1.Achilles bravely stood on the battlefield and the Trojan enemy heard his hoarse _____ of laughter as the arrows clanged and clattered against his impenetrable mail.
(A) coquette (B) crevice (C) figurine (D) guffaw
2.There has been a(n) _____ increase in the world population since last century, and food and water shortage problems have become more and more serious.
(A) internecine (B) vicarious (C) exponential (D) conjugal
3.I first knew him as a(n) _____ student living in the slum. Because of years' of hard work and effort, he has finally earned himself a large fortune and reputation.
(A) hilarious (B) meticulous (C) impecunious (D) sumptuous
4.Thousands of protesters have been brutally interrogated or _____. Some of them were even executed without proper trial.
(A) emancipated (B) convalesced (C) superseded (D) incarcerated
5.There is a(n) _____ of information on the ingredients of many cosmetics. Be sure to avoid purchasing or using them for your own safety.
(A) lieu (B) shingle (C) botch (D) paucity
6.Although Helen looks pretty and sweet, she is not following social standards of behavior or appearance. Her _____ manner and careless way of dress frighten many of her peers.
(A) statutory (B) sundry (C) raffish (D) ravishing
7.To show the boxing world he is still as strong as last year, the champion defender _____ his opponent into submission by the end of the second round.
(A) squandered (B) pummeled (C) galvanized (D) regimented
8.______ is the plague of today’s society: nothing will change if no one shows any interest.
(A) Indifference (B) Indignation (C) Irritation (D) Incentive
9.Feeling the building shaking violently, all the people in the auditorium dashed out in ____, running in a flurry for life.
(A) anticipation (B) obsession (C) desperation (D) transmission
10.The demonstrators argued ____ that stricter laws were necessary to deal with the air pollution problem.
(A) coincidentally (B) forcefully (C) adversely (D) indulgently
11.Charities such as World vision are always trying to _____ volunteers to help in their work.
(A)dismiss (B)frustrate (C)recruit (D)supervise
12.Though not exclusively linked to aging, hardening of the _____ is more common in the elderly.
(A)allergies (B)arteries (C)corpses (D)braids
13.Researchers debate the merits of newly birthed terms and choose their word of the year to reflect the ____ of the year and its lasting potential as a word of cultural significance and use.
(A)currency (B)eulogy (C)prospect (D)ethos
14.Everyone wanted to see which one of the rival candidates for the city council the mayor would _______.
(A) fortify (B)endorse (C)stoop (D)topple
15.The __________ of the speaker became so obvious to all when he began to indulge in sarcastic and insulting remarks.
(A)aureole (B)atavism (C)astigmatism (D)animus
16.He was disappointed in the litter because the puppies were __________; he had long hoped for animals of a uniform color.
(A)bucolic (B)blasphemous (C)brindled (D)benighted
17.This powder is corroborated to be extremely __________, so it must be kept in a hermetically sealed container until it is used.
(A)deliquescent (B)dolorous (C)distraught (D)disconsolate
18.Air pollution has become a serious problem in our metropolitan cities; the __________ and poisonous particles floating in the air are hazards to life.
(A)effluvium (B)encomium (C)encroachment (D)emolument
19.His language was peculiarly literary; he avoided common expressions and used __________ terminology as often as possible.
(A)recherche (B)raucous (C)redolent (D)recondite
20.He was called in to settle the __________ but failed to bring harmony into the situation.
(A)imbroglio (B)imbecility (C)imprimatur (D)inebriety
21.North Korea sank a South Korean warship near the inter-Korean maritime border on 26 March 2010, killing 46 sailors. South Korea says it plans to _______ North Korea to the UN Security Council, and is seeking a unified international response to the incident.
(A) charge (B) commit (C) blame (D) refer
22.Jessica Watson docked at Sydney's iconic Opera House. The teenager burst into tears and gasped _______ relief as she stepped off the yacht and into the arms of her parents.
(A) to (B) with (C) by (D) in
23.The technology of nuclear fusion, known to ______ large amounts of energy, has been claimed to produce large quantities of cheap, clean energy, yet no country has so far succeeded in making it work.
(A) have released (B) release (C) releasing (D) being released
24.The Happiness Barometer, conducted in 16 countries across the globe, was based on the Coca-Cola Happiness Index, ________ between 500 to 1,000 people per country.
(A) with a survey (B) surveying (C) where it surveyed (D) surveyed
25.South of Gallup, New Mexico, __________, one of the legendary Seven Cities of Cibola visited by Coronado in 1540.
(A)where the ancient ruins of Hawikuh lie
(B)the ancient ruins lie at Hawikuh
(C)the ancient ruins of Hawikuh lie
(D)lie the ancient ruins of Hawikuh
26.Anthropology is a science __________ anthropologists use a rigorous set of methods and techniques to document observations that van be checked by others.
(A)despite (B)in that (C)that (D)that most of the
27.The higher the standard of living and the greater the national health, the __________.
(A)greater the amount of paper used
(B)great amount of paper is used
(C)amount of paper used is greater
(D)greater is the amount of paper used