Industrial waste must be carefully handled, or it will _____ the public water supply.
(A) contaminate (B) facilitate (C) legitimate (D) manipulate
John’s vision was direct, concrete and simple and he recorded _____ the incidents of everyday life.
(A) universally (B) scarcely (C) passively (D) faithfully
The government cannot find a good reason to _____ its high expenses on weapons, especially when the number of people living in poverty is so high.
(A) abolish (B) escort (C) justify (D) mingle
The writing teacher has found that reading fantasies such as J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter may inspire her students to think and write with _____.
(A) creativity (B) generosity (C) superstition (D) foundation
Since several child _____ cases were reported on the TV news, the public has become more aware of the issue of domestic violence.
(A) blunder (B) abuse (C) essence (D) defect
Helen’s doctor suggested that she undergo a heart surgery. But she decided to ask for a second _____ from another doctor.
(A) purpose (B) statement (C) opinion (D) excuse
All candidates selected after _____ screening will be further invited to an interview, after which the final admission decision will be made.
(A) preliminary (B) affectionate (C) controversial (D) excessive
To prevent terrorist attacks, the security guards at the airport check all luggage carefully to see if there are any _____ items or other dangerous objects.
(A) dynamic (B) identical (C) permanent (D) explosive
In the desert, a huge mall with art galleries, theaters, and museums will be constructed to _____ visitors from the heat outside.
(A) convert (B) defend (C) shelter (D) vacuum
Judge Harris always has good points to make. Her arguments are very _____ as they are based on logic and sound reasoning.
(A) emphatic (B) indifferent (C) dominant (D) persuasive
For over 2000 years, paper has been used as a major tool of communication;
however, e-mail today has become a ______ practice.
(A) common (B) difficult (C) last (D) traditional
John ran into ______ when he tried to expand his new business too quickly.
(A) stock (B) trouble (C) market (D) floor
According to research, good leaders are made, not ______; one learns to be a leader
by observing other leaders.
(A) stood (B) born (C) lent (D) moved
The businessman is very ______; he gives money to those who are in need of help.
(A) dependent (B) expensive (C) generous (D) rapid
This piece of land is ______ for wild animals and plants; it is not open for the
(A) shocked (B) reserved (C) responded (D) smelled
If we don’t have good telephone ______, we may sound impolite to other people on
(A) manners (B) marks (C) bills (D) bases
These three wooden boxes are ______; they are of the same size, shape, and color.
(A) remote (B) real (C) similar (D) vague
The high risk of getting lung cancer still cannot ______ people from smoking.
(A) discourage (B) repeat (C) discover (D) emerge
Vocational high school students should have greater ______ in themselves in order
to learn English well.
(A) influence (B) dependence (C) confidence (D) performance
Last month, fifty couples, who were married for fifty years and more, ______ their
golden anniversary in the city hall.
(A) contributed (B) confirmed (C) celebrated (D) combined
It is a long ______ from Taipei to New York. It takes more than 15 hours to fly.
(A) drive (B) trip (C) walk (D) run
Because his speech was ______ , the audience gave him a big hand.
(A) meaningless (B) flawless (C) useless (D) helpless
You can find a great ______ of books and magazines in the library.
(A) variety (B) blank (C) excuse (D) crew
She is ______ regular treatment for her illness. And she is making great progress.
(A) falling (B) sending (C) living (D) receiving
My cellphone is low on battery; it keeps beeping to remind me of ______ it.
(A) relaxing (B) recycling (C) recharging (D) reviewing