1.1. Such a loquacious person as Mrs. Walsh barely knows the virtue of silence. Under no circumstances is she able to speak ______, much less to be taciturn.
(A) laconically (B) implacably (C) elusively (D) flamboyantly
2.2. The United States, which had global ambitions and interests, wanted to establish an international economic system conducive to free trade and ______ investment.
(A) impervious (B) unfettered (C) implacable (D) unavailing
3. 3. At the news that her father had passed away, she ______ into tears.
(A)diverged (B) despoiled (C) desisted (D) dissolved
4. 4. Her anxiety was ______ when her husband returned safe and sound.
(A) impeded (B) overrun (C) allayed (D) gaped
5.5. Almost everybody knows what ______, or falling in love, feels like. You act differently from ever before, and are generally oblivious to the rest of the world.
(A) saturation (B) exponent (C) recrimination (D) infatuation
6.6. Silvio Berlusconi has ______ politics since 1994 and is now Italy’s longest-serving prime minister since Mussolini.
(A) categorized (B) emulated (C) dominated (D) relented
7. 7. Rain along the middle and lower Yangzi River this week has helped ______ the region’s worst drought in 50 years. But it has not doused a storm of criticism of the Three Gorges dam upriver, including allegations that it contributed to the disaster.
(A) pollinate (B) overwhelm (C) ignite (D) alleviate
8.8. In an industry where the customer is always right, hotels can’t afford to be puritanical about their guests’ ______ – especially that of the rich and powerful.
(A) misdemeanor (B) caricature (C) proliferation (D) emolument
9. 9. Due to the malpractice of Fukushima Daiichi power plant, those who maintain safety ______ profit start to take issue with the government on the establishment of the fourth nuclear power plant.
(A) stumps (B) tramps (C) strums (D) trumps
10.10. Given that the central government has decided to call in more police to quell the insurgency, its ______ use of force is now considered unlikely.
(A) insolent (B) judicious (C) disparate (D) furtive