doctors had to remove her tonsils immediately. and other alterations give each word its distinct meaning. she took an unpaid summer job at the zoo. refuge Sentence They built a deck with an arboretum for their bonsai tree collection. He argued that the basic morality of civilized societies hasn’t changed much over the centuries.
every to fold to place transmit (v) omnipresent (adj) application (n) position (n) to send across present everywhere putting one thing on another. or questioning person who makes copies of writings The goods will be transported by boat. it was easy to tell the sentiments of the writer. speak dictate (v) to lead equal to make or do to light hand lucid (adj) manicure (n) conduct (v) equilibrium (n) manufacture (v) to state or order. making a formal request the place a person or thing occupies to carry to ask. dicere duco equus facere lucere manus to say. to say what needs to be written down to lead or guide (thorough) a state of balance to make or produce very clear cosmetic treatment of the ﬁngernails She began to dictate her notes into the microphone.000. I have ﬁnally achieved equilibrium between work and leisure. medius middle median (n) middle point. His loan application was denied because of his poor credit history. one’s own feeling xvii . That top-40 song is omnipresent. The message was transmitted over the intercom. I couldn’t put the book down. No one could possibly have misunderstood such a lucid explanation.–P R E F I X E S . but clean and neat nails also tell a great deal about a person. The scribe had developed thick calluses on his ﬁngers from years of writing. sentire to feel sentiment (n) personal experience. Although he is only 22. everywhere I go. investigation. middle in a set of numbers The median household income in this wealthy neighborhood is $89. After reading the collection of letters. The clothes are manufactured here in this factory. S U F F I X E S . question to write transport (v) inquiry (n) scribe (n) to carry across act of inquiry. mittere omnis plicare ponere/ positum protare quarere scribere to send all. The inquiry lasted several months but yielded no new information. A N D C O M M O N W O R D R O O T S – Root capere Meaning to take Example captivate (v) Deﬁnition to capture the fancy of Sentence The story captivated me from the beginning. He conducted a detailed tour of the building. A manicure is not only important hygiene. he holds a very powerful position in the company. I hear it playing.
union polygamy (n) the practice or custom of having more than one spouse or mate at a time genos geo race. verbum word verbatim (adj) word for word The student failed because she had copied an article verbatim instead of writing her own essay. S U F F I X E S . the surface or topographical features of a place graphein to write calligraphy (n) beautiful or elegant handwriting xviii .–P R E F I X E S . Polygamy is illegal in the United States. sex. C o m m o n G r e e k Wo r d R o o t s Many English words have their origins in the ancient Greek language. The Greek words serve as roots. The recent genocide in Bosnia has created a crisis in orphaned children. but he remained unconscious. A N D C O M M O N W O R D R O O T S – Root specere Meaning to look at Example spectacle (n) Deﬁnition striking or impressive sight Sentence The debate was quite a spectacle. Root bios chronos Meaning life time Example biology (n) chronological (adj) Deﬁnition the science of living organisms arranged in the order in which things occurred branch of medical science dealing with the skin and its diseases Sentence He is majoring in biology and plans to go to medical school. She used calligraphy to address her wedding invitations. derma skin dermatology (n) gamos marriage. and other alterations give each word its distinct meaning. Preﬁxes. spirare tendere to breathe to stretch respiration (n) extend (v) the act of breathing to make longer. sufﬁxes. The geography of this region made it difﬁcult for the different tribes to interact. The table below shows the Greek words that have been used to create various English words. kind earth genocide (n) geography (n) the deliberate extermination of one race of people the study of the Earth’s surface. The story is confusing because she did not put the events in chronological order. the candidates made accusations about each other that were unexpected and slightly unprofessional. She has decided to study dermatology because she wants to ﬁnd a cure for skin cancer. The word roots are listed in alphabetical order. stretch out His respiration was steady. providing the core meaning of the words. Please extend the deadline by two weeks so we can complete the project properly.
S U F F I X E S . secret cryptic (adj) metron to measure metronome (n) device with a pendulum that beats at a determined rate to measure time/rhythm She used a metronome to help her keep the proper pace as she played the song. photobiotic (adj) living or thriving only in the presence of light podiatrist (n) pseudonym (n) pyromaniac (n) of ailments of the human foot false name one who has a compulsion to set things on ﬁre an expert in diagnosis and treatment The podiatrist saw that the ingrown soma body psychosomatic (adj) of or involving both the mind and body tele distant telescope (n) optical instrument for making distant While Galileo did not invent the objects appear larger and nearer when viewed through the lens telescope. cultures. Alex is a xenophile. I doubt he’ll ever come back to the States. morphe form polymorphous (adj) having many forms pathos philos phobos photos podos psuedein pyr suffering. He left such a cryptic message on my answering machine that I don’t know what he wanted. he was the ﬁrst to use it to study the planets and stars. or customs or strange cultures or customs Willy Loman is a complex character who is both pathetic and heroic. Plants are photobiotic and will die without light. George Eliot is a pseudonym for Mary Ann Evans. therme heat thermos (n) insulated jug or bottle that keeps liquids hot or cold xix . feeling loving fear light foot to deceive ﬁre pathetic (adj) xenophile (n) xenophobe (n) arousing feelings of pity or sadness a person who is attracted to foreign peoples. puzzling Sentence I have always been a democrat. toenail had become infected.–P R E F I X E S . he’s a xenophobe. a “shape shifter” who can be both animal and human. Most mythologies have a polymorphous ﬁgure. kryptos hidden. person who fears or hates foreigners Don’t expect Len to go on the trip. The thermos kept my coffee hot all afternoon. A N D C O M M O N W O R D R O O T S – Root krates Meaning member of a group Example democrat (n) Deﬁnition one who believes in or advocates democracy as a principle of government concealing meaning. In a psychosomatic illness. physical symptoms are caused by emotional distress. The warehouse ﬁre was not an accident. but I refuse to join the Democratic Party. it was set by a pyromaniac.
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Finally. Analogies are comparisons. Most standardized tests use synonym and antonym questions to test verbal skills. Then. To answer an analogy question. HIS SECTION CONSISTS 1 . effectively testing your knowledge of two words. The ﬁrst chapter in this section is on synonyms. look for a relationship between the ﬁrst set of words. in Chapter 5 you are asked to identify word analogies. or words that are most nearly the opposite of the word in italics. In Chapter 2. Verbal Classiﬁcation. and Analogies of ﬁve chapters of different types of vocabulary questions. A synonym is a word that means the same or nearly the same as another word. Questions vary from ﬁnding similar words to ﬁnding dissimilar words. or choose the word that has the same or nearly the same meaning. You will be asked to ﬁnd synonyms. You do this by ﬁnding the word in the list of four that does not belong with the other three words.S E C T I O N 1 T Synonyms. The questions in Chapter 3 ask you to identify the word that is most similar or dissimilar to another word. you will identify antonyms. Chapter 4 tests your ability to identify groups of word as similar to one another. look for a similar relationship in the second set of words. from identifying analogies. to identifying the three words that are similar within a group of four words. Antonyms. Choose the answer that best completes the comparison.
outrageous 4.C H A P T E R 1 Synonyms Choose the synonym for each of the words in italics. typical 3. relate b. develop c. digressive b. frenzied c. incorrect 2. 1. pretend 3 . devoured d. hideous d. Which word means the same as expose? a. reveal d. extreme b. unintelligible c. confused c. impenetrable d. Which word means the same as erroneous? a. lucid b. Which word means the same as grotesque? a. Which word means the same as garbled? a.
depression c. acquire b. sudden c. Which word means the same as libel? a. mourning b. interrupt b. glaring 13. worthless c. satisﬁed b. uneasy d. intelligence 4 . indifference d. secret b. Which word means the same as oration? a. concern 8. disrespect d. nuisance b. distance b. Which word means the same as contemptuous? a.–S Y N O N Y M S – 5. scornful d. Which word means the same as distinct? a. length 14. hopelessness d. carry c. selﬁshness b. Which word means the same as coerce? a. tremble d. permit c. respectful b. Which word means the same as apathy? a. address d. Which word means the same as ﬂagrant? a. slander 15. unique c. fascination c. Which word means the same as proximity? a. description b. nearness d. deny 6. Which word means the same as despair? a. agreement c. separate 12. waste d. force b. Which word means the same as philanthropy? a. corrupt 7. independence c. noble d. destiny d. extended d. imprecise c. charity 16. praise c. insecure 10. hostility b. abandon 11. disregard c. loneliness 9. Which word means the same as abrupt? a. Which word means the same as tote? a.
curtsy c. watchful c. decide c. search b. private d. delicate c. merge b. timeless b. loving d. require c. Which word means the same as astute? a. intimate a. elaborate 21. promote b. heavenly c. Which word means the same as collaborate? a. meaningful d. stubborn d. illegible 18. Which word means the same as insipid? a. inattentive c. ponder 5 . trample 27. pack b. construct c. Which word means the same as vigilant? a. nonchalant b. overbearing b. insigniﬁcant b. relinquish c. fool d. elaborate For each of the following words. hinder 25. strenuous 19. tailor a. elegant 20. consider a. choose the word that has the same or nearly the same meaning. tasteless c. destroy d. entice d. launder d. exhilarating d. cooperate b. steer d. adjust d. curious c. measure b.–S Y N O N Y M S – 17. perceptive b. stow a. yield a. convince c. assist 23. Which word means the same as negligible? a. wealthy 26. eternal a. frightening b. characteristic 28. 22. alter 24. righteous d. navigate a.
buyer d. abuse c. approached 35. respect c. analyze b. furniture c. trick b. humidify a. garment d. process 36. dispute a. reinforced b. pester 32. custom a. divide d. arouse a. ponder c. responsible d. betray d. role 37. inform b. redeem 6 . developed 33. gather d. statement c. branch 40. deceive 31. waken d. criticize d. confuse c. muse a. principles c. fortiﬁed a. encourage d. philosophy a. assign 34. container b. applauded b. read 39. evidence d. harbor a. habit c. release c. vessel a. bias b. disputed d.–S Y N O N Y M S – 29. garment 38. halter b. moisten b. debate b. refuge d. tune b. warm c. compensated c. harass a. purpose b. spray 30. delegate a. distorted c. accountable a.
invent a. ugly d. misplaced 52. sphere a. promise 49. quote d. decorate c. wise b. location b. banish a. defeat d. challenge c. provide c. compensate a. globe d. diary d. help b. enclosure 47. heartless 51. rigid d. idea c. air b. trip b. site a. picture b. speech d. dormant a. change d. succumb d. spread c. reﬁne a. apply d. view 42. opportunity a. pay 43. gangly a. lanky 50. hidden b. closely c. condone b. exile b. conceited d. sensitivity b. journal a. illegally b. arrogance c. chance d.–S Y N O N Y M S – 41. receipt c. encourage 7 . obnoxious c. insert b. discover c. purify 48. allow 46. sage a. slumbering c. list 44. pledge a. formation c. reference 45.
curious d. stroke d. reckless d. wagon d. hostel a. stoical a. heavy b. punishment c. obvious c. fuss 57. spiteful b. grateful 61. yell 54. ponderous a.–S Y N O N Y M S – 53. abide 62. selﬁsh 63. croon a. inn 55. expansive a. humorous d. intense 8 . dedicated c. unnecessary d. loud c. obsolete a. outmoded 60. impassive b. plateau c. report c. concealed b. sing c. cot c. obscure a. ado a. dangerous 59. virtuous d. swim b. turnstile b. commence d. dwelling 56. malicious a. brain b. abandon b. mesa a. subjective 58. murderous d. hearty d. changeable c. relaxed c. cost d. thoughtful c. idiom b. generous 64. talkative b. submissive a. obedient c. current b. raucous b. relinquish a. trek d.
robust a. disarming 9 . strict c. renown a. rumpled b. deny c. haggard a. enigma a. health d. purpose d. soon d.–S Y N O N Y M S – 65. handsome b. powerful d. murky 72. honest c. actual c. laughter b. gaunt d. recent b. lenient b. exclusive c. scold b. jolly 68. protect 69. distracted c. remiss a. fame c. vigorous 71. proper b. jocular a. later 74. marked d. disheveled a. sturdy b. rebuke a. eager b. attitude b. old-fashioned d. shadow 67. inordinate a. negligent d. hesitant 75. enclosure d. divorced c. mundane a. broken 73. dedicated 76. ordinary c. distract d. intense 66. disillusioned a. mystery c. rough c. false c. excessive b. imminent a. greedy d. disadvantageous b. strength 70. disenchanted d.
inspect b. quote c. mercy 10 . query a. inquire 78. succeed d.–S Y N O N Y M S – 77. certainty c. destiny d. clemency a. competency b.
Which word is the opposite of alert? a. reckless 81. skilled c. ﬁckle d. deﬁnite d. 79. noble c. tender 11 . Which word means the opposite of vague? a. hazy b. animated c. Which word means the opposite of shameful? a. modest 82. honorable b. considerate b. attentive b. careful d. proper d. trivial 80.C H A P T E R 2 Antonyms Choose the antonym for each of the words in italics. Which word is the opposite of cautious? a. inattentive c.
delight 92. ﬁrst b. erudite 89. complicated 84. allocate d. Which word is the opposite of soothe? a. retreat d. obscure d. Which word means the opposite of grant? a. dismay c. excessive 93. tardy d. Which word means the opposite of vulnerable? a. compromise 85. prejudiced c. discord b. Which word means the opposite of prompt? a. provoke 88.–A N T O N Y M S – 83. trouble d. ﬁnal d. Which word is the opposite of delay? a. feeble c. crisis c. desist 91. Which word means the opposite of moderate? a. achieve c. Which word means the opposite of initial? a. regular 90. unbiased d. reward c. explain b. Which word means the opposite of unity? a. punctual b. Which word means the opposite of distress? a. complete b. consume c. neglect 86. comfort b. Which word means the opposite of reveal? a. secure d. provide 87. Which word means the opposite of impartial? a. frantic b. comfort c. slack c. stimulation c. pause d. Which word means the opposite of clarify? a. right 12 . slow b. average c. conceal 94. disclose b. aggravate d. ﬁnal d. increase b. consent d. original b. hasten c. deny b.
repudiation c. motive d. Which word means the opposite of grueling? a. Which word means the opposite of craving? a. remain b. disunity c. revulsion 100. Which word is the opposite of bleak? a. liberate c. thin 96. disorderly c.–A N T O N Y M S – 95. submit d. delicate b. Which word is the opposite of restrain? a. effortless b. laxity d. honest d. inhabit c. bright d. abandon c. absurd c. Which word is the opposite of unruly? a. union b. delicious 99. noble 101. savage c. covered 106. control b. coarse c. wander d. incline 98. empty 102. Which word means the opposite of capable? a. dreary c. Which word means the opposite of stray? a. ﬂexible b. docile b. admit b. fond 105. Which word means the opposite of forsake? a. exhausting d. maintain d. cherish 103. unskilled b. harsh d. explosive d. controllable b. casual c. able 97. Which word means the opposite of ferocious? a. apt d. desperate b. desire b. breakable c. Which word means the opposite of brittle? a. rigidity 13 . grating d. Which word is the opposite of solidarity? a. distract 104. Which word is the opposite of dainty? a.
hate c. faithful c. examine d. overcome 113. Which word is the opposite of concise? a. impartial 115. follow 108. Which word means the opposite of stiﬂe? a. generous b. loose d. deny d. instinctive b. possess 112. familiarize c. impugn d. eliminate b. cynical d. withdraw c. depart d. Which word is the opposite of retract? a. restrain d. Which word means the opposite of detest? a. absorb b. permit c. Which word means the opposite of belittle? a. presume 114. endure c. embrace 111. impractical c. shine d. Which word is the opposite of omit? a. Which word means the opposite of tarnish? a. include 110. inactive b. Which word means the opposite of aimless? a. sully 14 . conceal c. admire 116. assert b. domineering 118.–A N T O N Y M S – 107. surrender b. compliment c. involve d. Which word means the opposite of lenient? a. arrange b. lengthy c. criticize d. brief 109. worthy 117. Which word means the opposite of disclose? a. succeed b. perform c. encourage b. merciful d. cowardly c. Which word means the opposite of valiant? a. prohibit b. purposeful d. Which word means the opposite of prohibit? a. capable b.
irritation c. agitated For each of the following words. harass d. Which word means the opposite of mandatory? a. boisterous 123. diligent d. turbulent c. Which word means the opposite of conscientious? a. ordinary b. pleasure d. initiate b. apologetic c. argument d. safety d. compliment b. insult a. uneducated b. value 127. attitude 15 . optional d. apparent b. Which word means the opposite of dissonance? a. required 120. 128. humanity 121. speciﬁcity d. simple 124. Which word means the opposite of lucid? a. Which word means the opposite of chagrin? a. adapt c. discord 129. ﬂawed d. necessary b. Which word means the opposite of deﬁcient? a. choose the word that means the opposite or most nearly the opposite. terminate 122. litigious c. polite c. Which word means the opposite of commence? a. conviction b. careless b. imprudent d. harmony b. Which word means the opposite of judicious? a. noise b. brevity c. partial b. unrestrained 126. unknown d. equal c. carefulness c. implausible d.–A N T O N Y M S – 119. Which word means the opposite of erudite? a. adequate c. vague 125. contempt c. harmony a.
resist d. irritate a. consequence c. accident 141. infantile a. insigniﬁcant d. ordinary c. cautious 138. demolish a. concede d. imaginary a. solve 16 . withhold b. speciﬁc b. absorb a. intense c. unrealistic d. massive 139. soothe b. substantial 131. succumb d. requirement a. factual 132. mature d. release c. massive d. repel c. judgmental c. impulsive a. rash d. mandatory c. perpetual 136. sober b.–A N T O N Y M S – 130. attend b. retain 140. consider c. explicate b. assist 134. inimical b. critical a. despicable b. trivial 135. general a. secure b. promote a. plan b. stiﬂe 133. downgrade c. retain a. create d. consume d. total c. competent a. option d. inept d. incomplete b. acquire b. drain c. incise 137. adolescent c.
rash b. sluggish d. destitute c. tranquil a. hapless c. dangerous b. receptive 148. eager b. prim a. fact c. lofty c. intermittent d. copious d. aloof d. sluggish c. explicit c. pellucid b. amateur 144. prudent a. congenial 152. oral b. ordinary 146. agitated b. amiable a. sprightly a. random b. licentious c. thoughtless d. vice d. meager c. tardy 143.–A N T O N Y M S – 142. hardworking d. cowardly d. sturdy b. reality b. outrageous b. vocal 17 . nimble a. local 151. relaxed 149. libertine d. ugly d. prosperous a. smooth c. last c. fortunate a. notable a. demonstrative 153. cantankerous 147. dull d. lucky 145. punctual a. virtue a. permissive c. composed 150. graceful c. scant a. legal d. excluded b. afﬂuent b.
improvident d. steadfast a. sluggish 155. ﬂuid 18 . lax c. stringent a. envious b. ﬁckle c.–A N T O N Y M S – 154. obese b. obtuse d.
abbreviated. 158. Synonyms and Antonyms Read each question carefully and select the word that is most similar or most dissimilar in meaning to the word provided. complain. d. Animated is most similar to a. prompt. b. 157. d. quality. c. lively. 159. c. deny. penalty. civil. speech. 19 . invalid. admission. b. Attribute is most similar to a.C H A P T E R 3 156. Subdue is most similar to a. Rational is most similar to a. respect. c. d. b. b. c. sound. conquer. secret. d. deliberate.
objectionable. Succinct is most dissimilar to a. Enthusiastic is most similar to a. c. complex. b. d. b. obedient. c. actual. invective. improve. reverence. dissembling. diverse. thrilled. c. b. wild. d. sufﬁcient. distortion. c. 166. d. politician. Skeptic is most dissimilar to a. d. distinct. deprive. b. 163. slovenly.–S Y N O N Y M S A N D A N T O N Y M S – 160. mediocre. unbiased. uncritical. Intricate is most similar to a. speciﬁc. imaginary. eager. c. positive. b. 162. c. d. Manipulate is most similar to a. diminish. feeble. c. 20 . c. c. b. adamant. delicate. b. simplify. c. d. b. Ecstatic is most similar to a. c. verbose. 168. d. d. 170. average. laconic. bizarre. contempt. innovator. believer. nurture. Uniform is most dissimilar to a. c. 161. cheerful. deplete. digress. 169. Awe is most dissimilar to a. d. prim. inconsistent. b. b. valor. 167. b. available. 164. d. 171. Subjective is most dissimilar to a. d. d. 165. Hypothetical is most dissimilar to a. costly. proﬁcient. Adequate is most similar to a. friend. handle. b. Enhance is most dissimilar to a.
uninterrupted. Nonchalant is most dissimilar to a. 176. inﬂuence. conviviality. blessing. c. embargo. reckless. necessary. b. b. d. b. concerned. 174. suitable. 180. 178. b. delicate. d. worsen. d. c.–S Y N O N Y M S A N D A N T O N Y M S – 172. old. b. Frail is most similar to a. c. c. b. Affect is most similar to a. c. poise. Hoax is most similar to a. adjacent. weakness. vivid. Continuous is most similar to a. d. unsettled. stimulation. crusade. recover. 183. b. c. d. fable. intelligent. 177. 179. Fallacy is most dissimilar to a. popular. accomplish. c. b. 175. robust. 181. leery. 21 . b. insigniﬁcant. endorse. d. worried. careless. Wary is most dissimilar to a. alert. previous. c. intermittent. sicken. 182. adaptable. Novel is most dissimilar to a. b. c. contiguous. Composure is most similar to a. d. d. truth. persist. ruse. d. d. Courtesy is most similar to a. c. b. liveliness. congruity. cause. 173. d. rudeness. b. Subsequent is most dissimilar to a. c. dangerous. Recuperate is most similar to a. c. d. primary. civility. logic. agitation.
territory. ﬂatter. confuse. d. 187. 185. c. Liberate is most dissimilar to a. accountable. b. d. reluctant. d. c. Eccentric is most similar to a. Comply is most similar to a. agree. b. formation. woeful. Faltering is most dissimilar to a.–S Y N O N Y M S A N D A N T O N Y M S – 184. gather. d. c. satisfy. b. 194. d. inactive. lively. attack. b. adoring. slight. c. b. c. c. b. irresponsible. Domain is most similar to a. d. b. b. emotional. organize. attentive. subdue. 191. d. entrance. mediocre. selective. praise. admirable. peculiar. retain. restrain. c. d. sleep. comply. worst. 22 . normal. rebellion. Disperse is most dissimilar to a. d. frugal. Vast is most similar to a. 188. staple. conserve. noticeable. d. c. d. teach. Enlighten is most similar to a. 189. steady. 193. 195. b. Passive is most similar to a. c. 186. entertain. b. c. b. rational. victorious. Optimum is most dissimilar to a. ruin. Excise is most dissimilar to a. d. 192. explanatory. obey. b. c. immense. c. steady. relocate. 190. Commendable is most similar to a.
disclose. c. d. unite. eager. 198. Orient is most dissimilar to a. sinister. b. b. persevere. undulate. refute. b. dismiss. d. whisper. 199. c. plod. 205. demanding. d. disorderly. disagreeable. b. 204. 201. 197. 207. Oblivious is most similar to a. 206. hidden. hollow. 200. Rigorous is most similar to a. desist. respect. arouse. b. conscious. Verify is most similar to a. Predecessor is most dissimilar to a. Exonerate is most dissimilar to a. irritate. blame. Ephemeral is most dissimilar to a. 23 . b. stimulating. lenient. b. excite. c. tranquil. enduring. c. 202. Pacify is most dissimilar to a. c. d. confuse. Levitate is most dissimilar to a. c. c. simplify. d. 203. Tedious is most dissimilar to a. c. intemperate. glimpse. visible. d. c. c. deter. antecedent. successor. d. b. d. tolerable. Refrain is most similar to a. conﬁrm. temporary. c. minimize. secure.–S Y N O N Y M S A N D A N T O N Y M S – 196. b. atomize. b. Affable is most dissimilar to a. simple. unaware. sink. internal. d. b. complicate. d. b. d. descendant. ancestor. alarming. d. c.
