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  • 1. 

    Mr. Huge was very proud of his auto superstore. “We have such an extensive selection of cars,” he said, “so everyone should find a vehicle that he or she will love!” The word “extensive” means __________.

    • A.

      Costing a lot of money

    • B.

      Large amount

    • C.

      Having no color

    • D.

      Not enough

    Correct Answer
    B. Large amount
    Explanation
    The word "extensive" means a large amount or a wide range. In the given context, Mr. Huge is proud of his auto superstore because it has a wide selection of cars, indicating that there are many options available. Therefore, the correct answer is "large amount".

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  • 2. 

    Friendship is a priceless thing. If Chris put a price, or conditions, on her friendship, it’s no longer priceless. In fact, it’s not real friendship at all! If something is priceless, __________.

    • A.

      It has a missing tag

    • B.

      It has no value

    • C.

      It has great value

    • D.

      It is made out of rice

    Correct Answer
    C. It has great value
    Explanation
    If something is described as priceless, it means that it has great value. The word "priceless" implies that the item or concept cannot be assigned a monetary value because it is considered to be extremely valuable or precious. In the context of the given explanation, friendship is described as priceless because it holds immense value and cannot be measured or quantified in terms of money or conditions.

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  • 3. 

    The news story was based on a letter that was a fabrication. Now the reporter who wrote the story is in big trouble. Will anyone believe him again? A fabrication is __________.

    • A.

      Made of cloth

    • B.

      Full of long words

    • C.

      Funny

    • D.

      Fake

    Correct Answer
    D. Fake
    Explanation
    A fabrication refers to something that is fake or not true. In the context of the given situation, the news story was based on a letter that turned out to be a fabrication, meaning it was not genuine or accurate. As a result, the reporter who wrote the story is facing significant trouble because their credibility has been compromised. The word "fake" accurately describes the situation and the consequences the reporter is now facing.

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  • 4. 

    The reporter insisted that the letter he used was authentic. He said that he had shown it to many experts before he used it in his story. When something is authentic, it’s __________.

    • A.

      Genuine or real

    • B.

      Carefuly written

    • C.

      Full of tasty worms

    • D.

      Very old

    Correct Answer
    A. Genuine or real
    Explanation
    The reporter claimed that the letter he used was authentic because he had shown it to many experts before using it in his story. This implies that the letter is genuine or real, as the experts would have confirmed its authenticity.

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  • 5. 

    In 1975, Governor James promised to do something about the high taxes in our state. She didn’t present a tax cut bill to lawmakers until 1985. It took her a decade to keep her promise, but better late than never. How long is a decade?

    • A.

      75 years

    • B.

      85 years

    • C.

      A century

    • D.

      10 years

    Correct Answer
    D. 10 years
    Explanation
    A decade refers to a period of 10 years. In this given context, it took Governor James 10 years to fulfill her promise of presenting a tax cut bill to lawmakers, which aligns with the definition of a decade.

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  • 6. 

    Fortunately, the dizzy spell was transient. He was able to continue playing within seconds and had no trouble winning the match. When you describe an event as “transient,” you are saying that __________.

    • A.

      It sounds like a train

    • B.

      It is quite harmful

    • C.

      It helps you win

    • D.

      It doesn't last long

    Correct Answer
    D. It doesn't last long
    Explanation
    When you describe an event as "transient," you are saying that it doesn't last long.

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  • 7. 

    Brea and Elizabeth are having a dispute over which radio station to play at work. It would be so much simpler if they both liked the same kind of music. A dispute is a __________.

    • A.

      Musical intrument

    • B.

      Choice of music

    • C.

      Discovery

    • D.

      Disagreement

    Correct Answer
    D. Disagreement
    Explanation
    A dispute is a disagreement. In this scenario, Brea and Elizabeth are having a disagreement over which radio station to play at work. They have different preferences and cannot agree on the same kind of music.

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  • 8. 

    When they heard the good news about the court’s decision, the angry crowd cheered and then began to disperse. “It looks like everyone is going home,” one reporter stated. Which would be the opposite of “disperse”?

    • A.

      Come together

    • B.

      Smile

    • C.

      Fly like a bird

    • D.

      Sing

    Correct Answer
    A. Come together
    Explanation
    The opposite of "disperse" would be to "come together".

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  • 9. 

    It’s a wonder to me how anyone can still be undecided about this election. These two candidates are certainly distinct. Each would lead our nation in opposite directions. What does “distinct” mean?

    • A.

      Needing a bath

    • B.

      Dishonest

    • C.

      Clearly different

    • D.

      About the same age

    Correct Answer
    C. Clearly different
    Explanation
    The word "distinct" means clearly different. In the context of the sentence, it suggests that the two candidates are easily distinguishable from each other and have contrasting qualities or ideologies. The speaker finds it surprising that anyone could still be undecided because the candidates are so clearly different from one another.

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  • 10. 

    Your cousin claimed to be late because the doors of his house were frozen shut. Even though I have my doubts, his explanation is plausible. It got really cold last night. I'll just have to take his word for it. If a statement is plausible, __________.

    • A.

      You must always believe it

    • B.

      You should never believe it

    • C.

      It's hard to understand because it makes no sense

    • D.

      It's believable enough to possibly be true

    Correct Answer
    D. It's believable enough to possibly be true
    Explanation
    If a statement is plausible, it means that it is believable enough to possibly be true. In this context, the cousin's explanation of the doors being frozen shut is considered plausible because it got really cold last night, which could have caused the doors to freeze. However, there may still be some doubts or skepticism about the cousin's explanation, hence the phrase "I'll just have to take his word for it."

