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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
2Both the relationship with space and penetration of space are of (i) ________ importance in dance. This is the same rapport the sculptor has with his clay or marble. The body sculpts the space, forming a place for itself, (ii) ________ creating a negative space, which is unoccupied. A reviewer, writing about the (iii) ________ dancer Hoyer, said that Hoyer could express what could not be born in film or photography. She could capture the space as her own.

consequent
fundamental
malleable

caustically
deferentially
simultaneously

eloquent
haughty
obliging
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 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
5When thrust into an unknown world, people are careful to note the conditions in which they find themselves, ______ them with their ________.

comparing
bemusing
congealing

expectations
daydreams
observations
6From a young age, Saul Kripke proved himself to be one of the most remarkable (i)__________ of our age; through independent study, he had already (ii)__________ studies of language, literature, and advanced mathematics before the age of ten.

progeny
prodigies
profligates

composed
attempted
assimilated
7The decline of ____ was hastened by the discovery of global trade routes, which soon produced basic ____ in the supply of money and price structures, thus dooming land as the basic element of wealth and preferment.

oligarchical
feudal
democratic

change
remedies
alterations
For each blank select one entry from the corresponding column of choices. Fill all blanks in the way that best completes the text.
8Even detractors who warn of its potential for abuse by powerful despots 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.

illicitly
biologically
premeditatedly
discriminately
recklessly
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
11My wealthy aunt is more than economical; she so ____ that she washes paper plates to be used again.

indigent
parsimonious
affluent
impoverished
selfish
12The 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
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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