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and Analogies 1 Chapter 1 Synonyms 3 Chapter 2 Antonyms 11 Chapter 3 Synonyms and Antonyms 19 Chapter 4 Verbal Classification 29 Chapter 5 Analogies 33 SECTION 2 Vocabulary in Context 43 Chapter 6 Sentence Completion 45 Chapter 7 Reading Comprehension 55 Chapter 8 Synonyms in Context 67 Chapter 9 Choose the Right Word 75 SECTION 3 Spelling 79 Chapter 10 Choose the Correctly Spelled Word 81 Chapter 11 Choose the Correct Homophone 91 Chapter 12 Plurals. Contents Introduction vii Prefixes. Verbal Classification. Antonyms. and Common Word Roots xi SECTION 1 Synonyms. and Prefixes and Suffixes 95 Chapter 13 Find the Misspelled Word 99 SECTION 4 Answer Explanations 113 v . Suffixes. IE/EI Rule.

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Every test from the SAT exam to the Police Sergeant test requires an excellent grasp of vocabulary skills. If at some point you feel you need further practice or more explanation. 501 Grammar and Writing Questions. 1001 Vocabulary and Spelling Questions is designed for many audiences. or certification exams. entrance. 501 Synonym and Antonym Questions. and Vocabulary and Spelling Success in 20 Minutes vii . 1001 Vocabulary and Spelling Questions can be used by teachers and tutors who need to reinforce stu- dent skills. you can find it in other LearningExpress publications. It can be used to boost job performance by improving your business writing abilities. this book is used by people who are studying for important academic. Most often. 501 Word Analogies Questions. 501 Vocabulary Questions. The book is easily adapted to fit lesson plans and for homework assignments. It can be used to supplement current class instruction. and focus on the areas where you need improvement. you can enrich your verbal abilities at your own pace. With 1001 practice questions. Introduction W E LC O M E TO 1001 Vocabulary and Spelling Questions! This book is designed to provide you with review and practice for vocabulary and spelling success. It is for anyone who has ever taken a language arts course and needs to refresh forgotten skills.

reread the questions and try your verbal topics covered in this book. Vocabulary in repetitive tasks become part of a person’s inventory Context. go through the chapters over and over. This structure divides com. test takers. If. Tests that Measure Word Knowledge Academic Tests Civil Service Military Job Placement GED Exams Border Patrol Exam ASVAB PPST PSAT Exam Firefighter Exam Military Flight CBEST Aptitude Exam SAT Exam Police Officer Exam Real Estate Agent/Broker State assessment Police Sergeant Exam EMT Basic exams—typically given in grades 8-12 COOP/HSPT Exam Postal Worker Exam Nursing Assistant Exam College Entrance Exams Corrections Officer Administrative/ Executive Assistant GRE test Federal Clerical Exam Miller Analogies Test Treasury Enforcement Agent Exam viii . often the key to success. after answering all the questions in a section. and Analogies. as needed. to tery. job promotions. you may advancement. Studies show that most Verbal Classification. sequence. The purpose of “drill lovers. and skill” practice is to help you become proficient with language skills. The book is hand at responding one more time. look at the table of contents to see the types of need more practice. but if you are using this book to supple. Certain tests that you will take for academic ment topics you are currently learning. and word section at the end of the book.  How to Use This Book you can become an expert with practice. professionals. Antonyms. –I N T R O D U C T I O N – a Day. or civil service/mil- want to jump around from topic to topic according itary placement require you to have a working to your syllabus. Repetition is organized in three sections: Synonyms. A good idea is to write your mon language arts strands into compact units so answers on a separate sheet of paper so that you can that you can work on each concept and gain mas. of skills over time. you will undoubtedly want to word knowledge. and Spelling. This As you answer the vocabulary and spelling chart lists some exams that test your verbal skills and questions in this book. Like an athlete preparing for the next season or a musician warming up for a concert. check your answers using the answer and explanation tion for students. 3rd edition all contain a wealth of informa. knowledge of vocabulary and spelling skills. you feel you First. You may want to answer the questions in reinforce and develop your word power.

more of what you read. LearningExpress. 2003). et al. Another Morehead. Roget’s Desk Thesaurus its definition. in 20 Minutes a Day. Philip D. 1995). Shaw. Antonyms (Springfield: Merriam-Webster. Spelling 101 (New York: St. Word Power Made Easy: The Com- handy as you work through the questions in each plete Handbook for Building a Superior Vocabu- section. Oxford Essential Spelling Dictionary (New York: Berkley Publishing Group. Vocabulary (New York: Pocket Books. 1996). York: Signet. you have an extensive vocabulary. 501 Vocabulary Questions (New Funk. and give you an edge over others in the work- place. 501 Grammar and Writing Ques- tions (New York: LearningExpress. et al. 3rd Edition (New York: LearningExpress. Vocabulary and Spelling Success House. 501 Synonym and Antonym want to purchase or borrow the following books: Questions (New York: LearningExpress. You can truly gain the proverbial verbal  Remember These advantage. Joseph. ix . 2001). when doing any kind of language activity. commitment to improve your verbal skills. 2002). eds. Mar- Success does not come without effort. –I N T R O D U C T I O N – You should have a dictionary or thesaurus Lewis. LearningExpress Books for E x t r a Ve r b a l P r a c t i c e  Additional Resources LearningExpress. Random House Webster’s Pocket (New York: LearningExpress. your personal life. 2002). Bad Speller’s Dictionary (New York: Random LearningExpress. 1993). LearningExpress. Make the tin’s Press. Wilfred. 2002). The New American Roget’s helpful resource—a list of common prefixes. you can provide The Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Synonyms and precise. help you achieve academic suc- cess. you can speak more flu. 2003). 2003). A rich The Merriam-Webster Dictionary (Springfield: vocabulary is both a great asset and a great joy. 501 Word Analogies Questions Krevisky. you can understand 1994). vivid descriptions. standing the parts of a word gives you clues about O’Connor. and this can help you when you take (New York: Random House. It is always a good idea to make this a habit lary (New York: Pocket Books. Norman. 1998). Claudia. Building a Better Vocabulary (New  Make a Commitment York: Barnes & Noble Books. or make speeches. Joyce. 1998). When Merriam-Webster. Sorsby. Harry. A good vocabulary can enrich (New York: Barnes & Noble Books. 2003). College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (New and word roots—follows this introduction. 1998). If you feel you need even more practice. write reports. Under. 30 Days to a More Powerful York: LearningExpress. and you can read more Word Power: 40 Workouts to Boost Your Vocabulary sophisticated texts. tests. suffixes. you might LearningExpress. 1995). ently and with more confidence.

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Suffixes. suffixes. and a sentence that demonstrates the meaning of that word. or word root. and word roots. the meaning of that word. suffix. Prefixes. and word roots can dramatically improve FA M I L I A R I T Y W I T H C O M M O N your ability to determine the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary words. an example of a word with that prefix. their meanings. suffixes. The tables below list common prefixes. Refer to this section often to refresh your memory and improve your vocabulary. xi . and Common Word Roots A prefixes.

three triangle (n) a figure having three angles In an isosceles triangle. the Brooklyn district across very small scale the river from the Wall Street area. poly. micro. pent. bi. something Some people say that Brooklyn representing something else on a Heights. many multifaceted having many sides This is a multifaceted issue. tri. one unify (v) to form into a single unit. novels. etc. xii . is a microcosm of Manhattan. operas. work in Classman’s tetralogy. two bisect (v) to divide into two equal parts If you bisect a square. quadri. five quintuplets (n) five offspring born at one time Each quintuplet weighed less than four pounds at birth. two duality (n) having two sides or parts The novel explores the duality of good and evil in humans. five pentameter (n) a line of verse (poetry) with five Most of Shakespeare’s sonnets are metrical feet written in iambic pentameter. Any change to the microcosm will any great whole eventually affect the macrocosm. Prefix Meaning Example Definition Sentence uni. small minority (n) small group within a larger group John voted for Bridget. most people voted for Elaine. duo. This table lists some of the most common prefixes in the English language. –P R E F I X E S . four tetralogy (n) series of four related artistic works. tetra. he’s several languages lived in eight different countries. mini. many polyglot (n) one who speaks or understands It’s no wonder he’s a polyglot. quint. to unite The new leader was able to unite the three factions into one strong political party. small microcosm (n) little or miniature world. all omniscient (adj) knowing all My teacher must be omniscient. large macrocosm (n) the large scale world or universe. 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. omni. two of the three angles are the same size. “Time Zone” was the fourth and final such as plays. you will get two rectangles of equal size. but he was in the minority. mono. They are grouped together by similar meanings. multi. macro. four quadruped (n) an animal with four feet Some quadrupeds evolved into bipeds. she always knows when I’m not paying attention. and we (adj) must examine each side carefully. one monologue (n) a long speech by one person or I was very moved by the monologue performer in Scene III. S U F F I X E S .

against unmindful (adj) not conscious or aware of. adv) young. the puppy ran nonstop through the house. inter. over supervisor (n) one who watches over Alex accepted the promotion to supervisor and was comfortable with the duties and responsibilities of the office. against contradict (v) to state that (what is said) is untrue. non. between intervene (v) to come between Romeo. –P R E F I X E S . toward himself or Zeke was a real introvert. but she contradicts opposed to everything I say. intervened in the fight between Tybalt and Mercutio. A N D C O M M O N W O R D R O O T S – Prefix Meaning Example Definition Sentence ante. sub. super. within intravenous (adj) within or into a vein She could not eat and had to be fed intravenously for three days. ex. intro. above. before precede (v) to come before in time or order The appetizers preceded the main course. within introvert (n) a person whose attention is largely Unlike his flamboyant sister. trying to make peace. forgetful For better or worse. to undermine will cost him his job. with. His attempt to subvert my authority overthrow. post. con. pre. before antechamber (n) a smaller room leading into a larger The panel of jurors waited in the or main room antechamber before entering the court room. into. be everything. I know we don’t have to agree on to state the opposite of. not invariable (adj) not changing The weather here is invariable— always sunny and warm. into induct (v) to bring in (to a group) She was inducted into the honor society. xiii . not. from expel (v) to drive out or away The rebels expelled the invaders. he is unmindful of office politics. under subvert (v) to bring about the destruction of. around circumscribe (v) to draw a line around. a shy or withdrawn person in. not nonstop without a stop With energy typical of the very (adj. contra. together interact (v) to act upon or influence each other The psychologist took notes as she watched the children interact. to mark She carefully circumscribed the the limits of space that would become her office. intra. quiet directed inward. after postscript (n) message added after the close of His postscript was almost as long a letter as his letter! inter. herself. S U F F I X E S . together consensus (n) general agreement After hours of debate. un. circum. out. in. the group finally reached a consensus and selected a candidate. in.

away. uncontrolled or unruly Two people were hurt when the disorderly crowd took control of the protest. ill maltreat (v) to treat badly or wrongly After the dog saved his life.  S u f f i xe s Suffixes are syllables added to the ends of words to change or add to their meaning. fake pseudonym (n) false or fake name Mark Twain is a pseudonym for Samuel Clemens. untidy. Suffix Meaning Example Definition Sentence -en to cause to broaden (v) to make more broad. mis. to revive alumnus. A N D C O M M O N W O R D R O O T S – Prefix Meaning Example Definition Sentence anti. by oneself or automaton (n) a robot. false. widen Traveling around the world will become broaden your understanding of other cultures. wrong. malaise (n) feeling of discomfort or illness The malaise many women feel during the first few months of preg- nancy is called “morning sickness. –P R E F I X E S . xiv . we were able to resusci- tate the study-abroad program. ill misuse (v) to use wrongly She misused her authority when she reassigned Charlie to a new team.” pseudo. wrong. They are grouped together by similar meanings. -ate to cause to resuscitate (v) to bring or come back to life or Thanks to a generous gift from an be consciousness. S U F F I X E S . opposing productive (adj) dis. together with. against. cohesive (adj) having a tendency to bond or stick Though they came from different jointly together. not having order To dispel rumors that I was quitting. antipode (n) exact or direct opposite North is the antipode of south. bad. they have formed a remarkably cohesive team. mal. opposite counter. united backgrounds and had many different interests. dispel (v) to drive away. This table lists some of the most common suffixes in the English language. disorderly (adj) messy. a person who seems to act The workers on the assembly line by itself mechanically and without thinking looked like automatons. working against production Complaining is counterproductive. he swore he would never maltreat another animal. auto. against. I opposite of scheduled a series of meetings for the next three months. not. co. counter.

-tion act. -acy quality or indeterminacy state or quality of being The indeterminacy of his statement state of (n) undetermined (without defined made it impossible to tell which side limits) or vague he favored. -al capable of. he has very aristocratic manners. practical (adj) suitable for use. full of meaning When Robert walked into the room with Annette. S U F F I X E S . lovingly in his arms. funny His humorous speech received laughter and applause from the audience. the action of xv . qualities of -ly in the boldly (adv) in a bold manner Despite his fear. -ize to make. -ance/ quality or tolerance (n) willingness or ability to tolerate a He has a high level of tolerance for -ence state of person or thing rudeness. -ial pertaining to commercial of or engaged in commerce Commercial vehicles must have (adj) special license plates. -ly resembling. -ous/-ose full of humorous (adj) full of humor. to alphabetize (v) to put in alphabetical order Please alphabetize these files for give me. -ic pertaining to aristocratic (adj) of or pertaining to the aristocracy Though he was never rich or power- ful. He held the newborn baby tenderly having the delicately. –P R E F I X E S . the state of The second siren signaled the condition of being completed or finished completion of the fire drill. not causing pain The doctor assured me that it is a free of painless procedure. painless (adj) without pain. state or completion (n) the act of completing. A N D C O M M O N W O R D R O O T S – Suffix Meaning Example Definition Sentence -ify/-fy to make or electrify (v) to charge with electricity The singer electrified the audience cause to be with her performance. involving activity as He has years of practical. -less lacking. -ish having the childish (adj) like a child. gives an A first-person narrator is usually or performs account of not objective. -ful full of meaningful (adj) significant. -ive having the descriptive (adj) giving a description The letter was so descriptive that I quality of could picture every place he had been. she cast a meaningful glance to me. he stepped boldly manner of onto the stage. on-the-job suitable for distinct from study or theory experience. unsuitable for a grown He didn’t get the job because of his quality of person childish behavior during the interview. -or/-er one who does narrator (n) one who tells the story. gently. tenderly (adv) done with tenderness.

tendency to take a hopeful be around her. suffixes. Ellen pertaining to frequently sought the quiet sanctuary of the library. xvi . The Latin words serve as roots. she took an unpaid summer job at the zoo. -cide kill pesticide (n) substance for killing insects This pesticide is also dangerous for humans. The word roots are listed in alphabetical order. people within hearing riveting speaker. -itis inflammation tonsillitis (n) inflammation and infection of Her tonsillitis was so severe that of the tonsils doctors had to remove her tonsils immediately. S U F F I X E S . -ment act or judgment (n) ability to judge or make decisions He exercised good judgment during condition of wisely. sanctuary (n) a sacred place. -ism quality. audire to hear audience (n) assembled group of listeners or The audience listened intently to the spectators. -ology the study of zoology (n) the scientific study of animal life Because of her strong interest in zoology. act of judging the meeting and did not challenge his supervisor. bellum war antebellum (adj) before the war In American history. –P R E F I X E S . and other alterations give each word its distinct meaning. A N D C O M M O N W O R D R O O T S – Suffix Meaning Example Definition Sentence -atrium/ place for arboretum (n) a garden devoted primarily to trees They built a deck with an arboretum -orium and shrubs for their bonsai tree collection. Prefixes. Root Meaning Example Definition Sentence amare to love amorous (adj) readily showing or feeling love She told him to stop his amorous advances as she was already engaged. refuge With three noisy roommates. doctrine of view of things -ity quality or morality (n) state or quality of being moral He argued that the basic morality of state of civilized societies hasn’t changed much over the centuries. of.  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. The table below shows the original Latin words that have been used to create various English words. antebellum refers to the period before the Civil War. -ary place for. state optimism (n) belief that things will turn out for the Her optimism makes people want to or condition best. providing the core meaning of the words.

lucere to light lucid (adj) very clear No one could possibly have mis- understood such a lucid explanation. quarere to ask.000. sentire to feel sentiment (n) personal experience. omnis all. speak dictate (v) to state or order. A N D C O M M O N W O R D R O O T S – Root Meaning Example Definition Sentence capere to take captivate (v) to capture the fancy of The story captivated me from the beginning. dicere to say. investigation. plicare to fold application (n) putting one thing on another. mittere to send transmit (v) to send across The message was transmitted over the intercom. duco to lead conduct (v) to lead or guide (thorough) He conducted a detailed tour of the building. –P R E F I X E S . I hear it playing. S U F F I X E S . scribere to write scribe (n) person who makes copies of The scribe had developed thick writings calluses on his fingers from years of writing. xvii . I couldn’t put the book down. manus hand manicure (n) cosmetic treatment of the fingernails A manicure is not only important hygiene. His loan application was denied making a formal request because of his poor credit history. protare to carry transport (v) to carry across The goods will be transported by boat. medius middle median (n) middle point. but clean and neat nails also tell a great deal about a person. equus equal equilibrium (n) a state of balance I have finally achieved equilibrium between work and leisure. to say what needs She began to dictate her notes into to be written down the microphone. middle in a set The median household income in of numbers this wealthy neighborhood is $89. (adj) everywhere I go. or The inquiry lasted several months question questioning but yielded no new information. inquiry (n) act of inquiry. ponere/ to place position (n) the place a person or thing occupies Although he is only 22. every omnipresent present everywhere That top-40 song is omnipresent. feeling it was easy to tell the sentiments of the writer. one’s own After reading the collection of letters. he holds a positum very powerful position in the company. facere to make manufacture (v) to make or produce The clothes are manufactured here or do in this factory.

sex. at a time genos race. chronos time chronological arranged in the order in which things The story is confusing because she (adj) occurred did not put the events in chronologi- cal order. genocide (n) the deliberate extermination of one The recent genocide in Bosnia has kind race of people created a crisis in orphaned children. stretch out Please extend the deadline by two weeks so we can complete the project properly. verbum word verbatim (adj) word for word The student failed because she had copied an article verbatim instead of writing her own essay. spirare to breathe respiration (n) the act of breathing His respiration was steady. the candidates made accusations about each other that were un- expected and slightly unprofessional. suffixes. graphein to write calligraphy (n) beautiful or elegant handwriting She used calligraphy to address her wedding invitations. gamos marriage. The Greek words serve as roots. A N D C O M M O N W O R D R O O T S – Root Meaning Example Definition Sentence specere to look at spectacle (n) striking or impressive sight The debate was quite a spectacle. –P R E F I X E S .  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. Prefixes. The word roots are listed in alphabetical order. S U F F I X E S . xviii . the The geography of this region made surface or topographical features of it difficult for the different tribes to a place interact. tendere to stretch extend (v) to make longer. derma skin dermatology (n) branch of medical science dealing She has decided to study with the skin and its diseases dermatology because she wants to find a cure for skin cancer. polygamy (n) the practice or custom of having Polygamy is illegal in the United union more than one spouse or mate States. geo earth geography (n) the study of the Earth’s surface. and other alterations give each word its distinct meaning. Root Meaning Example Definition Sentence bios life biology (n) the science of living organisms He is majoring in biology and plans to go to medical school. providing the core mean- ing of the words. The table below shows the Greek words that have been used to create various English words. but he remained unconscious.

photos light photobiotic (adj) living or thriving only in the presence Plants are photobiotic and will die of light without light. a “shape shifter” who can be both animal and human. podos foot podiatrist (n) an expert in diagnosis and treatment The podiatrist saw that the ingrown of ailments of the human foot toenail had become infected. government kryptos hidden. but a group democracy as a principle of I refuse to join the Democratic Party. it was set by a pyromaniac. therme heat thermos (n) insulated jug or bottle that keeps The thermos kept my coffee hot all liquids hot or cold afternoon. tele distant telescope (n) optical instrument for making distant While Galileo did not invent the objects appear larger and nearer telescope. or strange cultures or customs he’s a xenophobe. A N D C O M M O N W O R D R O O T S – Root Meaning Example Definition Sentence krates member of democrat (n) one who believes in or advocates I have always been a democrat. S U F F I X E S . pathetic (adj) arousing feelings of pity or sadness Willy Loman is a complex character feeling who is both pathetic and heroic. psuedein to deceive pseudonym (n) false name George Eliot is a pseudonym for Mary Ann Evans. puzzling He left such a cryptic message on my answering machine that I don’t know what he wanted. physical (adj) body symptoms are caused by emotional distress. I doubt he’ll ever peoples. –P R E F I X E S . or customs come back to the States. cultures. pyr fire pyromaniac (n) one who has a compulsion to set The warehouse fire was not an things on fire accident. soma body psychosomatic of or involving both the mind and In a psychosomatic illness. pathos suffering. secret cryptic (adj) concealing meaning. morphe form polymorphous having many forms Most mythologies have a (adj) polymorphous figure. phobos fear xenophobe (n) person who fears or hates foreigners Don’t expect Len to go on the trip. philos loving xenophile (n) a person who is attracted to foreign Alex is a xenophile. metron to measure metronome (n) device with a pendulum that beats She used a metronome to help her at a determined rate to measure keep the proper pace as she played time/rhythm the song. he was the first to use it when viewed through the lens to study the planets and stars. xix .

