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Grammar, Vocabulary Go Hand in Hand
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person’s vocabulary. We feel tests like these are most valuable when they stick to practical words that are effective in relaying the message without
exalting the brilliance of the messenger.
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1: D) magnetism. Nina has the talent and charisma required for the role.
2: A) obscure. Because of its esoteric storyline, the film failed at the box office.
3: B) unbelieving. She was incredulous when she heard my lame excuse.
4: A) carefree. Chombley marveled at the waif’s blithe, graceful manner.
5: D) perplexed. Ralph was nonplussed by the stranger’s thick accent.
6: B) irregularity. There is no greater anomaly in nature than a fish that can’t swim.
7: C) well-read. After years of rigorous study, LaMar has become erudite in the field of prehistoric African art.
8: C) unpredictable. Dana’s capricious demands and disgraceful conduct outraged the staff.
9: D) high-spirited. The pianist’s ebullient interpretation of the sonata enthralled the audience.
10: C) unmanageable. At first the pain was controllable—then it became intractable.
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