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VOCABULARY & SPELLING QUESTIONS
1001 VOCABULARY & SPELLING QUESTIONS
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All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. p. cm.—2nd ed. English language—Orthography and spelling—Examinations. questions. Published in the United States by LearningExpress.1'076—dc22 2003015276 Printed in the United States of America 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Second Edition ISBN 1-57685-473-6 For more information or to place an order. LearningExpress (Organization) PE1449. New York. Title: One thousand and one vocabulary and spelling questions. III.A15 2003 428. etc. LLC. ISBN 1-57685-473-6 1.Copyright © 2003 LearningExpress.com . I. II. NY 10006 Or visit us at: www.learnatest. contact LearningExpress at: 55 Broadway 8th Floor New York. Vocabulary—examinations. etc. 2. LLC. questions. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data: 1001 vocabulary and spelling questions. Title: One thousand one vocabulary and spelling questions.
and Preﬁxes and Sufﬁxes Find the Misspelled Word Answer Explanations SECTION 4 v . 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. 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.Contents Introduction Preﬁxes. IE/EI Rule. Verbal Classiﬁcation. Antonyms. Sufﬁxes.
It can be used to supplement current class instruction. 501 Synonym and Antonym Questions. 1001 Vocabulary and Spelling Questions can be used by teachers and tutors who need to reinforce student skills. If at some point you feel you need further practice or more explanation. Every test from the SAT exam to the Police Sergeant test requires an excellent grasp of vocabulary skills. you can ﬁnd it in other LearningExpress publications. 501 Vocabulary Questions. 501 Grammar and Writing Questions. 1001 Vocabulary and Spelling Questions is designed for many audiences.Introduction 1001 Vocabulary and Spelling Questions! This book is designed to provide you with review and practice for vocabulary and spelling success. With 1001 practice questions. and focus on the areas where you need improvement. this book is used by people who are studying for important academic. Most often. and Vocabulary and Spelling Success in 20 Minutes E LC O M E TO W vii . It can be used to boost job performance by improving your business writing abilities. you can enrich your verbal abilities at your own pace. entrance. The book is easily adapted to ﬁt lesson plans and for homework assignments. 501 Word Analogies Questions. or certiﬁcation exams. It is for anyone who has ever taken a language arts course and needs to refresh forgotten skills.
and Spelling. to reinforce and develop your word power. and word lovers. Verbal Classiﬁcation. after answering all the questions in a section. reread the questions and try your hand at responding one more time. The book is organized in three sections: Synonyms. You may want to answer the questions in sequence. If. but if you are using this book to supplement topics you are currently learning. you may want to jump around from topic to topic according to your syllabus. How to Use This Book First. Repetition is often the key to success. This structure divides common language arts strands into compact units so that you can work on each concept and gain mastery. job promotions. Studies show that most repetitive tasks become part of a person’s inventory of skills over time. Antonyms. 3rd edition all contain a wealth of information for students. as needed. you feel you need more practice. Certain tests that you will take for academic advancement.–I N T R O D U C T I O N – a Day. or civil service/military placement require you to have a working knowledge of vocabulary and spelling skills. you can become an expert with practice. Like an athlete preparing for the next season or a musician warming up for a concert. you will undoubtedly want to check your answers using the answer and explanation section at the end of the book. As you answer the vocabulary and spelling questions in this book. 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 . 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. Vocabulary in Context. This chart lists some exams that test your verbal skills and word knowledge. and Analogies. look at the table of contents to see the types of verbal topics covered in this book. professionals. test takers. The purpose of “drill and skill” practice is to help you become proﬁcient with language skills.
It is always a good idea to make this a habit when doing any kind of language activity. 501 Synonym and Antonym Questions (New York: LearningExpress. and this can help you when you take tests. Roget’s Desk Thesaurus (New York: Random House. Make a Commitment Success does not come without effort. Joyce. 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary (New York: Pocket Books. Spelling 101 (New York: St. Vocabulary and Spelling Success in 20 Minutes a Day. vivid descriptions. sufﬁxes. 1995). Understanding the parts of a word gives you clues about its deﬁnition. 501 Word Analogies Questions (New York: LearningExpress. Building a Better Vocabulary (New York: Barnes & Noble Books. 1998). LearningExpress. you can speak more ﬂuently and with more conﬁdence. help you achieve academic success. Another helpful resource—a list of common preﬁxes. The New American Roget’s College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (New York: Signet. Lewis. When you have an extensive vocabulary. 2002). Joseph. 501 Grammar and Writing Questions (New York: LearningExpress. Morehead. 2003). LearningExpress. You can truly gain the proverbial verbal advantage. 1994). Philip D. Sorsby. and you can read more sophisticated texts. 2002). Word Power: 40 Workouts to Boost Your Vocabulary (New York: Barnes & Noble Books. 2001). Harry. 1998). LearningExpress. 2003). Remember These LearningExpress Books for E x t r a Ve r b a l P r a c t i c e LearningExpress. A good vocabulary can enrich your personal life. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary (Springﬁeld: Merriam-Webster. eds. Word Power Made Easy: The Complete Handbook for Building a Superior Vocabulary (New York: Pocket Books. 1993). Wilfred. Additional Resources If you feel you need even more practice. Random House Webster’s Pocket Bad Speller’s Dictionary (New York: Random House. 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. Norman. et al. 2003). The Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms (Springﬁeld: Merriam-Webster. 2002). LearningExpress. 3rd Edition (New York: LearningExpress. Shaw. A rich vocabulary is both a great asset and a great joy. 501 Vocabulary Questions (New York: LearningExpress. O’Connor. ix . you can provide precise. Claudia. Oxford Essential Spelling Dictionary (New York: Berkley Publishing Group. you might want to purchase or borrow the following books: Funk. and word roots—follows this introduction. Martin’s Press. or make speeches. Make the commitment to improve your verbal skills. and give you an edge over others in the workplace. Krevisky. you can understand more of what you read. write reports. 1996). 2003). 1995). 1998).
sufﬁxes. sufﬁx. their meanings. The tables below list common preﬁxes. an example of a word with that preﬁx. FA M I L I A R I T Y W I T H C O M M O N A xi . or word root. and word roots. Sufﬁxes. Refer to this section often to refresh your memory and improve your vocabulary. the meaning of that word. and Common Word Roots preﬁxes. and a sentence that demonstrates the meaning of that word. sufﬁxes. and word roots can dramatically improve your ability to determine the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary words.Preﬁxes.
It’s no wonder he’s a polyglot.–P R E F I X E S . Some quadrupeds evolved into bipeds. “Time Zone” was the fourth and ﬁnal work in Classman’s tetralogy. John voted for Bridget. two of the three angles are the same size. the Brooklyn district across the river from the Wall Street area. In an isosceles triangle. operas. Most of Shakespeare’s sonnets are written in iambic pentameter. They are grouped together by similar meanings. If you bisect a square. any great whole Any change to the microcosm will eventually affect the macrocosm. Each quintuplet weighed less than four pounds at birth. novels. 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. omniscient (adj) knowing all micro- small microcosm (n) little or miniature world. The novel explores the duality of good and evil in humans. most people voted for Elaine. xii . Preﬁx uni- Meaning one Example unify (v) Deﬁnition to form into a single unit. etc. something representing something else on a very small scale Some people say that Brooklyn Heights. 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. This is a multifaceted issue. S U F F I X E S . My teacher must be omniscient. but he was in the minority. to unite Sentence The new leader was able to unite the three factions into one strong political party. mini- small minority (n) small group within a larger group macro- large macrocosm (n) the large scale world or universe. such as plays. This table lists some of the most common preﬁxes in the English language. and we must examine each side carefully. 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. is a microcosm of Manhattan. he’s lived in eight different countries. she always knows when I’m not paying attention. you will get two rectangles of equal size.
the group ﬁnally reached a consensus and selected a candidate. intravenous (adj) within or into a vein introvert (n) a person whose attention is largely directed inward. together consensus (n) general agreement After hours of debate. intervened in the ﬁght between Tybalt and Mercutio. trying to make peace. The appetizers preceded the main course. S U F F I X E S . but she contradicts everything I say. to mark subvert (v) supervisor (n) to bring about the destruction of. into out. She could not eat and had to be fed intravenously for three days. within interact (v) to act upon or inﬂuence each other The psychologist took notes as she watched the children interact. a shy or withdrawn person inexcircumsubsuper- in. against against invariable (adj) unmindful (adj) contradict (v) not changing not conscious or aware of. the puppy ran nonstop through the house. he is unmindful of ofﬁce politics.–P R E F I X E S . 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. I know we don’t have to agree on everything. For better or worse. 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 was inducted into the honor society. quiet Zeke was a real introvert. xiii . Alex accepted the promotion to supervisor and was comfortable with the duties and responsibilities of the ofﬁce. non- not nonstop (adj. 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. toward himself or herself. adv) without a stop With energy typical of the very young. to undermine one who watches over con- with. forgetful to state that (what is said) is untrue. overthrow. Unlike his ﬂamboyant sister. inuncontra- not not. His attempt to subvert my authority will cost him his job. The rebels expelled the invaders. His postscript was almost as long as his letter! Romeo. be opposed to The weather here is invariable— always sunny and warm. to state the opposite of. from around under above. She carefully circumscribed the space that would become her ofﬁce.
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. opposite against. A N D C O M M O N W O R D R O O T S – Preﬁx anticounterdis- Meaning against.–P R E F I X E S . Sufﬁx -en Meaning to cause to become Example broaden (v) Deﬁnition to make more broad. he swore he would never maltreat another animal. we were able to resuscitate the study-abroad program. opposite of Example antipode (n) counterproductive (adj) dispel (v) Deﬁnition exact or direct opposite working against production to drive away. widen Sentence Traveling around the world will broaden your understanding of other cultures. to revive Thanks to a generous gift from an alumnus. -ate to cause to be resuscitate (v) to bring or come back to life or consciousness. opposing not. ill misuse (v) to use wrongly to treat badly or wrongly She misused her authority when she reassigned Charlie to a new team. away. they have formed a remarkably cohesive team. To dispel rumors that I was quitting. The workers on the assembly line looked like automatons. 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. untidy. Though they came from different backgrounds and had many different interests. uncontrolled or unruly Two people were hurt when the disorderly crowd took control of the protest. I scheduled a series of meetings for the next three months. a person who seems to act mechanically and without thinking having a tendency to bond or stick together. by oneself or automaton (n) by itself together with. S U F F I X E S . xiv . After the dog saved his life. This table lists some of the most common sufﬁxes in the English language. They are grouped together by similar meanings. united Mark Twain is a pseudonym for Samuel Clemens. mismal- wrong. disorderly (adj) messy.” pseudoautoco- false. bad. wrong. Complaining is counterproductive. not having order Sentence North is the antipode of south.
-less -ish lacking. Commercial vehicles must have special license plates. unsuitable for a grown person The doctor assured me that it is a painless procedure. state or condition of one who does narrator (n) or performs the action of xv . Despite his fear. lovingly He held the newborn baby tenderly in his arms. -ly -ful in the manner of full of boldly (adv) in a bold manner meaningful (adj) signiﬁcant. -ive having the quality of descriptive (adj) giving a description The letter was so descriptive that I could picture every place he had been. she cast a meaningful glance to me. 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. Though he was never rich or powerful. The second siren signaled the completion of the ﬁre drill. funny His humorous speech received laughter and applause from the audience. gives an account of -tion -or/-er act. The indeterminacy of his statement made it impossible to tell which side he favored. on-the-job experience. to give capable of.–P R E F I X E S . 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. delicately. S U F F I X E S . He didn’t get the job because of his childish behavior during the interview. When Robert walked into the room with Annette. aristocratic (adj) of or pertaining to the aristocracy -ly resembling. gently. not causing pain like a child. he stepped boldly onto the stage. A ﬁrst-person narrator is usually not objective. free of having the quality of painless (adj) childish (adj) without pain. -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 has a high level of tolerance for rudeness. he has very aristocratic manners. full of meaning -ous/-ose full of humorous (adj) full of humor. He has years of practical. Please alphabetize these ﬁles for me. involving activity as distinct from study or theory of or engaged in commerce Sentence The singer electriﬁed the audience with her performance. the state of being completed or ﬁnished one who tells the story. having the qualities of tenderly (adv) done with tenderness.
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. -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. He argued that the basic morality of civilized societies hasn’t changed much over the centuries. -ment act or condition of judgment (n) ability to judge or make decisions wisely. In American history. Preﬁxes. S U F F I X E S . -cide -ism kill quality. 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. 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. Her optimism makes people want to be around her. The table below shows the original Latin words that have been used to create various English words. refuge Sentence They built a deck with an arboretum for their bonsai tree collection. Because of her strong interest in zoology. audire bellum to hear war audience (n) assembled group of listeners or spectators. sufﬁxes. With three noisy roommates. tendency to take a hopeful view of things This pesticide is also dangerous for humans. Ellen frequently sought the quiet sanctuary of the library. He exercised good judgment during the meeting and did not challenge his supervisor.–P R E F I X E S . The word roots are listed in alphabetical order. pertaining to Example arboretum (n) sanctuary (n) Deﬁnition a garden devoted primarily to trees and shrubs a sacred place. antebellum refers to the period before the Civil War. people within hearing The audience listened intently to the riveting speaker. The Latin words serve as roots. and other alterations give each word its distinct meaning. providing the core meaning of the words. state or condition of. antebellum (adj) before the war xvi . she took an unpaid summer job at the zoo. doctrine of pesticide (n) optimism (n) substance for killing insects belief that things will turn out for the best.
sentire to feel sentiment (n) personal experience.–P R E F I X E S . middle in a set of numbers The median household income in this wealthy neighborhood is $89. I hear it playing. but clean and neat nails also tell a great deal about a person. mittere omnis plicare ponere/ positum protare quarere scribere to send all. That top-40 song is omnipresent. 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. The scribe had developed thick calluses on his ﬁngers from years of writing. investigation. The inquiry lasted several months but yielded no new information. S U F F I X E S . The clothes are manufactured here in this factory. He conducted a detailed tour of the building. Although he is only 22. No one could possibly have misunderstood such a lucid explanation.000. 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. A manicure is not only important hygiene. The message was transmitted over the intercom. or questioning person who makes copies of writings The goods will be transported by boat. After reading the collection of letters. I couldn’t put the book down. one’s own feeling xvii . everywhere I go. it was easy to tell the sentiments of the writer. question to write transport (v) inquiry (n) scribe (n) to carry across act of inquiry. making a formal request the place a person or thing occupies to carry to ask. 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. every to fold to place transmit (v) omnipresent (adj) application (n) position (n) to send across present everywhere putting one thing on another. dicere duco equus facere lucere manus to say. 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. he holds a very powerful position in the company.
kind earth genocide (n) geography (n) the deliberate extermination of one race of people the study of the Earth’s surface. She has decided to study dermatology because she wants to ﬁnd a cure for skin cancer. providing the core meaning of the words. Please extend the deadline by two weeks so we can complete the project properly. The word roots are listed in alphabetical order. the candidates made accusations about each other that were unexpected and slightly unprofessional. The recent genocide in Bosnia has created a crisis in orphaned children. Preﬁxes. The Greek words serve as roots. but he remained unconscious. She used calligraphy to address her wedding invitations. derma skin dermatology (n) gamos marriage. The table below shows the Greek words that have been used to create various English words. spirare tendere to breathe to stretch respiration (n) extend (v) the act of breathing to make longer. 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. 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. Polygamy is illegal in the United States. and other alterations give each word its distinct meaning. S U F F I X E S . 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.–P R E F I X E S . stretch out His respiration was steady. The story is confusing because she did not put the events in chronological order. verbum word verbatim (adj) word for word The student failed because she had copied an article verbatim instead of writing her own essay. sex. union polygamy (n) the practice or custom of having more than one spouse or mate at a time genos geo race. sufﬁxes. The geography of this region made it difﬁcult for the different tribes to interact. the surface or topographical features of a place graphein to write calligraphy (n) beautiful or elegant handwriting xviii .
S U F F I X E S . physical symptoms are caused by emotional distress. George Eliot is a pseudonym for Mary Ann Evans. he’s a xenophobe. He left such a cryptic message on my answering machine that I don’t know what he wanted. toenail had become infected. I doubt he’ll ever come back to the States. a “shape shifter” who can be both animal and human. 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. person who fears or hates foreigners Don’t expect Len to go on the trip. therme heat thermos (n) insulated jug or bottle that keeps liquids hot or cold xix . or customs or strange cultures or customs Willy Loman is a complex character who is both pathetic and heroic. Alex is a xenophile. cultures. Plants are photobiotic and will die without light. 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. morphe form polymorphous (adj) having many forms pathos philos phobos photos podos psuedein pyr suffering. puzzling Sentence I have always been a democrat. but I refuse to join the Democratic Party.–P R E F I X E S . he was the ﬁrst to use it to study the planets and stars. The warehouse ﬁre was not an accident. 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. In a psychosomatic illness. Most mythologies have a polymorphous ﬁgure. 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. kryptos hidden. it was set by a pyromaniac.
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or choose the word that has the same or nearly the same meaning. HIS SECTION CONSISTS 1 . Analogies are comparisons. from identifying analogies. Choose the answer that best completes the comparison. to identifying the three words that are similar within a group of four words. you will identify antonyms. A synonym is a word that means the same or nearly the same as another word. effectively testing your knowledge of two words. look for a similar relationship in the second set of words. Antonyms. Verbal Classiﬁcation. Chapter 4 tests your ability to identify groups of word as similar to one another.S E C T I O N 1 T Synonyms. Questions vary from ﬁnding similar words to ﬁnding dissimilar words. Then. and Analogies of ﬁve chapters of different types of vocabulary questions. In Chapter 2. or words that are most nearly the opposite of the word in italics. in Chapter 5 you are asked to identify word analogies. To answer an analogy question. The questions in Chapter 3 ask you to identify the word that is most similar or dissimilar to another word. The ﬁrst chapter in this section is on synonyms. Most standardized tests use synonym and antonym questions to test verbal skills. You do this by ﬁnding the word in the list of four that does not belong with the other three words. look for a relationship between the ﬁrst set of words. Finally. You will be asked to ﬁnd synonyms.
unintelligible c. 1. Which word means the same as erroneous? a. Which word means the same as grotesque? a. typical 3. impenetrable d. digressive b. extreme b. frenzied c. Which word means the same as garbled? a. lucid b. confused c. outrageous 4. incorrect 2. hideous d. develop c. relate b. devoured d. Which word means the same as expose? a. reveal d. pretend 3 .C H A P T E R 1 Synonyms Choose the synonym for each of the words in italics.