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Finally. in Chapter 5 you are asked to iden- tify word analogies. In Chapter 2. You will be asked to find synonyms. effec- tively testing your knowledge of two words. or words that are most nearly the opposite of the word in italics. To answer an analogy question. 1 . from identifying analogies. 1 Verbal Classification. A synonym is a word that means the same or nearly the same as another word. Most standardized tests use synonym and antonym questions to test verbal skills. Antonyms. The first chapter in this section is on synonyms. You do this by finding the word in the list of four that does not belong with the other three words. Analogies are comparisons. look for a relationship between the first set of words.S E C T I O N Synonyms. to identifying the three words that are sim- ilar within a group of four words. or choose the word that has the same or nearly the same meaning. you will identify antonyms. Questions vary from finding similar words to finding dissimilar words. Chapter 4 tests your ability to identify groups of word as similar to one another. and Analogies T HIS SECTION CONSISTS of five chapters of different types of vocabulary questions. The questions in Chap- ter 3 ask you to identify the word that is most similar or dissimilar to another word. Choose the answer that best completes the comparison. Then. look for a similar relationship in the second set of words.

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incorrect 4. digressive c. develop a. relate 2.C H A P T E R 1 Synonyms Choose the synonym for each of the words in italics. pretend c. outrageous c. frenzied d. lucid 1. Which word means the same as erroneous? b. reveal b. typical 3 . extreme c. Which word means the same as garbled? a. devoured b. unintelligible a. impenetrable d. Which word means the same as grotesque? b. hideous d. confused d. Which word means the same as expose? a. 3.

Which word means the same as proximity? a. Which word means the same as philan- contemptuous? thropy? a. hopelessness c. Which word means the same as abrupt? 12. agreement c. interrupt a. scornful c. –S Y N O N Y M S – 5. sudden b. hostility a. concern d. charity 10. distance b. extended c. Which word means the same as oration? a. acquire a. worthless c. disregard b. address d. permit b. independence c. loneliness d. Which word means the same as tote? 16. noble d. indifference c. Which word means the same as libel? a. nearness d. length 8. insecure d. imprecise c. corrupt d. deny d. satisfied b. force a. Which word means the same as 15. carry b. selfishness b. uneasy d. secret b. Which word means the same as flagrant? a. tremble c. Which word means the same as apathy? 13. Which word means the same as despair? 14. respectful a. Which word means the same as coerce? 11. fascination c. disrespect d. Which word means the same as distinct? a. nuisance b. destiny d. slander 9. separate 6. waste c. unique b. mourning a. praise c. abandon d. glaring 7. intelligence 4 . description b. depression b.

inattentive b. perceptive a. stubborn c. navigate c. intimate a. decide c. timeless b. fool d. elegant d. cooperate a. overbearing a. require 22. stow a. relinquish c. measure b. promote b. destroy d. merge b. strenuous d. righteous c. –S Y N O N Y M S – 17. elaborate d. pack b. entice c. private d. ponder b. meaningful c. characteristic For each of the following words. eternal a. nonchalant a. loving d. Which word means the same as negligible? 23. assist 5 . wealthy 20. consider that has the same or nearly the same meaning. tailor a. launder d. Which word means the same as insipid? 27. tasteless b. insignificant a. a. delicate b. heavenly c. illegible d. exhilarating c. Which word means the same as astute? 25. yield a. watchful b. hinder 19. curtsy c. construct c. Which word means the same as vigilant? 24. alter 18. steer d. search d. trample 21. Which word means the same as collaborate? 26. elaborate d. frightening b. convince b. choose the word 28. curious c. adjust a.

furniture c. harbor a. applauded a. moisten a. disputed c. delegate 39. deceive d. assign d. warm b. muse a. criticize c. humidify 35. tune b. buyer d. betray c. divide d. encourage d. confuse b. harass 37. accountable 40. debate b. halter b. trick a. read 33. vessel a. branch 34. redeem 6 . habit c. purpose b. waken c. arouse 36. –S Y N O N Y M S – 29. container b. principles c. custom a. reinforced a. compensated b. approached d. distorted b. respect b. ponder c. gather c. developed d. abuse b. spray d. bias b. role 31. inform a. garment d. analyze a. evidence d. release c. fortified 38. garment 32. process 30. responsible c. pester d. philosophy a. statement c. refuge d. dispute a.

slumbering c. defeat c. promise 43. ugly d. gangly a. hidden b. banish a. wise b. challenge b. insert a. apply c. receipt b. help a. trip a. change d. picture b. lanky 44. closely c. formation b. air a. enclosure d. location a. allow d. opportunity 50. speech c. list d. conceited d. chance c. obnoxious c. pay d. illegally b. misplaced 46. invent 51. condone b. provide c. globe c. encourage 7 . spread b. sensitivity a. quote d. rigid d. –S Y N O N Y M S – 41. purify 42. arrogance b. succumb d. heartless 45. site 47. pledge a. dormant a. diary c. sphere 52. compensate 48. discover b. sage a. reference d. idea c. view d. exile b. refine a. journal 49. decorate c.

–S Y N O N Y M S – 53. subjective d. intense 8 . yell d. expansive a. malicious 64. raucous b. selfish 57. idiom a. plateau b. thoughtful c. murderous c. current b. unnecessary d. obvious b. impassive b. wagon c. relaxed c. trek c. obscure 63. reckless c. dangerous d. turnstile a. obedient c. sing b. abide 56. brain a. changeable b. obsolete a. dedicated c. hostel 60. cost c. spiteful a. stoical a. generous 58. mesa 61. curious d. report c. loud c. talkative b. concealed a. relinquish a. dwelling d. heavy b. commence d. fuss d. submissive a. abandon b. virtuous d. humorous d. ponderous a. cot b. inn d. swim a. grateful 55. ado 62. stroke c. punishment b. outmoded 54. croon 59. hearty d.

proper b. inordinate a. disarming 9 . greedy d. strength d. purpose d. rough b. disheveled a. gaunt c. divorced c. ordinary c. –S Y N O N Y M S – 65. strict b. disillusioned a. eager a. dedicated 70. recent b. shadow d. marked d. powerful c. scold a. fame b. actual c. laughter a. old-fashioned c. health c. mystery b. haggard 71. attitude a. distract c. imminent a. remiss a. distracted c. negligent d. disadvantageous b. robust 76. disenchanted d. false c. sturdy b. enigma 72. later 68. murky 66. excessive b. honest b. handsome a. mundane a. exclusive c. deny b. vigorous d. soon d. protect d. jocular 73. hesitant 69. broken 67. intense d. rumpled b. rebuke 74. lenient a. renown 75. jolly d. enclosure c.

competency b. mercy 10 . quote b. clemency a. destiny d. inspect a. succeed c. certainty c. inquire d. –S Y N O N Y M S – 77. query 78.

careful d.C H A P T E R 2 Antonyms Choose the antonym for each of the words in italics. 81. hazy 80. definite b. modest c. reckless 11 . noble d. skilled a. considerate c. attentive c. Which word is the opposite of cautious? b. Which word means the opposite of vague? a. proper d. Which word is the opposite of alert? b. inattentive d. animated a. Which word means the opposite of shameful? a. tender c. trivial 82. fickle b. honorable 79.

Which word means the opposite of prompt? vulnerable? a. Which word means the opposite of clarify? moderate? a. tardy c. punctual a. increase a. obscure c. Which word means the opposite of grant? 93. dismay b. comfort b. Which word means the opposite of 94. erudite 12 . final c. desist d. original b. secure d. deny a. Which word means the opposite of 86. –A N T O N Y M S – 83. complete b. hasten b. Which word is the opposite of soothe? 85. average c. trouble d. aggravate c. discord b. Which word means the opposite of 89. frantic b. right d. consent d. slow a. neglect 92. compromise 91. crisis b. complicated 90. Which word means the opposite of unity? a. excessive 87. comfort b. retreat d. pause c. Which word means the opposite of distress? a. explain a. first a. prejudiced c. Which word means the opposite of reveal? a. regular d. Which word means the opposite of initial? impartial? a. reward c. consume b. slack b. achieve c. stimulation c. final d. allocate c. unbiased d. conceal 88. disclose b. provide d. Which word is the opposite of delay? 84. provoke d. delight d. feeble c.

desperate b. honest d. disunity b. effortless b. breakable b. Which word means the opposite of grueling? a. Which word is the opposite of bleak? a. rigidity d. repudiation b. coarse b. noble 13 . incline d. Which word means the opposite of forsake? a. inhabit b. wander c. union a. maintain d. disorderly c. grating c. covered 100. Which word means the opposite of stray? 103. Which word is the opposite of restrain? a. exhausting d. –A N T O N Y M S – 95. revulsion d. savage c. submit d. Which word means the opposite of capable? 102. docile b. bright d. flexible a. able d. laxity c. fond 99. Which word is the opposite of dainty? 104. remain a. explosive d. apt c. delicate a. admit b. abandon c. control b. motive c. cherish 97. dreary c. controllable b. thin d. Which word means the opposite of craving? 105. absurd b. Which word is the opposite of unruly? a. liberate c. Which word is the opposite of solidarity? ferocious? a. harsh c. distract 98. casual c. Which word means the opposite of 106. unskilled a. delicious d. desire a. Which word means the opposite of brittle? 101. empty 96.

assert a. Which word is the opposite of omit? 115. overcome d. prohibit b. familiarize b. embrace d. Which word means the opposite of belittle? a. instinctive b. impugn c. compliment c. criticize d. merciful d. inactive b. Which word means the opposite of tarnish? a. arrange b. conceal b. surrender a. restrain c. generous a. hate c. capable b. absorb b. possess d. –A N T O N Y M S – 107. purposeful d. perform b. brief d. Which word means the opposite of disclose? 117. Which word means the opposite of aimless? a. worthy 111. loose c. succeed a. sully 14 . withdraw b. domineering 112. Which word means the opposite of prohibit? 116. Which word means the opposite of lenient? a. admire 110. lengthy b. presume 108. include d. follow d. impartial 109. Which word means the opposite of detest? a. cowardly c. endure c. eliminate a. Which word is the opposite of concise? 114. Which word means the opposite of valiant? a. Which word is the opposite of retract? 113. faithful c. permit b. involve c. Which word means the opposite of stifle? 118. depart c. shine d. cynical d. examine d. deny c. impractical c. encourage a.

ordinary b. litigious c. humanity d. necessary b. imprudent d. harass d. Which word means the opposite of 126. –A N T O N Y M S – 119. compliment d. implausible d. terminate For each of the following words. Which word means the opposite of 125. careless b. adequate 129. Which word means the opposite of that means the opposite or most nearly the conscientious? opposite. safety 123. Which word means the opposite of mandatory? judicious? a. Which word means the opposite of lucid? d. irritation b. vague 15 . Which word means the opposite of erudite? commence? a. Which word means the opposite of deficient? d. apologetic 128. adapt c. apparent a. Which word means the opposite of chagrin? dissonance? a. boisterous b. Which word means the opposite of 127. attitude a. specificity d. choose the word 122. carefulness c. pleasure c. equal b. simple b. argument 124. diligent a. a. required d. harmony c. unrestrained 120. brevity c. uneducated a. noise d. harmony b. optional c. unknown c. discord a. insult c. flawed a. agitated d. contempt c. value 121. initiate b. conviction a. partial b. turbulent c. polite b.

drain c. assist d. promote a. inimical a. concede d. trivial d. requirement a. attend a. impulsive a. accident 135. release c. acquire a. rash d. imaginary 137. perpetual d. total b. incise 131. judgmental b. sober a. –A N T O N Y M S – 130. downgrade c. stifle d. explicate b. substantial d. critical 140. succumb d. resist d. specific a. infantile 141. consequence c. unrealistic c. mature c. retain 134. inept d. incomplete b. create c. ordinary b. despicable a. general 136. demolish 138. plan b. competent a. absorb 139. retain a. consider b. cautious 132. massive 133. massive c. consume c. mandatory c. irritate a. secure b. intense c. withhold b. repel b. adolescent b. insignificant c. solve 16 . factual d. option d. soothe b.

libertine d. lofty c. licentious c. congenial 146. sluggish c. amiable a. hardworking c. nimble a. sprightly a. composed 144. dull d. permissive c. scant a. aloof d. explicit c. –A N T O N Y M S – 142. outrageous a. smooth b. cowardly c. notable 151. local 145. affluent a. agitated b. hapless b. random a. receptive d. fortunate 150. tardy d. eager b. dangerous b. meager c. copious d. sturdy b. pellucid b. graceful b. ordinary d. fact b. oral a. excluded a. vice c. prim 152. prudent a. rash b. tranquil a. ugly c. legal c. sluggish d. intermittent c. vocal 17 . last b. reality a. cantankerous d. amateur d. destitute b. prosperous 153. demonstrative 147. punctual 148. lucky d. relaxed 143. thoughtless d. virtue 149.

fickle b. lax c. sluggish d. obtuse d. envious a. stringent a. –A N T O N Y M S – 154. improvident c. steadfast 155. fluid 18 . obese b.

secret. deliberate. b. c. complain. d. d. 156. deny. Animated is most similar to c. civil. Attribute is most similar to d. lively. Rational is most similar to d. sound. conquer. Subdue is most similar to that is most similar or most dissimilar in meaning a.C H A P T E R 3 Synonyms and Antonyms Read each question carefully and select the word 158. 19 . prompt. a. 159. b. quality. a. a. abbreviated. b. c. b. admission. respect. invalid. c. to the word provided. 157. speech. penalty.

163. distinct. simplify. b. Awe is most dissimilar to 166. d. a. dissembling. actual. b. Enthusiastic is most similar to a. Uniform is most dissimilar to a. Manipulate is most similar to 171. delicate. d. b. d. b. handle. 162. digress. d. d. nurture. innovator. objectionable. diverse. c. 20 . a. d. Skeptic is most dissimilar to 168. –S Y N O N Y M S A N D A N T O N Y M S – 160. deprive. d. d. valor. d. costly. Intricate is most similar to 167. c. d. b. laconic. believer. improve. b. d. contempt. b. c. reverence. bizarre. distortion. Ecstatic is most similar to a. verbose. inconsistent. c. c. b. b. a. a. Enhance is most dissimilar to 170. c. friend. b. deplete. mediocre. d. positive. 164. unbiased. b. b. c. adamant. cheerful. c. uncritical. politician. c. available. c. thrilled. Hypothetical is most dissimilar to 169. proficient. average. imaginary. c. wild. Adequate is most similar to a. 161. specific. invective. diminish. eager. 165. Succinct is most dissimilar to a. sufficient. Subjective is most dissimilar to a. obedient. c. a. feeble. a. slovenly. prim. complex.

congruity. logic. adjacent. embargo. vivid. careless. concerned. c. b. b. endorse. worried. cause. intermittent. agitation. b. d. c. d. conviviality. c. c. Hoax is most similar to a. a. a. reckless. primary. accomplish. sicken. d. adaptable. c. civility. Recuperate is most similar to a. dangerous. d. Wary is most dissimilar to 179. d. c. fable. intelligent. c. c. alert. previous. b. insignificant. ruse. influence. uninterrupted. robust. liveliness. d. weakness. a. truth. 173. c. b. –S Y N O N Y M S A N D A N T O N Y M S – 172. a. d. b. 175. b. 174. contiguous. b. crusade. b. Nonchalant is most dissimilar to a. Composure is most similar to a. d. c. delicate. 176. 177. d. b. Subsequent is most dissimilar to a. Novel is most dissimilar to 180. unsettled. b. rudeness. leery. old. Continuous is most similar to 181. Courtesy is most similar to 182. d. suitable. poise. d. persist. 21 . d. recover. b. Frail is most similar to a. c. blessing. popular. a. a. worsen. c. necessary. Affect is most similar to 178. Fallacy is most dissimilar to 183. stimulation.

entrance. d. agree. c. d. lively. b. rational. rebellion. victorious. 187. Passive is most similar to 195. irresponsible. subdue. confuse. Disperse is most dissimilar to 191. explanatory. b. d. frugal. d. satisfy. b. ruin. worst. restrain. mediocre. b. c. immense. d. inactive. c. c. reluctant. a. c. a. teach. a. 188. Domain is most similar to 194. d. Liberate is most dissimilar to a. emotional. c. b. praise. c. attack. d. adoring. –S Y N O N Y M S A N D A N T O N Y M S – 184. admirable. formation. d. Commendable is most similar to 193. noticeable. Comply is most similar to a. c. territory. steady. d. sleep. attentive. slight. accountable. b. relocate. b. b. gather. d. organize. c. 186. Vast is most similar to a. Optimum is most dissimilar to a. b. retain. entertain. c. 22 . Enlighten is most similar to a. Excise is most dissimilar to 190. c. steady. flatter. b. staple. obey. conserve. woeful. a. normal. d. c. Faltering is most dissimilar to a. Eccentric is most similar to 192. b. b. a. a. 189. comply. d. selective. peculiar. 185.

successor. c. c. d. conscious. d. Refrain is most similar to 206. b. 201. Predecessor is most dissimilar to 205. arouse. disagreeable. a. undulate. b. b. c. persevere. Orient is most dissimilar to a. refute. intemperate. confirm. unaware. b. visible. lenient. b. c. excite. a. c. d. complicate. c. unite. demanding. 198. d. temporary. b. irritate. descendant. internal. –S Y N O N Y M S A N D A N T O N Y M S – 196. Pacify is most dissimilar to a. tolerable. 197. d. Tedious is most dissimilar to 202. ancestor. c. secure. hidden. a. alarming. sinister. d. c. simple. eager. 200. Verify is most similar to a. disorderly. tranquil. dismiss. simplify. antecedent. sink. Levitate is most dissimilar to a. d. glimpse. d. deter. Affable is most dissimilar to 207. d. 199. Oblivious is most similar to a. Rigorous is most similar to a. a. blame. Ephemeral is most dissimilar to 204. c. 23 . d. c. d. enduring. b. b. b. whisper. b. desist. b. disclose. Exonerate is most dissimilar to 203. confuse. atomize. d. plod. a. respect. stimulating. c. minimize. hollow. a. c. b.

forceful. d. a. refuse. obstacle. suspicious. consult. Complacent is most dissimilar to 218. c. partial. b. equal. immobile. goal. debt. plain. Confer is most similar to a. credible. Meek is most dissimilar to 217. certain. insufficient. b. a. unbelievable. d. dissent. disabuse. a. b. c. Ambiguous is most dissimilar to 219. b. meal. d. fluent. Plausible is most dissimilar to 214. d. discomfort. b. d. c. unkind. apathetic. happy. indifferent. d. mild. Apathetic is most similar to a. b. promise. c. working. d. proponent. confide. 210. d. d. disregard. d. b. apologetic. c. shabby. b. c. b. b. functional. equivocal. unenthusiastic. pitiable. book. Esteem is most dissimilar to a. c. effective. –S Y N O N Y M S A N D A N T O N Y M S – 208. pleasant. b. 24 . Eloquent is most dissimilar to a. a. Avid is most dissimilar to 216. disrespect. c. c. d. a. b. concerned. 211. 213. indefinite. Deterrent is most dissimilar to a. a. inarticulate. Repast is most similar to a. c. 212. d. convinced. encouragement. painful. evasive. c. Idle is most similar to 215. polite. 209. c.

221. b. inconsolable. rewarding. d. fearful. d. –S Y N O N Y M S A N D A N T O N Y M S – 220. charitable. evaluate. a. Glib is most similar to a. Incredulous is most similar to 230. b. c. Augment is most similar to 227. rigid. 223. angry. disbelieving. dishonest. d. morose. dangerous. b. d. 222. somber. Menial is most similar to a. a. repeal. relaxed. b. c. b. insincere. result. offensive. outrageous. Sullen is most dissimilar to a. polite. insulting. cause. d. d. Rile is most dissimilar to a. Ludicrous is most dissimilar to 228. 25 . c. d. ancient. increase. outraged. necessity. modern. animated. neutral. relentless. tangible. provocative. d. c. Panacea is most similar to a. cure. impetuous. c. a. Archaic is most dissimilar to 229. boring. a. b. criticize. Impertinent is most dissimilar to 226. c. b. c. oppress. c. c. appease. b. b. vague. d. insulting. irk. absurd. d. 225. c. haunted. b. spiteful. lowly. c. Taut is most dissimilar to a. Vindictive is most similar to 231. rude. reasonable. a. b. jovial. d. a. 224. c. d. prosper. b.

d. repair. penury. erratic. dormant. simultaneous. solemnity. d. Induce is most similar to 242. deprecation. b. apprehensive. a. d. c. b. Mediate is most similar to 240. dissolve. c. chivalrous. interfere. b. Saturate is most similar to a. b. prompt. 235. a. ponder. b. lethargy. d. 237. b. measure. active. recommend. Proscribe is most similar to a. d. d. mendacity. presume. slow. c. represent. d. c. c. construe. c. clarify. Concurrent is most similar to 241. a. –S Y N O N Y M S A N D A N T O N Y M S – 232. incidental. substantial. 233. Prevarication is most dissimilar to a. educated. deliberate. b. a. b. b. c. a. a. consistent. 26 . Mar is most dissimilar to 238. c. Latent is most dissimilar to a. mystified. accolade. verify. 234. tardy. Cognizant is most similar to 239. hostile. b. deprive. withdraw. c. b. bolster. conscious. forbid. b. d. soak. 236. c. d. deformed. fearful. reconcile. belligerent. pallor. Methodical is most dissimilar to a. delineate. Intrepid is most dissimilar to 243. c. d. confused. d. veracity. d. Mirth is most dissimilar to a. detect. c.

agitation. expressive. b. 27 . distribution. b. –S Y N O N Y M S A N D A N T O N Y M S – 244. uniformity. c. fearlessness. d. a. c. Trepidation is most dissimilar to a. emotional. secretive. Surreptitious is most similar to 245. artistic. d.

