Choosing The Right Word

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Word Quizzes & Trivia

Pick the word that more satisfactory completes each of the following sentences.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    His attempts to rid his administration of inefficiency were so _______________that he came to called the " reformer by fits and starts".
    • A. 

      Unbridled

    • B. 

      Spasmodic

  • 2. 
    The "robber barons" were a group of 19th century captains of industry who amassed wealth by means that a __________________ might use .
    • A. 

      Brigand

    • B. 

      Salvager

  • 3. 
    The evidence intended to show that some races or nationalities are superior to others proved to completly ________________.
    • A. 

      Spurious

    • B. 

      Cumbersome

  • 4. 
    How can you expect to succeed at your new job when you are _______________to believe that is "not right" for you?
    • A. 

      Diffused

    • B. 

      Predisposed

  • 5. 
    The dean ________________ the members of the team for neglecting their homework assignment.
    • A. 

      Effaced

    • B. 

      Admonished

  • 6. 
    The Senator refused to ______________ the floor to any other speaker before had finished his statement.
    • A. 

      Efface

    • B. 

      Relinquish

  • 7. 
    Instead of trying to _____________ the support of the student body, we must earn it by showing our sincerity and ability.
    • A. 

      Commandeer

    • B. 

      Admonish

  • 8. 
    Like the rings a pebble makes in a pool of water, the good feelings generated by the speech ____________ through the crowd.
    • A. 

      Disfused

    • B. 

      Relinquished

  • 9. 
    Since she is so convinced that there is only one right way - her way -I find her too _________for my liking.
    • A. 

      Circumspect

    • B. 

      Opinionated

  • 10. 
    An economy in which the marketplace is considered "open" is one in which competition is more or less ____________.
    • A. 

      Muddled

    • B. 

      Unbridled

  • 11. 
    Is it too much to expect that I will be able to ____________ a few sheds of self-respect from my humiliating failure?
    • A. 

      Admonish

    • B. 

      Salvage

  • 12. 
    Developing nations in all parts of the world face that _____________ problem of gaining a higher level of economic growth.
    • A. 

      Perennial

    • B. 

      Spurious

  • 13. 
    Thus the nation was faced with ______________ in which either advance or retreat might endanger its vital interests.
    • A. 

      Dilemma

    • B. 

      Salvage

  • 14. 
    My mother broke the _____________ in the quarrel between my brother and me by saying that neighter of us could use the car.
    • A. 

      Debris

    • B. 

      Deadlock

  • 15. 
    For the very reason that we are the most powerful nation in the world , we must be extremely _____________ in our foreign policy
    • A. 

      Circumspect

    • B. 

      Cumbersome

  • 16. 
    If only I could ______________ the memory of the shock and disappointment on my mother's face.
    • A. 

      Admonish

    • B. 

      Efface

  • 17. 
    Our city government seems to have  ____________ into a first rate financial crisis.
    • A. 

      Muddled

    • B. 

      Breached

  • 18. 
    The organization of the government is so ________________ that it is all but imposible toknow who is responsible for various activities.
    • A. 

      Cumbersome

    • B. 

      Spurous

  • 19. 
    After the fatal blaze, the first patrol searched through the _____________ for clues that might reveal the cause.
    • A. 

      Debris

    • B. 

      Breach

  • 20. 
    Even Sue's refusal to dance with him did not seem to make a ______________in his gigantic conceit.
    • A. 

      Deadlock

    • B. 

      Breach