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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 President of the nation was widely ____ for refusing to ____ the excesses of the ______ Minister.

criticized
applauded
chagrined

implement
curb
prevent

famous
ostracise
loathed
2Her 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
For each blank select one entry from the corresponding column of choices. Fill all blanks in the way that best completes the text.
3The thought of a nuclear _____ sparked by a misunderstanding poses an awesome ______.

holocaust
device
danger

reverberation
spectacle
spectre
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
6As the controversial argument continued, the debaters became more _____ and their remarks became more _______.

vehement
subdued
reticent

acrimonious
hostile
cliche
7Richard's _____ handling of the _____ scandal successfully prevented what seemed poised to become the spectacular dissipation of his coalition.

heterogeneous
adroit
penitent

looming
fretful
ecumenical
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
9The authors penetrating criticism of the movie was as ____ as the surgeon's scalpel.

truthful
trenchant
catty
succinct
verbose
10After years of unchecked exploitation of its natural resources, the state, predictably has _____ the population of its native plants and animals.

stymied
decimated
increased
reduced
normalized
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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