1.According to the director of the Emily Post Institute, the ______ for poor service at a restaurant in North America is a chat with management to voice the concerns.
(A) arcade (B)recourse (C) ensemble (D)loophole
2.If you say that someone is ______, you mean that he/she is bad-tempered and aggressive.
(A)self-deprecating (B)insatiable (C) distraught (D) truculent
3.Finally they ______ themselves, break the yoke of the architect, and take themselves off, each one in its own direction.
(A) archive (B) emancipate (C)excavate (D)lacerate
4.While going global, small business owners should take the issue of corruption into consideration, which will certainly ______ their sales and deals overseas.
(A)sabotage (B) administer (C) percolate (D)stigmatize
5.It is reported this stretch of the Mekong River is the last ______ for Irrawaddy dolphins.
(A) retribution (B)parameter (C)exigency (D) stronghold
6.Megan has a(n) ______ appetite for food. She can eat all day and still feel hungry.
(A) insatiable (B)infinitive (C) juxtaposed (D) lacquered
7.Smog, one of the nation’s most widespread and deadly pollutants, ______ asthma.
(A) exhorts (B)grudges (C)exacerbates (D)bifurcates
8.In his speech, Dr. Huang presented all the reports about the energy crisis to ______ the need for developing new energy resources.
(A) calumniate (B) formulate (C) highlight (D) regulate
9.Because of the tragic accident, traffic on the highway was ______ for over two hours.
(A)spiked (B)upended (C) disrupted (D)renovated
10.Smoking, as proven in many medical studies, is likely to damage the human body ______ .
(A)tantalizingly (B) optimistically (C) permanently (D)solitarily
11.The rich man and his wife gave up a(n) ______ career as an entrepreneur and attorney to help the poor.
(A) arrogant (B) lucrative (C) avant-garde (D) voguish
12.Though Dr. Wang has been away from his hometown for over ten years, he can still ______ his old house clearly.
(A) vindicate (B) visualize (C)victual (D) vacillate
13.The idea is a good one, John, but it’s ______ with the topic under discussion.
(A)incongruous (B) immutable (C)inconspicuous (D)impudent
14.Perhaps the most pervasive climatic effect of global warming is rapid ______ of ice melt.
(A) enclosure (B) escalation (C) crusader (D) consensus
15.Being on time for work is a(n) ______ for keeping your job.
(A) infinitude (B) imperative (C) surveillance (D) vaccination
16.Several different crime ______ are responsible for bringing drugs into this area.
(A) syndicates (B) symphonies (C)synopses (D)symposiums
17.With over sixty teams competing in the tournament, all the games will be played ______.
(A) eye to eye (B) head to toe (C) hand to mouth (D) back to back
18.The proposal to reduce taxes has received much support ______ although most economic experts are against it.
(A) on the ground (B) at the wheel (C) up the creek (D) in the mood
19.With John’s assistance, my father’s shoe factory ______ the production to 60,000 pairs this month.
(A) shivered with (B) shelled out (C) ramped up (D)flapped against
20.Plasticizers have harmed the health of virtually everyone in Taiwan, leading health experts to ______ heavy fines to stop other manufacturers from trying to make illicit profits in a similar way.
(A) come around (B)call for (C) wrap up (D)fork over