Number | Question | Answer | Your answer |

1 | The mayfly is an _____ creature. |
1 Ephemeral 2 Lucid 3 Protagonist 4 Sanction 5 Conciliatory | |

2 | Her works had fallen into a state of _____; no one bothered to read them. |
1 Proximity 2 Brevity 3 Megalomania 4 Profound 5 Oblivion | |

3 | To the dismay of his parents, he became more and more _____ every day. |
1 Despondent 2 Hypothetical 3 Predilection 4 Intrepid 5 Cursory | |

4 | He dedicated his life to combating the _____ forces in society. |
1 Subversive 2 Exemplary 3 Sinister 4 Satirical 5 Laconic | |

5 | In China, the people _____ their ancestors. |
1 Censure 2 Venerate 3 Notoriety 4 Undulation 5 Astute | |

6 | As the _____ in uncovering city corruption he stood out like the _____ in a mystery novel. |
1 Disperse 2 Protagonist 3 Brevity 4 Insipid 5 Affirmation | |

7 | The astronauts were _____led as the pioneers of the Space Age. |
1 Haughtiness 2 Delineate 3 Euphemism 4 Extol 5 Pacifist | |

8 | The teacher tried to _____ the angry mother. |
1 Commodious 2 Hackneyed 3 Ameliorate 4 Venerate 5 Placate | |

9 | The two witnesses presented the jury with remarkable _____ accounts of the same episode. |
1 Arbitrary 2 Incorrigible 3 Satirical 4 Divergent 5 Pervasive | |

10 | She is a liar and is always trying to _____ my reputation. |
1 Vilify 2 Incessant 3 Commodious 4 Preclude 5 Divergent | |

Number | Question | Answer | Your answer |

11 | The witch doctor took advantage of the _____ of the superstitious natives. |
1 Berate 2 Prevalent 3 Dissonance 4 Credulity 5 Histrionic | |

12 | She had no respect for him because he seemed weak-willed and _____. |
1 Irresolute 2 Clemency 3 Oblivion 4 Intermittent 5 Proximity | |

13 | He committed a felony and was _____d for punishment. |
1 Incarcerate 2 Virulent 3 Astute 4 Debilitate 5 Reprehensible | |

14 | Fortunately, the disease is in _____, and the patient should recover completely. |
1 Infamous 2 Vivacious 3 Extol 4 Regression 5 Superfluous | |

15 | His _____ love of justice compelled him to come to their aid. |
1 Discordant 2 Hackneyed 3 Inherent 4 Gnarled 5 Incessant | |

16 | Nothing will convince me to _____ the engagement of my daughter to such a worthless young man. |
1 Sanction 2 Prolific 3 Cursory 4 Didactic 5 Inalienable | |

17 | He bought a _____ home for his large family. |
1 Ebullient 2 Pacifist 3 Incorrigible 4 Commodious 5 Exorbitant | |

18 | The philanthropist was most _____. |
1 Despondent 2 Incorrigible 3 Simulated 4 Regression 5 Magnanimous | |

19 | Repeat the instructions _____ to assure me you know what to do. |
1 Verbatim 2 Modicum 3 Cajole 4 Surreptitious 5 Meticulous | |

20 | The leader of the group was held responsible even though he could not control the _____ of his followers. |
1 Homogeneous 2 Perfunctory 3 Undulation 4 Fanaticism 5 Plausible | |

Number | Question | Answer | Your answer |

21 | How can we hope to _____ our forces when our allies are deserting us? |
1 Viable 2 Blatant 3 Augment 4 Disdain 5 Capitulate | |

22 | His remarks are always _____ and pointed. |
1 Debacle 2 Exemplary 3 Succinct 4 Connoisseur 5 Potpourri | |

23 | Why do we have to consider _____ cases when we have actual case histories that we may examine? |
1 Hypothetical 2 Acquiesce 3 Loquacious 4 Terse 5 Scrupulous | |

24 | She _____ omitted two questions on the examination and mismarked her answer sheet. |
1 Unkempt 2 Quandary 3 Mitigate 4 Disseminate 5 Inadvertently | |

25 | His humor lacked the light touch; his jokes were always _____. |
1 Ponderous 2 Modicum 3 Opulence 4 Nullify 5 Incongruous | |

