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match against Liechtenstein despite doubts ____________ the player‘s fitness. A. included ….about B. hospitalized… by C. joined… on D. removed…. over E. replaced… concerning The best answer is A. Doubts by, on or over are not idiomatic expressions. The team‘s manager has done something despite doubts about the player’s fitness so it is logical that he included the player in his squad.
A groundbreaking exhibition is showcasing Iraq's rich roots in Mesopotamia, the region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers that gave __________to the world's first urban civilization some 5,000 years ago. A. support B. water C. floods D. birth E. itself The best answer is D. Gave birth is idiomatic. It ties in with the mention of roots and the world’s first urban civilization. Originally, the project was planned to take at least 15 years, but effective resource and technological advances have ________ the team‘s progress. A. energized B. postponed C. accelerated D. deferred E. reduced The best answer is C. The word but indicates that the project will not take as long planned, therefore, it is logical that it was accelerated.
The Anasazi, a civilization that arose as early as 1500 BC, occupied the region now __________ as the Four Corners, where Utah Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico meet, for centuries. A. invoked B. known C. labeled D. denoted E. assumed The best answer is B. Choices A, C, D and E cannot precede the preposition as.
Over the ___________, different New York neighborhoods have played ___________ to the cutting edge: Greenwich Village in the 1950s, SoHo in the 1970s, the Lower East Side in the 1980s. A. decades… host B. centuries… guest C. time… games D. moments… along E. way… coy The best answer is A. Host, games, along and coy can logically follow played, but not guest. It is idiomatic to say over time, not over the time. Moments does not fit with the broad time span indicated in the rest of the sentence. Way is illogical.
When mortals died, whether noble or __________, they joined Re on his nocturnal journey through the underworld; __________ at dawn immortal, if all went well. A. ordinary… occurred B. common… emerging C. maudlin… appeared D. impoverished… woke E. domestic… summoned The best answer is B. Common presents a contrast to noble. Emerging is in line with a journey through the underworld.
Toward the end of the 13th century, some __________ event forced the Anasazi to __________ their houses and homeland and to move south and east toward the Rio Grande and the Little Colorado River.
A. seismic… shift B. cataclysmic… flee C. unfortunate… desert D. disastrous… move E. calamitous… revisit The best answer is B. Unfortunate is too weak a word to describe such an event. Cataclysmic is apt. In choices D and E, move and revisit do not fit with the last clause of the sentence. A house and homeland cannot shift.
A. predictions… persevere B. warnings…. continue C. encouragement… proceed D. cautions… persist E. signals… incur The best answer is B. The word despite signals that there is a contradiction in the two parts of the sentence which rules out C. Continue to… is idiomatic, whereas persevere, persist and incur cannot be followed by to.
Those __________ ancestors doubtless found sticks helpful for pointing out a direction, tracing a diagram in the dirt or __________ up a slab of useful flint. A. decrepit… fixing B. faulty… picking C. distant… prying D. olden… raise E. aged… keeping The best answer is C. Choices A and E make the ancestors sound as though they were still alive. There is no reason for the ancestors to be considered faulty. The second blank must be filled with a gerund (-ing form).
Federal data show that the number of citizens receiving welfare __________ again last year even though an economic slowdown pushed more people into __________. A. rescinded… beggary B. reduced… affluence C. jumped… subservience D. tripled… pauperism E. declined … poverty The best answer is E. Even though signals that there is a contrast from one part of the sentence to another. Choice E provides for the appropriate contrast. An economic slowdown cannot push people into affluence or subservience.
Tony Benito and his sister, Margarita Benito, face 15-month jail terms in Britain on ________ of court charges after they __________ to appear in court to testify about the family's assets. A. contempt… failed B. misconduct… refused C. rudeness… agreed D. love… promised E. scorn… swore The best answer is A. The expression contempt of court is idiomatic. It is logical that they would be in contempt if they failed to appear.
Georgia's teachers received the third largest salary hike in the country last year but still did not move up in national __________. A. competition B. readings C. ranting D. ratings E. rankings The best answer is E. There is no national competition for salaries. Choice B and C are irrelevant. Ratings are usually applied to a subjective quality, not a fact. Despite signs of a truce, the country‘s dilemma remains, should they let the north country remain __________ or should they __________ it. A. autonomous... conquer B. free… self-governing C. independent… separated
Despite __________ printed in newspapers and broadcast over the internet and on television, Americans __________ to lose millions to internet con artists.
D. quelled… annexed E. subordinate… subservient The best answer is A. The word or in the sentence signals that what is on either side of the word must be different options. Only A presents two different options.
The best answer is C. Because the blank appears before and beautiful, one can expect it to be filled with something positive. The and therefore indicates that the second blank should also be positive. Only C, D and E have two positive choices, and of them only C contains two words that are appropriate to describe the natural world.
As the last __________ slice of Atlantic coastal plain bordering the continent's vast equatorial rain forests, the region, known as the Gamba Complex, is a biologically __________ mosaic of forests, savannas, lagoons, lakes and beaches that, until recently, was virtually unknown to science. A. underdeveloped… luxuriant B. uncharted… broken C. examined… plentiful D. undeveloped… rich E. explored… abounding The best answer is D. Choices C and E are unidiomatic following last. Broken mosaic is illogical as a description of forests etc.
__________ temporary power lines and data cables, huddled around laptops and editing equipment, journalists and technicians were __________ out news to many outposts. A. Among… burning B. Although… turning C. Using… tossing D. Despite… writing E. Amid… churning The best answer is E. Although and despite must precede clauses, not noun phrases. Amid and among are both reasonable choices. Churning out, however, is idiomatic while burning out, is not.
Mr. Miller has expressed his hope that the project can __________ support for conserving the Silverson Wildlife Complex. A. raise B. rally C. mount D. foster E. booster The best answer is B. To rally support is an idiomatic expression.
The country is a regional __________, an absolute but highly dynamic monarchy that has created an economic __________ out of little more than vision, geography and will. A. anomaly… powerhouse B. synchronicity… giant C. incongruity… dwarf D. paradox… dependency E. discrepancy… power The best answer is A. Synchronicity and discrepancy have to relate to two or more things (i.e. a discrepancy between x and y). That is not the case here. Out of little more indicates that something was made out of next to nothing, which is only remarkable if what was created was positive, such as an economic powerhouse.
The term conservationist had been defined by some as a person who believes that the natural world is endlessly __________ and beautiful, and therefore as much of it as possible should be __________. A. irrational… preserved B. abhorrent… salvaged C. fascinating… saved D. exhilarative… promoted E. appealing… distinguished
Rugby is still largely an __________ sport in Georgia, but in its traditional __________ of England, France, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa it has, since turning professional in 1995, become a multi-billion-dollar industry.
A. A. In addition to huge gas __________. nationalities… countries Cablewise Systems officially rolled out its national high-definition satellite service. denoted… scribble The best answer is B. and the information is given in the last part of the sentence. accused… scrawl C. they are considering charging __________ people higher premiums. joyous… consigned D. safety… prosperous D. arduous… ended B. A. This rules out joyous and fortuitous. denominations… sectors The best answer is D. Inscribe has a positive connotation which is inappropriate. A. coming from all __________ -. reserves second only to those of the Persian Gulf. impermeable… D. amateur… bastions The best answer is E. backgrounds… directions E. destinations… vehicles B. Of choices C. the Caspian sea may hold as much as 200 billion barrels of oil. Union leaders __________ bosses of allowing paramilitaries access to the plants to __________ graffiti on the walls and intimidate workers. C. health … wealthy B. It is incorrect to use of with destinations. Iowa. canisters D. master… vicinity C. fitness… cognitive The best answer is A. by horseback from ranchos to the south. voluntary… home B. by ship from China. Airspan Airline‘s long and __________ search for a partner finally __________ last week when the bankrupt Dutch airline agreed to merge with Airlex. A sea can only hold deposits. ‗Boom‘. Since the first blank comes after long and… we can assume it will be something that will not be a contradiction. not any of the other options. quotas C. fortuitous… stopped E. Very quickly the native Californians were overwhelmed by people of all __________. tanks B. payoff… abundant E. Thought the negotiators are trying to finalize a less expensive __________ benefit plan. Health benefit plan is the only expression which is idiomatic and logical. directions makes the most sense in light of what follows. The word amateur is a logical choice after but… since turning professional. blamed… etch D. convicted… inscribe B. A. supplies E. incriminated… write E. failed… locality E. Only wealthy makes logical sense. laborious… proceeded The best answer is A. It is logical that the search ended. Bastion is an appropriate word to describe where the sport is traditionally played. upbringings… interests D.by wagon train from Council Bluffs. Only accuse and convicted can be followed by of . deposits The best answer is E. D and E. The second blank follows finally. Nationalities is incorrect because only one nationality is mentioned. wealth… distinguished C. in a bet that the cable operator can __________ into a burgeoning segment of the television-viewing community that is expected to __________ high-definition television sets. extended… concluded C. .A.
