Amy did not _____ changes in the course schedule and therefore missed the class.
(A) arrest (B) alarm (C) notice (D) delay
It is not easy for old people to _____ their backs, so they need help when their backs itch.
(A) label (B) scratch (C) lighten (D) squeeze
Mary is suffering from a stomachache and needs to eat food which is easy to _____.
(A) launch (B) invade (C) adopt (D) digest
Since our classroom is not air-conditioned, we have to _____ the heat during the hot summer days.
(A) consume (B) tolerate (C) recover (D) promote
Sue is so _____ that she always breaks something when she is shopping at a store.
(A) religious (B) visual (C) clumsy (D) intimate
Ann enjoyed going to the flower market. She believed that the _____ of flowers refreshed her mind.
(A) instance (B) dominance (C) appliance (D) fragrance
The profits of Prince Charles’s organic farm go to _____ to help the poor and the sick.
(A) charities (B) bulletins (C) harvests (D) rebels
Jack was given the rare _____ of using the president’s office, which made others quite jealous.
(A) mischief (B) privilege (C) involvement (D) occupation
This new computer is obviously _____ to the old one because it has many new functions.
(A) technical (B) suitable (C) superior (D) typical
Simon loves his work. To him, work always comes first, and family and friends are _____.
(A) secondary (B) temporary (C) sociable (D) capable
Although your plans look good, you have to be _____ and consider what you can actually do.
(A) dramatic (B) realistic (C) stressful (D) manageable
Built under the sea in 1994, the _____ between England and France connects the UK more closely with mainland Europe.
(A) waterfall (B) temple (C) tunnel (D) channel
This tour package is very appealing, and that one looks _____ attractive. I don’t know which one to choose.
(A) equally (B) annually (C) merely (D) gratefully
Hseu Fang-yi, a young Taiwanese dancer, recently _____ at Lincoln Center in New York and won a great deal of praise.
(A) performed (B) pretended (C) postponed (D) persuaded
The police searched the house of the suspect _____. They almost turned the whole house upside down.
(A) relatively (B) thoroughly (C) casually (D) permanently
Steve’s description of the place was so _____ that I could almost picture it in my mind.
(A) bitter (B) vivid (C) sensitive (D) courageous
When people feel uncomfortable or nervous, they may _____ their arms across their chests as if to protect themselves.
(A) toss (B) fold (C) veil (D) yield
The doors of these department stores slide open _____ when you approach them. You don’t have to open them yourself.
(A) necessarily (B) diligently (C) automatically (D) intentionally
Nicole is a _____ language learner. Within a short period of time, she has developed a good command of Chinese and Japanese.
(A) convenient (B) popular (C) regular (D) brilliant
With rising oil prices, there is an increasing _____ for people to ride bicycles to work.
(A) permit (B) instrument (C) appearance (D) tendency
This information came from a very _____ source, so you don’t have to worry about being cheated.
(A) reliable (B) flexible (C) clumsy (D) brutal
We hope that there will be no war in the world and that all people live in peace and _____ with each other.
(A) complaint (B) harmony (C) mission (D) texture
To have a full discussion of the issue, the committee spent a whole hour _____ their ideas at the meeting.
(A) depositing (B) exchanging (C) governing (D) interrupting
While adapting to western ways of living, many Asian immigrants in the US still try hard to _____ their own cultures and traditions.
(A) volunteer (B) scatter (C) preserve (D) motivate
. With the worsening of global economic conditions, it seems wiser and more _____ to keep cash in the bank rather than to invest in the stock market.
(A) sensible (B) portable (C) explicit (D) anxious
Under the _____ of newly elected president Barack Obama, the US is expected to turn a new page in politics and economy.
(A) adoption (B) fragrance (C) identity (D) leadership
Rapid advancement in motor engineering makes it _____ possible to build a flying car in the near future.
(A) individually (B) narrowly (C) punctually (D) technically
When you take photos, you can move around to shoot the target object from different _____.
(A) moods (B) trends (C) angles (D) inputs
Students were asked to _____ or rewrite their compositions based on the teacher’s comments.
(A) revise (B) resign (C) refresh (D) remind
Besides lung cancer, another _____ of smoking is wrinkles, a premature sign of aging.
(A) blessing (B) campaign (C) consequence (D) breakthrough