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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.
1Crustly 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
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.
3With her customary _____, the Queen replied to reporters only with a smile, but the President _____ happily about what a good time he was having.

aplomb
choler
reticence
tact
volubility

objected
spoke
exclaimed
grumbled
gushed
4If 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
5When the war ended, the king _____ all claims for damages, but he is now demanding _____ that will cost millions of dollars.

relinquished
questioned
accepted
waived
reviewed

expenses
repayments
reparations
funds
indemnity
6The _____ men were just barely held at bay by a loyalist battalion _____ by its allies' reinforcements.

fascistic
revolting
outclassed

obviated
sapped
bolstered
7The horrifying _____ of the fire was reported on all the news stations and the arson squad worked later through the week to uncover the _____ of the tragedy.

scene
result
cost
aftermath
origin

rumble
jeopardy
cause
liability
reality
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
11While 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
12After 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.
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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