A school can be finished or completed. More than 80 schools have been __________. which is one reason rhinoceroses have almost __________ from the earth. Smith continues to __________ a kind of medicine that most people assume nearly vanished. Closes off is idiomatic. disparage… suability D. Choice B and E cannot be applied to an animal. halts… supplies D. blocks… fosters B. A frog cannot be alleviated or disseminated. achieved… configuration B. part … emporium C. uncovered… topic B. pump or supply blood to the heart. A. . A. Most heart attacks occur when a blood clot __________ off one of the coronary arteries that __________ blood to the heart muscle itself. jointed… formulation C. tap… own E. Tap into is idiomatic and makes sense in the context of the sentence. stops… pumps C. giving the U. A. While borrow and reserve are possible grammatically. power… fringe The best answer is A. Scientists have __________ a bright purple. abdicated The best answer is A. A. disseminated… disturbance E. The term giving control can be followed by of whereas desperation. dredge… abuse C. extinguished C. stumbled E. While the word emporium means about the same as market. but not foster or presage. bringing to their rounds tenderness and profound __________. flourished D. turn… reserve B.S. broadcaster __________ of a leading channel in the German television __________. alleviated… genus C. domination… space E. discovered… species D. completed… planning The best answer is E. A. participate… caring B. own makes the most sense. closes… feed E. but also a new family. A. it is not used in this sort of figurative context. domination and power cannot. jointed or ended. bloated frog in southern India that is so unique it merits the establishment of not only a new __________ but also a new family. float… borrow D. In the final stages of planning is more logical and is idiomatic. finished… reproduction E. practice… competence People and rhinoceroses prefer similar habitat but don't mix very well. One can feed. Species logically completes not only… ____. Choice C and D cannot be followed by from the earth. but not achieved. with similar rehabilitation works in progress or in the final stages of __________. Looking to expand its foothold overseas. desperation… consortium D. distinguished… categorization The best answer is C. ended… sponsorship D. pierce… dictate The best answer is D. obstructs… presages The best answer is D. control… market B. In this era of managed nursing care. vanished B.A. condone… abhorrence C. CSC has purchased a majority stake in Germany's leading television news agency.
Ward is used to refer to part of a hospitcal. Blood stain is does not make sense after the word increased. but Based cannot be followed by to.E. Part is too general. hovered… developing C. place… powder D. Of the three. Also. an individual's character and abilities could be deduced from the size and __________ of various bumps on the head. presided… cultivating B. The best answer is C. While presided. case… flow B. taken… building The best answer is E. Corresponding… tension B. E. position… current E. ruled… crushing D. Bliss is an illogical choice for the second blank. he blamed himself for destroying a business relationship his father spent seventeen years __________ . To practice medicine is idiomatic. testament… stream The best answer is A. effective… conditions C. only taken over… makes sense coming before from his father. B. A business does not have sectors. psychologists… pain C. topical… criteria The best answer is B. Based and According are the only logical choices for the first blank. Catalysts and physicists are illogical choices. A. physicists… torment The best answer is B. it is logical that the workers have been laid off. instance… stain C. Only choice A and B are logical for the first blank. catalysts… suffering D. Psychiatrists. physicians… discomfort E. Physicians is redundant. A. B and C.560 of its 93. size and shape is an idiomatic expression. therapists… bliss B. abysmal… situation E. sector… paid part… sent division … laid ward… bought department… caught In each __________. . The second blank must be a positive item. A. engage… antipathy The best answer is D. Savvy leaders know that there is no single map for __________ leadership. Since he had __________ over the company from his father only a year before. A. as in choices A. C. A. relinquished… taking E. the rules change depending on whom you are guiding and the __________ around you. successful… natives D. Supposing… hardness D. while any of the choice could feasibly fit in the second blank. __________ to the "science" of phrenology. conditions is the most logical choice.000 workers since 1999. Because the sentence starts with Savvy leaders. hovered and ruled are all suitable before over. The world's most prolific aircraft builder's commercial __________ is struggling in the worst aviation downturn in history and has __________ off 35. Since there has been a downturn. medical doctors and __________ have used hypnosis for more than two centuries to treat __________ and illness. According… shape E. Based… texture C. A. scanners detected increased blood __________ in relevant parts of the brains of hypnotized subjects who were put through color and pain tests. D. Configured… form The best answer is D. altruistic… contradictions B. the first blank must be something positive.
study… can D. Semantically. one does not sign an interface. Only choice A is grammatical and creates a logical connection between the two parts of the sentence. but not flouncing. trendy… assembly B. __________ we bought equipment at the end of last year but weren't billed until 2003. After The best answer is A. A. the second blank should be filled with would. A. flouncing… rings C. A. test … should B. however. For the first time in 38 years. only a possibility. challenge … document C. we had to include it on this year's books. the word experienced is the most logical choice. handled D. Scanners have long been neglected by the designers of the PC world — __________ boxes that take up far too __________ space on the desktop. but the Civil Liberties Union said it would actively __________ any program that forced inmates to sign the __________ . where it was originally suggested to Kramer at a __________ of faith-based organizations earlier this month. sleek… many B. revere… petition The best answer is B. talking… parties The plan is proving popular. such as clumsy or clunky. one expects them to be described in negative term. support… interface B. investigation… ought to The best answer is B. experienced E. clunky… much E. reflect… text D. blusterous… numerous The best answer is D. Because B. ornamental… little C. Whereas E. A debate can be said to be raging. controversial … forum D. The governor has shied from taking a position on the issue. Of the possibilities for the second blank. Choice A is incorrect because a debate cannot be intense in a political opinion. widespread… opportunity C. A. Political circles is idiomatic. Support and challenge are both suitable options.E. The word but makes it clear that what the Union does is different from what the governor has done. Since designers have neglected scanners. managed C. program … would C. related The best answer is D. intense… opinions B. understood B. A. The proposed random testing plan has brought a debate to Virginia that was already __________ in national political __________ . A. only little and much are grammatical suitable with a non-countable noun such as space. cumbersome… dispersal . raging … circles A voluntary school drug-testing __________ proposed by the mayor and school superintendent __________ make this crimeplagued city the first to experiment with this approach. in New Bedford.e. floundering… groups D. clumsy… few D. i. Essex Packaging has __________ an unprofitable quarter. So D. Despite C. A. floundering or talking. if __________ . sustain… certification E. Because the drugtesting is just proposed. The best answer is E. class… will E.
