Number | Question | Answer | Your answer |

1 | The _____ of the tyrant's behavior shocked all. |
1 Futile 2 Skeptical 3 Scrupulous 4 Gregarious 5 Depravity | |

2 | In crossing the Rubicund, Julius Caesar made a _____ decision. |
1 Acrimony 2 Extol 3 Inherent 4 Momentous 5 Legacy | |

3 | With this training device you can experience _____ flying. He is not attentive; His interest is merely _____. |
1 Peripheral 2 Undulation 3 Haphazard 4 Converge 5 Simulated | |

4 | The humor of cartoonist Gary Trudeau is often _____. |
1 Satirical 2 Insipid 3 Eulogy 4 Verbose 5 Vacillation | |

5 | All the _____ of his friends could not remove the sting of the calumny heaped upon him by his enemies. |
1 Insipid 2 Potpourri 3 Solemnity 4 Eulogy 5 Verbatim | |

6 | This tyranny was the _____ of all that he had hoped for, and he fought it with all his strength. |
1 Magnanimous 2 Terse 3 Antithesis 4 Immutable 5 Sinister | |

7 | Scientists are constantly seeking to discover the _____ laws of nature. |
1 Banal 2 Compliance 3 Ostentatious 4 Immutable 5 Indict | |

8 | Her _____ spirits told us that she had won. |
1 Virtuoso 2 Ebullient 3 Morose 4 Unobtrusive 5 Austerity | |

9 | The crickets kept up an _____ chirping which disturbed our attempts to fall asleep. |
1 Incessant 2 Ameliorate 3 Inaugurate 4 Ruminate 5 Embellish | |

10 | If we _____ people to positions of unimportance, we shall lose the services of trained personnel. |
1 Prolific 2 Depravity 3 Commodious 4 Relegate 5 Vitriolic | |

Number | Question | Answer | Your answer |

11 | We would tell we were in serious trouble from the _____ of her expression. |
1 Gravity 2 Futile 3 Debilitate 4 Intractable 5 Laud | |

12 | The old man's conversation was so _____ that we could not follow it. |
1 Intrepid 2 Disdain 3 Indulgent 4 Profound 5 Discursive | |

13 | We were distressed by his _____ during the recent grave crisis. |
1 Frivolity 2 Implicit 3 Decadence 4 Lucid 5 Momentous | |

14 | As he grew older, he became famous as a _____ and benefactor of the needy. |
1 Philanthropist 2 Succinct 3 Viscosity 4 Recluse 5 Homogeneous | |

15 | He no longer was _____ when he saw what they were talking about. |
1 Unbridled 2 Affirmation 3 Pervasive 4 Esoteric 5 Skeptical | |

16 | The breadth of his knowledge impressed those students who had access to his _____ discussions. |
1 Disperse 2 Peripheral 3 Acrimony 4 Esoteric 5 Insipid | |

17 | He was concerned only with _____ matters, especially the daily stock market quotations. |
1 Eradicate 2 Mundane 3 Solemnity 4 Grotesque 5 Dilatory | |

18 | Overindulgence _____s character as well as physical stamina. |
1 Nurture 2 Debilitate 3 Vitriolic 4 Sobriety 5 Concise | |

19 | The doctor called her patient a _____ because he had borne the pain of the examination without whimpering. |
1 Garbled 2 Debilitate 3 Stoic 4 Aggrandizement 5 Pandemonium | |

20 | The vice president has no _____, for she does a lot of important work. |
1 Affirmation 2 Ecstatic 3 Sinecure 4 Miserly 5 Extricate | |

Number | Question | Answer | Your answer |

21 | Burning the church was vandalism but using it first for a dance hall was _____. |
1 Reprehensible 2 Exemplary 3 Sacrilege 4 Conviction 5 Surreptitious | |

22 | Despite Tom's _____s of innocence, Aunt Polly still suspected he had eaten the pie. |
1 Effervescent 2 Ironic 3 Affirmation 4 Virulent 5 Astute | |

23 | Tourists were urged not to _____ the sanctity of holy places by wearing improper garb. |
1 Redundant 2 Panacea 3 Banal 4 Animosity 5 Profane | |

24 | A speaker should be concise, not _____. |
1 Cursory 2 Implicit 3 Fiasco 4 Verbose 5 Oblivion | |

