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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 thought of a nuclear _____ sparked by a misunderstanding poses an awesome ______.

holocaust
device
danger

reverberation
spectacle
spectre
2King 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
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
5When finishing an essay, do not end with a(n) _____ for not having said anything, or with a(n) _____ statement about the unfairly small time period.

flourish
apology
ellipsis
smirk
excuse

unwarranted
analogical
silly
political
indignant
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.
6We are amazed that a man who had been here for the most ___ of public speakers could, in a single speech electrify an audience and bring them cheering to their feet.

prosaic
enthralling
accomplished
pedestrain
auspicious
iconoclastic
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.
8Crustly 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
9Her 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
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
11If the nail decided to ________, it would not pierce butter

brash
malinger
interdict
obscure
temperance
covet
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
14Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, having become a manifesto for psychopaths and potential miscreants, is viewed by many high-school administrators as too _____ to be suitable for teenage students.

provocative
austere
insipid
aberrant
progressive
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