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English Vocabulary Test

01. Choose the definition that best reflects the meaning of the word in CAPITAL LETTERS as it is used in the sentence below.
Now that the festivities have ended, perhaps we can return to some SEMBLANCE of normality.
a. Sentiment, emotion
b. Agreement
c. Outward appearance

Ans: (c)

02. Choose the word that best corresponds with definition given below.
n. A mass or crowd; multitude
a. Reprieve
b. Malady
c. Horde
d. Indulgence

Ans: (c)

3. Choose the word that best corresponds with the definition given below.
Adj. Narrow-minded; limited in scope
a. Hermetic
b. Foreseeable
c. Sporadic
d. Sectarian

Ans: (b)
04. Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct homophone from the options below.
Who has the power to _________ out justice to the citizens of this country?
a. Meet
b. Mete
c. Meat

5. Which of the following sentences illustrates correct verb and verb tense usage?

a. Let’s want until seven to leave; the traffic should be much lighter by then.
b. My boss says I have to stay late tonight because I was sleeping during office hours.
c. I would call them, but I think they have left for the day.
d. Have you seen the cookies that were on my desk? They seem to have disappeared.
e. All of the above.

06. Choose the series of articles and conjunctions that best completes the following sentence.____ she was feeling ill, Teresa wanted to eat only ____ apple ___ some soup.
a. Yet, the, or
b. After, an, or
c. Because, an, or
d. If, a, and

07. Choose the series of preposition that best completes the following sentence.
Although the issue was very serious, the committee disposed___ it in a few minutes and moved ___ to other business.
a. onto, off
b. Of, away
c. On, out
d. Of, on

08. Choose the phrase that best completes the sentence below without creating a run-on sentence.
Mr. Peach has sent his four children to Ivy league colleges_____ he has sacrificed his health working day and night in that dusty factory.
a. however
b. ; however,
c. , however
d. however,

09. Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct homophone from the options below.
We all remarked on how well the spray of begonias __________________ her hair color.
a. Complimented
b. Complemented

10. Choose the word that best corresponds with the definition given below.
Adj. sluggish; apathetic; dull
a. Turbid
b. Torpid
c. Turgid
d. Tepid

11. Choose the word or phrase that is most nearly a synonym for the word in CAPITAL LETTERS in the following sentence.
Agatha RUMINATED for weeks about the consequences of telling Arthur about the affair.
a. Pondered
b. Worried
c. Neglected
d. Laughed

12. Choose the definition that best reflects the meaning of the word CAPITAL LETTERS as it is used in the sentence bellow.
We fully expect Elizabeth to FOIST her work on us and disappear for the weekend as usual.
a. Force upon, palm off
b. Take away, take off one’s hands
c. Keep for oneself

13. Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct homophone from the options below.
The grueling competition really tested the ______________ of the gymnastics team.
a. Meddle
b. Metal
c. Medal
d. Mettle

14. Chose the word that best corresponds with the definition given below.
adj. Similar to something else in certain respects, as in form, function, or meaning
a. Abject
b. Agrarian
c. Analogous
d. Amalgam

15. Choose the definition that best reflects te meaning of the word in CAPITAL LETTERS as it is used in the sentence below.
The publicist was surprised by the INUNDATION of fan letters for her top client
a. Delge
b. Death
c. Hindrance

16. Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct homophones from the options below.
The skillful candidate’s ______________ speech was delightful to listen to, but failed to explain how he would archive the ________________goals of peach and prosperity.
a. Illusive/elusive
b. Allusive/elusive
c. Elusive/allusive
d. Allusive/illusive

17. Choose the word that best corresponds with the definition given below.
n. Flair; style; a flamboyant manner
a. Panache
b. Voracious
c. Resonance
d. cosmology

18. Choose the definition that best reflects the meaning of the word in CAPITAL LETTERS as it is used in the sentence below.
These artists really IMBUE their work with a spirit of profound freedom.
a. Spoil
b. Detract from; dbase
c. Fill or permeate with a particular feeling or quality

19. Choose the word or phrase that is most nearly an antonym of the word below.
ADVERSE
a. Moody
b. Poetic
c. Favorable
d. Twisted

20. Choose the word or phrase that is most nearly a synonym for the word in capital letters in the following sentences.
She entered the ballroom on the arm of a DEBONAIR young man.
a. Imprudent and unrefined
b. Cheerful and clumsy
c. Selfish and dissipated
d. Charming and elegant

21. Choose the word that best corresponds with the definition given below.
v. To issue a vehement verbal attack to denounce explosively
a. Vituperative
b. Litigant
c. Fulminate
d. exhume

22. choose the definition that best reflects the meaning of the word in CAPITAL LETTERS as it is used in the sentence below.
The recent shenanigans in the town square went against all PRECEPTS of decency.
a. Rules for action or behavior
b. Vague ideas; abstractions
c. Significance

23. Choose the word or phrase that is most nearly a synonym for the word in CAPITAL LETTERS in the following sentence.
Alec has always been CONTEMPTUOUS of his fellow writers.
a. Disdainful
b. Inspired by
c. Disliked by
d. Respectful

24. Choose the word or phrase that is most nearly an antonym of the word below.
AVARICE
a. State of good health
b. Materialism
c. Loneliness
d. generosity

25. Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct set of homophones from the options below.
Rachel knew that she’d soon be living in ___________ circumstances unless she got her financial problems ________ out immediately.
a. Straightened/straitened
b. Straitened/straightened

26. Choose the definition that bet reflects the meaning of the word in CAPITAL LETTERS as it is used in the sentence below.
The community theater troupe faced one problem after another, so it was no surprise that their season ended in a debacle.
a. Conundrum
b. Spectacle; display
c. Complete failure; breaking up

27. Choose the definition that best reflects the meaning of the word in CAPITAL LETTERS as it is used in the sentence below.
The journalist denied that he had any PRURIANT interest in the politician’s private life. But his titillating articles seemed to indicate otherwise.
a. Mercenary; venal
b. Overly curious about the sexual behavior of others
c. Characterized by profound insight

28. Choose the definition that best reflects the meaning of the word in CAPITAL LETTERS as it is used in the sentence below.
Alicia, who loved both men equally and wanted to hurt neither, found herself in quite QUANDARY over which one she should choose.
a. Happy circumstance
b. Puzzling predicament
c. Easy decision

29. Choose the word that best corresponds with definition given below.
adj. Hardhearted; unmoved by pity
a. Apologetic
b. Parsimonious
c. Obdurate
d. abdicated

30. Choose the word or phrase that is most nearly an antonym of the word below.
RILE
a. placate
b. annoy
c. waste
d. construct


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