25 | The _____ qualities of his poetry overshadow its literary qualities; the lesson he teaches is ore memorable than the lines. |
1 Didactic 2 Vitriolic 3 Profusion 4 Notoriety 5 Duplicity | |

26 | The scholarship covered his major expenses at college and some of his _____ expenses as well. |
1 Placate 2 Gnarled 3 Concise 4 Sinecure 5 Incidental | |

27 | We cannot condone such _____ violations of the rules. |
1 Sanction 2 Incidental 3 Superfluous 4 Flagrant 5 Viscosity | |

28 | _____ rights are guaranteed by the Constitution. |
1 Inalienable 2 Infiltrate 3 Fiasco 4 Philanthropist 5 Peripheral | |

29 | He had no proof but his explanation was _____; so we accepted it. |
1 Disparity 2 Laconic 3 Plausible 4 Embellish 5 Unbridled | |

30 | We were _____ by his actions because we had never seen him behave that way before. |
1 Effervescent 2 Succinct 3 Nonplussed 4 Irresolute 5 Blatant | |

Number | Question | Answer | Your answer |

31 | She is so _____ that it is impossible to imagine her depressed. |
1 Disparage 2 Vivacious 3 Pacifist 4 Debilitate 5 Rebuff | |

32 | The stuffy room made her _____. |
1 Volatile 2 Blasphemy 3 Peripheral 4 Banal 5 Lethargic | |

33 | The people rebelled against the once-benevolent king who had turned into a _____. |
1 Gnarled 2 Acrimony 3 Simulated 4 Despot 5 Lugubrious | |

34 | Joan of Arc refused to _____ her statements even though she knew she would be burned at the stake. |
1 Renounce 2 Fanaticism 3 Guile 4 Reprehensible 5 Dilatory | |

35 | We must yield to the _____ evidence that you have presented, and free your client. |
1 Meticulous 2 Debonair 3 Morose 4 Incontrovertible 5 Deterrent | |

36 | Let him drink it; it is _____ and will have no ill effect. |
1 Haughtiness 2 Innovation 3 Innocuous 4 Unkempt 5 Fallacious | |

37 | _____ is essential when you send a telegram or cablegram; you are charged for every word. |
1 Compliance 2 Brevity 3 Diminution 4 Sanction 5 Predilection | |

38 | Your vicious conduct in this situation is _____. |
1 Reprehensible 2 Guile 3 Savory 4 Disseminate 5 Disdain | |

39 | That is an _____ price to ask for that job. |
1 Exorbitant 2 Flagrant 3 Miserly 4 Recluse 5 Criterion | |

40 | I can recommend him because he is a very _____ young man. |
1 Nominal 2 Abrogate 3 Scrupulous 4 Sinister 5 Lucid | |

Number | Question | Answer | Your answer |

41 | As he became angrier, his insulting remarks became more _____. |
1 Vitriolic 2 Skeptical 3 Fallacious 4 Condone 5 Homogeneous | |

42 | I admire his _____ style of writing; he comes directly to the point. |
1 Exemplary 2 Pragmatic 3 Indolent 4 Legacy 5 Terse | |

43 | To be both rational and passionate would seem to be a _____. |
1 Nullify 2 Esoteric 3 Paradox 4 Compliance 5 Sinecure | |

44 | That was a very _____ observation. I will follow it. |
1 Vivacious 2 Innate 3 Miserly 4 Vacillation 5 Astute | |

45 | Because defeat was sure, the general was willing to _____. |
1 Rebuff 2 Infamous 3 Stoic 4 Simulated 5 Capitulate | |

46 | The reviewers praised the new restaurant's _____ selection of dishes, which ranged from Oriental stir-fries to French ragouts and stews. |
1 Oscillation 2 Impervious 3 Eclectic 4 Grotesque 5 Profound | |

47 | The invention of the radio has helped propagandists to _____ their favorite doctrines very easily. |
1 Viscosity 2 Grotesque 3 Disseminate 4 Pedantic 5 Ostentatious | |

48 | Wordsworth defined poetry as the "_____ over flow of powerful feeling". |
1 Vacillation 2 Disparage 3 Ponderous 4 Preclude 5 Spontaneous | |

49 | One or Rembrandt's paintings feature the _____ hands of an old man. |
1 Blatant 2 Animosity 3 Delineate 4 Gnarled 5 Insipid | |

50 | A _____ examination of the ruins indicates the possibility of arson; a more extensive study should be undertaken. |
1 Impervious 2 Discordant 3 Protagonist 4 Cursory 5 Relegate | |