Because of the word if. A. concluding… decision D. the prime minister has tried. ultimate…verdict The best answer is A. foundation… traditions C. It would be unusual to use solid to describe a minority. Since the In talks on this trip. minority… decrepit B. and are therefore illogical choices. economic … slogging D. On April 15. but only senior citizens is idiomatic. the first blank must contrast with popular. apropos… earnings E. prevalent… summit The best answer is C. Old and elderly make sense. Had the attempt to increase sales succeeded. reason … records E. manufacturing … shutting C. Cause and reason fit in the first blank. gratification… money B. preliminary … vote B. Only closing down and shutting down are idiomatic and logical. A. concerning… salary D. A. he expects to have a final plan ready for a __________ by January. faction or lobby. however. fifty percent… superfluous The best answer is C. keystone… verifications The best answer is D. mean the same thing as wage. The joint government web site was specially created to educate small firms __________ their wage and __________ reporting responsibilities. Preliminary research plan is logical since it contrasts logically with the final plan. A. A. A. told its 300 employees to stop work mid-shift because it was __________ down. but reason to believe is an idiomatic expression. voracity… tender E. economical… traipsing E. Miller unveiled his __________ research plan to the committee last Tuesday. majority… senior D. cause … tables B. Similarly. Sangers International. on… refund C. underpinning… tribunals D. about … tax B.E. A solid __________ of Americans say they want Congress to legalize the importation of lower-priced medicines from Canada and Europe. To educate someone about something is idiomatic. luminous… printing C. accomplishment… billfolds C. lobby… elderly E. without much __________ . The first blank comes after the adjective solid. second blank comes after wage and… the blank will most likely be filled with something similar to wages. factious … closing B. Dispersal is illogical. Fox would have had __________ to believe the Forester Plan could set similar __________ . faction… old C. success … currencies . Factious does not make sense in the context of the sentence. mechanized… pulling The best answer is B. Controversial and cumbersome provide a suitable contrast. accompaniment… exchange D. definitive… judgment E. a __________ mainstay here for 112 years. to persuade foreign leaders to stop weakening their __________ against the dollar. to set records is idiomatic. in… income The best answer is A. and would be willing to pay higher taxes to provide prescription drug benefits to __________ citizens. Salary and earnings.
artifacts… missing D. A. In true entrepreneurial style. However. Due to… rotation D. one would assume that what Kelly did was successful. middling E. but beyond is not a logical choice for the second blank. determined… setting B. announced … bringing E. momentary C. Choice B. dankness… beyond E. starving… tenet C. A. with __________ speculation on the cause of the crash centering on damage to the plane‘s right wing. __________ its high concentration of familyowned manufacturing firms. With … cycle C. including twice-daily housekeeping and round-the-clock concierge service. alerted… raising The best answer is D. Having… phase B. Flourishing and starving are. Since it is the first day of an investigation that is scheduled to last a week. which appears in a parenthetical expression. A. Since it was done in entrepreneurial style. For the second blank. Last week. and videos that teach the __________ of financial freedom that he used to build his fortune. only bringing the number to… is idiomatic. A week-long investigation began yesterday in Florida. proclaimed… putting Verton executives challenged the web site tactic. initial D. A. D. principles is a much better choice since one does not teach a whim. logically qualifies the expression the minister has tried. Insubordination can only be used to describe a person. ornamentation… somewhere else B. flourishing… whim B. cycle is the best choice for something described as having ups and downs.The best answer is E. insubordination… away The best answer is C. The sentence is praising the hotel so one would expect that the hotel would be without something negative. ___________ that if customers switched. __________ it was closing two more plants. the hotel has a delightful your-wish-isour-command air about the place. Having and owning at the beginning of a sentence cannot precede its. thriving … principles E. dating back to the late 1800s. Currencies is the only choice which can logically be compared to the dollar. arguing … company . skulking… dogma D. For the second blank. C and D can fit in the first blank. A. it makes sense that the speculation was called initial. Blendens Furniture is accustomed to the ups and downs of the business __________ . A. The first blank. Kelly has turned the popular book into a __________ global business of books. decided… deranging C. definitive The best answer is C. games. Owning… sequence E. the ___________ would lose revenues and the very jobs the union was trying to protect. With its personal touches. __________ the number of Texitron jobs lost to 1. pedestrian… ideas The best answer is D. Overseeing… disarray The best answer is B. Dankness and stuffiness are appropriate choice for the first blank. an American firm with factories in 40 countries. apt. without the __________ you might find __________ . stuffiness … elsewhere C. therefore. final B.030 this year. Texitron.
not with apathy. Questioning cannot precede that. on… indefinable C. collection… made C. prosperity… The best answer is C. stock… fashioned The best answer is B. Mentioning… B. B. Only an origin or a birth can be traced. with… exclusive B. There is growing ___________ that a child's earliest experiences have a more ___________ and long-lasting effect on subsequent health than had been previously thought. Talking cannot precede an increase…. A. ___________ an increase in attacks on the existing technology. version… awareness E. proclaiming or questioning is needed to fill the first blank. about… ethereal . evidence … powerful The best answer is E. One uses the word revenue to talk about the income of a company. Combining… D. benefits … tightening D. perks… B. A gerund form. Growing evidence is idiomatic. reflection… peaceable E. Toting… The best answer is D. such as arguing. Mentioning is too casual. The ___________ of tap dance can be traced to the antebellum South when African-American slaves. birth… apathy D. Compilation cannot be appropriately applied to shoes. A dance can be embellished with a rhythm. account… feelings C. Its ___________ includes such treasures as woven funerary shoes from a royal tomb in ancient Thebes and a rare pair of Inuit boots ___________ of eider skin. improvised and embellished those dances with their own ___________ and movements. spurt… obsequious D. compilation… done B. thought… transitory C. argued… firm C. such as powerful. testimony… significant The federal and provincial governments launched the National Children's Agenda six years ago to work ___________ eliminating child poverty. stated… worker E. A. liabilities… C. A.B. Only made can go before of. Talking… C. not that of individuals. To tighten ones belt is an idiomatic expression. Something that does not contradict long-lasting. adept at copying Irish jigs and Lancashire clogging. Citing … E. A pile or stock cannot include items. Generous stock options and corporate jets would likely be described as something positive. Following years of generous stock options. boards are ___________ their belts when it comes to executive pay. origins … rhythms B. A. encumbrances… E. yet progress is ___________. corporate jets and other ___________. is needed to fill the second blank. proclaiming… employee D. Combining and toting are illogical. chronicle… combo The best answer is A. such as a perk or a benefit. Netfix said that it would release features across its line of network firewall products. A. set… prepared D. A. questioning… staff member The best answer is A. pile… shaped E.
transportation… reaching B. beginning C.D. commemorate… exonerates E. but a 12. A highway can carry vehicles or automobiles. magicians and stilt walkers from as far away as Spain and China. but bereaved is the most logical because it refers to people who memorialize their loved ones. and those in the funeral business are responding to the ___________ with a variety of tasteful customized products. toward … elusive E. acrobats. the ___________ are increasingly turning to personalization. A. The word but signals that the second part of the sentence will contrast with the first part. to take shape. augmentation… cost C.1% ___________ in average selling ___________ negatively impacted results. The Thornhill highway carries anywhere from 25. lonely…plea B. groundwork B. next-of-kin… ultimatum The best answer is B. The public attention it generates could help lay the ___________ for the kind of national consensus needed to bring substantial reform to health-care delivery. Started in 1993 by the Cultural Council to ___________ the city's downtown neighborhoods. voyages… recording The best answer is C. and to take action are idiomatic. near… intangible The best answer is D. Any of the choices could feasibly fill in the first blank. A. Eliminating child poverty is a goal. origin To memorialize their loved ones. trips… averaging C. shape… moving D. bereaved … demand C. A. with the count ___________ 60. . substantiate… singles out D. thus elusive is apt. A.000 to about 50. To take heart. celebrate … showcases C. thus toward is the best choice. vehicles … topping D. increase … outlay The best answer is D. modification… adjusting C. center E. To lay the groundwork for x… is idiomatic. heart… increasing B. Showcases is appropriate for things being shown to the public. action … raising E. but none of the other options. amendment… heaving The best answer is D. indicate… promotes B. certification… charge D. honor… exemplifies The best answer is B.000 in some urbanized areas. basis D.000 ___________ a day depending on the section of road. The best answer is A. A. automobiles… arriving E. the festival ___________ artists and acrobats. Choice D is incorrect because arriving would have to be followed by at. The improved sales were largely the result of a 21. plummet… strategy B. but only choice D fits the meaning of the sentence. drop … price E. magicians and stilt walkers. Selling cannot be used as an adjective to describe any of the choices other than price. mourners… task D. The word yet indicates that the goal has not been reach. such as drop. To take amendment and to take shape are not idiomatic. A. Virginia has not taken any comprehensive ___________ on transportation funding since ___________ the sales tax a half-cent in 1986. the first blank should be filled with an antonym of increase.3% increase in unit volume. Celebrate is the most appropriate verb to describe a festival with artists. destitute… endowment E. therefore.
