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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.
1The 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
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
3King Chengz al Sadat of Egypt, disregarding _____ criticism in the Arab world and in his own People, accepted prime-minister Mohammad _____ invitation to Afganistan in order to address the Afganistan parliament.

charismatic
blemished
categorical
acrimonious
malignant

meticulously
formally
stiffly
previously
plaintively
4Most 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
5If the patriotic legend revealed the hard _____ of Roman culture, the love story tended to show its _____ belly.

facts
backbone
times
stubbornness
paternalism

fictitious
easygoing
abdominal
maternal
vulnerable
For each blank select one entry from the corresponding column of choices. Fill all blanks in the way that best completes the text.
6John Wright chose the ______ Mark Twain as a result of his knowledge of river boat piloting.

mountebank
protagonist
misanthrope
hallucination
pseudonym
alias
7If the nail decided to ________, it would not pierce butter

brash
malinger
interdict
obscure
temperance
covet
8Truman 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
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.
13Alec Guinness has few equals among English-speaking actors, and now in his resolutely self-effacing memoir, he is discovered to be an uncommonly ______ prose stylist as well.

ambivalent
infamous
felicitous
happy
redundant
ephemeral
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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