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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
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
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
6Most candidates spend _____ they can raise on their campaigns, but others wind up on election day with a _____.

so
everything
time
every cent
nothing

bankroll
vacation
deficit
surplus
war chest
7Although the young boys in the class grew _____ under the principal's new discipline policy, the girls seemed _____ by it.

anxious
argumentative
remorseful
restive
taciturn

intimidated
unperturbed
frustrated
enchanted
attracted
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
11The novel was written in Sanskrit, and ideas derived from Sanskrit philoshopy were _____ in many parts of it.

altered
criticised
nullified
incorporated
translated
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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