revamped … maintaining C. trend … women E. president of the National Orthopedic Association. retuned… preserving B. Young children is a group that would presumably include girls. used in the sense of allow. however. slope… folk D. agitates E. the ___________ has not held true for girls and younger ___________. A. Long waiting ___________. ___________ wireless base stations and a five-port hub. including… both C. folding C. A. attaching… none D. hopes the case ___________ much needed debate. movement… permit D. containing… all E. adventure… allow C. fits the context of the sentence. such as stirs. taking D.___________ targeting the home and home business. A. A. James Colin has ___________ his sound on numerous occasions throughout his career -. tendency… children C. The word afford. giving The best answer is A. While supporting publicly funded health care. metamorphosed… composing The best answer is B.all the while ___________ a contemporary tone. A line of products can logically be said to include certain items. travel… afford The best answer is E. fabricated… sustaining E. Only mode of transportation and mode of travel are idiomatic and logical. the blank should be filled with a word that will promote debate. and people are ___________ up to pay the price. makes B. transportation… condone B. cracking E. While smoking has declined steadily in Canada since 1965. . spots… better Mardex recently launched a line of broadband home networking products. D and E cannot fill the first blank because they are intransitive verbs. The overnight train from London to Edinburgh was an experience that reminded me how exciting that mode of ___________ can be. Lining up is both idiomatic and logical. have become a defining element of the heath-care system. A. times … shabbier C. Roberts. quells C. inclination… people B. Both is the logical choice to refer to two items. it seems. days… more B. stirs D. women is more appropriate than children. represses The best answer is C. Choice C. shifting… suffice E. Retuned can be applied to an instrument. A. enfolding… some The best answer is B. Since debate is muchneeded. lining B. enclosing… each B. not a sound. and nowhere is it ___________ than in orthopedic surgery. Many athletes and celebrities demand payment for their signatures. Dr. evolved… upholding D. but how our fast-paced lives rarely ___________ the luxury of time to enjoy it. Tendency and trend are both appropriate choices. grade… teenagers The best answer is D. A.
day… emergency The best answer is C. such as activities. doings… disordered B. Family history is idiomatic in a medical context. means … histories B. Asian leaders met in cold. A. Founded in 1976. A. Also. Waiting periods is idiomatic. a monthly newsletter that reports on epidemiological surveys and other ___________ of the society. is ___________ by this division. thus worse is suitable. resource… civilians The best answer is A. rainy Vancouver to discuss the region's worsening financial ___________. Both means and tool are acceptable. Only week can be used for the first blank. Source of information is idiomatic. announcer… indenture C. Today and day cannot follow this. duplicator… agreement The best answer is D. time … calamity B. All the choices to fill the second blank besides reveals cannot precede a complete clause. The first part of the sentence discusses something bad (long waits).D. Tool is generally used to refer to a tangible object. moment… distress C. science ___________ Sarah Helm ___________ there is far more to moths than meets the eye. Only choices B and D can fill the first blank. transducer… past E. dabbler… tells D. affiliate… associations The best answer is A. viaduct… records C. and a ten million dollara-year ___________ will keep him busy into his 90s. sycophant… discloses The best answer is B. well… citizenry C. episodes… put out C. eras… greater The best answer is D. scourge… populous D. scribbler… exposes B. A. bouts… disseminated D. Six years ago this ___________. Medical Update. but means is more appropriate. A. segments… assembled The best answer is D. Contract is the only noun that can be used to refer to a work agreement. the Benjamin Franklin Literary & Medical Society has become a leading ___________ of information on health and medicine for the general ___________. writer … reveals C. source … public B. week … crisis D. periods… worse E. The second part of the sentence says that it has become more pronounced. Choice A and B do not make sense. A. he is America's most listened-to radio ___________. In a fascinating book. a report being published is logical. The credibility of The Evening Guardian has made it a valuable ___________ for reaching medical consumers and for helping medical researchers obtain family ___________. activities … published E. anchor… pact B. personality… treaty D. tool… kinship D. The first blank must be filled by something of which surveys can be considered an example. A. C and D are suitable to fill the first blank. Choices B. as is general public. At age 84. font… community . E. author… thinks E. broadcaster… contract E. today… tragedy E.
propagate C. constituent… competitor E. deficiencies D. drooping… influences B. Outside the courtroom. Lanky is an adjective most often used to describe teenagers. saying the penalty is a warning to others who might be tempted to do ___________. segregated… as well E. sentenced … the same D. the lanky ___________ told TV cameras he now hoped to get a job as a computer security ___________ or programmer. profits C. gentleman… personnel B. is idiomatic. ordered… so B. more… with B. To further research. production far outstripped ___________. In the magazine. Joined harnesses is illogical. declared… such C. Personnel and resource do not fit because it is a non-countable noun. A. teenager … consultant C. rejoinders B. The same has a much clearer referent than so. lowered… cogency C. proliferate B. distance D. Since a positive tone was set. A. and bipolar disorder. A late rally on Wall Street after most European markets had closed set a positive As recently as the 1980s. and the government was paying dairy farmers $1 billion to thin their herds while it bought tons of ___________ cheese. over … among C. more than… between D. tone in Europe. lagging… harnesses E. The adjective sorely is most appropriately used with either lagging or sagging. The renaissance in farmers' markets began just ___________ 20 years ago in several places. Only ordered and sentenced can be followed with …to 60 days…. further E. Net margins for grocery stores were sorely ___________. dissect The best answer is D. Among them is the appropriate expression to single a few out of a group. A. A. A. A. adolescent… player The best answer is B. high blood pressure. sagging … forces The best answer is E. Just over is correct and idiomatic. profits is a logical outcome. ___________ them California and New York City. depreciation E. supply… extra . so a group of usually uncooperative supermarket executives joined ___________ with a few food manufacturers to come up with a system to automate checkout stands.A judge ___________ an Arizona woman to 60 days home detention for intercepting her husband's ex-wife's e-mail. up… some The best answer is B. chap… resource D. diabetes. mediated… similar The best answer is C. stupefaction The best answer is B. above… some of E. meaning to advance it. national health surveys are taken to ___________ current research on topics such as cancer. with higher-than-forecast ___________ again the main driver of gains. Joined forces is idiomatic. A. falling… teams D. heart disease.
foul… selling D. After Borden received ___________ in 1856 for producing concentrated milk in a vacuum. An expression of the form The ______ something on earth requires the use of the superlative (-est) form to fill the blank. latent … disease C. Since there is a potential reservoir. A. ___________ out nearly everything alive. while moving out cannot be used in a transitive sense. A. A. raging… affiliation D. simplest … tissues E. parks. an award… subject B. rampant… circumstance The best answer is . Organs and tissues are both parts of a body so they logically fit together. planning … unwanted C. A highly ___________ gas. gainful… The best answer is C. Choices A. A. recombinant… taking The best answer is A. A. The ___________ multi-cellular creatures on earth. demand … surplus D. correctional… E.‖ surplus is a logical choice for the second blank. billing… supercilious The best answer is C. Tuberculosis kills 1. freeway embankments and corporate headquarters.B. inclusive…savoring . methyl bromide is injected into the soil before planting. noxious … killing E. B and D all have the same meaning but only latent is a word applied to a disease. a patent … industry E. taken… keep B. sponges are collections of loosely organized single cells with no true organs or ___________ .5 million people a year and nearly two billion people worldwide have ___________ tuberculosis infection. power of attorney… business The best answer is D. condensed milk became an important part of the dairy ___________. lucrative… B. a copyright… field C. B and D are ungrammatical. graveyards. redundant… moving C. For the first blank. plain… glands B. lachrymose… C. Most easily measured ___________ gains come from increasing the capital stock and improving the efficiency with which the capital stock is used. choices A and E are illogical. Choices A and D can logically fill the first blank. quota… surreptitious E. but industry makes much more sense for the second choice. golf courses. economic … D. small… pianos The best answer is D. plainest… tissue No other people of the world are quite so ___________ with installing and ___________ expanses of short grass — mostly around houses but also at schools. Lucrative and gainful gains are redundant. toxic … wiping B. dozing… illness E. a document… trade D. allusive… tapering D. C. simpler… tools D. Lachrymose and correctional are illogical. A. Killing out is not idiomatic. misguided… saving C. it makes sense that the disease is dormant. Since production ―far outstripped demand. A gas cannot be redundant or recombinant. sleeping… affliction B. a massive potential reservoir for the ___________.
