單字測驗(9)

I.  Matching 
i  1.    pamper        a. Pertaining to a parish; narrowly 
                          restricted; provincial 
a  2.    parochial     b. Pertaining to money 
g  3.    parsimonious  c. Done routinely and with little 
                          interest or care 
b  4.    pecuniary     d. The collection and study of postage 
                          stamps 
f  5.    penury        e. Having or showing penetrating 
                          mental discernment 
c  6.    perfunctory   f. A state of extreme poverty or 
                          destitution 
e  7.    perspicacious g. Miserly; stingy 
d  8.    philately     i. To treat with excessive indulgence 


II. Fill-ins 
 
    pandering    pedant          perspicuous       prevaricated 
    pilloried    precipitated    preposterous      perennial 
 
1. All too often, science fiction provokes the __________ in 
   professional scientists, for whom a beautiful story can be 
   ruined by a single petty error. pedant    
2. The assassination of the ambassador __________ the country 
   into war. precipitated  
3. Believing that poetry need not be as __________ as prose, 
   he writes poems that are intentionally ambiguous. perspicuous  
4. Writers and producers who stoop to pornography are __________ 
   to the low tastes of readers and moviegoers. pandering 
5. The idea that extraterrestrials built the pyramids is 
   __________.  preposterous
6. Government officials __________ about the real costs of the 
   project.  prevaricated 
7. We seem to have a __________ problem when it comes to having 
   enough money set aside for Christmas presents. perennial    
8. The education secretary was __________ by the press for his 
   latest proposals. pilloried 


III. Sentence Completion 
1.  Superstitious people believe that a loud thunder is a 
    _______ omen, a warning of evil to come. 
    (A) propitious     (B) portentous      
    (C) prospective    (D) piscatorial 
2.  The child had such a _______ memory that he was able 
    to memorize the entire Old Testament by the 
    age of five. 
    (A) prodigal      (B) prodigious      
    (C) peremptory    (D) parched 
3.  She was admitted to St Mary's Hospital with 
    _______ bleeding. 
    (A) potent        (B) profligate      
    (C) profuse       (D) precipitous 
4.  It's an often repeated fallacy that homosexual 
    men have more _______ lifestyles than heterosexuals. 
    (A) pompous       (B) petulant      
    (C) promiscuous   (D) pernicious 
5.  The soldier deserted his troop in a _______ 
    manner. 
    (A) pensive       (B) peevish      
    (C) perfidious    (D) pusillanimous   


IV.  Sense (S) or Nonsense (N) 
1. He had a proclivity for collecting rare stamps.(S) 
2. Her incessant peregrinations made everyone in 
   the room wonder whether she ever came up with an 
   original thought.(N) 
3. She used a homemade, piquant barbecue sauce to 
   marinade the chicken. (S)  
4. His perpicuous grandfather had bought the land as 
   an investment, guessing that there might be gold 
   underground. (N)
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