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spontaneous 246. a. tentative c. flexible d. definite 249. choose the word that 248. implied d. restrained c. rigid c. premeditated does not belong with the others.C H A P T E R 4 Verbal Classification For the following questions. b. a. calculated b. rampant d. limber 29 . confirmed d. a. distinct c. conclusive b. widespread 247. supple d. a. pervasive b. rehearsed c. explicit 250. forthright b. a.

provoke d. a. grating b. welcoming d. crush b. repulsive d. incompetence b. a. affluent d. carefully c. grotesque c. a. vast d. warily d. a. immense c. a. intolerant b. deformed b. a. infinitesimal 261. a. resolve b. compassionate c. impoverished 254. compliment b. infinite b. dour b. deride d. nimble c. polished d. clumsy b. a. a. bereaved 258. unkempt d. a. deprived b. abrasive c. comely 264. fortitude c. a. bereft c. poverty-stricken c. heroism 262. prowess c. inviting c. subdue 259. suppress c. a. rasping 263. amenable d. orderly c. prudently 253. –V E R B A L C L A S S I F I C A T I O N – 251. word for word b. maladroit 256. compose b. destitute b. cheery 255. verbatim d. exact c. a. timidity 30 . receptive 265. a. replete d. gibe 257. exclude c. a. sloppy 266. mettle d. all thumbs d. ridicule c. comprise 260. constitute d. paraphrased 252. a. mastery d. recklessly b. disheveled b.

stimulating b. inopportune b. felicitous 277. repose d. stately 279. somnolent c. corruptible d. virulent 269. demur 282. reproduction 268. mercenary 280. pandemonium c. summit c. a. acquiescent c. impassioned b. proficient 276. hypnotic 273. a. permissive b. vex 278. tranquil 270. emphatic d. vehement c. a. obedient b. adroit d. thundering d. savory b. stentorian b. apathetic 274. a. a. a. toxic c. bedlam b. implacable 271. booming c. aggravate b. replica b. –V E R B A L C L A S S I F I C A T I O N – 267. lowly c. a. accede d. inept b. agitate d. indulgent d. aromatic 31 . lenient c. a. innocuous d. a. acme d. piquant d. soporific d. distasteful c. pernicious b. abject b. perigee b. concur b. a. honest c. a. officious d. a. facsimile d. deft c. submissive 275. a. mollify c. humble d. a. inappropriate c. pinnacle 281. venal b. ill-timed d. consent c. permutation c. a. a. tumult 272.

assent d. a. concur c. fervent c. devout b. zealous d. a. dissent 284. dispirited 32 . –V E R B A L C L A S S I F I C A T I O N – 283. sanction b.

bold a. silently b. scarcely : mostly :: quietly : ________ best completes the comparison. truthful ________ d. embarrassed : humiliated :: frightened : c. To answer an analogy question. secretly b. candid : indirect :: honest : ________ d. rudely 285.C H A P T E R 5 Analogies Many kinds of academic and work-related tests include analogies. look for a relationship between the first set of words. Then. comfortable 288. courageous b. confident c. courteous d. agitated c. frank b. choose the answer that 287. devious a. look for a similar relationship in the second set of words. a. polite : gracious :: cordial : ________ c. Analogies are comparisons. terrified d. reckless 33 . loudly a. wicked 286. For the following questions.

beseech b. significant b. foretell b. accept d. meaningful : insignificant :: essential : ________ 297. neophyte : novice :: pursuit : ________ 299. basic a. examine 34 . implant : embed :: expel : ________ a. regard : esteem :: ambivalence : ________ 300. enlarge ________ b. inconspicuous a. quest c. advance : retreat :: curtail : ________ a. discard c. control : dominate :: magnify : ________ 295. withdrawal b. surrender c. unquestionably c. unremarkable c. offer 291. decrease b. tolerant d. uncertainty a. exactly : precisely :: evidently : ________ a. resemblance c. permanent c. retract c. preserve a. simple : complex :: trivial : ________ 298. ignorant 290. prolong 294. unnecessary d. damage b. elated : despondent :: enlightened : a. miserable d. warn 293. oust c. construe c. ravage b. admonish d. speed d. divulge : conceal :: conform : ________ b. resent 292. restrain : curb :: recant : ________ a. irrelevant d. aware c. retain d. positively 296. admire : despise :: praise : ________ a. passion a. injustice d. narrowly b. differ d. –A N A L O G I E S – 289. entertain d. apparently a. consume d. divide c. restraint b. important b.

lush b. scorn a. ally : enemy :: anonymity : ________ 312. arrange d. supplication a. divulge a. timid c. sympathetic b. continuation : sequel :: scheme : ________ 309. genial b. unappreciative c. fame c. grind : crush :: demolish : ________ 308. relevant 302. trust : suspicion :: doubt : ________ a. management b. relinquish c. reason c. document a. assemble : convene :: categorize : ________ 307. denounce c. institution b. cower b. suggest 306. systematize a. anxiety d. plot d. –A N A L O G I E S – 301. pretend 35 . announce d. disclose : reveal :: intimate : ________ a. heterogeneous : mixed :: profuse : ________ a. restraint a. declare : affirm :: cringe : ________ 311. dismiss b. reliance c. congregate c. alternate d. personable : agreeable :: friendly : ________ a. saga 304. conceal : obscure :: procrastinate : ________ a. delay d. aperture b. forbid b. wealth b. aftermath c. anticipate b. emotion d. steam d. phase : segment :: epoch : ________ 310. painful 303. era c. method d. willful d. check b. hide : flaunt :: forget : ________ a. skillful c. scarce d. pulverize c. unsociable 305. retain d.

antics : actions :: banter : ________ 323. candor d. staid b. vividly d. broadcast : obscure :: welcome : ________ b. dejected d. deplore c. increasingly c. clairvoyant 317. credible b. persistently b. repartee b. strengthen d. seductive b. oppressive a. prone d. passionate 316. persistent : persevering :: spurious : a. nonentity d. conclusive 321. opposing : differing :: candid : ________ a. frank c. fervent c. openly a. arrogant d. grand a. secret 320. morose a. prostrate c. faithful c. noble b. false c. maintain d. deference a. eject 315. convalescent c. ominous b. celebrity c. continue b. promontory d. nourish : foster :: abolish : ________ a. –A N A L O G I E S – 313. unlikely d. abundant 314. delightful d. undergo c. icon 318. sedate : sober :: prim : ________ a. enthusiastic : blasé :: upright : ________ b. obstinate : stubborn :: staunch : ________ 324. elaborate d. courtier : aristocrat :: unknown : ________ a. expeditiously : swiftly :: diligently : ________ 322. strict a. annul 36 . pranks c. ornate : plain :: blithe : ________ 319. futile : vain :: covert : ________ a. pretentious b. habitual c. generous ________ b.

boost b. barter : swap :: irritate : ________ a. employ c. modification c. promote a. determine b. –A N A L O G I E S – 325. facetious b. stint a. concurrence d. praise b. acclimate c. contrive 326. judicious : prudent :: wise : ________ b. reprimand d. provoke c. ghostly 333. herald 37 . nullify c. manager c. weaken c. validate b. annoy 336. conceal 334. track d. astute d. umpire d. engage a. forego d. ensue : follow :: precede : ________ b. sophisticated d. taint : decontaminate :: enrage : ________ b. invalidate 335. plunging a. confirmation 327. scan a. ill-mannered c. appease 328. pursue c. proclaim : announce :: restrict : ________ a. engraved c. satisfied 329. monitor d. delve d. rely d. scrutinize ________ b. mystify c. skim : peruse :: delve : ________ 332. infringe a. transition d. arbitrator : mediator :: referee : ________ b. comical : witty :: humorous : ________ a. design : devise :: upbraid : ________ a. appoint b. convince b. accord : understanding :: conversion : a. boor d. memorize c. intersect : diverge :: ratify : ________ a. director 330. undermine : bolster :: reinforce : ________ 331.

unilateral c. –A N A L O G I E S – 337. lenient c. cowardice c. ample 341. designated b. modesty a. bestow c. freedom d. evidence c. ordinary 339. stupor b. courage : valor :: chivalry : ________ 343. loathsome b. hypocrite : phony :: lethargy : ________ 348. chance d. stable c. gratuitous : expensive :: sedentary : 347. conservative d. conceal a. restive c. disappointment d. indiscriminate c. judgment b. admirable c. dynamic d. legitimate b. inert d. respectable a. pride c. gallantry b. innovative b. respect d. improbable : plausible :: stable : ________ a. proclaim 338. active a. unjust b. regale : amuse :: impart : ________ 344. refined : plebeian :: selective : ________ a. withhold b. pivotal : crucial :: conventional : ________ 345. unscrupulous b. enterprising 38 . cultivated d. distance : proximity :: economical : ________ ________ a. dishonest 342. immoral : ethical :: insufficient : ________ a. fallacy : misconception :: fact : ________ 346. farfetched 340. logic a. deny b. autonomy a. bereft d. volatile d. selective d. shocked : aghast :: skittish : ________ a. dishonest c. prodigal b. verdict d. disdain c. revere : venerate :: esteem : ________ a.

jubilant d. deprivation : affluence :: capitulation : 355. customs d. contain c. shy b. pallid a. abashed c. instill c. falsify a. assurance d. indirect : forthright :: unashamed : ________ 359. potency b. file 39 . repercussion a. truth ________ b. salutary 350. implant : infuse :: inculcate : ________ a. indigence c. disappear b. absolve d. milieu : environment :: culture : ________ b. assertive a. complacency d. disastrous b. downcast : jaunty :: despondent : ________ a. invade c. fortunate c. resistance a. ignore b. resolute c. deceitful b. commencement c. list d. indomitable 354. demand b. guarantee d. evasive a. impending : imminent :: calamitous : ________ ________ a. churlish : surly :: steadfast : ________ a. superlative : abysmal :: atrocious : ________ 360. taciturn c. –A N A L O G I E S – 349. noble d. enumerate : cite :: disregard : ________ a. conviction c. beneficial d. consider 351. restitution c. ritual b. detached d. dupe : deceive :: exculpate : ________ 356. transplant d. misgiving 352. reticent b. dismay 353. sly 358. foreboding : premonition :: qualm : a. departure d. sharp c. haggard b. ostracize : banish :: consequence : ________ 357.

decree a. solemn 40 . mendicant : vagabond :: scavenger : ________ ________ a. muted b. traitor : deserter :: renegade : ________ 368. infinitesimal c. garrulous c. explorer 365. familiar d. desecration a. communication b. rankled b. modest b. control 363. elated b. camaraderie b. refined a. restrained d. flashy : garish :: gaudy : ________ 367. prominent : conspicuous :: gaunt : 370. withdraw b. recipient c. serious d. amateur : novice :: representative : ________ a. appeased d. companionship a. ostentatious c. outlandish : conservative :: reserved : 371. transportation d. contradiction d. failed 372. loyalist c. animosity d. promotion b. friendship : amity :: enmity : ________ ________ a. subdued d. philosopher 362. belief : doctrine :: hesitation : ________ ________ a. etiquette : protocol :: statute : ________ 369. diehard a. retreat c. opposition b. modicum c. chaos c. indiscernible : perceptible :: incalculable : 366. scout b. confined c. author d. excitable : stoical :: delighted : ________ a. entertained 364. insurgent d. proxy c. skyrocket : plummet :: diminish : ________ a. –A N A L O G I E S – 361. augment d. tawdry c. haggard a. genuine b. driver b. vacillation c. forager d.

anxiety : trepidation :: lethargy : ________ 380. component c. careless c. –A N A L O G I E S – 373. awkwardness c. indecision a. authority b. routine b. veritable : actual :: specious : ________ 379. formula 377. cruel c. disarming c. sanctimonious a. finesse ________ b. incoherent : articulate :: fluent : ________ a. absorbed : engrossed :: bored : ________ 381. native : foreign :: commonplace : ________ a. ordinary d. excluded b. different d. eloquent 383. recipe d. capricious : whimsical :: shrewd : ________ b. morose d. false c. unassuming 376. assiduous d. overdone b. vitality a. halting a. vegetarian d. mutuality b. pretentious d. slipshod 41 . stultified c. sullen 374. grateful d. mundane 375. involvement : aloofness :: clumsiness : ________ 382. inured a. lethargic b. astute 378. modest d. empathy c. expressive c. compassionate : insensitive :: conceited : a. characteristic : attribute :: ingredient : a. gloomy c. pert : lively :: impudent : ________ a. unrealistic ________ b. exotic c. lassitude d. roomy d. sloppy b. shiftless : lackadaisical :: hardworking : ________ a. insolent b.

–A N A L O G I E S – 384. obstreperous d. gluttonous : abstentious :: complimentary : 385. prominent b. yielding : submissive :: tractable : ________ ________ a. refractory c. permissive c. amenable a. disparaging d. calculating 42 . unruly b.

S E C T I O N 2 Vocabulary in Context T HE FOUR CHAPTERS in this section test your skills in identifying vocabulary in context. 43 . By using the sentences provided. Finally. you will figure out which answer choice best fills each blank. you will be given a pair of words to choose from in order to best complete the sentences provided. This is called identifying synonyms in context. in Chapter 9. you will be asked a few reading comprehension questions. In Chapter 7 you are provided with reading passages that offer clues to finding the correct answer. For each passage. In Chapter 6 you are provided with a sentence that gives you clues to finding the appropriate word or phrase. In Chapter 8 you will replace a com- mon word or phrase with a more descriptive one that has the same or a very similar mean- ing.

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resolved claim to the estate was ________. optional b. infiltration a. a. ________ that it was best to go back to a. The car rental company considered the scratches on the driver’s door to be caused by 386. quirk b. 387. c. mishap school to get her master’s degree as soon as b. Being a direct relative of the deceased. Priya a minor ________. coercion she could. prominent d. her d. To get the promotion she wanted. augmented 388. anticipated d. hindered c. vicious c. legitimate 45 .C H A P T E R 6 Sentence Completion Choose the best word to fill the blank.

principled b. number of rings on their tails. Her rapport with everyone in the office 396. belittled they were exactly alike. sophisticated b. disconnected d. personable 391. With great and admirable ________. differentiated 390. the 392. The Earth Day committee leader placed large garbage bins in the park to ________ 395. toil a. a. ________ elephants from the wild not only premature baby. Precariously a. integrate c. pummeled a. endangers the species but also upsets the a. b. ________. she was a sim- Saturday’s cleanup. diverged c. the skilled pediatric nurse fed the 393. delegated 397. pacify b. exempt b. facilitate d. –S E N T E N C E C O M P L E T I O N – 389. please be sure to give a ered in the lecture hall. a. ________ description of the narrator. ado b. Wantonly c. Provoking d. rebuked b. exemplified d. separated c. ple girl at heart. finesse c. Despite her ________ dress. commended c. b. diversified d. accountability d. When you discuss the characters from The renowned orator spoke to the crowd gath- Catcher in the Rye. shoddy d. massive 398. Gingerly b. Contriving c. a. The non-profit agency bought office sup- ________ the kind of interpersonal skills plies using a tax ________ number. The hail ________ the cornfield until the 394. determined c. that all of the employees appreciated. tedium d. Hindering 46 . prevailed b. a. Carelessly balance of nature. comprehensive d. confound a. casual c. liability a. Poaching d. information c. The two cats could be ________ only by the entire crop was lost. otherwise.

as if it the extra money he needed to start his own had been stored in a trunk for a long time. agitated b. quest b. children. irrational c. aloof d. decrepit d. olfactory a. elitist b. desolate b. cadence d. they 401. Visiting all the coffee shops in the city. The teacher put the crayons on the bottom students in Professor Norman’s English 101 shelf to make them ________ to the young class had to write a/an ________ to summa. receptive c. expressive b. rize the short story they had read. précis d. a. eloquent c. she was very ________. a. loneliness c. very excited. valley below was worth the hike. solitude a. Since his workplace was so busy and noisy. ultimatum c. ingenious 403. ascension b. She pretended to be ________ about her bought it three years ago. blasé 406. accessible a. musty c. but the spectacular view of the cup of coffee. My computer was state-of-the-art when I 400. ambiguous d. surge a. We knew everything about the newest mem- he longed most of all for ________. reconciliation b. circumference b. We were tired when we reached the were on a/an ________ to find the perfect ________. ber of our group. receptive b. The suit had a/an ________ odor. retroactive c. acronym c. flammable a. brash c. but secretly she was ________. the 404. a. For the first assignment of the fall term. George developed an ________ plan to earn 402. summit c. egotistical 47 . illicit b. irreverence d. but now it is upcoming performance. nadir 407. proclamation 405. 408. reserved d. business. candid d. a. –S E N T E N C E C O M P L E T I O N – 399. fulcrum d. a. outmoded d.

conspicuously d. vital d. dispersed 48 . ship. Wanting to make a good impression. cussed earlier this year. he 410. embodied d. candidly d. condoned d. indignant b. The directions to the new school were 416. tie to wear to the business meeting. the speaker had such a/an ________ voice. adversely b. –S E N T E N C E C O M P L E T I O N – 409. lionaire by age thirty. redundancy c. quandary d. docile d. perplexity d. curtailed c. If your drinking water is not ________. favorably 415. Hoping to win a prize for the best costume. a. The new board member said she would vote in favor of the proposed city ordinance 418. meddlesome c. conformity c. I have always liked your positive attitude. Brad fell asleep during the lecture because because it ________ many of the points dis. explicit c. torrid b. deficit 411. Rachel ________ a plan to become a mil- has ________ affected our working relation. could cause serious health problems. trite b. Dog-sitting for Buddy is easy. it 414. prestige b. b. precedence b. quenchable a. contention 412. obscurely 413. it 417. woefully c. a. reminisced d. virtuously d. arduous b. provident a. she gave studying ________ over time for class. a. valid penders and a purple tie. watching her favorite television show. delectable a. released c. eminently c. devised b. he is a found himself in a ________ about the right ________ and obedient pet. a. encompassed b. monotonous a. and I had no trouble finding it in ics class. Since Jennifer needed an “A” in her econom- ________. potable c. Mark dressed ________ with bright red sus- a. ample c. conformed a.

protagonist c. audibly 427. degeneration d. personable b. the ________ because he refused to follow his car ________ down the steep mountainous party’s platform on nearly every issue. winding highway. The narrator’s description was an accurate 424. filibuster d. symbolically d. porous a. obvious come to action. –S E N T E N C E C O M P L E T I O N – 419. The ________ data supports the belief that ________ of a true southern family. portrayal a. steadfast d. frivolous c. a. rendezvous b. agitated 426. b. dynamically b. ________ devoured a hearty breakfast. nocturnal 420. o’clock. maverick b. there has been a population increase. remark made by the mayoral candidate. road. indifferently c. A key reference book detailing eyewitness 423. unteer fireman of the small community to a. desolation c. conniving c. Simone mittee. The participants in the road rally agreed to accounts had to have ________ updates ________ near the village commons by five when new information surfaced. cryptic a. shrewd b. a. The fire alarm ________ beckoned the vol. a. visionary d. disperse 49 . voraciously c. durable d. pragmatic d. demographic c. careened d. scatter c. nominal b. a. generously d. dissented b. council b. frightfully d. The new congressman was considered a slope of the narrow. contemptuously 428. Due to slippery road conditions and the 425. mentor a. rote c. Her ________ remarks were not taken seri- ously by anyone on the nominating com- 422. obsessive b. ventilated c. The audience puzzled over the ________ 421. After running an early 5K race. subsequent a.

Allan ________ placed the bill in the wrong 430. c. preserves the great out. inadvertently c. voluntarily d. b. The National Parks Service. burgeoning a. relinquish a. After the ________ of his license. exasperating d. the recent graduates a. amnesty c. accordance 435. revocation c. narrowly reveal information to us when we first met him. purposely b. predominant d. conflict d. doors for all to enjoy. seclusion d. forbidden to drive. he soon began to talk more than any- 433. weather were the perfect combination for a a. institution a. Do not ________ yourself. nomic conditions. preservation d. reticent a. a. Although the freeway system continues to folder. foundation b. customary vacation by the seashore. and it was not paid in a timely man- grow. causing distress. grandiose b. you must pass 432. The ________ of sunshine and warm one. Although Hunter was too ________ to d. Understanding the troubling world eco. treatise 50 . which adversely affected his credit rat- ________ population. delude spoke ________ about job prospects for the b. jovial b. She had a reputation as a ________ hostess 436. warily d. depreciate future. contention b. tractable 437. beckoning b. conceited c. maudlin c. assumption c. a. it often cannot keep pace with a ner. he was with its mission. animated b. in ________ 434. coyly 438. confluence d. the last exam of the semester to graduate. deliberately 431. a. capitulating c. Do you have the ________ paperwork to and could always be found in the midst of a register for your class? group telling a humorous story or joke. restorative c. requisite d. ing. prohibit b. –S E N T E N C E C O M P L E T I O N – 429. luxuriously c. punitive a.

a. cumulous 51 . On each slick curve in the road. After an hour of heavy rain. ample 448. paradox b. paramount d. The classified information discussed in the board room was ________ to a reporter 445. testified a. momentum c. evoked 447. germinated c. b. consummate d. take to scare the Halloween trick-or-treaters. operate on many different kinds of animals. One ________ shriek would be all it would shortly after the meeting. superficial c. iridescent c. savory c. implacable a. alluring d. transitory c. constricted d. seemed to know what would happen in the a. hydroplane b. divulged b. because she always that summer afternoon. the heavy storm 446. unearthly b. ornate d. Florin became a beneficial. rectified d. precursor a. covert c. The many colors on the wings of the 443. abated b. and we were able to continue our we were sure that all hope was lost. tedium future. a. matrix a. acute b. The darkening skies in the west were a 444. reconnoiter d. The project seemed both ________ and 442. –S E N T E N C E C O M P L E T I O N – 439. irreparable d. bane b. clairvoyant 440. vortex d. evi- ________ to the dangerous thunderstorm dently she was right. and ________. elongate a. My cousin claimed to be ________. After years of experience. I was afraid Monarch butterfly seem to create a/an we would ________ and have an accident. feasible b. golf game. a. a. submerge c. ________ glow. and the committee supported it ________ veterinarian who could treat and enthusiastically. divergent b. vector c. developed c. esoteric 441. comical d. Our tiny boat spun into the ________.

