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PRACTICE TEST I

Directions: Choose the one of the five suggested answers that means most nearly the same as the word
in capital letters.

1. A COMMISERATE gesture from the
management will lessen the possibility
of strike at the factory.
a. Timely
b. Humane
c. Polite
d. Pleasant
e. Consistent

2. There is DIVERSITY of opinion among
the representatives in the conference.
a. Similarity
b. Uniqueness
c. Unity
d. Variety
e. Series

3. The old man avoids joining discussions
on political beliefs for fear of being
TAUNTED by his co-workers.
a. Mocked
b. Criticized
c. Threatened
d. Embarrassed
e. Assaulted

4. The victory of the party will further
heighten business DESPONDENCY and
aggravate the poverty of the people.
a. Corruption
b. Disillusionment
c. Hopelessness
d. disorganization
e. inequality

5. The restaurants and galleries are
ENSCONCED in an old brick chocolate
factory.
a. Designed
b. Discovered
c. Built
d. Hidden
e. Isolated

6. The whole country awaits the outcome
of the economic recovery program with
mixed feelings of apprehension and
ALACRITY.
a. Confidence

b. Indifference
c. Encouragement
d. Determination
e. Eagerness

7. A man is inviting criticism if he
REPUDIATES his principles just to gain
political support.
a. Forgets
b. Disowns
c. Neglects
d. Changes
e. Reviews

8. The latest infrastructure projects of the
city government are ENCUMBERED by
financial constraints.
a. Destroyed
b. Arranged
c. Planned
d. Hindered
e. Expedited

9. The new minister DECAPITATED many
inefficient employees.
a. Openly reprimanded
b. Indefinitely suspended
c. Demoted in rank
d. Advised to reform
e. Removed from office

10. The management EXCULPATED the
worker after a thorough investigation
and now he is.
a. hunted by the police
b. back to work
c. back in jail
d. scheduled for another hearing
e. made to suffer for the same

offense
11. Flood is the INEVITABLE effect of

uncontrolled deforestation.
a. Seasonal
b. Terrible
c. Destructive
d. Unavoidable
e. Principal

12. The management was PROMPTED to
strengthen its security system and
employ more intelligence officers.

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d. Rewardi
ng

e. Regretta
ble

2. LITTLE BY
LITTLE the
helpless victim
sank into the
mud.
a.

Hopeless
ly

b. Unnotice
ably

c. Graduall
y

d. Unexpec
tedly

e. Quietly

3. Much of what
the speaker

said was OFF
THE POINT.
a. Incomple

te
b. Irrelevant
c. Untruthfu

l
d. Insignific

ant
e. Unintere

sting
4. The leaders

attempted to
have the
people DO
AWAY WITH
EXTRAVAGA
NT fiesta
celebrations.
a. Postpon

e
b. Neglect

c. Reduce
d. Modify
e. Abolish

5. It was a
situation law
abiding
citizens
COULD NOT
PUT UP
WITH.
a. Choose
b. Terminate
c. Tolerate
d. Remedy
e. Follow

Choose the one of the five suggested answers that means best nearly the same as the word in
capital letters.

6. COGNIZANCE:
a. Awareness
b. Ignorance
c. Connivance
d. Oversight
e. Obscurity

7. CREDENCE:
a. Consideration
b. Authority
c. Trustworthines

s
d. Convenience
e. Doubt

8. ALIENATE:
a. Restrain
b. Attach
c. Return
d. Wean
e. Congregate

9. RAPPORT:
a. Sympathetic

relation
b. Keen struggle
c. Total

dependence
d. Widening

discord
e. Forced

10. ULTERIOR:
a. Progressive
b. Absolute

c. Exclusive
d. Parallel
e. Hidden

11. FRINGE:
a. Periphery
b. Center
c. Benefit
d. Extension
e. Pattern

12. CLIQUE:
a. Competition
b. Code
c. Impostor
d. Circle
e. Distortion

13. DECRY:
a. Flatter
b. Cajole
c. Conceive
d. Console
e. Denounce

14. ADJUNCT
a. Secondary
b. Deduction
c. Assumption
d. Content
e. Combination

15. PAUCITY
a. Indiscretion
b. Abundance
c. Prosperity
d. Inclemency

e. Insufficiency
16. DEBRAUNCHED

a. Deadened
b. Ameliorated
c. Retarded
d. Corrupted
e. Depleted

17. SUFFUSE
a. Supplicate
b. Fill
c. Supplant
d. Untangle
e. Remove

18. CIMPLIX
a. Impour
b. Dispersion
c. Confluence
d. Confidence
e. Constriction

19. POLARISE
a. Harmonize
b. Convey
c. Contrapose
d. Conspire
e. Ratify

20. REDACTION
a. Publication
b. Modification
c. Dissertation
d. Description
e. Deletion

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