3.3.The Chaplin films that she watched when young left a(n) ____ impression on Suzie, and she now has a ____ appetite for reading anything remotely related to Chaplin’s life and works. (A) overwhelming – blunted (B)forcible – terrible (C) negative – sharpened (D) indelible – voracious
5.5. The old shepherd had a reputation for being ____, and it came as no surprise to us that he had a ____ attitude to us strangers, shouting and waving his fists to warn us off his land. (A) misanthropic – belligerent (B)xenophobic – equivocal (C) philosophic – bellicose (D) philanthropic – benign
6.6. It was with considerable ____ that my mother revealed the results of her ____ studies to my grandfather as she had learned that my great-grandfather had been notorious criminal, a fact that grandfather had been at pains to hide.
(A) pride – hereditary (B) anxiety – anthropological
(C) trepidation – genealogical (D) excitement –philosophical
7.7. Though Mary and Allen tried hard to keep their romance a secret, their love was almost _______ and obvious.
Everyone in the company had a suspicion that they were more than close friends from their intimate movements.
(A) palpable (B) paranoid (C) pastoral (D) paunchy
10.10. It is true that ageing is an ____ process, yet there no need to ____ despair: there is much that we can do to delay the worst effects of old age.
(A) upsetting – refuse to (B) interminable – agree to
(C) inexorable – wallow in (D) inevitable – gloss over
11.11. The philosopher argues that far from being dead, ____ is a feature of human behavior in modern times: his ____ lists articles containing many instances of people sacrificing themselves for the good of others.
(A) cognition –cosmology (B) altruism – bibliography
(C) pugilism – appendix (D) parricide – epigram
12.12. The passage of the luxury tax bill in Taiwan is to address claims that the country’s tax system encourages real estate speculation and ___________ spending.
(A) ostentatious (B) frugal (C) parsimonious (D) provident
13.13. Even though he is now ____, my uncle continues to give the doctors cause for concern: they say the ____ is not good and, in all probability, uncle will be confined to bed once again before the week is out.
(A) improving –chronology (B) optimistic – therapy
(C) morbid – outlook (D) ambulant – prognosis