216. conﬁde. immobile. c. mild. d. 214. disrespect. d. d. c. meal. unbelievable. effective. pitiable. b. b. Deterrent is most dissimilar to a. b. forceful. 209. c. functional. Apathetic is most similar to a. disregard. b. d. Avid is most dissimilar to a. b. b. Plausible is most dissimilar to a. insufﬁcient. c. Ambiguous is most dissimilar to a. certain. discomfort. Idle is most similar to a. book. indifferent. 213. goal. 211. d. b. d. 210. b. Confer is most similar to a. suspicious. partial. obstacle. apologetic. Complacent is most dissimilar to a. d. c. happy. d. working. credible. proponent.–S Y N O N Y M S A N D A N T O N Y M S – 208. refuse. disabuse. encouragement. painful. pleasant. b. 218. c. d. ﬂuent. 24 . Repast is most similar to a. c. c. plain. b. c. Eloquent is most dissimilar to a. inarticulate. c. debt. 217. 212. convinced. dissent. Meek is most dissimilar to a. shabby. Esteem is most dissimilar to a. d. evasive. b. promise. consult. c. d. 215. indeﬁnite. d. equal. unkind. 219. c. polite. equivocal. b. unenthusiastic. apathetic. concerned.
relentless.–S Y N O N Y M S A N D A N T O N Y M S – 220. 229. charitable. b. somber. b. d. d. increase. 225. rude. outrageous. c. haunted. spiteful. irk. fearful. criticize. reasonable. b. dishonest. repeal. c. c. cure. c. c. Glib is most similar to a. rigid. d. d. oppress. Impertinent is most dissimilar to a. polite. prosper. offensive. c. d. d. insulting. d. c. Vindictive is most similar to a. modern. Menial is most similar to a. b. provocative. d. neutral. 223. ancient. relaxed. jovial. b. boring. cause. b. rewarding. c. 224. 230. disbelieving. 226. insulting. Archaic is most dissimilar to a. b. b. b. b. d. c. Sullen is most dissimilar to a. vague. impetuous. necessity. c. 231. evaluate. Incredulous is most similar to a. b. Panacea is most similar to a. lowly. d. 25 . d. animated. insincere. Ludicrous is most dissimilar to a. dangerous. 228. b. 222. 221. Rile is most dissimilar to a. Augment is most similar to a. c. c. outraged. inconsolable. absurd. tangible. result. d. angry. appease. 227. morose. Taut is most dissimilar to a.
c. educated. delineate. Proscribe is most similar to a. d. tardy. c. 237. construe. substantial. soak. detect. b. deprecation. d. d. slow. Prevarication is most dissimilar to a. belligerent. b. Mediate is most similar to a. 241. d. d. repair. Mar is most dissimilar to a. c. apprehensive. b. interfere. b. c. prompt. 233. conscious. b. Mirth is most dissimilar to a. simultaneous. represent. mystiﬁed. b. penury. chivalrous. 242. mendacity. 238. bolster. c. recommend. b. veracity. dormant. b. c. confused. accolade. d. withdraw. b. solemnity. ponder. deformed. fearful. Induce is most similar to a. c. 243. consistent. lethargy. c. b. pallor. d. 240. c. deprive. forbid. hostile. d. d. deliberate. Methodical is most dissimilar to a. d. Latent is most dissimilar to a. 234. c. Saturate is most similar to a. Concurrent is most similar to a. erratic. 239. 236. incidental. d. verify. presume. Cognizant is most similar to a. c. 26 . c. b. clarify. 235. b. measure. active. reconcile. Intrepid is most dissimilar to a. dissolve.–S Y N O N Y M S A N D A N T O N Y M S – 232. d.
Surreptitious is most similar to a. d. 27 . b. emotional. d. expressive. c. distribution. fearlessness. 245. uniformity.–S Y N O N Y M S A N D A N T O N Y M S – 244. c. b. Trepidation is most dissimilar to a. secretive. artistic. agitation.
rigid c. pervasive 250. a. choose the word that does not belong with the others. conﬁrmed b. forthright Verbal Classiﬁcation For the following questions. conclusive 247. deﬁnite d. restrained c. premeditated b. tentative c.C H A P T E R 4 246. distinct c. a. supple d. a. rampant b. spontaneous d. limber 29 . ﬂexible b. implied b. rehearsed c. 248. a. widespread d. explicit d. a. calculated 249.
unkempt 259.–V E R B A L C L A S S I F I C A T I O N – 251. replete d. inﬁnite c. gibe 265. recklessly b. deride d. constitute 253. impoverished 262. resolve b. provoke 252. a. paraphrased 260. timidity 30 . compose c. a. inviting c. a. poverty-stricken c. exact c. dour b. a. a. mastery 255. cheery 263. nimble c. deformed c. a. bereft c. disheveled c. sloppy b. carefully c. polished 256. fortitude c. a. a. a. abrasive d. amenable 258. inﬁnitesimal b. compliment b. exclude d. receptive b. a. a. prowess d. ridicule c. verbatim d. incompetence c. clumsy b. vast 254. grating c. all thumbs d. repulsive 257. destitute b. mettle d. bereaved 266. immense d. warily d. heroism b. maladroit 264. word for word b. suppress d. intolerant c. grotesque d. comely b. comprise b. rasping b. a. crush c. compassionate d. afﬂuent d. orderly d. a. welcoming d. a. prudently 261. subdue b. a. deprived b. a.
deft d. a. a. lowly d. honest d. innocuous d. permutation c. inopportune c. bedlam b. toxic c. apathetic 282. vehement c. vex b. distasteful c. concur c. summit d. adroit 269. tumult 280. a. perigee c. piquant d. pinnacle b. a. pandemonium c. emphatic d. aromatic 31 . a. humble 272. implacable 279. consent d. accede 275. stentorian b. repose d. a. a. ofﬁcious 268. abject c. a. inept c. a. venal c. aggravate c. acme 274. tranquil 278. reproduction 276. stately b. mollify d. impassioned b. submissive b. felicitous b. corruptible 273. hypnotic 281. a. facsimile d. ill-timed 270. agitate 271. a. pernicious b. virulent 277. a. permissive b. a. acquiescent d.–V E R B A L C L A S S I F I C A T I O N – 267. inappropriate d. a. replica b. indulgent d. obedient c. stimulating b. proﬁcient b. mercenary b. booming c. a. somnolent c. lenient c. soporiﬁc d. thundering d. demur b. savory b. a.
concur d. dissent b. zealous d. a. fervent c. assent 284.–V E R B A L C L A S S I F I C A T I O N – 283. dispirited 32 . sanction c. a. devout b.
rudely c. conﬁdent c. 285. terriﬁed d. agitated c. reckless 287. comfortable d. look for a similar relationship in the second set of words. scarcely : mostly :: quietly : ________ a. frank b. candid : indirect :: honest : ________ a. courageous b. For the following questions. truthful d. wicked c. bold 286.C H A P T E R 5 Analogies Many kinds of academic and work-related tests include analogies. secretly b. loudly d. Then. polite : gracious :: cordial : ________ a. embarrassed : humiliated :: frightened : ________ a. Analogies are comparisons. silently 288. To answer an analogy question. courteous b. devious 33 . look for a relationship between the ﬁrst set of words. choose the answer that best completes the comparison.
surrender c. withdrawal c. divide 290. narrowly d. advance : retreat :: curtail : ________ a. passion b. preserve c. admonish d. signiﬁcant c. divulge : conceal :: conform : ________ a. speed 294. unquestionably 291. retain d. decrease d. control : dominate :: magnify : ________ a. important c. differ c. ravage b. ignorant 296. implant : embed :: expel : ________ a. irrelevant 293. accept d. apparently c. discard c. construe b. retract c. enlarge b. oust c. examine 34 . unnecessary 292. miserable d. neophyte : novice :: pursuit : ________ a. basic b. exactly : precisely :: evidently : ________ a. admire : despise :: praise : ________ a. aware b. injustice 295. meaningful : insigniﬁcant :: essential : ________ a. foretell b. uncertainty b.–A N A L O G I E S – 289. unremarkable d. consume d. beseech b. restraint c. elated : despondent :: enlightened : ________ a. quest d. offer 297. resemblance d. warn 299. positively b. simple : complex :: trivial : ________ a. restrain : curb :: recant : ________ a. permanent d. tolerant c. regard : esteem :: ambivalence : ________ a. entertain d. inconspicuous b. damage b. resent 298. prolong 300.
personable : agreeable :: friendly : ________ a. phase : segment :: epoch : ________ a. pretend 35 . declare : afﬁrm :: cringe : ________ a. ally : enemy :: anonymity : ________ a. saga 310. check c. anxiety 307. reliance c. supplication b. disclose : reveal :: intimate : ________ a. announce d. steam 303. assemble : convene :: categorize : ________ a. management c. systematize b. suggest 312. genial b. lush b. plot 304. timid c. method d. sympathetic b. relevant 308. dismiss c. aperture b. unappreciative c. retain d. scarce d. trust : suspicion :: doubt : ________ a. institution c. relinquish c. restraint b. heterogeneous : mixed :: profuse : ________ a. continuation : sequel :: scheme : ________ a. forbid b. pulverize d.–A N A L O G I E S – 301. painful 309. alternate 302. delay d. fame d. unsociable 311. arrange 306. aftermath d. wealth c. reason d. grind : crush :: demolish : ________ a. era d. hide : ﬂaunt :: forget : ________ a. divulge b. cower c. emotion 305. denounce c. anticipate b. scorn b. document b. willful d. congregate d. conceal : obscure :: procrastinate : ________ a. skillful c.
convalescent c. dejected c. morose c. prone c. antics : actions :: banter : ________ a. promontory c. generous b. pretentious d. deplore b. delightful d. faithful d. pranks d. broadcast : obscure :: welcome : ________ a.–A N A L O G I E S – 313. passionate 322. strict c. deference b. increasingly d. frank 316. seductive d. openly b. ornate : plain :: blithe : ________ a. undergo c. celebrity c. persistent : persevering :: spurious : ________ a. noble b. eject 321. nonentity d. conclusive b. grand c. candor 318. vividly 317. repartee c. oppressive b. arrogant 319. ominous c. elaborate d. futile : vain :: covert : ________ a. courtier : aristocrat :: unknown : ________ a. icon 324. expeditiously : swiftly :: diligently : ________ a. credible d. obstinate : stubborn :: staunch : ________ a. maintain d. clairvoyant 323. false b. strengthen d. staid b. abundant 320. nourish : foster :: abolish : ________ a. fervent 314. continue b. sedate : sober :: prim : ________ a. opposing : differing :: candid : ________ a. secret b. enthusiastic : blasé :: upright : ________ a. habitual 315. unlikely d. annul 36 . persistently c. prostrate b.
plunging c. delve c. astute c. conceal b. rely d. forego 326. engage c. annoy b. provoke b. undermine : bolster :: reinforce : ________ a. sophisticated d.–A N A L O G I E S – 325. appoint d. track d. design : devise :: upbraid : ________ a. acclimate c. barter : swap :: irritate : ________ a. proclaim : announce :: restrict : ________ a. invalidate b. conﬁrmation 333. reprimand d. herald 37 . nullify 329. mystify 330. scan c. satisﬁed 335. employ 331. contrive 332. comical : witty :: humorous : ________ a. scrutinize b. ill-mannered b. facetious d. promote c. weaken d. ensue : follow :: precede : ________ a. taint : decontaminate :: enrage : ________ a. judicious : prudent :: wise : ________ a. skim : peruse :: delve : ________ a. infringe b. convince d. arbitrator : mediator :: referee : ________ a. boor c. boost c. intersect : diverge :: ratify : ________ a. determine d. validate d. engraved 328. concurrence d. memorize 327. praise b. transition c. pursue b. stint c. director 336. umpire d. accord : understanding :: conversion : ________ a. ghostly b. monitor c. modiﬁcation b. manager b. appease 334.
bestow d. stupor c. cultivated d. volatile d.–A N A L O G I E S – 337. restive c. indiscriminate c. improbable : plausible :: stable : ________ a. freedom 338. legitimate c. admirable d. unilateral c. reﬁned : plebeian :: selective : ________ a. disdain c. dynamic d. stable d. verdict 341. autonomy b. judgment c. ordinary 345. pride d. unscrupulous b. logic b. distance : proximity :: economical : ________ a. farfetched 346. lenient c. conservative 340. active b. prodigal b. loathsome c. gratuitous : expensive :: sedentary : ________ a. bereft d. proclaim 344. courage : valor :: chivalry : ________ a. selective 342. ample 347. immoral : ethical :: insufﬁcient : ________ a. respect d. dishonest 348. inert d. pivotal : crucial :: conventional : ________ a. deny b. innovative b. chance 339. shocked : aghast :: skittish : ________ a. evidence d. hypocrite : phony :: lethargy : ________ a. gallantry c. fallacy : misconception :: fact : ________ a. regale : amuse :: impart : ________ a. revere : venerate :: esteem : ________ a. designated b. modesty b. unjust b. respectable b. disappointment 343. enterprising 38 . cowardice d. withhold c. conceal b. dishonest c.
dupe : deceive :: exculpate : ________ a. resistance b. demand b. shy d. implant : infuse :: inculcate : ________ a. pallid b. resolute 353. list d. abashed d. impending : imminent :: calamitous : ________ a. indirect : forthright :: unashamed : ________ a. reticent b. falsify b. ﬁle 39 .–A N A L O G I E S – 349. ritual d. ignore b. contain c. noble 355. assurance c. downcast : jaunty :: despondent : ________ a. salutary 356. invade d. truth b. misgiving 358. fortunate c. guarantee d. taciturn c. indigence d. indomitable 360. instill c. departure c. potency c. sharp d. jubilant d. consider 357. dismay 359. restitution 352. churlish : surly :: steadfast : ________ a. absolve 351. superlative : abysmal :: atrocious : ________ a. enumerate : cite :: disregard : ________ a. complacency 350. detached 354. beneﬁcial d. evasive b. foreboding : premonition :: qualm : ________ a. milieu : environment :: culture : ________ a. conviction b. commencement b. ostracize : banish :: consequence : ________ a. deprivation : afﬂuence :: capitulation : ________ a. sly b. disappear c. repercussion c. customs d. haggard c. transplant d. assertive c. deceitful c. disastrous b.
etiquette : protocol :: statute : ________ a. augment d. amateur : novice :: representative : ________ a. subdued 362. solemn 40 . muted c. animosity 372. camaraderie c. vacillation d. restrained d. author d. contradiction 364. belief : doctrine :: hesitation : ________ a. ostentatious d. haggard b. rankled b. driver c. mendicant : vagabond :: scavenger : ________ a. desecration b. ﬂashy : garish :: gaudy : ________ a. forager d. insurgent 363. failed 366. proxy c. appeased d. excitable : stoical :: delighted : ________ a. prominent : conspicuous :: gaunt : ________ a. explorer 371. friendship : amity :: enmity : ________ a. recipient c. decree b. serious d. modest b. elated c. promotion c. communication c. genuine b. withdraw b. opposition b. familiar 365. traitor : deserter :: renegade : ________ a. philosopher 368. skyrocket : plummet :: diminish : ________ a. inﬁnitesimal c. tawdry d. indiscernible : perceptible :: incalculable : ________ a. conﬁned c. diehard b. control 369. garrulous c. companionship b. scout b. reﬁned b. retreat c. entertained 370. chaos d. outlandish : conservative :: reserved : ________ a.–A N A L O G I E S – 361. modicum d. transportation 367. loyalist d.
involvement : aloofness :: clumsiness : ________ a. capricious : whimsical :: shrewd : ________ a. eloquent b. halting c. awkwardness 377. absorbed : engrossed :: bored : ________ a. modest d. sanctimonious b. mutuality c. unrealistic b. morose d. excluded d. native : foreign :: commonplace : ________ a. recipe c. routine b. shiftless : lackadaisical :: hardworking : ________ a. pretentious c. unassuming 382. expressive 378. mundane 381. characteristic : attribute :: ingredient : ________ a. roomy 374. sullen 380. inured c. authority d. ordinary d. ﬁnesse b. anxiety : trepidation :: lethargy : ________ a. indecision c. stultiﬁed 376. insolent b. slipshod 379. exotic c. grateful d.–A N A L O G I E S – 373. cruel b. component b. incoherent : articulate :: ﬂuent : ________ a. compassionate : insensitive :: conceited : ________ a. vegetarian d. empathy d. veritable : actual :: specious : ________ a. gloomy c. vitality b. assiduous d. lethargic d. formula 383. sloppy b. disarming b. careless c. lassitude 375. pert : lively :: impudent : ________ a. different c. false d. overdone c. astute 41 .
gluttonous : abstentious :: complimentary : ________ a.–A N A L O G I E S – 384. yielding : submissive :: tractable : ________ a. refractory d. permissive c. unruly c. calculating 385. prominent b. disparaging d. obstreperous 42 . amenable b.
