1.The plaintiff filed a lawsuit against the defendant for slander, but new evidence emerged and _______ the latter.
(A) transgressed (B) emaciated (C) vindicated (D) constricted
2.The employee should have the _______ and insolence to reprimand his supervisor in the presence of all his colleagues for the errors in the marketing strategies she has endorsed.
(A) atrocity (B) mendacity (C) rapacity (D) audacity
3.The monarch was forced to ______ from the throne for his incapacity of tackling the aggravating problems pertaining to interior affairs.
(A) abstain (B) abdicate (C) arrogate (D) assimilate
4.I have an instinctive _______ that some catastrophe is impending.
(A) precursor (B) predicament (C) prerequisite (D) premonition
5.My English teacher remarked that the problem with my essay was monotonous repetition and ______, and advised that I should keep conciseness and brevity in mind.
(A) redundancy (B) ordinance (C) impediment (D) reminiscence
6.He is such a ______, contemptuous braggart that he takes delight in downplaying others.
(A) reverberant (B) vigilant (C) tempestuous (D) supercilious
7.Consumers will be ______ for any defect or damage to the product the company has delivered.
(A) rejuvenated (B) reimbursed (C) retroceded (D) replenished
8.The domestic economy seems to be ______ due to the recession on a global scale and the impotent economic policies and measures adopted by the authorities concerned.
(A) orthodox (B) obsolete (C) stagnant (D) resilient
9.The secretary never fails to plan and arrange her boss’s schedule ______ and efficiently.
(A) meticulously (B) ubiquitously (C) collaterally (D) avariciously
10.The world series will be broadcast on TV ______ and grip the fanatics in more than one hundred countries across all the continents.
(A) congenially (B) exorbitantly (C) gregariously (D) synchronously
11.The government was accused of ______ the use of violence in demolishing the buildings of the residents who refused to conform to the urban renewal, which induced public indignation at the government’s barbarity.
(A) intoxicating (B) incarcerating (C) instigating (D) infiltrating
12.I just _______ in photography as an amateur rather than acquire expertise as a professional.
(A) babble (B) dabble (C) ramble (D) fumble
13.The relaxed ______ and the permeating aroma in the café can always provide me with respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
(A) culmination (B) discrepancy (C) impertinence (D) ambience
14.The ______ was arrested for selling fake drugs. The prosecutor charged the quack with violation of medical law.
(A) surrogate (B) charlatan (C) emissary (D) incumbent
15.The ______ festivities of the carnival eventually deteriorated into debauchery.
(A) delirious (B) capricious (C) ludicrous (D) exuberant