Number | Question | Answer | Your answer |

51 | To receive praise for real accomplishments _____s self-confidence in a child. |
1 Viable 2 Opaque 3 Commodious 4 Engender 5 Innovation | |

52 | Leaders of religious cults maintain _____ over their followers by methods that can verge on brainwashing. |
1 Homogeneous 2 Ascendancy 3 Simulated 4 Nominal 5 Emulate | |

53 | He incurred the _____ of the ruling class because he advocated limitations of their power. |
1 Scrupulous 2 Animosity 3 Indict 4 Equivocal 5 Eradicate | |

54 | His explanation was _____ and to the point. |
1 Vitriolic 2 Lucid 3 Debilitate 4 Stupefy 5 Piety | |

55 | The _____ old man hoarded his coins not out of prudence but out of greed. |
1 Aplomb 2 Miserly 3 Brevity 4 Verbose 5 Banal | |

56 | Although he was angry, the teacher refrained from _____ when he addressed the class. |
1 Loquacious 2 Frivolity 3 Abrogate 4 Acrimony 5 Reprobate | |

57 | Do not take _____ my criticism; it is intended to be helpful. |
1 Incorrigible 2 Umbrage 3 Disperse 4 Ameliorate 5 Effervescent | |

58 | He was _____ to all the criticism levied against him. |
1 Laconic 2 Compliance 3 Modicum 4 Impervious 5 Virtuoso | |

59 | The _____ hero was given a great ovation when he came home. |
1 Homogeneous 2 Savory 3 Intrepid 4 Inalienable 5 Relegate | |

60 | Because of the _____ of the key witness, the case against the defendant collapsed. |
1 Reticence 2 Virulent 3 Laud 4 Reprobate 5 Indict | |

Number | Question | Answer | Your answer |

61 | As long as our political leaders _____ the virtues of the great leaders of this country, we shall flourish. |
1 Indict 2 Incongruous 3 Emulate 4 Conviction 5 Unbridled | |

62 | That _____ is giving away our secret. |
1 Cajole 2 Debacle 3 Nepotism 4 Renegade 5 Vivacious | |

63 | As he became older he began to prefer the _____ life of the backwoods to the life of the city. |
1 Rustic 2 Clemency 3 Irresolute 4 Sagacious 5 Blasphemy | |

64 | Though Maud had intended to _____ the family home to her nephew, she died before changing her will. |
1 Cursory 2 Rebuff 3 Bequeath 4 Relegate 5 Acrimony | |

65 | Nothing depressed her for long; she was so naturally _____ that she was soon as high-spirited as ever. |
1 Effervescent 2 Verbose 3 Augment 4 Benign 5 Venerate | |

66 | He didn't plan on getting rich; it was a _____ occurrence. |
1 Pervasive 2 Fortuitous 3 Inadvertently 4 Protagonist 5 Loquacious | |

67 | A pragmatic politician, he was guided by what was _____ rather than by what was ethical. |
1 Expedient 2 Zealot 3 Sagacious 4 Infiltrate 5 Despondent | |

68 | Her _____ behavior was praised at Commencement. |
1 Notoriety 2 Laud 3 Irreverence 4 Exemplary 5 Astute | |

69 | We must _____ the young so that they will develop into good citizens. |
1 Virulent 2 Reprobate 3 Nurture 4 Fiasco 5 Loquacious | |

70 | The committee's suggestion was only a _____; it did nothing to solve the real problem. |
1 Panacea 2 Didactic 3 Sagacious 4 Euphemism 5 Commodious | |

Number | Question | Answer | Your answer |

71 | John is rough and uncouth while, in contrast, Charles is _____. |
1 Austerity 2 Fiasco 3 Conviction 4 Debonair 5 Lucid | |

72 | What _____ did you use when you selected this essay as the prizewinner? |
1 Criterion 2 Blasphemy 3 Disdain 4 Berate 5 Infamous | |

73 | He found that he could not _____ himself from the trap. |
1 Prodigal 2 Spontaneous 3 Extricate 4 Resilience 5 Instigate | |

74 | Her _____ suggestions simply waste our time. |
1 Inane 2 Extricate 3 Innovation 4 Homogeneous 5 Opaque | |

75 | Most of the class found the _____ student annoying. |
1 Sagacious 2 Mercenary 3 Precocious 4 Vicarious 5 Ponderous | |

