1.1. I have always been scared of height. As I looked down from the 5th floor of my office building, Istarted to feel ____.
(A) straight (B) giddy (C) foul (D) edible
2.2. The company is recruiting a manager to oversee its international operation. A competitive salary with attractive ___ benefits will be offered.
(A) rigid (B) bigot (C) stingy (D) fringe
3.3. What the principal saw was a big mess in his school: collapsed buildings, burned desks and chairs.This _____ was caused partly by the earthquake and partly by gas explosion.
(A) catastrophe (B) disposition (C) fugitive (D) lubrication
4.4. Harvard Business School is very influential. The school is a training ground for America’s business_____: A lot of the top office holders sharpened their skills there.
(A) clan (B) elite (C) guru (D) hacker
5.5. Global warming, _____ energies, and green technologies are all hot topics in today’senvironmentally-conscious world.
(A) alternative (B) luxurious (C) picturesque (D) unique
6.6.South Korea is ______ for the quality of its schooling and the fervor of its students, who are mostlikely to go on and acquire college degrees.
(A) infamous (B) mortified (C) legendary (D) perpetual
7.7. Corruption thrives not just on plainly illegal bribes, but even more on legal practices such aspolitical donations, lobbying, and the revolving door that rewards lawmakers and regulators with_____ jobs in industry.
(A) acute (B) supersonic (C) juicy (D) truant
8.8. Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, a portrait of a woman’s doomed but beautiful liberation from the_____ of her time, is a Women’s Studies 101 staple.
(A) assets (B) casualties (C) insights (D) mores
9.9. While no American author may be better known than Mark Twain, none is more _____. Every time you think you know him, you read something new that rearranges your opinion.
(A) elusive (B) inevitable (C) timid (D) vulgar
10.10. ____ has blinded the Vatican to the gravity of the sexual abuse crisis in Europe. The church is hollowing out in its traditional European strongholds.
(A) Complacency (B) Eloquence (C) Integrity (D) Sensibility
11.11. China and Taiwan signed a deal designed to liberalize trade and investment across the Taiwan strait. Hundreds of _____ will be reduced in both directions.
(A) infrastructures (B) missiles (C) revenues (D) tariffs
12.12. China _____ Japan to become the world’s second-largest economy at current exchange rate.However, income per capita in Japan is still ten times as much as in China.
(A) devoured (B) enriched (C) overtook (D) paralyzed
13.13. Flooding in China has killed about 1,200 people this season, as the heaviest rains in more than a decade have _____ many provinces.
(A) cultivated (B) inundated (C) nourished (D) perpetuated
14.14. Flood waters in Pakistan now cover more than a fifth of the country, with the waters not expected to _____ until the end of August.
(A) dissolve (B) erode (C) recede (D) seduce
15.15. France started _____ hundreds of Roma, most of them Romanian nationals, saying they were living in the country illegally.
(A) defecting (B) expelling (C) invading (D) recruiting