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  1. Introduction Unit Eighteen Unit Six Unit Twelve TABLE OF CONTENTS Unit Thirteen Unit Nineteen Unit One Unit Seven Unit Two Unit Eight Unit Fourteen Unit Twenty Unit Twenty-One Unit Three Unit Nine Unit Fifteen Unit Twenty-Two Unit Sixteen Unit Ten Unit Four Unit Eleven Unit Seventeen Unit Five

  2. INTRODUCTION Each single word exercise is contained on a three-part slide. The first slide provides a context for the word Examine the context and think of words that would fit. Click to identify the correct choice. Back to Table of Contents

  3. UNIT ONE Back to Table of Contents

  4. Unit One The _____ debate between the two senators bored some people, but also led to some important reforms. (A) invincible (B) protracted (C) intractable (D) retracted (E) deduced Back to Table of Contents

  5. The _____ debate between the two senators bored some people, but also led to some important reforms. • (B) protracted

  6. Unit One I hardly expected a grown man to become so _____ when I awakened him at three in the morning. (A) petulant (B) impetuous (C) protracted (D) conducive (E) provincial Back to Table of Contents

  7. I hardly expected a grown man to become so _____ when I awakened him at three in the morning. • (A) petulant

  8. Unit One Harry may be a good chess player, but he’s not _____. (A) petulant (B) impetuous (C) intractable (D) conducive (E) invincible Back to Table of Contents

  9. Harry may be a good chess player, but he’s not _____. • (E) invincible

  10. Unit One When I realized I was wrong, I decided to _____ everything I had said. (A) protract (B) intractable (C) evince (D) retract (E) induce Back to Table of Contents

  11. When I realized I was wrong, I decided to _____ everything I had said. • (D) retract

  12. Unit One When Mike saw Hugh and Lena talking and laughing together, he _____ that they were no longer fighting. (A) evinced (B) deduced (C) induct (D) conducive (E) impetuous Back to Table of Contents

  13. When Mike saw Hugh and Lena talking and laughing together, he _____ that they were no longer fighting. • (B) deduced

  14. Unit One Certain kinds of soil are more _____ to growing prize roses. (A) conducive (B) impetuous (C) petulant (D) protracted (E) invincible Back to Table of Contents

  15. Unit One Wasn’t it kind of _____ to volunteer for a job you knew nothing about? (A) conducive (B) petulant (C) impetuous (D) protracted (E) intractable Back to Table of Contents

  16. Unit One The relationship between the two characters _____ the main themes of the novel. (A) impetus (B) protracted (C) retracted (D) evinced (E) deduced Back to Table of Contents

  17. Unit One After the accident with the horse, nothing could ever _____ Albert to go back to the farm. (A) retract (B) impetus (C) induce (D) deduce (E) evince Back to Table of Contents

  18. Unit One Laughing at someone for having a different accent than yours makes you seem _____. (A) petulant (B) invincible (C) provincial (D) induced (E) conducive Back to Table of Contents

  19. Unit One The _____ for his decision to play the violin was his early love of symphonic music. (A) invincible (B) impetus (C) retraction (D) induction (E) petulant Back to Table of Contents

  20. Unit One Jamie was so _____ that she refused to move her car from the sidewalk even when ordered to do so by the police. (A) impetuous (B) intractable (C) petulant (D) protracted (E) invincible Back to Table of Contents

  21. UNIT TWO Back to Table of Contents

  22. Unit Two Discipline at the school is so strict that even minor _____ bring severe punishment. (A) excise (B) epitome (C) infractions (D) tomes (E) compunctions Back to Table of Contents

  23. Unit Two A(n) _____ certainly exists between the material world and the spiritual world. (A) dichotomy (B) infraction (C) tome (D) anatomy (E) incisive Back to Table of Contents

  24. Unit Two Your _____ wit seems to cut through all the unnecessary information and get right to the heart of the matter. (A) pungent (B) impetuous (C) incisive (D) fractious (E) concise Back to Table of Contents

  25. Unit Two The author’s exhaustive writing on French history took up several weighty _____. (A) excise (B) impetus (C) tomes (D) epitome (E) infractions Back to Table of Contents