Which word means the same as libel? a. Which word means the same as philanthropy? a. carry c. concern 8. noble d. intelligence 4 . tremble d. Which word means the same as tote? a.–S Y N O N Y M S – 5. disrespect d. worthless c. agreement c. uneasy d. waste d. Which word means the same as ﬂagrant? a. loneliness 9. permit c. deny 6. Which word means the same as proximity? a. separate 12. acquire b. respectful b. length 14. unique c. charity 16. extended d. glaring 13. selﬁshness b. secret b. disregard c. satisﬁed b. praise c. nearness d. Which word means the same as abrupt? a. Which word means the same as apathy? a. slander 15. distance b. nuisance b. force b. address d. depression c. hopelessness d. Which word means the same as distinct? a. Which word means the same as oration? a. description b. hostility b. abandon 11. Which word means the same as contemptuous? a. interrupt b. Which word means the same as despair? a. mourning b. insecure 10. fascination c. corrupt 7. indifference d. imprecise c. independence c. Which word means the same as coerce? a. destiny d. sudden c. scornful d.
steer d. elegant 20. navigate a. launder d. intimate a. exhilarating d. curious c. private d. promote b. require c. elaborate For each of the following words. ponder 5 . assist 23. tasteless c. Which word means the same as astute? a. convince c. inattentive c. destroy d. Which word means the same as insipid? a. entice d. construct c. nonchalant b. adjust d. delicate c. consider a. overbearing b. strenuous 19. pack b. hinder 25. Which word means the same as negligible? a. fool d.–S Y N O N Y M S – 17. search b. decide c. 22. eternal a. frightening b. loving d. wealthy 26. choose the word that has the same or nearly the same meaning. characteristic 28. perceptive b. Which word means the same as collaborate? a. heavenly c. alter 24. measure b. relinquish c. yield a. watchful c. meaningful d. curtsy c. stubborn d. elaborate 21. Which word means the same as vigilant? a. cooperate b. trample 27. merge b. righteous d. tailor a. timeless b. illegible 18. insigniﬁcant b. stow a.
encourage d. philosophy a. assign 34. role 37. trick b. release c. vessel a. confuse c. warm c.–S Y N O N Y M S – 29. halter b. branch 40. muse a. garment d. evidence d. responsible d. process 36. fortiﬁed a. garment 38. harass a. analyze b. disputed d. compensated c. redeem 6 . criticize d. tune b. ponder c. dispute a. abuse c. humidify a. approached 35. applauded b. distorted c. arouse a. purpose b. gather d. respect c. delegate a. container b. pester 32. read 39. habit c. inform b. accountable a. betray d. spray 30. buyer d. bias b. developed 33. harbor a. statement c. waken d. reinforced b. principles c. moisten b. custom a. divide d. debate b. deceive 31. refuge d. furniture c.
apply d. trip b. formation c. exile b. banish a. succumb d. misplaced 52. idea c. heartless 51. ugly d. view 42. chance d. promise 49. wise b. closely c. allow 46. spread c. opportunity a. hidden b. sage a. defeat d. rigid d. receipt c. sensitivity b. compensate a. condone b. purify 48. decorate c. dormant a. site a. picture b. challenge c. slumbering c. invent a. journal a. insert b. obnoxious c. illegally b. air b. reﬁne a. list 44. enclosure 47. help b. discover c. speech d. arrogance c. pledge a. change d. conceited d. location b. provide c. globe d. pay 43. reference 45. quote d. encourage 7 . lanky 50.–S Y N O N Y M S – 41. gangly a. diary d. sphere a.
spiteful b. dedicated c. selﬁsh 63. impassive b. sing c. loud c. expansive a. stoical a. punishment c. outmoded 60. croon a. talkative b. reckless d. malicious a. ado a. yell 54. idiom b. fuss 57. plateau c. hostel a. unnecessary d. dangerous 59.–S Y N O N Y M S – 53. heavy b. ponderous a. current b. submissive a. changeable c. thoughtful c. relaxed c. turnstile b. curious d. generous 64. obscure a. cot c. obvious c. subjective 58. intense 8 . wagon d. obsolete a. abide 62. murderous d. mesa a. brain b. stroke d. hearty d. raucous b. relinquish a. concealed b. dwelling 56. virtuous d. swim b. trek d. humorous d. cost d. grateful 61. inn 55. abandon b. obedient c. commence d. report c.
imminent a. greedy d. distracted c. exclusive c. disenchanted d. gaunt d. murky 72. shadow 67. deny c. negligent d. ordinary c. scold b. mundane a. mystery c. disillusioned a. lenient b.–S Y N O N Y M S – 65. broken 73. false c. rumpled b. rebuke a. soon d. honest c. inordinate a. jocular a. proper b. later 74. purpose d. powerful d. haggard a. handsome b. disarming 9 . sturdy b. dedicated 76. excessive b. vigorous 71. intense 66. eager b. fame c. rough c. hesitant 75. enigma a. health d. old-fashioned d. remiss a. attitude b. divorced c. robust a. recent b. laughter b. strength 70. jolly 68. renown a. disadvantageous b. strict c. disheveled a. actual c. marked d. distract d. enclosure d. protect 69.
certainty c. inspect b. quote c. query a. mercy 10 . clemency a. destiny d.–S Y N O N Y M S – 77. succeed d. competency b. inquire 78.
proper d. attentive b. animated c. inattentive c. tender 11 . deﬁnite d. Which word means the opposite of shameful? a. ﬁckle d. honorable b. reckless 81. noble c. modest 82. careful d. Which word means the opposite of vague? a. considerate b. Which word is the opposite of alert? a. skilled c. Which word is the opposite of cautious? a. 79.C H A P T E R 2 Antonyms Choose the antonym for each of the words in italics. trivial 80. hazy b.
consume c. retreat d. hasten c. stimulation c. average c. provoke 88. discord b. ﬁrst b. Which word means the opposite of moderate? a. conceal 94. compromise 85. slow b. original b. increase b. provide 87. disclose b. aggravate d. ﬁnal d. complete b. frantic b. comfort c. crisis c. feeble c. Which word means the opposite of initial? a. Which word means the opposite of unity? a. Which word means the opposite of vulnerable? a. dismay c. Which word means the opposite of impartial? a. deny b. excessive 93. unbiased d. ﬁnal d. explain b. slack c.–A N T O N Y M S – 83. Which word means the opposite of clarify? a. regular 90. trouble d. Which word is the opposite of soothe? a. punctual b. pause d. obscure d. complicated 84. reward c. erudite 89. prejudiced c. comfort b. Which word is the opposite of delay? a. Which word means the opposite of grant? a. secure d. achieve c. neglect 86. right 12 . allocate d. Which word means the opposite of distress? a. desist 91. delight 92. Which word means the opposite of prompt? a. tardy d. Which word means the opposite of reveal? a. consent d.
dreary c. union b. breakable c. covered 106. disunity c. disorderly c. repudiation c. laxity d. docile b. thin 96. incline 98. exhausting d. ﬂexible b. savage c. Which word means the opposite of grueling? a. effortless b. honest d. unskilled b. control b. Which word is the opposite of dainty? a. desire b. Which word means the opposite of ferocious? a. harsh d. fond 105. inhabit c. Which word is the opposite of solidarity? a. rigidity 13 . remain b. Which word is the opposite of unruly? a. admit b.–A N T O N Y M S – 95. Which word means the opposite of craving? a. Which word is the opposite of bleak? a. delicate b. grating d. Which word means the opposite of forsake? a. revulsion 100. Which word means the opposite of capable? a. desperate b. maintain d. empty 102. delicious 99. submit d. Which word is the opposite of restrain? a. controllable b. wander d. abandon c. casual c. liberate c. explosive d. absurd c. bright d. distract 104. apt d. cherish 103. Which word means the opposite of stray? a. noble 101. motive d. coarse c. Which word means the opposite of brittle? a. able 97.
Which word means the opposite of tarnish? a. depart d. overcome 113. Which word means the opposite of prohibit? a. lengthy c. succeed b. instinctive b. cynical d. Which word means the opposite of detest? a. faithful c. Which word is the opposite of concise? a. familiarize c. impractical c. embrace 111. Which word is the opposite of omit? a. include 110.–A N T O N Y M S – 107. Which word is the opposite of retract? a. Which word means the opposite of belittle? a. examine d. presume 114. Which word means the opposite of stiﬂe? a. deny d. admire 116. loose d. generous b. follow 108. brief 109. assert b. Which word means the opposite of aimless? a. purposeful d. shine d. encourage b. impartial 115. restrain d. conceal c. capable b. hate c. surrender b. eliminate b. merciful d. Which word means the opposite of disclose? a. withdraw c. Which word means the opposite of lenient? a. criticize d. cowardly c. involve d. domineering 118. sully 14 . worthy 117. perform c. arrange b. compliment c. absorb b. endure c. possess 112. inactive b. permit c. prohibit b. Which word means the opposite of valiant? a. impugn d.
implausible d. partial b. careless b. boisterous 123. vague 125. 128. carefulness c. Which word means the opposite of lucid? a. conviction b. apologetic c. agitated For each of the following words. harmony b. value 127. turbulent c.–A N T O N Y M S – 119. equal c. initiate b. harmony a. terminate 122. optional d. brevity c. Which word means the opposite of chagrin? a. attitude 15 . polite c. adapt c. diligent d. adequate c. unrestrained 126. Which word means the opposite of conscientious? a. discord 129. necessary b. compliment b. safety d. ordinary b. insult a. Which word means the opposite of commence? a. required 120. unknown d. choose the word that means the opposite or most nearly the opposite. noise b. simple 124. contempt c. Which word means the opposite of erudite? a. apparent b. Which word means the opposite of judicious? a. humanity 121. ﬂawed d. Which word means the opposite of mandatory? a. imprudent d. irritation c. Which word means the opposite of deﬁcient? a. speciﬁcity d. uneducated b. argument d. pleasure d. litigious c. harass d. Which word means the opposite of dissonance? a.
consequence c. total c. unrealistic d. massive 139. intense c. judgmental c. resist d. factual 132. mature d. release c. rash d. imaginary a. general a. stiﬂe 133. accident 141. consider c. irritate a. secure b.–A N T O N Y M S – 130. substantial 131. ordinary c. trivial 135. requirement a. speciﬁc b. demolish a. adolescent c. withhold b. explicate b. absorb a. consume d. incise 137. concede d. acquire b. impulsive a. solve 16 . attend b. cautious 138. insigniﬁcant d. inimical b. downgrade c. retain 140. critical a. plan b. despicable b. sober b. promote a. mandatory c. retain a. drain c. succumb d. incomplete b. infantile a. competent a. soothe b. perpetual 136. option d. repel c. inept d. massive d. create d. assist 134.
tranquil a.–A N T O N Y M S – 142. vice d. vocal 17 . random b. dangerous b. amateur 144. thoughtless d. copious d. permissive c. excluded b. prudent a. aloof d. receptive 148. legal d. hardworking d. fortunate a. hapless c. meager c. scant a. eager b. tardy 143. oral b. prim a. lucky 145. outrageous b. pellucid b. composed 150. cantankerous 147. sturdy b. notable a. amiable a. sprightly a. ugly d. local 151. reality b. virtue a. cowardly d. afﬂuent b. punctual a. licentious c. rash b. sluggish c. dull d. explicit c. sluggish d. agitated b. last c. relaxed 149. destitute c. congenial 152. intermittent d. graceful c. libertine d. prosperous a. smooth c. lofty c. demonstrative 153. fact c. nimble a. ordinary 146.
sluggish 155. improvident d. obtuse d. obese b. ﬁckle c. ﬂuid 18 . stringent a. steadfast a. lax c. envious b.–A N T O N Y M S – 154.
c. conquer. d. invalid. abbreviated. b. secret. 157. b. prompt. deliberate. respect. speech. Attribute is most similar to a. lively. 159. b. quality. Subdue is most similar to a. complain. penalty.C H A P T E R 3 156. civil. d. Synonyms and Antonyms Read each question carefully and select the word that is most similar or most dissimilar in meaning to the word provided. admission. d. sound. c. Animated is most similar to a. Rational is most similar to a. deny. 158. 19 . b. d. c. c.
uncritical. Adequate is most similar to a. 170. 169.–S Y N O N Y M S A N D A N T O N Y M S – 160. b. 164. laconic. Manipulate is most similar to a. sufﬁcient. digress. 167. proﬁcient. innovator. Intricate is most similar to a. deplete. c. b. slovenly. d. bizarre. unbiased. mediocre. c. Subjective is most dissimilar to a. cheerful. objectionable. 171. wild. d. Succinct is most dissimilar to a. d. b. nurture. Uniform is most dissimilar to a. 168. b. b. b. d. actual. c. believer. d. b. simplify. d. contempt. Ecstatic is most similar to a. c. d. Awe is most dissimilar to a. 162. c. valor. c. imaginary. diverse. thrilled. Hypothetical is most dissimilar to a. d. deprive. distortion. feeble. positive. inconsistent. distinct. 166. average. c. d. reverence. available. handle. diminish. Enthusiastic is most similar to a. costly. d. b. improve. verbose. 163. prim. b. eager. c. delicate. b. d. obedient. friend. dissembling. complex. c. Skeptic is most dissimilar to a. 161. c. b. politician. b. 165. d. c. adamant. speciﬁc. c. invective. 20 . Enhance is most dissimilar to a.
Affect is most similar to a. insigniﬁcant. Courtesy is most similar to a. poise. 21 . rudeness. fable. c. b. congruity. d. b. leery.–S Y N O N Y M S A N D A N T O N Y M S – 172. old. Fallacy is most dissimilar to a. endorse. c. c. d. b. b. c. b. d. reckless. 176. 181. accomplish. primary. persist. adaptable. c. c. necessary. b. cause. Wary is most dissimilar to a. truth. suitable. worried. Composure is most similar to a. Nonchalant is most dissimilar to a. unsettled. worsen. b. Subsequent is most dissimilar to a. dangerous. robust. 180. c. crusade. weakness. logic. vivid. 173. 175. d. Recuperate is most similar to a. d. sicken. ruse. uninterrupted. previous. embargo. Novel is most dissimilar to a. b. d. liveliness. concerned. Continuous is most similar to a. alert. stimulation. careless. Frail is most similar to a. agitation. recover. c. inﬂuence. 183. civility. contiguous. b. d. d. b. delicate. intermittent. b. adjacent. b. 174. popular. Hoax is most similar to a. d. conviviality. d. 178. 177. c. c. blessing. intelligent. 182. c. d. c. d. 179.
d. Passive is most similar to a. d. attentive. selective. 189. d. comply. 186. Disperse is most dissimilar to a. d. territory. 193. b. gather. accountable. c. c. ruin. attack. rational. 195. 192. obey. c. admirable. staple. c. noticeable. 185. b. b. irresponsible. mediocre. c. entertain. entrance. victorious. c. worst. explanatory. d. peculiar. Vast is most similar to a. praise. retain. immense. b. b. adoring. rebellion. 187. sleep. c. 194. steady. ﬂatter. d. b. steady. relocate.–S Y N O N Y M S A N D A N T O N Y M S – 184. d. conserve. satisfy. b. 191. b. teach. d. formation. Excise is most dissimilar to a. Enlighten is most similar to a. b. frugal. Domain is most similar to a. 22 . c. inactive. Optimum is most dissimilar to a. 190. lively. c. normal. Faltering is most dissimilar to a. c. Liberate is most dissimilar to a. d. b. reluctant. d. restrain. Comply is most similar to a. woeful. slight. b. organize. agree. emotional. b. c. confuse. Commendable is most similar to a. d. subdue. c. 188. Eccentric is most similar to a. d.
refute. eager. b. lenient. b. plod. atomize. ancestor. Rigorous is most similar to a. 202. disorderly. Verify is most similar to a. b. sinister. b. unite. c. Predecessor is most dissimilar to a. demanding. tolerable. c. antecedent. secure. 204. 203. successor. d. b. c. c. 205. blame. dismiss. Oblivious is most similar to a. unaware. enduring. Orient is most dissimilar to a. 206. d. c. arouse. Refrain is most similar to a. 23 . c. 197. b. 198. Tedious is most dissimilar to a. minimize. Exonerate is most dissimilar to a. d. internal. d. d. deter. d. complicate. irritate. 199. c. tranquil. c. 207. undulate. persevere. Ephemeral is most dissimilar to a. desist. stimulating. Pacify is most dissimilar to a. respect. Levitate is most dissimilar to a. d. b. visible. disclose. sink. d. d. b. simplify. c. intemperate. descendant. hollow. conscious. d. d. 200. b. d. Affable is most dissimilar to a. conﬁrm. c. c. whisper. alarming. glimpse. b. c.–S Y N O N Y M S A N D A N T O N Y M S – 196. excite. 201. disagreeable. simple. confuse. hidden. temporary. b. b.
consult. b. debt. Apathetic is most similar to a. credible. c. partial. inarticulate. mild. b. b. evasive. disrespect. dissent. d. 219. happy. discomfort. Avid is most dissimilar to a. obstacle. 211. d. c. shabby. b. c. polite. d. d. d. conﬁde. d. d. indifferent. convinced. 210. working. b. suspicious. insufﬁcient. 214. Repast is most similar to a. 24 . painful. c. concerned. Meek is most dissimilar to a. 217. b. equal. b. plain. c. apologetic. unbelievable. effective. b. unkind. encouragement. forceful. b. 218. Complacent is most dissimilar to a. meal. c. d. d. b. 216. certain. book. d. Eloquent is most dissimilar to a. disregard. c. Idle is most similar to a. c. d.–S Y N O N Y M S A N D A N T O N Y M S – 208. 213. Deterrent is most dissimilar to a. indeﬁnite. unenthusiastic. c. refuse. b. pleasant. c. equivocal. promise. immobile. Ambiguous is most dissimilar to a. 212. goal. Confer is most similar to a. Plausible is most dissimilar to a. apathetic. pitiable. b. ﬂuent. proponent. c. d. functional. 215. c. disabuse. 209. Esteem is most dissimilar to a.
repeal. d. outraged. boring. relaxed.–S Y N O N Y M S A N D A N T O N Y M S – 220. ancient. evaluate. increase. d. d. 229. impetuous. cure. reasonable. Sullen is most dissimilar to a. spiteful. tangible. fearful. modern. charitable. Rile is most dissimilar to a. animated. rewarding. insincere. d. 223. d. rigid. Impertinent is most dissimilar to a. prosper. b. c. b. Menial is most similar to a. c. Taut is most dissimilar to a. somber. 222. 231. d. Glib is most similar to a. d. c. rude. c. appease. 224. inconsolable. Incredulous is most similar to a. absurd. neutral. d. b. 227. 230. b. provocative. lowly. haunted. 225. angry. c. c. Archaic is most dissimilar to a. b. irk. d. disbelieving. 228. b. Panacea is most similar to a. offensive. criticize. c. c. 25 . Ludicrous is most dissimilar to a. 226. dishonest. 221. insulting. c. c. insulting. b. Vindictive is most similar to a. d. b. necessity. Augment is most similar to a. c. result. c. relentless. cause. oppress. morose. polite. jovial. vague. b. d. b. dangerous. b. outrageous. d. b.
d. 238. b. d. simultaneous. d. d. bolster. soak. deprecation. withdraw. tardy. 235. 234. b. verify. d. lethargy. Mar is most dissimilar to a. mystiﬁed. d. solemnity. Intrepid is most dissimilar to a. apprehensive. d. Mirth is most dissimilar to a. b. interfere. 241. veracity. Latent is most dissimilar to a. deformed. hostile. deprive. Induce is most similar to a. b. 243. Cognizant is most similar to a. 239. Concurrent is most similar to a. b. forbid. 237. pallor. c. fearful. slow. consistent. belligerent. substantial. b. b. dissolve. 236. penury. detect. recommend. Proscribe is most similar to a. b. ponder. prompt. mendacity. 26 . b. c. delineate. presume. c. confused. Saturate is most similar to a. 240. d. accolade. c. c. d. c. c. educated. measure.–S Y N O N Y M S A N D A N T O N Y M S – 232. b. Methodical is most dissimilar to a. deliberate. d. c. reconcile. c. erratic. c. 242. b. b. d. active. chivalrous. Mediate is most similar to a. incidental. conscious. represent. 233. c. construe. repair. dormant. c. clarify. d. Prevarication is most dissimilar to a.
agitation. artistic. 27 . distribution. 245. c.–S Y N O N Y M S A N D A N T O N Y M S – 244. expressive. b. Trepidation is most dissimilar to a. d. uniformity. Surreptitious is most similar to a. secretive. fearlessness. c. emotional. b. d.
spontaneous d. premeditated b. a. choose the word that does not belong with the others. conﬁrmed b. conclusive 247. tentative c. implied b. pervasive 250. a. rigid c. supple d. ﬂexible b. rampant b. a. limber 29 . restrained c. a. calculated 249. a. forthright Verbal Classiﬁcation For the following questions. deﬁnite d. widespread d. rehearsed c. distinct c. explicit d.C H A P T E R 4 246. 248.
warily d. compassionate d. verbatim d. replete d.–V E R B A L C L A S S I F I C A T I O N – 251. heroism b. receptive b. vast 254. nimble c. dour b. inﬁnitesimal b. comely b. clumsy b. all thumbs d. a. inviting c. suppress d. abrasive d. destitute b. mastery 255. impoverished 262. provoke 252. a. orderly d. grotesque d. welcoming d. timidity 30 . a. constitute 253. maladroit 264. sloppy b. fortitude c. a. disheveled c. exclude d. compose c. poverty-stricken c. a. a. crush c. amenable 258. a. grating c. immense d. unkempt 259. paraphrased 260. mettle d. repulsive 257. deride d. exact c. a. cheery 263. prowess d. comprise b. incompetence c. compliment b. deformed c. subdue b. deprived b. a. word for word b. inﬁnite c. gibe 265. a. a. a. polished 256. afﬂuent d. recklessly b. intolerant c. resolve b. a. rasping b. ridicule c. a. prudently 261. bereaved 266. a. bereft c. carefully c. a.
hypnotic 281. a. acquiescent d. demur b. permissive b. acme 274. somnolent c. inopportune c. repose d. a. a. lenient c. accede 275. emphatic d. vehement c. aggravate c. virulent 277. thundering d. submissive b. toxic c. facsimile d. aromatic 31 . soporiﬁc d. implacable 279. piquant d. a. innocuous d. a. tranquil 278. replica b. distasteful c. adroit 269. ofﬁcious 268. ill-timed 270. corruptible 273. stentorian b. humble 272. inappropriate d. inept c. impassioned b. mercenary b. stimulating b. consent d. vex b. proﬁcient b. deft d. apathetic 282. lowly d. a. a. obedient c. mollify d. summit d. tumult 280. pernicious b.–V E R B A L C L A S S I F I C A T I O N – 267. a. booming c. stately b. permutation c. a. pinnacle b. a. abject c. a. agitate 271. felicitous b. a. bedlam b. reproduction 276. savory b. pandemonium c. honest d. indulgent d. a. a. a. a. concur c. venal c. perigee c.
sanction c. devout b.–V E R B A L C L A S S I F I C A T I O N – 283. a. dissent b. dispirited 32 . assent 284. a. zealous d. fervent c. concur d.
look for a similar relationship in the second set of words. frank b. agitated c. Analogies are comparisons. candid : indirect :: honest : ________ a. bold 286. comfortable d.C H A P T E R 5 Analogies Many kinds of academic and work-related tests include analogies. terriﬁed d. courteous b. devious 33 . silently 288. To answer an analogy question. rudely c. conﬁdent c. loudly d. scarcely : mostly :: quietly : ________ a. wicked c. For the following questions. secretly b. 285. polite : gracious :: cordial : ________ a. look for a relationship between the ﬁrst set of words. reckless 287. truthful d. choose the answer that best completes the comparison. embarrassed : humiliated :: frightened : ________ a. Then. courageous b.
