1.Mary garnered the first pruze in the prestigious competition and she kept "gloating" over her success for days.
(A) harboring (B)thinking (C)relishing (D)cankering
2.The President uttered a ridicuous "faux pas" to the consternation of his aides.
(A) blunder (B) complaint (C) joke (D) comment
3.The movie's protagonist is a "feisty" heroine a la Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible or Terminator II.
(A) lovely (B) dashing (C) salient (D) aggressive
4.The panel of assessors considered his paper one long "exordium" to the works of Shakespeare, not as a ground-breaking achievement.
(A) bore (B) introduction (C) exhortation (D) illustration
5.Some economists believe that pumping more money into the market only "exacerbate" the recession rather than alleviate it.
(A) rise (B) decrease (C) aggravate (D) ameliorate
6.Opponents to the abolition of capital punishment argue that it will only encourage "recalcitrant" criminals rather than deter them from committing atrocious crimes.
(A) repentant (B) hardened (C) indefatigable (D) ridiculous
7.The speaker was known to be quite a "raconteur" so the program was well attended.
(A) narrator (B) poet (C) controversialist (D) comedian
8.Nowitzki's 20-foot buzzer beater jumper was the "coup de grace" that brought the humiliating defeat of the Lakers in the NBA Western Conference Championship.
(A) deathblow (B) pincher (C) turning point (D) climax
9.He was obviously "chuffed to bits" when Sheila replied affirmatively to be his prom date.
(A) flabbergasted (B) disappointed (C) petrified (D) mortified
10.The "prima facie" evidence was presented to the jury which closed the case abruptly.
(A) confidential (B) suspicious (C) insufficient (D) ostensible
11.The parliamentarian was acting as a "filibuster" in the proceedings of passing the bill.
(A) jester (B) opposition (C) procrastinator (D)contraband
12.We could tolerate my uncle's " foibles" because we loved him dearly.
(A)jokes (B) arguments (C) odor (D)flaws
13.Where might you likely find a "dromedary?"
(A) hotel (B) desert (C) children's fiction (D)air field
14.Where might you NOT likely find a "teetotaler?"
(A) concert (B) restaurant (C) palace (D) bar
15.Where is a "ciborium" likely kept?
(A) cathedral (B) school (C) amusement park (D) hospital
16.He has "pugnacious" tendencies especially when he has had a few drinks.
(A) humorous (B) belligerent (C) verbose (D) boisterous
17.The Foxconn labor union demanded some kind of extra __________ for high-stress jobs.
(A) incongruence (B) fatigue (C) remuneration (D) leave
18.It is easy to blame one's __________ whenever crimes of the flesh happen. According to classical philosophy, it is the tinder of sin lurking in every person.
(A)appetites (B) concupiscence (C) reminiscence (D) passion
19.A famous Korean __________ admitted in a press conference that he will abide by the Hippocratic Code in protecting the lives of his patients in labor.
(A) statistician (B) amnesia (C) obstetrician (D) pediatrician
20.A person without guile is someone who is __________.
(A) innocent (B) naive (C) sincere (D) loyal