persevering… onward E. Lying is unidiomatic. Erroneously is the best choice because it qualifies the word believing. Facing… fixating E. Facing cannot be followed by in. The best answer is B. Stationed… setting C. The castle is now a tourist ___________. as in the ___________. A. Along is the best choice to describe something extending the length of a river. believing (___________. Since Dumas was the most famous author. incredulously… space C. attraction … numerous D. whether for chefs ___________ their restaurants with fresh produce. Found… beginning B. Located … launching The best answer is E. east… collecting The best answer is B. originating… siding . according to some new research) that they deprive cattle of ___________. progressing… by B. Choice A is incorrect because the second blank must be filled with a gerund form (-ing). Launching an enterprise is an idiomatic expression. infamy B. Extending from x to y is an appropriate expression to discuss a range of land. or customers interested in homemade cakes and preserves. obsessed… maintaining The best answer is E. extenuating… forward D. A. collector… several C. abode… dismissible The best answer is C. disparity The best answer is D. A. The grandson of a Haitian slave. it is logical that what is renewed is his popularity. abstrusely… graze E.E. the Patton Center is the catalyst that brings together the people and ideas necessary for ___________ successful enterprises. farmers' markets promise not only freshness but sociability. country… stocking B. Ranchers have long despised prairie dogs. Dumas became the most famous author in France. and ___________ the Mississippi river to Wisconsin and Minnesota. Timber rattlesnakes used to be common in a range ___________ from Oklahoma and Nebraska up the Appalachians to southern New England. B is incorrect because one cannot be misguided with something. his rousing romantic novels are enjoying renewed ___________. A. Choices C and D are illogical. Stationed is used for army personnel. utterly… food The best answer is A. Lying… inaugurating D. Numerous is a adjective that can appropriately be applied to countries. A. The word past makes a logical contrast to today. ___________ in the University's Research Park. frantically … greens D. extending … along C. drawer… multiple B. now. history… supplied E. History cannot be proceeded by the. past … supplying C. bringing visitors and restoration volunteers from ___________ countries. popularity E. unanimity C. disrepute D. A. sighting… various E. erroneously … forage B. Today. Tourist attraction is idiomatic. secret… hoarding D.
reunification C. the lack of ___________ education to become one of the world's most popular writers. using… pushing D. Assassinating can only be applied to people. A. Hatfield and his ___________ are bringing soil science into the next ___________. these… habit D. A. It is logical that a reopening would follow a renovation. Grammatically.With tools such as lasers. Colleagues is an appropriate term to refer to members of a research team. Those is the best pronoun to refer back to animals. Since he was left without an inheritance. burning… flow E. cohorts… dimension C. climate-controlled research chambers and. inside-and-out ___________ project that shrouded the society's terra-cotta headquarters in scaffolding for nearly four years. Change is particularly difficult for some animals. For the second blank a gerund (-ing) form is required to maintain parallelism. executing… wounding C. puts off… clotting C. Euthanasia. especially ___________ who have been used to the same daily ___________ for a long time. but is a slang expression. maiming… hurt B. adversity… expedient D. A. endeavors… mingling The best answer is A. A. poverty … formal C. A. is a controversial topic. facilities… component The best answer is C. conservation The best answer is D. the act of humanely ___________ animals that are hopelessly sick or ___________. lethargy… liberal E. The reopening marks the end of a massive. devotees… public . of course. minders… exponent E. reduction B. exuberance… secular B. daily grind is appropriate in meaning. illness… legal The best answer is B. whomever… habitation The best answer is B. employees… term B. computers. killing … injured E. colleagues … century D. Maiming. A. To bring something into the next century is idiomatic. A. Every healthy body at rest ___________ a certain amount of energy just keeping the organs functioning and blood ___________. leaving his son without an inheritance. For the second blank. commiseration D. the present simple tense is called for to fill the first blank. Expends is a suitable verb to describe the use of energy. The expression formal education is idiomatic. executing and slaughtering have more negative connotations than killing and therefore could not be used with the adjective humanely. assassinating… injuring The best answer is D. slaughtering… wounded D. renovation E. critters… habitat E. Diego silenced the ___________ and turned her passion for scrapbooks into a successful retail and ___________ business. Though the general died young. expends … circulating B. them… grind B. A habit cannot be describe as daily in the sense of general behavior. the young man overcame ___________. overcoming poverty is logical. those … routine C.
means… disturb E. where he ___________ therapy and ___________. suburban-style homes. foregoing… errant D. Some economists are predicting that demand will catch up with productivity shortly. sense… butter B. who was ___________ in New York City in 1915. has… restoration C. Choices A and B can logically and idiomatically fill the first blank. goading The best answer is C. A. In ___________ of resolving the profound economic and social problems that continue to ___________ the nation. The first blank requires a verb to refer to an action that happened in 1915. Stenton. detractors… economic D. client… revenues C. therefore. the president's removal last July accomplished nothing. light… libel C. slated… illegal E. A. spinning E. suffers… analysis E. borrower … interest . enthusiasts… marketable C. undergoes … rehabilitation B. choices D and E can logically fill the first blank.B. ___________ an enormous boom in job growth. coin… malign D. A. spent most of his life sharing his love of music by teaching others to ___________ the piano. Restoration is incorrect because it is not a word one applies to humans. taught… love D. educated… listen B. all the choices refer to things that happen over a period of years. instigator… dividends D. The city is ___________ to annex land for new. considering… succulent The best answer is D. Retail and wholesale logically go together. experiences… treatment The best answer is A. A. E. shooting C. scheduled… exquisite B. concordances … profitable E. does… healing D. grown… adore The best answer is B. Only choices A and D are both logical and grammatical for the first blank. talking… opulent C. Spurring. making B. is appropriate to describe something that causes an enormous boom. investigator… capitol The best answer is D. For the second blank. Other than choice B. terms … plague More and more people are considering mortgages that require the ___________ to pay only the monthly ___________ on the loan. One silences opposing voices. A. born … play C. spurring D. exquisite is not a logical adjective to describe a blight. Revenues is not a word used to describe payments made by an individual. taker… profits B. Choices C and D are illogical for the first blank. but zoning abuses blight existing neighborhoods with ___________ construction. a verb whose origins come from the spurs of a horseback rider‘s boots. however. Choice A is not idiomatic. Today Calder is the youngest by nearly two generations at the veteran‘s hospital. A. skeptics … wholesale The best answer is E. raised… appreciate E.
