單字測驗(6)

( A  ) 1. It was almost impossible to _______ the
      cause of death.
(A) pinpoint    (B) ponder
(C) pique       (D) precipitate 

( A  ) 2. Why couldn't he say something original
        instead of spouting the same old _______?
(A) platitudes  (B) plight
(C) preamble    (D) plumage 

( B  ) 3. He accused other scientists of _______ his
        research.
(A) pondering    (B) plagiarizing
(C) pillaging    (D) pilfering 

( D  ) 4. When he realized nobody was listening to
        him, he left in a fit of _______.
(A) platitude   (B) piquant
(C) plethora    (D) pique 

( C  ) 5. The damaged aircraft _______ down to
        earth.
(A) pondered    (B) perpetrated
(C) plummeted   (D) pinpointed 

( D  ) 6. A _______ action or decision happens or is
        made more quickly or suddenly than most
        people think is sensible.
(A) pompous    (B) poignant
(C) precarious (D) precipitate 

( D  ) 7. Some kinds of plastic become _______ if
        they’re heated.
(A) potable       (B) precipitate
(C) precarious    (D) pliable 

( B  ) 8. A lot of people like to _______ over things
        in the shower.
(A) plummet        (B) ponder
(C) precipitate    (D) placate 

( C  ) 9. Male peacocks have beautiful _______.
(A) plummet    (B) pique
(C) plumage    (D) plight 

( D  ) 10. Of particular _______ was the photograph
       of their son with his sisters, taken the day
         before he died.
(A) pomposity    (B) preamble
(C) predicament  (D) poignancy 

( D  ) 11. In hot weather clothes made of a _______
         material like cotton are best.
(A) permeable     (B) potable
(C) precipitate   (D) porous 

( A  ) 12. Recent developments are as _______ as
         the collapse of the Berlin Wall.
(A) portentous      (B) precarious
(C) pungent         (D) poignant

( C  ) 13. He launched into his statement without
         any _______.
(A) plight       (B) plumage
(C) preamble     (D) platitude 

( D  ) 14. He earned a _______ living as an artist.
(A) plight       (B) pithy
(C) portentous   (D) precarious 

※請選擇意義最相近的選項 

( A  ) 15. PITHY
(A) succinct    (B) destitution
(C) dearth      (D) overabundance 

( C  ) 16. POLYGLOT
(A) pompous         (B) ponderous
(C) multilingual    (D) terse 

( B  ) 17. POMPOUS
(A) having a stiff and sharp point
(B) having or exhibiting self-importance :
    ARROGANT
(C) painfully affecting the feelings
(D) showing that something important is
    going to happen, especially something
    bad 

( C  ) 18. government by the wealthy
(A) democracy    (B) gerontocracy
(C) plutocracy   (D) theocracy
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