1.Firefighters searched for survivors, combing the remains of houses and neighborhood ______ by the nation’s deadliest tornado outbreak in almost four decades.
(A) deviated (B) advocated (C) pulverized (D) mollified
4.His life was solely devoted to _____ pleasures, like food, wine, women, and so on, before he met the Stewart family, who taught him to seek true spiritual values.
(A) discreet (B) fervid (C) precocious (D) temporal
8.The fire marshals spend many hours seeking the cause of the _____ in which so many people were killed and so many others hospitalized with major burns.
(A) avalanche (B) conflagration (C) labyrinth (D) maelstrom
10.For all the hardships involved in the study of seals, the Arctic researchers have occasional moments of pure _____ over some new discovery.
(A) exhilaration (B) indignation (C) abomination (D) hallucination
14.This well-documented history is of importance because it carefully _____ the considerable accomplishments of Indian artists who are all too little known to the public at large.
(A) emancipates (B) manipulates (C) rehabilitates (D) substantiates
18.Archaeologists are involved in _____ Mayan temples in Central America, uncovering the old ruins in order to learn more about the civilization they represent.
(A) penetrating (B) excavating (C) demolishing (D) rectifying
20.Although he had spent many hours at the computer trying to solve the problem, he was the first to admit that the final solution was _____ and not the result of his labor.
(A) schematic (B) reminiscent (C) fortuitous (D) peripheral