spent … rising E. A. Choice E is unlikely – if the time had been squandered. Perks. such as greater. squandered… starting The best answer is D. encouragement and raises are usually given to employees. disparaged… abscesses The best answer is A. is generally followed by something negative. The best answer is D. A. A gerund is needed to fill the second blank to maintain parallelism. ___________ from a bank messenger to president and CEO of the Merchant‘s Bank. depleted… deductions C. a moneyed… worse E. an intuitive… great D. After a 20 times greater___. As a politician's wife. incentives … rental B. Deductibles is logical since the sentence refers to insurance (the problem of the underinsured). In her own right is idiomatic. Marks. As healthcare costs grow. alleviated… welts D. Seth Walters has ___________ more than four decades in commercial banking. theatrical … animals C. D and E are possible. self… ran D. estimates that. A. she wrote and directed several ___________ productions about the Everglades and its ___________ as well as tributes to historic Floridians. a reliable… greatest B. such as Marjory Stoneman Douglas. right… running E. attending chamber of commerce breakfasts and historical society meetings. A. physical… fauna B. ___________ forecaster.The best answer is E. raises… salable The best answer is A. a furtive… worst The best answer is B. Carole Samuels became active in her own ___________. creative… flora E. caroled… upping B. time… convening C. not developers. an economic … greater C. B and C cannot fit in the first blank because they would have to be followed by a preposition. recompensed… interest E. identity… chaired At the school. Walters would not have risen to the position of president. Housing cannot be viable. but would be unusual. B and C are reasonable to fill the first blank. extending unemployment benefits would produce a 20 times ___________ positive effect on the gross domestic product. prolific… alligators . resided… increasing C. choices A. perks… semi-permanent C. Grammatically. way… convened B. a comparative form of adjective is needed. musical… locations D. Choices A. A. the problem of the underinsured will only get ___________. loafed… raising D. worse … deductibles B. Plague is the best choice to refer to profound economic and social problems. encouragement… marketable E. as corporations seek to control costs by continuing to raise ___________ for employees. bonuses… viable D. Some agencies offer financing ___________ for developers to encourage the building of ___________ housing. and ___________ in the Gardener‘s Club. compared to the administration's dividend tax cuts. The phrase the problem will only get ___. In terms of is idiomatic. such as worse. A.
advisory… background . and Brazil on the other. profit… perilous The best answer is A. To breath easier is idiomatic. flourishing B. attack… exceptional D. forego… international C. A strike is generally considered inappropriate when the economy is poor. population… undecided C.The best answer is B. foothills … many C. A. specification… ambiguous E. A. Choices B. Used metaphorically. hence D is a better choice than A. pondering… untapped Throughout the downturn of the past few years. Compared to economic disaster areas like Venezuela and Argentina. where the ___________ shrank by 12 percent last year. A. Choice A is the most logical for the first blank. there is a contrast set up between Venezuela and Argentina on the one hand. the second should be positive. defuse… permissive E. breathing … unleashed D. grounds… far E. Attack and tackle are the only logical choice for the first blank. the lecturer claimed that the government will now stress the need to ___________ corruption and ___________ bureaucracy. integration … advantageous D. The word bureaucracy is rarely preceded by a positive adjective. questionable E. thinking… forestalled E. A. trees… much The best answer is B. considering the ___________ economy. tackle … inefficient The best answer is E. A. summits… numerous D. indication… surrounding C. It would be nearly impossible for a fire to roar through the crests or summits of mountains. Some residents claim that the timing of the strike was inappropriate. Businessmen and investors may be ___________ a little easier now that the initial fears ___________ by the elections of leftist presidents in neighboring countries have been muffled. For the second blank. A wildfire roaring through the ___________ of the San Bernardino Mountains burned as ___________ as 20 homes and forced thousands to flee. positive … environment D. C and E cannot be applied to an economy. upturn… neighborhood B. Theatrical productions and musical productions are idiomatic. The best answer is C. living… released B. fears can be unleashed. Profit could not follow the when referring to an entire country. Arguing that the roots of many of the region's problems are more political and institutional than economic. Animals is a better choice than locations for something that belongs to the Everglades. Since the former are disaster areas. economists and analysts have trumpeted our historic increases in productivity as the one ___________ in an otherwise dreary economic ___________. Many is the appropriate choice to agree with homes. arm… unwieldy B. Brazil's outlook is ___________. illiterate The best answer is D. shivering D. crests… various B. economy … rosy B. working… tipped off C. harmonizing C. A.
but semantically. ___________ as altruism. The best answer is C. destined… debate D. represent is the most logical choice. The phrase as the one x in an otherwise dreary… sets the stage for a positive word filling the blank. source… substantially B. Choice D and E cannot be correct for the first blank because they are gerund forms. Legends… writings D. created… country C. Gene pool is idiomatic. posited… characterized The best answer is A. as well as in Europe and Asia. preclude… coming D. submitted… services B. formed… continent B. Oral traditions is an idiomatic expression. ruffling the land along the west coast of the ___________. face… last B. Successfully is a logical choice. directly benefits the helper. striving… contact The best answer is B. One can have stories. focus… first C. chromosome… verdantly The academic services division was ___________ to providing quality support to the students and staff through the provision of specialist administrative ___________. an animal's success in the gene ___________ is measured by the number of offspring it ___________ raises to pass on its DNA. A. Furthermore.E. The Andes ___________ as the floor of the Pacific Ocean slipped uneasily beneath South America. Talks… chronicles B. swamp… joyfully C. Deemed cannot precede as. Disinterred and depredated are illogical. all of the choices are suitable to fill in the first blank. A. if the offspring are not raised successfully. stipulated… named D. Statistically. dreamed… deemed C. Grammatically. allocation… milieu The best answer is C. shaped… landfill The best answer is A. committed … assistance C. they cannot make an impact on the gene pool. depredated… mass E.300 responses _________ the opinions (accurate to plus or minus two percent) of the 154 million American adults who have traveled over the ___________ three years. A. A. Researchers have long ___________ about whether this kind of selfless behavior in animals. An academic services division . oral verbiage is both redundant and illogical. Tales … traditions The best answer is E. A. legends or tales of something. were shaped) to fill the first blank. Only argued and dreamed can go before about. repress… forthcoming The best answer is D. conniving… help E. argued … known B. pool … successfully D. Created and shaped would have to be put into a passive form (were created. ___________ of mythical giant apes lurk in the oral ___________ of most Native American tribes. the second blank must be something that refers to the past. Stories… verbiage C. simulated… seen E. while oral writings is a contradiction in terms. Quips… meanderings E. represent … past E. base… productively E. Because the present perfect (have traveled) is used. A. disinterred… mass D. the 3. According to Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection.
who is ___________ for the auditing of operations. Many of these prizes are ___________ at the Faculty of Business presentation ceremony ___________ is held in June for the preceding academic year. given… where The best answer is C. It was thought that if the corpse did not have ___________ care. Which is the appropriate pronoun to refer to the ceremony. a budding… taking B. Frank Gordon has since fashioned a career in journalism ___________ over three decades.cannot normally be submitted. Suspects is appropriate to refer to people accused but not yet tried. First hired in 1972 as ___________ staff writer for The Examiner. incumbent… embalming The best answer is E. Prizes are normally awarded or given. so it was ___________ on the priests in charge of ___________ to do a good job. The work of mummification is embalming. an eager… spanning E. subpoenaed… determined D. Prosecutors have ___________ a wealth of circumstantial evidence linking the six ___________ to the deadly bombing. secret. designated…who B. lodged… reachable E. filed … responsible B. learned… marry The best answer is D. engineered… perpetrators The best answer is B. the former pharaoh would not be able to ___________ out his new duties as king of the dead. accumulated… suspicions D. an introductory… sponging D. A. assembled… executors E. Eager or novice are the most appropriate adjective to describe a beginning writer. The blank calls for an active verb. designated… wrapping B. careful… fold B. The care that one takes over something cannot be described as . stultified… in which E. To file charges is idiomatic. Here the expression is expanded to refer to a wealth of evidence. selected… preserving C. deciduous… situate D. amassed … suspects C. deciduous or learned. a top… straddling The best answer is D. assigned… mummifying D. and the better-looking the better. A person can be summoned or subpoenaed. Only spanning can be used to indicate that Gordon‘s career lasted three decades. relegated… that C. A. A. careful. The Egyptians mummified their dead because they believed that a person needed his body in the afterlife. a novice… reeling C. summoned… reliable C. a person cannot be introductory. collected… detectives B. Destined would have to be follow be an infinitive form. Earlier this month tax-evasion charges were ___________ against Maryanne Sumner. not charges. A. A. To amass wealth is idiomatic. The first four choices for the first blank are used passively (the priest was assigned). doled… exacting E. awarded… which D. grated… accountable The best answer is A. Duties are said to be carried out. For the first blank. proper … carry E. A. secret… address C.