________. mundane c. business c. ________ so that he did not have to pay his tion. entrepreneur c. surrogate b. deferment c. The politician’s ________ voice emphati. retracted c. investment. genteel 452. The newspaper ________ the statement made in the article because it was inaccu. She shed ________ tears when she heard the rate. flocculent a. agrarian 451. 456. burnished 52 . Typically. abolished a. With this group of ________ personalities. After graduation. avant garde d. equilibrium b. tragic news. fervent c. demagogue d. she was sure her party would be a success. analogous d. a. askance c. –S E N T E N C E C O M P L E T I O N – 449. irradiated d. Charles requested a/an she saw the new puppy getting all the atten. b. copious b. members needed to be available to help in a. scintillating b. proxy 450. a. obsolete c. school loans immediately. what the other felt. nonchalant d. invalidated b. clamorous the fields. ________ within six months. tincture d. affable b. For information about making a sound ________ that they always seemed to know. Penny glared and looked ________ when 457. 455. rapport c. contrite b. a. pedestrian d. demure a. new dress designs become 458. prospectus b. Michael and Jamal had such a terrific 454. you should get advice from a/an without being told. a. partisan d. scant c. School calendars were originally based on cally detailed the many projects he planned a/an ________ lifestyle—when all family to tackle once he was in office. pristine a. altercation a. discordant b. annulled d. improvement 453. symmetry d.

even when he was warned of a. repatriated d. b. perennials a. perpendicularly c. a. His ________ behavior made him seem 464. –S E N T E N C E C O M P L E T I O N – 459. b. tubers d. The old man was ________. The ________ president differs from the past president on social reform issues. assiduously d. redundant d. 465. insensitive c. always unusual collection of cacti and other watered his neighbor’s plants ________ ________ from around the world. recitative c. succulents b. leave his home. puerile c. benevolent a. judicious d. metaphorical d. personable c. Anthony. incisive saved him from making a grave mistake. beguiling rising floodwaters. recalcitrant 461. loquacious b. terminally b. sagaciously 460. receding a. incumbent 53 . unorthodox 462. consummate c. ersatz d. The exhibit at the botanical gardens is an 463. The ________ young woman gave gener- ously to many worthy causes. gregarious b. forlorn b. annuals c. a meticulous young man. The ________ advice offered by his friend a. when they went away on vacation. a. he refused to childish and immature.

C H A P T E R

7 Reading
Comprehension

Answer questions 466–468 on the basis of the 466. What is the meaning of the word overthrown
following passage. in the context of this passage?
a. surrendered
The ravages [of the storm] were terrible in America, b. devastated
Europe, and Asia. Towns were overthrown, forests c. capitulated
uprooted, coasts devastated by the mountains of d. yielded
water which were precipitated on them, vessels cast
on the shore, whole districts leveled by waterspouts, 467. What is the meaning of the word leveled as it
several thousand people crushed on land or drowned is used in the passage?
at sea; such were the traces of its (468) ________, left a. razed
by this devastating tempest. b. marked
—Ralph Waldo Emerson c. spread
d. raised

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468. Which word, if inserted in the blank, makes monkey who is intimidated by a (472) ________
the most sense in the context of the passage? member of the group.
a. velocity
b. fury 471. What is the meaning of the word grimace as
c. reward it is used in the passage?
d. benevolence a. smirk
b. contortion
Answer questions 469–470 on the basis of the c. howl
following passage. d. simper

One summer, while visiting in the little village 472. Which pair of words or phrases, if inserted
among the Green Mountains where her ancestors into the blanks in sequence, makes the most
had dwelt for (469) ________, my Aunt Georgiana sense in the writer’s context?
kindled the callow fancy of my uncle, Howard Car- a. calm . . . aggressive
penter, then an idle, shiftless boy of twenty-one. b. dominant . . . subordinate
—Willa Cather c. confident . . . fearless
d. subordinate . . . dominant
469. Which word, if inserted in the blank, makes
the most sense in the context of the passage? Answer question 473–475 on the basis of the
a. days following passage.
b. seasons
c. infinity In space flight there are the obvious (473) ________
d. generations of meteors—debris and radiation. However, astro-
nauts must also deal with two vexing physiological
470. What is the meaning of the word shiftless as foes—muscle atrophy and bone loss.
it is used in the passage?
a. amiable 473. Which word, if inserted in the blank, makes
b. ruthless the most sense in the context of the passage?
c. lazy a. thrills
d. carefree b. ages
c. hazards
Answer questions 471–472 on the basis of the d. speed
following passage.
474. The phrase vexing physiological foes as used
Experts who study rhesus monkeys have determined in the paragraph refers to
that the species uses facial expressions to commu- a. physical deterioration.
nicate with each other and to enforce social order. b. serious illness.
For example, the fear grimace—although it looks c. nervous disorder.
ferocious—is actually given by a (472) ________ d. contagious disease.

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The old world cuckoo lays her clutch in the nest of the host Answer questions 476–478 on the basis of the that reared her. What is the meaning of the word atmos. What is the meaning of the word quirky as it c. b. to devour a member of one’s own species be very formal. killing 478. eggs. There are as many types of business correspondence 479. a. pain. ambiance 480. elements clutch consists of d. cramping. a c. what does as there are kinds of corporate atmospheres. bird. tributing anything some of them actually started in garages. spring as soon as they are able. combating for behemoth? d. The word atrophy as used in the paragraph Answer questions 479–481 on the basis of the most nearly means following passage. Office parasitic mean? environments come in all sizes and can be ordinary a. expelling a. –R E A D I N G C O M P R E H E N S I O N – 475. chicks. her young ejecting the host’s off- following passage. exceptional a. idiosyncratic b. 477. The glossy cow- c. Which of the following words is a synonym c. nests. engaging 481. aches. Others can b. conglomerate b. resources a. multinational behemoths. to kill the offspring of another member of pheres as it is used in the passage? one’s own species a. millionaire c. for example. A few species of birds are parasitic. a. lays five or six eggs a season. in a different nest and then abandons them. What is the meaning of the word ejecting as c. feathers. fighting b. wasting. In the context of the passage. each d. is used in the passage? d. b. quaint used in the passage? d. c. scandal d. d. chain 57 . As used in the context of this passage. to take advantage of another without con- and traditional or quirky entrepreneurial offices. to abandon one’s offspring very early in life 476. commodities b.

d. demanding prised of several letters. For instance. disliking the effects of aspirin nation. most of us learned a. symbolizing to sound out words by syllables in order to pro. he wept. c. clumsiness following passage. the a and i together make the long a a. –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 484. balance b. in the word as it is used in the passage? arraignment. fashioned so you should avoid driving or other operations d. Based on the context of this passage. Breaking words into syllables b. What is the meaning of the phrase intolerant gained its independence. unable to absorb aspirin without adverse lowering of the old flag. incorporating separate sounds. Allergic reactions may occur in susceptible the most sense in the context of the passage? persons. Do not use this product if you are intolerant to 483. Which word. autonomous is one of the best (483) ________ to divide and con. What is the meaning of the word sovereign more than one vowel letter. What is the meaning of the word dexterity c. makes aspirin. d. needing a stronger medication than aspirin 58 . That vowel sound may be made up of 485. what is Answer questions 486–488 on the basis of the the best synonym for comprised? following passage. strategies as it is used in the passage? d. regaling nounce them. c. a. d. mediums b. b. effects and the raising of the new flag of the sovereign b. or dexterity. makes the most sense in the context of the passage? When we were learning to read. Which word. He said that the experience to aspirin as it is used in the passage? was an emotional one for him. excluded b. markers 486. gait Martin Luther King was in Ghana when Ghana 487. commanding 482. isolated sound. caveats a. though those sounds may be com. Syllables are parts of words that carry c. The g is silent. unaffected by the healing effects of aspirin d. coordination. a. agility Answer questions 484–485 on the basis of the c. if inserted into the blank. composed WARNING: Antihistamines can cause drowsiness. c. if inserted in the blank. following passage. produced that demand alertness. Every syllable must have a vowel sound. (484) ________ British rule. As he watched the a. dominant quer longer words.

a. robust John Reed was a schoolboy of fourteen years old. What is the meaning of the phrase spacious passage? visage as it is used in the passage? a. heavy limbs. large frame b. if inserted in the blank. neck and shoulders b. clandestine a. It can create treatment delay if the nurse has b. Which word. makes the most sense in the context of the 492. Which word. restitution c. for I was but ten. large and d. unlawful c. and large extremities. What is the meaning of the word extremities blank. c. dull expression 490. Which word. hands and feet a. clarification 59 . with a dingy and unwholesome skin. intrepid d. arms and legs c. huge room d. recompense d. thin chart. adaptable b. big face c. –R E A D I N G C O M P R E H E N S I O N – 488. indiscriminate b. makes the most sense in the context as it is used in the passage? of the passage? a. makes abbreviations can cause medication errors and the most sense in the context of the passage? incorrect interpretation of notes in the medical a. following passage. thick lineaments in a spacious Answer questions 489–490 on the basis of the visage. if inserted into the second 493. c. sensitive (491) ________ for his age. malleable four years older than I. height and weight d. What is the meaning of the word susceptible Answer questions 491–493 on the basis of the as it is used in the passage? following passage. if inserted into the first blank. pleasant 489. reenactment b. stout to seek out the physician to ask for (490) ________. big d. —Charlotte Brontë The (489) ________ use by physicians of medical 491.

motto d. right most likely refer as it is used in the passage? d. downhearted 497. In this refulgent summer it has been a luxury to draw Voting is the privilege for which wars have been the breath of life. limitation c. the buds burst. wholesome synonym for the word privilege as it is used c. vote. a scent a. Which of the following words is the best b. the right to honor all Americans b. obscurity 499. saying that if they were old enough to go to —Ralph Waldo Emerson war. the balm-of-Gilead. what is you they have never voted. and sweet with the tation. amendment 60 . To what does the phrase balm-of-Gilead c. the right to go to war is used in the passage? d. legislation b. ghost b. Eighteen year olds clamored for the right to come shade. and the new Women struggled for suffrage. –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 Answer questions 497–500 on the basis of the following passage. the right to vote in elections 496. “No taxation without represen- of flowers. protests have been organized. responsibility 495. What is the meaning of the word suffrage as c. Based on the context of the passage. radiant in the passage? d. fought. duty b. a cloud 498. breath of the pine. The air is full of birds. stifling a.” was a battle cry of the American Revolution. Yet Americans have a deplorable voting history. The phrase battle cry means the same as c. The grass grows. as did many minori- hay. d. indistinctness a. the meaning of the word refulgent? a. What is the meaning of the word shade as it c. and many will tell 494. following passage. ties. they should be allowed to vote. nonentity a. Night brings no gloom to the heart with its wel. a meadow it is used in the passage? d. a plant b. the right to protest taxes a. and editorials the meadow is spotted with fire and gold in the tint have been written. darkness ________.

intimation a. Davis lived on the estate toward the end following passage. He was the first and only president of the Confederacy. as it is used in the passage? 505. ledgers d. deviated d. a. a. swerved 502. vanguard c. so passionate about wingspan of twelve feet and lays a single chalky egg his nation. luck to kill an albatross. a. associate 501. palatial b. paltry a. What is the best synonym for the word turbulent. The The wandering albatross (diomedea exulans) has a students learned that this man. What is the meaning of the word deplorable Answer questions 503–509 on the basis of the as it is used in the passage? following passage. of his life to write his (506) ________. an (503) ________ of history students (504) d. conclusive After studying the Civil War and the antebellum c. having the chemical makeup of chalk b. a. enviable period. –R E A D I N G C O M P R E H E N S I O N – 500. pretext b. having the color of chalk 504. cumbersome 506. assemblage chalky as it is used in the passage? d. departed d. undercurrent b. analogy b. 503. memoirs 61 . What is the most likely meaning of the word c. shameful ________ on the magnificent. sailors release the birds immediately. made of chalk c. covetous b. trifling d. meager c. tasting like chalk b. had to (507) ________ his seat in the in sand or in a simple grass nest. mammoth c. Since it is considered bad (509) ________ in his life. Sailors are said to Senate when his state (508) ________ from the catch albatrosses with baited hooks dropped into the nation and assume a role he knew would cause great turbulent wake of a boat. a. (505) ________ waterfront home and presidential library of Jeffer- Answer questions 501–502 on the basis of the son Davis. tumultuous d. converged c.

equitable b. a. applause (520) ________ of unimportant facts disguised as news. denial 509. In (512) ________. b. diminish immune to the (510) ________ that always sur- rounds attempts to cut government budgets. seems to be following passage. allied b. safeguard Probably no town. –R E A D I N G C O M P R E H E N S I O N – 507. affiliated 512. constancy 513. a. resign b. sensible c. the (515) ________ to learn about current events. upheaval c. Critics say television reporting is ordinary and c. consequence services. exorbitant d. related c. a. offering little more than a mindless d. general b. a. (517) ________ people whose sophistication gives (518) ________ 510. that budgets must be cut. occupy c. Proponents of news programs say that reporters offer (521) ________ and insightful 62 . though such cuts threaten to (514) ________ the services to the neediest It is quite (516) ________ that we watch television groups of people. controversy to the remarks they make about a wide range of sub- b. retrospect c. praise jects. admiration (519) ________. a. a. reasonable 508. however. consensus b. compromise c. and shrinking tax bases. engage 511. conclusion d. city. a. effect communities are already faced with (511) ________ b. conserve c. preserve following passage. prognosis expenses related to high labor costs. confrontation d. Consequently. outcome some think we are paying for the unprecedented government spending of the last decade. stability d. d. a. adopt d. ries presented to us by attractive. costly social c. a. Many 515. cooperation Answer questions 510–515 on the basis of the 514. The (513) Answer questions 516–521 on the basis of the ________ of opinion today. We are drawn to sto- for the economic future of our cities is guarded. tranquility b. seceded d. or state in this country is d.

recapitulation b. admirable that is designed for record keeping. a. websites 521. tacit 524. d. a. a (525) d. databases 520. proliferation d. software c. credence ________. monotonous c. labyrinth 523. networks d. icons d. video recorders d. a. following passage. connected by c. They can 518. cybernetics b. instigation c. incisive d. lackluster b. ambiguous To visit a computer superstore these days is to step b. Interested consumers can learn how to correspond electronically from their home com- 519. a. televisions c. uninspired 522. a. cursors b. indistinct computer applications unimagined even a genera- d. diffidence also explore the (526) ________. urbane programs to load onto a home computer. a. Brightly b. a. exceptional household accounts on a (529) ________ program c. Answer questions 522–529 on the basis of the standing of the events that shape our lives. unrefined ________ that allows users to point to the opera- tions they want to use on the computer. a. 516. primitive terminals. evident into a dizzying world of (522) ________ by way of c. or video display c. –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 under. an international b. complacency means of a telephone device called a (527) d. A dazzling array of (523) ________ pack- ages allows computer users a wide choice of 517. invite the browser to use a mouse. hardware 63 . monitors b. opportune tion ago. hardware c. straightforward colored screens on (524) ________. outstanding puters by (528) ________ and how to organize b. a. dissonance network of computer networks.

A major (530) ________ problem. code b. a. more snow in past years. voice mail c. Additionally. a. Melting ice caps (539) ________ bears from hunting food. hardware 534. mousepad b. advancing b. restoration d. the currents. or that there was definitely ditions for survival for myriad species. former b. crete visual evidence of global warming. proceeding c. a. testimonials d. affecting the tion to these personal (531) ________. restitution 528. telephone b. prototype b. websites 531. networks d. Internet b. In addi. following passage. mouse 532. a. (536) ________ species could move in. These changes affect the (535) warming. denials 527. system d. Most as all species are (538) ________ and survive accord- noticeable is the (532) ________ of the ice caps. monitor d. a. Without food. environmental c. spreadsheet c. a. societal 526. terminals c. a. environmental calendar told of the effect of global warming on polar bears. there is con. made of fresh water. design 530. is global changes many things. secondary Answer questions 530–534 on the basis of the Answer questions 535–539 on the basis of the following passage. In ing to predictable sources of food and living condi- recent years. melt. A specific example recently described on an a greater rate than in (534) ________ years. global b. 64 . a. a. and the con- as cold as they used to be. a. entire ecosystem. denominations c. concluding d. When people say that the winters are not ________ of the oceans. interface d. it which we are just beginning to realize. progressing d. peripheral d. reinstatement c. pattern c. outcries b. –R E A D I N G C O M P R E H E N S I O N – 525. they are correct. This has a (537) ________ effect. e-mail 533. receding 529. glaciers have been (533) ________ at tions. modem c. latter c. depletion b. the magnitude of When the ice caps. longitudinal d.

stratosphere following passage. However. radiation caused by warm air and pollutants trapped around b. inspire b. submissive 542. singular d. practical 540. ionosphere d. domino c. the cubs. aggravate eons and that there is little that can be done to pre. ramifications tances. admitted c. beneficial every aspect of life. solidified b. a. intensify (540) ________ have been cyclical throughout the c. a. geology 537. encourage d. invasive b. exacerbate vent those cycles. modified d. As more energy is (542) ________. hastened 538. enable c. c. a. The phenomenon 535. –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 can bring. a. phases c. formulated 539. atmosphere Answer questions 540–545 on the basis of the d. salinity the earth has been labeled the greenhouse effect. subdivisions d. slowed c. b. fluctuations lation that demands more heat. clouds c. constructive c. amounts of carbon dioxide and other pollutants in the (543) ________ increases. serious environmental (545) ________ will affect almost 536. most scientists believe that the actions of humans have (541) ________ the 545. preclude 543. a. remarkable b. curious 541. a. consecrated b. travels greater dis. a. contaminants b. a. 544. They blame the increased burning b. and enjoys the comforts that electrical power 65 . manipulations warming process. dependent c. altruistic b. Otherwise. phosphorescence (544) ________ global warming. c. consumed d. d. a. a. a. d. resolutions of wood and fossil fuels—oil and coal—on a popu. mitigate Some experts say that ice ages followed by warming b. alkalinity Searching for alternative sources of energy may d. interdependent d.

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listed d. prelude to c. Helicopters are specially designed to float in the air over an area. neglected a. observed c. jostled 546. other on my way to work. b. sequel to d. He got three A’s on his report card. b. hover c. overture to d. The best-selling author wrote a story that fol. maneuvered b. replace the ital. a. 548. There were so many riders on the crosstown icized word or phrase with a more descriptive word bus that I was shoved from one side to the or phrase that means the same thing. earned d. preface to 67 . revert a. determined 549.C H A P T E R 8 Synonyms in Context In each of the following sentences. abashed c. transition b. a. 547. hydroplane lowed her first book.

reconciled d. habituated b. contents b. foundation b. mental distress as a result of the accident. The new business owner remained bold and for signs of life. attested d. rubble c. His hope was to pass on a love of wood- 554. working to his son. asserted 559. acute 552. maintained d. rapture c. mustered d. preserved 68 . sustained b. indices d. impart a. excerpts a. –S Y N O N Y M S I N C O N T E X T – 550. durable 558. The teacher distributed four sheets of paper large quantities of oil to run their homes for each student so each one could complete and automobiles. a. consumers a great deal of money. The front page article reported that the sen. a. the necessary assignments for class. retained c. fragile c. Her attorney claimed that she suffered great for the purpose of illustration. a. allotted c. deprogrammed a. disdain d. prominent d. attributed a. withhold c. Americans have become used to consuming 553. diatribes c. euphoria b. denied b. determined in spite of the many setbacks. grappled b. ator suffered a serious injury in the car crash. establishment d. fleeting b. The rescue team searched among the ruins 556. perishable d. New experiments enabled manufacturers to 557. conceal b. fatigued b. a. excised c. a. Certain passages were taken from the book 555. anguish 551. resolute c. terminal a. The masterpiece bought by an antique make a long-lasting material that would save dealer at the auction was credited to Picasso. infringe d. unaccustomed c.

