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  • 1. 

    To communicate; impart; make known:

    • A.

      Crescent

    • B.

      Complimentary

    • C.

      Clambered

    • D.

      Conveyed

    Correct Answer
    D. Conveyed
    Explanation
    Conveyed means to communicate or make known. It is the most suitable word in the given options as it directly matches the definition provided. Crescent, complimentary, and clambered do not have the same meaning and do not fit the context of the question.

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  • 2. 

    The figure of the moon at  a stage, a sliver of something.

    • A.

      Crescent

    • B.

      Ominous

    • C.

      Radiate

    • D.

      Fixate

    Correct Answer
    A. Crescent
    Explanation
    The word "crescent" refers to the shape of the moon when it is less than half illuminated. The description of "a stage, a sliver of something" suggests a small, curved shape, which aligns with the definition of a crescent. Therefore, "crescent" is the correct answer.

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  • 3. 

    Climb awkwardly (as by scrambling)

    • A.

      Brandished

    • B.

      Perplexed

    • C.

      Clambered

    • D.

      Flailing

    Correct Answer
    C. Clambered
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Clambered." Clambered means to climb awkwardly or scramble, which fits with the given description of climbing awkwardly. The other options, brandished, perplexed, and flailing, do not relate to the act of climbing. Therefore, clambered is the most appropriate choice.

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  • 4. 

    To shake or wave (as a weapon) menacingly 2: to exhibit in an aggressive manner.

    • A.

      Snickered

    • B.

      Brandished

    • C.

      Savored

    • D.

      Clambered

    Correct Answer
    B. Brandished
    Explanation
    Brandished means to shake or wave a weapon in a menacing or threatening manner, or to exhibit something in an aggressive way. This action is often used to intimidate or show dominance. In this context, the word "brandished" is the best fit as it aligns with the definition provided. Snickered means to laugh in a mocking or contemptuous manner, Savored means to enjoy or appreciate something, and Clambered means to climb or move in a laborious or awkward way. These words do not convey the same aggressive or menacing action as brandished.

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  • 5. 

    To beat or thrash about

    • A.

      Snickered

    • B.

      Clambered

    • C.

      Mayhem

    • D.

      Flailing

    Correct Answer
    D. Flailing
    Explanation
    Flailing means to beat or thrash about, which is the closest in meaning to the given phrase. Snickered means to laugh in a mocking or disrespectful manner. Clambered means to climb or move awkwardly. Mayhem means chaos or disorder. Among the given options, only flailing accurately describes the action of beating or thrashing about.

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  • 6. 

    Deeply affected, as with grief, fear, other emotions or sickness.

    • A.

      Stricken

    • B.

      Anguish

    • C.

      Bitter

    • D.

      Dismay

    Correct Answer
    A. Stricken
    Explanation
    The word "stricken" means to be deeply affected by grief, fear, other emotions, or sickness. It implies a strong and intense emotional or physical impact. The other options, "anguish," "bitter," and "dismay," also convey negative emotions, but they do not specifically indicate being deeply affected or struck by something. Therefore, "stricken" is the most appropriate answer in this context.

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  • 7. 

    Having a harsh, disagreeably acrid taste or intense antagonism or hostility.

    • A.

      Bitter

    • B.

      Trench Mouth

    • C.

      Agonize

    • D.

      Peevish

    Correct Answer
    A. Bitter
    Explanation
    Bitter is the correct answer because it is the only word in the given options that accurately describes the given definition. Bitter refers to having a harsh and unpleasant taste, as well as intense antagonism or hostility. The other options, Trench Mouth, Agonize, and Peevish, do not align with the given definition.

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  • 8. 

    A bacterial ulcerative disease characterized by inflammation of the tonsils, gums, etc. so called because it was prevalent in soldiers in the Trenches during World War I.

    • A.

      Clambered

    • B.

      Stricken

    • C.

      Trench Mouth

    • D.

