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

criticized
applauded
chagrined

implement
curb
prevent

famous
ostracise
loathed
For each blank select one entry from the corresponding column of choices. Fill all blanks in the way that best completes the text.
3Shakespeare'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
4When 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
5King 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
6Richard's _____ handling of the _____ scandal successfully prevented what seemed poised to become the spectacular dissipation of his coalition.

heterogeneous
adroit
penitent

looming
fretful
ecumenical
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 the nail decided to ________, it would not pierce butter

brash
malinger
interdict
obscure
temperance
covet
10Truman 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
11Feeling restless and unhappy, he left the house to take a quiet stroll, hoping the tone of the day would not decline further into _____ and uncertainty.

ardour
perversity
dissonance
pretence
reticence
12The novel was written in Sanskrit, and ideas derived from Sanskrit philoshopy were _____ in many parts of it.

altered
criticised
nullified
incorporated
translated
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.
13It 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
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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