The most infamous misleading trick in his. instigation b. county roads a. disavow a. tory was a wooden horse sent to Troy by the a. collaborated ingredients to make appetizing meals. 565. omen c. Everyone in the military zone looked for- d. interstate highways was known to add to her writing with ficti. evolved d. scenic byways 564. shell c. –S Y N O N Y M S I N C O N T E X T – 560. initiation on the project. It is not a good idea to show off your riches c. d. Cynthia b. direct 69 . b. Since all of the employees worked together b. veracity d. conversed a. bramble d. embellish in such a showy way. To make her stories more appealing. inauguration 562. veneer d. advanced c. geyser 569. She was very happy to greet her cousin. interior ward to an agreement to halt the fighting. a. He ate and drank all the food on the table. armistice a. they met their deadline. deconstructed 568. whom she hadn’t seen in ten years. retracted c. efficacious a. squabble c. ruse 566. c. proposition a. ecstatic room table was designed to make the table b. a. consumed b. flaunt d. a. 561. plunder c. isolate b. appalled look as if it were constructed entirely of oak. We drove on some pretty roads as we made d. authenticity d. epidermis 567. c. divulged Greeks. d. egregious b. perseverance our way through the countryside. incorporate b. prescribe 563. c. detract 570. thin outer layer on the dining a. The smooth. jostle b. advise between Ethan and Andrew. Carolyn prevented a petty disagreement b. principal highways tious details. c. The most accomplished chefs use exotic d.

our leaders with great respect. decrees d. translations a. box-office smash. prevented d. ostracized 578. Grandma created a love for reading in her offering him any help. disapproval c. allege d. we were taught to look up to itable. recluse a. resigned c. articulated b. a. proximity a. vigil c. armistice d. With great pleasure. –S Y N O N Y M S I N C O N T E X T – 571. The new Broadway show was a very prof. deceitful 579. adages c. the actor accepted the 572. clarification b. forthright b. a. deride c. facilitate c. His actions would prevent anyone from 573. She proclaimed her love in a very direct praise given to him by his fans. conundrum d. downplayed b. The closeness of the two homes allowed the 581. promote b. Those who fail to meet their obligations will 577. a. legendary c. pedigrees b. Zeus was a well-known character from Greek girls to visit each other often. far-fetched c. architecture d. particular d. be excluded from the group. derail d. preclude a. resolution d. manner. infamous b. night for signs of Santa Claus. fraternized d. She gave an excuse that did not seem real. decision 575. debacle c. a. oblique c. The young children kept a watch through the 574. dissonance a. grandchildren. a. obscure d. improbable b. 582. Many old sayings have a ring of truth to them. admonish 70 . inconvenience c. plausible a. eradicated 580. a. evasive d. instilled c. mythology. bonanza b. plaudits b. recondite 576. remoteness b. venerate b. As a generation.

enticing d. median c. The old gentleman entertained all of his friends with thrilling stories of his seafaring 586. acme d. verve b. regaled b. vilified by 590. a. a. old-fashioned armoire was sent up 589. submerge 71 . a man with little emotion. perplexed more contemporary furniture. lines. couple wanted to decorate their house with a. As a speaker. irascible d. epitome 592. I found him to be extremely a. The tall. dovetailed c. high point of his professional career. articulate d. stoic b. b. sinuous d. plummet c. trivial a. ungainly b. The shy five year old approached his kinder- garten class with great fear. banished to c. poise c. diverge b. incoherent d. verbose 591. nadir b. there were to the attic storeroom because the young many annoyed fans. When the concert was cancelled. b. bilked d. The latest job promotion found him at the days. disgruntled b. The most vital and important part of the 587. divulged a. pivotal b. infiltrate d. –S Y N O N Y M S I N C O N T E X T – 583. 585. a. The military troop’s maneuvers allowed election came when the candidates decided them to secretly gain entrance behind enemy to hold a public debate. indignant c. anonymous a. contempt a. incessant c. solemn c. august 584. garrulous c. His self-controlled behavior portrayed him as but graceful and elegant in the water. franchised by d. trepidation clear and expressive. A seal can be clumsy and awkward on land 588. agile c. supple a. venerated by d.

serene c. With the threat of war. unpredictable. country. tableaus 595. she made on the advanced trail. citizens d. placed certain limitations or restrictions on dren of all ages. b. I based on a false notion. and fanciful char. strictures d. remiss 597. inert c. vilification a. The conclusion reached by the jury was 598. inane b. Our colleges and universities are strong and dent gave for photosynthesis. fickle d. altruistic c. cohesive d. b. It seems unfair that the candidate should base his campaign on the unjust abuse of the 600. pithy c. communal 594. foreign trade. vain a. antipodes b. commanding places that guard against igno- a. When she met Sebastian. –S Y N O N Y M S I N C O N T E X T – 593. churlish d. decided to mingle with other people at the a. restitution c. kin a. Most soldiers go to war for the sake of their other candidate. banter b. the country has acters often found in fairy tales amuse chil. 599. she knew they were similar people even though they were not 601. banal a. The skier lay unable to move after the jump related. kindred spirits c. b. Annoyed by her rude and impolite reply. volatile b. pallid rance and prejudice. accolades c. monuments c. pinnacles 72 . but some fight for monetary a. synopsis a. vigorous d. lionization b. misdemeanor c. portals d. a. fallacy party. citadels d. vindictive d. 602. The playful. boorish b. The science teacher was impressed by the short and to the point explanation her stu. a. quaint d. ratification reasons. mercenary 596. platitudes b. whimsical c.

rehabilitated 611. The concerned and compassionate inquiry a. pusillanimous a. Scintilla a. law because it was no longer suitable for the a. A myriad of citizens in the community. envision a. a. frugal c. timid c. ratify c. meticulous 73 . peruse could place your credit rating in danger. b. prodigal d. amiable and ability by age. One wastefully extravagant shopping spree b. bolstered 604. gaudy 607. fettered c. impaired d. perambulate b. The history professor always dressed in sub- c. d. sinuous d. –S Y N O N Y M S I N C O N T E X T – 603. Lawmakers wished to get rid of the outdated forest environment of the Amazon. admonish 612. The lion tamer’s act demonstrated many 608. solicitous 606. mediocre a. c. Cheers from the parents supported the recklessly dangerous feats. comply with a. emancipate patient that the medical staff was very sin- c. flamboyant the right job. converted a. subverted b. Every Sunday morning she would carefully c. d. A great many life forms make up the rain 609. apathetic b. validate 605. annul d. dissent made by the doctors and nurses showed the b. The waiver meant that you would go along with all of our wishes. 610. An octogenarian may be deprived of strength c. audacious b. a. discard cere. aver d. jaunty read the classified ads in hopes of finding d. Sparse b. A paucity of c. reformed dued grays and browns. incapacitated b. d. stringent d. members of the little league team. staid b.

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613. Out-of-control spending by the government 618. The environment of the model home was
was to blame for the mounting national elegant but inviting.
debt. a. sanctuary
a. Judicious b. consensus
b. Indiscriminate c. milieu
c. Selective d. fortitude
d. Discriminate
619. To break the new horse and make it easy to
614. The captain had to give up and surrender in deal with, the owner had to train it daily.
order to save the last of his troops. a. obstreperous
a. persist b. refractory
b. attune c. fractious
c. capitulate d. tractable
d. exalt
620. Her boss accused her of pretending to be ill
615. The salesman at the door greeted me with to avoid work.
such a friendly smile that I could not possi- a. enormity
bly suspect dishonesty. b. steadfastness
a. disarming c. malingering
b. slovenly d. foreboding
c. perturbing
d. disquieting 621. The woman sitting next to me on the flight
was extremely talkative when all I wanted to
616. The eight year old was a chess expert with do was rest.
extraordinary ability and talent. a. taciturn
a. dullard b. loquacious
b. laggard c. pugnacious
c. practitioner d. irksome
d. prodigy
622. The invention of the computer marked a
617. The guidebook she purchased proved to be a new age in technology.
real treasure that pointed out historic sites a. beginning
and monuments as well as good restaurants. b. distribution
a. unfounded c. administration
b. veritable d. epoch
c. specious
d. exorbitant

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9 Choose the
Right Word

For the following questions, choose the word that 626. The plummeting stock market (jeopard-
best fits each sentence. ized/evoked) the portfolios of millions of
investors.
623. The furniture in the attic turned out to be a
veritable (bonanza/rubble) of valuable 627. The importance of defensive driving was
antiques. (indelibly/nostalgically) implanted in the
minds of all driver education students by a
624. The baby had an (uncanny/insipid) way of very concerned instructor.
knowing just when mom and dad walked in
the room. 628. The (intoxicating/acrid) smell from the
nearby lumber mill was eliminated after the
625. By the (scrutiny/grimace) on your face, I installation of the new pollution-free
could tell you were displeased with the machinery.
findings.

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629. The (placid/turbulent) waters of the lake 638. I could not (invoke/ascertain) the exact
were perfect for learning to row a boat. number of people who attended the concert
last night.
630. The way the research assignment was pre-
sented seemed (palatable/contemptible) to 639. The author described a (malevolent/pejora-
the class because there were lots of resources tive) wind that swept through the country-
and choices available. side that fateful night.

631. The ambitious young couple wanted to buy 640. (Petulant/Nocturnal) raids on the refrigera-
a (pristine/dilapidated) house to refurbish. tor were commonplace at our house once
the clock struck midnight.
632. The novel was told by an (ephemeral/
omniscient) narrator—one who understood 641. The candidates planned a (clandestine/
all of the events and characters. capricious) meeting before the election on
Tuesday.
633. Choosing to (bequeath/extract) her estate to
the literacy foundation, she was able to help 642. My grandfather’s (vanguard/ruminations)
those who could not read. gave me great insight into the progress we
have made over the past century.
634. Her haughty and (poignant/supercilious)
manner was not appealing to her 643. “Using (platitudes/edicts) and clichés is not
constituents. an effective way to write. They rarely let you
express yourself exactly,” said the English
635. The classified ad called for a (methodical/ instructor.
belligerent) person who could meticulously
manage the accounts at the construction 644. After the hurricane, the agency needed to
firm. (contravene /disperse) food, water, and
clothing to the thousands of people whose
636. After a (logical/cursory) glance at the out- homes were destroyed.
line, he tucked it away so he could examine
it later. 645. The law partners separated (amicably/
rancorously) and vowed to cooperate on
637. After a sizzling heat wave, the water in the new business ventures in the future.
pool was so (tepid/tumultuous) I felt like I
was taking a bath. 646. (Magnanimous/Parsimonious) donations
from a generous but anonymous benefactor
were received every year at the children’s
hospital.

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The motivational speaker gave a speech that ing and (urbane/recalcitrant) master of cer. 650. emonies. 649. The city planners determined that the con. served to (stultify/galvanize) the audience. An eloquent speech was made by the charm. the ballet dancers showed evidence of many struction of a movie complex would (exac. erbate/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 648. 77 . years of dedication and practice.

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In Chapter 11. Finally. Many of the items involve commonly misspelled words. 79 . and the words in each chapter range from easy to difficult. which are words that sound alike but have different spellings and meanings. mixing up letter combinations. Chapter 13 asks you to choose the words that are misspelled.S E C T I O N 3 Spelling I section. Chapter 10 focuses on identifying the correctly spelled words. and tricky prefixes and suffixes. you will choose the correct answer from commonly confused homophones. you will practice your spelling skills with hundreds of spelling N T H I S F I NA L questions. Chapter 12 tests your ability to choose the correct word based on your knowl- edge of the common spelling errors derived from plurals.

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insite formed the landscape. Her ________ into mathematical concepts each of the following sentences. sinsative 81 . insight c. magicaly 653. ensight b. sinsitive b. 651. magically c. b.C H A P T E R Choose the 10 Correctly Spelled Word Choose the correct spelling for the missing word in 652. a. The baby’s soft skin was ________ to the harsh winter wind. magickelly d. The newly-fallen snow ________ trans. majicelly d. inscite a. sensitive c. sensative d. a. was evident when she correctly analyzed a challenging question.

clammy d. The sounding alarm signaled a ________ in 661. your fin. supperb b. briech 662. supurb c. clamy c. It is my ________ that municipal employees 659. terrific c. The first time Wendy drove her new car into 657. a. belief c. beleif a. I just don’t know what I would do in her handle their jobs with great professionalism. bilief b. her attitude. sittuation b. jealuse c. ________ that the cast was given many extra gertips will ________. ________. breach b. breche c. situation c. It was a ________ day for the annual picnic. I ________ a change in town. security. broach d. sepurb d. a. shrivvel b. clamby b. shrival d. all of her friends were ________. perceived d. superb a. jealous b. terriffic d. sitiation 655. percieved b. – C H O O S E T H E C O R R E C T LY S P E L L E D W O R D – 654. curtain calls. clammby 656. precieved 663. beleaf d. jeolous d. preceived c. shrivell c. magizine a. The opening night performance was so 658. shrivel a. The caverns were so damp that my skin felt Seventeen ________. a. magezine c. My sister is going to be on the cover of 660. magazine d. a. jellous a. ________. terific 82 . situashun d. For some reason. teriffic b. a. If you stay in the water too long. magazene b.

obsessiun 671. peculiar c. inquirry b. obssession b. magnifficent d. illicet d. elicitt b. jeapardy c. The Pilgrims came to America to escape mountain range in the national park. mechanical b. 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 – 664. The color she chose was a ________ shade ________ sound. a. To be elected ________. peculior b. jeopardy d. mechinical a. a. ellicit c. obsessian c. jepardy b. From inside the box came a strange 673. enquery d. magnificent c. terrminated d. terminated b. termenated c. a. Jonathan. sherif c. religious ________. persecution b. inquiry a. presecution d. pursecution c. magnifisent b. mechenical c. jeoperdy a. sheriff d. a. persecusion 668. ended. There will be an immediate ________ into poetry has become an ________ for the cause of the accident. peculliar d. The agents were searching for ________ have a solid background in law enforcement. magnifisint a. enquirry c. machanical d. Learning the words to all of Robert Frost’s 670. Nora was awestruck by the ________ 672. Driving on icy roads can place you in not be ________ before the school year ________. piculear 83 . sherrif a. candidates must 669. sherriff b. termanated 667. cargo on the airplane. obsession d. The contract for the teachers’ union could 666. illicit 665. of blue.

rediculous b. incurraging d. ridiculous d. the judge overruled it. anounymous d. stabalize d. a. niehbor c. neihbor b. lisense a. 680. neighbor d. The mayor highlighted the ________ statis- sage for most teenagers. lisence b. consise c. psycology a. My next-door ________ planted some 682. rediculus c. lycence c. Getting a driver’s ________ is a rite of pas. committent c. psycholigy b. The journalist made a ________ to finish account of the events. Some people say that ________ is not a true 679. stabilize a. The reporter gave a ________ and accurate 681. encouredging b. commitment b. irelevant c. anonimous c. a. concise a. The attorney asked a question that was science. ________ to the case. a. The paramedics attempted to ________ the 683. encouraging c. incouraging 676. – 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. a school night. a. source. Dad thinks it is ________ to stay up late on beautiful flowers near his sidewalk. nieghbor a. stablize b. psychology d. the article by Friday. The large donation came from an ________ victim. stableize c. irrelevant d. anonymous 84 . concize b. a. psychollogy c. ridiculus 678. comittment d. anynonimous b. license d. cuncise d. tics during her campaign speech. comitment 677. irelevent b. irrelevent 675.

extraordinary a. Each of the new employees had similar amount of research on the project. extrordinary c. The scientists had to do an ________ 689. Throughout the trial. compatable b. supervizor d. within two weeks. extraordinery b. skepticle c. I was ________ of the claims made by the 687. frequentley 692. commpatible d. conceed d. aspirations 685. a. asparations c. b. enphasis b. a. emphasis d. supervizer c. consede d. excercise a. skeptikal b. The valedictorian will give the ________ 688. Who is your immediate ________? a. asspirations b. a. commencment b. The president and the vice president were a 686. assurence d. a. frequentlly d. The purpose of the new city ordinance was ________ pair. supervisor 85 . emfasis 693. conseed 694. assurance c. frequintly c. debated ________. compatibel a. asurrance b. concede c. the ________ was loquacious salesman. frequently b. ________ the election until every vote was a. The customer service representative gave his 690. superviser b. aspirrations d. The young man wished to ________ his ________ that the refund would be made right to speak freely. assureance 691. commencement a. compatible c. skeptical a. ecstraordinary d. skepticil d. exersize c. exercise b. comencment c. The presidential candidate refused to address. comencement counted. ________. emphisis 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 – 684. exercize d. placed on scientific evidence.

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695. There are two types of ________: viral and 700. All day long there was an ________ drone of
bacterial. automobiles from the freeway.
a. neumonia a. incessent
b. pneumonia b. insessant
c. pnumonia c. incesant
d. newmonia d. incessant

696. The ________ size of the cathedral was typ- 701. All of a sudden they found themselves facing
ical of the Middle Ages. a terrible ________.
a. colossal a. delemma
b. collossal b. dilemma
c. collosal c. dilema
d. colassal d. dilemna

697. All of the ________ is set up for the gym- 702. That method is the most ________ way to
nastic tournament. get the job done.
a. apperatus a. eficient
b. aparatus b. eficeint
c. apparatus c. efficient
d. aparratus d. efficeint

698. With such huge debt, he was forced to file 703. The labor union took steps to ________ the
for ________. poor working conditions.
a. bankruptsy a. ameliorate
b. bankruptcy b. amiliorate
c. bankropcy c. amieliorate
d. bankrupcy d. amielierate

699. The auto repair shop specialized in rebuild- 704. My ________ needs to be paid every month.
ing ________. a. morgage
a. carbueretors b. morgauge
b. carburetors c. mortgage
c. carboretors d. morgauge
d. carborators
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. 712. There was some ________ of order when I
a. leutenant finished cleaning the house.
b. lieutenant a. semblence
c. leutienant b. semblince
d. lutenant c. semblance
d. semblanse
707. Please try to ________ me on the trip.
a. acompany 713. The dentist took care of her ________
b. acommpany tooth.
c. accompeny a. abscessed
d. accompany b. absessed
c. abscesed
708. The editor’s ________ can only be expressed d. abcessed
on the Op-Ed page.
a. viewpoint 714. Over four-hundred applicants entered the
b. veiwpoint beauty ________.
c. viewpointe a. pagiant
d. veiupoint b. pajiant
c. pageant
709. The lights of the Aurora Borealis are a natu- d. pajeant
ral ________.
a. phenominon 715. In many states, passing a road test requires
b. phenominnon drivers to ________ park.
c. phenomenon a. paralel
d. phinominon b. paralell
c. parallal
710. Since it was a formal affair, he had to wear a d. parallel
________.
a. tuxcedo 716. His logic was ________ flawed.
b. tuxedo a. fundimentally
c. tucxedo b. fundamentally
d. tuxeedo c. fundamentaly
d. fundamentelly
711. The three sisters were all ________.
a. brunettes 717. The breakfast ________ she served were the
b. brunetes best I have ever tasted.
c. brunetts a. bisciuts
d. brunnets b. biscutes
c. biscuites
d. biscuits

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718. The new homeowners chose the ________ 723. The ________ disappearance of my diary
carpeting. bothered me all day.
a. biege a. mystereous
b. bieje b. mistereous
c. beige c. misterious
d. beije d. mysterious

719. Evan suffered from a severe case of 724. My brother is ________ to taking long
________. walks after dinner.
a. tonsillitis a. accustomed
b. tonsilitis b. acustomed
c. tonscilitis c. acusstomed
d. tonscillitis d. accustommed

720. Not only did he play the guitar, he played 725. My best friend is an ________ optimist.
the ________ as well. a. incorigible
a. ukalele b. incorriggible
b. ukelele c. incorrigible
c. ukulale d. incorrigable
d. ukulele
726. Milk is ________ before it is sold to cus-
721. Being an honor student, he ________ in his tomers.
studies. a. pastureized
a. exeled b. pasteurized
b. exceled c. pastuerized
c. exseled d. pastuerised
d. excelled
727. He was a self-proclaimed ________ of fine
722. She believed it was her ________ to change wines.
her mind. a. connoiseur
a. perogative b. conoisseur
b. perugative c. connoisseur
c. prerogative d. connisseur
d. prerogetive
728. When the paramedics arrived, the victim
was in a ________ state.
a. delirious
b. delerious
c. delireous
d. delireous

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be ________. Unlike the other sections on the estate. ________ was scattered rose garden was arranged ________. For most people. The twenty dollar bills appeared to be responding to today’s trivia question. vacum d. inconspicuous c. ________ was a popular 733. permisible d. counterfiet b. inconspicus d. symmetricully c. permisable b. counterfeit 731. fraudulent practices. The radio show was ________ with callers 735. vacuum b. symetricaly a. disseminate c. counterfit c. His job was to ________ information to the 734. a. incunspicuous b. a. permissible c. a. vaudeville c. a slice of chocolate cake 736. iresistible b. prosecutted d. diseminate b. debrie b. – C H O O S E T H E C O R R E C T LY S P E L L E D W O R D – 729. irresistable d. the 732. prosecuited 730. debree 738. ________. dibrie c. countirfit d. inondated c. vawdville b. a. inundatid d. vaudville a. For many years. vacume 89 . everywhere. inconspicious 739. The accounting firm was ________ for troops. permissable a. vaccuum c. symmetrically d. prosecuted b. debris d. inundated a. disemminate a. desseminate d. symetrically b. It took me thirty minutes to ________ the entire house. irresistible c. a. prossecuted c. innundated b. Is it ________ to bring pets into the park? can be ________. He decided to dress in a gray suit in order to form of entertainment in America. After the tornado. a. irrisistible 737. vaudiville d.

marriageable d. Many lifelong rules can be learned in 743. a. batcheler d. but I 747. acomodate a. kintergarden d. colleagues d. Penicillin c. a. ________ young couples last spring. ________ is often called the awkward stage. colleages 749. a. famous ________ of all times. William Shakespeare is considered the most 742. have prearranged weddings. kindregarden c. ________ is an antibiotic used to cure hundred people. They returned from Europe with many ________. accommodate d. meringue b. merengue c. Coffee stains made the note ________. batchelor c. whelming. marrageable c. souvenirs 750. illegible c. suvenirs d. collegues c. playright c. Adolscence d. She received her ________ of arts degree 744. playwright d. playwrighte a. many illnesses. ________. bacheler b. Penicilin 741. Adolessents b. 746. – 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. marrigeable b. The lemon ________ pie was enticing. a. suovenirs c. The auditorium could ________ five. souveniers b. mariageable 745. coleagues b. Adolescense a. playwrite b. kindergarten a. merange 748. The support from her ________ was over. In some cultures. acommedate c. bachelor a. Penicillen d. Adolescence c. had to remember my diet. a. merangue d. illegable 90 . a. Penicillen b. kindergarden b. ilegible b. acommodate b. ilegable d.