      Skulking

    Correct Answer
    C. Trench Mouth
    Explanation
    Trench Mouth is the correct answer because it refers to a bacterial ulcerative disease that was commonly seen among soldiers in the trenches during World War I. The disease is characterized by inflammation of the tonsils, gums, and other oral tissues. The term "Trench Mouth" is used to describe this condition due to its prevalence in soldiers who were stationed in the trenches during the war.

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  • 9. 

    1. to send out in or as if in rays 2. to spread abroad or around as if from a center.

    • A.

      Radiate

    • B.

      Ominous

    • C.

      Epidemic

    • D.

      Enfolded

    Correct Answer
    A. Radiate
    Explanation
    The word "radiate" means to send out in or as if in rays, or to spread abroad or around as if from a center. It suggests the idea of something emanating or extending outward from a central point, like rays of light or heat.

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  • 10. 

    Puzzled, mentally confused, to make things more complicated and confusing

    • A.

      Gawk

    • B.

      Epidemic

    • C.

      Savored

    • D.

      Perplexed

    Correct Answer
    D. Perplexed
    Explanation
    Perplexed means being puzzled or mentally confused. It also refers to the act of making things more complicated and confusing. Therefore, it is the most suitable word that fits the given definition. "Gawk" means to stare openly in a rude or stupid manner, "Epidemic" refers to the rapid spread of a disease, and "Savored" means to enjoy or appreciate something. These words do not convey the meaning of being mentally confused or making things complicated, unlike "Perplexed".

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  • 11. 

    We are much ____________________for your help, it was very kind of you to go all the way to our house just to see if we had left the oven on when we went to Flagstaff.

    • A.

      Smarmy

    • B.

      Obliged

    • C.

      Fixated

    • D.

      Complimentary

    Correct Answer
    B. Obliged
    Explanation
    The word "obliged" is the correct answer because it fits the context of the sentence. The sentence expresses gratitude and appreciation for someone's help and kindness in checking if the oven was left on. "Obliged" means to be grateful or indebted to someone for their assistance or kindness, making it the most suitable word choice in this scenario.

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  • 12. 

    It was obvious that the woman was in deep _______________________ having to watch her child be trapped in the car after the accident.

    • A.

      Anguish

    • B.

      Agonize

    • C.

      Fixated

    • D.

      Demoralize

    Correct Answer
    A. Anguish
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "anguish". The sentence indicates that the woman is experiencing a strong emotion or feeling due to the distressing situation of her child being trapped in the car after the accident. "Anguish" accurately describes the intense mental or emotional suffering and distress that the woman is likely going through in this situation.

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  • 13. 

    To cause to suffer agony : torture  1 : to suffer agony, torture, or anguish disgrace

    • A.

      Anguish

    • B.

      Agonize

    • C.

      Stricken

    • D.

      Snickered

    Correct Answer
    B. Agonize
    Explanation
    Agonize is the correct answer because it means to cause someone to suffer agony or torture. The given definition of "to suffer agony, torture, or anguish" aligns with the meaning of agonize. The other options - anguish, stricken, and snickered - do not carry the same connotation of causing suffering or torture.

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  • 14. 

    I consider my underwear an ________________________ part of my wardrobe.  Can't leave home without them!

    • A.

      Indispensable

    • B.

      Ominous

    • C.

      Peevish

    • D.

      Clambered

    Correct Answer
    A. Indispensable
    Explanation
    The word "indispensable" means absolutely necessary or essential. In the given sentence, the speaker is stating that they consider their underwear to be a crucial and necessary part of their wardrobe, to the point where they cannot leave home without them. This implies that the speaker believes underwear to be indispensable, highlighting its importance and necessity in their daily life.

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  • 15. 

    When he found out when we were going to pick the new cheerleaders, he kept __________________ around trying to find out first.

    • A.

      Demoralize

    • B.

      Epidemic

    • C.

      Skulking

    • D.

