單字測驗(8)

I.  Matching
d 1.    promulgate       a. lacking wit or imagination
f 2.    propinquity      b. to prolong in time or space
i 3.    proprietor       c. Inordinately interested in 
                            matters of sex; lascivious
a 4.    prosaic          d. to announce officially
c 5.    prurient         e. to stick out from a place or 
                            a surface
g 6.    pugnacious       f. proximity
b 7.    protract         g. having a quarrelsome or 
                            combative nature
e 8.    protrude         i. a person who has the legal 
                            right or exclusive title 
                            to something 

II. Fill-ins
    pulverized     pungent        punitive      pusillanimous
    putrefied      punctilious    purloin       puissance
1.  The ____________ smells from the Korean restaurant permeated 
    the neighborhood.  pungent 
2.  The studio stepped up security, fearing that someone might
    attempt to ____________ a copy of the script for the show’s 
    season finale.  purloin
3.  The authorities have been too ____________ in merely 
    condemning the violence. pusillanimous 
4.  The seeds can be used whole or ____________ into flour.  
 pulverized 
5.  The president pledged to put the full ____________ of the 
    nation into the war effort. puissance 
6.  The ____________ editor was highly concerned with 
    punctuation. punctilious 
7.  Other economists say any ____________ measures against 
    foreign companies would hurt US interests. punitive
8.  Their house was disgusting and smelled of garbage 
    that had ____________.  putrefied   

III.  Sentence Completion
1.  The professor also served as a political _________ for 
    the local news.
     (A) prude      (B) pundit      (C) progeny    (D) puissance
2.  The tree trunk had several mossy _________ where branches had 
    once grown.
     (A) protraction  (B) prospect    (C) protuberances   (D) proximity
3. He is too much of a _________ to enjoy movies containing sex 
   and violence.
     (A) prude      (B) proprietor    (C) pundit    (D) psychopath
4. His _________ pranks sometimes offended his serious-minded friends.
     (A) pugnacious  (B) prurient    (C) pseudo    (D) puerile 5.
5. A _________ is someone who has serious mental problems and who 
   may act in a violent way without feeling sorry for what they have done.
     (A) psychiatrist  (B) psychopath    (C) pundit    (D) pyromania
6.  The new president tried to _________ his ideals throughout the company.
     (A) propagate    (B) proliferate   (C) profligate    (D) proselytize 

IV.  Sense (S) or Nonsense (N)
1.  The temple was once the site of sacrifices—both to honor the gods in 
    times of plenty and to propitiate them in times of trouble. (S)
2. Christians were arrested for trying to convert people, to putrefy 
   them. (N)
3. Halsey was identified as a leading proponent of the values of 
   progressive education. (S) 
4.  The President was in a pusillanimous mood when he spoke to 
    journalists about the rebellion.(N)
5.  The authorities have been too pugnacious in merely condemning the 
    violence. (N)
6.  The pagans thought it was important to propitiate the gods with 
    sacrifices. (S)
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