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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
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.
3The horrifying _____ of the fire was reported on all the news stations and the arson squad worked later through the week to uncover the _____ of the tragedy.

scene
result
cost
aftermath
origin

rumble
jeopardy
cause
liability
reality
4We have become so democratic in our habits of thought that we are convinced truth is _______ through a _______ of facts.

assimilated
determined
exculpated

hierarchy
plebiscite
transcendence
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
7Though she had made attempts toward adopting a more _____ lifestyle, she was not above indulging her proclivities towards _____ dishes.

frugal
salutary
truculent

delectable
odious
edible
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 population of a species at any given time is determined by the ratio of the biotic _____ to the environmental resistance.

jeopardy
potential
excitement
lexicon
annoyance
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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