1.1. Last month, European Union officials accused Google of unfairly _____ research results. It’s the first time the company has faced such charges.
(A) formalizing (B) manipulating (C) contributing (D) shattering
3.3. Nowadays in modern society, obesity is _____, as are high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure resulting in increasing cardiovascular diseases.
(A) rebellion (B) rampant (C) redundant (D) routine
4.4. Though the legal drinking age is 21, students say alcohol _____ university social life from freshman year; it helps to make social life smoother.
(A) lubricate (B) hesitate (C) mandate (D) squander
7.7. Many prominent scientists consider extraterrestrial life to be _____ because many planets in the universe meet the main criteria, such as oxygen and liquid water, for supporting life.
(A) tentative (B) oblivious (C) plausible (D) credulous
9.9. One of the most profound human interactions is the offer and acceptance of apologies. The result of that apology process is the _____ and restoration of broken relationships.
(A) reconciliation (B) obsession (C) extortion (D) partition
10.10. Danny says that he cares about the environment but is constantly littering and spitting. His behavior does not accord with his words. Danny is a _____.
(A) philanthropist (B) counselor (C) hypocrite (D) pediatrician
11.11. Most people infected with the MERS virus developed severe _____ illness including symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath.
(A) chronic (B) neurologic (C) gastrointestinal (D) respiratory
16.16. Information overload is inevitable in the modern society where ______ access to the world wide web is no longer an ideal but a status quo.
(A) ludicrous (B) strident (C) transient (D) ubiquitous
23.23. When Marco Polo, the Italian traveler, returned to Italy from China in the 1300s, he _____ with the idea for making pasta.
(A) was returned (B) had told to have returned (C) was said to have returned (D) told to have been returned