單字測驗(1)

( B  ) 1. She was a brave woman but she felt ____
by the task ahead.
(A) daunt        (B) daunted
(C) undaunted    (D) dauntless 

( D  ) 2. Progress has been ____ by a refusal to
share ideas.
(A) daunted      (B) decimated
(C) deluded      (D) debilitated 

( C  ) 3. Many people were ____ during the French
Revolution.
(A) decimated    (B) debilitated
(C) decapitated  (D) deprecated 

( B  ) 4. The Jewish population of Germany was
____ by the war. 
(A) debilitated    (B) decimated
(C) deprecated     (D) decapitated 

( C  ) 5. The building had a general air of ____ and
neglect.
(A) debacle       (B) deciduousness
(C) decrepitude   (D) decorum 

( B  ) 6. The cold weather had most ____
consequences among the chrysanthemums.
(A) decrepit     (B) deleterious
(C) deciduous    (D) desultory 

( C  ) 7. Stan’s gossip was a ____ attempt to
sabotage Emily’s position with the
company.
(A) decorous        (B) derelict
(C) deliberate      (D) deleterious 

( B  ) 8. He’s ____ himself if he thinks he’s going to
be promoted this year.
(A) desiccating    (B) deluding
(C) desecrating    (D) deriding 

( A  ) 9. We hoped that the ____ wouldn’t cause any
serious mud slides.
(A) deluge     (B) delude
(C) debacle    (D) denouement 

( A  ) 10. When Scobie opened the door and stood
aside for her to enter, she did so without
____.
(A) demur    (B) decorum
(C) demure    (D) derision 

( D  ) 11. The teacher should not ____ his student’s
efforts.
(A) debilitate    (B) desecrate
(C) denigrate     (D) deprecate

( A  ) 12. When the invaders looted the town, many
important religious buildings were ____.
(A) desecrated    (B) deprecated
(C) consecrated   (D) execrated 

( C  ) 14. She had a hard time focusing on the task
at hand due to the ____ thoughts running
through her mind.
(A) derelict      (B) depleted
(C) desultory     (D) decrepit 

( D  ) 15. My grandmother still likes to ____ her
own fruit and make preserves and jams
each fall.
(A) deprecate     (B) debilitate
(C) desecrate     (D) desiccate 

( A  ) 16. Numerous typos in the text ____ the
reader’s attention from the novel’s
intricate plot
(A) detract      (B) protract
(C) distract     (D) extract 

( A  ) 17. He ____ his student’s attempt to solve the
biggest problem in mathematics.
(A) derided     (B) deprecated
(C) despised    (D) deluded
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