1.1. The villagers were _____ that they wouldn’t allow a nuclear power plant in the village and that they would stop its construction at any price.
(A) adamant (B) anhydrous (C) adjacent (D) adroit
2.2. At the sight of the __________ rascal, the villagers fled in a fright, afraid to fall prey to his villainy.
(A) banal (B) heinous (C) austere (D) offhand
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
4.4. Without a doubt Peter is rather __________ when it comes to work; however, he is not that particular about food and clothing.
(A) agile (B) fastidious (C) gregarious (D) incipient
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
8.8. Far from being a man of his word, he is a __________ guy；someone not trustworthy at all.
(A) lucid (B) righteous (C) mendacious (D) personable
9.9. Prompted by ______ motives, Mr. White put all his money in the stock market. Unfortunately, it proved to be a bad investment.
(A) monochromatic (B) mercenary (C) methodical (D) metrical
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
14.14. The author’s works had fallen into a state of _________; no one bothered to read them any longer.
(A) vivacity (B) fervor (C) ardor (D) oblivion
15.15. Some people tend to __________ themselves with too much luggage when they go travelling.
(A) hallucinate (B) ingratiate (C) encumber (D) infringe