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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.
1When 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
2When 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
3The 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
4_____ 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
5Even 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.
6The authors penetrating criticism of the movie was as ____ as the surgeon's scalpel.

truthful
trenchant
catty
succinct
verbose
7If the nail decided to ________, it would not pierce butter

brash
malinger
interdict
obscure
temperance
covet
8Despite Adam's intense _____, he failed to secure the prestigious university's coveted diploma.

lugubriosity
imbibition
mettle
lucubration
magnanimity
9My wealthy aunt is more than economical; she so ____ that she washes paper plates to be used again.

indigent
parsimonious
affluent
impoverished
selfish
10The population of a species at any given time is determined by the ratio of the biotic _____ to the environmental resistance.

jeopardy
excitement
lexicon
potential
annoyance
For each blank select one entry from the corresponding column of choices. Fill all blanks in the way that best completes the text.
11Crustly 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
12Her 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
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
14The 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
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