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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.
1The judge dismissed George's lawsuit, ruling that since George had been first to _____ the contract, the company he was suing was no longer obligated to uphold the provisions of the original agreement.

slake
transmute
abrogate
forswear
vituperate
abrogate
2Even the wisest of leaders will come to need counsel, so it is important to ensure that one is surrounded by honest and candid advisers, rather than by mere __________ seeking to please and flatter for their own advancement

toadies
entourage
supporters
heralds
sycophants
associates
For each blank select one entry from the corresponding column of choices. Fill all blanks in the way that best completes the text.
3During the Indus Valley Civilization, the _____ of material prosperity in the ancient world was reached.

simplification
stratification
majority
depth
pinnacle
4If the nail decided to ________, it would not pierce butter

brash
malinger
interdict
obscure
temperance
covet
5If you had been less _____, you would not have been expelled from your college.

indigent
perseverant
indefatigable
refractory
playful
6My wealthy aunt is more than economical; she so ____ that she washes paper plates to be used again.

indigent
parsimonious
affluent
impoverished
selfish
7The 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.
8Shakespeare'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
9When 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
10When 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
11As the controversial argument continued, the debaters became more _____ and their remarks became more _______.

vehement
subdued
reticent

acrimonious
hostile
cliche
12Even 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.
13Crustly 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
14Both 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
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