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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.
1Shakespeare'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
2The decline of ____ was hastened by the discovery of global trade routes, which soon produced basic ____ in the supply of money and price structures, thus dooming land as the basic element of wealth and preferment.

oligarchical
feudal
democratic

change
remedies
alterations
3If the patriotic legend revealed the hard _____ of Roman culture, the love story tended to show its _____ belly.

facts
backbone
times
stubbornness
paternalism

fictitious
easygoing
abdominal
maternal
vulnerable
4As the controversial argument continued, the debaters became more _____ and their remarks became more _______.

vehement
subdued
reticent

acrimonious
hostile
cliche
5_____ by the long journey of life, the businessman once known for his overweening _____ was now seen by others as the possessor of a broken spirit and timid demeanor.

humbled
exalted
unaffected

pretension
swagger
wealth
For each blank select one entry from the corresponding column of choices. Fill all blanks in the way that best completes the text.
6John Wright chose the ______ Mark Twain as a result of his knowledge of river boat piloting.

mountebank
protagonist
misanthrope
hallucination
pseudonym
alias
7If the nail decided to ________, it would not pierce butter

brash
malinger
interdict
obscure
temperance
covet
8Truman 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
9My wealthy aunt is more than economical; she so ____ that she washes paper plates to be used again.

indigent
parsimonious
affluent
impoverished
selfish
10After 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
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.
11It 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
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
14The President of the nation was widely ____ for refusing to ____ the excesses of the ______ Minister.

criticized
applauded
chagrined

implement
curb
prevent

famous
ostracise
loathed
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