  26. Unit Two By looking at the _____ of a creature, scientists can see how it has adapted. (A) tome (B) conducive (C) excise (D) anatomy (E) infraction Back to Table of Contents

  27. Unit Two If Danielle feels any _____ at all for lying about her homework, she should go to her teacher and apologize. (A) tome (B) compunction (C) anatomy (D) epitome (E) impetus Back to Table of Contents

  28. Unit Two Carol’s constant arguing and yelling made her seem so _____ that I wondered how anyone could stand to be around her. (A) petulant (B) intractable (C) fractious (D) punctilious (E) pungent Back to Table of Contents

  29. Unit Two The right to free speech is guaranteed to all Americans, and no one should _____ upon it. (A) induce (B) incite (C) deduce (D) infringe (E) evince Back to Table of Contents

  30. Unit Two A(n) _____ summary of the day’s events will be enough for me. (A) concise (B) conducive (C) intractable (D) incisive (E) punctilious Back to Table of Contents

  31. Unit Two Cedric’s friends were always telling him to loosen up and not be so _____ about details. (A) provincial (B) punctilious (C) protracted (D) pungent (E) fractious Back to Table of Contents

  32. Unit Two Only a special kind of surgery can _____ the tumor from the body. (A) retract (B) infringe (C) concise (D) excise (E) tome Back to Table of Contents

  33. Unit Two The _____ scent of frying onions competed with the many other smells that filled the restaurant. (A) petulant (B) fractious (C) impetuous (D) pungent (E) incisive Back to Table of Contents

  34. Unit Two Grace is the _____ of a type of student known as “well-rounded.” (A) impetus (B) epitome (C) petulant (D) infraction (E) excise Back to Table of Contents

  35. UNIT THREE Back to Table of Contents

  36. Unit Three There was a heated debate over whether the cabinet official had been _____ in his duties when he did not report the accounting error. (A) dismissive (B) motive (C) dejected (D) remiss (E) impulse Back to Table of Contents

  37. Unit Three I felt so _____ when I did not get admitted to the university that I did not leave my room for days. (A) punctilious (B) dejected (C) intractable (D) dismissive (E) pungent Back to Table of Contents

  38. Unit Three Although the champion golfer was _____ of his caddy’s suggestions at first, he eventually gave them a try. (A) provincial (B) fractious (C) dismissive (D) remiss (E) dejected Back to Table of Contents

  39. Unit Three Suddenly, Henry was seized by the _____ to leap from the boat. (A) impulse (B) compel (C) conjecture (D) epitome (E) motive Back to Table of Contents

  40. Unit Three During the negotiations, the vice-president of one company was sent as a(n) _____ to the other company. (A) abject (B) emissary (C) infraction (D) impetus (E) motif Back to Table of Contents

  41. Unit Three The _____ for the theft of the statue has not yet been determined. (A) induce (B) tome (C) motive (D) excise (E) impulse Back to Table of Contents

  42. Unit Three The baby birds, motherless and unprotected from the rain, looked _____ and pathetic. (A) abject (B) fractious (C) remiss (D) protracted (E) invincible Back to Table of Contents

  43. Unit Three If you _____ the student from school for simply stating her beliefs, you will set a bad example. (A) excise (B) abject (C) deduce (D) expel (E) evince Back to Table of Contents

  44. Unit Three Some of the children in the play _____ too much, while others read their lines with no emotion at all. (A) evoked (B) deduced (C) expelled (D) emoted (E) excise Back to Table of Contents

  45. Unit Three Since the critic has not read the book, anything he says about it must be considered pure _____. (A) compunction (B) impetus (C) abject (D) motif (E) conjecture Back to Table of Contents

  46. Unit Three The high winds and cold rain _____ us to postpone the picnic. (A) compelled (B) emoted (C) conjecture (D) abject (E) motif Back to Table of Contents

  47. Unit Three The central _____ of despair over lost love in the opera is introduced when the heroine takes the stage. (A) motive (B) impetus (C) impulse (D) motif (E) tome Back to Table of Contents

  48. UNIT FOUR Back to Table of Contents

  49. Unit Four Maddie seemed _____ to the insults she received in the press. (A) dismissive (B) impervious (C) fractious (D) purported (E) punctilious Back to Table of Contents