26 | _____ rains marred our picnic. |
1 Engender 2 Incongruous 3 Intermittent 4 Laconic 5 Verbose | |

27 | At one time the automobile was an _____. |
1 Innovation 2 Esoteric 3 Mercenary 4 Precocious 5 Magnanimous | |

28 | You make an enemy of anyone you _____. |
1 Simulated 2 Lucid 3 Disdain 4 Incorrigible 5 Pragmatic | |

29 | The deer sensed the hunter's _____ and bounded away. |
1 Esoteric 2 Predilection 3 Equivocal 4 Proximity 5 Plausible | |

30 | The blockaders hoped to achieve victory as soon as the _____ of the enemy's supplies became serious. |
1 Diminution 2 Inadvertently 3 Unobtrusive 4 Fortuitous 5 Hedonism | |

Number | Question | Answer | Your answer |

31 | They are quite different: one is _____, while the other rarely says a word. |
1 Divergent 2 Criterion 3 Panacea 4 Laconic 5 Loquacious | |

32 | The _____ odor of mothballs clung to the clothes and did not fade away until they had been thoroughly aired. |
1 Innocuous 2 Conviction 3 Ponderous 4 Guile 5 Pervasive | |

33 | Unless we find a witness to _____ your evidence, it will not stand up in court. |
1 Eloquence 2 Incongruous 3 Corroborate 4 Debilitate 5 Skeptical | |

34 | His long period of starvation had left him _____. |
1 Philanthropist 2 Emaciated 3 Subversive 4 Disparage 5 Delineate | |

35 | It is good to have a few _____s in our group because their enthusiasm is contagious. |
1 Surreptitious 2 Reticence 3 Histrionic 4 Profound 5 Zealot | |

36 | Her _____ between the two choices was like the _____ of a pendulum. |
1 Reticence 2 Innovation 3 Miserly 4 Intermittent 5 Oscillation | |

37 | The design for the new school had to be in _____ with the local building code. |
1 Verbose 2 Sagacious 3 Succinct 4 Compliance 5 Innovation | |

38 | Jesse James was an _____ outlaw. |
1 Regression 2 Laud 3 Inadvertently 4 Infamous 5 Sinecure | |

39 | The engineers tested the _____ of the oil. |
1 Viscosity 2 Immutable 3 Intractable 4 Conciliatory 5 Incorrigible | |

40 | Does the threat of capital punishment serve as a _____ to potential killers? |
1 Philanthropist 2 Blasphemy 3 Inaugurate 4 Resilience 5 Deterrent | |

Number | Question | Answer | Your answer |

41 | A little mistake may go unnoticed but a _____ error demands attention. |
1 Unbridled 2 Blatant 3 Ascendancy 4 Paradox 5 Nemesis | |

42 | It is well to _____ over a subject before beginning to write about it. |
1 Poignant 2 Duplicity 3 Ruminate 4 Benign 5 Equivocal | |

43 | The English teacher criticized her story because of its _____ and unoriginal plot. |
1 Extol 2 Hackneyed 3 Umbrage 4 Vivacious 5 Sinister | |

44 | He was _____d for his inappropriate behavior. |
1 Verbatim 2 Censure 3 Panacea 4 Mercenary 5 Redundant | |

45 | I am afraid that this statement will _____ a revolt. |
1 Instigate 2 Concise 3 Ambivalence 4 Infamous 5 Embellish | |

46 | He overlooked many weaknesses when he inspected the factory in his _____ manner. |
1 Hedonism 2 Perfunctory 3 Rustic 4 Futile 5 Credulity | |

47 | Absolute _____ is necessary when one is driving. He seldom laughs but maintains _____. |
1 Unkempt 2 Unbridled 3 Sobriety 4 Censure 5 Peripheral | |

48 | Your remarks are _____; no one can misinterpret them. |
1 Oscillation 2 Explicit 3 Pervasive 4 Conciliatory 5 Dissonance | |

49 | She experienced a _____ joy in her son's success. |
1 Vicarious 2 Stupefy 3 Clemency 4 Vilify 5 Eclectic | |

50 | This contract does not _____ my being employed by others at the same time that I am working for you. |
1 Esoteric 2 Zealot 3 Scrupulous 4 Piety 5 Preclude | |

Number | Question | Answer | Your answer |

51 | His speech was so _____ that much of the audience fell asleep. |
1 Inaugurate 2 Momentous 3 Piety 4 Vapid 5 Hackneyed | |

