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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.
1Crustly 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
2The President of the nation was widely ____ for refusing to ____ the excesses of the ______ Minister.

criticized
applauded
chagrined

implement
curb
prevent

famous
ostracise
loathed
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.
3It was her view that the country's problems had been _______ by foreign technocrats, so that to ask for such assistance again would be counterproductive.

ameliorated
ascertained
diagnosed
exacerbated
overlooked
worsened
4Perhaps 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.
5Shakespeare'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
6With her customary _____, the Queen replied to reporters only with a smile, but the President _____ happily about what a good time he was having.

aplomb
choler
reticence
tact
volubility

objected
spoke
exclaimed
grumbled
gushed
7When 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
8As the controversial argument continued, the debaters became more _____ and their remarks became more _______.

vehement
subdued
reticent

acrimonious
hostile
cliche
9We never believed that he would resort to _____ in order to achieve his goal; we always regarded him as a(n) _____ man.

prestidigitation
necromancy
logic
charm
subterfuge

articulate
pietistic
honest
honorable
sincere
For each blank select one entry from the corresponding column of choices. Fill all blanks in the way that best completes the text.
10John Wright chose the ______ Mark Twain as a result of his knowledge of river boat piloting.

mountebank
protagonist
misanthrope
hallucination
pseudonym
alias
11The novel was written in Sanskrit, and ideas derived from Sanskrit philoshopy were _____ in many parts of it.

altered
criticised
nullified
incorporated
translated
12Truman tried to continue Roosevelt's ______ approach to the Soviet Union, but by 96, he had adopted a much tougher policy towards the Russians.

conciliatory
cursory
strict
obligatory
uncompromising
13My wealthy aunt is more than economical; she so ____ that she washes paper plates to be used again.

indigent
parsimonious
affluent
impoverished
selfish
14The population of a species at any given time is determined by the ratio of the biotic _____ to the environmental resistance.

jeopardy
excitement
lexicon
potential
annoyance
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