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