76 | Because he was considered the most _____ member of the firm, he was assigned the most difficult cases. |
1 Discerning 2 Pragmatic 3 Debonair 4 Nominal 5 Trepidation | |

77 | It took a long time before the _____ tribes settled down. |
1 Nomadic 2 Eradicate 3 Debacle 4 Stoic 5 Augment | |

78 | The Soviet premier _____ed the heroic efforts of the rescue workers after the Armenian earthquake. |
1 Hackneyed 2 Berate 3 Pacifist 4 Laud 5 Haughtiness | |

79 | Marchers _____d on Washington for the great Peace March. |
1 Solemnity 2 Exemplary 3 Converge 4 Scrupulous 5 Regression | |

80 | She was a _____ writer and wrote as many as three books a year. |
1 Impervious 2 Prolific 3 Delineate 4 Euphemism 5 Haggard | |

Number | Question | Answer | Your answer |

81 | Do not _____ anyone's contribution; these little gifts add up to large sums. |
1 Eulogy 2 Disparage 3 Equivocal 4 Despot 5 Instigate | |

82 | Because he was an _____ criminal, he was sentenced to life imprisonment. |
1 Recluse 2 Incorrigible 3 Credulity 4 Guile 5 Dissuade | |

83 | His _____ reading left him unacquainted with the authors of the books. |
1 Solemnity 2 Instigate 3 Acrimony 4 Nomadic 5 Haphazard | |

84 | He was a _____ of wine. |
1 Ambiguous 2 Condone 3 Sinecure 4 Connoisseur 5 Protagonist | |

85 | The nuns in the convent were noted for their _____, spending their days in worship and prayer. |
1 Piety 2 Incarcerate 3 Discordant 4 Verbose 5 Profane | |

86 | She was _____ at the idea of being accepted to Princeton. |
1 Stupefy 2 Pragmatic 3 Virulent 4 Diminution 5 Ecstatic | |

87 | If the grand jury _____s the suspect, he will go to trial. |
1 Hedonism 2 Pervasive 3 Indict 4 Aplomb 5 Reprobate | |

88 | Your composition is _____; you can easily reduce its length. |
1 Despondent 2 Ecstatic 3 Redundant 4 Virulent 5 Vivacious | |

89 | The _____ of your doing that will be very serious indeed; you may even go to jail.. |
1 Profane 2 Repercussion 3 Nepotism 4 Ascendancy 5 Viable | |

90 | The members whom you do not consult will resent any _____ action on your part. |
1 Emulate 2 Panacea 3 Dissuade 4 Arbitrary 5 Diminution | |

Number | Question | Answer | Your answer |

91 | The meeting turned out to be a _____; no one could agree on anything. |
1 Homogeneous 2 Fiasco 3 Umbrage 4 Notoriety 5 Placate | |

92 | When you define a new word, be _____; the shorter the definition, the easier it is to remember. |
1 Preclude 2 Opulence 3 Cursory 4 Ostentatious 5 Concise | |

93 | Freud's remarkable insights into human behavior caused his fellow scientists to honor him as a _____ thinker. |
1 Profound 2 Unbridled 3 Disparity 4 Urbane 5 Profane | |

94 | Although she appeared to _____ to her employer's suggestions, I could tell she had reservations. |
1 Hackneyed 2 Acquiesce 3 Superfluous 4 Disinclination 5 Placate | |

95 | He is not pompous or boring, never _____ when he lectures. |
1 Venerate 2 Peripheral 3 Redundant 4 Bequeath 5 Pedantic | |

96 | Her book is a _____ of poems, essays and witticisms on at least fifty different subjects. |
1 Laconic 2 Enigma 3 Effervescent 4 Potpourri 5 Disdain | |

97 | His parents soon recognized his _____ talent for music. |
1 Criterion 2 Eclectic 3 Ruminate 4 Panacea 5 Innate | |

98 | The test should provide us with a _____ analysis of the value of this course. |
1 Pragmatic 2 Instigate 3 Concur 4 Corroborate 5 Ebullient | |

99 | His only interest in being elected was personal _____. |
1 Aggrandizement 2 Garbled 3 Legacy 4 Unobtrusive 5 Morose | |

100 | The infant, though prematurely born, is _____ and has a good chance to survive. |
1 Eulogy 2 Indulgent 3 Clemency 4 Viable 5 Nemesis |