1. She wasn't eager to draw his undivided attention, but his distance struck her as unusual, if not yet another ........
A) Objection B) Revelation C) Rejection D) Function E) None of the above
Sol: Objection: an expression or feeling of disapproval or opposition; a reason for disagreeing.
Revelation: a surprising and previously unknown fact that has been disclosed to others.
Rejection: the dismissing or refusing of a proposal, idea, etc.
Function: an activity that is natural to or the purpose of a person or thing.
2. We got a fix on the missile ........ site
A) Mounting B) Launching C) Fixing D) Arranging E) None of the above
Sol: Mounting: a backing, setting, or support for something.
Launching: set (a boat) in motion by pushing it or allowing it to roll into the water.
Fixing: the action of fastening something in place.
Arranging: put (things) in a neat, attractive, or required order.
3. Top athletes are able to ........ their opponents' weaknesses.
A) Understand B) Visualize C) Explore D) Exploit E) None of the above
Sol: Understand: perceive the intended meaning of (words, a language, or a speaker).
Visualize: form a mental image of; imagine.
Explore: travel through (an unfamiliar area) in order to learn about it.
Exploit: make full use of and derive benefit from (a resource).
4. The flight was delayed because of ........ problems.
A) Mechanical B) Analyzed C) Automated D) Engineered E) None of the above
Sol: Mechanical: operated by a machine or machinery.
Analyzed: examine (something) methodically and in detail, typically in order to explain and interpret it.
Automated: operated by largely automatic equipment.
Engineered: modified by manipulation of genetic material.
5. The hypocrisy would be hilarious if its ........ were less serious.
A) Beginning B) Benefits C) Impact D) Ramifications E) None of the above
Sol: Beginning: the point in time or space at which something begins.
Benefits: an advantage or profit gained from something.
Impact: the action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another.
Ramifications: a complex or unwelcome consequence of an action or event.
6. We have to change the public's ........ that money is being wasted.
A) Problem B) Synthesis C) Perception D) Complexion E) None of the above
Sol: Problem: a matter or situation regarded as unwelcome or harmful and needing to be dealt with and overcome.
Synthesis: the combination of components or elements to form a connected whole.
Perception: the ability to see, hear, or become aware of something through the senses.
Complexion: the natural colour, texture, and appearance of a person's skin, especially of the face.
7. I helped Junia with her Spanish and she ........ by correcting my English.
A) Judge B) Reject C) Rectify D) Reciprocated E) None of the above
Sol: Judge: a public officer appointed to decide cases in a law court.
Reject: dismiss as inadequate, unacceptable, or faulty.
Rectify: put right; correct.
Reciprocated: respond to (a gesture or action) by making a corresponding one.
8. The deaths of the two Englishmen were terribly avenged by the slaughter or ........ of nearly 2000 rebels.
A) Mobilization B) Resources C) Realization D) Mutilation E) None of the above
Sol: Mobilization: the action of a country or its government preparing and organizing troops for active service.
Resources: an action or strategy which may be adopted in adverse circumstances.
Realization: an act of becoming fully aware of something as a fact.
Mutilation: the infliction of serious damage on something.
9. Schools were used to ........ the children of immigrants.
A) Excellent B) Eminent C) Assimilate D) Imminent E) None of the above
Sol: Excellent: extremely good; outstanding.
Eminent: famous and respected within a particular sphere.
Assimilate: take in and understand fully (information or ideas).
Imminent: about to happen.
10. They fled because they feared ........ for the genocide.
A) Retribution B) Restriction C) Restart D) Reset E) None of the above
Sol: Retribution: punishment inflicted on someone as vengeance for a wrong or criminal act.
Restriction: a limiting condition or measure, especially a legal one.
Restart: start again.
Reset: set again or differently.
11. The state's ........ has strict rules about what tax money can be used for.
A) Confirmation B) Constitution C) Confrontation D) Connection E) None of the above
Sol: Confirmation: the action of confirming something or the state of being confirmed.
Constitution: a body of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is acknowledged to be governed.
Confrontation: a hostile or argumentative situation or meeting between opposing parties.
Connection: a relationship in which a person or thing is linked or associated with something else.
12. She went back to her friend's house on the ........ that she had forgotten her purse.
A) Pretext B) Proposed C) Prepared D) Prerequisite E) None of the above
Sol: Pretext: a reason given in justification of a course of action that is not the real reason.
Proposed: put forward (a plan or suggestion) for consideration by others.
Prepared: made ready for use.
Prerequisite: a thing that is required as a prior condition for something else to happen or exist.
13. Her friends tried to ........ her, telling her "Everything will be fine."
A) Complete B) Confess C) Console D) Conjure E) None of the above
Sol: Complete: having all the necessary or appropriate parts.
Confess: admit that one has committed a crime or done something wrong.
Console: comfort (someone) at a time of grief or disappointment.
Conjure: cause (a spirit or ghost) to appear by means of a magic ritual.
14. The adoption of a convention and its ........ by a state only goes part of the way in countering corruption.
A) Assisting B) Ascribing C) Arguing D) Ratification E) None of the above
Sol: Assisting: help (someone), typically by doing a share of the work
Ascribing: regard something as being due to (a cause).
Arguing: give reasons or cite evidence in support of an idea, action, or theory, typically with the aim of persuading others to share one's view.
Ratification: the action of signing or giving formal consent to a treaty, contract, or agreement, making it officially valid.
15. Their pedagogy is designed to ........ females, for example by teaching history in a woman-centred way.
A) Valorize B) Vote C) Issue D) Visualize E) None of the above
Sol: Valorize: give or ascribe value or validity to.
Vote: a formal indication of a choice between two or more candidates or courses of action, expressed typically through a ballot or a show of hands.
Issue: an important topic or problem for debate or discussion.
Visualize: form a mental image of; imagine.
16. For this he received ........ applause.
A) Tumultuous B) Mutilated C) Mutual D) Madly E) None of the above
Sol: Tumultuous: making an uproar or loud, confused noise.
Mutilated: inflict a violent and disfiguring injury on.
Mutual: (of a feeling or action) experienced or done by each of two or more parties towards the other or others.
Madly: in a mad, wild, or uncontrolled manner.
17. It is easy to ........ a building if you use a wrecking ball or explosives.
A) Fragment B) Decide C) Destruct D) Accept E) None of the above
Sol: Fragment: a small part broken off or separated from something.
Decide: come or bring to a resolution in the mind as a result of consideration.
Destruct: cause deliberate, terminal damage to.
Accept: consent to receive or undertake.
18. After hours of ........, the council came to a decision.
A) Declaration B) Depreciation C) Deliberation D) Determination E) None of the above
Sol: Declaration: a formal or explicit statement or announcement.
Depreciation: a reduction in the value of an asset over time, due in particular to wear and tear.
Deliberation: long and careful consideration or discussion.
Determination: the quality of being determined; firmness of purpose.