Discovered by two paleontology students in clay pits near Peterborough. steered… professor D. The government will also now start the legal process of lifting the monopoly ___________ by Telecon. A body can be exhumed. Connected by a complex set of ___________ roads. Only fossil is logical in reference to a fish. A. A. initiated… short D. A postgraduate is a type of student. thickened E. sparked … upcoming E. D and E are all possible. testing… delineate B. accomplished… teacher E. The recent arrest has ___________ concern about a government push against powerful business barons before the ___________ elections. subsuming… reveal The best answer is D. moats. A. A. the villages were defined by ditches. The constituents of a person’s diet can be determined. but not the elements in the bones of a body. accomplish or sentence a project. . A mystery can be described as enduring when it has been in existence for a long period of time. curbs. fossil … recorded B. serviced… pupil B. skimming… unreceptive E. interlinking D. These can be tested. the ___________ is the largest known fish ever ___________. enjoyed D. dense The best answer is C. dredging… flimsy B. pebble… careened The best answer is A. kindled… near The best answer is D. supplied By ___________ the elements in the bones of a person long dead. hurdled… forthcoming B. fixed C. organized… student C. endured B. examining… determine E. remnant… devoured C. open parklands. While choices C. sentenced… fellow The best answer is B. they ended one of the more ___________ mysteries of the Cold War. One cannot cruise or skim the sea floor. searching… personified The best answer is B. pressed upon C.Projects ___________ by management students include a recent communication analysis and team development project conducted by a postgraduate ___________. When deep-sea explorers ___________ the Baltic Sea floor located a Swedish spy plane shot down by the Russians more than 50 years ago this June. it makes sense that they would be interlinked. A. A. the state carrier. One cannot service. researchers can ___________ the main constituents of that individual's diet. marked… approaching C. examined or revealed. A. Since the roads are described as complex. vestige… summoned E. only sparked concern is idiomatic. intersecting B. cruising… unforeseen D. exhuming… discern D. revealing… concoct C. and working forests. combing … enduring C. visage… monitored D. confounded E.
The open nature of the web. obscured… buffed The best answer is . which has encouraged a boom in mortgage refinancing. created … center C. today‘s B. The rationale ___________ the rise of feebased advice is that it makes for a better relationship with clients by eliminating the potential for conflicts that ___________ when someone profits directly from their recommendations. recent E. Both copious proliferation and bountiful proliferation are redundant. Though the economy ___________ through a recession in 2001. It is idiomatic to talk about the rationale behind x. A. A monopoly is something that a company enjoys.The best answer is C.. uncovered… glowing D. anathema. has been at the ___________ of merger rumors for years. The best answer is A. and yet. buried… shining C. Excavations remove objects from the earth therefore. insupportable… panacea C. behind … arise B. yesteryear’s history and yesterday’s history are unidiomatic expressions. An extensive archaeological excavation has ___________ a lost city that is believed to be one of the ___________ jewels in the ancient civilization of the Maya. Since uncontrollable has a negative connotation. super-low interest rates have ___________ demand for mortgages. suffered … fueled D. Founded is appropriate to use to refer . battled… incited B. so C is the most logical choice. unearthed is an appropriate choice. is a logical choice. Topical history is illogical. unearthed … crowning B. slogged… driven E. Similarly. smudged… posited The best answer is C. A. A. fashioned… maelstrom The best answer is B. driving… intrude D. copious… abomination D. following… awaken Front Inc. Uncontrollable is the most logical choice for the first blank. Crowning jewels is idiomatic. untenable… propagation B. started… middle B. its unpredictable and ___________ proliferation of ideas and open source software was ___________ to the world's leading operating systems company. conceded… impelled C. bared… crowned E. also a negative word. A recession is a negative occurrence so it is appropriate that one would battle or suffer through it. invested in… occur C. A. A. conflicts are said to arise. topical The best answer is D. yesterday‘s D. began… apex D. after… disrupt E. founded… summit E. A. bountiful … atomization The best answer is C. Never before in ___________ history have monetary and fiscal policies been as motivating as today. ___________ by the 1999 merger between Front Bank and Merchant‘s Bank. Fuel can be used figuratively to mean promote. uncontrollable … anathema E. yesteryear‘s C. the American economy remains weak and vulnerable. A company is created by a merger. Today’s history.
costs… depreciation C. A. Ever… channels C. __________ in the history of this great country have there been more annoying commercials on the public ___________. Outspoken ___________ as a teenager. Already is awkward in the first blank. staging…minute D. older … adequate E. revenues… devaluation D. Tuition is a word that specifically means fees paid to a school and is thus the best answer. presentation…moment B.to a completely new company. A. younger… sufficient C. with ___________ at state schools posting the biggest ___________ in 30 years A. already… teacher D. even … principal The best answer is E. Fashioned cannot be followed by by to refer to the company‘s origins. The second blank must contain a word that explains why older generation would go back to work. Only choices D and E fit the sentence grammatically. A new survey says most families aren't generally expecting to ___________ more money on holiday vacations than they did ___________ year. Sometimes… broadcasts D. enactment… initiation The best answer is B. Never … airwaves E. tuition… increase E. from his time… mascot B. Fritter and squander have negative connotations that are not in keeping with the tone of the sentence. Since the younger workers are watching parents and other in ____ generations. the others are likely of their parents‘ generation. early… officer C. The first part of the sentence deals with college costs increases in general. save… past D. squander… preceding E. From his time and early are unidiomatic and still is illogical. A. One does not invest in a vacation. they still aren't doing enough to provide for their own financial futures. (a success he likes to remind you of at every ___________). A documentary or a film are choices which could be Oscar-winning. spend … last C. film…prospect E. hence older is logical. fritter… previous B. senior… ample B. A. invest… prior The best answer is B. still… regulation E. advanced… prolific The best answer is D. fees… augmentation B. payments… intensification Since the success of his last book and his Oscarwinning ___________. For . The best answer is D. and the second part mentions a more specific increase. Public television cannot follow the definite article. Always… television The best answer is D. old… generous D. A. he was dismissed from high school when he refused to compromise his word to a school ___________. College costs once again have increased far faster than inflation. he has become the most prominent liberal agitator in the West. documentary… opportunity C. As younger workers watch parents and others in ___________ generations go back to work after retiring because their savings were not ___________. Once… systems B.
A. A. A. superficial… excessive B. tolls… manifested The best answer is A. The most successful remodeling projects begin with homeowners ___________ have a imaginative. whom… dazzling E. When George Wilson graduated from high school. as well… rehearsal B. income … found B.the second blank. lifestyle. where… pragmatic C. Who is the best pronoun to refer back to Wilson‘s parents. they… none C. who … realistic The best answer is E. Break and opportunity are suitable as far as their meaning. break B. An individual . which… inspired D. To accompany the book. He went over all his expenditures and ___________ for the preceding year and a half. Who is the most suitable pronoun to refer to homeowners. salaries… related E. also… exhibition C. prospect and initiation are illogical. idea of what they want done. ample… fulsome E. calibration D. sufficient… luxurious D. Disbursements and expenses mean the same as expenditures and are therefore redundant. additionally… D. usually doesn‘t have many salaries and does not collect tolls. both of ___________ were hearing impaired and on disability. besides… showing The best answer is B. Sufficient and ample are suitable to describe income that can maintain a comfortable lifestyle. The second blank must be filled with a word which contrasts with imaginative because of the yet before the blank. A. disbursements… discovered C. opulent… verifiable C. opportunity E. them… scarce E. though not ___________. warning The best answer is D. and was shocked by what he ___________. that… sensational B. He was rejected by the National Film School and spent 11 years doing odd jobs for a small theatre company before he got the ___________ to make his film noir thriller. Only no and little are suitable grammatically for the second blank. Moment and minute cannot come after at every. A. Photographs can logical be displayed in an exhibition. expenses… uncovered D. yet ___________. who … little D. could provide ___________ financial help toward college. too… revision E. thought C. but break cannot be followed by to. None of the choices other than also fit the sentence grammatically. Freeman ___________ has a new ___________ of digital photographs spanning 30 years. sketchy… extraordinary The best answer is C. whom… no B. his parents. parent… nary The best answer is C. A. Their income has proven ___________ to maintain what they regard as a comfortable.