S E C T I O N 2 T Vocabulary in Context in this section test your skills in identifying vocabulary in context. In Chapter 8 you will replace a common word or phrase with a more descriptive one that has the same or a very similar meaning. In Chapter 7 you are provided with reading passages that offer clues to ﬁnding the correct answer. This is called identifying synonyms in context. By using the sentences provided. In Chapter 6 you are provided with a sentence that gives you clues to ﬁnding the appropriate word or phrase. For each passage. you will be given a pair of words to choose from in order to best complete the sentences provided. Finally. you will be asked a few reading comprehension questions. you will ﬁgure out which answer choice best ﬁlls each blank. HE FOUR CHAPTERS 43 . in Chapter 9.
coercion c. To get the promotion she wanted. augmented d. inﬁltration d. Being a direct relative of the deceased. mishap b. 386.C H A P T E R 6 Sentence Completion Choose the best word to ﬁll the blank. prominent d. hindered c. a. a. optional b. her claim to the estate was ________. Priya ________ that it was best to go back to school to get her master’s degree as soon as she could. a. legitimate 45 . quirk 388. anticipated b. vicious c. resolved 387. The car rental company considered the scratches on the driver’s door to be caused by a minor ________.
differentiated 395. The two cats could be ________ only by the number of rings on their tails. sophisticated b. a.–S E N T E N C E C O M P L E T I O N – 389. exempt c. integrate d. determined c. massive 393. Wantonly 46 . Contriving b. pummeled c. Gingerly d. Hindering 394. exempliﬁed d. Poaching c. ado c. The hail ________ the cornﬁeld until the entire crop was lost. confound b. comprehensive d. casual c. a. When you discuss the characters from The Catcher in the Rye. the skilled pediatric nurse fed the premature baby. prevailed b. the renowned orator spoke to the crowd gathered in the lecture hall. tedium 398. diverged c. Despite her ________ dress. The non-proﬁt agency bought ofﬁce supplies using a tax ________ number. please be sure to give a ________ description of the narrator. Her rapport with everyone in the ofﬁce ________ the kind of interpersonal skills that all of the employees appreciated. personable 396. Carelessly b. a. a. belittled b. accountability 397. she was a simple girl at heart. toil b. a. disconnected d. liability b. a. a. a. a. Precariously c. principled b. ﬁnesse d. shoddy d. rebuked d. delegated 392. ________ elephants from the wild not only endangers the species but also upsets the balance of nature. diversiﬁed c. they were exactly alike. a. separated b. The Earth Day committee leader placed large garbage bins in the park to ________ Saturday’s cleanup. otherwise. facilitate 391. pacify c. With great and admirable ________. Provoking d. ________. commended 390. information d.
nadir 402. a. reconciliation b. a. brash c. fulcrum d. The suit had a/an ________ odor. ingenious 408. accessible b. outmoded 406. My computer was state-of-the-art when I bought it three years ago. The teacher put the crayons on the bottom shelf to make them ________ to the young children. ambiguous 405. but now it is ________. expressive b. elitist b. but the spectacular view of the valley below was worth the hike. a. musty d. surge b. acronym c. irrational c. Visiting all the coffee shops in the city. loneliness d.–S E N T E N C E C O M P L E T I O N – 399. a. she was very ________. We knew everything about the newest member of our group. ascension c. précis d. eloquent d. decrepit 403. he longed most of all for ________. proclamation 400. the students in Professor Norman’s English 101 class had to write a/an ________ to summarize the short story they had read. receptive c. illicit c. Since his workplace was so busy and noisy. solitude b. aloof d. agitated b. olfactory b. desolate c. quest c. receptive c. reserved d. ﬂammable b. irreverence 404. a. a. circumference b. but secretly she was very excited. as if it had been stored in a trunk for a long time. We were tired when we reached the ________. a. candid d. egotistical 47 . summit c. George developed an ________ plan to earn the extra money he needed to start his own business. blasé 401. retroactive d. ultimatum d. they were on a/an ________ to ﬁnd the perfect cup of coffee. a. For the ﬁrst assignment of the fall term. cadence 407. a. She pretended to be ________ about her upcoming performance. a.
embodied 412. Rachel ________ a plan to become a millionaire by age thirty. perplexity d. contention 417. Mark dressed ________ with bright red suspenders and a purple tie. meddlesome d. monotonous b. a. Hoping to win a prize for the best costume. The directions to the new school were ________. a. favorably 410. a. a. valid b. Brad fell asleep during the lecture because the speaker had such a/an ________ voice. docile 411. obscurely 418. quandary d. potable 413. torrid c. If your drinking water is not ________.–S E N T E N C E C O M P L E T I O N – 409. indignant d. trite c. and I had no trouble ﬁnding it in time for class. a. quenchable c. it has ________ affected our working relationship. conformed b. adversely b. conspicuously d. deﬁcit 416. curtailed d. a. provident b. The new board member said she would vote in favor of the proposed city ordinance because it ________ many of the points discussed earlier this year. a. conformity c. vital 48 . a. Dog-sitting for Buddy is easy. candidly d. reminisced d. devised c. condoned 415. arduous c. woefully c. he found himself in a ________ about the right tie to wear to the business meeting. eminently b. delectable b. he is a ________ and obedient pet. prestige b. a. explicit d. a. encompassed b. precedence b. virtuously c. she gave studying ________ over watching her favorite television show. it could cause serious health problems. I have always liked your positive attitude. ample d. redundancy c. dispersed 414. released c. Wanting to make a good impression. Since Jennifer needed an “A” in her economics class.
porous b. visionary 426. steadfast 49 . The audience puzzled over the ________ remark made by the mayoral candidate. winding highway. voraciously c. obsessive c. the car ________ down the steep mountainous road. The participants in the road rally agreed to ________ near the village commons by ﬁve o’clock. degeneration 420. desolation d. obvious b. Simone ________ devoured a hearty breakfast. personable c. contemptuously 423. a. indifferently b. a. a. The new congressman was considered a ________ because he refused to follow his party’s platform on nearly every issue. The narrator’s description was an accurate ________ of a true southern family. demographic c. scatter c. careened d. dynamically b. audibly 422. maverick c. pragmatic d. nocturnal 425. a. rote d. protagonist d. dissented b. council c. a. generously d. a. a. a. durable 428. cryptic c. nominal b. The ﬁre alarm ________ beckoned the volunteer ﬁreman of the small community to come to action. ﬁlibuster d. a. symbolically d. Due to slippery road conditions and the slope of the narrow. frivolous d. shrewd d. mentor b.–S E N T E N C E C O M P L E T I O N – 419. ventilated c. agitated 421. rendezvous b. conniving 427. A key reference book detailing eyewitness accounts had to have ________ updates when new information surfaced. portrayal b. disperse 424. subsequent b. a. The ________ data supports the belief that there has been a population increase. After running an early 5K race. frightfully c. Her ________ remarks were not taken seriously by anyone on the nominating committee.
a. maudlin c. Do not ________ yourself. institution b. The ________ of sunshine and warm weather were the perfect combination for a vacation by the seashore. a. amnesty c. jovial b. Allan ________ placed the bill in the wrong folder. Although the freeway system continues to grow. seclusion d. animated d. restorative d. which adversely affected his credit rating. The National Parks Service. exasperating 431. contention b. coyly d. assumption b. requisite 437. accordance 430. After the ________ of his license. relinquish d. a. beckoning c. he was forbidden to drive. predominant d. burgeoning b. capitulating d. tractable 432. a. Although Hunter was too ________ to reveal information to us when we ﬁrst met him. revocation d. depreciate c. preservation 435. purposely b. deliberately 436. prohibit 438. you must pass the last exam of the semester to graduate. a. conceited . he soon began to talk more than anyone. customary b. a. conﬂuence c.–S E N T E N C E C O M P L E T I O N – 429. grandiose c. a. the recent graduates spoke ________ about job prospects for the future. punitive b. treatise 50 434. a. narrowly 433. inadvertently c. reticent c. preserves the great outdoors for all to enjoy. Do you have the ________ paperwork to register for your class? a. warily b. luxuriously c. She had a reputation as a ________ hostess and could always be found in the midst of a group telling a humorous story or joke. in ________ with its mission. Understanding the troubling world economic conditions. and it was not paid in a timely manner. voluntarily d. a. causing distress. conﬂict d. it often cannot keep pace with a ________ population. delude b. foundation c.
testiﬁed b. I was afraid we would ________ and have an accident. a. After an hour of heavy rain. abated b. a. a. The project seemed both ________ and beneﬁcial. Florin became a ________ veterinarian who could treat and operate on many different kinds of animals. constricted d. the heavy storm ________. matrix b. vector d. evidently she was right. a. a. precursor c. tedium b. The classiﬁed information discussed in the board room was ________ to a reporter shortly after the meeting. irreparable 448. clairvoyant 445. ornate d. The darkening skies in the west were a ________ to the dangerous thunderstorm that summer afternoon. consummate d. divergent b. hydroplane c. reconnoiter 444. One ________ shriek would be all it would take to scare the Halloween trick-or-treaters. divulged c. savory d. comical c. germinated c. cumulous 51 . vortex 447. because she always seemed to know what would happen in the future. elongate b. and we were sure that all hope was lost. a. My cousin claimed to be ________. developed d. unearthly b. On each slick curve in the road. esoteric 446. a. transitory b. ample 443. bane d. implacable b. superﬁcial c. a. rectiﬁed 441. paradox c. feasible c. Our tiny boat spun into the ________.–S E N T E N C E C O M P L E T I O N – 439. paramount d. and the committee supported it enthusiastically. alluring d. submerge d. acute b. a. a. momentum 440. After years of experience. and we were able to continue our golf game. iridescent c. evoked 442. covert c. The many colors on the wings of the Monarch butterﬂy seem to create a/an ________ glow.
Charles requested a/an ________ so that he did not have to pay his school loans immediately. a. a. pedestrian d. scant c. she was sure her party would be a success. invalidated c. scintillating b. new dress designs become ________ within six months. Michael and Jamal had such a terriﬁc ________ that they always seemed to know. genteel 457. a. entrepreneur c. After graduation. deferment c. pristine b.–S E N T E N C E C O M P L E T I O N – 449. a. agrarian 456. abolished b. obsolete d. avant garde 454. irradiated d. equilibrium c. a. what the other felt. demagogue d. School calendars were originally based on a/an ________ lifestyle—when all family members needed to be available to help in the ﬁelds. a. surrogate b. For information about making a sound investment. With this group of ________ personalities. burnished 52 . you should get advice from a/an ________. a. mundane c. She shed ________ tears when she heard the tragic news. annulled 452. a. prospectus b. affable d. demure b. a. retracted d. discordant c. The politician’s ________ voice emphatically detailed the many projects he planned to tackle once he was in ofﬁce. Penny glared and looked ________ when she saw the new puppy getting all the attention. Typically. without being told. a. fervent 451. altercation b. proxy 455. tincture d. analogous 453. partisan c. improvement 458. rapport d. ﬂocculent c. business b. symmetry 450. nonchalant d. copious b. clamorous b. askance d. The newspaper ________ the statement made in the article because it was inaccurate. contrite c.
forlorn d. personable 462. loquacious b. recalcitrant 465. The ________ president differs from the past president on social reform issues. The ________ young woman gave generously to many worthy causes. a. even when he was warned of rising ﬂoodwaters. puerile 461. a.–S E N T E N C E C O M P L E T I O N – 459. assiduously d. incisive b. incumbent 463. always watered his neighbor’s plants ________ when they went away on vacation. a. metaphorical d. The old man was ________. ersatz d. The exhibit at the botanical gardens is an unusual collection of cacti and other ________ from around the world. succulents c. gregarious d. terminally b. a. unorthodox 53 . repatriated d. His ________ behavior made him seem childish and immature. a meticulous young man. sagaciously 464. Anthony. recitative b. a. perennials b. a. redundant c. receding c. he refused to leave his home. perpendicularly c. a. consummate c. insensitive b. beguiling b. benevolent c. tubers 460. annuals d. The ________ advice offered by his friend saved him from making a grave mistake. judicious c.
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Answer questions 466–468 on the basis of the following passage. The ravages [of the storm] were terrible in America, Europe, and Asia. Towns were overthrown, forests uprooted, coasts devastated by the mountains of water which were precipitated on them, vessels cast on the shore, whole districts leveled by waterspouts, several thousand people crushed on land or drowned at sea; such were the traces of its (468) ________, left by this devastating tempest.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
466. What is the meaning of the word overthrown in the context of this passage? a. surrendered b. devastated c. capitulated d. yielded 467. What is the meaning of the word leveled as it is used in the passage? a. razed b. marked c. spread d. raised
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468. Which word, if inserted in the blank, makes the most sense in the context of the passage? a. velocity b. fury c. reward d. benevolence Answer questions 469–470 on the basis of the following passage. One summer, while visiting in the little village among the Green Mountains where her ancestors had dwelt for (469) ________, my Aunt Georgiana kindled the callow fancy of my uncle, Howard Carpenter, then an idle, shiftless boy of twenty-one.
monkey who is intimidated by a (472) ________ member of the group. 471. What is the meaning of the word grimace as it is used in the passage? a. smirk b. contortion c. howl d. simper 472. Which pair of words or phrases, if inserted into the blanks in sequence, makes the most sense in the writer’s context? a. calm . . . aggressive b. dominant . . . subordinate c. conﬁdent . . . fearless d. subordinate . . . dominant Answer question 473–475 on the basis of the following passage. In space ﬂight there are the obvious (473) ________ of meteors—debris and radiation. However, astronauts must also deal with two vexing physiological foes—muscle atrophy and bone loss. 473. Which word, if inserted in the blank, makes the most sense in the context of the passage? a. thrills b. ages c. hazards d. speed 474. The phrase vexing physiological foes as used in the paragraph refers to a. physical deterioration. b. serious illness. c. nervous disorder. d. contagious disease.
469. Which word, if inserted in the blank, makes the most sense in the context of the passage? a. days b. seasons c. inﬁnity d. generations 470. What is the meaning of the word shiftless as it is used in the passage? a. amiable b. ruthless c. lazy d. carefree Answer questions 471–472 on the basis of the following passage. Experts who study rhesus monkeys have determined that the species uses facial expressions to communicate with each other and to enforce social order. For example, the fear grimace—although it looks ferocious—is actually given by a (472) ________
engaging c. The glossy cowbird. chicks. There are as many types of business correspondence as there are kinds of corporate atmospheres. ﬁghting b.–R E A D I N G C O M P R E H E N S I O N – 475. expelling 57 . ambiance c. cramping. A few species of birds are parasitic. millionaire c. 481. idiosyncratic b. elements d. b. As used in the context of this passage. c. to kill the offspring of another member of one’s own species 480. 479. What is the meaning of the word ejecting as used in the passage? a. a clutch consists of a. lays ﬁve or six eggs a season. her young ejecting the host’s offspring as soon as they are able. nests. commodities b. conglomerate b. Which of the following words is a synonym for behemoth? a. d. quaint d. killing c. c. exceptional 478. Others can be very formal. for example. each in a different nest and then abandons them. feathers. some of them actually started in garages. pain. what does parasitic mean? a. b. eggs. aches. What is the meaning of the word quirky as it is used in the passage? a. to take advantage of another without contributing anything b. The word atrophy as used in the paragraph most nearly means a. What is the meaning of the word atmospheres as it is used in the passage? a. d. chain Answer questions 479–481 on the basis of the following passage. The old world cuckoo lays her clutch in the nest of the host that reared her. to devour a member of one’s own species c. multinational behemoths. Answer questions 476–478 on the basis of the following passage. scandal d. In the context of the passage. 476. Ofﬁce environments come in all sizes and can be ordinary and traditional or quirky entrepreneurial ofﬁces. combating d. resources 477. wasting. to abandon one’s offspring very early in life d.
commanding Answer questions 486–488 on the basis of the following passage. dominant d. The g is silent. For instance. Which word. Allergic reactions may occur in susceptible persons. what is the best synonym for comprised? a. symbolizing b. Based on the context of this passage. in the word arraignment. WARNING: Antihistamines can cause drowsiness. isolated b. if inserted in the blank. needing a stronger medication than aspirin 58 . and the raising of the new ﬂag of the sovereign nation. though those sounds may be comprised of several letters. What is the meaning of the phrase intolerant to aspirin as it is used in the passage? a. 482. demanding 485.–R E A D I N G C O M P R E H E N S I O N – Answer questions 482–483 on the basis of the following passage. produced 483. As he watched the lowering of the old ﬂag. gait 487. 486. he wept. excluded b. fashioned d. if inserted into the blank. When we were learning to read. incorporating d. Syllables are parts of words that carry separate sounds. What is the meaning of the word sovereign as it is used in the passage? a. Breaking words into syllables is one of the best (483) ________ to divide and conquer longer words. makes the most sense in the context of the passage? a. autonomous c. makes the most sense in the context of the passage? a. mediums b. caveats Answer questions 484–485 on the basis of the following passage. Do not use this product if you are intolerant to aspirin. unable to absorb aspirin without adverse effects b. (484) ________ British rule. Every syllable must have a vowel sound. markers c. He said that the experience was an emotional one for him. Martin Luther King was in Ghana when Ghana gained its independence. so you should avoid driving or other operations that demand alertness. disliking the effects of aspirin c. most of us learned to sound out words by syllables in order to pronounce them. Which word. 484. What is the meaning of the word dexterity as it is used in the passage? a. clumsiness d. unaffected by the healing effects of aspirin d. balance b. coordination. composed c. strategies d. regaling c. the a and i together make the long a sound. or dexterity. agility c. That vowel sound may be made up of more than one vowel letter.
large frame b. with a dingy and unwholesome skin. indiscriminate c. unlawful d. Which word. four years older than I. reenactment b. if inserted in the blank. It can create treatment delay if the nurse has to seek out the physician to ask for (490) ________. arms and legs d. restitution c. if inserted into the ﬁrst blank. stout c. pleasant 492. thin b. recompense d. makes the most sense in the context of the passage? a. John Reed was a schoolboy of fourteen years old. for I was but ten. makes the most sense in the context of the passage? a. 489. height and weight 59 . sensitive Answer questions 489–490 on the basis of the following passage. The (489) ________ use by physicians of medical abbreviations can cause medication errors and incorrect interpretation of notes in the medical chart. intrepid 490. What is the meaning of the phrase spacious visage as it is used in the passage? a. makes the most sense in the context of the passage? a. huge room d. hands and feet b. adaptable b. Which word. clandestine b.–R E A D I N G C O M P R E H E N S I O N – 488. Which word. clariﬁcation Answer questions 491–493 on the basis of the following passage. neck and shoulders c. large and (491) ________ for his age. dull expression 493. robust c. —Charlotte Brontë 491. big face c. What is the meaning of the word susceptible as it is used in the passage? a. if inserted into the second blank. thick lineaments in a spacious visage. heavy limbs. and large extremities. big d. malleable d. What is the meaning of the word extremities as it is used in the passage? a.
wholesome c. duty b. motto d. responsibility c. the right to go to war d. Night brings no gloom to the heart with its welcome shade. radiant d. they should be allowed to vote. indistinctness 60 . limitation c. ghost b. the right to protest taxes 499. obscurity c. a plant b.” was a battle cry of the American Revolution. Yet Americans have a deplorable voting history. legislation b. as did many minorities. and sweet with the breath of the pine. the right to vote in elections c. Eighteen year olds clamored for the right to vote. nonentity 498. In this refulgent summer it has been a luxury to draw the breath of life. what is the meaning of the word refulgent? a.–R E A D I N G C O M P R E H E N S I O N – Answer questions 494–496 on the basis of the following passage. a meadow d. the meadow is spotted with ﬁre and gold in the tint of ﬂowers. and the new hay. Based on the context of the passage. downhearted b. right d. amendment 494. the balm-of-Gilead. “No taxation without representation. and many will tell you they have never voted. saying that if they were old enough to go to war. 497. Women struggled for suffrage. Which of the following words is the best synonym for the word privilege as it is used in the passage? a. and editorials have been written. The phrase battle cry means the same as ________. darkness d. The grass grows. the buds burst. protests have been organized. What is the meaning of the word suffrage as it is used in the passage? a. a cloud c. the right to honor all Americans b. —Ralph Waldo Emerson Answer questions 497–500 on the basis of the following passage. a. stiﬂing 495. What is the meaning of the word shade as it is used in the passage? a. To what does the phrase balm-of-Gilead most likely refer as it is used in the passage? a. Voting is the privilege for which wars have been fought. a scent 496. The air is full of birds.
What is the most likely meaning of the word chalky as it is used in the passage? a. a. converged b. He was the ﬁrst and only president of the Confederacy. analogy b. sailors release the birds immediately. a. covetous b. Since it is considered bad luck to kill an albatross. as it is used in the passage? a. paltry b. palatial c. tasting like chalk d. What is the best synonym for the word turbulent. deviated d. memoirs 61 . a. made of chalk 502. (505) ________ waterfront home and presidential library of Jefferson Davis. Davis lived on the estate toward the end of his life to write his (506) ________. ledgers d. 501. The students learned that this man. tumultuous d. conclusive c. What is the meaning of the word deplorable as it is used in the passage? a. associate c. a. mammoth c. having the chemical makeup of chalk b. pretext b. swerved 505. so passionate about his nation. meager d. triﬂing 506. cumbersome Answer questions 503–509 on the basis of the following passage. an (503) ________ of history students (504) ________ on the magniﬁcent. undercurrent b. departed c. enviable d. having the color of chalk c. 503.–R E A D I N G C O M P R E H E N S I O N – 500. After studying the Civil War and the antebellum period. intimation 504. had to (507) ________ his seat in the Senate when his state (508) ________ from the nation and assume a role he knew would cause great (509) ________ in his life. shameful Answer questions 501–502 on the basis of the following passage. assemblage d. vanguard c. Sailors are said to catch albatrosses with baited hooks dropped into the turbulent wake of a boat. The wandering albatross (diomedea exulans) has a wingspan of twelve feet and lays a single chalky egg in sand or in a simple grass nest.
occupy d. cooperation 514. compromise c. though such cuts threaten to (514) ________ the services to the neediest groups of people. seceded 509. preserve b. seems to be that budgets must be cut. a. a. upheaval d. conclusion d. resign c. outcome Answer questions 516–521 on the basis of the following passage. Many communities are already faced with (511) ________ expenses related to high labor costs. retrospect c. related d. 510. a. afﬁliated b. offering little more than a mindless (520) ________ of unimportant facts disguised as news. consequence d. exorbitant d. stability Answer questions 510–515 on the basis of the following passage. prognosis c. consensus b. a. Consequently. controversy b. engage b. the (515) ________ for the economic future of our cities is guarded. or state in this country is immune to the (510) ________ that always surrounds attempts to cut government budgets. denial 513. (517) ________ people whose sophistication gives (518) ________ to the remarks they make about a wide range of subjects. a. admiration d. safeguard d. general b. a. We are drawn to stories presented to us by attractive. Probably no town. allied c. however. constancy b. adopt 508. Proponents of news programs say that reporters offer (521) ________ and insightful 62 . a. The (513) ________ of opinion today. reasonable 512. tranquility c. some think we are paying for the unprecedented government spending of the last decade. equitable b. effect b. praise c. In (512) ________.–R E A D I N G C O M P R E H E N S I O N – 507. diminish 515. and shrinking tax bases. city. It is quite (516) ________ that we watch television to learn about current events. conserve c. a. applause 511. sensible c. confrontation d. costly social services. a. Critics say television reporting is ordinary and (519) ________.
