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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.
1Despite 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
2A ____ person will not shout ______ in public; he or she will respect the_____of other people.

garrulous
virtuous
prating

obscenities
loudly
anywhere

comfort
presence
feelings
For each blank select one entry from the corresponding column of choices. Fill all blanks in the way that best completes the text.
3We never believed that he would resort to _____ in order to achieve his goal; we always regarded him as a(n) _____ man.

prestidigitation
necromancy
logic
charm
subterfuge

articulate
pietistic
honest
honorable
sincere
4From 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
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
6When 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
7The discovery that exposure to allergens through the mother's diet during the last trimester could lead to complications during the first year after birth _____ the Government to _____ dietary recommendations for expecting mothers.

lulled
prompted
instigated

intuit
officiate
codify
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
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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