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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.
1The authors penetrating criticism of the movie was as ____ as the surgeon's scalpel.

truthful
trenchant
catty
succinct
verbose
2If you had been less _____, you would not have been expelled from your college.

indigent
perseverant
indefatigable
refractory
playful
3After years of unchecked exploitation of its natural resources, the state, predictably has _____ the population of its native plants and animals.

stymied
decimated
increased
reduced
normalized
4My wealthy aunt is more than economical; she so ____ that she washes paper plates to be used again.

indigent
parsimonious
affluent
impoverished
selfish
5The 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
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.
6The story told by the teacher-seemingly a simple tale of animals living together in harmony in the forest-took a _____ turn at the end, admonishing readers to always be helpful.

didactic
futile
magnanimous
beneficient
moralistic
garrulous
7Perhaps 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.
8We 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
9When listening to a medieval Gregorian chant, the listener does not encounter the composer's individual personality; _______, the chant merely ______ both the musical and religious rules of the period

rather
moreover
in other words

embodies
reflects
repudiates
10When 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
11As the controversial argument continued, the debaters became more _____ and their remarks became more _______.

vehement
subdued
reticent

acrimonious
hostile
cliche
12Although the young boys in the class grew _____ under the principal's new discipline policy, the girls seemed _____ by it.

anxious
argumentative
remorseful
restive
taciturn

intimidated
unperturbed
frustrated
enchanted
attracted
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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