control : dominate :: magnify : ________ a. withdrawal c. examine 34 . retain d. implant : embed :: expel : ________ a. entertain d. discard c. inconspicuous b. resent 298. decrease d. tolerant c. unremarkable d. restrain : curb :: recant : ________ a. meaningful : insigniﬁcant :: essential : ________ a. important c. divulge : conceal :: conform : ________ a. elated : despondent :: enlightened : ________ a. damage b. quest d. offer 297. retract c. admonish d. advance : retreat :: curtail : ________ a. foretell b. basic b. neophyte : novice :: pursuit : ________ a. passion b. divide 290. consume d. oust c. apparently c. speed 294. irrelevant 293. warn 299. resemblance d. admire : despise :: praise : ________ a. ignorant 296. prolong 300. narrowly d. differ c. unquestionably 291. restraint c. surrender c. aware b. construe b. exactly : precisely :: evidently : ________ a. beseech b. positively b. accept d. signiﬁcant c. miserable d. enlarge b. permanent d. ravage b.–A N A L O G I E S – 289. unnecessary 292. injustice 295. uncertainty b. simple : complex :: trivial : ________ a. regard : esteem :: ambivalence : ________ a. preserve c.
supplication b. heterogeneous : mixed :: profuse : ________ a. trust : suspicion :: doubt : ________ a. delay d. genial b. systematize b. sympathetic b. dismiss c. unsociable 311. era d. assemble : convene :: categorize : ________ a. declare : afﬁrm :: cringe : ________ a. phase : segment :: epoch : ________ a. management c. painful 309. lush b. emotion 305. relinquish c. restraint b. suggest 312. saga 310. institution c. plot 304. willful d. conceal : obscure :: procrastinate : ________ a. method d. arrange 306. wealth c. retain d. denounce c. document b. check c. anxiety 307. cower c. skillful c. alternate 302.–A N A L O G I E S – 301. aperture b. fame d. scarce d. pulverize d. scorn b. ally : enemy :: anonymity : ________ a. forbid b. hide : ﬂaunt :: forget : ________ a. reliance c. anticipate b. aftermath d. steam 303. grind : crush :: demolish : ________ a. timid c. relevant 308. congregate d. divulge b. disclose : reveal :: intimate : ________ a. pretend 35 . unappreciative c. personable : agreeable :: friendly : ________ a. continuation : sequel :: scheme : ________ a. reason d. announce d.
openly b. increasingly d. morose c. clairvoyant 323. false b. prone c. convalescent c. frank 316. ornate : plain :: blithe : ________ a. enthusiastic : blasé :: upright : ________ a. ominous c. obstinate : stubborn :: staunch : ________ a. sedate : sober :: prim : ________ a. icon 324. generous b. credible d. continue b. strengthen d. deplore b. delightful d. pranks d. repartee c. habitual 315. maintain d. conclusive b. promontory c. antics : actions :: banter : ________ a. prostrate b. pretentious d. faithful d. abundant 320. vividly 317. undergo c. celebrity c. oppressive b. persistently c. candor 318. expeditiously : swiftly :: diligently : ________ a. courtier : aristocrat :: unknown : ________ a. seductive d. futile : vain :: covert : ________ a. eject 321. annul 36 . secret b. persistent : persevering :: spurious : ________ a. noble b. broadcast : obscure :: welcome : ________ a. unlikely d. arrogant 319. strict c.–A N A L O G I E S – 313. opposing : differing :: candid : ________ a. staid b. nonentity d. elaborate d. passionate 322. fervent 314. deference b. nourish : foster :: abolish : ________ a. dejected c. grand c.
engage c. delve c. scrutinize b. nullify 329. weaken d. annoy b. satisﬁed 335. boost c. skim : peruse :: delve : ________ a. intersect : diverge :: ratify : ________ a. comical : witty :: humorous : ________ a. ghostly b. contrive 332. convince d. appease 334. facetious d. rely d. determine d. undermine : bolster :: reinforce : ________ a. judicious : prudent :: wise : ________ a. conceal b. provoke b. modiﬁcation b. taint : decontaminate :: enrage : ________ a. reprimand d. concurrence d. validate d.–A N A L O G I E S – 325. herald 37 . acclimate c. pursue b. stint c. arbitrator : mediator :: referee : ________ a. conﬁrmation 333. accord : understanding :: conversion : ________ a. forego 326. barter : swap :: irritate : ________ a. praise b. infringe b. memorize 327. ensue : follow :: precede : ________ a. promote c. sophisticated d. appoint d. astute c. engraved 328. track d. monitor c. transition c. director 336. scan c. proclaim : announce :: restrict : ________ a. employ 331. invalidate b. ill-mannered b. boor c. manager b. plunging c. mystify 330. umpire d. design : devise :: upbraid : ________ a.
shocked : aghast :: skittish : ________ a. conservative 340. distance : proximity :: economical : ________ a. chance 339. evidence d. stupor c. autonomy b. disappointment 343. immoral : ethical :: insufﬁcient : ________ a. disdain c. pride d. pivotal : crucial :: conventional : ________ a. prodigal b. enterprising 38 .–A N A L O G I E S – 337. revere : venerate :: esteem : ________ a. proclaim 344. logic b. cultivated d. selective 342. improbable : plausible :: stable : ________ a. ample 347. withhold c. regale : amuse :: impart : ________ a. admirable d. dishonest 348. cowardice d. volatile d. judgment c. reﬁned : plebeian :: selective : ________ a. unjust b. designated b. unilateral c. freedom 338. fallacy : misconception :: fact : ________ a. restive c. conceal b. gallantry c. farfetched 346. verdict 341. deny b. stable d. unscrupulous b. bestow d. indiscriminate c. ordinary 345. active b. respect d. dynamic d. courage : valor :: chivalry : ________ a. gratuitous : expensive :: sedentary : ________ a. hypocrite : phony :: lethargy : ________ a. dishonest c. respectable b. inert d. lenient c. bereft d. innovative b. modesty b. legitimate c. loathsome c.
conviction b. transplant d. ritual d. truth b. contain c.–A N A L O G I E S – 349. taciturn c. list d. enumerate : cite :: disregard : ________ a. ostracize : banish :: consequence : ________ a. deprivation : afﬂuence :: capitulation : ________ a. dupe : deceive :: exculpate : ________ a. instill c. shy d. milieu : environment :: culture : ________ a. foreboding : premonition :: qualm : ________ a. dismay 359. resistance b. beneﬁcial d. pallid b. fortunate c. evasive b. deceitful c. invade d. restitution 352. commencement b. jubilant d. sly b. noble 355. ignore b. falsify b. repercussion c. disappear c. indirect : forthright :: unashamed : ________ a. downcast : jaunty :: despondent : ________ a. departure c. salutary 356. misgiving 358. abashed d. absolve 351. assurance c. disastrous b. complacency 350. potency c. superlative : abysmal :: atrocious : ________ a. consider 357. assertive c. resolute 353. churlish : surly :: steadfast : ________ a. guarantee d. implant : infuse :: inculcate : ________ a. customs d. reticent b. impending : imminent :: calamitous : ________ a. indomitable 360. detached 354. haggard c. sharp d. indigence d. demand b. ﬁle 39 .
withdraw b. serious d. recipient c.–A N A L O G I E S – 361. scout b. opposition b. familiar 365. rankled b. proxy c. chaos d. indiscernible : perceptible :: incalculable : ________ a. ﬂashy : garish :: gaudy : ________ a. entertained 370. inﬁnitesimal c. camaraderie c. philosopher 368. outlandish : conservative :: reserved : ________ a. traitor : deserter :: renegade : ________ a. desecration b. amateur : novice :: representative : ________ a. skyrocket : plummet :: diminish : ________ a. etiquette : protocol :: statute : ________ a. insurgent 363. tawdry d. conﬁned c. modest b. augment d. promotion c. solemn 40 . subdued 362. driver c. animosity 372. retreat c. failed 366. diehard b. friendship : amity :: enmity : ________ a. genuine b. elated c. transportation 367. communication c. companionship b. appeased d. contradiction 364. forager d. haggard b. muted c. modicum d. garrulous c. reﬁned b. prominent : conspicuous :: gaunt : ________ a. explorer 371. control 369. author d. decree b. vacillation d. loyalist d. restrained d. excitable : stoical :: delighted : ________ a. belief : doctrine :: hesitation : ________ a. ostentatious d. mendicant : vagabond :: scavenger : ________ a.
careless c. modest d. native : foreign :: commonplace : ________ a. morose d. sanctimonious b. routine b. expressive 378. roomy 374. assiduous d. capricious : whimsical :: shrewd : ________ a. excluded d. authority d. veritable : actual :: specious : ________ a. absorbed : engrossed :: bored : ________ a. disarming b. pretentious c. awkwardness 377. false d. overdone c. stultiﬁed 376. formula 383. eloquent b.–A N A L O G I E S – 373. shiftless : lackadaisical :: hardworking : ________ a. characteristic : attribute :: ingredient : ________ a. insolent b. component b. indecision c. unrealistic b. ﬁnesse b. unassuming 382. grateful d. halting c. anxiety : trepidation :: lethargy : ________ a. incoherent : articulate :: ﬂuent : ________ a. sullen 380. slipshod 379. lassitude 375. inured c. mundane 381. pert : lively :: impudent : ________ a. exotic c. astute 41 . mutuality c. gloomy c. sloppy b. cruel b. empathy d. ordinary d. compassionate : insensitive :: conceited : ________ a. vitality b. lethargic d. recipe c. vegetarian d. different c. involvement : aloofness :: clumsiness : ________ a.
calculating 385. prominent b. obstreperous 42 . disparaging d. yielding : submissive :: tractable : ________ a.–A N A L O G I E S – 384. amenable b. permissive c. gluttonous : abstentious :: complimentary : ________ a. refractory d. unruly c.
Finally. in Chapter 9. In Chapter 7 you are provided with reading passages that offer clues to ﬁnding the correct answer. By using the sentences provided.S E C T I O N 2 T Vocabulary in Context in this section test your skills in identifying vocabulary in context. For each passage. 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. you will be given a pair of words to choose from in order to best complete the sentences provided. you will ﬁgure out which answer choice best ﬁlls each blank. you will be asked a few reading comprehension questions. In Chapter 6 you are provided with a sentence that gives you clues to ﬁnding the appropriate word or phrase. This is called identifying synonyms in context. HE FOUR CHAPTERS 43 .
optional b. Being a direct relative of the deceased. resolved 387. hindered c. prominent d. a. 386. augmented d. Priya ________ that it was best to go back to school to get her master’s degree as soon as she could. a. anticipated b. To get the promotion she wanted. legitimate 45 . vicious c. quirk 388. her claim to the estate was ________. inﬁltration d. mishap b.C H A P T E R 6 Sentence Completion Choose the best word to ﬁll the blank. a. The car rental company considered the scratches on the driver’s door to be caused by a minor ________. coercion c.
the renowned orator spoke to the crowd gathered in the lecture hall. differentiated 395. they were exactly alike. casual c. the skilled pediatric nurse fed the premature baby. personable 396. integrate d. Carelessly b. a. information d. With great and admirable ________. a. principled b. prevailed b. diversiﬁed c. otherwise. a. Contriving b. facilitate 391. The hail ________ the cornﬁeld until the entire crop was lost. The non-proﬁt agency bought ofﬁce supplies using a tax ________ number. ado c.–S E N T E N C E C O M P L E T I O N – 389. diverged c. toil b. The two cats could be ________ only by the number of rings on their tails. exempt c. a. comprehensive d. delegated 392. ________ elephants from the wild not only endangers the species but also upsets the balance of nature. a. sophisticated b. massive 393. a. commended 390. shoddy d. Provoking d. disconnected d. Despite her ________ dress. a. Poaching c. pummeled c. a. The Earth Day committee leader placed large garbage bins in the park to ________ Saturday’s cleanup. separated b. confound b. accountability 397. please be sure to give a ________ description of the narrator. ﬁnesse d. exempliﬁed d. Her rapport with everyone in the ofﬁce ________ the kind of interpersonal skills that all of the employees appreciated. rebuked d. When you discuss the characters from The Catcher in the Rye. belittled b. Gingerly d. she was a simple girl at heart. a. Precariously c. pacify c. determined c. liability b. a. Wantonly 46 . Hindering 394. tedium 398. ________.
circumference b. agitated b. précis d. elitist b. We knew everything about the newest member of our group. olfactory b. a. blasé 401. She pretended to be ________ about her upcoming performance. a. irrational c. The suit had a/an ________ odor. accessible b. desolate c. acronym c. ultimatum d. proclamation 400. surge b. they were on a/an ________ to ﬁnd the perfect cup of coffee. egotistical 47 . candid d. a. a. the students in Professor Norman’s English 101 class had to write a/an ________ to summarize the short story they had read. but secretly she was very excited. loneliness d. decrepit 403. musty d. nadir 402. The teacher put the crayons on the bottom shelf to make them ________ to the young children. illicit c. reserved d. expressive b. but now it is ________. fulcrum d. receptive c. summit c. receptive c. a. ﬂammable b. aloof d. outmoded 406.–S E N T E N C E C O M P L E T I O N – 399. eloquent d. George developed an ________ plan to earn the extra money he needed to start his own business. retroactive d. Since his workplace was so busy and noisy. a. as if it had been stored in a trunk for a long time. My computer was state-of-the-art when I bought it three years ago. ambiguous 405. solitude b. a. ascension c. he longed most of all for ________. but the spectacular view of the valley below was worth the hike. reconciliation b. We were tired when we reached the ________. brash c. Visiting all the coffee shops in the city. quest c. For the ﬁrst assignment of the fall term. a. ingenious 408. cadence 407. a. irreverence 404. she was very ________. a.
he found himself in a ________ about the right tie to wear to the business meeting. Wanting to make a good impression. dispersed 414. vital 48 . potable 413. woefully c. trite c. conspicuously d. it has ________ affected our working relationship. contention 417. conformity c. he is a ________ and obedient pet. conformed b. obscurely 418. a. delectable b. candidly d. deﬁcit 416. embodied 412. torrid c. valid b. condoned 415. a. a. arduous c. encompassed b. reminisced d. The directions to the new school were ________. Since Jennifer needed an “A” in her economics class. 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. ample d. Mark dressed ________ with bright red suspenders and a purple tie. a. a. Brad fell asleep during the lecture because the speaker had such a/an ________ voice. released c. she gave studying ________ over watching her favorite television show. Hoping to win a prize for the best costume. a. explicit d. docile 411. devised c. a. perplexity d. indignant d. quandary d. adversely b. curtailed d. and I had no trouble ﬁnding it in time for class.–S E N T E N C E C O M P L E T I O N – 409. provident b. monotonous b. redundancy c. Dog-sitting for Buddy is easy. Rachel ________ a plan to become a millionaire by age thirty. prestige b. a. meddlesome d. virtuously c. favorably 410. I have always liked your positive attitude. If your drinking water is not ________. quenchable c. it could cause serious health problems. a. eminently b. precedence b. a.
frivolous d. The audience puzzled over the ________ remark made by the mayoral candidate. maverick c. a. demographic c. the car ________ down the steep mountainous road. scatter c. steadfast 49 . personable c. rendezvous b. desolation d. The ﬁre alarm ________ beckoned the volunteer ﬁreman of the small community to come to action. agitated 421. The participants in the road rally agreed to ________ near the village commons by ﬁve o’clock. a. obsessive c. Her ________ remarks were not taken seriously by anyone on the nominating committee. a. frightfully c. A key reference book detailing eyewitness accounts had to have ________ updates when new information surfaced. a. After running an early 5K race. ﬁlibuster d. council c. pragmatic d. porous b. The new congressman was considered a ________ because he refused to follow his party’s platform on nearly every issue. dynamically b. rote d. conniving 427. contemptuously 423. The ________ data supports the belief that there has been a population increase. winding highway. disperse 424. shrewd d. a. ventilated c. a. indifferently b. The narrator’s description was an accurate ________ of a true southern family. protagonist d. careened d. a. durable 428. nocturnal 425. degeneration 420. subsequent b. cryptic c. Due to slippery road conditions and the slope of the narrow. visionary 426. a.–S E N T E N C E C O M P L E T I O N – 419. a. audibly 422. dissented b. symbolically d. portrayal b. Simone ________ devoured a hearty breakfast. nominal b. mentor b. a. generously d. obvious b. voraciously c.
revocation d. beckoning c. punitive b. prohibit 438. a. a. restorative d. Allan ________ placed the bill in the wrong folder. warily b. The ________ of sunshine and warm weather were the perfect combination for a vacation by the seashore. a. Do not ________ yourself. voluntarily d. burgeoning b. The National Parks Service. and it was not paid in a timely manner. deliberately 436. luxuriously c. reticent c. treatise 50 434. customary b. he soon began to talk more than anyone. conﬂuence c. inadvertently c. depreciate c. foundation c. contention b. After the ________ of his license. She had a reputation as a ________ hostess and could always be found in the midst of a group telling a humorous story or joke. seclusion d. in ________ with its mission. a. maudlin c. preservation 435. a. capitulating d. conceited . exasperating 431. grandiose c. jovial b. tractable 432. coyly d. the recent graduates spoke ________ about job prospects for the future. narrowly 433. a. a. a. you must pass the last exam of the semester to graduate. amnesty c. Understanding the troubling world economic conditions. he was forbidden to drive. a. preserves the great outdoors for all to enjoy. animated d. relinquish d. delude b. accordance 430. which adversely affected his credit rating. causing distress. institution b. requisite 437. Although Hunter was too ________ to reveal information to us when we ﬁrst met him. Do you have the ________ paperwork to register for your class? a. purposely b. it often cannot keep pace with a ________ population.–S E N T E N C E C O M P L E T I O N – 429. assumption b. Although the freeway system continues to grow. predominant d. conﬂict d.
constricted d. evidently she was right. Our tiny boat spun into the ________. consummate d. a. a. vector d. covert c. I was afraid we would ________ and have an accident. feasible c. My cousin claimed to be ________. testiﬁed b. cumulous 51 . paramount d. momentum 440. The classiﬁed information discussed in the board room was ________ to a reporter shortly after the meeting. matrix b. vortex 447. savory d. tedium b. The project seemed both ________ and beneﬁcial. a. One ________ shriek would be all it would take to scare the Halloween trick-or-treaters. rectiﬁed 441. irreparable 448. and we were sure that all hope was lost. unearthly b.–S E N T E N C E C O M P L E T I O N – 439. germinated c. comical c. alluring d. developed d. divergent b. ornate d. a. implacable b. divulged c. a. The many colors on the wings of the Monarch butterﬂy seem to create a/an ________ glow. a. The darkening skies in the west were a ________ to the dangerous thunderstorm that summer afternoon. a. and we were able to continue our golf game. ample 443. evoked 442. because she always seemed to know what would happen in the future. the heavy storm ________. clairvoyant 445. After an hour of heavy rain. esoteric 446. precursor c. abated b. submerge d. iridescent c. a. elongate b. Florin became a ________ veterinarian who could treat and operate on many different kinds of animals. superﬁcial c. a. hydroplane c. paradox c. transitory b. reconnoiter 444. and the committee supported it enthusiastically. acute b. After years of experience. a. bane d. On each slick curve in the road.
demure b. new dress designs become ________ within six months. copious b. ﬂocculent c. mundane c. Penny glared and looked ________ when she saw the new puppy getting all the attention. a. contrite c. rapport d. prospectus b. a. business b.–S E N T E N C E C O M P L E T I O N – 449. partisan c. a. she was sure her party would be a success. retracted d. agrarian 456. annulled 452. deferment c. Charles requested a/an ________ so that he did not have to pay his school loans immediately. without being told. pristine b. affable d. a. For information about making a sound investment. proxy 455. She shed ________ tears when she heard the tragic news. discordant c. equilibrium c. School calendars were originally based on a/an ________ lifestyle—when all family members needed to be available to help in the ﬁelds. a. demagogue d. After graduation. pedestrian d. a. fervent 451. avant garde 454. The politician’s ________ voice emphatically detailed the many projects he planned to tackle once he was in ofﬁce. burnished 52 . a. nonchalant d. Typically. With this group of ________ personalities. askance d. you should get advice from a/an ________. a. analogous 453. entrepreneur c. scintillating b. irradiated d. invalidated c. obsolete d. surrogate b. altercation b. abolished b. clamorous b. tincture d. scant c. improvement 458. genteel 457. symmetry 450. a. a. what the other felt. Michael and Jamal had such a terriﬁc ________ that they always seemed to know. The newspaper ________ the statement made in the article because it was inaccurate.
His ________ behavior made him seem childish and immature. a. incisive b. forlorn d. recitative b. a meticulous young man. succulents c. The ________ president differs from the past president on social reform issues. repatriated d. a. a. Anthony. perpendicularly c. assiduously d. beguiling b. sagaciously 464. even when he was warned of rising ﬂoodwaters. The exhibit at the botanical gardens is an unusual collection of cacti and other ________ from around the world. a. gregarious d. judicious c. perennials b. metaphorical d. a. always watered his neighbor’s plants ________ when they went away on vacation. receding c. consummate c. a. tubers 460.–S E N T E N C E C O M P L E T I O N – 459. a. personable 462. insensitive b. incumbent 463. ersatz d. loquacious b. The ________ young woman gave generously to many worthy causes. The old man was ________. unorthodox 53 . redundant c. The ________ advice offered by his friend saved him from making a grave mistake. he refused to leave his home. terminally b. annuals d. benevolent c. recalcitrant 465. puerile 461.
