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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

with ______.

(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

 

) 5. Although once common, torture is now an ______ to the civilized peoples of the

earth.

(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

 

) 10. Being ______ diners, they avoid restaurants with all-you-can-eat buffets.

 (A) abstinent      (B) abstemious      (C) gluttonous       (D) salubrious 

 

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