a. They can also explore the (526) ________. monotonous c. cursors c. urbane b. Brightly colored screens on (524) ________. outstanding b. software d. unreﬁned 518. video recorders d. 522. credence 519. To visit a computer superstore these days is to step into a dizzying world of (522) ________ by way of computer applications unimagined even a generation ago. connected by means of a telephone device called a (527) ________. Interested consumers can learn how to correspond electronically from their home computers by (528) ________ and how to organize household accounts on a (529) ________ program that is designed for record keeping. monitors b. invite the browser to use a mouse. instigation c. incisive d. difﬁdence b. a. primitive d. lackluster b. cybernetics c. 516. websites b. tacit Answer questions 522–529 on the basis of the following passage. ambiguous b. a. admirable d. recapitulation b.–R E A D I N G C O M P R E H E N S I O N – accounts of world events that enhance our understanding of the events that shape our lives. a. hardware d. a (525) ________ that allows users to point to the operations they want to use on the computer. uninspired 520. a. icons 524. straightforward c. proliferation d. databases b. a. an international network of computer networks. dissonance c. a. complacency d. evident c. or video display terminals. labyrinth 521. a. networks 523. a. opportune 517. televisions c. hardware 63 . A dazzling array of (523) ________ packages allows computer users a wide choice of programs to load onto a home computer. exceptional c. indistinct d.
peripheral 526. a. denials 532. websites b. reinstatement c. mousepad c. mouse b. system Answer questions 530–534 on the basis of the following passage. telephone c. Melting ice caps (539) ________ bears from hunting food. testimonials d. (536) ________ species could move in. global b. When the ice caps. design b. restitution 533. proceeding c. the magnitude of which we are just beginning to realize. a.–R E A D I N G C O M P R E H E N S I O N – 525. a. This has a (537) ________ effect. modem d. These changes affect the (535) ________ of the oceans. a. code c. restoration d. monitor 528. a. denominations c. outcries b. a. longitudinal d. hardware b. latter c. melt. as all species are (538) ________ and survive according to predictable sources of food and living conditions. prototype c. it changes many things. glaciers have been (533) ________ at a greater rate than in (534) ________ years. a. terminals d. is global warming. Most noticeable is the (532) ________ of the ice caps. affecting the entire ecosystem. former b. environmental c. A speciﬁc example recently described on an environmental calendar told of the effect of global warming on polar bears. they are correct. e-mail b. In addition to these personal (531) ________. receding 534. secondary Answer questions 535–539 on the basis of the following passage. a. In recent years. 64 . networks 527. a. there is concrete visual evidence of global warming. societal 531. Without food. a. voice mail d. made of fresh water. When people say that the winters are not as cold as they used to be. A major (530) ________ problem. or that there was deﬁnitely more snow in past years. progressing d. and the conditions for survival for myriad species. the currents. advancing b. pattern d. interface 529. depletion b. concluding d. Additionally. 530. spreadsheet d. Internet c.
constructive c. hastened d. ionosphere b. clouds c. As more energy is (542) ________. a.–R E A D I N G C O M P R E H E N S I O N – they lose body fat and can be unable to give birth to cubs. aggravate d. phosphorescence 536. mitigate b. a. slowed c. a. ﬂuctuations d. The phenomenon caused by warm air and pollutants trapped around the earth has been labeled the greenhouse effect. encourage b. invasive 537. modiﬁed b. atmosphere d. submissive d. and enjoys the comforts that electrical power 65 can bring. consumed b. stratosphere 544. curious d. Otherwise. 540. subdivisions b. a. intensify c. altruistic 539. inspire Answer questions 540–545 on the basis of the following passage. a. consecrated 543. serious environmental (545) ________ will affect almost every aspect of life. radiation b. singular b. beneﬁcial b. They blame the increased burning of wood and fossil fuels—oil and coal—on a population that demands more heat. ramiﬁcations . interdependent b. manipulations b. However. practical d. phases c. admitted c. solidiﬁed 542. most scientists believe that the actions of humans have (541) ________ the warming process. enable c. remarkable 538. geology d. Searching for alternative sources of energy may (544) ________ global warming. a. Some experts say that ice ages followed by warming (540) ________ have been cyclical throughout the eons and that there is little that can be done to prevent those cycles. dependent c. alkalinity d. a. formulated d. a. contaminants 541. the amounts of carbon dioxide and other pollutants in the (543) ________ increases. travels greater distances. 535. a. resolutions c. domino c. preclude d. a. exacerbate 545. a. salinity c.
abashed 549. earned c. replace the italicized word or phrase with a more descriptive word or phrase that means the same thing. a. prelude to b. neglected c.C H A P T E R 8 Synonyms in Context In each of the following sentences. preface to 548. overture to c. hover 67 . listed d. There were so many riders on the crosstown bus that I was shoved from one side to the other on my way to work. observed b. a. a. sequel to d. The best-selling author wrote a story that followed her ﬁrst book. hydroplane b. transition d. He got three A’s on his report card. Helicopters are specially designed to ﬂoat in the air over an area. revert c. a. 546. maneuvered d. determined 547. jostled b.
maintained d. reconciled 559. durable 553. retained c. excised d. perishable d. fatigued b. withhold d. His hope was to pass on a love of woodworking to his son. resolute c. The rescue team searched among the ruins for signs of life. mustered d. a. a. allotted c. establishment 552. disdain d. Americans have become used to consuming large quantities of oil to run their homes and automobiles. ﬂeeting b. a. denied c. foundation c. attributed b. The teacher distributed four sheets of paper for each student so each one could complete the necessary assignments for class. asserted 554. a. Certain passages were taken from the book for the purpose of illustration. conceal c. Her attorney claimed that she suffered great mental distress as a result of the accident. infringe 68 . anguish 556. grappled b. terminal b. a. The front page article reported that the senator suffered a serious injury in the car crash. a. unaccustomed d. sustained b. prominent d. a. diatribes d. contents c. rapture c. preserved 555. habituated c. a. a. a. attested 558. indices 551. The new business owner remained bold and determined in spite of the many setbacks.–S Y N O N Y M S I N C O N T E X T – 550. deprogrammed b. fragile c. euphoria b. rubble d. excerpts b. New experiments enabled manufacturers to make a long-lasting material that would save consumers a great deal of money. acute 557. The masterpiece bought by an antique dealer at the auction was credited to Picasso. impart b.
incorporate 569. a. squabble c. efﬁcacious d. collaborated 563. armistice d. instigation 568. perseverance 564. appalled c. deconstructed d. Since all of the employees worked together on the project. ﬂaunt d. thin outer layer on the dining room table was designed to make the table look as if it were constructed entirely of oak. shell c. a. The most infamous misleading trick in history was a wooden horse sent to Troy by the Greeks. veneer b. He ate and drank all the food on the table. embellish d. omen b. epidermis d. We drove on some pretty roads as we made our way through the countryside. a. a. whom she hadn’t seen in ten years. a. advise c. It is not a good idea to show off your riches in such a showy way. ecstatic b. interstate highways c. interior 562. egregious 567. authenticity d. detract c. principal highways d. county roads 570. direct 69 . To make her stories more appealing. conversed c. Everyone in the military zone looked forward to an agreement to halt the ﬁghting. consumed d. they met their deadline. ruse 561. divulged b. a. evolved b. geyser d. isolate b.–S Y N O N Y M S I N C O N T E X T – 560. a. a. inauguration b. disavow 565. initiation c. proposition d. prescribe b. a. plunder c. She was very happy to greet her cousin. Carolyn prevented a petty disagreement between Ethan and Andrew. The most accomplished chefs use exotic ingredients to make appetizing meals. The smooth. veracity c. a. a. Cynthia was known to add to her writing with ﬁctitious details. bramble b. retracted 566. scenic byways b. jostle b. advanced c.
a. The closeness of the two homes allowed the girls to visit each other often. The new Broadway show was a very profitable. we were taught to look up to our leaders with great respect. facilitate d. His actions would prevent anyone from offering him any help. the actor accepted the praise given to him by his fans. bonanza c. instilled c. evasive d. recondite 582. dissonance b. allege 580. legendary c. derail d. a. decision 581. She proclaimed her love in a very direct manner. a. infamous b. a. downplayed b. admonish . The young children kept a watch through the night for signs of Santa Claus. far-fetched d. resolution d. particular 575. Many old sayings have a ring of truth to them. promote c. fraternized d. architecture 576. improbable c. Those who fail to meet their obligations will be excluded from the group. plausible b. resigned c. a. debacle d. Zeus was a well-known character from Greek mythology. remoteness c. preclude b. a.–S Y N O N Y M S I N C O N T E X T – 571. conundrum 70 577. venerate b. articulated b. deceitful 573. box-ofﬁce smash. a. adages d. prevented d. armistice 579. eradicated 574. plaudits c. vigil c. With great pleasure. proximity b. inconvenience d. clariﬁcation b. a. a. recluse b. obscure d. decrees 578. forthright b. disapproval d. deride c. pedigrees c. ostracized 572. She gave an excuse that did not seem real. a. translations b. a. a. As a generation. Grandma created a love for reading in her grandchildren. oblique c.
poise 591. His self-controlled behavior portrayed him as a man with little emotion. trivial b. A seal can be clumsy and awkward on land but graceful and elegant in the water. The military troop’s maneuvers allowed them to secretly gain entrance behind enemy lines. franchised by c. plummet c. verve d. The tall. august 589. irascible d. a. As a speaker. incoherent c. regaled c. anonymous c. ungainly c. perplexed b. When the concert was cancelled. dovetailed d. epitome 587. The latest job promotion found him at the high point of his professional career. The shy ﬁve year old approached his kindergarten class with great fear. solemn 590. enticing 71 . venerated by d. trepidation b. garrulous b. sinuous 584. median c. there were many annoyed fans. diverge b. a. The old gentleman entertained all of his friends with thrilling stories of his seafaring days. a. a. divulged b. disgruntled d. indignant d. The most vital and important part of the election came when the candidates decided to hold a public debate. articulate d. old-fashioned armoire was sent up to the attic storeroom because the young couple wanted to decorate their house with more contemporary furniture. submerge 588. a. banished to b. verbose 586. incessant c. inﬁltrate d. nadir b. I found him to be extremely clear and expressive. agile d. a. pivotal c. viliﬁed by 585. supple b. a. a. a. a.–S Y N O N Y M S I N C O N T E X T – 583. bilked 592. stoic b. acme d. contempt c.
a. altruistic b. cohesive c. and fanciful characters often found in fairy tales amuse children of all ages. but some ﬁght for monetary reasons. unpredictable. banal c. a. The conclusion reached by the jury was based on a false notion. restitution 596. a. platitudes b. ﬁckle 598.–S Y N O N Y M S I N C O N T E X T – 593. inane d. The skier lay unable to move after the jump she made on the advanced trail. quaint d. strictures d. churlish c. It seems unfair that the candidate should base his campaign on the unjust abuse of the other candidate. tableaus 600. ratiﬁcation b. kin b. citadels c. vain b. accolades c. The science teacher was impressed by the short and to the point explanation her student gave for photosynthesis. I decided to mingle with other people at the party. banter d. pinnacles 72 . Our colleges and universities are strong and commanding places that guard against ignorance and prejudice. citizens 597. pallid b. whimsical d. remiss 602. fallacy b. volatile b. a. inert c. mercenary 601. a. vindictive d. Most soldiers go to war for the sake of their country. a. synopsis c. a. portals d. lionization d. monuments b. kindred spirits d. pithy 595. antipodes c. misdemeanor 594. Annoyed by her rude and impolite reply. With the threat of war. a. boorish c. a. The playful. a. the country has placed certain limitations or restrictions on foreign trade. vigorous d. When she met Sebastian. communal 599. serene b. she knew they were similar people even though they were not related. viliﬁcation c.
One wastefully extravagant shopping spree could place your credit rating in danger. frugal c. The lion tamer’s act demonstrated many recklessly dangerous feats.–S Y N O N Y M S I N C O N T E X T – 603. rehabilitated c. a. Sparse d. a. a. validate 610. envision d. amiable d. audacious c. incapacitated b. Lawmakers wished to get rid of the outdated law because it was no longer suitable for the citizens in the community. converted 607. reformed d. A paucity of 605. The concerned and compassionate inquiry made by the doctors and nurses showed the patient that the medical staff was very sincere. aver c. a. mediocre 611. annul d. jaunty d. a. bolstered 609. a. A great many life forms make up the rain forest environment of the Amazon. The history professor always dressed in subdued grays and browns. staid b. prodigal b. emancipate c. comply with 606. apathetic b. ﬂamboyant 612. fettered c. impaired d. meticulous 73 . perambulate 608. stringent d. ratify b. peruse c. A myriad of b. a. Scintilla c. timid d. solicitous c. Every Sunday morning she would carefully read the classiﬁed ads in hopes of ﬁnding the right job. Cheers from the parents supported the members of the little league team. a. discard d. pusillanimous b. An octogenarian may be deprived of strength and ability by age. a. dissent b. admonish b. sinuous 604. a. The waiver meant that you would go along with all of our wishes. subverted b. gaudy c.
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613. Out-of-control spending by the government was to blame for the mounting national debt. a. Judicious b. Indiscriminate c. Selective d. Discriminate 614. The captain had to give up and surrender in order to save the last of his troops. a. persist b. attune c. capitulate d. exalt 615. The salesman at the door greeted me with such a friendly smile that I could not possibly suspect dishonesty. a. disarming b. slovenly c. perturbing d. disquieting 616. The eight year old was a chess expert with extraordinary ability and talent. a. dullard b. laggard c. practitioner d. prodigy 617. The guidebook she purchased proved to be a real treasure that pointed out historic sites and monuments as well as good restaurants. a. unfounded b. veritable c. specious d. exorbitant
618. The environment of the model home was elegant but inviting. a. sanctuary b. consensus c. milieu d. fortitude 619. To break the new horse and make it easy to deal with, the owner had to train it daily. a. obstreperous b. refractory c. fractious d. tractable 620. Her boss accused her of pretending to be ill to avoid work. a. enormity b. steadfastness c. malingering d. foreboding 621. The woman sitting next to me on the ﬂight was extremely talkative when all I wanted to do was rest. a. taciturn b. loquacious c. pugnacious d. irksome 622. The invention of the computer marked a new age in technology. a. beginning b. distribution c. administration d. epoch
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For the following questions, choose the word that best ﬁts each sentence. 623. The furniture in the attic turned out to be a veritable (bonanza/rubble) of valuable antiques. 624. The baby had an (uncanny/insipid) way of knowing just when mom and dad walked in the room. 625. By the (scrutiny/grimace) on your face, I could tell you were displeased with the ﬁndings.
626. The plummeting stock market (jeopardized/evoked) the portfolios of millions of investors. 627. The importance of defensive driving was (indelibly/nostalgically) implanted in the minds of all driver education students by a very concerned instructor. 628. The (intoxicating/acrid) smell from the nearby lumber mill was eliminated after the installation of the new pollution-free machinery.
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629. The (placid/turbulent) waters of the lake were perfect for learning to row a boat. 630. The way the research assignment was presented seemed (palatable/contemptible) to the class because there were lots of resources and choices available. 631. The ambitious young couple wanted to buy a (pristine/dilapidated) house to refurbish. 632. The novel was told by an (ephemeral/ omniscient) narrator—one who understood all of the events and characters. 633. Choosing to (bequeath/extract) her estate to the literacy foundation, she was able to help those who could not read. 634. Her haughty and (poignant/supercilious) manner was not appealing to her constituents. 635. The classiﬁed ad called for a (methodical/ belligerent) person who could meticulously manage the accounts at the construction ﬁrm. 636. After a (logical/cursory) glance at the outline, he tucked it away so he could examine it later. 637. After a sizzling heat wave, the water in the pool was so (tepid/tumultuous) I felt like I was taking a bath.
638. I could not (invoke/ascertain) the exact number of people who attended the concert last night. 639. The author described a (malevolent/pejorative) wind that swept through the countryside that fateful night. 640. (Petulant/Nocturnal) raids on the refrigerator were commonplace at our house once the clock struck midnight. 641. The candidates planned a (clandestine/ capricious) meeting before the election on Tuesday. 642. My grandfather’s (vanguard/ruminations) gave me great insight into the progress we have made over the past century. 643. “Using (platitudes/edicts) and clichés is not an effective way to write. They rarely let you express yourself exactly,” said the English instructor. 644. After the hurricane, the agency needed to (contravene /disperse) food, water, and clothing to the thousands of people whose homes were destroyed. 645. The law partners separated (amicably/ rancorously) and vowed to cooperate on new business ventures in the future. 646. (Magnanimous/Parsimonious) donations from a generous but anonymous benefactor were received every year at the children’s hospital.
648. 650. The motivational speaker gave a speech that served to (stultify/galvanize) the audience. 77 . 649. The (sinuous/discomﬁted) movements of the ballet dancers showed evidence of many years of dedication and practice.–C H O O S E T H E R I G H T W O R D – 647. An eloquent speech was made by the charming and (urbane/recalcitrant) master of ceremonies. The city planners determined that the construction of a movie complex would (exacerbate/allocate) trafﬁc in a city already plagued with trafﬁc jams.
and the words in each chapter range from easy to difﬁcult. mixing up letter combinations. Finally. you will choose the correct answer from commonly confused homophones.S E C T I O N 3 I Spelling section. you will practice your spelling skills with hundreds of spelling questions. Chapter 12 tests your ability to choose the correct word based on your knowledge of the common spelling errors derived from plurals. and tricky preﬁxes and sufﬁxes. Chapter 10 focuses on identifying the correctly spelled words. N T H I S F I NA L 79 . In Chapter 11. Chapter 13 asks you to choose the words that are misspelled. Many of the items involve commonly misspelled words. which are words that sound alike but have different spellings and meanings.
651. The baby’s soft skin was ________ to the harsh winter wind. magicaly 652. a. insite b. magickelly c. sensative d. majicelly d. magically b. a. inscite c. a. Her ________ into mathematical concepts was evident when she correctly analyzed a challenging question. The newly-fallen snow ________ transformed the landscape. sinsitive b. sensitive c.C H A P T E R 10 Choose the Correctly Spelled Word Choose the correct spelling for the missing word in each of the following sentences. sinsative 81 . ensight d. insight 653.
clammy d. preceived c. terifﬁc b. beleaf 655. My sister is going to be on the cover of Seventeen ________. teriﬁc 82 . It is my ________ that municipal employees handle their jobs with great professionalism. a. shrivvel c. a. broach d. magizine b. I just don’t know what I would do in her ________. superb b. sepurb 662. a. terriﬁc c. situation c. jellous b. The sounding alarm signaled a ________ in security. The ﬁrst time Wendy drove her new car into town. magezine d. magazene c. a. belief d. The opening night performance was so ________ that the cast was given many extra curtain calls. I ________ a change in her attitude. magazine 656. supperb c. briech 657. shrival 659. perceived d. sittuation b. sitiation 660. If you stay in the water too long. clammby 661. all of her friends were ________. breach b. beleif b.– C H O O S E T H E C O R R E C T LY S P E L L E D W O R D – 654. It was a ________ day for the annual picnic. jealous c. your ﬁngertips will ________. a. shrivell d. The caverns were so damp that my skin felt ________. bilief c. clamby b. terrifﬁc d. a. breche c. a. jeolous 663. percieved b. situashun d. shrivel b. precieved 658. supurb d. jealuse d. For some reason. clamy c. a. a. a.
termanated 672. There will be an immediate ________ into the cause of the accident. a. From inside the box came a strange ________ sound. mechenical d. inquiry b. Nora was awestruck by the ________ mountain range in the national park. persecusion 673. peculliar d. terrminated d. a. obssession b. The agents were searching for ________ cargo on the airplane. magniﬁcent d. a. a. sheriff 665. illicet d. The color she chose was a ________ shade of blue. jeapardy d. obsession d. a. persecution b. a. sherrif b. sherif d. a. To be elected ________. candidates must have a solid background in law enforcement. The Pilgrims came to America to escape religious ________. presecution d. peculiar c. peculior b. jepardy c. a. The contract for the teachers’ union could not be ________ before the school year ended. obsessiun 666. enquirry d.– C H O O S E T H E C O R R E C T LY S P E L L E D W O R D – 664. machanical 669. Learning the words to all of Robert Frost’s poetry has become an ________ for Jonathan. termenated c. inquirry c. mechinical b. mechanical c. jeopardy 667. a. jeoperdy b. a. obsessian c. pursecution c. magnifﬁcent 668. magniﬁsint b. Driving on icy roads can place you in ________. terminated b. enquery 671. ellicit c. magniﬁsent c. elicitt b. illicit 670. sherriff c. piculear 83 .
the judge overruled it. lycence d. comitment 682. a. consise d. anonimous c. irelevent b. a. concize c. stablize c. rediculous b. Some people say that ________ is not a true science. a. incouraging 681. Dad thinks it is ________ to stay up late on a school night.– C H O O S E T H E C O R R E C T LY S P E L L E D W O R D – 674. license 676. a. ridiculus 683. psychology 675. encouredging b. a. ridiculous d. lisence c. The attorney asked a question that was ________ to the case. a. anounymous d. a. lisense b. nieghbor b. niehbor d. incurraging d. comittment d. stabilize b. irrelevant d. The large donation came from an ________ source. psycology b. anynonimous b. My next-door ________ planted some beautiful ﬂowers near his sidewalk. rediculus c. a. neihbor c. encouraging c. committent c. psychollogy d. irelevant c. neighbor 678. anonymous 84 . Getting a driver’s ________ is a rite of passage for most teenagers. irrelevent 680. psycholigy c. a. concise b. The journalist made a ________ to ﬁnish the article by Friday. stableize d. stabalize 679. a. The mayor highlighted the ________ statistics during her campaign speech. The paramedics attempted to ________ the victim. The reporter gave a ________ and accurate account of the events. commitment b. cuncise 677.
a. a. skeptikal c. Throughout the trial. commpatible 692. assurence d. The customer service representative gave his ________ that the refund would be made within two weeks. conceed c. The valedictorian will give the ________ address. emfasis 688. comencment 694. supervizer c. assurance c. The scientists had to do an ________ amount of research on the project. a.– C H O O S E T H E C O R R E C T LY S P E L L E D W O R D – 684. a. the ________ was placed on scientiﬁc evidence. The purpose of the new city ordinance was debated ________. aspirations 690. frequentlly d. exercise c. supervizor d. a. skepticil 693. skeptical b. ecstraordinary 685. a. frequintly c. asspirations b. superviser b. extrordinary d. asparations c. comencement b. extraordinery c. The presidential candidate refused to ________ the election until every vote was counted. excercise b. emphisis c. enphasis b. commencment d. Who is your immediate ________? a. emphasis d. assureance 686. extraordinary b. exercize 691. frequently b. compatibel b. a. supervisor 85 . aspirrations d. compatible d. I was ________ of the claims made by the loquacious salesman. a. conseed 689. The young man wished to ________ his right to speak freely. asurrance b. exersize d. frequentley 687. a. compatable c. Each of the new employees had similar ________. concede b. a. consede d. skepticle d. commencement c. The president and the vice president were a ________ pair.