      Complimentary

    Correct Answer
    C. Skulking
    Explanation
    The word "skulking" means to move stealthily or to hide oneself in a sneaky manner. In the given sentence, the person found out about the time for picking new cheerleaders and then continued to engage in secretive behavior in order to try and find out first. Therefore, "skulking" is the most appropriate word that fits the context and provides a logical explanation for the person's actions.

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  • 16. 

    My Aunt Bertha always_________________ me in perfumed drenched bear hugs that last FOREVER,  I hate it.

    • A.

      Indispensable

    • B.

      Enfolds

    • C.

      Gawk

    • D.

      Complimentary

    Correct Answer
    B. Enfolds
    Explanation
    The word "enfolds" means to embrace or hug someone tightly. In the given sentence, the speaker's Aunt Bertha always gives them long and tight bear hugs that are filled with perfume. The speaker expresses their dislike for these hugs, indicating that they hate it when Aunt Bertha enfolds them in her perfumed hugs.

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  • 17. 

    My two year old is often very ____________________________, NOTHING can make him happy.

    • A.

      Anguish

    • B.

      Menace

    • C.

      Peevish

    • D.

      Radiate

    Correct Answer
    C. Peevish
    Explanation
    The word "peevish" means easily irritated or annoyed. In the given sentence, the speaker states that their two-year-old is often very peevish, meaning that the child is frequently irritable or easily annoyed. The speaker also mentions that nothing can make the child happy, further emphasizing the child's irritable nature.

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  • 18. 

     I wanted to wipe that __________________expression off his face after he got an A on the test and I got a C - especially since I know for certain he didn't even study.

    • A.

      Complimentary

    • B.

      Peevish

    • C.

      Menace

    • D.

      Smarmy

    Correct Answer
    D. Smarmy
    Explanation
    In this context, "smarmy" is the most appropriate word to describe the expression on the person's face. It suggests that the person is behaving in an insincere or ingratiating manner, possibly showing off their success in a way that is annoying or irritating to the speaker. The word "smarmy" implies a sense of fake charm or self-satisfaction, which fits well with the situation described in the sentence.

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  • 19. 

    My brother is such a ____________________with the car we had to buy two mailboxes and three new trash cans for the people down our street.

    • A.

      Menace

    • B.

      Witty

    • C.

      Dismay

    • D.

      Mayhem

    Correct Answer
    A. Menace
    Explanation
    The word "menace" fits in the given sentence because it implies that the brother is causing trouble or danger with the car. This is supported by the fact that they had to buy two mailboxes and three new trash cans for the people down their street, suggesting that the brother's actions with the car have caused damage to the neighbors' property.

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  • 20. 

    I was so ________________________ on getting my assignment done that I didn't notice that the bell had rung and people were starting to leave class.

    • A.

      Fixated

    • B.

      Brandished

    • C.

      Dismay

    • D.

      Savored

    Correct Answer
    A. Fixated
    Explanation
    The word "fixated" in this context means to be completely focused or absorbed in something. The sentence suggests that the person was so engrossed in completing their assignment that they didn't realize the bell had rung and people were leaving the class.

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  • 21. 

     The sky is really cloudy and _______________________ looking, like a BIG storm is coming.

    • A.

      Radiate

    • B.

      Witty

    • C.

      Ominous

    • D.

      Crescent

    Correct Answer
    C. Ominous
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ominous". This word is used to describe something that gives the impression that something bad or harmful is going to happen. In the given sentence, the cloudy and foreboding appearance of the sky suggests that a big storm is approaching, which aligns with the meaning of "ominous".

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  • 22. 

    We were totally _______________________________ after we got beaten by over 50 points in our last football game.

    • A.

      Enfolded

    • B.

      Agonized

    • C.

      Obliged

    • D.

      Demoralized

    Correct Answer
    D. Demoralized
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "demoralized" because it means to feel disheartened or discouraged. In the given sentence, the team feels dispirited and downcast after losing the football game by a large margin.

