Number | Question | Answer | Your answer |

1 | Please try not to include so many _____ details in your report; just give me the bare facts. |
1 Credulity 2 Trepidation 3 Immutable 4 Dissuade 5 Superfluous | |

2 | I represent his _____ because he is no better than we are. |
1 Nullify 2 Mercenary 3 Cursory 4 Acquiesce 5 Haughtiness | |

3 | We lived, not in central London, but in one of those _____ suburbs that spring up on the outskirts of a great city. |
1 Conviction 2 Terse 3 Incorrigible 4 Ostentatious 5 Peripheral | |

4 | The police fired tear gas into the crowd to _____ the protesters. |
1 Disperse 2 Stupefy 3 Debilitate 4 Censure 5 Ostentatious | |

5 | The rule was _____d by the committee after it was clear that it would not be effective. |
1 Skeptical 2 Abrogate 3 Poignant 4 Astute 5 Legacy | |

6 | The smooth features of his youth had turned into the _____ face of a worn - out old man. |
1 Haggard 2 Implication 3 Inalienable 4 Lethargic 5 Futile | |

7 | Heifetz is a violin _____. |
1 Criterion 2 Aplomb 3 Intractable 4 Ironic 5 Virtuoso | |

8 | If the speaker was nervous she didn't show it, facing the audience with _____. |
1 Augment 2 Aplomb 3 Inadvertently 4 Debilitate 5 Recluse | |

9 | The _____ window shade kept the sunlight out of the room. |
1 Vapid 2 Potpourri 3 Sanction 4 Austerity 5 Opaque | |

10 | The earthquake wreaked many homes and sent hordes of people into _____. |
1 Pandemonium 2 Capitulate 3 Dilatory 4 Resilience 5 Trepidation | |

Number | Question | Answer | Your answer |

11 | It is _____ that his success came when he least wanted it. |
1 Blatant 2 Ambivalence 3 Ironic 4 Lethargic 5 Debonair | |

12 | Despite all attempts to decipher the code, it remained an _____. |
1 Scrupulous 2 Enigma 3 Philanthropist 4 Trepidation 5 Exemplary | |

13 | He has such a _____ personality that one never knows what kind of mood he will be in. |
1 Exorbitant 2 Mitigate 3 Lethargic 4 Volatile 5 Prodigal | |

14 | Laura refused to take sleeping pills or any other medicine that might _____ her. |
1 Stupefy 2 Unkempt 3 Nurture 4 Zealot 5 Succinct | |

15 | Your reasoning must be _____ because it leads to a ridiculous answer. |
1 Prodigal 2 Relegate 3 Fallacious 4 Oscillation 5 Emulate | |

16 | The _____s urged that we reduce our military budget and recall our troops stationed overseas. |
1 Histrionic 2 Pacifist 3 Regression 4 Stupefy 5 Irresolute | |

17 | He gave an _____ reply to the question to avoid answering directly. |
1 Peripheral 2 Equivocal 3 Indict 4 Dilatory 5 Acquiesce | |

18 | His _____ instructions misled us; we did not know which road to take. |
1 Pervasive 2 Ambiguous 3 Gravity 4 Exonerate 5 Divergent | |

19 | Some contemporary musicians deliberately use _____ to achieve certain effects. |
1 Bequeath 2 Sagacious 3 Dissonance 4 Benign 5 Compliance | |

20 | It is _____ that you will come to our aid if we are attacked. |
1 Dilatory 2 Disperse 3 Implicit 4 Incidental 5 Bequeath | |

Number | Question | Answer | Your answer |

21 | The horse was _____ and refused to enter the starting gate. |
1 Intractable 2 Divergent 3 Sagacious 4 Vacillation 5 Magnanimous | |

22 | The old roof was full of _____s, sagging and bulging like a tin ocean. |
1 Sanction 2 Innovation 3 Undulation 4 Capricious 5 Predilection | |