judge … a jury The best answer is E. Trial by judge contrasts with jury trial. While the couple tries to find bargainbasement prices on all their ___________. Since a leader commands. What was a ruthlessly effective way of enhancing their electoral fortunes has developed into a compulsion never to allow any leader much of a chance to ___________. they do not ___________ on quality. abstentions… squander E. accumulations… tender The best answer is A. One battles problems. impeach C. A. The word but sets up the expectation of a contrast in the sentence. desist… fascinated D. decline… focused C. connections… a small B. the indigenous ___________ of the region. The defendants have asked for a jury trial. clauses The best answer is B. court… a judgment B. Impeach cannot be used as in intransitive verb. and did not know ___________. lawyer for Sun Entertainment. A. an individual… strive . Did not know a soul is an idiomatic expression used to mean did not know anyone. dutifully grind corn for tortillas and march their pigs to market. she felt an overwhelming urge to ___________ into this uncharted territory. persist B. speaking only Zapotec. A. A. purchases … stint B. A. where he battled family ___________ from ___________ age. command is the best response. language C. a person… plunge D. kinships… a young D. is expected to petition the court today for a trial by ___________ without ___________. Short. a soul … delve C. someone… hop The best answer is B. inceptions… squelch C. wane… charmed Though she had never been there. retire … interested B. The second blank must be filled with a word that will contrast with the first part of the sentence. vernacular D. Purchases and acquisitions are logical choices for the first blank. In 1980. problems … an early The best answer is E. rest… targeted E. proxy… an adjudicator D. Zapotec. A. direct The best answer is C. command D. broad grandmothers. A. impersonate E. fire… a panel E.Michael grew up under difficult circumstances in the San Fernando Valley. but Cary. One cannot allow someone else to persist. is likely to be the name of a language. Smith & Smith decided to ___________ eight of its old models to make room for some of the more modern models that collectors seemed to be ___________ in. An early age is idiomatic. tribunal… a sentencing C. written with a capital letter and spoken. dialogue B. acquisitions…squint D. B. a being… sift E. jargon E. issues… every E. embattlements… a little C.
excepted… comprehensive E. supplement… therefore The best answer is C. The best answer is C. predict or forecast are logical choices. but the first two are not appropriate for a business . A. incepted… insipid Low short-term borrowing costs may give consumers and businesses an ___________ to spend and invest more and ___________ boost economic growth. furnish … antiques E. Traffic safety experts said that national driver education standards should be ___________ so teenagers everywhere receive ___________ training before hitting the road on their own. A. planet… methodology D. echoed … activists C. bequeath… trinkets The best answer is D. capitulated… sympathizers B. inducement… consecutively E. using any ___________ possible — from satellites to simple theft — to acquire meteorites. reiterated… mentors E. decanted… coercive B. decorate… samples B. is also used to refer to products. incentive… thus D. conjure… baubles D. land… resources The best answer is D. A. What the researchers do is being compared to what weathermen do. There is no expensive or inexpensive way the endow or bequeath a cottage. The Calverts were a young New England couple looking for an inexpensive way to ___________ a small vacation cottage in Massachusetts when they first began purchasing country ___________ and folk art in the 1920s.The best answer is A. adopted… uniform D. Researchers say it will be several years before computer programs will accurately ___________ fire behavior the way television weathermen tell viewers where a hurricane or a ___________ is heading. If the standards were adopted. a blizzard is more similar to hurricane than some of the other choices. estranged… protagonist D. A. While any of the choices for the second blank are feasible. forecast … blizzard E. adapted… obliging C. enticement… thusly B. only world can come before over. One cannot be a mentor for a cause. predict… cloud C. Many of the draft document's points ___________ ideas espoused for years by antiglobalization ___________. world… means E. venerated… militants The best answer is B. A. Points may be echoed or reiterated. then the training would be uniform. therefore. endow… relics C. and therefore is better. stimulant… nevertheless C. prepare… shower D. though primarily applied to people. Only interested and fascinated can precede in. earth… way C. The first four choices for the first blank mean roughly the same thing. Professional searchers will travel the ___________ over. globe…method B. While the first four choices for the first blank all mean the same thing. Country sample is vague (samples of what?). Retire. forbear… tornado The best answer is D. precede… rainfall B. A.
Devices is the more common choice to refer to electronic goods. Wounded or injured are logical choices for the second blank. winds… tangled C. A. but an appeals court upholds or overturns decisions. A. messages… allowed The best answer is D. party… prong E. clip… contraptions D. Before completing a negotiation. since the public often ___________ up paying medical costs for those ___________ in motorcycle accidents. skimp… gadgets C. A. contraptions and widgets would more likely refer to an elaborate homemade devise. signals… appeals E. While call a truce. Take place is appropriate because it is an idiomatic expression meaning to occur. table… unresolved E. board… hampered D. The bargaining table is idiomatic. place D. Gadgets. give… drawn D. to call a ___________ at one of the nation's largest regional carriers in a ___________ over a new contract. The best answer is A. chair… reprimanded The best answer is D. ends … injured The best answer is E. lend… wounded E. flashes … claims B.situation. Strikes are generally called because of disputes over new contracts. A. A. so remained unresolved is logical. Under the emerging plan. flares… official D. over E. strike… dispute D. take… involved B. shape B. Supporters of helmet laws say the government should punish states that do not require helmets. Trim can be applied figuratively to costs. shape… implements E. bash… gap The best answer is C. Thus shows the causal effect of the short-term borrowing on economic growth. trim … devices B. the Air Line Pilots Association. only strike is logical in reference to airline pilots. discussion… unsolved C. A. Swift Airlines pilots have approved a measure allowing their union. ceasefire… disparity C. The company's plan is to ___________ costs while trying to exploit its traditional strengths in entertainment and video games particularly with new networked and wireless consumer ___________. A regular court rules. the cuts would not take ___________ if hospitals agreed to provide the data that the administration has requested. Digital television sends signals. key issues remained ___________. signs… broadcasting C. in C. Despite Bettleman‘s pleadings and progress at the bargaining ___________. Ends up provides a justification for governments to punish states that do not require helmets. wedge… widgets . All but the smallest new televisions will have to be able to receive digital television ___________ by July 2007 under a government rule upheld by a federal ___________ court on Tuesday. there are issues that are unresolved. time The best answer is C. block… unhampered B. truce… disagreement B. call a ceasefire and call a strike are all idiomatic. but injured is more often used to refer to people in accidents.
do B. A. detect … threats B. relieve… bugs E. stops C. the blank must be filled with something that creates a contrast in the sentence. Both detect and relieve are logical in reference to something like a virus. Because of the word despite in the sentence. A. Continue is the only word that does this. A. neglects The best answer is C. A denigration on not something one usually works on. fails E. ceases . which expresses possibility. A. proclamation… epidermal The best answer is D. may C. Despite the hours many children spend watching television.One study suggests that children who live in homes where the television is on most of the time ___________ have more trouble learning to read than other kids. the report found that reading ___________ to be a regular part of many children's lives. cannot The best answer is B. Left-leaning politicians from around the world worked on a ___________ against the spread of ___________ capitalism. continues D. declaration … unfettered E. Bugs is a slang term. The agency is working on faster ways to ___________ rapidly moving ___________ like the SARS virus. Since the study suggests that its finding are true. spread… proliferations D. allot… intimidations The best answer is A. denigration… unrestrained C. aeration… raging D. also E. Choice A and C are illogical for the first blank. B. should D. which began in China and spread worldwide early last year. may. multiply… microbes C. tallying… rampant B. is best.
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