( D ) 1. Many smaller companies were ______ to form some of today’s corporate giants,
such as General Electric and U.S. Steel.
(A) alloyed (B) commixed (C) intermingled (D) amalgamated
( B ) 2. Hiroshima was nearly ______ by the atomic bomb.
(A) nullified (B) obliterated (C) vanquished (D) abrogated
( A ) 3. We left Kathy in charge because she has been known to handle difficult situations
(A) aplomb (B) nonchalance (C) antipathy (D)imperturbability
( C ) 4. Most people agree that her acting career achieved its ______ in this film.
(A) apostate (B) apocrypha (C) apotheosis (D) agnostic
( B ) 5. Although once common, torture is now an ______ to the civilized peoples of the
(A) imprecation (B) abomination (C) execration (D) anathema
( D ) 6. The river ______ with a mazy motion through the meadows.
(A) wandered (B) promenaded (C) sauntered (D) meandered
( C ) 7. The ______ of the new office furniture have reduced eyestrain and back problems
among the computer users.
(A) geriatrics (B) somnambulism (C) ergonomics (D) numismatics
( D ) 8. The verb ______ means to deny or renounce something. Scientists ______ the
existence of little green spacemen from Mars.
(A) abrogate (B) abdicate (C) arrogate (D) abnegate
( A ) 9. This attack will ______ the already tense relations between the two communities.
(A) exacerbate (B) assuage (C) abate (D) palliate
( B ) 10. Being ______ diners, they avoid restaurants with all-you-can-eat buffets.
(A) abstinent (B) abstemious (C) gluttonous (D) salubrious