23 | We could hardly accuse him of _____: his nephew really is the best - qualified candidate for the job. |
1 Nepotism 2 Aplomb 3 Connoisseur 4 Inane 5 Sanction | |

24 | Everyone expects at least a _____ of praise for his accomplishments. |
1 Modicum 2 Irresolute 3 Solemnity 4 Profound 5 Discursive | |

25 | Torn between loving her parents one-minute and hating them the next, she was confused by the _____ of her feelings. |
1 Fiasco 2 Satirical 3 Disdain 4 Pacifist 5 Ambivalence | |

26 | The senator is so obsessed with power that he must suffer from _____. |
1 Umbrage 2 Garbled 3 Peripheral 4 Vilify 5 Megalomania | |

27 | Many social workers have attempted to _____ the conditions of people living in the slums. |
1 Garbled 2 Sanction 3 Megalomania 4 Ameliorate 5 Converge | |

28 | Some mornings I feel a great _____ to get out of bed. |
1 Disinclination 2 Undulation 3 Blatant 4 Unbridled 5 Reprehensible | |

29 | The waitress disliked serving him dinner because of his very _____ taste. |
1 Redundant 2 Duplicity 3 Preclude 4 Fastidious 5 Disdain | |

30 | The airline decided to _____ its new route to the Far East with a special reduced fare offer. |
1 Simulated 2 Unobtrusive 3 Inaugurate 4 Savory 5 Discerning | |

Number | Question | Answer | Your answer |

31 | This test should provide us with a _____ analysis of the value of this course. |
1 Archaic 2 Incorrigible 3 Pragmatic 4 Innocuous 5 Ecstatic | |

32 | He is only a _____ president; he does not have any real powers. Her fee is so _____ that she will never get rich from it. |
1 Nominal 2 Ebullient 3 Undulation 4 Disparity 5 Mercenary | |

33 | The new justices, who were a strict and solemn group, maintained the _____ and dignity of the court. |
1 Grotesque 2 Austerity 3 Ruminate 4 Equivocal 5 Lucid | |

34 | Reed had no patience with the conservative views _____ in the America of his day. |
1 Cursory 2 Prevalent 3 Regression 4 Proximity 5 Unkempt | |

35 | She _____ed his invitation so smoothly that he did not realize he had been snubbed. |
1 Vicarious 2 Indulgent 3 Repercussion 4 Despondent 5 Rebuff | |

36 | The head of a modern school should not have _____ ideas. |
1 Prodigal 2 Inaugurate 3 Opulence 4 Archaic 5 Delineate | |

37 | He is must too _____ to be fooled by a trick like that. |
1 Ingenuous 2 Guile 3 Sagacious 4 Enervate 5 Pacifist | |

38 | The lawyer was pleased when the case was sent to Judge Smith's chambers because Smith was noted for her _____ toward first offenders. |
1 Venerate 2 Vilify 3 Exonerate 4 Acquiesce 5 Clemency | |

39 | His frequent use of clichés made his essay seem _____. |
1 Immutable 2 Intermittent 3 Nullify 4 Banal 5 Scrupulous | |

40 | I hope I can find someone who speaks English in this _____ neighborhood. |
1 Ebullient 2 Polyglot 3 Volatile 4 Lethargic 5 Sobriety | |

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41 | Visitors from less wealthy lands are amazed and impressed by the _____ of this country. |
1 Arbitrary 2 Opulence 3 Preclude 4 Commodious 5 Skeptical | |

42 | If I understand the _____s of your remark, you do not trust our captain. |
1 Implication 2 Plausible 3 Pacifist 4 Ingenuous 5 Innocuous | |

43 | That song is particularly _____ of my college days. |
1 Oscillation 2 Garbled 3 Ingenuous 4 Prodigal 5 Reminiscent | |

44 | _____ parents spoil their children by giving in to their every whim. |
1 Infiltrate 2 Effervescent 3 Indulgent 4 Dilatory 5 Abrogate | |

45 | Although the artist used various media from time to time, she had a _____ for watercolors. |
1 Fanaticism 2 Modicum 3 Innate 4 Superfluous 5 Predilection | |