52 | In a period of _____, high ideals are scoffed at. |
1 Debacle 2 Esoteric 3 Pervasive 4 Fallacious 5 Decadence | |

53 | What would have been a mere defeat turned into a _____. |
1 Scrupulous 2 Urbane 3 Expedient 4 Affirmation 5 Debacle | |

54 | She achieved her high position by _____ and treachery. |
1 Nullify 2 Guile 3 Ruminate 4 Lethargic 5 Haggard | |

55 | When two colleges accepted him, he was in a _____ as to which he should attend. |
1 Ameliorate 2 Prevalent 3 Superfluous 4 Quandary 5 Disparage | |

56 | The consultant's motives were purely _____; he didn't care about the success of the plan. |
1 Compliance 2 Megalomania 3 Mercenary 4 Commodious 5 Inaugurate | |

57 | If the starlet couldn't have a good reputation, she'd settle for _____. |
1 Haughtiness 2 Urbane 3 Notoriety 4 Discursive 5 Protagonist | |

58 | In spite of many misfortunes, her _____ has kept her a happy person. |
1 Disseminate 2 Nominal 3 Resilience 4 Modicum 5 Cajole | |

59 | The old man was well liked because of his _____ attitude toward friend and stranger alike. |
1 Affirmation 2 Disperse 3 Fanaticism 4 Discerning 5 Benign | |

60 | She tried to unite the _____ factions. |
1 Discordant 2 Mundane 3 Irresolute 4 Aggrandizement 5 Oblivion | |

Number | Question | Answer | Your answer |

61 | His _____ annoyed all of us who had to wait until he made his decision. |
1 Vacillation 2 Ecstatic 3 Subversive 4 Delineate 5 Sagacious | |

62 | His handwriting was _____ed with flourishes. |
1 Exorbitant 2 Embellish 3 Vilify 4 Grotesque 5 Ironic | |

63 | When we first meet Hamlet, we find him _____ and depressed. |
1 Morose 2 Incorrigible 3 Oblivion 4 Profound 5 Profane | |

64 | The worshippers resented the _____ of her remarks about their faith. |
1 Irreverence 2 Placate 3 Superfluous 4 Renounce 5 Nomadic | |

65 | The proposal was voted down because it would have set an undesirable _____. |
1 Momentous 2 Brevity 3 Benign 4 Polyglot 5 Precedent | |

66 | The FBI devotes particular attention to groups that seem _____. |
1 Unbridled 2 Subversive 3 Disperse 4 Vicarious 5 Engender | |

67 | Part of my _____ from my parents is an album of family photographs. |
1 Profane 2 Miserly 3 Corroborate 4 Legacy 5 Paradox | |

68 | News of their _____ meeting gradually leaked out. |
1 Surreptitious 2 Discursive 3 Relegate 4 Reticence 5 Incontrovertible | |

69 | The mistake was easily _____d on the word processor. |
1 Eradicate 2 Irresolute 3 Vapid 4 Histrionic 5 Censure | |

70 | We must face the enemy without _____ if we are to win this battle. |
1 Hypothetical 2 Trepidation 3 Nemesis 4 Ascendancy 5 Discursive | |

Number | Question | Answer | Your answer |

71 | The members of the jury will _____ with the foreman's opinion. |
1 Acrimony 2 Concur 3 Ecstatic 4 Archaic 5 Depravity | |

72 | Many of the characters portrayed by Clint Eastwood are _____ types: strong men of few words. |
1 Acquiesce 2 Laconic 3 Vicarious 4 Panacea 5 Conviction | |

73 | He kept his temper for a long time and then exploded in _____ wrath. |
1 Sinister 2 Quandary 3 Unbridled 4 Fastidious 5 Pragmatic | |

74 | The salary for his position will be _____ with applicant's experience. |
1 Inalienable 2 Commensurate 3 Lugubrious 4 Reticence 5 Reminiscent | |

75 | The _____ in their ages made no difference at all. |
1 Repercussion 2 Simulated 3 Verbatim 4 Disparity 5 Condone | |

76 | The disease is highly _____ and has made many of us ill for days. |
1 Deterrent 2 Grotesque 3 Sacrilege 4 Virulent 5 Vacillation | |

