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  1. George's high marks in secondary school () him many opportunities to enter a good university. [provide, give, grant]
    afford(afforded)
  2. Nixon () his intention to withdraw an additional fifty thousand troops. [proclaim, publish, declare]
    announce(announed)
  3. Ancient Egyptians used () cosmetics. [a wide variety of]
    a wide range of
  4. There is a good () that Alex will pass the entrance exam. [probability, likelihood; opportunity]
    chance
  5. Captain Cook () a steady course across the ocean to Polynesia. [map, plot]
    chart(charted)
  6. The young couple announced they were () to be married. [promise, contract, pledge]
    engage(engaged)
  7. All the rooms in the hotel are (). [reserve, book]
    engage(engaged)
  8. The magazine () the services of several excellent writers to make its articles more interesting.
    engage(engaged)
  9. The singer's patriotism was nationally (). [respect, revere; prize, value]
    esteem(esteemed)
  10. No () proved that the accused committed homicide. [proof; sign]
    evidence
  11. The Nile River plain no longer gets its () soil from the annual flood. [bountiful, productive, fecund, fruitful]
    fertile
  12. To () enough electricity for the countryside, the mayor had 200 wind turbines built. [produce, create]
    generate
  13. There are some () differences between men and women. [inborn, natural]
    innate
  14. Forensic pathology is an () science that helps criminologosts determine how a person died. [precious, priceless]
    invaluable
  15. The soldier survived but suffered () facial damage. [irremediable, permanent, irrecoverable]
    irreparable
  16. The () "Better late than never"is often used by students who come to class tardy. [saying, proverb; principle]
    maxim
  17. Jane Reagan () to Reagan's increasing political involvement. [protest, remonstrate]
    object(objected)
  18. The main () of all marble games is hitting a target by flicking a marble. [goal, purpose, function]
    object
  19. The writer's speech was so () that years later people still quote from it. [remarkable, prominent, excellent, eminent]
    outstanding
  20. Susan has quite a few () debts this month. [unpaid, owing, unsettled, remaining]
    outstanding
  21. Queen Elizabeth �� was a () of the arts and sciences.[protector, supporter, advocate]
    patron
  22. Sam and his wife were regular () of the restaurant, eating there twice a week. [customer]
    patron(patrons)
  23. Service-related companies now () in a town that was once known for its manufacturing companies.[outweigh, prevail, rule, dominate]
    predominate
  24. Unlike () presidents, Teddy Roosevelt refused to use national force to break strikes. [prior, earlier, former, preceding]
    previous
  25. The Chinese legal system works on the () that an accused person is guilty until he is proven innocent.[assumption, supposition]
    premise
  26. Some () South American tribes still engage in the practice of cannibalism. [primeval, uncivilized, savage]
    primitive
  27. The tourist's () grasp of the language made it difficult for him to communicate with the locals.[rudimentary]
    primitive
  28. A specialist must have a high level of () in his/her area of expertise. [skill, ability, expertise, mastery]
    proficiency
  29. Top Republicans abandoned President Bush's drug () for poor seniors. [suggestion, proposal]
    proposition
  30. The report's conclusions are () because the sample used was very small. [doubtful, suspicious, dubious]
    questionable
  31. The book was so () errors that resders sent dozens of e-mail messages to complain. [full of]
    rife with
  32. Lisa brings an umbrella to () herself from the hot sun during the summer months. [protect, defend, safeguard, guard]
    shield
  33. The () man never spoke to anyone.
    solitary
  34. Because the poster would not () to the wall with glue, Jan uesd thumb tacks. [cling, adhere, cleave, hold]
    stick
  35. Jack's dream of owning a house is a () for him to work hard. [motivation, incentive, incitement]
    stimulus
  36. Dale gave rousing speeches during break periods to () the others to go on strike.[agitate, provoke, rouse, spur, excite]
    stir
  37. In the Islamic religion, there is a strong () against marrying non-Muslims. [prohibition]
    taboo
  38. Slavery in America () because there was a scarcity of labor. [prosper, flourish]
    thrive(thrived)
  39. The () of fashion do not affect how Susan dresses for the offie. [uncertainty, sudden desire, caprice, whim]
    vagary(vagaries)
  40. Betty's interest in art history () after she realized her distaste for classical painting.[decrease, decline, fade]
    wane(waned)
  41. Employees should make their () known to their coworkers. [outlook, opinion]
    view(views)
  42. For a long time divorce was () as socially unacceptable, but today it is the some countries.
    view(viewed)

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