The amount for the carpet was a ________ rect spelling for the missing word. bye b. sight vanilla ice cream. desert c. fair sound alike but are spelled differently and have dif. dessert 755. site b. buy a. counsel b. This is the ________ of the new art museum. choose the cor. 753. b. b. cite a. 751. fare ferent meanings. My favorite ________ is peach pie with a. 754. Do you think I should run for a seat on the to see the sunset. The words in price. by 91 . council c. each set of choices are homophones—words that a.C H A P T E R Choose the 11 Correct Homophone For each of the following sentences. city ________? a. Come ________ the park later this evening 752.

The French Revolution was known as the a. write 769. fourth around. forth a. led a. stationery a. rite a. b. there b. peace melodic sounds of the soloist. Reign 758. piece easy for the audience to ________ the b. May I have a ________ of cheese? 768. 764. they’re nuclear ________ is always a problem. two c. their a. A very experienced guide ________ the c. imminent b. a. b. I don’t understand today’s math ________. a. lead 766. It is a good idea to exercise on a ________ bicycle during inclement weather. we went digging for clams and ________. 770. b. b. a. brakes a. passed 757. to c. stationary b. All children have the ________ to an educa. right b. 765. past b. lessen 759. hear tion. lesson b. waste c. we’ll meet you ________. When the driver slammed on the ________. storing a.” b. We ________ the exit and had to turn a. mussels b. breaks “________ of Terror. b. My grandmother is an ________ historian. At the beach. Rain b. eminent 763. too 762. here 761. Have dinner with us at the restaurant. The acoustics in the auditorium made it a. a. –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. a. This problem is ________ complex. muscles 92 . This is the ________ book George has read. Rein group on a hike into the wilderness. immanent c. waist 760. While nuclear energy is efficient. his car slid into the ditch. 767.

noon. b. plane b. No mistakes. d. glass of milk now. plain c. The room was completely ________ of furniture. bare b. new house. She had to buy a ________ of shoes to 779. choose answer d. a. Do you want to meet at nine or ten? The a. b. Take the ________ to the second floor. a. scent c. No mistakes. Let’s go shopping later this week. The ________ in the mountains was peace. pare For the following questions. bear latter is better for me. The board members will all attend. he told us of his plans to build a 775. It’s b. choose the sentence 772. c. She boarded a ________ to San Francisco match her dress. Sandpaper is always coarse. d. 776. ________ only four o’clock in the after. Later. members to attend a meeting. Creativity is ________ best asset. a. a. c. Its 782. cent b. c. pear b. No mistakes. 781. b. stairs 93 . sent semester. a. He used his drill and bored a hole in the a. 774. Follow the river’s coarse. There are some very poor people living in b. No mistakes. in the mail. a. If there are no mistakes. your d. b. c. 783. The ________ of the school asked all faculty in which the italicized word is spelled incorrectly. last night. Josie pours over the catalogs she receives 778. heir that part of the United States. –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. All of the choices are homophones—words that a. We will bored the plane at 4:00. pair a. I will take a course in economics next a. The ________ of the perfume was intoxicating. 777. air b. principle ferent meanings. Terrence is old enough to pour his own ful and still. you’re wall. 773. a. a. b. 780. stares d. principal sound alike but are spelled differently and have dif- b.

b. 789. 791. What is the morale of the story? 787. There are holes in your socks. We studied the veins in the leaves. Some people say it is a boring landscape. What is the capital of North Dakota? d. a. The house was shown by the real estate but I like the planes of the Midwest. a. a. the pep rally. d. d. machine? d. c. c. Why wasn’t I shown how to operate this the door level. Be sure to clean the grate in the fireplace. d. We don’t have enough capitol to buy a d. d. b. I found a whole set of dishes at a garage a skyscraper in its place. b. No mistakes. No mistakes. new building. agent. No mistakes. b. home-cooked meals. He had a reputation for being very vane 788. No mistakes. c. They will raze this old building and build b. The first graders were learning how to b. d. 785. a. Employee morale was low. We need to use a plane to make the top of c. a. b. The great majority of the class will attend and self-centered. Hanson put a weather vane on his c. 94 . Have you no moral standards? write capital letters. No mistakes. The sun shone brightly. sale. That music greats on my nerves. Many farmers raise chickens. He ate the hole pie. a. No mistakes. a. c. Raise your hand if you know the answer. –C H O O S E T H E C O R R E C T H O M O P H O N E – 784. c. 786. 790. roof. Mr. No mistakes. I prefer to eat plain. a. No mistakes. b. c.

bunches 800. deer b. a. b. a. skys 798. mice b. boxs b. mouses 799. bunchs b. a. 796. a. shelves 793. strawberries 792. boxes 794. a. skies b. pianoes b. IE/EI 12 Rule. and Prefixes and Suffixes For each of the following questions.C H A P T E R Plurals. deers 795. a. stimuli 95 . shelfs b. a. a. a. choose the cor. stimuluses b. pianos 797. strawberrys rect plural form.

a. caffiene 806. receive b. patient 96 . greif b. a. conceited For each of the following questions. a. foreign b. handsful 816. acheive 810. industrys b. vallies b. yield 805. freindly 807. yeild b. a. a. vareity b. neither b. pateint b. piece 824. peice b. efficient 809. grief 808. weight b. a. a. reign 825. tomatos b. choose the 822. turkies 819. a. a. concieted b. a. crises 818. friendly b. efficeint b. A N D P R E F I X E S A N D S U F F I X E S – 801. a. a. wieght 803. a. valleys 821. specieses b. tomatoes 817. turkeys b. a. crisises b. a. decieve b. –P L U R A L S . b. a. achieve correct spelling for the words that contain ei or ie. attornies b. a. a. industries 815. species 820. deceive 804. I E / E I R U L E . a. a. a. attorneys 814. a. handfuls b. a. recieve 823. a. variety 812. a. son-in-laws 813. riegn b. foriegn 811. sons-in-law b. caffeine b. niether 802.

a. ilegible b. finally suffixes. –P L U R A L S . I E / E I R U L E . suddeness 831. overrated b. a. mispelled b. a. believe b. a. ilegal b. liesure b. beleive 839. a. seize 838. a. unnecessary b. truely 832. driveing 830. dissatisfy For each of the following questions. cheif b. a. misspelled 97 . choose the 840. A N D P R E F I X E S A N D S U F F I X E S – 826. disatisfy b. a. sieze b. a. overated 829. driving b. a. finaly correct spelling for the words that have prefixes or b. illegal 833. a. unecessary 827. quietly b. a. 841. illegible 828. sleigh 836. a. leisure 837. suddenness b. truly b. a. a. sliegh b. chief 835. queitly 834. a.

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find the word 844. aisle d. a. litrature d. a. babys b. no mistakes c. no mistakes c. women b. no mistakes 843. a. radios b. servent d. comfortable d. alumni b. description d.C H A P T E R Find the 13 Misspelled Word In each of the following questions. a. If all of the words are spelled cor. no mistakes 99 . c. leaves 846. no mistakes 842. choose answer d. anouncement that is misspelled. omission c. a. people 845. advisement rectly. b. informal c.

no mistakes d. no mistakes d. no mistakes d. miraculous c. quantaty b. marshal b. no mistakes d. abduct b. associacion 857. no mistakes 849. testamony c. a. twentieth 856. –F I N D T H E M I S S P E L L E D W O R D – 847. threw b. possessive c. voracious c. no mistakes 850. pertain b. a. no mistakes 854. hindrence 859. explicit 861. villin 858. a. no mistakes 853. variation c. vegetable 855. a. quaint d. a. rotate c. no mistakes 848. fortieth b. memorization d. resistent d. judgment b. exhale d. illegal c. a. a. reversel c. palpable c. no mistakes 100 . phenomonal b. a. thorough c. no mistakes 852. no mistakes d. incorporate b. a. a. volunteer b. ninetieth c. a. no mistakes d. unnecessary b. requirement b. through 862. contridict c. quality c. no mistakes 851. tyrenny d. equipped b. reverence c. a. width b. emulate c. misconception d. a. a. no mistakes d. optimum b. a. a. martial c. plunder d. no mistakes d. ravinous b. procedure 860. wondrous d.

a. no mistakes 869. lieutenant c. relish d. –F I N D T H E M I S S P E L L E D W O R D – 863. sincerly b. congressional d. a. a. delenquent c. mischief 871. a. a. no mistakes d. a. perimeter b. poltry 876. a. marmalade c. no mistakes 870. no mistakes 865. dictionary 873. rhubarb b. gratitude b. no mistakes d. biology c. no mistakes d. a. circumferance c. a. corporal b. a. insurance c. no mistakes d. mortar b. a. finallity b. stadium 872. condiment c. atheletic c. temperture b. geometry 874. a. transparent 877. no mistakes 864. no mistakes d. a. no mistakes 101 . faithfully c. manageable d. a. specifically c. competitor b. forcast d. a. no mistakes 868. horrendous c. auditorium b. a. strenuous c. general 875. pursue d. no mistakes d. no mistakes 866. governor c. primarily 878. lovable c. ketchup b. lightning c. no mistakes 867. reliably d. military d. balcony b. emergency d. parliament b. rightious b. no mistakes d. no mistakes d. relegious b. outweigh c. strenthen b.

a. tournament c. distinguished d. disolve d. meterology c. no mistakes d. evaporate b. vanish c. no mistakes d. no mistakes d. illuminate b. ajournment b. anthropology d. no mistakes 882. medal c. enlighten c. a. no mistakes 881. crusade 890. a. resperation b. no mistakes d. digestion 891. a. a. clarify d. a. a. mediocre c. circulation c. intrigued 894. tramendous d. political b. hypnotized b. cucumber c. abolish b. distructive b. rehearsel b. a. trepidation c. vacency b. bookkeeping 888. vengence d. parachute 893. construction b. a. no mistakes 102 . no mistakes d. a. a. no mistakes 884. architecture c. accounting b. zoology b. a. a. vague b. a. a. decisive c. forfit c. bankrupcy c. a. negate d. tuition b. no mistakes 885. no mistakes d. confinement d. bungalow 889. no mistakes 886. potatoe 892. fasinated c. no mistakes d. artichoke b. label 887. together c. no mistakes 883. no mistakes d. campain c. –F I N D T H E M I S S P E L L E D W O R D – 879. no mistakes 880.

a. plausible c. actor d. no mistakes d. no mistakes 902. a. vigor c. no mistakes 103 . a. narled 905. ellipsis c. personel c. conjunction 904. no mistakes 896. no mistakes d. virtuoso b. no mistakes d. sonet c. emancipate c. association b. knobby b. philosophy b. no mistakes d. scruteny d. graditude c. visionary 907. initial b. deviate b. no mistakes 901. no mistakes d. columm b. –F I N D T H E M I S S P E L L E D W O R D – 895. a. blemished c. a. no mistakes 897. no mistakes 900. immortality c. a. a. bounteous c. a. a. integrity 903. a. specialized b. gullable b. a. parenthisis b. solidarity d. luxurient d. influential d. no mistakes 898. no mistakes d. a. lyrical c. aisle b. a. knight c. no mistakes 899. preposition b. loosely b. capitolization c. a. a. business c. no mistakes d. ingenuity b. inheritance d. a. negotiate c. depo 909. muzzled d. dramatic c. brackets 906. perscribe 910. acquisition d. abundant b. playwright b. no mistakes d. language 908.

acquisition c. no mistakes 104 . a. a. neutral b. embasy c. correspondent b. spicy c. a. a. magnanimous c. no mistakes d. persevere c. restle b. pungeant 925. jockey 921. bullitin b. acrobat b. hybrid b. no mistakes 915. somersault c. a. a. no mistakes d. no mistakes d. no mistakes 918. corosive c. dignitary b. no mistakes 917. nevertheless 922. neurotic c. a. zeneth c. a. ilegal c. no mistakes 913. hygenic d. a. coronation d. hypnosis c. carriage b. sublime b. no mistakes d. equestrian b. questionaire b. magistrate d. gymnist d. chauffeur d. no mistakes 912. –F I N D T H E M I S S P E L L E D W O R D – 911. no mistakes 916. digestible b. no mistakes d. maneuver c. problematic 923. judicious b. a. aromatic b. corrugated c. currency d. no mistakes d. no mistakes d. a. extravagant d. carburator c. disciple 924. border 919. controversial c. a. ambassador 920. joust d. colosal b. a. no mistakes 914. a. a.

b. Pick up the car on Wednesday. We adopted a new policy. staples. It is customary for the members to arrive me. The festival is held at a different time too vague. My birthday is on Saturday. a. d. c. c. a. There are many ways to increase your b. The weather here changes frequently. fashionably late. a. He is undecided about which job to game. stunning performance. I am truely sorry about the outcome. a. Let’s go shopping on Thursday. no mistakes 105 . no mistakes d. a. The coach praised the team for last night’s b. a. mistakes. know. c. b. a. d. b. a. Marcus spoke directly to the governor. c. every year. George wrapped the birthday present for c. c. choose the sentence 931. –F I N D T H E M I S S P E L L E D W O R D – For the following sentences. d. I am going to wear my velvit skirt on New 929. Rhoda has a private office. Our office has a plentiful supply of vocabulary. that contains a misspelled word. we do not have this sweater arrived safely. no mistakes 928. 932. a. b. My friends bought a new home in an 930. The speaker presented an idea that was 934. The boys and girls in the musical gave a c. We were disatisfied with the results of the experiment. a. upscale community. c. no mistakes 926. c. d. in another color. Read the fourth chapter by next week. If there are no b. no mistakes 935. Her father is a captin in the navy. Safety is my primary concern. no mistakes d. William is the most sensable person I Year’s Eve. on this decision. county’s budget. accept. The sentences in the second paragraph are b. no mistakes d. choose answer d. Curt will probibly stay home tonight. b. Unfortunatly. no mistakes 933. misspellings. no mistakes d. We are all individual and unique. Stringent controls were placed on the c. no mistakes 936. a. Check your paper to see if you have any foreign to us. It was a relief to learn that Brad had c. b. no mistakes d. You have thousands of choices. The welfare of the community depends 927. b. d. d.

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a. a. c. a. ally distorted. A harbor is a place of security. 7. it is unintention. To arouse means to stir or cause to 5. substitution or to recompense. cles for holding goods. d. 9. A custom is a common practice. A contemptuous person would be disdain. it is distinguish. to ponder. To humidify means to dampen or moisten. a specific need. c. Invent means to create or to discover. b. distorted. synonymous with slander. 22. as to pay 20. become alert. Fortified means strengthened or rein- cern. faulty. c. To harass means to torment or pester. b. Despair means the same as hopelessness. you reveal it. or timeless. If you expose something. 11. d. especially of 41. 38. a. b. An oration is a speech. danger. b. c. 12. 6. To collaborate means to work jointly with appropriately. to cooperate. and charity. same as a chance to do it. b. –A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S –  Chapter 1: Synonyms 24. a. d. d. c. daily happenings. ponder. 35. Proximity means the same as nearness. ful or scornful. a. b. c. a. 36. To stow means to store or pack away. Insipid means the same as tasteless. Erroneous means inaccurate. d. c. To consider means to regard or judge. debate is to argue. jumbled or unintelligible. 30. c. 3. 17. 40. If something is garbled. 39. d. a habit 13. To yield means to give up or to relinquish. 34. 4. c. d. If something is distinct. hideous. hasty. or sudden. 115 . A philosophy is a system of motivating able or separate. c. A site is the place occupied by something. 28. Negligible means to be of little conse. a. 33. Philanthropy is characterized by goodwill. b. 29. perceptive. 8. Eternal means to be without end or to be 1. Intimate means personal or private. incorrect. a. 14. c. Vigilant means watchful. c. Astute means to have or show a keen 42. To tote means to carry. a. Grotesque means freakish. 18. Flagrant means glaringly offensive. To be held accountable means to be held 10. To tailor means to design or to alter to suit 45. Abrupt means quick. b. appoint. d. or 27. c. humanitarianism. or assign. To delegate means to authorize. 19. insignificant. length. A journal and a diary are both records of 21. waken. To navigate means to direct or steer a 44. others. forced. To compensate means to provide adequate awareness. To dispute is to engage in argument. 2. 23. indifference. that is practiced and followed regularly. to quence. An opportunity to do something is the course across or through an area. 31. a position or location. 32. 43. 25. b. b. To coerce means to dominate by force. a. d. Libel is a false or defamatory statement 37. d. responsible. To muse means to consider carefully or at 15. a refuge is a that brings undeserved discredit and is place that provides shelter or protection. an address. principles. c. Apathy means a lack of interest or con. 26. A vessel and a container are both recepta- 16.

b. 65. a. Inordinate means to exceed reasonable lands. to scold is lanky. Query means to ask questions. c. a. 54. or to exile. d. Remiss means to show neglect or inatten- 53. 62. Submissive means acting in submission to others. 76. A mesa and a plateau are both high table. inquire. Obsolete and outmoded both mean no appointed or disenchanted. abandon means to desert. a. 47. negligent is not taking prudent care. An enigma is puzzling and difficult to purify. 63. Haggard means having a worn or an ema- tion of a circle about its diameter and is ciated appearance. b. Imminent means to be in the near or places. c. impassive means expressionless. obedient implies compliance as  Chapter 2: Antonyms well. 49. Clemency is an act or instance of leniency. Robust means vigorous or strong. or perceptive 69. b. open. be unmindful. a. jolly. d. Cautious means prudent and discreet. Stoical means not showing passion or feel. flat-topped hills with precipitous limits. a. 55. habitually a promise to do something. A hostel and an inn are both lodging 73. 74. A sage is a wise. d. rumpled means mussed or 58. a mystery. To be dormant is to be sleeping or 70. c. To refine means to remove impurities. Renown is a state of honor. normal limit. offender. gaunt means exces- synonymous with globe. –A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 46. b. excessive means going beyond a sides. to be inatten- clumsy because of weight or size. ing. 71. To be alert is to be attentive. A sphere is a figure formed by the revolu. To banish means to condemn to removal the practical or commonplace. ordinary. tive is to not pay attention. Gangly means tall. d. a. reckless means to disregard or be indiffer- ent of the consequences of an act and is the opposite of cautious. 48. c. b. immediate future. Ado means a hubbub or commotion. is a spiteful action. disarray. To croon means to vocalize or to sing. Disheveled means marked by disorder or 57. a. to reproach abusively. Jocular means given to jesting. d. 56. understand. sively thin. fame means to person. unwieldy or 79. b. d. thin. achieve popular acclaim. a. 72. To be mundane is to be characterized by 52. soon. 116 . c. as tousled. fuss. 75. to 66. d. d. tion. b. d. 60. A malicious action is intended to harm. intelligent. a. b. 51. 50. Ponderous means heavy. An expansive personality is talkative. To rebuke is to censure angrily. 77. and sociable. 64. and awkward. Obscure means concealed or hidden. Disillusioned is the condition of being dis- 59. d. 78. To pledge means to make a declaration or 67. mercy means compassion shown to an 61. 80. a. d. longer in use. a. slumbering. 68. Relinquish means to let go or release.

is an expression of praise. coarse means rude. 93. cowardly is to act with ignoble 100. Stifle means to discourage or smother. 115. docile means fear or to exhibit the characteristics of a tame. upset. means long. To belittle means to criticize. d. Omit means to leave out. Solidarity means union. con- 84. strongly dislike. Moderate means average. the opposite of belittle. b. extreme. b. to 82. c. tolerant. d. 88. to prevent disclosure. a. indelicate. 91. Ferocious means savage. Shameful means dishonorable. 101. To forsake is to abandon. To grant is to permit. or 94. control. Brittle means breakable. d. Impartial means not partial or biased. secure is the opposite of weak. To restrain is to hold back. Aimless means lacking in purpose. lengthy to permit. to cherish is to means to be distinguished or illustrious. means bendable. or respect. 109. a. definite liberate is to release. To be bleak is to be dreary. to be bright is 83. to conceal is to 113. To stray is to wander. to nurture. 105. b. honorable 102. 99. take in. Grueling means exhausting. d. means clearly defined. unable. dim. a. 85. effortless 117. purposeful means having an aim or 96. tardy means late. division. encourage is to give support to or foster. Concise means short or brief. allow. revulsion means 116. Dainty means delicate. b. admiration. To delay is to slow. domineering means exercising overbearing control. To reveal is to disclose. to hasten is to hurry. Unruly means not easily managed. d. pliable. comfort trolled. c. affirm. 117 . to deny is to refuse 108. hold dear. purpose. 87. Prompt means punctual. a. Capable means able. to admire is to have a 98. Disclose means to reveal. 86. frail. b. unskilled means lack. Craving means desire. a. a. Valiant means acting with bravery or aversion. boldness. Lenient means permissive. a. to 97. or indistinct. Unity means harmony or compatibility. a. c. excessive means 112. permit means to 90. b. controllable is the means calmness and peace. b. Vulnerable means open to attack or weak. Prohibit means to forbid. b. Detest means to feel hostility toward. 104. include means to prejudiced means biased. flexible 114. Vague means not clear or definite. to remain is to stay. final means last. opposite. a. high opinion of or to hold in great esteem rough. b. Distress means great strain. a. to be brilliant. c. coward. c. the opposite of shameful. b. Clarify means to make clear. disunity means discord means a lack of harmony. easy-going. to assert is to means to make dark. c. or disciplined. a. a. c. cover or hide. 103. 92. 110. –A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 81. compliment hide. d. c. 106. conceal means to irritate. 89. or means easy. ing skill or ability. d. 95. To retract is to withdraw. To soothe is to comfort. obscure 107. Initial means first. congratulations. to aggravate is to 111.