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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) ________
476. each in a different nest and then abandons them. feathers. c. her young ejecting the host’s offspring as soon as they are able. exceptional 478. Answer questions 476–478 on the basis of the following passage. ﬁghting b. scandal d. The glossy cowbird. chicks. commodities b. d. combating d. c. aches. 481. As used in the context of this passage. b. What is the meaning of the word ejecting as used in the passage? a. Others can be very formal. What is the meaning of the word quirky as it is used in the passage? a. some of them actually started in garages. cramping. In the context of the passage. Which of the following words is a synonym for behemoth? a. b. lays ﬁve or six eggs a season. elements d. What is the meaning of the word atmospheres as it is used in the passage? a. There are as many types of business correspondence as there are kinds of corporate atmospheres. Ofﬁce environments come in all sizes and can be ordinary and traditional or quirky entrepreneurial ofﬁces. a clutch consists of a. what does parasitic mean? a. nests. A few species of birds are parasitic. engaging c.–R E A D I N G C O M P R E H E N S I O N – 475. to take advantage of another without contributing anything b. multinational behemoths. to abandon one’s offspring very early in life d. eggs. to kill the offspring of another member of one’s own species 480. millionaire c. chain Answer questions 479–481 on the basis of the following passage. ambiance c. for example. 479. The word atrophy as used in the paragraph most nearly means a. idiosyncratic b. to devour a member of one’s own species c. wasting. d. killing c. The old world cuckoo lays her clutch in the nest of the host that reared her. expelling 57 . quaint d. pain. conglomerate b. resources 477.
if inserted into the blank. the a and i together make the long a sound. gait 487. caveats Answer questions 484–485 on the basis of the following passage. produced 483. strategies d. Breaking words into syllables is one of the best (483) ________ to divide and conquer longer words. regaling c. composed c. what is the best synonym for comprised? a. Which word. Every syllable must have a vowel sound. makes the most sense in the context of the passage? a. What is the meaning of the phrase intolerant to aspirin as it is used in the passage? a. and the raising of the new ﬂag of the sovereign nation. That vowel sound may be made up of more than one vowel letter. most of us learned to sound out words by syllables in order to pronounce them. incorporating d. dominant d. demanding 485. unaffected by the healing effects of aspirin d. He said that the experience was an emotional one for him. isolated b. For instance. Syllables are parts of words that carry separate sounds. Based on the context of this passage. in the word arraignment. 484. Do not use this product if you are intolerant to aspirin. though those sounds may be comprised of several letters. WARNING: Antihistamines can cause drowsiness. Martin Luther King was in Ghana when Ghana gained its independence. balance b. symbolizing b. agility c. commanding Answer questions 486–488 on the basis of the following passage. or dexterity. 486. if inserted in the blank. coordination. markers c. makes the most sense in the context of the passage? a. Which word. As he watched the lowering of the old ﬂag. (484) ________ British rule. he wept. autonomous c. 482. unable to absorb aspirin without adverse effects b.–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. Allergic reactions may occur in susceptible persons. What is the meaning of the word dexterity as it is used in the passage? a. fashioned d. When we were learning to read. What is the meaning of the word sovereign as it is used in the passage? a. so you should avoid driving or other operations that demand alertness. The g is silent. mediums b. clumsiness d. disliking the effects of aspirin c. needing a stronger medication than aspirin 58 . excluded b.
What is the meaning of the phrase spacious visage as it is used in the passage? a. intrepid 490. if inserted into the ﬁrst blank. dull expression 493. unlawful d. large and (491) ________ for his age. makes the most sense in the context of the passage? a. The (489) ________ use by physicians of medical abbreviations can cause medication errors and incorrect interpretation of notes in the medical chart. thin b. arms and legs d. Which word. huge room d. Which word. restitution c. big face c. reenactment b. recompense d. It can create treatment delay if the nurse has to seek out the physician to ask for (490) ________. large frame b. neck and shoulders c. Which word. 489. sensitive Answer questions 489–490 on the basis of the following passage. What is the meaning of the word extremities as it is used in the passage? a. What is the meaning of the word susceptible as it is used in the passage? a.–R E A D I N G C O M P R E H E N S I O N – 488. makes the most sense in the context of the passage? a. stout c. clandestine b. heavy limbs. makes the most sense in the context of the passage? a. John Reed was a schoolboy of fourteen years old. four years older than I. hands and feet b. —Charlotte Brontë 491. and large extremities. big d. pleasant 492. for I was but ten. if inserted in the blank. indiscriminate c. clariﬁcation Answer questions 491–493 on the basis of the following passage. thick lineaments in a spacious visage. robust c. malleable d. adaptable b. with a dingy and unwholesome skin. if inserted into the second blank. height and weight 59 .
stiﬂing 495. indistinctness 60 . ghost b. and the new hay. To what does the phrase balm-of-Gilead most likely refer as it is used in the passage? a. a. Eighteen year olds clamored for the right to vote. and editorials have been written. the right to honor all Americans b. wholesome c. “No taxation without representation. duty b. In this refulgent summer it has been a luxury to draw the breath of life. responsibility c. the right to protest taxes 499. Yet Americans have a deplorable voting history. a cloud c. and sweet with the breath of the pine. Which of the following words is the best synonym for the word privilege as it is used in the passage? 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. saying that if they were old enough to go to war.” was a battle cry of the American Revolution. amendment 494. The phrase battle cry means the same as ________. nonentity 498. Based on the context of the passage. a plant b. the buds burst. the balm-of-Gilead. What is the meaning of the word shade as it is used in the passage? a. Voting is the privilege for which wars have been fought. what is the meaning of the word refulgent? a. downhearted b. they should be allowed to vote. as did many minorities. right d. limitation c. and many will tell you they have never voted. darkness d. the right to go to war d. protests have been organized. obscurity c. a scent 496. 497. the right to vote in elections c. What is the meaning of the word suffrage as it is used in the passage? a. —Ralph Waldo Emerson Answer questions 497–500 on the basis of the following passage. Women struggled for suffrage. legislation b. The grass grows. Night brings no gloom to the heart with its welcome shade. radiant d. the meadow is spotted with ﬁre and gold in the tint of ﬂowers. motto d. The air is full of birds. a meadow d.
triﬂing 506. After studying the Civil War and the antebellum period. memoirs 61 . associate c. assemblage d. having the chemical makeup of chalk b. mammoth c. pretext b. as it is used in the passage? a. 501. What is the most likely meaning of the word chalky as it is used in the passage? a. tumultuous d. made of chalk 502. having the color of chalk c. Sailors are said to catch albatrosses with baited hooks dropped into the turbulent wake of a boat. meager d. a. palatial c. 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. an (503) ________ of history students (504) ________ on the magniﬁcent. ledgers d. tasting like chalk d. Since it is considered bad luck to kill an albatross. intimation 504. converged b. vanguard c. a. shameful Answer questions 501–502 on the basis of the following passage. deviated d. 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. undercurrent b. departed c. analogy b. What is the best synonym for the word turbulent. a. (505) ________ waterfront home and presidential library of Jefferson Davis. so passionate about his nation. covetous b. swerved 505.–R E A D I N G C O M P R E H E N S I O N – 500. conclusive c. enviable d. a. He was the ﬁrst and only president of the Confederacy. 503. sailors release the birds immediately. The students learned that this man. cumbersome Answer questions 503–509 on the basis of the following passage. Davis lived on the estate toward the end of his life to write his (506) ________. paltry b. What is the meaning of the word deplorable as it is used in the passage? a.
engage b. offering little more than a mindless (520) ________ of unimportant facts disguised as news. a. reasonable 512. a. a. In (512) ________. a. stability Answer questions 510–515 on the basis of the following passage. upheaval d. consequence d. conclusion d. We are drawn to stories presented to us by attractive. 510. equitable b. praise c. a. cooperation 514. seems to be that budgets must be cut. exorbitant d. some think we are paying for the unprecedented government spending of the last decade. the (515) ________ for the economic future of our cities is guarded. related d. retrospect c. The (513) ________ of opinion today. Proponents of news programs say that reporters offer (521) ________ and insightful 62 . a. a. afﬁliated b. controversy b. constancy b. outcome Answer questions 516–521 on the basis of the following passage. costly social services. occupy d. It is quite (516) ________ that we watch television to learn about current events. denial 513. seceded 509. tranquility c. a. confrontation d. though such cuts threaten to (514) ________ the services to the neediest groups of people. admiration d. prognosis c. however. effect b. or state in this country is immune to the (510) ________ that always surrounds attempts to cut government budgets. applause 511. safeguard d. Critics say television reporting is ordinary and (519) ________. Many communities are already faced with (511) ________ expenses related to high labor costs. Consequently. city. a. preserve b. adopt 508. sensible c.–R E A D I N G C O M P R E H E N S I O N – 507. resign c. Probably no town. general b. (517) ________ people whose sophistication gives (518) ________ to the remarks they make about a wide range of subjects. diminish 515. compromise c. consensus b. and shrinking tax bases. conserve c. allied c.
or video display terminals. A dazzling array of (523) ________ packages allows computer users a wide choice of programs to load onto a home computer. a. Brightly colored screens on (524) ________. They can also explore the (526) ________. a. proliferation d. exceptional c. a. uninspired 520. 522. cursors c. a. cybernetics c. unreﬁned 518. urbane b. websites b. indistinct d. admirable d. straightforward c. a. invite the browser to use a mouse. a. recapitulation b. ambiguous b. dissonance c. labyrinth 521. networks 523. tacit Answer questions 522–529 on the basis of the following passage. credence 519. opportune 517. software d. monitors b. video recorders d. an international network of computer networks. a. icons 524. a (525) ________ that allows users to point to the operations they want to use on the computer. a. 516. complacency d. hardware d. evident c. incisive d. 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. a. monotonous c. televisions c. outstanding b. hardware 63 .–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. primitive d. instigation c. difﬁdence b. connected by means of a telephone device called a (527) ________. lackluster b. databases b. 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.
voice mail d. When the ice caps. monitor 528. melt. terminals d. societal 531. Additionally. interface 529. Without food. reinstatement c. This has a (537) ________ effect. a. a. or that there was deﬁnitely more snow in past years. a. a.–R E A D I N G C O M P R E H E N S I O N – 525. A speciﬁc example recently described on an environmental calendar told of the effect of global warming on polar bears. a. spreadsheet d. restoration d. In recent years. Melting ice caps (539) ________ bears from hunting food. there is concrete visual evidence of global warming. hardware b. telephone c. concluding d. 64 . 530. the magnitude of which we are just beginning to realize. and the conditions for survival for myriad species. networks 527. latter c. glaciers have been (533) ________ at a greater rate than in (534) ________ years. it changes many things. When people say that the winters are not as cold as they used to be. modem d. testimonials d. In addition to these personal (531) ________. environmental c. pattern d. as all species are (538) ________ and survive according to predictable sources of food and living conditions. a. receding 534. proceeding c. longitudinal d. progressing d. made of fresh water. prototype c. they are correct. secondary Answer questions 535–539 on the basis of the following passage. design b. websites b. outcries b. former b. (536) ________ species could move in. a. e-mail b. affecting the entire ecosystem. a. restitution 533. system Answer questions 530–534 on the basis of the following passage. is global warming. denominations c. global b. a. denials 532. A major (530) ________ problem. depletion b. peripheral 526. Most noticeable is the (532) ________ of the ice caps. mouse b. These changes affect the (535) ________ of the oceans. a. code c. Internet c. mousepad c. the currents. advancing b.
beneﬁcial b. They blame the increased burning of wood and fossil fuels—oil and coal—on a population that demands more heat. atmosphere d. interdependent b. ramiﬁcations . a. 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. manipulations b. a. serious environmental (545) ________ will affect almost every aspect of life. mitigate b. The phenomenon caused by warm air and pollutants trapped around the earth has been labeled the greenhouse effect. constructive c. salinity c. modiﬁed b. clouds c. most scientists believe that the actions of humans have (541) ________ the warming process. inspire Answer questions 540–545 on the basis of the following passage. 535. curious d. submissive d. consecrated 543. enable c. phosphorescence 536. encourage b. stratosphere 544. aggravate d. remarkable 538. exacerbate 545. and enjoys the comforts that electrical power 65 can bring. phases c. invasive 537. practical d. a. ionosphere b. slowed c. dependent c. a. solidiﬁed 542. the amounts of carbon dioxide and other pollutants in the (543) ________ increases. a. a. formulated d. domino c. 540. consumed b. a. altruistic 539. Searching for alternative sources of energy may (544) ________ global warming. subdivisions b. However. geology d. radiation b. travels greater distances. preclude d. ﬂuctuations d. alkalinity d. admitted c. resolutions c. hastened d.–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. a. singular b. As more energy is (542) ________. a. Otherwise. contaminants 541. intensify c. a.
C H A P T E R 8 Synonyms in Context In each of the following sentences. hydroplane b. a. sequel to d. The best-selling author wrote a story that followed her ﬁrst book. hover 67 . determined 547. jostled b. listed d. replace the italicized word or phrase with a more descriptive word or phrase that means the same thing. overture to c. 546. Helicopters are specially designed to ﬂoat in the air over an area. There were so many riders on the crosstown bus that I was shoved from one side to the other on my way to work. abashed 549. preface to 548. a. observed b. neglected c. earned c. maneuvered d. transition d. a. He got three A’s on his report card. a. prelude to b. revert c.
disdain d. reconciled 559. a. maintained d. Certain passages were taken from the book for the purpose of illustration. foundation c. sustained b. The rescue team searched among the ruins for signs of life. The masterpiece bought by an antique dealer at the auction was credited to Picasso. conceal c. attested 558. The front page article reported that the senator suffered a serious injury in the car crash. infringe 68 . diatribes d. fragile c. habituated c. durable 553. anguish 556. euphoria b. unaccustomed d. a. His hope was to pass on a love of woodworking to his son. resolute c. excerpts b. mustered d. The teacher distributed four sheets of paper for each student so each one could complete the necessary assignments for class. preserved 555. Americans have become used to consuming large quantities of oil to run their homes and automobiles. excised d. a. deprogrammed b. rapture c. a. a. prominent d. asserted 554. rubble d. fatigued b. attributed b.–S Y N O N Y M S I N C O N T E X T – 550. The new business owner remained bold and determined in spite of the many setbacks. retained c. denied c. a. grappled b. ﬂeeting b. a. a. acute 557. indices 551. a. contents c. impart b. establishment 552. New experiments enabled manufacturers to make a long-lasting material that would save consumers a great deal of money. terminal b. allotted c. a. Her attorney claimed that she suffered great mental distress as a result of the accident. perishable d. withhold d.
thin outer layer on the dining room table was designed to make the table look as if it were constructed entirely of oak. scenic byways b. a. egregious 567. a. county roads 570. efﬁcacious d. interstate highways c. a. principal highways d. veneer b. prescribe b. divulged b. To make her stories more appealing. a. He ate and drank all the food on the table. She was very happy to greet her cousin. a. deconstructed d. incorporate 569. advanced c. bramble b.–S Y N O N Y M S I N C O N T E X T – 560. a. squabble c. a. detract c. advise c. ruse 561. retracted 566. jostle b. direct 69 . evolved b. isolate b. geyser d. Everyone in the military zone looked forward to an agreement to halt the ﬁghting. The most infamous misleading trick in history was a wooden horse sent to Troy by the Greeks. consumed d. interior 562. Cynthia was known to add to her writing with ﬁctitious details. omen b. a. epidermis d. conversed c. instigation 568. collaborated 563. disavow 565. appalled c. Carolyn prevented a petty disagreement between Ethan and Andrew. a. We drove on some pretty roads as we made our way through the countryside. a. veracity c. perseverance 564. armistice d. embellish d. proposition d. ecstatic b. whom she hadn’t seen in ten years. authenticity d. It is not a good idea to show off your riches in such a showy way. The most accomplished chefs use exotic ingredients to make appetizing meals. ﬂaunt d. inauguration b. a. initiation c. they met their deadline. Since all of the employees worked together on the project. shell c. plunder c. The smooth.
architecture 576. prevented d. box-ofﬁce smash. the actor accepted the praise given to him by his fans. a. recluse b. a. a. Grandma created a love for reading in her grandchildren. The young children kept a watch through the night for signs of Santa Claus. obscure d. Many old sayings have a ring of truth to them. improbable c. derail d. debacle d. She proclaimed her love in a very direct manner. conundrum 70 577. a. downplayed b. proximity b. plausible b. inconvenience d. armistice 579. decrees 578. eradicated 574. a. clariﬁcation b. evasive d. forthright b. fraternized d. a. a. She gave an excuse that did not seem real. articulated b. particular 575. With great pleasure. ostracized 572. resigned c. pedigrees c. adages d. bonanza c. His actions would prevent anyone from offering him any help. deceitful 573. instilled c. far-fetched d.–S Y N O N Y M S I N C O N T E X T – 571. Those who fail to meet their obligations will be excluded from the group. recondite 582. translations b. facilitate d. As a generation. a. legendary c. resolution d. we were taught to look up to our leaders with great respect. a. admonish . The closeness of the two homes allowed the girls to visit each other often. vigil c. decision 581. The new Broadway show was a very profitable. disapproval d. dissonance b. allege 580. deride c. remoteness c. a. a. promote c. oblique c. preclude b. a. infamous b. plaudits c. venerate b. Zeus was a well-known character from Greek mythology.
His self-controlled behavior portrayed him as a man with little emotion. banished to b. viliﬁed by 585. stoic b. a. venerated by d. A seal can be clumsy and awkward on land but graceful and elegant in the water. trivial b. sinuous 584. perplexed b. submerge 588. supple b. disgruntled d. incessant c. inﬁltrate d. a. indignant d. The most vital and important part of the election came when the candidates decided to hold a public debate. The latest job promotion found him at the high point of his professional career. anonymous c. enticing 71 . august 589. a. The tall. median c. franchised by c. verve d. acme d. I found him to be extremely clear and expressive. old-fashioned armoire was sent up to the attic storeroom because the young couple wanted to decorate their house with more contemporary furniture. epitome 587. incoherent c. irascible d. articulate d. divulged b. pivotal c. a. trepidation b. The military troop’s maneuvers allowed them to secretly gain entrance behind enemy lines. The old gentleman entertained all of his friends with thrilling stories of his seafaring days. garrulous b. verbose 586. As a speaker. When the concert was cancelled. a. ungainly c. The shy ﬁve year old approached his kindergarten class with great fear. a. a. plummet c. poise 591. solemn 590. agile d. dovetailed d. a. a. bilked 592. nadir b. a. contempt c. regaled c. diverge b. there were many annoyed fans.–S Y N O N Y M S I N C O N T E X T – 583.
citadels c. Annoyed by her rude and impolite reply. remiss 602. quaint d. kin b. misdemeanor 594. she knew they were similar people even though they were not related. strictures d. a. altruistic b. and fanciful characters often found in fairy tales amuse children of all ages. The playful. a. lionization d. It seems unfair that the candidate should base his campaign on the unjust abuse of the other candidate. I decided to mingle with other people at the party. churlish c. Most soldiers go to war for the sake of their country. but some ﬁght for monetary reasons. Our colleges and universities are strong and commanding places that guard against ignorance and prejudice. With the threat of war. The skier lay unable to move after the jump she made on the advanced trail. mercenary 601. a. pallid b. unpredictable. kindred spirits d. communal 599. viliﬁcation c. a. When she met Sebastian. restitution 596. inane d. fallacy b. banal c. volatile b. serene b. portals d. vain b. pinnacles 72 . tableaus 600. banter d. the country has placed certain limitations or restrictions on foreign trade. a. a. whimsical d. accolades c. antipodes c. ﬁckle 598. synopsis c. ratiﬁcation b. vindictive d. boorish c. The science teacher was impressed by the short and to the point explanation her student gave for photosynthesis. pithy 595. a. a. a. vigorous d. inert c. a. citizens 597. The conclusion reached by the jury was based on a false notion. monuments b.–S Y N O N Y M S I N C O N T E X T – 593. platitudes b. cohesive c.
fettered c. a. sinuous 604. frugal c. comply with 606. a. Scintilla c. a. audacious c. impaired d. jaunty d. rehabilitated c. Sparse d. reformed d. a. a. The concerned and compassionate inquiry made by the doctors and nurses showed the patient that the medical staff was very sincere. prodigal b. The waiver meant that you would go along with all of our wishes. stringent d. gaudy c. One wastefully extravagant shopping spree could place your credit rating in danger. A myriad of b. An octogenarian may be deprived of strength and ability by age. incapacitated b. apathetic b. a. Every Sunday morning she would carefully read the classiﬁed ads in hopes of ﬁnding the right job. perambulate 608. a. staid b. discard d. pusillanimous b. a. meticulous 73 . envision d. annul d. timid d. converted 607. a. A paucity of 605. Lawmakers wished to get rid of the outdated law because it was no longer suitable for the citizens in the community. a. solicitous c. A great many life forms make up the rain forest environment of the Amazon. ﬂamboyant 612. validate 610. admonish b. ratify b. mediocre 611. peruse c. bolstered 609. The history professor always dressed in subdued grays and browns. aver c. dissent b. emancipate c. subverted b.–S Y N O N Y M S I N C O N T E X T – 603. The lion tamer’s act demonstrated many recklessly dangerous feats. amiable d. Cheers from the parents supported the members of the little league team.
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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.
