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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.
1A ____ person will not shout ______ in public; he or she will respect the_____of other people.

garrulous
virtuous
prating

obscenities
loudly
anywhere

comfort
presence
feelings
2Despite an affected ___ that convinced casual observers that John was ____ about his painting and cared only for frivolity, Peter cared deeply about his art and labored at it _________.

fervor
gloom
nonchlance

indifferent
passionate
systematic

ambivalent
diligently
intermittently
For each blank select one entry from the corresponding column of choices. Fill all blanks in the way that best completes the text.
3The discovery that exposure to allergens through the mother's diet during the last trimester could lead to complications during the first year after birth _____ the Government to _____ dietary recommendations for expecting mothers.

lulled
prompted
instigated

intuit
officiate
codify
4Richard's _____ handling of the _____ scandal successfully prevented what seemed poised to become the spectacular dissipation of his coalition.

heterogeneous
adroit
penitent

looming
fretful
ecumenical
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
6If 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
7Even 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
For each blank select one entry from the corresponding column of choices. Fill all blanks in the way that best completes the text.
8John Wright chose the ______ Mark Twain as a result of his knowledge of river boat piloting.

mountebank
protagonist
misanthrope
hallucination
pseudonym
alias
9If you had been less _____, you would not have been expelled from your college.

indigent
perseverant
indefatigable
refractory
playful
10The population of a species at any given time is determined by the ratio of the biotic _____ to the environmental resistance.

jeopardy
potential
excitement
lexicon
annoyance
11My wealthy aunt is more than economical; she so ____ that she washes paper plates to be used again.

indigent
parsimonious
affluent
impoverished
selfish
12While 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
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.
13The researcher's experiment yielded results as surprising as they were promising; his next step was to pursue additional data that would _____ his findings.

undergird
eschew
expatiate
buttress
gainsay
undermine
14Perhaps because something in us instinctively distrusts such displays of natural fluency,some readers approach John Smith with ______.

wariness
indifference
suspicion
veneration
bewilderment
remorse
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