1.We have had plenty of rain so far this year, so there should be an ____ supply of fresh water this summer.
(A) intense (B) ultimate (C) abundant (D)epidemic
2.As more people rely on the Internet for information, it has ________ newspapers as the most important source of news.
(A) distributed (B) subtracted (C) replaced (D) transferred
3.Having saved enough money, Joy ________ two trips for this summer vacation, one to France and the other to Australia.
(A) booked (B) observed (C) enclosed (D) deposited
4.Since I do not fully understand your proposal, I am not in the position to make any _______ on it.
(A) difference (B) solution (C) demand (D) comment
5.Betty was _______ to accept her friend’s suggestion because she thought she could come up with a better idea herself.
(A) tolerable (B) sensitive (C) reluctant (D) modest
6. The bank tries its best to attract more customers. Its staff members are always available to provide _______ service.
(A) singular (B) prompt (C) expensive (D) probable
7.John’s part-time experience at the cafeteria is good _______ for running his own restaurant.
(A) preparation (B) recognition (C) formation (D) calculation
8.Women’s fashions are _______ changing: One season they may favor pantsuits, but the next season they may prefer miniskirts.
(A) lately (B) shortly (C) relatively (D) constantly
9.Standing on the seashore, we saw a ______ of seagulls flying over the ocean before they glided down and settled on the water.
(A) pack (B) flock (C) herd (D) school
10.The book is not only informative but also _______, making me laugh and feel relaxed while reading it.
(A) understanding (B) infecting (C) entertaining (D) annoying
11.After working in front of my computer for the entire day, my neck and shoulders got so _______ that I couldn’t even turn my head.
(A) dense (B) harsh (C) stiff (D) concrete
12.Getting a flu shot before the start of flu season gives our body a chance to build up protection against the _______ that could make us sick.
(A) poison (B) misery (C) leak (D) virus
13.The kingdom began to _______ after the death of its ruler, and was soon taken over by a neighboring country.
(A) collapse (B) dismiss (C) rebel (D) withdraw
14.Though Kevin failed in last year’s singing contest, he did not feel ______. This year he practiced day and night and finally won first place in the competition.
(A) relieved (B) suspected (C) discounted (D) frustrated
15.Emma and Joe are looking for a live-in babysitter for their three-year-old twins, ______ one who knows how to cook.
(A) initially (B) apparently (C) preferably (D) considerably
16.We have had plenty of rain so far this year, so there should be an ____ supply of fresh water this summer.
(A) intense (B) ultimate (C) abundant (D) epidemic
17.With his excellent social skills, Steven has been _______ as a great communicator by all his colleagues.
(A) diagnosed (B) exploited (C) perceived (D) concerned
18.When you enter a building, be sure to look behind you and hold the door open for someone coming through the same door. It is a common _______ in many cultures.
(A) process (B) courtesy (C) acceptance (D) operation
19.The telephone has changed beyond _______ in recent years. In both form and function, it has become totally different from what it was before.
(A) recognition (B) possession (C) prevention (D) appreciation
20.Though Jack has moved out of his parents’ house, he is _______dependent on them still. They send him a check every month for his living expenses.
(A) radically (B) physically (C) financially (D) politically
21.If you want to keep your computer from being attacked by new viruses, you need to constantly renew and _______ your anti-virus software.
(A) confirm (B) overlook (C) esteem (D) update
22.Many factors may explain why people are addicted to the Internet. One factor _______ to this phenomenon is the easy access to the Net.
(A) advancing (B) occurring (C) responding (D) contributing
23.We were _______ awaiting the results of the school’s annual English drama contest. Our class won the first place last year, and we certainly wanted to win again this year.
(A) consciously (B) anxiously (C) fortunately (D) competently
24.An honest person is faithful to his promise. Once he makes a _______, he will not go back on his own word.
(A) prescription (B) commitment (C) frustration (D) transcript
25.The new computer game Wii provides us with an _______ way of exercising. People now may play sports in their living rooms, which was unimaginable before.
(A) outgoing (B) urgent (C) aggressive (D) innovative
26.It rained so hard yesterday that the baseball game had to be _______ until next Saturday.
(A) surrendered (B) postponed (C) abandoned (D) opposed