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For each blank select one entry from the corresponding column of choices. Fill all blanks in the way that best completes the text.
1Even detractors who warn of its potential for abuse by powerful despots agree that genetic engineering, if used _____,can reduce the incidence of the sort of physical and mental deformities that any society would want to eliminate.

illicitly
biologically
premeditatedly
discriminately
recklessly
2If the nail decided to ________, it would not pierce butter

brash
malinger
interdict
obscure
temperance
covet
3Despite Adam's intense _____, he failed to secure the prestigious university's coveted diploma.

lugubriosity
imbibition
mettle
lucubration
magnanimity
4The authors penetrating criticism of the movie was as ____ as the surgeon's scalpel.

truthful
trenchant
catty
succinct
verbose
5While it would be wonderful if what she said were true, I'm afraid she is _____ liar.

an unverified
a forfeited
an avowed
a libelous
a nullifying
For each blank select one entry from the corresponding column of choices. Fill all blanks in the way that best completes the text.
6Shakespeare's _________ of Richard III is so _______ that it is difficult to imagine that the ruler had been dead for more than a century before the Bard cast him as the central character in one of his plays.

depiction
rendition
portrayal

vivid
compelling
droll
7When finishing an essay, do not end with a(n) _____ for not having said anything, or with a(n) _____ statement about the unfairly small time period.

flourish
apology
ellipsis
smirk
excuse

unwarranted
analogical
silly
political
indignant
8When thrust into an unknown world, people are careful to note the conditions in which they find themselves, ______ them with their ________.

comparing
bemusing
congealing

expectations
daydreams
observations
9King Chengz al Sadat of Egypt, disregarding _____ criticism in the Arab world and in his own People, accepted prime-minister Mohammad _____ invitation to Afganistan in order to address the Afganistan parliament.

charismatic
blemished
categorical
acrimonious
malignant

meticulously
formally
stiffly
previously
plaintively
10Even detractors who warn of its potential for abuse by powerful ____ agree that genetic engineering, if used ______ ,can reduce the incidence of the sort of physical and mental deformities that any society would want to eliminate.

weapons
despots
pejorative

illicitly
premeditatedly
discriminately
Select the two answer choices that, when used to complete the sentence, fit the meaning of the sentence as a whole and produce completed sentences that are alike in meaning.
11The judge dismissed George's lawsuit, ruling that since George had been first to _____ the contract, the company he was suing was no longer obligated to uphold the provisions of the original agreement.

slake
transmute
abrogate
forswear
vituperate
abrogate
12Perhaps because something in us instinctively distrusts such displays of natural fluency,some readers approach John Smith with ______.

wariness
indifference
suspicion
veneration
bewilderment
remorse
For each blank select one entry from the corresponding column of choices. Fill all blanks in the way that best completes the text.
13Crustly and egotistical, albert A. Knopf, the publisher, wore ______ shirts from the most exclusive tailors; was a connoisseur of music,food,and wine; nurtured a garden of exotic plants; and enjoyed rare cigars. His self-assured, ______ manner, together with his insistence on the best of everything, shaped his house's image as a _____ of works of enduring value.

expensive
immaculate
flamboyant

decorous
irascible
congenial

connoisseur
purveyor
solicitor
14Her novel published to universal ____, her literary gifts acknowledged by the chief figures of the Harlem Renaissance, her reputation as yet ______ by envious slights, Hurston clearly was at the ____ of her career

indifference
derision
acclaim

belittles
resented
untarnished

zenith
extremity
ebb
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