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695. There are two types of ________: viral and bacterial. a. neumonia b. pneumonia c. pnumonia d. newmonia 696. The ________ size of the cathedral was typical of the Middle Ages. a. colossal b. collossal c. collosal d. colassal 697. All of the ________ is set up for the gymnastic tournament. a. apperatus b. aparatus c. apparatus d. aparratus 698. With such huge debt, he was forced to ﬁle for ________. a. bankruptsy b. bankruptcy c. bankropcy d. bankrupcy 699. The auto repair shop specialized in rebuilding ________. a. carbueretors b. carburetors c. carboretors d. carborators
700. All day long there was an ________ drone of automobiles from the freeway. a. incessent b. insessant c. incesant d. incessant 701. All of a sudden they found themselves facing a terrible ________. a. delemma b. dilemma c. dilema d. dilemna 702. That method is the most ________ way to get the job done. a. eﬁcient b. eﬁceint c. efﬁcient d. efﬁceint 703. The labor union took steps to ________ the poor working conditions. a. ameliorate b. amiliorate c. amieliorate d. amielierate 704. My ________ needs to be paid every month. a. morgage b. morgauge c. mortgage d. morgauge 705. His curt answer ________ me even more. a. agravated b. agravaeted c. aggravated d. aggravatid
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706. The pilot was a ________ in the Air Force. a. leutenant b. lieutenant c. leutienant d. lutenant 707. Please try to ________ me on the trip. a. acompany b. acommpany c. accompeny d. accompany 708. The editor’s ________ can only be expressed on the Op-Ed page. a. viewpoint b. veiwpoint c. viewpointe d. veiupoint 709. The lights of the Aurora Borealis are a natural ________. a. phenominon b. phenominnon c. phenomenon d. phinominon 710. Since it was a formal affair, he had to wear a ________. a. tuxcedo b. tuxedo c. tucxedo d. tuxeedo 711. The three sisters were all ________. a. brunettes b. brunetes c. brunetts d. brunnets
712. There was some ________ of order when I ﬁnished cleaning the house. a. semblence b. semblince c. semblance d. semblanse 713. The dentist took care of her ________ tooth. a. abscessed b. absessed c. abscesed d. abcessed 714. Over four-hundred applicants entered the beauty ________. a. pagiant b. pajiant c. pageant d. pajeant 715. In many states, passing a road test requires drivers to ________ park. a. paralel b. paralell c. parallal d. parallel 716. His logic was ________ ﬂawed. a. fundimentally b. fundamentally c. fundamentaly d. fundamentelly 717. The breakfast ________ she served were the best I have ever tasted. a. bisciuts b. biscutes c. biscuites d. biscuits
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718. The new homeowners chose the ________ carpeting. a. biege b. bieje c. beige d. beije 719. Evan suffered from a severe case of ________. a. tonsillitis b. tonsilitis c. tonscilitis d. tonscillitis 720. Not only did he play the guitar, he played the ________ as well. a. ukalele b. ukelele c. ukulale d. ukulele 721. Being an honor student, he ________ in his studies. a. exeled b. exceled c. exseled d. excelled 722. She believed it was her ________ to change her mind. a. perogative b. perugative c. prerogative d. prerogetive
723. The ________ disappearance of my diary bothered me all day. a. mystereous b. mistereous c. misterious d. mysterious 724. My brother is ________ to taking long walks after dinner. a. accustomed b. acustomed c. acusstomed d. accustommed 725. My best friend is an ________ optimist. a. incorigible b. incorriggible c. incorrigible d. incorrigable 726. Milk is ________ before it is sold to customers. a. pastureized b. pasteurized c. pastuerized d. pastuerised 727. He was a self-proclaimed ________ of ﬁne wines. a. connoiseur b. conoisseur c. connoisseur d. connisseur 728. When the paramedics arrived, the victim was in a ________ state. a. delirious b. delerious c. delireous d. delireous
He decided to dress in a gray suit in order to be ________. symmetricully d. ________ was scattered everywhere. disseminate d. the rose garden was arranged ________. vawdville c. a. symetricaly b. a. a. vacuum b. dibrie c. debrie b. vaudville b. a. irresistable d. iresistible b. The accounting ﬁrm was ________ for fraudulent practices. inundatid 731. disemminate b. diseminate c. a slice of chocolate cake can be ________. irresistible c. His job was to ________ information to the troops. vacume 89 . Unlike the other sections on the estate. After the tornado. a. inconspicus d. desseminate 730. irrisistible 732. vaudiville 739. counterfeit 736. inconspicious 734. inundated b. inondated d. a. symmetrically 738. The twenty dollar bills appeared to be ________. symetrically c. a. For most people. prosecutted d. For many years. a. prossecuted c. permisable c. vaudeville d.– C H O O S E T H E C O R R E C T LY S P E L L E D W O R D – 729. permissible d. ________ was a popular form of entertainment in America. innundated c. permissable b. It took me thirty minutes to ________ the entire house. a. prosecuited 735. vacum d. debree 733. a. incunspicuous b. counterﬁet b. Is it ________ to bring pets into the park? a. permisible 737. debris d. counterﬁt c. The radio show was ________ with callers responding to today’s trivia question. vaccuum c. inconspicuous c. prosecuted b. countirﬁt d.
souvenirs 744. marrageable c. batcheler .– C H O O S E T H E C O R R E C T LY S P E L L E D W O R D – 740. a. bachelor b. marrigeable b. Penicillen d. playwrighte b. The lemon ________ pie was enticing. Adolscence 748. Adolescense b. a. illegible c. Adolescence d. bacheler c. meringue b. illegable 90 746. William Shakespeare is considered the most famous ________ of all times. The auditorium could ________ ﬁvehundred people. Penicillen b. acommodate c. Penicillin c. a. She received her ________ of arts degree last spring. In some cultures. a. playwright 749. ilegible b. coleagues b. ________ is an antibiotic used to cure many illnesses. kindregarden d. a. but I had to remember my diet. batchelor d. Penicilin 747. colleagues d. acommedate d. Many lifelong rules can be learned in ________. playright d. kintergarden 750. suvenirs d. kindergarten b. collegues c. ________ young couples have prearranged weddings. merangue d. marriageable d. merange 742. playwrite c. They returned from Europe with many ________. souveniers b. colleages 743. a. ________ is often called the awkward stage. a. acomodate b. ilegable d. a. merengue c. a. a. suovenirs c. a. The support from her ________ was overwhelming. kindergarden c. Coffee stains made the note ________. accommodate 741. Adolessents c. mariageable 745.
This is the ________ of the new art museum. fare 754. The amount for the carpet was a ________ price. by 91 . My favorite ________ is peach pie with vanilla ice cream. fair b. 751. Do you think I should run for a seat on the city ________? a. a. The words in each set of choices are homophones—words that sound alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings. dessert 752. counsel b. a. Come ________ the park later this evening to see the sunset. bye c. cite c.C H A P T E R 11 Choose the Correct Homophone For each of the following sentences. a. a. desert b. choose the correct spelling for the missing word. site 755. council 753. sight b. buy b.
All children have the ________ to an education. a. forth 757. lesson b. The acoustics in the auditorium made it easy for the audience to ________ the melodic sounds of the soloist. past b. they’re b. Rain b. rite c. I don’t understand today’s math ________. It is a good idea to exercise on a ________ bicycle during inclement weather. a. mussels b. At the beach. stationary 763. we went digging for clams and ________. lessen 767. When the driver slammed on the ________. stationery b. hear 769. immanent c. a. While nuclear energy is efﬁcient. piece b. a. a. brakes 758. lead b. This problem is ________ complex. here b. We ________ the exit and had to turn around. Have dinner with us at the restaurant. a. waste b. This is the ________ book George has read. passed 765. there 760. write b. peace 761. eminent 92 . storing nuclear ________ is always a problem. A very experienced guide ________ the group on a hike into the wilderness. right 762. fourth b. led 759. a. too 770. a. we’ll meet you ________. two b. a. waist 768. to c. a. The French Revolution was known as the “________ of Terror. a. breaks b. Reign c. a. Rein 766. imminent b. muscles 764.–C H O O S E T H E C O R R E C T H O M O P H O N E – 756. their c. My grandmother is an ________ historian. his car slid into the ditch.” a. May I have a ________ of cheese? a. a.
c. He used his drill and bored a hole in the wall. he told us of his plans to build a new house. a. pear c. bear b. a. b. b. principal b. There are some very poor people living in that part of the United States. Terrence is old enough to pour his own glass of milk now. Take the ________ to the second ﬂoor. a. pare 772. a. Creativity is ________ best asset. The ________ of the perfume was intoxicating.–C H O O S E T H E C O R R E C T H O M O P H O N E – 771. a. Follow the river’s coarse. your 777. heir 778. choose the sentence in which the italicized word is spelled incorrectly. 782. air b. principle 773. 783. No mistakes. No mistakes. a. She had to buy a ________ of shoes to match her dress. a. 93 . Its 776. She boarded a ________ to San Francisco last night. d. 781. 780. a. plain For the following questions. c. All of the choices are homophones—words that sound alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings. stares b. sent b. Later. choose answer d. We will bored the plane at 4:00. Josie pours over the catalogs she receives in the mail. It’s b. Do you want to meet at nine or ten? The latter is better for me. a. The ________ of the school asked all faculty members to attend a meeting. The room was completely ________ of furniture. c. I will take a course in economics next semester. No mistakes. Let’s go shopping later this week. If there are no mistakes. pair b. a. No mistakes. d. b. d. a. d. b. plane b. cent c. you’re b. The board members will all attend. a. c. scent 774. a. bare 775. The ________ in the mountains was peaceful and still. stairs 779. Sandpaper is always coarse. ________ only four o’clock in the afternoon.
d. 791. c. d. c. a. c. a. b. b. Why wasn’t I shown how to operate this machine? d. d. No mistakes. a. 786. a. Many farmers raise chickens. 787. There are holes in your socks. Mr. Raise your hand if you know the answer. d. I found a whole set of dishes at a garage sale. They will raze this old building and build a skyscraper in its place. Some people say it is a boring landscape. We don’t have enough capitol to buy a new building. a. I prefer to eat plain. The house was shown by the real estate agent. a. That music greats on my nerves. b. We need to use a plane to make the top of the door level. b. 94 . No mistakes. Have you no moral standards? c. Employee morale was low. What is the capital of North Dakota? d. Be sure to clean the grate in the ﬁreplace. c. a. 789. No mistakes. Hanson put a weather vane on his roof. home-cooked meals. d. b. 788. The sun shone brightly. 785. The ﬁrst graders were learning how to write capital letters. No mistakes. c. What is the morale of the story? b. He had a reputation for being very vane and self-centered. b. The great majority of the class will attend the pep rally. No mistakes. d. a. No mistakes. He ate the hole pie. but I like the planes of the Midwest. No mistakes. c. b. 790. We studied the veins in the leaves.–C H O O S E T H E C O R R E C T H O M O P H O N E – 784. c. No mistakes.
a. mice 795. boxes 799. strawberrys b. boxs b.C H A P T E R 12 792. strawberries 797. bunchs Plurals. pianoes 793. IE/EI Rule. skies 794. a. deer b. mouses b. pianos b. shelves 798. stimuluses b. a. a. skys b. a. stimuli 95 . 796. a. a. choose the correct plural form. shelfs b. a. and Preﬁxes and Sufﬁxes For each of the following questions. a. bunches b. deers 800.
crises b. son-in-laws b. yield 817. caffeine b. cafﬁene 818. a. turkies b. a. species b. weight b. a. pateint b. a. a. sons-in-law 802. freindly 819. foreign b. a. a. a. yeild b. foriegn 824. concieted b. wieght 815. reign b. industrys 804. a. specieses 809. attorneys b. patient 96 . variety 825.–P L U R A L S . recieve b. vallies For each of the following questions. deceive 816. I E / E I R U L E . receive 811. turkeys 808. a. decieve b. attornies 803. A N D P R E F I X E S A N D S U F F I X E S – 801. a. choose the correct spelling for the words that contain ei or ie. riegn 813. greif b. tomatoes b. a. a. a. friendly b. 810. peice 812. a. neither b. valleys b. handsful b. a. a. a. crisises 807. efﬁceint b. piece b. a. acheive 823. tomatos 806. a. handfuls 805. achieve b. industries b. a. conceited 822. grief 820. a. efﬁcient 821. a. a. niether 814. a. vareity b.
truly 97 . unnecessary b. a. a. a. sleigh b.–P L U R A L S . mispelled b. chief b. a. suddeness 839. seize b. I E / E I R U L E . unecessary 835. illegible 836. ﬁnaly b. a. driveing 838. suddenness b. disatisfy b. leisure b. quietly 827. a. ilegible b. sliegh 829. a. a. illegal 833. 832. liesure 830. ﬁnally 841. a. beleive b. a. ilegal b. truely b. cheif 828. overrated b. a. driving b. overated 837. believe For each of the following questions. dissatisfy 840. a. a. a. a. sieze 831. a. choose the correct spelling for the words that have preﬁxes or sufﬁxes. queitly b. misspelled 834. A N D P R E F I X E S A N D S U F F I X E S – 826.
a. no mistakes 845. litrature d. leaves c. a. If all of the words are spelled correctly. a.C H A P T E R 13 842. advisement c. babys d. a. aisle c. ﬁnd the word that is misspelled. servent c. comfortable d. women b. choose answer d. no mistakes 99 . no mistakes Find the Misspelled Word In each of the following questions. people c. 844. radios b. no mistakes 843. omission b. description d. anouncement b. informal b. no mistakes 846. a. alumni d.
tyrenny d. plunder d. a. voracious d. a. twentieth b. no mistakes 857. through b. optimum b. a. miraculous c. martial c. a. no mistakes 100 . unnecessary c. width c. no mistakes 849. contridict c. no mistakes 862. no mistakes 854. a. quality c. requirement b. marshal b. a. memorization d. associacion b. misconception d. no mistakes 856. resistent d. a. threw c. a. pertain b. judgment c. quaint d. no mistakes 852. reversel c. illegal d. emulate c. rotate d. phenomonal b. no mistakes 859. a. abduct c. a. testamony d. wondrous d. exhale d. incorporate b. thorough d. no mistakes 860. a. reverence c. no mistakes 851. possessive d. a. hindrence b. quantaty b. fortieth c. palpable c. a. no mistakes 858. equipped c. ninetieth d. procedure b. no mistakes 850. a. no mistakes 848.–F I N D T H E M I S S P E L L E D W O R D – 847. a. vegetable b. ravinous b. volunteer c. no mistakes 855. no mistakes 853. explicit b. a. villin b. no mistakes 861. variation d.
a. no mistakes 867. geometry b. a. circumferance d. auditorium c. lieutenant d. temperture c. no mistakes 865. manageable d. lightning d. mortar b. delenquent c. faithfully c. a. marmalade d. a. a. strenuous c. primarily b. dictionary b. outweigh c. a. no mistakes 870. no mistakes 876. ketchup b. no mistakes 874. no mistakes 871. lovable d. no mistakes 873. a. relegious b. no mistakes 878. general b. no mistakes 866. congressional d. stadium b. a. a. biology d. balcony b. no mistakes 872. a. a. horrendous c. gratitude b. reliably d. insurance c. pursue d. strenthen c. ﬁnallity c. poltry b. no mistakes 877. corporal c. no mistakes 864. emergency d. a. rightious b. sincerly b. mischief b. a. parliament b. speciﬁcally d. no mistakes 868. competitor c. governor c. atheletic d. transparent b. a. relish d. military d. a. perimeter c. condiment c. forcast d. a.–F I N D T H E M I S S P E L L E D W O R D – 863. no mistakes 875. rhubarb c. no mistakes 869. no mistakes 101 .
tramendous d. bookkeeping b. no mistakes 881. no mistakes 886. no mistakes 884. cucumber d. vacency c. a. no mistakes 887. enlighten c. digestion b. together d. medal d. bungalow b. no mistakes 891. vanish c. no mistakes 882. no mistakes 883. a. no mistakes 880. no mistakes 890. circulation d. abolish b. tuition b. anthropology d. evaporate b. mediocre c. a. ajournment b. meterology c. a. label b. trepidation c. a. artichoke c. a. parachute b. no mistakes 892. hypnotized c. no mistakes 894. a. no mistakes 889. clarify d. construction c. a. a. disolve d. zoology b. distructive b. rehearsel c. tournament c. campain d. a. a. a. vengence d. forﬁt c. no mistakes 893. bankrupcy d. political c. decisive c. architecture d. no mistakes 888. distinguished d. a. negate d. resperation c. no mistakes 885. intrigued b. no mistakes 102 . a. a. vague b.–F I N D T H E M I S S P E L L E D W O R D – 879. potatoe b. crusade b. accounting c. conﬁnement d. illuminate b. fasinated d. a.
abundant b. depo b. loosely b. deviate c. ingenuity c. no mistakes 907. no mistakes 897. a. narled b. no mistakes 898. ellipsis d. emancipate c. personel c. parenthisis c. negotiate c. no mistakes 902. integrity b. a. capitolization d. a. association b. luxurient d. perscribe b. initial b. no mistakes 908. a. virtuoso c. sonet d. a. no mistakes 901. lyrical c. vigor d. dramatic c. scruteny d. a. no mistakes 906. immortality d. language b. columm b. no mistakes 896. a. a. playwright b. no mistakes 103 . inﬂuential d. inheritance d. blemished d. no mistakes 904. a. a. preposition c. solidarity d. knight d. no mistakes 910. brackets b. aisle c. acquisition d. no mistakes 909. business c.–F I N D T H E M I S S P E L L E D W O R D – 895. a. muzzled d. bounteous c. actor d. no mistakes 903. graditude c. specialized b. a. knobby c. philosophy c. visionary b. plausible d. no mistakes 899. a. no mistakes 905. no mistakes 900. gullable b. conjunction b. a. a. a.
a. jockey b. a. judicious b. magnanimous c. carriage b. joust d. no mistakes 915. gymnist d. no mistakes 920. border b. digestible b. colosal b. embasy d. no mistakes 924. no mistakes 912. no mistakes 925. maneuver d. extravagant d. aromatic c. no mistakes 923. no mistakes 916. a. no mistakes 918. restle b. no mistakes 917. nevertheless b. currency d. corosive c. a. ilegal c. acrobat b. bullitin c. equestrian c. no mistakes 104 . hygenic d. a. a. acquisition d. a. pungeant b. a. disciple b. carburator c. dignitary c. no mistakes 913. sublime c. corrugated c. correspondent b. no mistakes 914. somersault c. a. spicy d. magistrate d. no mistakes 921. questionaire c. coronation d. zeneth d. a. chauffeur d. hybrid b. problematic b. no mistakes 922.–F I N D T H E M I S S P E L L E D W O R D – 911. neutral c. neurotic d. a. a. hypnosis c. ambassador b. a. a. a. persevere c. controversial d. no mistakes 919.
a. The speaker presented an idea that was foreign to us. Check your paper to see if you have any misspellings. We were disatisﬁed with the results of the experiment. no mistakes 934. d. a. we do not have this sweater in another color. d. no mistakes 935. c. a. d. William is the most sensable person I know. My friends bought a new home in an upscale community. Her father is a captin in the navy. Safety is my primary concern. The coach praised the team for last night’s game. a. a. a. b. b. c. a. Read the fourth chapter by next week. I am truely sorry about the outcome. Stringent controls were placed on the county’s budget. c. The weather here changes frequently. b. b. b. We adopted a new policy. c. no mistakes 932. Our ofﬁce has a plentiful supply of staples. d. c. no mistakes 927. You have thousands of choices. The sentences in the second paragraph are too vague. a. b. no mistakes 930. choose the sentence that contains a misspelled word. Curt will probibly stay home tonight. d. b. George wrapped the birthday present for me. The festival is held at a different time every year. Let’s go shopping on Thursday. a. c. c. no mistakes 933. c. b. c. If there are no mistakes. There are many ways to increase your vocabulary. I am going to wear my velvit skirt on New Year’s Eve. c. My birthday is on Saturday. The welfare of the community depends on this decision.–F I N D T H E M I S S P E L L E D W O R D – For the following sentences. d. It is customary for the members to arrive fashionably late. Unfortunatly. b. Pick up the car on Wednesday. no mistakes 929. no mistakes 105 . d. It was a relief to learn that Brad had arrived safely. d. a. He is undecided about which job to accept. a. Marcus spoke directly to the governor. The boys and girls in the musical gave a stunning performance. choose answer d. We are all individual and unique. no mistakes 931. no mistakes 936. b. b. d. 926. Rhoda has a private ofﬁce. d. no mistakes 928. d. c.
no mistakes 947. c. a. c. no mistakes 944. She did not even aknowledge my presence. d. Do you think this is an attainable goal? c. c. b. the answer is no. He has revealed his innermost secrets. b. a. c. Carlos is a physical therapist. a. b. a. c. Mercury is a poisonous substance. Did you see the lightning? d. a. a. A bad decision could have been detrimental to her health. no mistakes 941. d. d. a. c. no mistakes 945. b. Her contribution was signiﬁcant. Which president is buried in this cemetary? d. d. I would like to be as poised as Susanna. b. b. There is a town in New Mexico called Truth or Consequences. Your behavior can only be described as professional. d. We have a fundimental difference of opinion. a. Their relationship suffered as a result of his immaturity. You have been more than charitable. Smart consumers read food labels. a. a. c. You can learn self-conﬁdence. b. Harry is a kind-hearted man. c. c. b. no mistakes 940. no mistakes 943. no mistakes 106 . The parachute opened properly. This story has received too much publisity. b. Your new dress is lovily. c. Lena has three great roommates. d. For the ﬁftieth time. a. Her conversation was ﬁlled with sarcasim. There is a ﬁve-year warranty on this appliance. The color scheme in the living room was monochromatic. b. no mistakes 938. d. no mistakes 939. How many wittnesses do we have? d. d. Save all of your receipts. no mistakes 946. no mistakes 942. b. Measure both the length and the width of the table. but I think he is vulgar. Coffee is a stimulant.–F I N D T H E M I S S P E L L E D W O R D – 937. You think he is funny. Mark carved the roast with a razor-sharp knife. Todd served in the militery for twenty years.