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  • 23. 

    There was an __________________________ of Swine Flu after the hurricane, and becasue people didn't have everything they needed, a lot of people got sick and died.

    • A.

      Radiate

    • B.

      Epidemic

    • C.

      Complimentary

    • D.

      Smarmy

    Correct Answer
    B. Epidemic
    Explanation
    After the hurricane, there was a rapid spread of Swine Flu, leading to an epidemic. Due to the lack of necessary resources and supplies, many individuals were unable to take proper precautions and as a result, a large number of people fell ill and died.

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  • 24. 

    When the famous actress (Julia Roberts) asked me for directions at McDonalds, I was struck speechless - all I could do was ____________ like a moron.

    • A.

      Gawk

    • B.

      Skulk

    • C.

      Fixate

    • D.

      Menace

    Correct Answer
    A. Gawk
    Explanation
    When the famous actress (Julia Roberts) asked me for directions at McDonalds, I was struck speechless - all I could do was gawk like a moron.

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  • 25. 

    I always __________________________ my last piece of Halloween candy - there's just nothing as yummy as free chocolate.

    • A.

      Savor

    • B.

      Flail

    • C.

      Bitter

    • D.

      Menace

    Correct Answer
    A. Savor
    Explanation
    The word "savor" means to enjoy or appreciate something fully, especially when it comes to food or flavors. In this context, the speaker is stating that they always savor their last piece of Halloween candy because they find free chocolate to be delicious and enjoyable.

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  • 26. 

    She gave us ____________________________ tickets to the new movie.

    • A.

      Flailing

    • B.

      Epidemic

    • C.

      Complimentary

    • D.

      Perplexed

    Correct Answer
    C. Complimentary
    Explanation
    The word "complimentary" is the correct answer because it means that she gave us the tickets for free, as a gesture of goodwill or as a gift. This is supported by the context of the sentence, as it suggests that she gave us something positive without any cost or obligation.

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  • 27. 

    She is always so funny and __________________ with her friends, I’m jealous.

    • A.

      Peevish

    • B.

      Bitter

    • C.

      Snickered

    • D.

      Witty

    Correct Answer
    D. Witty
    Explanation
    The word "witty" means clever and humorous, which suggests that the person is always able to make her friends laugh. The speaker feels jealous because they admire her ability to be funny and entertaining.

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  • 28. 

    Sudden or complete loss of courage, discourage completely and suddenly.

    • A.

      Dismay

    • B.

      Flailing

    • C.

      Bitter

    • D.

      Brandished

    Correct Answer
    A. Dismay
    Explanation
    Dismay refers to a sudden or complete loss of courage or the feeling of being discouraged completely and suddenly. It can be used to describe a state of shock, disappointment, or distress. This word captures the sense of being overwhelmed or disheartened by a situation or event, causing a loss of confidence or hope.

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  • 29. 

    When my brother got grounded and couldn't go to the dance, I _______________________, and then he hit me.

    • A.

      Peevish

    • B.

      Savored

    • C.

      Snickered

    • D.

      Stricken

    Correct Answer
    C. Snickered
    Explanation
    In this scenario, the speaker's brother is unable to attend the dance because he is grounded. The word "snickered" is the correct answer because it suggests that the speaker found amusement or satisfaction in their brother's misfortune. This implies that the speaker may have taken pleasure in their brother's disappointment, which resulted in the brother hitting them.

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  • 30. 

    I love the _____________________ commercial with the raccoons and the man just tearing up the attic and ruining it for the poor people who live there.

    • A.

      Ominous

    • B.

      Complimentary

    • C.

      Epidemic

    • D.

      Mayhem

    Correct Answer
    D. Mayhem
    Explanation
    The word "mayhem" accurately describes the situation depicted in the commercial, where the man is causing chaos and destruction in the attic. Mayhem refers to violent or chaotic behavior, which perfectly fits the description of the man tearing up the attic and ruining it.

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