649.–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. 77 . The (sinuous/discomﬁted) movements of the ballet dancers showed evidence of many years of dedication and practice. The motivational speaker gave a speech that served to (stultify/galvanize) the audience. The city planners determined that the construction of a movie complex would (exacerbate/allocate) trafﬁc in a city already plagued with trafﬁc jams. 648. 650.
you will choose the correct answer from commonly confused homophones.S E C T I O N 3 I Spelling section. and the words in each chapter range from easy to difﬁcult. In Chapter 11. Chapter 10 focuses on identifying the correctly spelled words. which are words that sound alike but have different spellings and meanings. you will practice your spelling skills with hundreds of spelling questions. mixing up letter combinations. Finally. Chapter 13 asks you to choose the words that are misspelled. Chapter 12 tests your ability to choose the correct word based on your knowledge of the common spelling errors derived from plurals. N T H I S F I NA L 79 . Many of the items involve commonly misspelled words. and tricky preﬁxes and sufﬁxes.
a. inscite c. ensight d. majicelly d. sinsitive b. sinsative 81 . insite b.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. sensative d. a. sensitive c. a. Her ________ into mathematical concepts was evident when she correctly analyzed a challenging question. The baby’s soft skin was ________ to the harsh winter wind. The newly-fallen snow ________ transformed the landscape. magically b. 651. insight 653. magicaly 652. magickelly c.
jealous c.– 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. The caverns were so damp that my skin felt ________. It is my ________ that municipal employees handle their jobs with great professionalism. The opening night performance was so ________ that the cast was given many extra curtain calls. magezine d. My sister is going to be on the cover of Seventeen ________. a. I ________ a change in her attitude. breche c. a. perceived d. broach d. all of her friends were ________. beleaf 655. jellous b. your ﬁngertips will ________. beleif b. jealuse d. a. a. terriﬁc c. shrivel b. preceived c. bilief c. If you stay in the water too long. sitiation 660. shrivell d. clamby b. a. clammby 661. It was a ________ day for the annual picnic. percieved b. magazine 656. supurb d. The ﬁrst time Wendy drove her new car into town. sittuation b. jeolous 663. belief d. clammy d. situashun d. For some reason. shrivvel c. clamy c. teriﬁc 82 . sepurb 662. precieved 658. superb b. a. a. I just don’t know what I would do in her ________. briech 657. terrifﬁc d. The sounding alarm signaled a ________ in security. breach b. situation c. a. magizine b. supperb c. a. a. shrival 659. magazene c. terifﬁc b.
The agents were searching for ________ cargo on the airplane. peculior b. Learning the words to all of Robert Frost’s poetry has become an ________ for Jonathan. terminated b. candidates must have a solid background in law enforcement. To be elected ________. jeapardy d. sherrif b. mechinical b. jepardy c. a. obsessiun 666. a. a. termanated 672. piculear 83 . The Pilgrims came to America to escape religious ________. mechenical d. obsessian c. elicitt b. From inside the box came a strange ________ sound. a. There will be an immediate ________ into the cause of the accident. sheriff 665. a. a. obsession d. obssession b. Nora was awestruck by the ________ mountain range in the national park. illicet d. ellicit c. mechanical c. magnifﬁcent 668. enquery 671. The color she chose was a ________ shade of blue. magniﬁsent c. pursecution c. sherriff c. presecution d. magniﬁsint b. a. jeopardy 667. The contract for the teachers’ union could not be ________ before the school year ended. a. illicit 670. persecution b. machanical 669. persecusion 673. inquirry c. termenated c. sherif d. jeoperdy b. peculliar 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. peculiar c. a. a. magniﬁcent d. inquiry b. terrminated d. Driving on icy roads can place you in ________. enquirry d.
The attorney asked a question that was ________ to the case. incurraging d. niehbor d. neihbor c. Getting a driver’s ________ is a rite of passage for most teenagers. psychology 675. a. a. The large donation came from an ________ source. concize c. rediculus c. comittment d. a. a. consise d. psycholigy c. lisense b. a. irrelevant d. irelevant c. neighbor 678. ridiculus 683. stablize c. a. commitment b. license 676. anonymous 84 .– 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. Some people say that ________ is not a true science. ridiculous d. a. The paramedics attempted to ________ the victim. encouraging c. nieghbor b. psycology b. Dad thinks it is ________ to stay up late on a school night. The mayor highlighted the ________ statistics during her campaign speech. the judge overruled it. committent c. cuncise 677. comitment 682. a. stableize d. anonimous c. irelevent b. a. incouraging 681. stabilize b. irrelevent 680. anynonimous b. lisence c. The journalist made a ________ to ﬁnish the article by Friday. stabalize 679. encouredging b. lycence d. psychollogy d. a. concise b. anounymous d. rediculous b. The reporter gave a ________ and accurate account of the events. My next-door ________ planted some beautiful ﬂowers near his sidewalk.
– 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. I was ________ of the claims made by the loquacious salesman. concede b. supervizer c. The young man wished to ________ his right to speak freely. commpatible 692. frequentley 687. excercise b. asparations c. emphasis d. a. commencement c. comencement b. comencment 694. supervizor d. The scientists had to do an ________ amount of research on the project. emphisis c. a. a. aspirrations d. the ________ was placed on scientiﬁc evidence. compatable c. asurrance b. commencment d. extrordinary d. consede d. a. assurence d. a. assurance c. a. The president and the vice president were a ________ pair. Each of the new employees had similar ________. asspirations b. The presidential candidate refused to ________ the election until every vote was counted. skepticil 693. a. a. frequintly c. skepticle d. conceed c. assureance 686. frequently b. supervisor 85 . aspirations 690. Who is your immediate ________? a. emfasis 688. a. enphasis b. superviser b. compatible d. ecstraordinary 685. extraordinery c. Throughout the trial. The valedictorian will give the ________ address. skeptikal c. skeptical b. compatibel b. conseed 689. The purpose of the new city ordinance was debated ________. frequentlly d. a. exercise c. extraordinary b. exersize d. exercize 691. The customer service representative gave his ________ that the refund would be made within two weeks.
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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
inundatid 731. vaudiville 739. permissable b. inconspicious 734. For most people. His job was to ________ information to the troops. a. counterﬁt c. incunspicuous b. a slice of chocolate cake can be ________. a. For many years. symmetricully d. prosecuted b. diseminate c. symetrically c. inundated b. prosecuited 735. debris d. The radio show was ________ with callers responding to today’s trivia question. a. vacume 89 . disemminate b. vawdville c. vacuum b. iresistible b. vaudville b. a. He decided to dress in a gray suit in order to be ________. countirﬁt d. prosecutted d. ________ was a popular form of entertainment in America. debree 733. vaccuum c. permisible 737.– 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. a. inconspicus d. Is it ________ to bring pets into the park? a. It took me thirty minutes to ________ the entire house. inconspicuous c. a. After the tornado. a. symmetrically 738. Unlike the other sections on the estate. permisable c. desseminate 730. symetricaly b. The accounting ﬁrm was ________ for fraudulent practices. irrisistible 732. ________ was scattered everywhere. the rose garden was arranged ________. The twenty dollar bills appeared to be ________. inondated d. a. irresistable d. a. disseminate d. innundated c. permissible d. vacum d. counterfeit 736. prossecuted c. vaudeville d. dibrie c. debrie b. a. irresistible c. counterﬁet b.
Adolescense b. kindergarden c. collegues c. bacheler c. marriageable d. suovenirs c. a. coleagues b. a. Penicillen b. The auditorium could ________ ﬁvehundred people. ________ is an antibiotic used to cure many illnesses. a. colleagues d. Penicillen d. playright d. She received her ________ of arts degree last spring. ________ young couples have prearranged weddings. a. meringue b. souvenirs 744. kindergarten b. Adolessents c. bachelor b. ________ is often called the awkward stage. acommodate c. playwright 749. Adolescence d. illegible c. acommedate d. a. batchelor 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 – 740. marrageable c. a. Adolscence 748. suvenirs d. acomodate b. souveniers b. Coffee stains made the note ________. mariageable 745. but I had to remember my diet. a. kintergarden 750. They returned from Europe with many ________. The support from her ________ was overwhelming. The lemon ________ pie was enticing. playwrite c. playwrighte b. batcheler . ilegible b. merange 742. a. illegable 90 746. merengue c. accommodate 741. kindregarden d. Penicillin c. a. Penicilin 747. merangue d. Many lifelong rules can be learned in ________. ilegable d. marrigeable b. a. In some cultures. colleages 743. William Shakespeare is considered the most famous ________ of all times. a.
C H A P T E R 11 Choose the Correct Homophone For each of the following sentences. 751. choose the correct spelling for the missing word. cite c. The amount for the carpet was a ________ price. Do you think I should run for a seat on the city ________? a. buy b. site 755. sight b. council 753. by 91 . bye c. dessert 752. fare 754. counsel b. a. a. fair b. a. My favorite ________ is peach pie with vanilla ice cream. The words in each set of choices are homophones—words that sound alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings. This is the ________ of the new art museum. desert b. a. Come ________ the park later this evening to see the sunset.
Reign c. to c. a. stationary 763. At the beach. muscles 764. When the driver slammed on the ________. a. forth 757. a. lead b. they’re b. there 760.” a. immanent c. a. Rain b. a. This problem is ________ complex. a. two b. a. The acoustics in the auditorium made it easy for the audience to ________ the melodic sounds of the soloist. peace 761. lessen 767. rite c. waste b. Have dinner with us at the restaurant. Rein 766. a. a. eminent 92 . piece b. right 762. passed 765. too 770. lesson b. imminent b. I don’t understand today’s math ________. This is the ________ book George has read. fourth b. storing nuclear ________ is always a problem. a. mussels b. It is a good idea to exercise on a ________ bicycle during inclement weather. All children have the ________ to an education. a. My grandmother is an ________ historian.–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. hear 769. We ________ the exit and had to turn around. waist 768. we went digging for clams and ________. we’ll meet you ________. brakes 758. A very experienced guide ________ the group on a hike into the wilderness. his car slid into the ditch. their c. a. past b. here b. write b. breaks b. The French Revolution was known as the “________ of Terror. While nuclear energy is efﬁcient. May I have a ________ of cheese? a. a. led 759. stationery b.
c. b. I will take a course in economics next semester. d. d. sent b. Let’s go shopping later this week. If there are no mistakes. a. principal b. 780. pare 772. 782. The ________ in the mountains was peaceful and still. a. stares b. choose the sentence in which the italicized word is spelled incorrectly. Terrence is old enough to pour his own glass of milk now. air b. bear b. a. plain For the following questions. 93 . She had to buy a ________ of shoes to match her dress. d. 781. b. Follow the river’s coarse. cent c. a. We will bored the plane at 4:00. c. No mistakes. d. principle 773. pear c. Josie pours over the catalogs she receives in the mail. your 777. There are some very poor people living in that part of the United States. pair b. 783. Later. Do you want to meet at nine or ten? The latter is better for me. scent 774. c. b. c. No mistakes. Creativity is ________ best asset. a. a. Its 776. Sandpaper is always coarse. a. bare 775. he told us of his plans to build a new house. She boarded a ________ to San Francisco last night. It’s b. The board members will all attend. The ________ of the school asked all faculty members to attend a meeting. No mistakes. The ________ of the perfume was intoxicating. a. The room was completely ________ of furniture. you’re b. choose answer d.–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. heir 778. b. a. Take the ________ to the second ﬂoor. All of the choices are homophones—words that sound alike but are spelled differently and have different meanings. stairs 779. a. a. plane b. No mistakes. a. He used his drill and bored a hole in the wall. a. ________ only four o’clock in the afternoon.
d. I prefer to eat plain. b. No mistakes. c. b. b. home-cooked meals. c. d. Have you no moral standards? c. d. We need to use a plane to make the top of the door level. c. What is the morale of the story? b. Why wasn’t I shown how to operate this machine? d. The sun shone brightly. 791. Some people say it is a boring landscape. The great majority of the class will attend the pep rally. a. Many farmers raise chickens. 788. 94 . Mr. c. Raise your hand if you know the answer. b. c. a. a. He ate the hole pie. He had a reputation for being very vane and self-centered. No mistakes. 787. 789. We don’t have enough capitol to buy a new building. b. c. a. b. We studied the veins in the leaves. a. Be sure to clean the grate in the ﬁreplace. Hanson put a weather vane on his roof. Employee morale was low. 785. but I like the planes of the Midwest. No mistakes. 786. No mistakes. a. d. No mistakes. b. c. There are holes in your socks. They will raze this old building and build a skyscraper in its place. What is the capital of North Dakota? d. a. No mistakes. d. 790. The ﬁrst graders were learning how to write capital letters. The house was shown by the real estate agent. I found a whole set of dishes at a garage sale.–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. No mistakes. That music greats on my nerves. d. a. No mistakes.
bunches b. IE/EI Rule. choose the correct plural form. shelves 798. shelfs b. a. skies 794. a. pianoes 793. a. bunchs Plurals. boxes 799. mouses b. stimuluses b. a. and Preﬁxes and Sufﬁxes For each of the following questions. mice 795. skys b. strawberries 797. stimuli 95 . a. a. strawberrys b. boxs b. a. a.C H A P T E R 12 792. pianos b. a. deer b. 796. deers 800.
vallies For each of the following questions. yeild b. vareity b. choose the correct spelling for the words that contain ei or ie. A N D P R E F I X E S A N D S U F F I X E S – 801. sons-in-law 802. efﬁceint b. weight b. greif b. a. tomatoes b. a. variety 825. riegn 813. yield 817. a. a. niether 814. a. a. attornies 803. industries b. handfuls 805. handsful b. specieses 809. a. grief 820. reign b. a. 810. freindly 819. foriegn 824. a. crisises 807. tomatos 806. a. turkeys 808.–P L U R A L S . a. a. deceive 816. I E / E I R U L E . a. caffeine b. decieve b. friendly b. wieght 815. foreign b. valleys b. a. son-in-laws b. a. neither b. recieve b. pateint b. species b. peice 812. conceited 822. a. a. achieve b. cafﬁene 818. a. crises b. a. industrys 804. acheive 823. receive 811. turkies b. efﬁcient 821. attorneys b. concieted b. a. piece b. a. a. a. a. patient 96 . a.
a. unecessary 835. chief b. leisure b. dissatisfy 840. sieze 831. unnecessary b. disatisfy b. sleigh b. choose the correct spelling for the words that have preﬁxes or sufﬁxes. overated 837. truely b. truly 97 . a. a. illegible 836. a. driveing 838. overrated b. a. liesure 830. quietly 827. queitly b. suddeness 839. ﬁnaly b. driving b. a. a. ilegal b. a. a. a. ﬁnally 841. mispelled b. illegal 833. a. a. ilegible b. sliegh 829. seize b. beleive b. suddenness b. a. a. misspelled 834. believe For each of the following questions. A N D P R E F I X E S A N D S U F F I X E S – 826. a. I E / E I R U L E .–P L U R A L S . 832. cheif 828. a.
a. description d. radios b. choose answer d.C H A P T E R 13 842. people c. servent c. If all of the words are spelled correctly. women b. comfortable d. leaves c. no mistakes 843. aisle c. advisement c. 844. no mistakes 846. no mistakes 845. a. informal b. no mistakes Find the Misspelled Word In each of the following questions. litrature d. alumni d. a. babys d. anouncement b. omission b. ﬁnd the word that is misspelled. a. no mistakes 99 . a.
abduct c. plunder d. no mistakes 861. equipped c. testamony d. volunteer c. no mistakes 855. no mistakes 851. thorough d. no mistakes 862. possessive d. voracious d. vegetable b. emulate c. phenomonal b. no mistakes 848. unnecessary c. palpable c. no mistakes 860. a. quaint d. a. no mistakes 853. no mistakes 849. requirement b. quality c. incorporate b. a. reverence c. ravinous b. through b. optimum b. explicit b. a. no mistakes 856. procedure b. wondrous d. no mistakes 100 . no mistakes 857. ninetieth d. misconception d. hindrence b. threw c. a. a.–F I N D T H E M I S S P E L L E D W O R D – 847. fortieth c. width c. no mistakes 858. a. no mistakes 850. tyrenny d. memorization d. no mistakes 859. rotate d. a. quantaty b. a. pertain b. associacion b. miraculous c. a. martial c. resistent d. no mistakes 854. a. exhale d. a. contridict c. twentieth b. a. illegal d. villin b. reversel c. a. a. variation d. judgment c. marshal b. a. no mistakes 852.
sincerly b. strenuous c. outweigh c. no mistakes 101 . military d. speciﬁcally d. perimeter c. a. reliably d. a. mortar b. poltry b. no mistakes 867. transparent b. no mistakes 875. general b. auditorium c. forcast d. no mistakes 868. competitor c. lieutenant d. a. no mistakes 872. stadium b. marmalade d. no mistakes 865. circumferance d. a. rightious b. delenquent c. parliament b. temperture c. corporal c. no mistakes 866. horrendous c. no mistakes 878. no mistakes 864. emergency d. ﬁnallity c. no mistakes 877. congressional d. mischief b. insurance c. dictionary b. strenthen c. pursue d. a. rhubarb c. manageable d. gratitude b. a. no mistakes 869. primarily b. a. a. a. a. condiment c. a. relish d. relegious b. geometry b. faithfully c. a.–F I N D T H E M I S S P E L L E D W O R D – 863. a. biology d. ketchup b. a. lovable d. a. atheletic d. lightning d. no mistakes 873. no mistakes 870. governor c. balcony b. no mistakes 874. a. no mistakes 876. no mistakes 871.
distinguished d. illuminate b. parachute b. tuition b. fasinated d. no mistakes 889. no mistakes 881. a. campain d. a. potatoe b. artichoke c. rehearsel c. tournament c. no mistakes 890. a. a. distructive b. ajournment b. a. no mistakes 893. a. abolish b. bungalow b. political c. architecture d. no mistakes 887. clarify d. a. no mistakes 883. no mistakes 882. no mistakes 886. negate d. enlighten c. no mistakes 888. intrigued b. resperation c. zoology b. a. a. no mistakes 880. no mistakes 884. a. a. a. label b. anthropology d. crusade b. forﬁt c. a. a.–F I N D T H E M I S S P E L L E D W O R D – 879. hypnotized c. meterology c. bookkeeping b. vacency c. vanish c. a. construction c. trepidation c. vague b. a. cucumber d. no mistakes 892. accounting c. no mistakes 885. no mistakes 891. conﬁnement d. together d. bankrupcy d. no mistakes 894. tramendous d. decisive c. evaporate b. digestion b. vengence d. medal d. circulation d. no mistakes 102 . disolve d. mediocre c.
abundant b. no mistakes 901. muzzled d. a. emancipate c. no mistakes 908. a. bounteous c. a. vigor d. no mistakes 899. a. a. a. a. actor d. gullable b. graditude c. luxurient d. conjunction b. no mistakes 902. no mistakes 103 . scruteny d. depo b. no mistakes 910. brackets b. capitolization d. association b. sonet d. a. a. specialized b. solidarity d. columm b. a. preposition c. a.–F I N D T H E M I S S P E L L E D W O R D – 895. perscribe b. blemished d. knight d. acquisition d. dramatic c. philosophy c. no mistakes 909. lyrical c. no mistakes 906. deviate c. no mistakes 903. negotiate c. visionary b. initial b. a. immortality d. narled b. business c. a. language b. a. inﬂuential d. a. no mistakes 905. no mistakes 897. parenthisis c. knobby c. inheritance d. aisle c. ellipsis d. personel c. no mistakes 896. no mistakes 907. playwright b. virtuoso c. no mistakes 904. a. integrity b. no mistakes 898. no mistakes 900. loosely b. ingenuity c. plausible d.
pungeant b. no mistakes 918. gymnist d. carburator c. no mistakes 921. chauffeur d. no mistakes 920. acrobat b. a. hypnosis c. no mistakes 915. extravagant d. aromatic c. dignitary c. a. a. a. no mistakes 923. zeneth d. controversial d. corosive c. colosal b. a. acquisition d. neurotic d. no mistakes 914. spicy d. hygenic d. sublime c. a. no mistakes 104 . coronation d. a. problematic b. no mistakes 917. questionaire c. carriage b. currency d. a. a. maneuver d. magnanimous c. digestible b. restle b. no mistakes 919. no mistakes 916. nevertheless b. no mistakes 913. a. equestrian c. neutral c. no mistakes 912. a. ilegal c. jockey b. joust d. hybrid b. no mistakes 924. somersault c. judicious b. a. a. ambassador b. a. bullitin c.–F I N D T H E M I S S P E L L E D W O R D – 911. disciple b. no mistakes 925. a. corrugated c. border b. no mistakes 922. persevere c. embasy d. magistrate d. correspondent b.
