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( B  ) 1. The _______ drop in our company's sales
        has forced us to lay off several employees.
(A) precocious    (B) precipitous
(C) prehensile    (D) preposterous 

( A  ) 2. From an early age she displayed a _______
      talent for music.
(A) precocious    (B) profuse
(C) pristine      (D) prodigious 

( D  ) 3. Stranded in a strange city without money,
        he was in a _______.
(A) predilection    (B) presentiment
(C) predator        (D) predicament 

( C  ) 4. We went to the Chinese restaurant across
        town because he had a _______ for their
        egg rolls.
(A) presentiment    (B) premonition
(C) predilection    (D) predicament 

( A  ) 5. The monkey has a _______ tail.
(A) prehensile     (B) preposterous
(C) pristine       (D) preliminary 

( B  ) 6. When Anne didn't arrive, Paul had a
        _______ that she was in danger.
(A) proclivity      (B) premonition
(C) predilection    (D) probity 

( C  ) 7. Would it be _______ of me to ask why you
        are so miserable?
(A) promiscuous   (B) preliminary
(C) presumptuous  (D) profane 

( C  ) 8. The governor's attempt to _______ about
      his past mistakes may have cost him
      re-election.
(A) prevail        (B) procrastinate
(C) prevaricate    (D) proliferate 

( A  ) 9. Your inner strength will enable you to
      _______ over life's obstacles.
(A) prevail      (B) preen
(C) pervade      (D) prevaricate 

( B  ) 10. Her house was always in _______
       condition, and she hated to have company
in fear of creating a mess.
(A) prolific      (B) pristine
(C) precocious    (D) prescient 

( D  ) 11. He had a _______ for collecting rare
    stamps.
(A) progeny    (B) prescience
(C) probity    (D) proclivity 

( D  ) 12. The professor warned her students not to
    _______ on the assignment because it
    could not be done in one day.
(A) proliferate    (B) procreate
(C) prevaricate    (D) procrastinate 

( A  ) 13. His _______ talent for negotiations
    consistently saved the company large
    amounts of money.
(A) prodigious    (B) profligate
(C) prolific      (D) promiscuous 

( B  ) 14. The man loved his wife but hated her
    _______ spending habits.
(A) profuse     (B) profligate
(C) prolific    (D) prodigious 

( C  ) 15. _______ sweating is one of the symptoms
    of heat exhaustion.
(A) Pristine     (B) Profligate
(C) Profuse      (D) Prolific 

( C  ) 16. He was a _______ writer, completing
    over 80 books in his lifetime.
(A) profligate    (B) profuse
(C) prolific      (D) pristine 

( B  ) 17. We must not _______ nuclear arms.
(A) procrastinate  (B) proliferate
(C) prevaricate    (D) procreate 

( B  ) 18. It's an often repeated fallacy that
    homosexual men have more _______
    lifestyles than heterosexuals.
(A) profligate    (B) promiscuous
(C) prolific      (D) prodigious
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