130. Nimble means quick and light in motion. mature means mand. agitated means 132. 141. Deficient means lacking some necessary 139. c. b. adequate means having all neces. Tranquil means peaceful. to downgrade sary parts. b. d. d. c. c. c. to shine means to make bright by polishing. To retain is to keep or hold. to or loss of keenness or zest. means disagreement. pleasure is a source let go. harmony means to be in agreement tardy means to be late. Competent means having adequate thoughtful. To demolish means to tear apart. plain. d. 128. a. thing. c. To be critical is to be important or vital. 149. to soothe the opposite of judicious. 148. Infantile means childish. the opposite is vague. factual means sluggish means slow or inactive. 120. be trivial is to be unimportant. aloof means to be physically or emotionally distant or remote. real. means to build. c. a. b. 124. Prosperous means rich or affluent. d. Amiable means friendly. incompetent. Commence means to begin. 126. cautious is to show forethought. failing. shocking. to be knowledge. d. Imaginary means unreal. b. b. terminate tion or to make rash decisions. 134. Absorb means to take in or consume. 147. Prim means stiffly formal and proper. dull suggests a lack 133. c. chosen. option means something that can be 125. and 138. to release is to pointment or failure. a. 142. of enjoyment or delight. is to cut something short. 136. To promote is to advance someone to a quality. Lucid means clear. vice is a moral opinion. Mandatory means containing a com. a. Sprightly means lively. 127. c. a. Notable means distinguished or unusual. Conscientious means careful. 123. not clearly expressed. ing or knowledge. Virtue is a moral goodness. Tarnish means to destroy the luster of. Erudite means learned or possessing 144. Requirement means something obligatory. higher rank or to advocate. or accord. 122. d. Judicious means wise or prudent. 131. cautious. –A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 118. hapless is to be unlucky. 119. to create disturbed or excited. To be punctual means to be on time. Harmony means agreement. means to calm. optional means having a choice. imprudent is to be indiscreet or unwise. To irritate means to annoy. to be cord. 129. 135. to have the same feeling or 143. d. General means not limited to one class or destitute means very poor. c. An insult is a gross indignity. a. to be means to end. 140. 118 . To be fortunate is to have good luck. careless means not showing abilities. 146. 137. repel is to reject or force away. b. specific means particular. Dissonance means disagreement or dis. a. compliment is a remark of admiration. a outrageous means horrendous. discord ordinary means usual. b. inept means incapable or care. d. uneducated is a lack of train. 150. c. 151. grown-up. Chagrin means distress caused by disap. c. 145. a. To be impulsive is to be swayed by emo- 121.

To be steadfast is to be fixed or unchang. thought. existing for a long time. one that has a firm basis. To be prudent is to exercise good judg. to be fickle is characterized by con. b. To be hypothetical is to be suppositional means to restore or get back again or contingent on being tested. conquer means to defeat by force. copious means one’s own emotions or beliefs without abundant. thing. d. to show keen strictness. d. to diminish is to make smaller. haste. b. d. to be unbiased is to be objective or ing. d. 162. previous means coming before. polite. b. to be actual 180. to the facts. to be rash is to show ill-considered in a controlling manner. impartial. 175. d. c. A skeptic is someone who doubts. ery. d. Recuperate means to heal. to be diverse is to have variety. d. complex means com. a sound decision is 172. trick- arranged elements. wordy. To be succinct is to be concise. a. a. to be careless is to have lack of fore- 158. d. d. a 178. b. Subsequent means coming after or follow- is to exist in fact or reality. 157. A fallacy is a false or mistaken idea. To manipulate is to manage or to handle ment. or course of events. An attribute is a characteristic or quality 173. To be in awe of something is to admire it. To be novel is to be new. 166. to have contempt for something is to con. interest or desire. d. A person who is ecstatic has great pleasure 156. a.  Chapter 3: Synonyms and 170. strict regard to evidence in the outside 154. Intricate means having many elaborately 177. or as much as needed. to recover 163. a. to be steadfast. the opposite is 159. To be uniform is be consistent or the same Antonyms as others. 179. to be lax is to be lacking in rigor or 168. d. a truth is something which conforms plicated or involved. To be stringent is to be rigorous or severe. 171. To be wary is to be on guard or watchful. Scant means meager. world. Both courtesy and civility imply being sider it worthless. true. lively is to be filled with energy. it is sufficient. or mannerly. verbose is to use excessive words. d. 169. a. To subdue means to bring under control. To enhance is to increase or augment. If something is adequate. ing. 161. 174. belonging to a person or thing. the ability to reason. A frail person is weak and delicate or frail believer is one who thinks something is in constitution or health. b. A rational decision is one that exercises or delight or is thrilled. a. to be 155. To be animated is to be filled with activity old. considerate. the opposite of 167. Continuous means to be marked by unin- 160. Enthusiastic means eager. To affect means to influence a person. terrupted extension in space and time. 176. c. a. a. a. 164. or vigor. c. –A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 152. stant change or instability. To be subjective is to be influenced by 153. 119 . 165.

Plausible means likely or credible. means to keep. a. A domain is an area governed by a ruler. To verify means to establish truth or accu- or action. Comply means to act in accordance with a unbelievable is incredible. b. d. b. Affable means pleasant and at ease or 186. not to be command and is synonymous with obey. or unfaltering. or peculiar. to restrain you are unaware or not cognizant of means to deprive of liberty. d. eccentric. a. qualified. b. immense 207. operating. a. d. 187. means without end. extent. establish the validity of. to gather means cease. b. If you are oblivious to your surroundings. d. –A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 181. a. onymous with demanding. b. To liberate means to release. Faltering means to be unsteady in purpose 206. To orient means to adjust. a. or teach them to make them free would be unenthusiastic. c. steady means firm in racy. lacking excite- of ignorance. To pacify means to calm. a. b. A hoax and a ruse are both tricks designed 198. stop. to excite means means to be immeasurable in size or to stir up. to be 211. Someone who is avid has enthusiasm and 195. 194. To be nonchalant means to have an air of 197. a. d. 193. Passive is to fail to respond or react to an 204. If you gain composure. to retain comes after another. To refrain is to hold back. unpleasant. If you enlighten someone. forceful means powerful. ment or ardor. the opposite inform. to confuse means to bewilder. Optimum means the most desirable. successor is to be one who succeeds or 184. unusual. you instruct. iar. 120 . c. 189. to confirm means to support or position or place. Disperse means to scatter. worst immobile means immovable or fixed. To be tedious is to be tiresome. 209. 183. cedes or comes before another. or superstition. To be a predecessor is to be one who pre- manner of acting that is free from affecta. Both commendable and admirable mean 202. 205. 192. c. a 199. to be a tion or embarrassment. Vast means very great in size. responsible. prejudice. 196. a. stumbling. become famil- responsible. them. c. 200. To levitate means to rise and float. or forbear. you have poise. means the least desirable. to desist is to 185. direct. enduring to confuse or mislead. to be concerned means tion or guilt. d. to collect in one place. pursues things vigorously. To exonerate means to clear from accusa- easy indifference. or desirable. territory is an area for which someone is 203. unlikely. Ephemeral means short-lived. b. Idle means not in use or operation. 208. inactive means not functioning or means to be submerged. 210. Rigorous is to be rigid or harsh and is syn- worthy. 182. To excise means to remove. believed. to blame is to accuse or hold to be interested and involved. c. 191. 190. An eccentric person is considered to be agreeable. to request 188. a urgently. to sink action. c. not to one’s liking. Meek means not violent or not strong. d. the opposite is disagreeable or odd. to carry out or fulfill an order. c. a. 201. stimulating is to be exciting. a.

suited for one of the lowest rank. d. false words. to be unpredictable. To be incredulous is to be skeptical. favorable regard. Menial means servile. to repair is counsel. happening at the same time. condemn. frightened. or satisfy. Latent means present but not functioning. To be cognizant of something is to be meal. to be indifferent is to have no provoke or induce to action. to appease is to pacify 213. 227. cere or superficial. seriousness. done by a servant. b. which means interested and involved. To be glib is to reply quickly with insin- nite or fixed. b.. inconsistent. c. To induce is to bring about. consult means to exchange views.g. reconcile is to bring into agreement. aware. reasonable is to be rational. or 219. 220. to disrespect is to lack 234. means loose. Prevarication is an evasion of the truth. 121 . jovial prescribe. the opposite of fearful or anxious. not tense. related to work 242. 230. encouragement inspires or heartens. 214. or 229. a. Proscribe should not be confused with 226. tense. plain. activity. To augment means to increase or expand 239. a. b. To be apathetic is to show little emotion 236. b. or terrified. daring. 241. 221. Complacent means self-satisfied. To be held in high esteem means to have a or alert. 243. d. a medication). 218. a. to courteous regard. Confer means to compare views or to take 232. a. of (e. c. Taut means extremely tight. To mediate is to settle a dispute. c. –A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 212. d. a. order. Mirth means merriment. to 225. brave. Surreptitious is acting in a stealthy or secretive manner. or obscure. particular interest or concern. to forbid is to command not to spiteful means to be malicious. and 222. to prompt is to or interest. a. which means to advise the use means very happy. erratic is variable. To rile is to upset. to be certain is to be defi. cal. To proscribe means to reject. c. smug. c. active means to be marked by energetic modern is current or contemporary. Sullen means gloomy or dismal. or disbelieving is to refuse to believe in. b. 244. a. to restore or fix. To be ambiguous is to be unclear. d. Archaic means ancient or outdated. A repast is a meal or the food eaten at a 233. 215. c. a. To be eloquent is to be fluent. 238. 217. to be conscious is to be perceptive 216. Someone who is impertinent is rude. a. to be 235. someone who is polite is courteous. solemnity means 228. b. Intrepid is fearless. Methodical is characterized by method or in size or extent. 231. d. To saturate is to fill or to load to capacity. lowly means humble or veracity means truthfulness. To mar is to damage or deface. denounce as unwanted or dangerous. d. a cure is a remedy or restoration to health. 237. Concurrent and simultaneous both mean inarticulate is to speak hesitantly. A deterrent prevents or discourages. do. relaxed unworried. 223. the opposite is concerned. To be vindictive is to be vengeful. 240. to soak is to penetrate or permeate. b. a. A panacea is an all-encompassing remedy. d. b. To be ludicrous is to be absurd. to be prohibit. equivo. b. 224. d. undaunted.

Trepidation means fear. 263. d. compassionate. Infinite. 258. spontaneous is an antonym an antonym of these words. d. all thumbs. words. timidity is an antonym of these 253. c. Destitute. d. Ridicule. disheveled. and pervasive are all onyms. Heroism. and abrasive are all syn. and constitute are all words. provoke is an antonym of these 265. definite. explicit. 261. rehearsed. Subdue. words. Deprived. b. comely is an antonym of these words. these words. exclude is an antonym of these 266. and conclusive are all synonyms. a. these words. polished is an antonym of these 269. deride. Comprise. grating. Receptive. inopportune. Sloppy. d. Deformed. words. the opposite is 257. warily. Distinct. b. rigid is an antonym of these words. b. c. onyms. grotesque. all synonyms. and mettle are all syn- words. and unkempt are all  C h a p t e r 4 : Ve r b a l synonyms. Flexible. c. onyms. d. and adroit are all syn- these words. onyms. paraphrased is an antonym of synonyms. c. all synonyms. and bereaved are all syn- words. nimble is an antonym of these onyms. welcoming. a. 251. intolerant is an antonym of these words. compose. these words. 259. inept is an antonym of these 255. onyms. 264. crush. orderly is an antonym of these Classification words. c. poverty-stricken. Rasping. immense. Inviting. officious is an antonym of 254. b. Felicitous. 262. exact. deft. synonyms. Confirmed. Resolve. and suppress are all syn. onyms. tentative is an antonym of these words. compliment is an antonym of these words. and prudently are all syn- 247. and calculated are impoverished are all synonyms. onyms. and limber are all syn. a. Proficient. and 248. onyms. 122 . inappropriate is an antonym 256. implied is an antonym of these words. and cheery are all syn- 249. bereft. –A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 245. Rampant. Premeditated. c. widespread. onyms. a. infinitesimal is an antonym of 267. a. synonyms. and vast are all syn. obedient. and acquiescent are these words. and amenable fearlessness or having no fear. and gibe are all synonyms. and mastery are all syn. and ill-timed are words. are all synonyms. restrained is an antonym of words. and repulsive are all of these words. dour is an antonym of these synonyms. words. recklessly is an antonym of these onyms. and maladroit are all 250. Carefully. supple. and forthright are all syn. affluent is all synonyms. b. b. prowess. a. replete is an antonym of these 252. incompetence is an antonym of 268. Submissive. synonyms. c. Word for word. 260. and verbatim are all 246. Clumsy. of these words. b. fortitude.

282. b. and zealous are all syn- stately is an antonym of these words. Neophyte and novice are synonyms. Control and dominate are synonyms. dispirited is an antonym of these 272. 123 . Sanction. Permissive. Pernicious. innocuous is an antonym of these 288. and virulent are all syn. Replica. Abject. 283. Devout. and courteous are synonyms. Meaningful and insignificant are anto- these words. apathetic is an antonym of synonyms. Divulge and conceal are antonyms. a. Vex. these words. 271. demur is an antonym of these 286. Pinnacle. Somnolent. a. and hypnotic are all 293. d. cordial 274. c. b. 294. c. and indulgent are all evidently and apparently are synonyms. and reproduction are all is terrified. Candid and indirect are opposing traits. these words. d. tranquil is an antonym of magnify and enlarge are synonyms. Regard and esteem are synonyms. stimulating is an antonym of pursuit and quest are synonyms. summit. and accede are all syn. Savory. Simple and complex are antonyms. b. booming. d. 277. Polite and gracious are synonyms. vehement. 290. a. perigee is an antonym of these words. all synonyms. permutation is an antonym of frightened. aggravate. agitate is an antonym of these onyms. and tumult are all antonyms. c. Stentorian. and agitate are all syn. synonyms. d. venal. Mercenary. d. fervent. lenient. toxic. 278. a. repose is an antonym of these 292. implacable is an antonym of 291. Elated and despondent are antonyms. synonyms. Concur. consent. c. b. he or she is extremely synonyms. 297. c. and acme are all syn. 281. –A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 270. and aromatic are all syn. words. 273. c. 285. are honest and devious. Bedlam. essential and unnecessary are 279. If someone has been humiliated. piquant. 287. these words. 295. onyms. facsimile. a. a. distasteful is an antonym of these 296. synonyms. dissent is an antonym of these words. nyms. as words. onyms. enlightened and ignorant are antonyms. synonyms. Restrain and curb are synonyms. Scarcely and mostly are antonyms. 280. and corruptible are all words. recant and retract are synonyms. Exactly and precisely are synonyms. words. conform and differ are antonyms. concur. b. a. has been greatly embarrassed. c. if someone 275.  Chapter 5: Analogies onyms. and assent are all syn- onyms. 284. he or she words. pandemonium. d. and humble are all synonyms. b. and emphatic are ambivalence and uncertainty are all synonyms. d. quietly 276. honest is an antonym of these words. and thundering are 289. and significant are antonyms. onyms. b. Impassioned. and loudly are antonyms. onyms. lowly. trivial words. soporific. these words.

303. If there is courage. a. d. 310. d. if 337. there is repartee. d. c. 311. 306. c. c. abolish and era are synonyms. 124 . Futile and vain are synonyms. If you are judicious. c. Admire and despise are antonyms. c. Intersect and diverge are antonyms. c. unknown and nonentity are synonyms. 308. upbraid and suggest are synonyms. you are wise. Expeditiously and swiftly are synonyms. expel 320. 301. 316. if there is there is banter. epoch 324. praise 318. b. Nourish and foster are synonyms. Personable and agreeable are synonyms. c. there is valor. conversion is a transition. to did and frank are synonyms. Persistent and persevering are synonyms. upright and prone are antonyms. 312. forget and 330. 309. reinforce and weaken are antonyms. humorous and facetious are synonyms. b. you are prudent. 307. Courtier and aristocrat are synonyms. and oust are synonyms. covert and 334. a. stint. Phase and segment are synonyms. prim and and pulverize are synonyms. Sedate and sober are synonyms. enrage and appease are antonyms. 305. a procrastinate and delay are synonyms. Enthusiastic and blasé are antonyms. 323. intimate 331. Continuation and sequel are synonyms. Disclose and reveal are synonyms. and annoy are synonyms. there are actions. staunch and faithful are synonyms. 336. referee is to umpire. Declare and affirm are synonyms. b. d. –A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 298. Broadcast and obscure are antonyms. Obstinate and stubborn are synonyms. d. If there are antics. Undermine and bolster are antonyms. To proclaim is to announce. 315. and prolong are antonyms. c. doubt 329. and reprimand are synonyms. Opposing and differing are synonyms. a. 317. b. a. Hide and flaunt are antonyms. c. Ally and enemy are antonyms. morose are antonyms. 313. staid are synonyms. 304. and nullify are antonyms. b. delve and and fame are antonyms. a. can. 300. 327. b. Grind and crush are synonyms. c. 328. Comical and witty are synonyms. Advance and retreat are antonyms. b. c. b. to precede is to diligently and persistently are synonyms. cringe 325. b. b. friendly and genial are synonyms. curtail 319. you are astute. ratify profuse and lush are synonyms. spurious and false are synonyms. 321. 302. anonymity 326. Taint and decontaminate are antonyms. scheme and plot are synonyms. Implant and embed are synonyms. demolish 322. a. and annul are synonyms. Trust and suspicion are antonyms. irritate retain are antonyms. there is gallantry. Ornate and plain are antonyms. categorize and systematize are synonyms. d. Conceal and obscure are synonyms. An accord is an understanding. 314. Assemble and convene are synonyms. welcome and eject are antonyms. b. to restrict is to and reliance are antonyms. To be an arbitrator is to be a mediator. blithe and 333. 332. Skim and peruse are antonyms. Design and devise are synonyms. c. if secret are synonyms. herald. d. and cower are synonyms. To ensue is to follow. Barter and swap are synonyms. 335. a. d. Heterogeneous and mixed are synonyms. b. and admonish are antonyms. chivalry. 299. d. scan are antonyms.

Amateur and novice are synonyms. a renegade is an 343. b. hesitation and vacillation are synonyms. Revere and venerate are synonyms. Friendship and amity are synonyms. 341. a. d. something that is specious is false. evidence of truth. Immoral and ethical are antonyms. and absolve are synonyms. incalculable and infinitesimal are unashamed and abashed are antonyms. Fallacy is a misconception of truth. 356. 349. 352. synonyms. b. a. a. diminish and augment are antonyms. 370. gaunt and haggard are synonyms. Distance and proximity are antonyms. antonyms. inculcate and instill are synonyms. steadfast enmity and animosity are synonyms. Outlandish and conservative are 346. 355. Excitable and stoical are antonyms. c. 374. d. a. c. 348. disregard and ignore are synonyms. 351. Deprivation and affluence are antonyms. Gratuitous and expensive are antonyms. Something that is veritable is actual. a fact is despondent and jubilant are antonyms. Improbable and plausible are antonyms. atrocious and noble are antonyms. b. skittish 367. delighted and rankled are antonyms. Prominent and conspicuous are synonyms. 366. it is imminent. d. stable and volatile are antonyms. a statute 344. selective and indiscriminate are antonyms. c. exculpate 369. 358. esteem insurgent. c. a. b. Hypocrite and phony are synonyms. d. 362. c. Implant and infuse are synonyms. Foreboding and premonition are syno- and bestow are synonyms. b. c. and respect are synonyms. 354. If something is impending. c. lethargy and stupor are synonyms. representative and proxy are synonyms. Indiscernible and perceptible are antonyms. 347. trepidation. A traitor is a deserter. a culture has conventional and conservative are customs. d. a scavenger is a consequence and repercussion are forager. Flashy and garish are synonyms. 125 . Shocked and aghast are synonyms. sedentary and active are antonyms. c. impart 357. –A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 338. a. Refined and plebeian are antonyms. Superlative and abysmal are antonyms. d. 364. if you experience lethargy. Pivotal and crucial are synonyms. you have if something is calamitous. requires a decree. 340. capitulation and resistance are antonyms. b. nyms. Skyrocket and plummet are antonyms. 372. d. and restive are synonyms. Downcast and jaunty are antonyms. synonyms. Etiquette requires protocol. 368. 371. 350. Belief and doctrine are synonyms. 345. you have lassitude. 353. If you experience anxiety. d. b. and resolute are synonyms. economical and prodigal are antonyms. Dupe and deceive are synonyms. antonyms. it is disastrous. 373. 365. 363. A mendicant is a vagabond. 361. antonyms. reserved and garrulous are insufficient and ample are antonyms. A milieu has an environment. Regale and amuse are synonyms. Churlish and surly are synonyms. c. a. Indirect and forthright are antonyms. 339. Ostracize and banish are synonyms. c. d. qualm and misgiving are synonyms. 359. c. b. 360. a. and tawdry are synonyms. Enumerate and cite are synonyms. gaudy 342. c.