46 | I am sure this letter naming the actual culprit will _____ you. |
1 Laconic 2 Volatile 3 Aggrandizement 4 Exonerate 5 Vicarious | |

47 | Once the contract was _____, it no longer had any legal force. |
1 Mercenary 2 Equivocal 3 Savory 4 Incorrigible 5 Nullify | |

48 | The beggar was dirty and _____. |
1 Precedent 2 Savory 3 Unkempt 4 Gnarled 5 Guile | |

49 | The _____ expression on his face aroused our sympathy. |
1 Recluse 2 Lugubrious 3 Venerate 4 Emaciated 5 Poignant | |

50 | I will not be _____d into granting you your wish. |
1 Eclectic 2 Emaciated 3 Pedantic 4 Decadence 5 Cajole | |

Number | Question | Answer | Your answer |

51 | Nothing he did could _____ her wrath; she was unforgiving. |
1 Discerning 2 Sagacious 3 Hackneyed 4 Mitigate 5 Prolific | |

52 | He is a powerful storyteller, but he is weakest when he attempts to _____ character. |
1 Abrogate 2 Augment 3 Vilify 4 Delineate 5 Eclectic | |

53 | He was so _____ in his youth that he has nothing left for his old age. |
1 Sinecure 2 Reticence 3 Sagacious 4 Prodigal 5 Dilatory | |

54 | His failure to notice his opponent's strength proved to be his _____. |
1 Exonerate 2 Haughtiness 3 Stoic 4 Nemesis 5 Concur | |

55 | Dave saw nothing _____ about wearing sneakers with his tuxedo. |
1 Affirmation 2 Nominal 3 Concur 4 Incongruous 5 Fervor | |

56 | She was slow to recover from her illness; even a short walk to the window left her _____d. |
1 Embellish 2 Enervate 3 Ironic 4 Volatile 5 Corroborate | |

57 | She was still angry despite his _____ words. |
1 Piety 2 Nominal 3 Indolent 4 Vapid 5 Conciliatory | |

58 | No matter how hard he tried, his efforts were _____. |
1 Futile 2 Urbane 3 Capricious 4 Renounce 5 Pandemonium | |

59 | The minister said that nothing should disturb the _____ of the marriage service. |
1 Prevalent 2 Mitigate 3 Evanescent 4 Legacy 5 Solemnity | |

60 | The reporter was so _____ in completing his assignment that he missed the deadline. |
1 Exonerate 2 Dilatory 3 Incorrigible 4 Savory 5 Ambivalence | |

Number | Question | Answer | Your answer |

61 | It was hard to _____ him from doing what we planned. |
1 Opaque 2 Decadence 3 Didactic 4 Despot 5 Dissuade | |

62 | The young man's belief in _____ led him to give up all responsibilities and requirements in pursuit of pleasure. |
1 Unkempt 2 Protagonist 3 Hedonism 4 Notoriety 5 Censure | |

63 | The real hero is modest, never _____. |
1 Affirmation 2 Cajole 3 Ostentatious 4 Frivolity 5 Debilitate | |

64 | The judge _____d the criminal for his evil deeds. |
1 Berate 2 Equivocal 3 Decadence 4 Discerning 5 Explicit | |

65 | The agents in charge of protecting the president tried to be as _____ as possible. |
1 Unobtrusive 2 Perfunctory 3 Condone 4 Despot 5 Delineate | |

66 | Seldom have I seen food and drink served in such _____ as at the wedding feast. |
1 Esoteric 2 Evanescent 3 Spontaneous 4 Polyglot 5 Profusion | |

67 | Her husband is rather coarse in manner but, in contrast, she is _____. |
1 Urbane 2 Infiltrate 3 Grotesque 4 Converge 5 Spontaneous | |

68 | The expression "he passed away" is a _____ for "he died". |
1 Discordant 2 Extol 3 Euphemism 4 Sagacious 5 Subversive |