That is one argument that will never be resolved. a. a. Do not ruin your good reputation by making the wrong decision. b. b. The trafﬁc during rush hour today was unbelievable. Why did you refuse to accept his offer? c. A poll was conducted by the ofﬁcials at the end of the election. a. c. The actor bears a striking resemblence to Abraham Lincoln. no mistakes 951. They placed their wedding announcement in the Sunday paper. d. Erin works for a federal agency in Chicago. no mistakes 956. b. c. c. no mistakes 949. I am taking my neice and nephew to the amusement park. b. My sister accepted an administrative position with the state department. b. I received lots of encouragement from my science teacher. This is the best value you will ﬁnd anywhere. d. no mistakes 957. Marlene is digniﬁed and self-assured. d. He can be annoying and meddlesome. d. a. a. A cup of herbal tea will sooth my nerves. no mistakes 107 . Barbara is very ambitious and knows how to set goals. The dancer was graceful and elegent. no mistakes 952. c. a. a. d. a. c. I am planning to cook two turkeys on Thanksgiving.–F I N D T H E M I S S P E L L E D W O R D – 948. a. You have given me the best advice I have ever had. no mistakes 954. no mistakes 950. Alcohol acts as a depressant. a. d. The tenants’ association will hold its meeting tonight. Avery’s thriftyness is sometimes a problem. b. How much paint do we need to compleat this job? c. b. d. Scott was in unaform when he sat for the family portrait. Is that horse a thoroughbred? c. d. What is your assessment of the situation? b. c. d. The actor’s illustrious career began almost ﬁfty years ago. b. Poler bears are beautiful but dangerous creatures. no mistakes 955. c. b. Your assignment is to write a four-page report. d. no mistakes 953. Honesty is said to be the best policy.
The mayor and the city manager were not in agreement. Joshua made a commitment to practice the piano every day. we will know if enrollment has increased or decreased. b. c. no mistakes 961. The winners received their prizes several days ago. I have no knowlege of how the bicycle was damaged. no mistakes 963. a. The orchestra played my favorite symphony. no mistakes 108 . d. d. a. After registration. no mistakes 967. The guard dogs searched the premises. c. I have an indoor thermometer on the wall in my kitchen. b. It would not be a good idea to swim in such stagnant water. b. a. The basement of the building was like a dungeon. c. c. a. She buys only quality merchandise. no mistakes 959. no mistakes 968. no mistakes 965. drought conditions exist. c. Is that a rhetorical question? d. a. b. The quartett sang at my sister’s wedding. Due to the lack of rain. d. The principle met with the members of the student council. a. no mistakes 964. d. The movie was immensely popular with children. The Milky Way is only one of many galaxies. We paid homage to the soldiers who fought in the war. The intense heat scorched my houseplants. c. c. How many passengers traveled by train? d. d.–F I N D T H E M I S S P E L L E D W O R D – 958. no mistakes 962. b. c. When will you have time to knit another sweater? b. He quareled frequently with other members of his family. b. We do not know the correct pronnunciation. Try to patronize your local stores. a. The ﬁreplace has become a focal point in the room. b. d. a. b. Patrick made a solemn promise to arrive on time. Meet me during intermission. c. The scedule was posted on the bulletin board. no mistakes 960. c. b. a. c. b. a. d. a. The coach did not think the opposing team played aggressively. I want to buy a portable dishwasher. d. Edwin made his announcement yesterday. no mistakes 966. They hoped to avert a tragedy. d. The scizzors were not sharp enough.
a. no mistakes 971. c.–F I N D T H E M I S S P E L L E D W O R D – 969. You are required to follow standard proceedures. b. b. c. My mother will soon celebrate her fortieth birthday. This is not a commonly held viewpoint. This weather is terribly depressing. no mistakes 976. d. c. The speaker elegantly deﬁned the meaning of a democracy. our dog Skippy will dig under the fence. d. a. a. The commissioner has assumed responsibility. d. a. b. b. c. d. b. Autumn is my favorite time of year. Her handwriting was barely legible. Kate likes to visit with her nieghbor. b. d. a. Thank you for your assistance and support. I have been assured that his illness is not contagious. d. no mistakes 973. Our company sent forty representatives to the meeting. I am teaching my brother to read mathematical symbols. b. When did you realize that the theory could not be proven? c. Occasionally. b. no mistakes 975. a. The butterﬂy’s wings are perfectly symetrical. My cousin will be skiing in Febuary. c. a. d. a. c. We studied the geology and topology of the region. The design for the book jacket seemed wierd. b. We both ﬁlled out an application for employment. All employees will be eligible for three weeks of vacation. a. d. no mistakes 977. If you want to succeed. We knew that Ellen was embarassed. d. no mistakes 972. please report to work imediately. c. All of the musicians were well trained. no mistakes 974. b. a. Edith and her sister closely resemble one another. c. As treasurer. I knew she was bored because she wriggled in her seat. no mistakes 970. He was conscious of his surroundings. no mistakes 109 . Jenny has complete ﬁnancial responsibility. The managment team promised to look into the situation. d. no mistakes 978. c. Neither Joe nor Gary has done any research for the report.
The painters forgot to take their ladders. no mistakes 988. a. Since the reservoirs are full. d. The secretery of state spoke to the nation last Tuesday. What are you wearing to the masquerade party? d. Do not be deterred. no mistakes 110 . Sally plays ﬁve different musical instruments. c. d. b. The hospital stocked a sufﬁcient amount of anti-venom in case of snakebite. no mistakes 987. no mistakes 983. Use your persuasive powers to get results. d. Which is most economical? c. no mistakes 985. a. b. They began their ascent up the mountain. c. She is the only veterinarian that I will trust with my dachshunds. My grandfather was a distinguished professor. a. b. he is a bureaucrat. The new pharmicy has twenty-eight aisles. b. c. During the semester. Rita is a freshman. d. d. This is the most efﬁcient way. no mistakes 986. After all.–F I N D T H E M I S S P E L L E D W O R D – 979. I will phone you tomorrow. Be careful not to make an irational decision under the circumstances. I fractured my ankle playing soccer. a. c. d. His inaugeration speech was forty-three minutes long. c. a. we were required to read all of the stories in the anthology. no mistakes 984. c. a. My brother has always been a nonconformist. c. The senators will vote on two critical issues. Please pick up my prescription at the pharmacy. We made a unanimus decision. d. b. Do you know what a promissory note is? c. b. There are too many people in the gymnasium. c. The food critic overrated this restaurant. The fragrence from the lilac bushes permeated the room. there is an abundant water supply this year. b. a. no mistakes 982. no mistakes 980. a. d. d. b. d. a. no mistakes 989. no mistakes 981. a. her sister is a sophmore. Did you memorize the grammer rules? b. Benedict Arnold was a traitor. b. b. We are unable to ascertain the truth. c. That chair is ancient and probably an antique. a.
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990. a. I think it is a mechanical problem. b. His credentials are impecable. c. He repeatedly interrupted the speaker. d. no mistakes 991. a. Harrison is a conﬁrmed chocolate enthusiast. b. I am pleased to make your acquaintence. c. Is that a maple or a sycamore tree? d. no mistakes 992. a. I prefer to take the bus when it rains. b. In business math, I learned to reconcile my checkbook. c. Irene will study medicine next year. d. no mistakes 993. a. Mark Twain is a renowned writer who wrote about some notorius characters. b. Today, we are giving impromptu speeches in class. c. That is certainly a legitimate concern for each and every citizen. d. no mistakes 994. a. There will be elaborate preparations for the celebration. b. Who is responsible for this predicament? c. He distributed the pamplet yesterday. d. no mistakes 995. a. Elyse made a signiﬁcant contribution. b. He owns eleven properties and a yacht. c. Her daughter’s siloette hung on the bedroom wall. d. no mistakes
996. a. I think we will use lacquer to ﬁnish the table. b. The laboratory is down that hallway. c. Our friendship was irrepairably damaged. d. no mistakes 997. a. There have been twenty burgleries in the neighborhood this year. b. He is the most belligerent person I have ever met. c. She received a citation for her bravery. d. no mistakes 998. a. They have the arduous task of counting all the votes. b. Put the horses back in the corral. c. The door is falling from the hinges of the dilapidated frame. d. no mistakes 999. a. That corporation is subsidized by the government. b. Did you get your tetinus shot? c. After her foot surgery, she was unable to ascend the stairs. d. no mistakes 1000. a. The odor in the building made me nauseous. b. He believes that war is an imoral act. c. Watching too much television can affect mental acuity. d. no mistakes 1001. a. What is the tarrif on foreign car imports? b. The heart surgeon performed the delicate operation. c. I want to play in the chess tournament. d. no mistakes
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15. indifference. To dispute is to engage in argument. 12. Libel is a false or defamatory statement that brings undeserved discredit and is synonymous with slander. To consider means to regard or judge. b. Eternal means to be without end or to be timeless. a. a. 2. Insipid means the same as tasteless. 22. c. to ponder. b. 38. as to pay appropriately. insigniﬁcant. To harass means to torment or pester. To tote means to carry. c. distorted. c. and charity. c. d. d. 30. Proximity means the same as nearness. or assign. 5. Invent means to create or to discover. a. c. To stow means to store or pack away. a habit that is practiced and followed regularly. a. an address. c. d. 37. perceptive. 40. c. c. 21. a. a. d. 25. d. b. A journal and a diary are both records of daily happenings. 34. If you expose something. c. 115 24. ponder. c. Vigilant means watchful. jumbled or unintelligible. c. a refuge is a place that provides shelter or protection. 3. or sudden. a position or location. 17. or incorrect. A philosophy is a system of motivating principles. To humidify means to dampen or moisten. To tailor means to design or to alter to suit a speciﬁc need. especially of danger. Fortiﬁed means strengthened or reinforced. a. Despair means the same as hopelessness. 36. b. 9. Apathy means a lack of interest or concern. An oration is a speech. 14. 8. 42. 39. c. 13. If something is garbled. A custom is a common practice. hasty. To collaborate means to work jointly with others. To navigate means to direct or steer a course across or through an area. To be held accountable means to be held responsible. it is unintentionally distorted. Philanthropy is characterized by goodwill. 31. A site is the place occupied by something. d. a. An opportunity to do something is the same as a chance to do it. a. To muse means to consider carefully or at length. 7. 44. d. appoint. To coerce means to dominate by force. faulty. A vessel and a container are both receptacles for holding goods. d. Abrupt means quick. If something is distinct. it is distinguishable or separate. 27. Intimate means personal or private. A contemptuous person would be disdainful or scornful. 33. b. A harbor is a place of security. b. humanitarianism. c. Grotesque means freakish. 28. To delegate means to authorize. d. 32.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – Chapter 1: Synonyms 1. Astute means to have or show a keen awareness. 19. 29. b. b. a. 23. a. you reveal it. Negligible means to be of little consequence. or hideous. 45. waken. 20. 10. c. b. 4. 11. To arouse means to stir or cause to become alert. To compensate means to provide adequate substitution or to recompense. b. 43. 6. Flagrant means glaringly offensive. to cooperate. 18. 41. d. To yield means to give up or to relinquish. 16. to debate is to argue. Erroneous means inaccurate. . 26. 35.
abandon means to desert. 72. as is a spiteful action. d. c. a. soon. a mystery. To pledge means to make a declaration or a promise to do something. Remiss means to show neglect or inattention. ﬂat-topped hills with precipitous sides. d. Obsolete and outmoded both mean no longer in use. 55. Stoical means not showing passion or feeling. a. and sociable. reckless means to disregard or be indifferent of the consequences of an act and is the opposite of cautious. unwieldy or clumsy because of weight or size. A sphere is a ﬁgure formed by the revolution of a circle about its diameter and is synonymous with globe. 51. 78. 56. 80. To be alert is to be attentive. 53. 59. To banish means to condemn to removal or to exile. d. Disillusioned is the condition of being disappointed or disenchanted. 76. A sage is a wise. b. a. c. To be dormant is to be sleeping or slumbering. a. 50. 52. to scold is to reproach abusively. d. a. 49. Relinquish means to let go or release. 62. thin. b. 73. to purify. be unmindful. 74. Imminent means to be in the near or immediate future.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 46. impassive means expressionless. Gangly means tall. Disheveled means marked by disorder or disarray. rumpled means mussed or tousled. Renown is a state of honor. fuss. Ado means a hubbub or commotion. 71. gaunt means excessively thin. A hostel and an inn are both lodging places. obedient implies compliance as well. b. Submissive means acting in submission to others. b. a. d. intelligent. 69. b. An enigma is puzzling and difﬁcult to understand. Inordinate means to exceed reasonable limits. d. b. Obscure means concealed or hidden. to be inattentive is to not pay attention. d. 64. habitually jolly. c. b. Ponderous means heavy. c. open. 77. inquire. Query means to ask questions. c. 75. 66. 54. b. To croon means to vocalize or to sing. To rebuke is to censure angrily. excessive means going beyond a normal limit. 60. ordinary. negligent is not taking prudent care. 67. An expansive personality is talkative. d. 63. To reﬁne means to remove impurities. 58. and awkward. a. d. A malicious action is intended to harm. 68. Haggard means having a worn or an emaciated appearance. a. Jocular means given to jesting. 47. 116 . a. a. 61. 70. A mesa and a plateau are both high tablelands. Clemency is an act or instance of leniency. fame means to achieve popular acclaim. a. 57. 48. lanky. or perceptive person. Robust means vigorous or strong. 65. Chapter 2: Antonyms 79. d. d. To be mundane is to be characterized by the practical or commonplace. mercy means compassion shown to an offender. Cautious means prudent and discreet.
90. ﬁnal means last. to cherish is to hold dear. to liberate is to release. a. c. include means to take in. To forsake is to abandon. a. 106. d. b. Brittle means breakable. Stiﬂe means to discourage or smother. 102. a. 113. a. encourage is to give support to or foster. Valiant means acting with bravery or boldness. d. Impartial means not partial or biased. excessive means extreme. the opposite of belittle. 101. to strongly dislike. b. Craving means desire. Clarify means to make clear. control. b. 103. the opposite of shameful. 115. to admire is to have a high opinion of or to hold in great esteem or respect. revulsion means aversion. Capable means able. To belittle means to criticize. controlled. unskilled means lacking skill or ability. c. a. b. To restrain is to hold back. Unity means harmony or compatibility. Dainty means delicate. to remain is to stay. prejudiced means biased. 96. b. discord means a lack of harmony. 108. Distress means great strain. to hasten is to hurry. a. 83. Grueling means exhausting. purposeful means having an aim or purpose. honorable means to be distinguished or illustrious. controllable is the opposite. Initial means ﬁrst. d. coarse means rude. a. To retract is to withdraw. d. c. 117. docile means tame. upset. domineering means exercising overbearing control. 117 . 104. deﬁnite means clearly deﬁned. or indistinct. tolerant. 87. to deny is to refuse to permit. To stray is to wander. b. b. To delay is to slow. secure is the opposite of weak. admiration. 84. d. permit means to allow. rough. 100. Prompt means punctual. cowardly is to act with ignoble fear or to exhibit the characteristics of a coward. To soothe is to comfort. pliable. 111. To reveal is to disclose. Vulnerable means open to attack or weak. Ferocious means savage. 107. Detest means to feel hostility toward. a. 89. 93. 110. Lenient means permissive. to assert is to afﬁrm. Shameful means dishonorable. a. Concise means short or brief. c. to nurture. or disciplined. a. 92. Aimless means lacking in purpose. 94. comfort means calmness and peace. obscure means to make dark. or easy-going. 88. d. To grant is to permit. 85. 98. disunity means division. Moderate means average. to prevent disclosure. tardy means late. 97. c. 99. conceal means to cover or hide. b. compliment is an expression of praise. 82. lengthy means long. Disclose means to reveal. indelicate. 114. dim. to conceal is to hide. 109. d. Solidarity means union. Omit means to leave out. To be bleak is to be dreary. frail. b. ﬂexible means bendable. effortless means easy.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 81. 95. to be bright is to be brilliant. 116. Prohibit means to forbid. b. c. Unruly means not easily managed. a. unable. 86. c. 91. or congratulations. 112. 105. to aggravate is to irritate. a. Vague means not clear or deﬁnite. c.
c. a. 150. c. 127. d. 120. To be fortunate is to have good luck. 141. Mandatory means containing a command. to be hapless is to be unlucky. Requirement means something obligatory. to soothe means to calm. 151. To be critical is to be important or vital. 135. speciﬁc means particular. b. 131. to create means to build. a. ordinary means usual. shine means to make bright by polishing. b. 130. c. b. a. 148. a. d. To be punctual means to be on time. Sprightly means lively. shocking. sluggish means slow or inactive. a. Deﬁcient means lacking some necessary quality. Commence means to begin. Judicious means wise or prudent. 142. to be tardy means to be late. 122. careless means not showing care. discord means disagreement. Dissonance means disagreement or discord. c. Imaginary means unreal. 139. vice is a moral failing. 138. b. destitute means very poor. c. aloof means to be physically or emotionally distant or remote. c. uneducated is a lack of training or knowledge. c. dull suggests a lack or loss of keenness or zest. inept means incapable or incompetent. not clearly expressed. 149. 143. 123. To be impulsive is to be swayed by emotion or to make rash decisions. to be trivial is to be unimportant. plain. outrageous means horrendous. 118 . d. Tranquil means peaceful. Nimble means quick and light in motion. d. 136. Competent means having adequate abilities. 146. 147. b. 134. a. Prosperous means rich or afﬂuent. 119. Absorb means to take in or consume. Chagrin means distress caused by disappointment or failure. adequate means having all necessary parts. d. option means something that can be chosen.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 118. Harmony means agreement. optional means having a choice. a compliment is a remark of admiration. Virtue is a moral goodness. 140. to repel is to reject or force away. To irritate means to annoy. d. 144. c. An insult is a gross indignity. Tarnish means to destroy the luster of. b. imprudent is to be indiscreet or unwise. Amiable means friendly. a. c. 124. terminate means to end. pleasure is a source of enjoyment or delight. 121. a. c. Prim means stifﬂy formal and proper. Notable means distinguished or unusual. to be cautious is to show forethought. factual means real. mature means grown-up. 129. General means not limited to one class or thing. To promote is to advance someone to a higher rank or to advocate. d. Infantile means childish. agitated means disturbed or excited. 125. to release is to let go. d. to downgrade is to cut something short. 145. b. the opposite of judicious. To demolish means to tear apart. Erudite means learned or possessing knowledge. the opposite is vague. 126. c. to have the same feeling or opinion. 137. and thoughtful. 132. Conscientious means careful. 128. To retain is to keep or hold. 133. harmony means to be in agreement or accord. cautious. Lucid means clear.