Incoherent and articulate are antonyms. 404. a. b. d. 388. tact. 401. d. Completion 406. 391. a. resourcefulness. 399. Exempt means to be excused from a rule and insolent are synonyms. In the context of the sentence. c. Compassionate and insensitive are to handle it delicately and with great antonyms. Solitude. b. Ingenious means marked by originality. pletely or broadly. A mishap is an unfortunate accident. is some- antonyms. and cleverness. Blasé means to be bored or unimpressed ingredient and component are synonyms. d. b. c. Outmoded means no longer in style or no  Chapter 6: Sentence longer usable. b. 380. you are inured. Gluttonous and abstemious are antonyms. bring about. d. 126 . c. Native and foreign are antonyms. commonplace and exotic are antonyms. erty in order to steal fish or game. Exemplify means to be an instance of or 411. d. a. 378. 400. you are engrossed. a. complimentary and disparaging are 403. decision about something. If you are absorbed. b. by things after having seen or experienced 383. if office would crave. Characteristic and attribute are synonyms. conception. something is tractable. 382. and cleverness in 387. delineated. ions or feelings. a. 395. shrewd and astute are synonyms. or 390. 398. b. Resolved means having reached a firm 407. 397. it is submissive. Pert and lively are synonyms. To handle a baby gingerly would be 381. The summit means the highest point. impudent 396. 377. c. A quest is a search or pursuit of something. Docile means easily led or managed. 402. An expressive person would be one who is ing to recognized principles or accepted open or emphatic when revealing opin- rules or standards. Legitimate means in a manner conform. c. b. if 392. 386. antonyms. 405. 394. Finesse is skill. Comprehensive means covering com- you are bored. To poach is to trespass on another’s prop- clumsiness and finesse are antonyms. 376. Shiftless and lackadaisical are synonyms. 379. c. d. Involvement and aloofness are antonyms. c. a. 393. c. A précis is a summary or abstract of a text. –A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 375. d. c. sophisticated hardworking and assiduous are synonyms. d. Pummel means to pound or beat. means having an up-to-date style or look. thing a person who worked in a busy 385. A musty odor is one that is stale or moldy. or obligation. 408. b. a state of being alone. Facilitate means to make easier or help to obligingly. it is amenable. a. Favorably means graciously. d. To differentiate between two things is to fluent and halting are antonyms. kindly. d. d. Capricious and whimsical are synonyms. Accessible means capable of being reached or being within easy reach. 389. a. 384. If something is yielding. 409. 410. them too often. establish the distinction between them. Explicit means clearly defined or serve as an example. a. conceited and unassuming are caution.

or applications of ideas or principles. a meeting. Reticent means inclined to be silent or trait. To have rapport is to have mutual trust and emotional affinity. b. a. together. b. 422. c. 425. 448. Encompassed in this context means consti. d. 444. tuted or included. 127 . A feasible project is capable of being done. 429. to 433. 421. Quandary means a state of perplexity or point. c. Voracious means having a huge appetite. a. c. The word unearthly. b. d. reserved. 436. or nary perception. Devised means to form new combinations tion. d. a. uncommunicative. When something is inadvertently done. c. shriek that might be heard on Halloween 428. experienced. Audibly means heard or the manner of 440. Careen means to rush headlong or care. 446. Subsequent means following a specified night. c. b. of little importance. Precedence means designating something as annulling something. or free spirit. b. 439. b. Potable means fit for drinking. 441. b. a. 449. more important than other things. A jovial hostess is one who is mirthful or 413. a. Confluence means a coming or flowing plan or bring about. a. 435. Demographic data is information about 443. it is 417. Requisite means essential or necessary. to lurch or swerve while in motion. hidden. enigmatic. Something that is iridescent displays a lus- 430. d. Accordance means to be in agreement or 447. b. Monotonous means having a tedious 437. 438. Delude means to mislead the mind. it is that deals with human populations. a. growth. c. When a car goes out of control and skims demography. a. a priority. 434. a. Abate means to decrease in force or inten- ravenous. Portrayal means a representation or por. b. 445. –A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 412. b. hydroplaning. a. or a gathering at one 415. Frivolous means not worthy of serious ing sound. in this case a license. mind. 423. humorous. 418. A revocation is the act of recalling or 416. the branch of knowledge along the surface of a wet road. doubt. best describes the kind of attention. cunning. a strange or frighten- 427. tion and make it public. Conspicuously means obvious to the eye or marked by an unintentional lack of care. 432. Consummate means extremely skilled and is by appointment or arrangement. 419. a. Precursor means something that comes lessly. a. d. 420. and watchful prudence. harmony. A vortex is a whirlpool. Cryptic means mysterious. A maverick is a political independent. b. ceive matters beyond the range of ordi- 426. c. thing in order or succession. to sameness. b. 431. deceive. 424. Divulged means to take private informa- being heard. before. Burgeoning means emerging or new trous rainbow of colors. A rendezvous is a meeting or assembly that 442. b. Warily is a manner marked by keen cau- 414. sity. d. A clairvoyant is someone who can per- nonconformist. attracting attention.

b. Incumbent means the holder of any post place. choice c is the only possible answer. Obsolescence is the state of being outdated. 459. would be intimidated by a dominant one. Assiduously means in a careful manner or looking for the opposite of ordinary or with unremitting attention. Judicious means to use or show good tion formed by merging a number of dif- judgment. a. which indicates generations. A benevolent person is one who is charita. only 481. a. c. To be parasitic means to be living on or dependent on a live animal or plant. hence the districts mentioned in 451. ground. a. 458. a. The context clue is the word ancestors. c. Debris and radiation are both hazards. To be recalcitrant is to be stubbornly liarity of behavior. 454. weakened (choice c). in the passage. to be wise or sensible. The word shiftless means lazy. To be quirky is to have a pecu- 464. the primary mean- 460. b. d. traditional. Agrarian means having to do with agri. 467. The word lays is the key here. d. b. That which is scintillating is brilliant or 474. or on a flat disavow it. offering. A conglomerate is a commercial corpora- 465. 466. A fervent voice is one that has great emo. 478. c. 476. scornfully. d. A grimace is the contortion of facial business and its plans for a program or features. 452. 457. The conjunction or tells you that you are 463. choice d. It makes sense that a subordinate monkey 455. b. 469. a. Razed means to flatten or demolish to the tion or zest. b. giving. b. A prospectus is a published report of a 471. A deferment is a delay. 477. Askance is to look with disapproval or dis. 456. b. force of nature could create total 482. a.  Chapter 7: Reading 480. From the context of the passage. d. d. applied to disavowing something erro. 472. a. 453. Copious means plentiful or abundant. ples of physical deterioration. To retract something is to take it back or the passage would be leveled. c. 470. ing of the word atrophy is to waste away. b. tive atmosphere surrounding a person or 462. ferent enterprises. a. 479. The only Comprehension thing a bird would lay would be a collec- tion of eggs. –A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 450. destruction. c. d. The word ambiance refers to the distinc- ble. or position. Although a muscle that atrophies may be specifically for storing water. a. 461. To eject something is to throw it out force- choice b describes the way a storm or fully or to expel it. Muscle atrophy and bone loss are exam- sparkling. 473. d. Composed is synonymous with comprised. b. 128 . Succulents are plants that have leaves 475. b. culture or farming. c. d. 468. resistant. This is the term usually horizontal surface. trust. Puerile means to be like a child. Fury describes the violence of the weather neous or libelous printed in a newspaper.

experiences. Memoirs are the accounts of personal ioned style. c. The old flag is symbolizing something that 498. means the right to vote in elections. b. To be independ. the place of the word white. and gold. b. represents something else by association. c. d. Exorbitant expenses are those that are phrase balm-of-Gilead and the phrase the inflated or excessive. as a privilege. 484. Converged means to approach at an inter- context of the passage. c. in this case that of British rule. in this case. b. c. Breaking words into syllables is a type of 497. a. new hay immediately after makes choice a. ance in what is obviously an old-fash. c. on past events. Based on the context clue in the sen- gained its independence. or disagreement. a. 485. The fact that the passage is a warning bad. The passage is about the day Ghana 500. Turbulent waters are those that have 490. The word pine immediately before the 511. the United States. b. secting point. Suffrage. a. While voting is a duty (choice a) and a strategy that could be used to understand responsibility (choice b). 499. made of chalk—choices a and d—and tive to it. 512. d. by a doctor—in the form of medical tumultuous. context of the passage. It is logical to deduce that unclear orders been violently agitated or disturbed. Stout. in the context of this passage. of students. b. a. a. c. The author is describing Reed’s appear. Dexterity means that the hands are agile. b. 506. Eggs are not 488. Upheaval is violent disruption or upset. A battle cry is a motto. Chalky is a descriptive word often used in effects. something that is shameful. deplorable means regrettable. Seceded means withdrawn from a mem- hands and feet is the next most logical bership in an organization or alliance— choice. the most logical choice. 494. which speaks of adverse 501. haphazard—makes the most sense in the choice c. Budget cuts can be subject to controversy which embody radiance. b. bulky in figure. legs) have already been mentioned. wretched. 491. never voted—it can be determined that 486. abbreviations—would call for 503. or 487. To resign means to give up a position with something. 129 . 496. 493. To be allergic to something is to be sensi. 502. a right. d. fire. works best in the 504. b. 492. b. d. there is nothing in the passage to suggest 489. –A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 483. An extremity is the outermost portion of 507. a. Retrospect means to review or think back a plant. 495. all of 510. Palatial means of or like a palace. words luxury. d. An assemblage of students is a gathering clarification. points to choice a. The boy’s limbs (arms and a formal notification. c. c. b. tence—and many will tell you they have ent is to be autonomous. Night usually brings darkness. The context clues in this passage are the 509. it is longer words. 505. burst. so 508. This choice—which means random or that anyone tasted the albatross egg. c.

a. a. would be the pro. Former years are years gone by. c. d. 130 . or other publication. tion of information. 541. 540. 529. c. 518. Hover means to float or hang suspended made. 524. Testimonials. 532. 534. over or around one area. d. dependent on another. b. a. a. Uninspired reporting would be mediocre next in a chain reaction. A sequel is a literary work that continues computer. or ordinary coverage. 545. a. –A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 513. 530. A peripheral is an external component. a. usually by telephone. 517. E-mail is electronic mail that is sent via a 547. 542. An environmental problem is a dilemma 550. A spreadsheet is a computer program that 548. d. Glaciers that are receding are withdrawing jection of the economic future of our or moving back. d. 537. 543. Only invasive species would affect an credence—credibility and confidence— entire ecosystem. The Internet is a computer network made up of smaller businesses and academic and government organizations. Phases are distinct stages of development 522. in this case. to a subject. d. 528. A modem is a device that converts data to C o n t ex t a form that can be transmitted. 523. a. those that are perceptive or observant. pushed. it is used. d. c. prevent. or organizes data into rows and columns so brushed against. 526. An excerpt is a passage or quote from a that affects the natural world. c. Jostled means to be bumped. Depletion means a reduction or lessening ices to the neediest groups of people. c. d. b. Ramifications are consequences. a. c. b. that calculations or adjustments can be 549. c. A prognosis. Mitigate means to moderate or reduce. c. Salinity is the salt content of the oceans. the story of one written earlier. b. 533. 516. 539. When energy is consumed. part. earth. or 521. A sophisticated person would lend 536. a. b. are statements reached in harmony or agreement. Cybernetics is the science of electrical that would occur in cycles. of the ice caps. c. Evident means to be apparent or obvious. 515. b. caps. something that is lying outside the central 544. one element affects the 519. Melting ice caps get in the way. b. The atmosphere is the air surrounding the 525. d. cities. Urbane people are those who are sophisti. 535. 514. A recapitulation is a summary or a repeti. A consensus of opinion is one that is 531. Hastened means to speed up or accelerate. article. systems. Top grades would be earned. 546. Monitors are video display terminals. b. book. in this case. In a domino effect. To be interdependent is to be mutually 520. b. testifying to seemingly warmer winters. a. Incisive and insightful accounts would be preclude bears from finding food. a.  Chapter 8: Synonyms in 527. a. affected by the melting of fresh water ice cated and refined. Programs for a computer are called software. Budget cuts can diminish or destroy serv. 538.

572. 556. mislead. awkward. a. Pivotal is the most essential or most vitally group. 581. 575. Resolute means to be bold. 560. An armistice is a temporary peace or halt entrance gradually or stealthily. Forthright means frank. direct. c. Anguish is great suffering. 580. distress. a. 579. clearly. ways that would be part of a country 590. A bonanza is a very valuable. d. 555. or lasting a long time. Plausible means to appear true. a. dread. Ungainly means to be clumsy. a. on to others. uses language effectively. 131 . Regale means to entertain agreeably. not easily worn straightforward. b. d. a. c. reason- 554. Consume means to eat completely. offensive way. determined. or 576. 583. decorative appearance. rewarding venture. profitable. 587. d. b. important part. or 577. forcefully. c. Flaunt means to display in a conceited or apprehension—in this situation. a. b. b. 573. word than disagreement. or pain. A vigil is a period of watchful attention. Allot means to assign or distribute by taken in. Ostracized means to be excluded from a 592. banished. b. Banish means to drive away or expel. 584. c. a trick. Collaborate means to work together or with great respect. make appetizing meals. Infiltrate means to pass through or gain 567. 589. out. Preclude means to make impossible. A squabble is a quarrel and a more precise or unwieldy. Instill means to introduce or cause to be 553. A veneer is a thin outer layer used for a rather than in real life. Ingredients would be incorporated to emotion. Fans would be disgruntled or discontented 569. A legendary character exists in legends 561. Venerate means to revere or look up to 562. and 552. c. about a cancellation. Ecstatic means to be in a state of intense 586. a. Plaudits can be applause or enthusiastic 557. or sent away. or 570. c. Attributed is synonymous with credited to. trepidation—a state of alarm. a. a. 564. shares or portions. a. To embellish is to add details to a story to 585. praise or approval. in fighting. 558. a. d. or shut out. b. b. a. Impart means to give or pass something vent. c. –A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 551. with others. pre- 559. b. Durable means sturdy. a turning point. c. Habituated means to become used to. A shy five year old would experience setting. A stoic person shows little feeling or 568. 588. To sustain is to undergo or experience an able. Acme means high point. ordeal or to suffer. 591. 566. 563. joy or delight. d. b. An articulate speaker would be one who make it more appealing. 574. Scenic byways describes the kind of road. c. A ruse is an action designed to confuse or especially at night. 578. a. d. b. 582. or fair. Proximity means nearness or closeness. 571. c. and 565. b. b. Rubble is synonymous with ruin. firm. An adage is a proverb or wise saying. a.

A dilapidated house is one that has fallen into disrepair or deterioration. Indiscriminate means without restraint or error in thinking or reasoning. 604. inoperative. 629. To peruse means to read thoroughly and that shows disgust or contempt. playful. or real. control. To be incapacitated is to be deprived of seems unnatural. d. To be loquacious means to be very 600. a. To capitulate means to give up or but full of meaning. c. a. c. c. b. has extraordinary ability. d. 595. 603. b. unable to move era. 627. or sharp. quiet. or an age. 596. c. 619. surroundings. kind of fortress or commanding presence. A churlish response is one that shows poor or environment. carefully. Milieu means the setting. d. An acrid smell is pungent. A prodigy is someone who is young and in nature. a. 594. 598. Something that is palatable is easily accepted. A pithy explanation is one that is short 614. kind of fortress or commanding presence 620. b. Solicitous means to show concern or care. verbal abuse with 615. to negate or void. 622. Kindred spirits are people who are similar 616. true. Prodigal means recklessly wasteful or 630. A disarming smile would tend to dispel malicious intent. war for monetary reasons. Inert means to be lifeless. a. 625. 623. is impolite. 624. Vilification is slander. An epoch is a distinct period of time. To annul means to make ineffective or be impossible to remove or erase. bitter. b. c. a. an 601. or rude. Strictures are limitations or restrictions. extravagant. and undis- 611. Something that is indelibly implanted would 609. An uncanny sense is one that is so keen it 606. Myriad means in very great numbers. fanciful. 621. lavish. c. citadels describes the to deal with. b. To jeopardize is to place in danger of loss or 608. Tractable means easily managed and easy 599. d. d. To malinger means to pretend illness in of a college or university. fear. get rid of unfriendliness or suspicion. b. 626. 612. A fallacy is a false notion or belief. a boost to. A grimace is a contortion made by the face 607. 628. Recklessly dangerous or daring acts  Chapter 9: Choose the Right such as those of the lion tamer would be Wo r d audacious. manners. Whimsical characters are those that are 617. d. an 613. surrender. b. b. –A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 593. Mercenary soldiers are soldiers who go to talkative. To bolster means to give support or to give damage. 132 . turbed. command. 610. d. c. strength or ability. 602. Veritable means actual. and unpredictable. 618. To comply is to yield to a request or prosperity. Staid means quiet and subdued. as a citadel is a order to avoid duty or work. or act. b. a. A bonanza is a source of great wealth or 605. 597. b. 631. Placid waters are calm. Of all the choices.

Platitudes are trite. magazine 636. 655. sheriff ducted secretly. a. traffic. persecution 646. b. encouraging 650. Sinuous movements are characterized by 681. c. jealous 640. sensitive 635. An amicable separation is one that is friendly 671. b. To disperse food means to distribute it 669. A cursory glance is performed quickly with. belief methods. 680. terrific 641. c. a. 663. terminated and shows good will. irrelevant or stimulate to action. d. peculiar erous and unselfish. An omniscient narrator has total knowledge  Chapter 10: Choose the of characters and events. 658. Nocturnal raids occur at night. c. c. C o r r e c t l y S p e l l e d Wo r d 633. 673. d. 653. 664. mechanical 644. 665. a. c. b. 670. superb harmful effect. 667. jeopardy reflection. d. To ascertain means to discover with cer. 656. routines. breach out attention to detail. 674. obsession 642. b. in this case. commitment many curves and turns. insight disdain or condescension. To exacerbate means to increase the severity 677. clammy 639. d. magically 634. 682. extraordinary 685. a. d. 668. A malevolent wind would have an evil or 661. 662. –A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 632. a. a. Tepid water is lukewarm. d. license is elegant and refined. d. 678. a. magnificent 643. 676. 659. 672. ridiculous 683. a. A supercilious manner is characterized by 652. a. or systems. 660. anonymous 684. d. Ruminations are acts of meditation and 666. b. perceived 637. A methodical person approaches work using 654. situation tainty. 657. shrivel 638. assurance 686. frequently 687. An urbane master of ceremonies is one who 675. a. c. b. To bequeath something is to leave or give it to another. b. emphasis 133 . a. Magnanimous donations are extremely gen. concise 648. c. inquiry 645. b. psychology 647. a. c. illicit widely. stabilize 649. A clandestine meeting is one that is con. banal remarks. 651. neighbor of. d. To galvanize an audience means to electrify 679.

kindergarten 710. ukulele 753. vaudeville 699. c. illegible 706. symmetrically 698. Adolescence 708. disseminate 690. a. debris 693. aggravated 745. d. d. efficient 742. mortgage 744. d. c. d. Penicillin 707. exercise 730. b. to counsel is 719. b. brunettes 712. b. 718. phenomena 749. forth 727. d. 134 . skeptical 732. c. By means near. Site refers to a place. a. pneumonia 735. 726. pageant Correct Homophone 715. a fare is a trans- 721. d. a. irresistible 692. abscessed  Chapter 11: Choose the 714. pasteurized 756. a. prerogative 754. commencement 733. mysterious sight is the ability to see. Fair means equitable. buy means to purchase. c. 720. incessant 740. c. concede 728. c. colossal 736. b. aspirations 729. viewpoint 748. a. –A N S W E R E X P L A N A T I O N S – 688. c. excelled portation fee. a. a. a. lieutenant 746. colleagues 703. b. souvenirs 704. b. a. d. a. bye is used to express 725. a. d. c. a. c. parallel 716. 723. b. permissible 697. b. b. ameliorate 743. vacuum 700. a. a. b. a. connoisseur means forward. b. c. delirious 689. c. d. incorrigible farewell. Dessert is an after-dinner treat. b. d. carburetors 739. accustomed 755. d. c. c. tonsillitis to give advice. bankruptcy 738. 722. accompany 747. a. c. beige 752. inundated 691. dilemma 741. meringue 702. semblance 713. d. cite means to refer to. a. c. inconspicuous 694. marriageable 705. b. c. fundamentally 751. c. c. A council is a governing body. b. apparatus 737. d. b. a desert is 717. Fourth refers to the number four. playwright 709. prosecuted 695. counterfeit 696. c. c. 724. supervisor 734. a. b. compatible 731. d. c. accommodate 701. biscuits an arid land. tuxedo 750. bachelor 711.

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