1.Despite strong political opposition, the President remained in his support of the new tax policy. (A) steadfast (B) conscious (C) far-fetched (D) meticulous
2.2. Soon after the airplane took off, the young lady began to feel and had to
take medicine for her upset stomach.
(A) buoyant (B) brusque
(C) nauseous (D) malignant
3.3. As the construction project became _____ in controversy, the government decided
to postpone funding until a consensus could be reached.
(A) slogged (B) mired
(C) molded (D) vaunted
4.4. Thanks to the crucial evidence, the suspect was released after being wrongly
_____ by the police for 48 hours for a crime he did not commit.
(A) imposed (B) detained
(C) incubated (D) obliterated
5.5. Jeffery tried to get to know his new classmate, but she all his offers of
(A) echoed (B) verified
(C) rebuffed (D) assumed
6.6. My husband and I were to see that so much food was thrown away after
the wedding reception. Isn’t there any way to avoid such kind of waste?
(A) amused (B) appalled
(C) contented (D) exalted
7.7. The passengers are advised to wear ____________ clothes when walking along a
badly-lit road at night.
(A) conspicuous (B) existential
(C) illustrious (D) magisterial
8.8. As part of the Gates Foundation’s global health initiatives, Melinda travels to
polio infected areas to help women _____ their children.
(A) venerate (B) undulate
(C) inoculate (D) simulate
9.9. After months of ＿＿＿＿＿headlines about the Prime Minister’s corruption scandal,
thousands of angry citizens rallied to protest.
(A) vulnerable (B) negligible
(C) snappy (D) tawdry
10.10. Without being properly informed, many AIDS victims of the country ignore or
delay countermeasures, thus ＿＿＿＿＿the problem.
(A) aggravating (B) extenuating
(C) implicating (D) upbraiding
11.11. The principal prefers not to ___________ student misbehavior publicly; instead, she asks the troublemakers to go to her office and talks to them about their problems
(A) validate (B) repudiate
(C) modulate (D) castigate
12.12. The news about Lisa’s secret engagement＿＿＿＿＿quickly through Facebook; by
the end of the day, all her colleagues had known about it.
(A) conjectured (B) disseminated
(C) relinquished (D) solicited
13.13. Plastic bags are a major eco-problem, littering city streets, finding their way into
our once ＿＿＿＿＿rivers and crowding landfills.
(A) turbulent (B) noxious
(C) pristine (D) mutable
14.14.The ________ of Latin by the various vernaculars, in combination with the eighteen-century prestige of French culture caused French to become an official language in Europe.
15.15. ＿＿＿＿＿＿order, which is based on time, involves writing about events in the order
in which they occur.
(A) chronological (B) transitional
(C) conventional (D) residential
16.16. In spite of George’s remarkable intelligence, he was frequently when
confronted with practical matters.
(A) pensive (B) coddled
(C) urbane (D) baffled