It is customary for the members to arrive fashionably late. Stringent controls were placed on the county’s budget. I am going to wear my velvit skirt on New Year’s Eve. c. d. George wrapped the birthday present for me. d. no mistakes 928. The speaker presented an idea that was foreign to us. no mistakes 936. The weather here changes frequently. c. no mistakes 934. d. d. c. Curt will probibly stay home tonight. d. b. no mistakes 105 . a. no mistakes 932. no mistakes 933. We are all individual and unique. b. b. choose answer d. b. d. We adopted a new policy. b. 926. You have thousands of choices. Rhoda has a private ofﬁce. no mistakes 930. b. It was a relief to learn that Brad had arrived safely. d. The sentences in the second paragraph are too vague. William is the most sensable person I know. c. b. no mistakes 929. a. Unfortunatly. a. a. c. choose the sentence that contains a misspelled word. c. a. There are many ways to increase your vocabulary. a. b. Safety is my primary concern. c. c. My birthday is on Saturday. Our ofﬁce has a plentiful supply of staples. d. The coach praised the team for last night’s game. we do not have this sweater in another color. The boys and girls in the musical gave a stunning performance. My friends bought a new home in an upscale community. He is undecided about which job to accept. I am truely sorry about the outcome. Read the fourth chapter by next week. a. a. Marcus spoke directly to the governor. a. b. The welfare of the community depends on this decision. a. b. a. If there are no mistakes.–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. c. d. c. Her father is a captin in the navy. d. We were disatisﬁed with the results of the experiment. no mistakes 927. b. no mistakes 935. Check your paper to see if you have any misspellings. Let’s go shopping on Thursday. c. Pick up the car on Wednesday. no mistakes 931. The festival is held at a different time every year. d.
c. a. b. You can learn self-conﬁdence. You have been more than charitable. b. Coffee is a stimulant. Did you see the lightning? d. Measure both the length and the width of the table. c. c. d. Carlos is a physical therapist. b. a. d. b. c. We have a fundimental difference of opinion. no mistakes 106 . a. c. d. Their relationship suffered as a result of his immaturity. d. d. The parachute opened properly. a. c. b. d. Todd served in the militery for twenty years. d. a. no mistakes 939. Harry is a kind-hearted man.–F I N D T H E M I S S P E L L E D W O R D – 937. a. a. a. Her contribution was signiﬁcant. no mistakes 940. a. He has revealed his innermost secrets. c. the answer is no. There is a ﬁve-year warranty on this appliance. How many wittnesses do we have? d. no mistakes 947. no mistakes 944. b. no mistakes 941. Smart consumers read food labels. d. She did not even aknowledge my presence. no mistakes 942. c. no mistakes 943. b. Mark carved the roast with a razor-sharp knife. c. Mercury is a poisonous substance. Save all of your receipts. no mistakes 946. This story has received too much publisity. b. Do you think this is an attainable goal? c. b. Which president is buried in this cemetary? d. no mistakes 938. b. The color scheme in the living room was monochromatic. Your behavior can only be described as professional. no mistakes 945. but I think he is vulgar. Her conversation was ﬁlled with sarcasim. For the ﬁftieth time. You think he is funny. a. There is a town in New Mexico called Truth or Consequences. b. I would like to be as poised as Susanna. a. Your new dress is lovily. c. Lena has three great roommates. A bad decision could have been detrimental to her health.
c. b. d. The tenants’ association will hold its meeting tonight. b. I am taking my neice and nephew to the amusement park. c. The dancer was graceful and elegent. b. no mistakes 955. Why did you refuse to accept his offer? c. What is your assessment of the situation? b. d. Alcohol acts as a depressant. This is the best value you will ﬁnd anywhere. A poll was conducted by the ofﬁcials at the end of the election. Your assignment is to write a four-page report. a. That is one argument that will never be resolved. no mistakes 952. d.–F I N D T H E M I S S P E L L E D W O R D – 948. a. d. Honesty is said to be the best policy. a. no mistakes 954. a. Marlene is digniﬁed and self-assured. Avery’s thriftyness is sometimes a problem. Do not ruin your good reputation by making the wrong decision. a. d. The actor bears a striking resemblence to Abraham Lincoln. no mistakes 957. d. c. b. no mistakes 107 . no mistakes 950. a. d. no mistakes 951. Barbara is very ambitious and knows how to set goals. b. c. a. no mistakes 956. no mistakes 953. b. You have given me the best advice I have ever had. b. d. I received lots of encouragement from my science teacher. Is that horse a thoroughbred? c. a. no mistakes 949. A cup of herbal tea will sooth my nerves. The trafﬁc during rush hour today was unbelievable. Poler bears are beautiful but dangerous creatures. b. My sister accepted an administrative position with the state department. a. Scott was in unaform when he sat for the family portrait. The actor’s illustrious career began almost ﬁfty years ago. They placed their wedding announcement in the Sunday paper. How much paint do we need to compleat this job? c. d. d. Erin works for a federal agency in Chicago. I am planning to cook two turkeys on Thanksgiving. c. b. c. c. He can be annoying and meddlesome. a.
b. d. c. b. a. b. The guard dogs searched the premises. a. The orchestra played my favorite symphony. b. c. The basement of the building was like a dungeon. a. Is that a rhetorical question? d. a. I have an indoor thermometer on the wall in my kitchen. We do not know the correct pronnunciation. no mistakes 966. a. d. a. The mayor and the city manager were not in agreement. I have no knowlege of how the bicycle was damaged.–F I N D T H E M I S S P E L L E D W O R D – 958. How many passengers traveled by train? d. b. drought conditions exist. The intense heat scorched my houseplants. no mistakes 968. I want to buy a portable dishwasher. c. After registration. She buys only quality merchandise. d. The quartett sang at my sister’s wedding. c. c. no mistakes 961. The ﬁreplace has become a focal point in the room. The scizzors were not sharp enough. d. The movie was immensely popular with children. no mistakes 965. c. no mistakes 962. The scedule was posted on the bulletin board. The coach did not think the opposing team played aggressively. He quareled frequently with other members of his family. b. c. Meet me during intermission. no mistakes 959. c. c. no mistakes 108 . d. b. Try to patronize your local stores. no mistakes 963. b. b. d. The Milky Way is only one of many galaxies. a. b. Joshua made a commitment to practice the piano every day. When will you have time to knit another sweater? b. no mistakes 960. we will know if enrollment has increased or decreased. It would not be a good idea to swim in such stagnant water. The principle met with the members of the student council. d. no mistakes 967. We paid homage to the soldiers who fought in the war. c. d. d. c. Due to the lack of rain. Edwin made his announcement yesterday. The winners received their prizes several days ago. a. a. They hoped to avert a tragedy. no mistakes 964. a. Patrick made a solemn promise to arrive on time. a.
All of the musicians were well trained. The managment team promised to look into the situation. a. a. The butterﬂy’s wings are perfectly symetrical. c. a. He was conscious of his surroundings. d. a. c. b. no mistakes 976. b. My cousin will be skiing in Febuary. c. I knew she was bored because she wriggled in her seat. Neither Joe nor Gary has done any research for the report. d. d. c. d. a. We studied the geology and topology of the region. You are required to follow standard proceedures. c. Edith and her sister closely resemble one another. d. b. no mistakes 974. Kate likes to visit with her nieghbor. As treasurer. Our company sent forty representatives to the meeting.–F I N D T H E M I S S P E L L E D W O R D – 969. If you want to succeed. c. Occasionally. no mistakes 975. please report to work imediately. d. d. b. no mistakes 977. I am teaching my brother to read mathematical symbols. no mistakes 972. our dog Skippy will dig under the fence. Her handwriting was barely legible. a. Jenny has complete ﬁnancial responsibility. This weather is terribly depressing. c. no mistakes 970. a. no mistakes 978. My mother will soon celebrate her fortieth birthday. b. b. I have been assured that his illness is not contagious. no mistakes 973. a. We both ﬁlled out an application for employment. When did you realize that the theory could not be proven? c. no mistakes 971. The commissioner has assumed responsibility. d. We knew that Ellen was embarassed. c. Thank you for your assistance and support. This is not a commonly held viewpoint. b. d. b. a. Autumn is my favorite time of year. The speaker elegantly deﬁned the meaning of a democracy. a. no mistakes 109 . The design for the book jacket seemed wierd. c. All employees will be eligible for three weeks of vacation. b. d. b.
c. Did you memorize the grammer rules? b. a. d. During the semester. no mistakes 981. Do you know what a promissory note is? c. he is a bureaucrat. This is the most efﬁcient way. b. a. They began their ascent up the mountain. a. The secretery of state spoke to the nation last Tuesday. We made a unanimus decision. no mistakes 983. no mistakes 982. She is the only veterinarian that I will trust with my dachshunds. her sister is a sophmore. c. b. Benedict Arnold was a traitor. c. c. The fragrence from the lilac bushes permeated the room. a. The painters forgot to take their ladders. Which is most economical? c. Please pick up my prescription at the pharmacy. b. d. d. no mistakes 980. The hospital stocked a sufﬁcient amount of anti-venom in case of snakebite. His inaugeration speech was forty-three minutes long. a. Sally plays ﬁve different musical instruments. no mistakes 984. c. Since the reservoirs are full. we were required to read all of the stories in the anthology. b. a. no mistakes 110 . There are too many people in the gymnasium. no mistakes 985. The senators will vote on two critical issues. Do not be deterred. d. d. no mistakes 988. d. a. My grandfather was a distinguished professor. What are you wearing to the masquerade party? d. Use your persuasive powers to get results. Rita is a freshman. no mistakes 987. I fractured my ankle playing soccer. d. The food critic overrated this restaurant. I will phone you tomorrow. That chair is ancient and probably an antique. d. c. b. The new pharmicy has twenty-eight aisles. a. After all. c. a. My brother has always been a nonconformist. We are unable to ascertain the truth.–F I N D T H E M I S S P E L L E D W O R D – 979. b. no mistakes 986. a. d. c. no mistakes 989. b. c. b. there is an abundant water supply this year. Be careful not to make an irational decision under the circumstances. d. b. a. b.
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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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b. it is distinguishable or separate. Erroneous means inaccurate. Invent means to create or to discover. 16. and charity. To humidify means to dampen or moisten. A vessel and a container are both receptacles for holding goods. To delegate means to authorize. 31. 15. jumbled or unintelligible. 43. If something is distinct. a. 25. d. to ponder. If you expose something. especially of danger. to cooperate. 13. . appoint. a. 5. a refuge is a place that provides shelter or protection. an address. 17. Grotesque means freakish. Astute means to have or show a keen awareness. 3. b. Negligible means to be of little consequence. d. b. b. 12. To navigate means to direct or steer a course across or through an area. perceptive. To dispute is to engage in argument. Intimate means personal or private. A contemptuous person would be disdainful or scornful. 20. Vigilant means watchful. To tote means to carry. Apathy means a lack of interest or concern. b. To coerce means to dominate by force. 40. 36. c. To muse means to consider carefully or at length. 33. a. indifference. distorted. c. d. a position or location. 7. Abrupt means quick. An opportunity to do something is the same as a chance to do it. a. a. a. waken. c. A harbor is a place of security. c. or hideous. it is unintentionally distorted. 21.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – Chapter 1: Synonyms 1. c. To compensate means to provide adequate substitution or to recompense. d. To yield means to give up or to relinquish. 41. 39. 4. A philosophy is a system of motivating principles. If something is garbled. d. insigniﬁcant. To tailor means to design or to alter to suit a speciﬁc need. c. d. 2. or assign. Proximity means the same as nearness. 115 24. ponder. b. 26. d. To consider means to regard or judge. a habit that is practiced and followed regularly. 28. d. 18. 45. c. Flagrant means glaringly offensive. Libel is a false or defamatory statement that brings undeserved discredit and is synonymous with slander. A custom is a common practice. 22. you reveal it. to debate is to argue. a. 35. To arouse means to stir or cause to become alert. 42. Fortiﬁed means strengthened or reinforced. b. as to pay appropriately. faulty. hasty. 6. 11. c. c. 10. c. c. d. a. A site is the place occupied by something. To harass means to torment or pester. b. 32. 8. 19. b. c. 27. To stow means to store or pack away. 14. 29. 23. Philanthropy is characterized by goodwill. To be held accountable means to be held responsible. To collaborate means to work jointly with others. An oration is a speech. d. 30. or sudden. a. b. Insipid means the same as tasteless. humanitarianism. 37. or incorrect. Eternal means to be without end or to be timeless. c. Despair means the same as hopelessness. 44. a. 34. A journal and a diary are both records of daily happenings. a. 38. 9. c.
d. to purify. soon. a. b. To rebuke is to censure angrily. 53. fame means to achieve popular acclaim. Query means to ask questions. A sphere is a ﬁgure formed by the revolution of a circle about its diameter and is synonymous with globe. c. 50. 64. Clemency is an act or instance of leniency. b. c. A sage is a wise. negligent is not taking prudent care. 63. b. 65. 66. reckless means to disregard or be indifferent of the consequences of an act and is the opposite of cautious. 80. inquire. a. Inordinate means to exceed reasonable limits. 54. Ponderous means heavy. Robust means vigorous or strong. Cautious means prudent and discreet. To banish means to condemn to removal or to exile. 68. 75. habitually jolly. Obsolete and outmoded both mean no longer in use. b. abandon means to desert. 57. Stoical means not showing passion or feeling. c. A hostel and an inn are both lodging places. be unmindful. Jocular means given to jesting. a mystery. Disillusioned is the condition of being disappointed or disenchanted. a. as is a spiteful action. 76. Renown is a state of honor. 52. An expansive personality is talkative. c. d. Haggard means having a worn or an emaciated appearance. b. Disheveled means marked by disorder or disarray. Chapter 2: Antonyms 79. A mesa and a plateau are both high tablelands. or perceptive person. d. ordinary. lanky. a. thin. ﬂat-topped hills with precipitous sides. Submissive means acting in submission to others. and sociable. obedient implies compliance as well. excessive means going beyond a normal limit. 116 . To croon means to vocalize or to sing. 62. 73. Obscure means concealed or hidden. a. 49. 55. gaunt means excessively thin. 78. unwieldy or clumsy because of weight or size. d. A malicious action is intended to harm. d. To be mundane is to be characterized by the practical or commonplace. To pledge means to make a declaration or a promise to do something. mercy means compassion shown to an offender. d. 59. d. To be dormant is to be sleeping or slumbering. d. d. 51. a. and awkward. to scold is to reproach abusively. 58. To be alert is to be attentive. a. b. Relinquish means to let go or release. 60. Gangly means tall. a. b. d. 56. 70. 69. 61. impassive means expressionless. Imminent means to be in the near or immediate future. 67. 77. to be inattentive is to not pay attention. a. b. Remiss means to show neglect or inattention. rumpled means mussed or tousled. Ado means a hubbub or commotion. a. 48. To reﬁne means to remove impurities. 71. open. c. 47. intelligent. 72.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 46. a. d. 74. An enigma is puzzling and difﬁcult to understand. fuss.
106. unskilled means lacking skill or ability. Omit means to leave out. to conceal is to hide. a. Ferocious means savage. To stray is to wander. To restrain is to hold back. 85. to admire is to have a high opinion of or to hold in great esteem or respect. 99. c. to strongly dislike. tardy means late. a. Unity means harmony or compatibility. comfort means calmness and peace. To reveal is to disclose. to liberate is to release. b. c. Concise means short or brief. pliable. ﬂexible means bendable. compliment is an expression of praise. 109. Detest means to feel hostility toward. a. a. controllable is the opposite. Prohibit means to forbid. unable. 117 . To forsake is to abandon. Brittle means breakable. To delay is to slow. d. domineering means exercising overbearing control. a. 93. honorable means to be distinguished or illustrious. Shameful means dishonorable. 100. Capable means able. Dainty means delicate. 112. b. d. d. 95. c. 92. To retract is to withdraw. cowardly is to act with ignoble fear or to exhibit the characteristics of a coward. Distress means great strain. revulsion means aversion. 116. 96. prejudiced means biased. 111. 86. to aggravate is to irritate. admiration. to assert is to afﬁrm. c. d. 98. secure is the opposite of weak. a. encourage is to give support to or foster. 110. Craving means desire. Vulnerable means open to attack or weak. discord means a lack of harmony.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 81. the opposite of shameful. include means to take in. 91. 104. a. or indistinct. To grant is to permit. or disciplined. 97. c. Unruly means not easily managed. d. to cherish is to hold dear. frail. d. Grueling means exhausting. Initial means ﬁrst. b. to be bright is to be brilliant. 88. b. to nurture. a. 94. a. docile means tame. to remain is to stay. Solidarity means union. 83. 113. or congratulations. 103. Vague means not clear or deﬁnite. 90. b. to hasten is to hurry. tolerant. indelicate. 115. 102. disunity means division. 114. Aimless means lacking in purpose. lengthy means long. 108. Disclose means to reveal. 82. coarse means rude. 105. conceal means to cover or hide. b. Impartial means not partial or biased. permit means to allow. 84. Clarify means to make clear. c. Lenient means permissive. Valiant means acting with bravery or boldness. deﬁnite means clearly deﬁned. Moderate means average. or easy-going. 101. Stiﬂe means to discourage or smother. dim. purposeful means having an aim or purpose. 117. controlled. c. excessive means extreme. ﬁnal means last. b. b. To belittle means to criticize. to prevent disclosure. to deny is to refuse to permit. c. 87. a. 107. a. d. rough. To be bleak is to be dreary. control. 89. obscure means to make dark. To soothe is to comfort. a. the opposite of belittle. Prompt means punctual. b. b. upset. effortless means easy.
a. Virtue is a moral goodness. Absorb means to take in or consume. 120. 139. Erudite means learned or possessing knowledge. 125. Conscientious means careful. c. 122. 118 . ordinary means usual. a. 141. 148. To be punctual means to be on time. discord means disagreement. d. 150. 137. 123. To be critical is to be important or vital. 127. inept means incapable or incompetent. 132. 151. 131. to be trivial is to be unimportant. c. To demolish means to tear apart. Notable means distinguished or unusual. to downgrade is to cut something short. terminate means to end. 134. d. uneducated is a lack of training or knowledge. imprudent is to be indiscreet or unwise. An insult is a gross indignity. To irritate means to annoy. a. To promote is to advance someone to a higher rank or to advocate. optional means having a choice. 146. mature means grown-up. cautious. To be fortunate is to have good luck. a compliment is a remark of admiration. 142. and thoughtful. c. c. b. d. 130. harmony means to be in agreement or accord. careless means not showing care. to create means to build. Commence means to begin. Mandatory means containing a command. agitated means disturbed or excited. c. factual means real. b. Nimble means quick and light in motion. c. option means something that can be chosen. c. Imaginary means unreal. Harmony means agreement. 145. c. a. pleasure is a source of enjoyment or delight. shine means to make bright by polishing. b. 126. destitute means very poor. b. 119. d. outrageous means horrendous. Dissonance means disagreement or discord. To retain is to keep or hold. the opposite is vague. 135. Chagrin means distress caused by disappointment or failure. adequate means having all necessary parts. vice is a moral failing. Competent means having adequate abilities. Infantile means childish. a. dull suggests a lack or loss of keenness or zest. aloof means to be physically or emotionally distant or remote. 138. to have the same feeling or opinion. b. shocking. c. not clearly expressed. c. b. General means not limited to one class or thing. 129. a.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 118. 136. d. sluggish means slow or inactive. to be hapless is to be unlucky. Tarnish means to destroy the luster of. Lucid means clear. To be impulsive is to be swayed by emotion or to make rash decisions. 147. c. to soothe means to calm. Prosperous means rich or afﬂuent. 149. to be tardy means to be late. Tranquil means peaceful. Deﬁcient means lacking some necessary quality. 140. to repel is to reject or force away. d. b. 128. d. 143. plain. to release is to let go. a. Sprightly means lively. 121. speciﬁc means particular. Judicious means wise or prudent. 144. to be cautious is to show forethought. Prim means stifﬂy formal and proper. d. Requirement means something obligatory. the opposite of judicious. Amiable means friendly. 133. 124. a.
b. a sound decision is one that has a ﬁrm basis. Both courtesy and civility imply being polite. a. 163. 168. 157. Scant means meager. 165. d. d. to recover means to restore or get back again 180. If something is adequate. 166. To be in awe of something is to admire it. 155. d. To be hypothetical is to be suppositional or contingent on being tested. Recuperate means to heal. A person who is ecstatic has great pleasure or delight or is thrilled. c. or mannerly. existing for a long time. 158. 164. To be steadfast is to be ﬁxed or unchanging. Enthusiastic means eager. 159. b. a believer is one who thinks something is true. lively is to be ﬁlled with energy. c. Subsequent means coming after or following. To be prudent is to exercise good judgment. 179. To affect means to inﬂuence a person. to diminish is to make smaller. c. d. to be rash is to show ill-considered haste. a. 177. a. copious means abundant. 176. d. to be ﬁckle is characterized by constant change or instability. 162. a. a. or as much as needed. 160. To be subjective is to be inﬂuenced by one’s own emotions or beliefs without strict regard to evidence in the outside world. To be uniform is be consistent or the same as others. d. d. a. To be stringent is to be rigorous or severe. to show keen interest or desire. 174. to be lax is to be lacking in rigor or strictness. previous means coming before. A fallacy is a false or mistaken idea. a. b. A skeptic is someone who doubts. 119 . 170. d. Chapter 3: Synonyms and Antonyms 156. to be diverse is to have variety. Continuous means to be marked by uninterrupted extension in space and time. To be animated is to be ﬁlled with activity or vigor. d. A frail person is weak and delicate or frail in constitution or health. To be wary is to be on guard or watchful. Intricate means having many elaborately arranged elements. b. 153. complex means complicated or involved. 175. To manipulate is to manage or to handle in a controlling manner. to have contempt for something is to consider it worthless. to be unbiased is to be objective or impartial. it is sufﬁcient. thing. To subdue means to bring under control. 169. d. or course of events. to be verbose is to use excessive words. 161. a. a. to be wordy. the opposite is old. b. conquer means to defeat by force. considerate. trickery. To be novel is to be new. d. the opposite of steadfast.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 152. a truth is something which conforms to the facts. 178. To enhance is to increase or augment. To be succinct is to be concise. 171. d. 173. to be careless is to have lack of forethought. to be actual is to exist in fact or reality. 167. An attribute is a characteristic or quality belonging to a person or thing. 154. A rational decision is one that exercises the ability to reason. 172.