77 | The rest of the family disowned the _____ because of his evil conduct. |
1 Reprobate 2 Dissonance 3 Sacrilege 4 Eclectic 5 Opaque | |

78 | The carefree spirit of the youth is _____ and seldom persists into adulthood. |
1 Abrogate 2 Regression 3 Affirmation 4 Discordant 5 Evanescent | |

79 | In order to be able to _____ enemy lines at night without being seen, the scouts darkened their faces and wore black coveralls. |
1 Infiltrate 2 Fiasco 3 Nurture 4 Indulgent 5 Ascendancy | |

80 | These remarks indicate that you are _____ and unaware of life's harsher realities. |
1 Ingenuous 2 Prevalent 3 Hackneyed 4 Lucid 5 Disperse | |

Number | Question | Answer | Your answer |

81 | He appeared at the ball in a _____ costume. |
1 Duplicity 2 Credulity 3 Solemnity 4 Grotesque 5 Eloquence | |

82 | There is subtle meaning in the story but her _____ presentation ruined it. |
1 Lugubrious 2 Eloquence 3 Histrionic 4 Incontrovertible 5 Surreptitious | |

83 | These remarks indicate that you are _____ and unaware of life's harsher realities.. |
1 Profane 2 Regression 3 Aplomb 4 Ingenuous 5 Discursive | |

84 | He was _____ in checking his accounts and never made mistakes. |
1 Exemplary 2 Meticulous 3 Infiltrate 4 Pedantic 5 Nullify | |

85 | Educators try to put pupils of similar abilities into classes because they believe that his _____ grouping is advisable. |
1 Homogeneous 2 Despondent 3 Incongruous 4 Preclude 5 Insipid | |

86 | The sultry weather in the tropics encourages tourists to lead an _____ life. |
1 Indolent 2 Incongruous 3 Criterion 4 Abrogate 5 Simulated | |

87 | I am bored by your _____ talk. |
1 Austerity 2 Solemnity 3 Insipid 4 Discerning 5 Megalomania | |

88 | The old man was such a _____ that no one knew he had died. |
1 Recluse 2 Guile 3 Relegate 4 Sagacious 5 Bequeath | |

89 | The _____ report confused many readers who were not familiar with the facts. |
1 Pedantic 2 Garbled 3 Pandemonium 4 Sanction 5 Renegade | |

90 | His _____ remarks could not be interpreted. |
1 Ruminate 2 Cryptic 3 Notoriety 4 Sinister 5 Philanthropist | |

Number | Question | Answer | Your answer |

91 | The storm was _____ and changed course constantly. |
1 Ingenuous 2 Capricious 3 Vacillation 4 Fortuitous 5 Urbane | |

92 | Their kiss was full of the _____ of first love. |
1 Fervor 2 Hackneyed 3 Hypothetical 4 Decadence 5 Sinister | |

93 | The crowds were stirred by Martin Luther King's _____. |
1 Engender 2 Ascendancy 3 Disdain 4 Eloquence 5 Viscosity | |

94 | We cannot _____ your recent criminal cooperation with the gamblers. |
1 Ecstatic 2 Insipid 3 Discursive 4 Condone 5 Inalienable | |

95 | She was not _____ and preferred to be alone most of the time. |
1 Gregarious 2 Capitulate 3 Megalomania 4 Zealot 5 Affirmation | |

96 | Because they had thought she was a devout believer, they were shocked to hear her utter words of _____. |
1 Blasphemy 2 Archaic 3 Momentous 4 Fortuitous 5 Acquiesce | |

97 | The criminal's lawyer decided to appeal the court's _____ of his client. Nothing could shake his _____ that she was innocent. |
1 Zealot 2 Virulent 3 Decadence 4 Ebullient 5 Conviction | |

98 | People were shocked and dismayed when they learned of his _____ in this affair, as he had always seemed honest and straightforward. |
1 Nominal 2 Vacillation 3 Umbrage 4 Duplicity 5 Rebuff | |

99 | Pictures in a photo album can be _____ reminders of happy times long gone. |
1 Megalomania 2 Prevalent 3 Legacy 4 Poignant 5 Explicit | |

100 | Julia Child's recipes enable amateur chefs to create _____ delicacies for their guests. |
1 Savory 2 Blasphemy 3 Vicarious 4 Terse 5 Concise |