155. to be ﬁckle is characterized by constant change or instability. 119 . d. To be prudent is to exercise good judgment. 163. A person who is ecstatic has great pleasure or delight or is thrilled. To be wary is to be on guard or watchful. Enthusiastic means eager. 169. a. 166. To be in awe of something is to admire it. the opposite of steadfast. a believer is one who thinks something is true. thing. to be actual is to exist in fact or reality. Scant means meager. 168. a.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 152. to recover means to restore or get back again 180. To manipulate is to manage or to handle in a controlling manner. c. Both courtesy and civility imply being polite. to be careless is to have lack of forethought. 158. a. To be animated is to be ﬁlled with activity or vigor. 161. lively is to be ﬁlled with energy. d. copious means abundant. to be wordy. Recuperate means to heal. trickery. a. previous means coming before. 178. d. To subdue means to bring under control. to show keen interest or desire. 173. to be diverse is to have variety. 162. b. 179. c. 172. d. 175. a. or course of events. Chapter 3: Synonyms and Antonyms 156. d. d. To be subjective is to be inﬂuenced by one’s own emotions or beliefs without strict regard to evidence in the outside world. To affect means to inﬂuence a person. b. to be verbose is to use excessive words. a. 171. d. complex means complicated or involved. b. Continuous means to be marked by uninterrupted extension in space and time. To be uniform is be consistent or the same as others. a. conquer means to defeat by force. or mannerly. To be hypothetical is to be suppositional or contingent on being tested. a. Intricate means having many elaborately arranged elements. d. c. or as much as needed. the opposite is old. a. 174. To be stringent is to be rigorous or severe. b. 157. d. 164. To be novel is to be new. 176. a truth is something which conforms to the facts. 165. d. A skeptic is someone who doubts. If something is adequate. to be rash is to show ill-considered haste. 154. 160. to diminish is to make smaller. 167. To enhance is to increase or augment. An attribute is a characteristic or quality belonging to a person or thing. considerate. 170. 153. it is sufﬁcient. Subsequent means coming after or following. 177. a sound decision is one that has a ﬁrm basis. to be unbiased is to be objective or impartial. d. existing for a long time. To be succinct is to be concise. A fallacy is a false or mistaken idea. A frail person is weak and delicate or frail in constitution or health. b. To be steadfast is to be ﬁxed or unchanging. A rational decision is one that exercises the ability to reason. to be lax is to be lacking in rigor or strictness. 159. to have contempt for something is to consider it worthless. d.
c. 192. c. to retain means to keep. To verify means to establish truth or accuracy. If you gain composure. A hoax and a ruse are both tricks designed to confuse or mislead. to be concerned means to be interested and involved. to carry out or fulﬁll an order. not to be believed. or desirable. To be a predecessor is to be one who precedes or comes before another. or peculiar. 188. the opposite would be unenthusiastic. you have poise. lacking excitement or ardor. To orient means to adjust. d. or teach them to make them free of ignorance. To pacify means to calm. c. c. d. An eccentric person is considered to be odd. a. to conﬁrm means to support or establish the validity of. to confuse means to bewilder. If you are oblivious to your surroundings. To excise means to remove. c. a. 208. worst means the least desirable. Passive is to fail to respond or react to an action. to gather means to collect in one place. d. become familiar. b. Optimum means the most desirable. steady means ﬁrm in position or place. a. to excite means to stir up. a. To levitate means to rise and ﬂoat. d. immense means to be immeasurable in size or extent.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 181. 199. A domain is an area governed by a ruler. Someone who is avid has enthusiasm and pursues things vigorously. c. Meek means not violent or not strong. 184. enduring means without end. 189. to be a successor is to be one who succeeds or comes after another. 193. unbelievable is incredible. a manner of acting that is free from affectation or embarrassment. you are unaware or not cognizant of them. a territory is an area for which someone is responsible. unusual. 210. to be stimulating is to be exciting. unlikely. to sink means to be submerged. Idle means not in use or operation. Affable means pleasant and at ease or agreeable. b. c. inactive means not functioning or operating. unpleasant. Rigorous is to be rigid or harsh and is synonymous with demanding. forceful means powerful. 183. a. 195. b. a. prejudice. the opposite is disagreeable or not to one’s liking. 201. b. a. direct. Vast means very great in size. 206. Ephemeral means short-lived. 187. to restrain means to deprive of liberty. a. 200. 204. d. 197. Plausible means likely or credible. b. Faltering means to be unsteady in purpose or action. stop. or superstition. 205. 198. to blame is to accuse or hold responsible. or unfaltering. 202. a. you instruct. 203. qualiﬁed. To be nonchalant means to have an air of easy indifference. 120 . immobile means immovable or ﬁxed. b. b. 186. 194. eccentric. 211. To liberate means to release. To refrain is to hold back. To exonerate means to clear from accusation or guilt. or forbear. 207. to desist is to cease. 196. d. inform. To be tedious is to be tiresome. Both commendable and admirable mean worthy. to request urgently. 185. a. Comply means to act in accordance with a command and is synonymous with obey. 209. Disperse means to scatter. stumbling. If you enlighten someone. 191. 190. d. 182.
consult means to exchange views. jovial means very happy. Latent means present but not functioning. a. 215. c. 233. b. a. Mirth means merriment. equivocal. Menial means servile. not tense. a. encouragement inspires or heartens. To be ambiguous is to be unclear. 241. c. to repair is to restore or ﬁx. 227. false words. to disrespect is to lack courteous regard. To saturate is to ﬁll or to load to capacity. and unpredictable. To induce is to bring about. related to work done by a servant. Intrepid is fearless. d. to appease is to pacify or satisfy. d. to soak is to penetrate or permeate. b. To mar is to damage or deface..g. 218. b. Complacent means self-satisﬁed. d. Concurrent and simultaneous both mean happening at the same time. 228. 237. to be indifferent is to have no particular interest or concern. smug. 219. erratic is variable. which means to advise the use of (e. 216. d. Someone who is impertinent is rude. 121 . the opposite is concerned. c. b. 235. suited for one of the lowest rank. 224. which means interested and involved. Sullen means gloomy or dismal. A deterrent prevents or discourages. To rile is to upset. a. or unworried. 239. 244. 236. b. 230. 238. b. A panacea is an all-encompassing remedy. d. disbelieving is to refuse to believe in. To be incredulous is to be skeptical. solemnity means seriousness. daring. Archaic means ancient or outdated. undaunted. b. 240. 213. Confer means to compare views or to take counsel. a. To mediate is to settle a dispute. 243. or obscure. 221. 214. tense. c. To be vindictive is to be vengeful. 220. a medication).–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 212. 229. to be reasonable is to be rational. lowly means humble or plain. the opposite of fearful or anxious. Methodical is characterized by method or order. 223. Proscribe should not be confused with prescribe. To be glib is to reply quickly with insincere or superﬁcial. a cure is a remedy or restoration to health. To augment means to increase or expand in size or extent. c. d. a. a. to prompt is to provoke or induce to action. inconsistent. a. to prohibit. To be held in high esteem means to have a favorable regard. or terriﬁed. 234. to forbid is to command not to do. b. to be inarticulate is to speak hesitantly. d. A repast is a meal or the food eaten at a meal. condemn. veracity means truthfulness. To be cognizant of something is to be aware. someone who is polite is courteous. To be apathetic is to show little emotion or interest. d. to reconcile is to bring into agreement. 232. relaxed means loose. 225. or denounce as unwanted or dangerous. Prevarication is an evasion of the truth. to be conscious is to be perceptive or alert. a. 222. or brave. to be spiteful means to be malicious. To be ludicrous is to be absurd. Surreptitious is acting in a stealthy or secretive manner. a. To proscribe means to reject. active means to be marked by energetic activity. 217. Taut means extremely tight. 226. 242. modern is current or contemporary. frightened. To be eloquent is to be ﬂuent. to be certain is to be deﬁnite or ﬁxed. b. 231. c.
and bereaved are all synonyms. supple. Distinct. 261. 257. comely is an antonym of these words. Sloppy. 260. 259. and constitute are all synonyms. c. b. and abrasive are all synonyms. provoke is an antonym of these words. inﬁnitesimal is an antonym of these words. d. and maladroit are all synonyms. b. Receptive. a. disheveled. inopportune. d. 265. tentative is an antonym of these words. all thumbs. 122 . C h a p t e r 4 : Ve r b a l Classification 246. paraphrased is an antonym of these words. warily. and calculated are all synonyms. recklessly is an antonym of these words. deride. c. a. 253. replete is an antonym of these words. Felicitous. dour is an antonym of these words. 258. b. ofﬁcious is an antonym of these words. Trepidation means fear. and suppress are all synonyms. Comprise. c. rehearsed. 252. 263. and conclusive are all synonyms. a. widespread. Ridicule. and acquiescent are all synonyms. orderly is an antonym of these words. and repulsive are all synonyms. compliment is an antonym of these words. Rasping. d. Deprived. and ill-timed are all synonyms. Resolve. b. 269. Destitute. crush. Carefully. Flexible. Submissive. and prudently are all synonyms. restrained is an antonym of these words. implied is an antonym of these words. prowess. exact. spontaneous is an antonym of these words. b. poverty-stricken. Rampant. and forthright are all synonyms. and unkempt are all synonyms. 248. Proﬁcient. grating. a. incompetence is an antonym of these words. d. bereft. c. Inﬁnite. c. Word for word. and mettle are all synonyms. intolerant is an antonym of these words. and impoverished are all synonyms. 262. Clumsy. the opposite is fearlessness or having no fear. welcoming. 254. 264. 251. and gibe are all synonyms. 256. Subdue. a. obedient. Inviting. 266. and adroit are all synonyms. c. exclude is an antonym of these words. Heroism. 268. b. d. nimble is an antonym of these words. c. and mastery are all synonyms. fortitude. afﬂuent is an antonym of these words. Deformed. and verbatim are all synonyms. 249. and limber are all synonyms. timidity is an antonym of these words.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 245. and vast are all synonyms. Conﬁrmed. compose. 250. explicit. grotesque. rigid is an antonym of these words. a. deft. Premeditated. inappropriate is an antonym of these words. polished is an antonym of these words. and cheery are all synonyms. and amenable are all synonyms. 255. compassionate. immense. deﬁnite. 247. b. inept is an antonym of these words. and pervasive are all synonyms. 267.
Concur. he or she is extremely frightened. vehement. d. 273. b. Vex. piquant. Neophyte and novice are synonyms. pandemonium. b. d. and zealous are all synonyms. permutation is an antonym of these words. Sanction. and reproduction are all synonyms. lowly. evidently and apparently are synonyms. Bedlam. consent. tranquil is an antonym of these words. b. stately is an antonym of these words. 284. Devout. c. Polite and gracious are synonyms. a.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 270. facsimile. magnify and enlarge are synonyms. Permissive. lenient. toxic. c. Simple and complex are antonyms. d. 294. conform and differ are antonyms. 292. cordial and courteous are synonyms. Mercenary. venal. Divulge and conceal are antonyms. and agitate are all synonyms. and assent are all synonyms. and hypnotic are all synonyms. 278. Regard and esteem are synonyms. essential and unnecessary are antonyms. apathetic is an antonym of these words. and tumult are all synonyms. dispirited is an antonym of these words. summit. pursuit and quest are synonyms. distasteful is an antonym of these words. d. Candid and indirect are opposing traits. Chapter 5: Analogies 285. d. 275. Pernicious. Scarcely and mostly are antonyms. 271. Somnolent. b. 276. c. d. 282. perigee is an antonym of these words. Stentorian. c. b. booming. c. agitate is an antonym of these words. 283. concur. and thundering are all synonyms. c. a. and accede are all synonyms. 291. a. d. 281. 296. 295. a. and acme are all synonyms. fervent. b. demur is an antonym of these words. as are honest and devious. 288. if someone is terriﬁed. quietly and loudly are antonyms. recant and retract are synonyms. 293. a. repose is an antonym of these words. 274. 287. and aromatic are all synonyms. 280. Abject. Exactly and precisely are synonyms. innocuous is an antonym of these words. 277. Meaningful and insigniﬁcant are antonyms. soporiﬁc. and emphatic are all synonyms. dissent is an antonym of these words. Savory. a. and corruptible are all synonyms. 279. and humble are all synonyms. aggravate. c. Impassioned. Elated and despondent are antonyms. Restrain and curb are synonyms. Replica. and virulent are all synonyms. 297. stimulating is an antonym of these words. enlightened and ignorant are antonyms. ambivalence and uncertainty are synonyms. 290. If someone has been humiliated. 289. honest is an antonym of these words. Control and dominate are synonyms. and indulgent are all synonyms. trivial and signiﬁcant are antonyms. 272. he or she has been greatly embarrassed. 286. 123 . Pinnacle. b. implacable is an antonym of these words. a.
a. 327. Phase and segment are synonyms. diligently and persistently are synonyms. 331. d. c. Nourish and foster are synonyms. Persistent and persevering are synonyms. 306.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 298. To proclaim is to announce. Declare and afﬁrm are synonyms. c. Heterogeneous and mixed are synonyms. a. intimate and suggest are synonyms. friendly and genial are synonyms. enrage and appease are antonyms. Taint and decontaminate are antonyms. 333. 304. profuse and lush are synonyms. To be an arbitrator is to be a mediator. Disclose and reveal are synonyms. c. 314. 337. if there is chivalry. a conversion is a transition. b. 300. 321. Sedate and sober are synonyms. d. 301. 305. curtail and prolong are antonyms. categorize and systematize are synonyms. b. a. Skim and peruse are antonyms. d. c. 319. blithe and morose are antonyms. Continuation and sequel are synonyms. c. cringe and cower are synonyms. there is valor. delve and scan are antonyms. 334. covert and secret are synonyms. Futile and vain are synonyms. 299. Design and devise are synonyms. b. Courtier and aristocrat are synonyms. 302. a. 308. Expeditiously and swiftly are synonyms. Conceal and obscure are synonyms. demolish and pulverize are synonyms. ratify and nullify are antonyms. praise and admonish are antonyms. 309. unknown and nonentity are synonyms. to restrict is to stint. 325. there is gallantry. Ally and enemy are antonyms. 307. Obstinate and stubborn are synonyms. 330. 326. c. 335. If there is courage. Comical and witty are synonyms. 310. to referee is to umpire. 317. If there are antics. 322. if you are wise. b. c. b. c. a. staunch and faithful are synonyms. c. to precede is to herald. prim and staid are synonyms. 328. upbraid and reprimand are synonyms. 315. Ornate and plain are antonyms. spurious and false are synonyms. Broadcast and obscure are antonyms. An accord is an understanding. upright and prone are antonyms. forget and retain are antonyms. Personable and agreeable are synonyms. 323. a. you are prudent. there are actions. Barter and swap are synonyms. 336. welcome and eject are antonyms. 324. 318. b. d. Trust and suspicion are antonyms. Enthusiastic and blasé are antonyms. Grind and crush are synonyms. d. Hide and ﬂaunt are antonyms. doubt and reliance are antonyms. c. c. b. expel and oust are synonyms. humorous and facetious are synonyms. procrastinate and delay are synonyms. 320. 312. d. 332. 311. c. a. abolish and annul are synonyms. b. If you are judicious. epoch and era are synonyms. Advance and retreat are antonyms. 316. d. 303. 313. Implant and embed are synonyms. Opposing and differing are synonyms. Admire and despise are antonyms. Intersect and diverge are antonyms. there is repartee. To ensue is to follow. b. 329. Undermine and bolster are antonyms. 124 . anonymity and fame are antonyms. b. d. if there is banter. b. you are astute. reinforce and weaken are antonyms. scheme and plot are synonyms. Assemble and convene are synonyms. d. candid and frank are synonyms. b. irritate and annoy are synonyms.
a. 364. incalculable and inﬁnitesimal are antonyms. disregard and ignore are synonyms. a statute requires a decree. If something is impending. capitulation and resistance are antonyms. A milieu has an environment. A traitor is a deserter. despondent and jubilant are antonyms. Indiscernible and perceptible are antonyms. esteem and respect are synonyms. Dupe and deceive are synonyms. 339. 348. 369. it is disastrous. qualm and misgiving are synonyms. Foreboding and premonition are synonyms. selective and indiscriminate are antonyms. Enumerate and cite are synonyms. c. b. 372. gaudy and tawdry are synonyms. A mendicant is a vagabond. a culture has customs. b. consequence and repercussion are synonyms. a. c. 346. Etiquette requires protocol. 354. Shocked and aghast are synonyms. exculpate and absolve are synonyms. d. Fallacy is a misconception of truth. Regale and amuse are synonyms. 344. if something is calamitous. Excitable and stoical are antonyms. steadfast and resolute are synonyms. Prominent and conspicuous are synonyms. insufﬁcient and ample are antonyms. Distance and proximity are antonyms. Indirect and forthright are antonyms. a. 351. 359. 374. d. 125 . 365. 357. 370. c. Outlandish and conservative are antonyms. hesitation and vacillation are synonyms. 352. 358. c. b. Gratuitous and expensive are antonyms. Superlative and abysmal are antonyms. a. Ostracize and banish are synonyms.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 338. 345. you have trepidation. c. c. 341. 350. skittish and restive are synonyms. it is imminent. c. diminish and augment are antonyms. reserved and garrulous are antonyms. Flashy and garish are synonyms. 362. 367. 371. Downcast and jaunty are antonyms. 366. Deprivation and afﬂuence are antonyms. b. d. Belief and doctrine are synonyms. Immoral and ethical are antonyms. atrocious and noble are antonyms. 363. something that is specious is false. a fact is evidence of truth. Pivotal and crucial are synonyms. Friendship and amity are synonyms. a renegade is an insurgent. b. Revere and venerate are synonyms. 373. d. 342. b. c. d. representative and proxy are synonyms. inculcate and instill are synonyms. Reﬁned and plebeian are antonyms. 356. d. b. 343. 361. b. 368. c. a. c. a. economical and prodigal are antonyms. if you experience lethargy. d. stable and volatile are antonyms. d. a. 347. Something that is veritable is actual. 355. Amateur and novice are synonyms. If you experience anxiety. c. a scavenger is a forager. 349. Skyrocket and plummet are antonyms. enmity and animosity are synonyms. unashamed and abashed are antonyms. Implant and infuse are synonyms. d. delighted and rankled are antonyms. Churlish and surly are synonyms. Hypocrite and phony are synonyms. impart and bestow are synonyms. you have lassitude. 353. 360. 340. Improbable and plausible are antonyms. gaunt and haggard are synonyms. a. conventional and conservative are synonyms. sedentary and active are antonyms. c. lethargy and stupor are synonyms.
b. c. c. Docile means easily led or managed. Compassionate and insensitive are antonyms. To handle a baby gingerly would be to handle it delicately and with great caution. d. 126 . hardworking and assiduous are synonyms. clumsiness and ﬁnesse are antonyms.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 375. 377. Blasé means to be bored or unimpressed by things after having seen or experienced them too often. Pummel means to pound or beat. impudent and insolent are synonyms. Legitimate means in a manner conforming to recognized principles or accepted rules or standards. 396. ﬂuent and halting are antonyms. Involvement and aloofness are antonyms. 398. 399. sophisticated means having an up-to-date style or look. 389. 402. Accessible means capable of being reached or being within easy reach. or obligingly. it is amenable. b. you are inured. you are engrossed. Outmoded means no longer in style or no longer usable. c. c. 394. c. Native and foreign are antonyms. A précis is a summary or abstract of a text. A mishap is an unfortunate accident. shrewd and astute are synonyms. 381. conceited and unassuming are antonyms. Favorably means graciously. b. a. c. and cleverness. d. The summit means the highest point. Incoherent and articulate are antonyms. and cleverness in conception. 407. To poach is to trespass on another’s property in order to steal ﬁsh or game. 388. a state of being alone. 397. b. 404. 384. 382. c. if you are bored. tact. 405. 400. if something is tractable. a. If something is yielding. 401. 410. a. 385. In the context of the sentence. d. 409. resourcefulness. c. 392. Exempt means to be excused from a rule or obligation. 391. Gluttonous and abstemious are antonyms. d. complimentary and disparaging are antonyms. c. Chapter 6: Sentence Completion 386. 403. d. Finesse is skill. b. 379. Exemplify means to be an instance of or serve as an example. a. Facilitate means to make easier or help to bring about. An expressive person would be one who is open or emphatic when revealing opinions or feelings. Resolved means having reached a ﬁrm decision about something. d. a. Comprehensive means covering completely or broadly. commonplace and exotic are antonyms. Ingenious means marked by originality. d. Capricious and whimsical are synonyms. a. ingredient and component are synonyms. 393. 378. kindly. Solitude. 383. d. Explicit means clearly deﬁned or delineated. If you are absorbed. b. a. 380. b. d. 406. Pert and lively are synonyms. 387. Shiftless and lackadaisical are synonyms. a. d. d. is something a person who worked in a busy ofﬁce would crave. it is submissive. Characteristic and attribute are synonyms. A musty odor is one that is stale or moldy. 376. 390. A quest is a search or pursuit of something. 411. 408. 395. b. To differentiate between two things is to establish the distinction between them. a.
attracting attention. b. A clairvoyant is someone who can perceive matters beyond the range of ordinary perception. A feasible project is capable of being done. c. 437. a. 445. Potable means ﬁt for drinking. 434. b. Careen means to rush headlong or carelessly. to plan or bring about. 443. Burgeoning means emerging or new growth. Accordance means to be in agreement or harmony. 418. 416. c. 424. 428. a. c. Delude means to mislead the mind. Quandary means a state of perplexity or doubt. 421. Subsequent means following a speciﬁed thing in order or succession. or enigmatic. 448. 413. b. a. When a car goes out of control and skims along the surface of a wet road. c. 423. 427. 414. Precedence means designating something as more important than other things. a. to deceive. 422. Something that is iridescent displays a lustrous rainbow of colors. b. A rendezvous is a meeting or assembly that is by appointment or arrangement. c. Devised means to form new combinations or applications of ideas or principles. A vortex is a whirlpool. best describes the kind of shriek that might be heard on Halloween night. d. d. c. 436. nonconformist. Portrayal means a representation or portrait. Frivolous means not worthy of serious attention. of little importance. b. Precursor means something that comes before. Cryptic means mysterious. 447. or free spirit. 127 . 435. b. d. 432. Voracious means having a huge appetite. 415. 446. 439. Demographic data is information about demography. 426. Warily is a manner marked by keen caution. in this case a license. reserved. Conspicuously means obvious to the eye or mind.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 412. A maverick is a political independent. or a gathering at one point. a. a. a priority. 440. 425. 429. Encompassed in this context means constituted or included. 449. 417. it is hydroplaning. Consummate means extremely skilled and experienced. a. d. Monotonous means having a tedious sameness. 420. 431. The word unearthly. b. To have rapport is to have mutual trust and emotional afﬁnity. Reticent means inclined to be silent or uncommunicative. to lurch or swerve while in motion. 430. b. b. and watchful prudence. Requisite means essential or necessary. a strange or frightening sound. a meeting. Conﬂuence means a coming or ﬂowing together. cunning. a. Audibly means heard or the manner of being heard. b. hidden. b. d. 444. d. c. 433. 419. a. it is marked by an unintentional lack of care. When something is inadvertently done. b. a. ravenous. Abate means to decrease in force or intensity. 438. b. the branch of knowledge that deals with human populations. a. A jovial hostess is one who is mirthful or humorous. 442. 441. Divulged means to take private information and make it public. a. A revocation is the act of recalling or annulling something.
c. 456. 476. 458. 471. That which is scintillating is brilliant or sparkling. It makes sense that a subordinate monkey would be intimidated by a dominant one. Although a muscle that atrophies may be weakened (choice c). b. A conglomerate is a commercial corporation formed by merging a number of different enterprises. or on a ﬂat horizontal surface. c. Succulents are plants that have leaves speciﬁcally for storing water. a. Copious means plentiful or abundant. 475. The word ambiance refers to the distinctive atmosphere surrounding a person or place. 480. b. Agrarian means having to do with agriculture or farming. A benevolent person is one who is charitable. choice d. a. a. 472. 461. d. Fury describes the violence of the weather in the passage. a. b. a. 479. The only thing a bird would lay would be a collection of eggs. Chapter 7: Reading Comprehension 466. d. Obsolescence is the state of being outdated. the primary meaning of the word atrophy is to waste away. b. to be wise or sensible. A grimace is the contortion of facial features. d. 455. A deferment is a delay. d. a. The context clue is the word ancestors. which indicates generations. d. d. Assiduously means in a careful manner or with unremitting attention. To be parasitic means to be living on or dependent on a live animal or plant. 459. 478. The word lays is the key here. 482. The conjunction or tells you that you are looking for the opposite of ordinary or traditional. 468. scornfully. 460. 454. a. d. b. b. From the context of the passage. 473. d. 474. c. The word shiftless means lazy. Muscle atrophy and bone loss are examples of physical deterioration. b. To be recalcitrant is to be stubbornly resistant. a. 465. 457. Judicious means to use or show good judgment. b. A prospectus is a published report of a business and its plans for a program or offering. Incumbent means the holder of any post or position. To be quirky is to have a peculiarity of behavior. choice c is the only possible answer. 463. To eject something is to throw it out forcefully or to expel it. only choice b describes the way a storm or force of nature could create total destruction. Debris and radiation are both hazards. 453. 469. Askance is to look with disapproval or distrust. c. hence the districts mentioned in the passage would be leveled. b. Razed means to ﬂatten or demolish to the ground. This is the term usually applied to disavowing something erroneous or libelous printed in a newspaper. A fervent voice is one that has great emotion or zest. To retract something is to take it back or disavow it. a. b. 477. 452. 462. c. 128 . 470. 464.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 450. c. 467. 451. Puerile means to be like a child. Composed is synonymous with comprised. 481. giving.