Disperse means to scatter. inform. Idle means not in use or operation. 184. 201. or unfaltering. c. 192. to retain means to keep. direct. to conﬁrm means to support or establish the validity of. to excite means to stir up. Someone who is avid has enthusiasm and pursues things vigorously. Both commendable and admirable mean worthy. to be stimulating is to be exciting. enduring means without end. A hoax and a ruse are both tricks designed to confuse or mislead. To pacify means to calm. to blame is to accuse or hold responsible.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 181. Passive is to fail to respond or react to an action. Comply means to act in accordance with a command and is synonymous with obey. To verify means to establish truth or accuracy. b. 207. To be a predecessor is to be one who precedes or comes before another. to be concerned means to be interested and involved. b. 197. to desist is to cease. 120 . 210. Vast means very great in size. 205. b. a. 211. to carry out or fulﬁll an order. the opposite is disagreeable or not to one’s liking. 203. Affable means pleasant and at ease or agreeable. to sink means to be submerged. d. To refrain is to hold back. 199. 196. To exonerate means to clear from accusation or guilt. or teach them to make them free of ignorance. To levitate means to rise and ﬂoat. a territory is an area for which someone is responsible. 182. 194. b. unpleasant. c. An eccentric person is considered to be odd. If you enlighten someone. 187. or peculiar. d. Plausible means likely or credible. qualiﬁed. Rigorous is to be rigid or harsh and is synonymous with demanding. a manner of acting that is free from affectation or embarrassment. steady means ﬁrm in position or place. 195. c. c. to gather means to collect in one place. To liberate means to release. unusual. you have poise. 198. a. 200. forceful means powerful. a. stumbling. inactive means not functioning or operating. d. To orient means to adjust. worst means the least desirable. the opposite would be unenthusiastic. or superstition. If you are oblivious to your surroundings. 193. Ephemeral means short-lived. or desirable. you instruct. c. A domain is an area governed by a ruler. d. If you gain composure. b. c. to request urgently. a. unlikely. Optimum means the most desirable. 209. a. 189. a. 202. 190. Meek means not violent or not strong. a. a. 185. a. To excise means to remove. 191. To be tedious is to be tiresome. Faltering means to be unsteady in purpose or action. 186. unbelievable is incredible. not to be believed. become familiar. stop. 188. you are unaware or not cognizant of them. immobile means immovable or ﬁxed. d. c. 206. d. b. To be nonchalant means to have an air of easy indifference. prejudice. b. to confuse means to bewilder. d. immense means to be immeasurable in size or extent. 204. to restrain means to deprive of liberty. lacking excitement or ardor. a. 208. to be a successor is to be one who succeeds or comes after another. or forbear. 183. eccentric.
To be cognizant of something is to be aware. b. Proscribe should not be confused with prescribe. b. inconsistent. d. b. which means to advise the use of (e. to prohibit. b. To be vindictive is to be vengeful. 215. 234. to prompt is to provoke or induce to action.g. Intrepid is fearless. or terriﬁed. To be incredulous is to be skeptical. a. 230. equivocal. 241. Prevarication is an evasion of the truth. consult means to exchange views. 218. 121 . d. 222. active means to be marked by energetic activity. 244. to be certain is to be deﬁnite or ﬁxed. To be ambiguous is to be unclear. 231. To rile is to upset. which means interested and involved. or unworried. or obscure. the opposite is concerned. 228. 217. a. to be indifferent is to have no particular interest or concern. 235. undaunted. Someone who is impertinent is rude. 238. To mar is to damage or deface. Surreptitious is acting in a stealthy or secretive manner. 236. Confer means to compare views or to take counsel. modern is current or contemporary. the opposite of fearful or anxious. false words. suited for one of the lowest rank. 214. or denounce as unwanted or dangerous. b. a. to be inarticulate is to speak hesitantly. b. A deterrent prevents or discourages. a. Latent means present but not functioning. to appease is to pacify or satisfy. d. to be reasonable is to be rational. c. and unpredictable. encouragement inspires or heartens. 227. d. A panacea is an all-encompassing remedy. 237. 221. Menial means servile. a. c. Methodical is characterized by method or order. to repair is to restore or ﬁx. d. a.. To mediate is to settle a dispute. To be glib is to reply quickly with insincere or superﬁcial. b. someone who is polite is courteous. a medication). smug. or brave. b. to reconcile is to bring into agreement. d. To augment means to increase or expand in size or extent. a. disbelieving is to refuse to believe in. d. a. 213. 216. 242. To be ludicrous is to be absurd. 233. condemn. 232. Mirth means merriment. To be held in high esteem means to have a favorable regard. to be conscious is to be perceptive or alert. relaxed means loose. 243. veracity means truthfulness. c. Concurrent and simultaneous both mean happening at the same time. solemnity means seriousness. to be spiteful means to be malicious. c. lowly means humble or plain. A repast is a meal or the food eaten at a meal. To be apathetic is to show little emotion or interest. to soak is to penetrate or permeate. 224. d. daring. Archaic means ancient or outdated. c. to forbid is to command not to do. 229. 223. b. 240. a. a. 226. to disrespect is to lack courteous regard. erratic is variable. 219. tense. 239. To proscribe means to reject. frightened. related to work done by a servant. 225. jovial means very happy. To be eloquent is to be ﬂuent. Sullen means gloomy or dismal. c. 220. Complacent means self-satisﬁed. a cure is a remedy or restoration to health.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 212. not tense. Taut means extremely tight. To saturate is to ﬁll or to load to capacity. To induce is to bring about.
widespread. Subdue. inappropriate is an antonym of these words. obedient. Heroism. and acquiescent are all synonyms. b. and calculated are all synonyms. provoke is an antonym of these words. b. and suppress are all synonyms. 248. and vast are all synonyms. poverty-stricken. intolerant is an antonym of these words. a. Submissive. Felicitous. b. and impoverished are all synonyms. and prudently are all synonyms. Resolve. 249. Clumsy. and gibe are all synonyms. C h a p t e r 4 : Ve r b a l Classification 246. c. 269.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 245. 254. polished is an antonym of these words. inept is an antonym of these words. paraphrased is an antonym of these words. exclude is an antonym of these words. a. compliment is an antonym of these words. and abrasive are all synonyms. and maladroit are all synonyms. crush. tentative is an antonym of these words. Comprise. recklessly is an antonym of these words. Ridicule. and constitute are all synonyms. and pervasive are all synonyms. Inviting. 260. Premeditated. bereft. and ill-timed are all synonyms. welcoming. 268. warily. spontaneous is an antonym of these words. d. Flexible. 257. grotesque. afﬂuent is an antonym of these words. and repulsive are all synonyms. replete is an antonym of these words. 258. a. Trepidation means fear. restrained is an antonym of these words. and mettle are all synonyms. b. 250. deft. implied is an antonym of these words. Deformed. rigid is an antonym of these words. 256. inﬁnitesimal is an antonym of these words. Conﬁrmed. rehearsed. 265. 263. nimble is an antonym of these words. 255. and mastery are all synonyms. grating. Word for word. Deprived. 264. a. the opposite is fearlessness or having no fear. compose. explicit. 122 . deride. b. dour is an antonym of these words. deﬁnite. compassionate. 261. d. d. 259. and cheery are all synonyms. c. immense. b. and limber are all synonyms. supple. and adroit are all synonyms. 262. and conclusive are all synonyms. c. and bereaved are all synonyms. prowess. and unkempt are all synonyms. Distinct. disheveled. Rampant. c. timidity is an antonym of these words. 267. a. orderly is an antonym of these words. and forthright are all synonyms. Destitute. Proﬁcient. 266. c. Inﬁnite. Receptive. 253. fortitude. b. Carefully. 251. all thumbs. exact. Rasping. inopportune. Sloppy. comely is an antonym of these words. a. and amenable are all synonyms. c. incompetence is an antonym of these words. 252. c. d. and verbatim are all synonyms. d. 247. ofﬁcious is an antonym of these words.
quietly and loudly are antonyms. Candid and indirect are opposing traits. b. dispirited is an antonym of these words. 271. vehement. honest is an antonym of these words. d. ambivalence and uncertainty are synonyms. Impassioned. Restrain and curb are synonyms. 287. Scarcely and mostly are antonyms. enlightened and ignorant are antonyms. Divulge and conceal are antonyms. b. repose is an antonym of these words. Pernicious. 292. concur. Devout. and assent are all synonyms. Permissive. 284. Mercenary. stimulating is an antonym of these words. and virulent are all synonyms. c. venal. summit. and aromatic are all synonyms. cordial and courteous are synonyms. b. 295. a. implacable is an antonym of these words. toxic. b. Meaningful and insigniﬁcant are antonyms. b. and emphatic are all synonyms. tranquil is an antonym of these words. if someone is terriﬁed. Pinnacle. c. d. b. and reproduction are all synonyms. and zealous are all synonyms. he or she has been greatly embarrassed. 297. lenient. and accede are all synonyms. and indulgent are all synonyms. stately is an antonym of these words. 290. fervent. conform and differ are antonyms. b. trivial and signiﬁcant are antonyms. 286. Abject. Neophyte and novice are synonyms. Replica. and tumult are all synonyms. If someone has been humiliated. recant and retract are synonyms. pandemonium. Vex. agitate is an antonym of these words. consent. booming. dissent is an antonym of these words. facsimile. 274. a. and acme are all synonyms. magnify and enlarge are synonyms. 280. Regard and esteem are synonyms. aggravate. distasteful is an antonym of these words. and hypnotic are all synonyms. and agitate are all synonyms. apathetic is an antonym of these words. 123 . 279. 294. demur is an antonym of these words. 289. c. innocuous is an antonym of these words. Somnolent. Control and dominate are synonyms. as are honest and devious. soporiﬁc. 293. piquant. Chapter 5: Analogies 285. 281. pursuit and quest are synonyms. and humble are all synonyms. 276. 291. c.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 270. evidently and apparently are synonyms. Savory. 275. essential and unnecessary are antonyms. 272. 278. d. and corruptible are all synonyms. perigee is an antonym of these words. c. 273. d. Stentorian. Exactly and precisely are synonyms. a. 283. Sanction. a. 288. he or she is extremely frightened. c. 277. 282. a. Bedlam. d. lowly. d. 296. Concur. d. Elated and despondent are antonyms. and thundering are all synonyms. permutation is an antonym of these words. a. Polite and gracious are synonyms. c. a. Simple and complex are antonyms.
enrage and appease are antonyms. welcome and eject are antonyms. Advance and retreat are antonyms. cringe and cower are synonyms. covert and secret are synonyms. d. 321. Continuation and sequel are synonyms. you are prudent. b. 305. you are astute. Design and devise are synonyms. 323. 330. prim and staid are synonyms. b. Enthusiastic and blasé are antonyms. Grind and crush are synonyms.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 298. to referee is to umpire. c. Courtier and aristocrat are synonyms. c. a. Barter and swap are synonyms. if there is chivalry. Heterogeneous and mixed are synonyms. b. to precede is to herald. 124 . d. Nourish and foster are synonyms. 301. Obstinate and stubborn are synonyms. a conversion is a transition. Phase and segment are synonyms. 329. c. Ally and enemy are antonyms. 316. 327. 309. To proclaim is to announce. b. procrastinate and delay are synonyms. 306. d. An accord is an understanding. a. ratify and nullify are antonyms. 331. Declare and afﬁrm are synonyms. 325. 304. d. If there are antics. delve and scan are antonyms. 313. scheme and plot are synonyms. 300. 335. 299. b. praise and admonish are antonyms. 326. 303. upright and prone are antonyms. abolish and annul are synonyms. c. c. diligently and persistently are synonyms. 312. d. 308. d. If there is courage. To ensue is to follow. Undermine and bolster are antonyms. a. spurious and false are synonyms. anonymity and fame are antonyms. Trust and suspicion are antonyms. Sedate and sober are synonyms. 319. forget and retain are antonyms. humorous and facetious are synonyms. 310. Hide and ﬂaunt are antonyms. there is valor. 317. Taint and decontaminate are antonyms. c. Skim and peruse are antonyms. 311. there is repartee. reinforce and weaken are antonyms. Futile and vain are synonyms. b. To be an arbitrator is to be a mediator. 328. a. doubt and reliance are antonyms. there is gallantry. d. c. curtail and prolong are antonyms. Opposing and differing are synonyms. If you are judicious. if you are wise. c. d. a. intimate and suggest are synonyms. b. blithe and morose are antonyms. b. candid and frank are synonyms. there are actions. 320. 337. profuse and lush are synonyms. Persistent and persevering are synonyms. 332. Conceal and obscure are synonyms. Intersect and diverge are antonyms. c. irritate and annoy are synonyms. b. unknown and nonentity are synonyms. 322. 315. c. b. expel and oust are synonyms. Comical and witty are synonyms. to restrict is to stint. a. 336. Disclose and reveal are synonyms. 334. Assemble and convene are synonyms. Implant and embed are synonyms. 318. Ornate and plain are antonyms. epoch and era are synonyms. if there is banter. friendly and genial are synonyms. Expeditiously and swiftly are synonyms. 324. c. Broadcast and obscure are antonyms. b. 314. c. demolish and pulverize are synonyms. categorize and systematize are synonyms. b. 302. Admire and despise are antonyms. 307. 333. staunch and faithful are synonyms. d. a. Personable and agreeable are synonyms. upbraid and reprimand are synonyms.
you have trepidation. representative and proxy are synonyms. 125 . Downcast and jaunty are antonyms. disregard and ignore are synonyms. 354. d. c. 339. d. c. A milieu has an environment. economical and prodigal are antonyms. c. b. 355. A traitor is a deserter. qualm and misgiving are synonyms. d. If you experience anxiety. Outlandish and conservative are antonyms. a. 366. Pivotal and crucial are synonyms. exculpate and absolve are synonyms. Improbable and plausible are antonyms. hesitation and vacillation are synonyms. Etiquette requires protocol. c. Indirect and forthright are antonyms. Hypocrite and phony are synonyms. 344. it is disastrous. something that is specious is false. Reﬁned and plebeian are antonyms. If something is impending. d. consequence and repercussion are synonyms. c. 360. 350. 349. despondent and jubilant are antonyms. skittish and restive are synonyms. Indiscernible and perceptible are antonyms. conventional and conservative are synonyms. Churlish and surly are synonyms. a.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 338. it is imminent. b. a. d. 365. b. 341. c. a scavenger is a forager. 373. 367. b. a. 347. stable and volatile are antonyms. 351. 345. Foreboding and premonition are synonyms. 357. you have lassitude. 368. Skyrocket and plummet are antonyms. unashamed and abashed are antonyms. Superlative and abysmal are antonyms. incalculable and inﬁnitesimal are antonyms. a. a. if you experience lethargy. 352. b. Excitable and stoical are antonyms. Immoral and ethical are antonyms. 346. 342. Enumerate and cite are synonyms. insufﬁcient and ample are antonyms. atrocious and noble are antonyms. Gratuitous and expensive are antonyms. d. gaudy and tawdry are synonyms. Flashy and garish are synonyms. Regale and amuse are synonyms. Shocked and aghast are synonyms. b. Ostracize and banish are synonyms. 348. lethargy and stupor are synonyms. d. 353. c. impart and bestow are synonyms. 356. a statute requires a decree. reserved and garrulous are antonyms. 370. Prominent and conspicuous are synonyms. Dupe and deceive are synonyms. 362. d. Implant and infuse are synonyms. if something is calamitous. d. c. Friendship and amity are synonyms. 372. a. 363. Something that is veritable is actual. steadfast and resolute are synonyms. 340. delighted and rankled are antonyms. selective and indiscriminate are antonyms. diminish and augment are antonyms. c. a. a culture has customs. Deprivation and afﬂuence are antonyms. 364. capitulation and resistance are antonyms. 359. Amateur and novice are synonyms. 369. enmity and animosity are synonyms. Fallacy is a misconception of truth. esteem and respect are synonyms. 358. 374. b. c. gaunt and haggard are synonyms. 343. c. a renegade is an insurgent. inculcate and instill are synonyms. Belief and doctrine are synonyms. 371. A mendicant is a vagabond. c. sedentary and active are antonyms. a fact is evidence of truth. b. 361. Distance and proximity are antonyms. Revere and venerate are synonyms.
A mishap is an unfortunate accident. c. 388. 376. Characteristic and attribute are synonyms. d. Exempt means to be excused from a rule or obligation. b. d. 403. Resolved means having reached a ﬁrm decision about something. Pummel means to pound or beat. 379. 411. 380. 402. 390. 126 . c. tact. or obligingly. b. d. 396. c. sophisticated means having an up-to-date style or look. 387. resourcefulness. d. Capricious and whimsical are synonyms. it is amenable. and cleverness. d. ingredient and component are synonyms. 391. a. 383. 397. b. Ingenious means marked by originality. Pert and lively are synonyms. you are engrossed. Finesse is skill. The summit means the highest point. hardworking and assiduous are synonyms. impudent and insolent are synonyms. In the context of the sentence. 404. A quest is a search or pursuit of something. Explicit means clearly deﬁned or delineated. Accessible means capable of being reached or being within easy reach. Blasé means to be bored or unimpressed by things after having seen or experienced them too often. d. 405. Outmoded means no longer in style or no longer usable. Exemplify means to be an instance of or serve as an example. Shiftless and lackadaisical are synonyms. 400. 382. a. complimentary and disparaging are antonyms.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 375. 393. 410. Compassionate and insensitive are antonyms. c. 407. A précis is a summary or abstract of a text. you are inured. To poach is to trespass on another’s property in order to steal ﬁsh or game. An expressive person would be one who is open or emphatic when revealing opinions or feelings. To differentiate between two things is to establish the distinction between them. c. 384. d. ﬂuent and halting are antonyms. b. Comprehensive means covering completely or broadly. it is submissive. Solitude. is something a person who worked in a busy ofﬁce would crave. if you are bored. a state of being alone. conceited and unassuming are antonyms. c. 406. 409. kindly. if something is tractable. Involvement and aloofness are antonyms. 377. a. b. 408. Docile means easily led or managed. c. d. 381. 401. b. 398. b. c. Incoherent and articulate are antonyms. 389. d. d. 394. d. Favorably means graciously. A musty odor is one that is stale or moldy. If something is yielding. Native and foreign are antonyms. If you are absorbed. Chapter 6: Sentence Completion 386. clumsiness and ﬁnesse are antonyms. and cleverness in conception. b. c. shrewd and astute are synonyms. 385. 392. 399. Legitimate means in a manner conforming to recognized principles or accepted rules or standards. a. Gluttonous and abstemious are antonyms. a. a. a. commonplace and exotic are antonyms. 395. Facilitate means to make easier or help to bring about. a. a. To handle a baby gingerly would be to handle it delicately and with great caution. 378.
427. c. Something that is iridescent displays a lustrous rainbow of colors. d. 434. Delude means to mislead the mind. c. 418. 425. in this case a license. b. 414. Audibly means heard or the manner of being heard. nonconformist. 449. When something is inadvertently done. 426. 417. c. to lurch or swerve while in motion. 443. b. the branch of knowledge that deals with human populations. b. Reticent means inclined to be silent or uncommunicative. b. 445. Precedence means designating something as more important than other things. 431. Potable means ﬁt for drinking. 435. ravenous. Portrayal means a representation or portrait. 422. 446. or free spirit. d. cunning. a. b. Requisite means essential or necessary. d. it is hydroplaning. b. When a car goes out of control and skims along the surface of a wet road. Conﬂuence means a coming or ﬂowing together.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 412. Careen means to rush headlong or carelessly. Consummate means extremely skilled and experienced. of little importance. and watchful prudence. 430. 413. 444. a. A feasible project is capable of being done. Divulged means to take private information and make it public. A clairvoyant is someone who can perceive matters beyond the range of ordinary perception. Cryptic means mysterious. 437. b. 448. Demographic data is information about demography. a. 127 . d. Precursor means something that comes before. d. 419. Subsequent means following a speciﬁed thing in order or succession. 429. Conspicuously means obvious to the eye or mind. to deceive. a. a. The word unearthly. a. b. b. 432. c. A revocation is the act of recalling or annulling something. A vortex is a whirlpool. Warily is a manner marked by keen caution. a. 436. Frivolous means not worthy of serious attention. 440. To have rapport is to have mutual trust and emotional afﬁnity. 441. 423. 447. c. to plan or bring about. Voracious means having a huge appetite. hidden. b. Abate means to decrease in force or intensity. or enigmatic. it is marked by an unintentional lack of care. 424. a. Monotonous means having a tedious sameness. Encompassed in this context means constituted or included. Accordance means to be in agreement or harmony. A rendezvous is a meeting or assembly that is by appointment or arrangement. attracting attention. 416. d. a. c. a. b. 421. 439. 420. 433. 415. Burgeoning means emerging or new growth. A maverick is a political independent. 442. b. best describes the kind of shriek that might be heard on Halloween night. b. Devised means to form new combinations or applications of ideas or principles. a. 438. a priority. a strange or frightening sound. or a gathering at one point. 428. a meeting. reserved. A jovial hostess is one who is mirthful or humorous. c. a. Quandary means a state of perplexity or doubt.
choice d. 462. This is the term usually applied to disavowing something erroneous or libelous printed in a newspaper. 477. the primary meaning of the word atrophy is to waste away. 452. A prospectus is a published report of a business and its plans for a program or offering. b. The conjunction or tells you that you are looking for the opposite of ordinary or traditional. a. 479. 470. c. A fervent voice is one that has great emotion or zest. c. Judicious means to use or show good judgment. 467. to be wise or sensible. Fury describes the violence of the weather in the passage. The context clue is the word ancestors. 473. 472. A conglomerate is a commercial corporation formed by merging a number of different enterprises. 463. choice c is the only possible answer. Puerile means to be like a child. Although a muscle that atrophies may be weakened (choice c). 482. 451. Muscle atrophy and bone loss are examples of physical deterioration. d. Incumbent means the holder of any post or position. a. Chapter 7: Reading Comprehension 466. Debris and radiation are both hazards. 459. b. giving. Obsolescence is the state of being outdated. b. b. a. Agrarian means having to do with agriculture or farming. 469. a. 456. or on a ﬂat horizontal surface. a. The word lays is the key here. Copious means plentiful or abundant. a. 458. Askance is to look with disapproval or distrust. 476. 128 . c. d. 471. 468. d. Razed means to ﬂatten or demolish to the ground. To be quirky is to have a peculiarity of behavior. 475. a. The word ambiance refers to the distinctive atmosphere surrounding a person or place. 455. 480. 457. 453. d. 465. 461. That which is scintillating is brilliant or sparkling. c. b. b. Assiduously means in a careful manner or with unremitting attention. b. The only thing a bird would lay would be a collection of eggs. A deferment is a delay. c. Composed is synonymous with comprised. only choice b describes the way a storm or force of nature could create total destruction. 481. b. d.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 450. To be recalcitrant is to be stubbornly resistant. 474. scornfully. b. a. which indicates generations. To eject something is to throw it out forcefully or to expel it. 464. c. A benevolent person is one who is charitable. A grimace is the contortion of facial features. The word shiftless means lazy. Succulents are plants that have leaves speciﬁcally for storing water. To be parasitic means to be living on or dependent on a live animal or plant. a. To retract something is to take it back or disavow it. d. b. d. d. hence the districts mentioned in the passage would be leveled. It makes sense that a subordinate monkey would be intimidated by a dominant one. 460. 478. 454. From the context of the passage.