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  • 11. 

    If you don't curtail your spending, you'll be broke in no time at all! Which word is a synonym of "curtail"?

    • A.

      Reduce

    • B.

      Follow

    • C.

      Behind

    • D.

      Buy

    Correct Answer
    A. Reduce
    Explanation
    The word "curtail" means to cut back or decrease. The word "reduce" also means to decrease or make something smaller. Therefore, "reduce" is a synonym of "curtail".

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  • 12. 

    No word must ever leak out about this military action! It has to be a clandestine operation in order to succeed.  Which word is a synonym of "clandestine"?

    • A.

      Family

    • B.

      Useful

    • C.

      Dangerous

    • D.

      Secret

    Correct Answer
    D. Secret
    Explanation
    The word "clandestine" refers to something that is done secretly or in a concealed manner. Similarly, the word "secret" also means something that is not known or seen by others. Therefore, "secret" is a synonym of "clandestine" as both words convey the idea of something being kept hidden or confidential.

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  • 13. 

    Put this medicine on your arm and rub it into your skin until it's invisible. It will inhibit the infection's attempt to spread. What does “inhibit” mean?

    • A.

      Live in a certain place

    • B.

      Block or slow down

    • C.

      Itch or burn

    • D.

      Help to do something

    Correct Answer
    B. Block or slow down
    Explanation
    "Inhibit" means to block or slow down. In this context, the medicine is being used to prevent the infection from spreading by blocking or slowing down its attempt to do so.

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  • 14. 

    Poor Farmer Chevez labors sixteen hours a day and never has time for a vacation. He deserves better! Everyone should have at least one day a week for rest and relaxation.

    • A.

      Plays

    • B.

      Eats

    • C.

      Works

    • D.

      Unions

    Correct Answer
    C. Works
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "works." This answer is supported by the statement that Poor Farmer Chevez labors sixteen hours a day and never has time for a vacation. This implies that he spends most of his time working and does not have any leisure time. The suggestion that everyone should have at least one day a week for rest and relaxation further emphasizes the idea that Chevez is constantly working and deserves better.

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  • 15. 

    It's not that I'm unfriendly, but sometimes I want to leave society behind and be alone for a while.

    • A.

      People living as members of a group.

    • B.

      Homes with messy floors.

    • C.

      The fastest runners.

    • D.

      People who are afraid of Girl Scouts.

    Correct Answer
    A. People living as members of a group.
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that the person is not unfriendly, but sometimes they prefer to be alone and separate themselves from society. This implies that they value their solitude and prefer to spend time by themselves rather than being part of a group. Therefore, the correct answer is "people living as members of a group" because it contrasts with the person's desire to be alone and suggests that they do not always want to be part of a social setting.

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  • 16. 

    Our new alarm system will wake up the entire neighborhood if an intruder gets in the house. An intruder is someone who intrudes. To intrude is to _________.

    • A.

      Paint or repair old buildings

    • B.

      Wear ones shoes on the wrong feet

    • C.

      go where one is not wanted or doesn't belong

    • D.

      Be very noisy

    Correct Answer
    C. go where one is not wanted or doesn't belong
    Explanation
    To intrude means to go where one is not wanted or doesn't belong. In the context of the given question, an intruder is someone who enters a house without permission or authorization, thus going where they are not wanted or don't belong. Therefore, the correct answer aligns with the definition of intrude.

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  • 17. 

    Those scientists want to hear what our professor thinks about their theory because he is the foremost expert in their field.

    • A.

      The first or main one

    • B.

      Craziest

    • C.

      Least informed

    • D.

      Loudest

    Correct Answer
    A. The first or main one
    Explanation
    The scientists want to hear the opinion of our professor because he is considered the foremost expert in their field. This suggests that he holds a significant position in terms of knowledge and expertise, making his opinion highly valuable and influential. Therefore, he is referred to as the "first or main one" in this context.

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  • 18. 

    Your plan looks good. I hope it will really work. It’s time to implement it and see if it’s as brilliant as you claim.

    • A.

      Instrument

    • B.

      Take a part

    • C.

      Change

    • D.

      Carry out

    Correct Answer
    D. Carry out
    Explanation
    The phrase "carry out" means to put a plan or action into effect or to perform a task. In this context, the speaker is expressing their hope that the plan will be implemented and executed successfully. The phrase suggests that the plan is well thought out and now it is time to see if it will be as effective as claimed.

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  • 19. 

    If your plan fails, we’ll have to find someone who can devise a better one.

    • A.

      Design

    • B.

      Dislike

    • C.

      Appliance

    • D.

      To use peanut butter as toothpaste

    Correct Answer
    A. Design
    Explanation
    The given sentence states that if the plan fails, an alternative person will need to come up with a better plan. The word "design" fits this context as it refers to the act of creating or devising something, such as a plan or strategy. Therefore, "design" is the correct answer.

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  • 20. 

    Of course, I’m not saying that your plan is no good. I tend to be optimistic, so I won’t be surprised when you succeed.

    • A.

      Expecting the best to happen

    • B.

      Needing glasses to see

    • C.

      Full of glass

    • D.

      Unselfish

    Correct Answer
    A. Expecting the best to happen
    Explanation
    The phrase "I tend to be optimistic, so I won't be surprised when you succeed" suggests that the speaker has a positive outlook and believes that the plan will be successful. This aligns with the meaning of "expecting the best to happen." The other options, such as needing glasses to see or being full of glass, do not fit the context of the sentence and are unrelated to the speaker's optimistic attitude. Additionally, there is no indication of being unselfish in the sentence.

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