488. means the right to vote in elections. 507. 502. b. so hands and feet is the next most logical choice. b. 484. a. The word pine immediately before the phrase balm-of-Gilead and the phrase the new hay immediately after makes choice a. 503. in the context of this passage. 504. Breaking words into syllables is a type of strategy that could be used to understand longer words. c. the most logical choice. c. b. 487. 491. The passage is about the day Ghana gained its independence. Retrospect means to review or think back on past events. Suffrage. Memoirs are the accounts of personal experiences. To be allergic to something is to be sensitive to it. which speaks of adverse effects. Budget cuts can be subject to controversy or disagreement. Seceded means withdrawn from a membership in an organization or alliance— in this case. Turbulent waters are those that have been violently agitated or disturbed. The context clues in this passage are the words luxury. b. 506. 486. 498. 509. Dexterity means that the hands are agile. It is logical to deduce that unclear orders by a doctor—in the form of medical abbreviations—would call for clariﬁcation. b. A battle cry is a motto. 495. c. d.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 483. Chalky is a descriptive word often used in the place of the word white. The author is describing Reed’s appearance in what is obviously an old-fashioned style. 501. a. The boy’s limbs (arms and legs) have already been mentioned. c. choice c. 490. To be independent is to be autonomous. Night usually brings darkness. c. To resign means to give up a position with a formal notiﬁcation. it is a right. bulky in ﬁgure. ﬁre. works best in the context of the passage. as a privilege. An assemblage of students is a gathering of students. The fact that the passage is a warning points to choice a. and gold. or bad. 500. Based on the context clue in the sentence—and many will tell you they have never voted—it can be determined that deplorable means regrettable. c. d. b. 492. all of which embody radiance. a. 489. While voting is a duty (choice a) and a responsibility (choice b). burst. something that is shameful. 512. c. c. 505. Stout. Exorbitant expenses are those that are inﬂated or excessive. This choice—which means random or haphazard—makes the most sense in the context of the passage. 496. 510. An extremity is the outermost portion of something. a plant. in this case that of British rule. tumultuous. 497. 493. d. d. b. c. 511. 485. Upheaval is violent disruption or upset. 508. a. the United States. The old ﬂag is symbolizing something that represents something else by association. 499. b. b. d. Converged means to approach at an intersecting point. wretched. b. 494. 129 . Palatial means of or like a palace. a. Eggs are not made of chalk—choices a and d—and there is nothing in the passage to suggest that anyone tasted the albatross egg. a.
b. In a domino effect. An environmental problem is a dilemma that affects the natural world. something that is lying outside the central part. a. 534. Testimonials. A consensus of opinion is one that is reached in harmony or agreement. 515. 522. Monitors are video display terminals. Chapter 8: Synonyms in C o n t ex t 546. d. are statements testifying to seemingly warmer winters. d. 531. 535. one element affects the next in a chain reaction. c. Mitigate means to moderate or reduce. c. To be interdependent is to be mutually dependent on another. 538. 547. pushed. Incisive and insightful accounts would be those that are perceptive or observant. a. affected by the melting of fresh water ice caps. Budget cuts can diminish or destroy services to the neediest groups of people. 550. a. Salinity is the salt content of the oceans. b. 526. prevent.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 513. A modem is a device that converts data to a form that can be transmitted. a. b. Depletion means a reduction or lessening of the ice caps. b. Phases are distinct stages of development that would occur in cycles. usually by telephone. A sequel is a literary work that continues the story of one written earlier. Urbane people are those who are sophisticated and reﬁned. b. a. Former years are years gone by. 523. c. would be the projection of the economic future of our cities. a. d. Programs for a computer are called software. E-mail is electronic mail that is sent via a computer. b. 545. 514. 541. in this case. 518. 548. Only invasive species would affect an entire ecosystem. 517. Cybernetics is the science of electrical systems. a. A recapitulation is a summary or a repetition of information. 521. 540. c. 533. a. A prognosis. 544. or other publication. Ramiﬁcations are consequences. 524. a. c. 543. 539. 532. a. Melting ice caps get in the way. Uninspired reporting would be mediocre or ordinary coverage. 527. Top grades would be earned. d. b. 519. Hover means to ﬂoat or hang suspended over or around one area. 528. d. Glaciers that are receding are withdrawing or moving back. it is used. Jostled means to be bumped. article. 530. a. c. A spreadsheet is a computer program that organizes data into rows and columns so that calculations or adjustments can be made. 549. b. d. Hastened means to speed up or accelerate. a. or preclude bears from ﬁnding food. 529. 520. A sophisticated person would lend credence—credibility and conﬁdence— to a subject. 130 . d. 525. in this case. c. 536. d. or brushed against. Evident means to be apparent or obvious. The atmosphere is the air surrounding the earth. 542. A peripheral is an external component. When energy is consumed. The Internet is a computer network made up of smaller businesses and academic and government organizations. c. 537. 516. c. b. An excerpt is a passage or quote from a book.
a. An articulate speaker would be one who uses language effectively. a turning point. especially at night. not easily worn out. a. b. To embellish is to add details to a story to make it more appealing. A vigil is a period of watchful attention. or sent away. Plaudits can be applause or enthusiastic praise or approval. a. 568. 556. Ecstatic means to be in a state of intense joy or delight. Venerate means to revere or look up to with great respect. Ingredients would be incorporated to make appetizing meals. awkward. Allot means to assign or distribute by shares or portions. a. c. A bonanza is a very valuable. a. 581. or unwieldy. Flaunt means to display in a conceited or offensive way. 563. d. Preclude means to make impossible. a. 579. a. A shy ﬁve year old would experience trepidation—a state of alarm. d. d. a. Consume means to eat completely. 554. A ruse is an action designed to confuse or mislead. 566. 565. c. 558. or apprehension—in this situation. A veneer is a thin outer layer used for a decorative appearance. b. banished. Rubble is synonymous with ruin. direct. c. Ungainly means to be clumsy. b. or ﬁrm. a. or rewarding venture. 567. Attributed is synonymous with credited to. A legendary character exists in legends rather than in real life. b. and straightforward. c. 584. c. Durable means sturdy. Habituated means to become used to. To sustain is to undergo or experience an ordeal or to suffer. 564. b. c. a. 572. c. 555. 560. c. prevent. d. b. or lasting a long time. dread. b. 576. Banish means to drive away or expel. Impart means to give or pass something on to others. A stoic person shows little feeling or emotion. and forcefully. d. 591. distress. Resolute means to be bold. or fair. a. determined. An adage is a proverb or wise saying. a trick. 557. 586. Inﬁltrate means to pass through or gain entrance gradually or stealthily. c. Acme means high point. b. Ostracized means to be excluded from a group. An armistice is a temporary peace or halt in ﬁghting. 553. b. 131 . 559. 575. 592. or shut out. proﬁtable. b. c. 580. reasonable. b. a. 571. 589. 578. 585. 561. 570. 583. Collaborate means to work together or with others. 562. 590. clearly. Plausible means to appear true. A squabble is a quarrel and a more precise word than disagreement. 552. 582. Proximity means nearness or closeness. Anguish is great suffering.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 551. 573. a. Instill means to introduce or cause to be taken in. b. 574. Fans would be disgruntled or discontented about a cancellation. Regale means to entertain agreeably. d. 587. 577. Scenic byways describes the kind of roadways that would be part of a country setting. Forthright means frank. or pain. 569. a. Pivotal is the most essential or most vitally important part. 588.
Staid means quiet and subdued. c. 613. and unpredictable. bitter. as a citadel is a kind of fortress or commanding presence. 612. b. 627. or rude. c. 622. quiet. Of all the choices. c. 617. An uncanny sense is one that is so keen it seems unnatural. Placid waters are calm. Kindred spirits are people who are similar in nature. To be loquacious means to be very talkative. 631. 604. b. b. 629. Chapter 9: Choose the Right Wo r d 623. an era. A dilapidated house is one that has fallen into disrepair or deterioration. citadels describes the kind of fortress or commanding presence of a college or university. 624. A fallacy is a false notion or belief. Something that is palatable is easily accepted. Myriad means in very great numbers. unable to move or act. or an age. d. Inert means to be lifeless. get rid of unfriendliness or suspicion. Milieu means the setting. 616. To bolster means to give support or to give a boost to. Solicitous means to show concern or care. surroundings. A bonanza is a source of great wealth or prosperity. 598. Veritable means actual. playful. is impolite. Indiscriminate means without restraint or control. 605. 597. 628. 609. c. or environment. 595. b. 608. 603. 619. 618. A grimace is a contortion made by the face that shows disgust or contempt. d. To be incapacitated is to be deprived of strength or ability. To comply is to yield to a request or command. d. or sharp. a. A prodigy is someone who is young and has extraordinary ability. A pithy explanation is one that is short but full of meaning. Tractable means easily managed and easy to deal with. b. d. To annul means to make ineffective or inoperative. b. 621. 610. Viliﬁcation is slander. 607. A disarming smile would tend to dispel fear. 600. b. 601. An acrid smell is pungent. 625. or real. c. 606. d. 132 . b. Whimsical characters are those that are fanciful. verbal abuse with malicious intent. Strictures are limitations or restrictions. Something that is indelibly implanted would be impossible to remove or erase. 626. and undisturbed. Mercenary soldiers are soldiers who go to war for monetary reasons. a. Recklessly dangerous or daring acts such as those of the lion tamer would be audacious. d. 594. To malinger means to pretend illness in order to avoid duty or work. c. 602. 620. An epoch is a distinct period of time. To capitulate means to give up or surrender. 599. a. 611. true. a. lavish. an error in thinking or reasoning.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 593. b. To jeopardize is to place in danger of loss or damage. a. d. Prodigal means recklessly wasteful or extravagant. 615. A churlish response is one that shows poor manners. 614. to negate or void. c. a. 630. To peruse means to read thoroughly and carefully. b. 596.
664. terminated a. magically d. To bequeath something is to leave or give it to another. 634. situation c. a. 669. neighbor a. encouraging a. trafﬁc. 662. 683. A methodical person approaches work using methods. 633. To ascertain means to discover with certainty. 638. 671. 682. 645. sensitive c. 657. Ruminations are acts of meditation and reﬂection. peculiar d. 687. Nocturnal raids occur at night. 656. 652. assurance a. 670. 644. Sinuous movements are characterized by many curves and turns. insight b. 677. extraordinary b. 637. psychology d. A supercilious manner is characterized by disdain or condescension. 653. sheriff c. in this case. 685. Magnanimous donations are extremely generous and unselﬁsh. 673. An amicable separation is one that is friendly and shows good will. 650. 658. 635. 643. commitment c. 674. An omniscient narrator has total knowledge of characters and events. mechanical d. To galvanize an audience means to electrify or stimulate to action. 678. emphasis 133 . To exacerbate means to increase the severity of. 639. 648. 649. 684. 668. 654. jealous b. irrelevant b. routines.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 632. inquiry a. An urbane master of ceremonies is one who is elegant and reﬁned. magniﬁcent b. 641. license a. 679. 680. 642. breach c. 681. illicit a. or systems. persecution b. A cursory glance is performed quickly without attention to detail. 647. 665. 659. 640. banal remarks. 646. 667. 676. 666. anonymous a. To disperse food means to distribute it widely. 672. Chapter 10: Choose the C o r r e c t l y S p e l l e d Wo r d 651. ridiculous d. shrivel b. belief d. superb b. 660. A clandestine meeting is one that is conducted secretly. terriﬁc d. 686. 661. perceived a. A malevolent wind would have an evil or harmful effect. Platitudes are trite. 636. concise d. 675. obsession d. clammy a. 663. jeopardy c. stabilize c. frequently c. Tepid water is lukewarm. magazine a. 655.
716. a fare is a transportation fee. 730. 698. pneumonia a. 746. 744. 721. 726. efﬁcient a. forth means forward. 700. 753. 722. Penicillin c. debris b. symmetrically c. prosecuted d. viewpoint c. colossal c. 750. commencement d. a desert is an arid land. souvenirs c. 736. parallel b. 749. 719. phenomena b. 714. accustomed c. vacuum d. bankruptcy b. skeptical b. exercise c. c. 710. ukulele d. incorrigible b. bachelor Chapter 11: Choose the Correct Homophone 751. accommodate a. 690. b. 737. bye is used to express farewell. to counsel is to give advice. counterfeit c. inconspicuous a. buy means to purchase. incessant b. semblance a. 747. tuxedo a. 703. 754. dilemma c. 695. 720. pasteurized c. A council is a governing body. lieutenant d. meringue c. 692. playwright a. 738. 705. 743. 724. 727. connoisseur 728. permissible d. colleagues d. inundated b. compatible a. By means near. biscuits c. 723. 734. fundamentally d. excelled c. 711. concede d. a. 694. 134 . 689. 707. delirious c. brunettes c. Dessert is an after-dinner treat. sight is the ability to see. 748. 739. 709. beige a. 715. prerogative d. 729. ameliorate c. 741. 732. abscessed c. 691. Fourth refers to the number four. Fair means equitable. 713. marriageable b. 725. 697. disseminate a. 756. carburetors d. 696. cite means to refer to. b. 702. kindergarten a. 733. 717. 731. supervisor b. 745. 708. 755. 699. 742. a. vaudeville a. a. 704. apparatus b. illegible b. c. 712. irresistible c. 752. aspirations b. Site refers to a place. aggravated b. mysterious a. 740. pageant d.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 688. 706. mortgage c. accompany a. 693. 701. Adolescence d. 718. 735. a. tonsillitis d.
135 . Mussels are marine animals. Course means path or class at school. peace means quiet. two is a number. plain means open or clear. 778. here is a location. 773. they’re is a contraction for they are.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 757. or position. great means notably large or numerous. 767. A scent is a smell. d. 761. the noun board is a plank of wood or a group of advisors. c. To grate means to cause irritation. capitol is a government building. b. The stairs are a ﬂight of steps. Led is the past tense of the verb lead. a. place. Brakes are used for stopping vehicles. 764. b. a. the adjective bored means uninterested. A piece is a portion. 786. 785. 781. a. c. immanent means existing in the mind. a pear is a fruit. muscles are body tissues. 760. b. to write is to put words on paper. a rite is a ceremonial ritual. lessen means to reduce. Capital means monetary assets. 779. c. a. sent is the past tense of send. There are no mistakes. c. a principle is a belief or rule of conduct. 784. d. 780. 765. their is a possessive pronoun. 777. b. A principal is the head of a school. breaks means to destroy. a. the verb to pour means to dispense from a container. a. c. you’re is a contraction for you are. Lesson is something to be learned. Hear means to perceive sound with the ear. 763. the noun lead means the foremost position or initiative. Stationary means standing still. past means a time gone by. 770. b. and cent is a coin. a. Your is a possessive pronoun. A plane is a winged vehicle. a weather vane is a moveable device that rotates to show the direction of the wind. the verb to bore means to make a hole in or through. rein means a strap as on a horse’s bridle. 762. a. an heir is a person who inherits the estate of another. rain means precipitation. 769. A pair is a set of two things. The air is the atmosphere enveloping the earth. It’s is the contraction for it is. to is a preposition that refers to direction. 758. b. 774. Reign means royal authority. b. d. a. 775. 782. the noun pore means a small opening. There are no mistakes. c. 788. 759. stationery is writing paper. b. 776. b. 787. Bare means devoid of. a vein is a narrow channel. If someone is vain. a. 772. it also means the seat of government. Passed is the past tense of pass. 768. There refers to a place. or it can refer to the letters of the alphabet. coarse means rough. The verb board means to get on an airplane. There are no mistakes. imminent means something is about to happen. like a blood vein or the vein in a leaf. its is a possessive pronoun. and to pare is to peel. a bear is an animal. 783. Eminent refers to a prominent person. The verb to pore means to read attentively. the waist is the middle of the body. b. 766. c. stares are very intent gazes. b. 771. Too means more than is needed or also. Waste means material that is rejected during a process. a. he or she is excessively prideful. A right is a privilege.
837. a plane is a tool used to smooth wood. association a. 839. 802. moral means good in character or a lesson from a story. 811. misspelled a. 850. pianos b. deceive 816. 848. boxes a. quietly a. 820. shelves b. Morale refers to a condition or state of conﬁdence. variety b. suddenness b. 815. valleys b. literature b. efﬁcient b. leisure a. treeless country. bunches b. 825. a hole is an opening. sons-in-law a. 836. b. 810. 791. plain also means characterized by simplicity. piece a. dissatisfy b. 809. 833. 819. weight b. chief a. 797. crises b. 813. 830. seize b. 796. Chapter 12: Plurals. truly Chapter 13: Find the M i s s p e l l e d Wo r d 842. 800. 831. A plain is an expansive area of ﬂat.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 789. 818. 798. IE/EI R u l e. overrated a. 834. friendly b. 804. strawberries b. attorneys a. 822. 829. reign a. babies d. 136 c. foreign b. 801. 824. a n d P r e f i xe s a n d S u f f i xe s 792. skies b. turkeys a. deer b. mice a. believe b. 840. grief b. 844. Whole means complete or all of one thing. 838. a. 806. no mistakes a. illegal b. 821. ﬁnally b. illegible a. receive a. 832. 805. achieve a. driving a. 817. tomatoes a. 846. sleigh a. 812. 807. 849. 794. species a. servant d. 814. yield a. no mistakes a. 803. neither a. villain . 790. conceited a. b. handfuls a. 847. 841. 826. 795. 808. 793. 827. patient b. c. 845. 799. 835. caffeine a. 823. 828. unnecessary b. stimuli b. industries b. a. no mistakes d. cheerfulness. enthusiasm or willingness to perform tasks. announcement c. 843.
863. sensible a. no mistakes a. pungent a. 924. no mistakes d. gymnast a. 859. gnarled b. colossal b. no mistakes c. gullible b. resistant b. no mistakes b. 876. 879. no mistakes b. 907. 898. hygienic b.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 851. strengthen b. no mistakes c. ravenous a. 865. 853. fascinated a. 890. 860. 864. 889. 901. respiration a. 902. 872. 904. 900. 919. wrestle c. delinquent c. scrutiny c. ﬁnality d. 915. no mistakes a. 911. sonnet a. rehearsal c. 888. prescribe b. 903. tyranny d. 923. 930. 914. forecast d. no mistakes a. column b. meteorology a. 913. destructive c. questionnaire c. 926. quantity c. gratitude d. 869. no mistakes a. no mistakes c. 912. a. 921. potato b. athletic d. 920. no mistakes a. dissolve d. embassy d. sincerely b. 877. 871. no mistakes c. 868. no mistakes b. 927. 873. testimony d. no mistakes d. 916. 928. 855. 867. 922. 878. zenith a. 918. 910. 862. adjournment c. 909. 908. vengeance c. 887. capitalization a. 929. no mistakes a. circumference d. no mistakes c. 917. luxuriant a. 858. 880. 886. contradict b. 881. 885. 925. religious d. 897. vacancy c. 895. phenomenal b. 896. righteous a. 882. 866. depot a. tremendous d. 906. personnel d. forfeit 891. 899. dissatisﬁed a. 852. 854. no mistakes b. 893. illegal a. 861. 137 b. 857. 874. corrosive c. 884. 905. bulletin c. parenthesis d. 870. temperature c. carburetor d. bankruptcy d. 892. 875. no mistakes a. hindrance c. poultry b. reversal c. 894. 883. campaign b. 856. probably d. captain .
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