The boy’s limbs (arms and legs) have already been mentioned. 493. c. 491. 502. c. c. While voting is a duty (choice a) and a responsibility (choice b). An assemblage of students is a gathering of students. d. Budget cuts can be subject to controversy or disagreement. b. b. Stout. Palatial means of or like a palace. wretched.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 483. choice c. 129 . in the context of this passage. so hands and feet is the next most logical choice. d. c. b. A battle cry is a motto. 509. The old ﬂag is symbolizing something that represents something else by association. 488. To resign means to give up a position with a formal notiﬁcation. 485. b. a. c. it is a right. 510. b. Retrospect means to review or think back on past events. and gold. 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. works best in the context of the passage. 486. a. 497. the most logical choice. 492. c. Memoirs are the accounts of personal experiences. The fact that the passage is a warning points to choice a. Breaking words into syllables is a type of strategy that could be used to understand longer words. 508. Converged means to approach at an intersecting point. 512. as a privilege. in this case that of British rule. Dexterity means that the hands are agile. The author is describing Reed’s appearance in what is obviously an old-fashioned style. which speaks of adverse effects. a. means the right to vote in elections. b. d. 504. The word pine immediately before the phrase balm-of-Gilead and the phrase the new hay immediately after makes choice a. tumultuous. To be allergic to something is to be sensitive to it. 494. An extremity is the outermost portion of something. a plant. 490. Exorbitant expenses are those that are inﬂated or excessive. a. b. 511. 496. It is logical to deduce that unclear orders by a doctor—in the form of medical abbreviations—would call for clariﬁcation. 503. Seceded means withdrawn from a membership in an organization or alliance— in this case. c. Night usually brings darkness. something that is shameful. 484. 499. burst. d. 500. a. c. b. bulky in ﬁgure. 506. a. 498. 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. or bad. b. Suffrage. b. This choice—which means random or haphazard—makes the most sense in the context of the passage. 487. 507. 505. all of which embody radiance. Turbulent waters are those that have been violently agitated or disturbed. The passage is about the day Ghana gained its independence. c. the United States. Upheaval is violent disruption or upset. 489. ﬁre. 501. d. To be independent is to be autonomous. The context clues in this passage are the words luxury. 495. Chalky is a descriptive word often used in the place of the word white.
c. a. or preclude bears from ﬁnding food. 527. 537. Evident means to be apparent or obvious. Glaciers that are receding are withdrawing or moving back. 547. Incisive and insightful accounts would be those that are perceptive or observant. 531. or other publication. Salinity is the salt content of the oceans.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 513. 526. 533. A modem is a device that converts data to a form that can be transmitted. 532. are statements testifying to seemingly warmer winters. c. a. Former years are years gone by. To be interdependent is to be mutually dependent on another. 548. A spreadsheet is a computer program that organizes data into rows and columns so that calculations or adjustments can be made. b. usually by telephone. 541. c. a. Melting ice caps get in the way. pushed. Depletion means a reduction or lessening of the ice caps. Urbane people are those who are sophisticated and reﬁned. A peripheral is an external component. c. a. 536. a. When energy is consumed. Cybernetics is the science of electrical systems. b. would be the projection of the economic future of our cities. 534. b. A sophisticated person would lend credence—credibility and conﬁdence— to a subject. a. Top grades would be earned. Budget cuts can diminish or destroy services to the neediest groups of people. d. An environmental problem is a dilemma that affects the natural world. a. An excerpt is a passage or quote from a book. or brushed against. Hastened means to speed up or accelerate. 522. d. 517. c. Monitors are video display terminals. d. 518. a. 529. 538. one element affects the next in a chain reaction. Jostled means to be bumped. The atmosphere is the air surrounding the earth. 519. 524. Mitigate means to moderate or reduce. Programs for a computer are called software. Chapter 8: Synonyms in C o n t ex t 546. a. 514. Testimonials. 530. Uninspired reporting would be mediocre or ordinary coverage. A consensus of opinion is one that is reached in harmony or agreement. c. 521. in this case. it is used. 542. Phases are distinct stages of development that would occur in cycles. 535. 545. 130 . a. 549. b. b. 543. 540. something that is lying outside the central part. A recapitulation is a summary or a repetition of information. d. b. Ramiﬁcations are consequences. d. d. 550. 528. a. 516. b. c. d. 544. a. article. Hover means to ﬂoat or hang suspended over or around one area. The Internet is a computer network made up of smaller businesses and academic and government organizations. 523. 520. 515. b. Only invasive species would affect an entire ecosystem. E-mail is electronic mail that is sent via a computer. A prognosis. prevent. A sequel is a literary work that continues the story of one written earlier. in this case. b. c. In a domino effect. 539. c. d. 525. affected by the melting of fresh water ice caps.
Ecstatic means to be in a state of intense joy or delight. Forthright means frank. To embellish is to add details to a story to make it more appealing. 588. 575. b. Preclude means to make impossible. Regale means to entertain agreeably. a trick. Instill means to introduce or cause to be taken in. Scenic byways describes the kind of roadways that would be part of a country setting. 582. or ﬁrm. Ostracized means to be excluded from a group. 579. Ungainly means to be clumsy. Impart means to give or pass something on to others. 571. 572. 563. Fans would be disgruntled or discontented about a cancellation. a. not easily worn out. A vigil is a period of watchful attention. 568. d. a. 554. or pain. A stoic person shows little feeling or emotion.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 551. 586. 585. 560. d. 561. Consume means to eat completely. banished. or shut out. 583. Inﬁltrate means to pass through or gain entrance gradually or stealthily. Durable means sturdy. A shy ﬁve year old would experience trepidation—a state of alarm. An adage is a proverb or wise saying. Venerate means to revere or look up to with great respect. 567. A ruse is an action designed to confuse or mislead. Ingredients would be incorporated to make appetizing meals. a. 566. 565. An armistice is a temporary peace or halt in ﬁghting. 577. c. b. 573. or sent away. 569. 576. 587. b. or rewarding venture. 578. b. 581. especially at night. d. d. Plausible means to appear true. 555. 570. 553. c. 131 . c. Rubble is synonymous with ruin. 557. 584. 580. 592. a. 574. 558. Resolute means to be bold. 590. Banish means to drive away or expel. Proximity means nearness or closeness. proﬁtable. b. or apprehension—in this situation. 589. distress. a. Pivotal is the most essential or most vitally important part. and forcefully. 591. b. c. and straightforward. An articulate speaker would be one who uses language effectively. a turning point. 552. a. c. a. To sustain is to undergo or experience an ordeal or to suffer. a. Habituated means to become used to. Attributed is synonymous with credited to. 559. b. 564. dread. b. 562. Flaunt means to display in a conceited or offensive way. Collaborate means to work together or with others. a. b. c. A veneer is a thin outer layer used for a decorative appearance. prevent. a. a. 556. a. c. d. A bonanza is a very valuable. A legendary character exists in legends rather than in real life. Anguish is great suffering. b. Acme means high point. or lasting a long time. clearly. a. determined. c. a. Plaudits can be applause or enthusiastic praise or approval. c. A squabble is a quarrel and a more precise word than disagreement. b. direct. or unwieldy. awkward. c. or fair. b. reasonable. Allot means to assign or distribute by shares or portions. d.
594. quiet. To bolster means to give support or to give a boost to. b. A bonanza is a source of great wealth or prosperity. 600. b. citadels describes the kind of fortress or commanding presence of a college or university. 607. A prodigy is someone who is young and has extraordinary ability. an era. To peruse means to read thoroughly and carefully. 595. 614. c. 628. d. 598. b. Of all the choices. b. 132 . b. 611. playful. Solicitous means to show concern or care. To annul means to make ineffective or inoperative. 629. To be incapacitated is to be deprived of strength or ability. b. A fallacy is a false notion or belief. Tractable means easily managed and easy to deal with. an error in thinking or reasoning. 627. and undisturbed. c. get rid of unfriendliness or suspicion. or real. A disarming smile would tend to dispel fear. Staid means quiet and subdued. and unpredictable. 604. d. a. b. 605. d. Whimsical characters are those that are fanciful. Strictures are limitations or restrictions. d. 631. lavish. 622. A dilapidated house is one that has fallen into disrepair or deterioration. 620. c. 617. 625. b. or environment. Milieu means the setting. A churlish response is one that shows poor manners. Myriad means in very great numbers. a. An uncanny sense is one that is so keen it seems unnatural. To comply is to yield to a request or command. 609. to negate or void. 606. 608. Kindred spirits are people who are similar in nature. Something that is palatable is easily accepted. Veritable means actual. Inert means to be lifeless. d. or rude. c. b. 597. To malinger means to pretend illness in order to avoid duty or work. d. A pithy explanation is one that is short but full of meaning. Recklessly dangerous or daring acts such as those of the lion tamer would be audacious. a. 596.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 593. unable to move or act. 610. Mercenary soldiers are soldiers who go to war for monetary reasons. b. as a citadel is a kind of fortress or commanding presence. bitter. 621. 619. 601. 602. Something that is indelibly implanted would be impossible to remove or erase. c. 618. c. Viliﬁcation is slander. 624. An epoch is a distinct period of time. Chapter 9: Choose the Right Wo r d 623. Indiscriminate means without restraint or control. true. 612. is impolite. 599. d. a. 603. An acrid smell is pungent. c. To be loquacious means to be very talkative. 630. a. Placid waters are calm. surroundings. 616. or an age. To capitulate means to give up or surrender. verbal abuse with malicious intent. To jeopardize is to place in danger of loss or damage. 615. 626. 613. Prodigal means recklessly wasteful or extravagant. or sharp. A grimace is a contortion made by the face that shows disgust or contempt. a.
667. Chapter 10: Choose the C o r r e c t l y S p e l l e d Wo r d 651. clammy a. Nocturnal raids occur at night. 638. magniﬁcent b. 653. 678. Magnanimous donations are extremely generous and unselﬁsh. stabilize c. 652. frequently c. 649. 679. 659. 671. 639. 670. 663. Sinuous movements are characterized by many curves and turns. 637. shrivel b. 634. An urbane master of ceremonies is one who is elegant and reﬁned. extraordinary b. belief d. 665. sensitive c. An omniscient narrator has total knowledge of characters and events. persecution b. 672. 666. 673. To exacerbate means to increase the severity of. 644. emphasis 133 . peculiar d. magazine a. 682. 654. A cursory glance is performed quickly without attention to detail. neighbor a. 655. breach c. 660. terriﬁc d. obsession d. sheriff c. situation c. superb b. jeopardy c. 669. 647. illicit a. 687. To galvanize an audience means to electrify or stimulate to action. A methodical person approaches work using methods. trafﬁc. in this case. a. perceived a. 646. A malevolent wind would have an evil or harmful effect. 645. psychology d. 635. commitment c. 685. 664. inquiry a. 677. 661. A supercilious manner is characterized by disdain or condescension. encouraging a. 684. 658. 676. 633. Ruminations are acts of meditation and reﬂection. assurance a. 641. 662. routines. terminated a. 640. 675. mechanical d. anonymous a. 668. 650. 686. To ascertain means to discover with certainty. To bequeath something is to leave or give it to another. 681.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 632. magically d. jealous b. Platitudes are trite. A clandestine meeting is one that is conducted secretly. 648. or systems. concise d. 656. ridiculous d. insight b. banal remarks. 642. 683. 674. Tepid water is lukewarm. An amicable separation is one that is friendly and shows good will. 657. 636. To disperse food means to distribute it widely. 643. irrelevant b. 680. license a.
694. delirious c. 696. 727. 697. inconspicuous a. disseminate a. 723. phenomena b. tonsillitis d. 710. 748. apparatus b. symmetrically c. skeptical b. mysterious a. exercise c. marriageable b. incorrigible b. 729. accustomed c. accommodate a. prosecuted d. dilemma c. 741. pageant d. 689. ameliorate c. 716. a desert is an arid land. pasteurized c. 709. 711. Adolescence d. cite means to refer to. b. 712. a. Penicillin c. By means near. connoisseur 728. debris b. permissible d. prerogative d. illegible b. 706. colossal c. 708. Fair means equitable. 717. 691. incessant b. 746. parallel b. c. semblance a. 734. commencement d. fundamentally d. 721. 718. playwright a. a fare is a transportation fee. kindergarten a. 705. b. 699.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 688. a. 701. aggravated b. 134 . 724. 735. 731. 704. 750. abscessed c. 749. 715. ukulele d. 695. 700. 737. 756. 702. forth means forward. bachelor Chapter 11: Choose the Correct Homophone 751. 698. Dessert is an after-dinner treat. souvenirs c. compatible a. 752. 703. bankruptcy b. 719. 693. colleagues d. buy means to purchase. 738. supervisor b. excelled c. 690. viewpoint c. 720. c. 692. mortgage c. meringue c. 742. accompany a. sight is the ability to see. biscuits c. beige a. A council is a governing body. pneumonia a. 747. 707. 754. 733. Site refers to a place. Fourth refers to the number four. vaudeville a. 736. 726. 725. 755. a. 743. concede d. 730. 713. 753. 722. brunettes c. 745. 739. 714. lieutenant d. 740. to counsel is to give advice. carburetors d. counterfeit c. inundated b. aspirations b. a. tuxedo a. 744. efﬁcient a. 732. bye is used to express farewell. irresistible c. vacuum d.
There are no mistakes. c. the noun pore means a small opening. a principle is a belief or rule of conduct. Passed is the past tense of pass. the adjective bored means uninterested. There refers to a place. a. 783. a vein is a narrow channel. to write is to put words on paper. its is a possessive pronoun. c. Capital means monetary assets. rein means a strap as on a horse’s bridle. The verb board means to get on an airplane. 762. like a blood vein or the vein in a leaf. or position. 766. the verb to pour means to dispense from a container. The air is the atmosphere enveloping the earth. the verb to bore means to make a hole in or through. b. rain means precipitation. 775. It’s is the contraction for it is. he or she is excessively prideful. breaks means to destroy. the noun lead means the foremost position or initiative. coarse means rough. imminent means something is about to happen. 787. an heir is a person who inherits the estate of another. c. A right is a privilege. 778. b. 767. Your is a possessive pronoun. 788. 771. A scent is a smell. stationery is writing paper. 782. their is a possessive pronoun. a rite is a ceremonial ritual. sent is the past tense of send. b. 763. 785. a. c. lessen means to reduce. and to pare is to peel. If someone is vain. There are no mistakes. There are no mistakes. Waste means material that is rejected during a process. a. 784. Eminent refers to a prominent person. here is a location. they’re is a contraction for they are. d. d. a. Course means path or class at school. to is a preposition that refers to direction. The stairs are a ﬂight of steps. Hear means to perceive sound with the ear. b. a. 135 . a bear is an animal. 777. immanent means existing in the mind. great means notably large or numerous. and cent is a coin. place. 764. muscles are body tissues. Reign means royal authority. it also means the seat of government. A pair is a set of two things. or it can refer to the letters of the alphabet. 765. the waist is the middle of the body. capitol is a government building. b. plain means open or clear. b. 761. c. a. two is a number. A principal is the head of a school. a. c. 770. 769. past means a time gone by. 768. a. A plane is a winged vehicle. c. Brakes are used for stopping vehicles. b. 786. b. 780. Bare means devoid of. Led is the past tense of the verb lead. a weather vane is a moveable device that rotates to show the direction of the wind. 773. d. 760. 774. b. b. a pear is a fruit. Stationary means standing still. peace means quiet. a.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 757. 772. 779. Lesson is something to be learned. 776. 758. a. you’re is a contraction for you are. the noun board is a plank of wood or a group of advisors. b. Too means more than is needed or also. Mussels are marine animals. a. 781. The verb to pore means to read attentively. stares are very intent gazes. 759. To grate means to cause irritation. A piece is a portion.
Chapter 12: Plurals. 821. 831. suddenness b. treeless country. 813. 850. 832. 848. piece a. reign a. 828. 843. misspelled a. a n d P r e f i xe s a n d S u f f i xe s 792. babies d. 826. a hole is an opening. handfuls a. foreign b. deer b. illegal b. 790. 810. efﬁcient b. patient b. villain . 803. 837. 791. 808. shelves b. 818. 833. c. 845. 825. 811. IE/EI R u l e. turkeys a. 136 c. attorneys a. 819. tomatoes a. 846. strawberries b. cheerfulness. 849. 797. weight b. a plane is a tool used to smooth wood. 798. sleigh a. 799. moral means good in character or a lesson from a story. variety b. believe b. 815. driving a. 838. 829. 824. unnecessary b. 830. 804. 806. 801. illegible a. a. no mistakes d.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 789. 820. 844. deceive 816. enthusiasm or willingness to perform tasks. caffeine a. b. ﬁnally b. literature b. 817. quietly a. 807. grief b. leisure a. 827. truly Chapter 13: Find the M i s s p e l l e d Wo r d 842. 823. 795. A plain is an expansive area of ﬂat. plain also means characterized by simplicity. 793. 841. 812. mice a. boxes a. 809. valleys b. b. Morale refers to a condition or state of conﬁdence. friendly b. 800. dissatisfy b. 822. 839. yield a. 814. skies b. 805. crises b. species a. a. announcement c. achieve a. Whole means complete or all of one thing. 840. receive a. servant d. stimuli b. 796. 836. bunches b. sons-in-law a. 847. 834. association a. no mistakes a. chief a. industries b. pianos b. 794. overrated a. neither a. 835. 802. no mistakes a. seize b. conceited a.
gullible b. 926. no mistakes c. 895. capitalization a. 867. corrosive c. luxuriant a. adjournment c. ravenous a. 901. 902. 919. no mistakes c. hygienic b. 898. 904. no mistakes b. 909. 864. 922. 923. no mistakes d. 899. 921. rehearsal c. testimony d. 903. 863. hindrance c. temperature c. bankruptcy d. 912. 859. colossal b.–A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 851. 893. no mistakes b. 861. 854. 905. dissatisﬁed a. delinquent c. 877. 878. questionnaire c. no mistakes c. potato b. 917. 892. no mistakes a. 882. 856. bulletin c. 874. vengeance c. 920. a. 887. 911. prescribe b. 908. 871. quantity c. poultry b. column b. zenith a. resistant b. tremendous d. sonnet a. campaign b. 915. personnel d. 886. strengthen b. vacancy c. no mistakes a. 894. 869. religious d. depot a. 868. carburetor d. 852. 888. probably d. no mistakes c. 879. 880. 137 b. meteorology a. gymnast a. sincerely b. gnarled b. dissolve d. no mistakes a. 872. 885. gratitude d. no mistakes b. 853. 873. embassy d. 927. 865. forecast d. destructive c. 876. 881. sensible a. contradict b. no mistakes a. illegal a. captain . 907. no mistakes b. pungent a. 928. no mistakes d. righteous a. 855. 914. 858. 889. 913. 860. forfeit 891. scrutiny c. 884. 906. 910. tyranny d. no mistakes a. 925. 897. 890. parenthesis d. 875. ﬁnality d. fascinated a. wrestle c. 900. 870. 916. 883. 896. 862. athletic d. phenomenal b. circumference d. respiration a. no mistakes a. 929. no mistakes a. 918. 857. 924. 930. no mistakes c. 866. reversal c.
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