11.51. Tornado experts predicted a _______ season this year,and many have begun studying whether global climate change is driving more frequent tornado-spawning thunderstorms.
(A) decorous (B) dexterous (C) despicable (D) devastating
12.52. Scientists say that overuse of antibiotics in humans is a significant problem and the antibiotics given to animals are _______ the threat.
(A) countermanding (B) compounding (C) capitulating (D) conciliating
13.53. These technology circuits are bringing your brain to _______ levels of potential. You have a heightened ability to react quickly to visual stimuli and to shift
through large amounts of information rapidly to decide what’s important and what isn’t.
(A) effeminate (B) haggard (C) extraordinary (D) inchoate
14.54. Development and human rights are integral. More than two billion people worldwide live on less than two dollars a day, and many suffer daily _______ of their
dignity and human rights.
(A) violations (B) profusions (C) deference (D) continence
15.55. Some blind people are able to use the sound of echoes to “see” where things are and to _______ their environment.
Now, a new study finds that these people may even be using visual parts of their brains to process the sounds.
(A) contaminate (B) navigate (C) contemplate (D) nauseate
16.56. Philosophers have compared Confucian ideals regarding interpersonal _______ with Western ideals regarding individual achievement at least since the 19th century.
(A) turbulence (B) circumvent (C) transgression (D) enlightenment
17.57. The successful host has built an empire that has redefined the media landscape, and challenged the _______ idea of everything from daytime TV to publishing.
(A) combustible (B) convivial (C) conventional (D) cognate
18.58. Military force may sometimes be necessary, but
diplomacy and development are equally important in creating peaceful, stable and _______ conditions.
(A) prosperous (B) querulous (C) rapacious (D) sagacious
21.61. In many dictatorial nations, the death penalty can be a political tool — people who do not have a protector, or who irritate their superiors, or who get caught on the
wrong side, are often chosen as a _______.
(A) conspiracy (B) coalition (C) proponent (D) scapego