1.The moss __________ easily in the bathroom because of poor air circulation and too much moisture.
(A) navigated (B) cultivated (C) proliferated (D) converted
2.After a heated argument, these two friends had become __________ strangers.
(A) virtual (B) unsanitary (C) wreak (D) abrupt
3.When the doctor decided to __________ his leg to prevent the spread of gangrene, he cried that he preferred death to incapacity.
(A) precipitate (B) mitigate (C) investigate (D) amputate
4.Hundreds of thousands of people were __________ from the city due to the volcano eruption.
(A) submerged (B) evacuated (C) drained (D) temporized
5.He refused to defend himself against the slander and __________ hurled against him by the newspapers; he preferred to rely on his record.
(A) opprobrium (B) implication (C) fanaticism (D) extradition
6.This is a __________ scheme because it does not consider the facts.
(A) cataclysmic (B) apathetic (C) fanciful (D) discernible
7.Firefighters are desperately trying to __________ the fire before it spread to nearby houses.
(A) plunge (B) contain (C) impose (D) vibrate
8.The only __________ the stores here will accept is the U.S. dollar.
(A) interpretation (B) dissuasion (C) finance (D) currency
9.Allen was so deep in debt that he had to rely on his parents for a __________.
(A) bailout (B) coalition (C) mediation (D) paradox
10.John was so __________ in his studies that he did not hear his mother call.
(A) impassive (B) luminous (C) magnanimous (D) engrossed
11.Under pressure of public opinion, the president of a slaughterhouse in the largest-ever meat recall __________ admitted that his company had introduced sick cows into the hamburger supply.
(A) unanimously (B) frugally (C) skeptically (D) grudgingly
12.This century has witnessed environmental destruction on a(n) __________ scale.
(A) implicit (B) unprecedented (C) permanent (D) untenable
13.Scientific research has proven that being overweight is just as much a(n) __________ to health as smoking.
(A) detriment (B) duplicity (C) revulsion (D) dissent
14.Originally Mary liked the advice everyone gave her about having a baby, but now she’s tired of all the __________ information.
(A) unsolicited (B) candid (C) digressive (D) paramount
15.Most parents are __________ in protecting their children form anything that might be harmful. All parents should be alert and watchful.
(A) vigilant (B) responsible (C) ardent (D) sentimental
16.Despite __________ opposition from his family, he quit school and became an actor.
(A) subsequent (B) vernacular (C) vehement (D) ubiquitous
17. Kate has the optimal blend of curiosity, and communication that qualifies her for the job. She will be a great __________ to your company.
(A) impetus (B) asset (C) acumen (D) semblance
18.These folks, motivated by humanitarian considerations, became enthusiastic __________ of a vegetarian diet, saving the animals with every bite.
(A) proponents (B) clientele (C) alumni (D) receptionists
19.As urbanization continues, 6.4 billion city dwellers will need access to energy. That is, 80% of all greenhouse gases are caused by the __________ of cities for energy.
(A) ignition (B) liability (C) obligation (D) appetite
20.The __________ behind lung cancer is smoking and air pollution; thus, those who are susceptible to cancer are advised to avoid smoking and second-hand smoking.
(A) likelihood (B) culprit (C) magnet (D) catalyst