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1.  The children were so ____________ that the teacher had to yell to be heard.
A. truculent
B. obstreperous
C. morose
D. discreet

2.  Coach Calhoun tried to ___________ his team to try harder in the face of overwhelming odds.
A. flout
B. instigate
C. emulate
D. exhort

3.  I don't think these flowers are __________ to New England. At least I've never seen them.
A. ingenuous
B. fluent
C. indigenous
D. exigent

4.  Roberto pretended to know a lot about the opera, but he was really just a ___________ .
A. dilettante
B. supernumerary
C. chimera
D. catalyst

5.  The professor became so forceful, so _________ in his expression of opinions, that students began to leave his course.
A. dormant
B. credible
C. dogmatic
D. lucid

6.  Tashonda had read the book in a __________ fashion and couldn't remember what she'd read.
A. truculent
B. obstreperous
C. cursory
D. discreet

7.  The older child had a reputation for ________ trouble in high school, but he calmed down in college.
A. mortifying
B. appeasing
C. curtailing
D. instigating

8.  The professor got in trouble for making __________ remarks about the Dean of Faculty.
A. benign
B. pejorative
C. pensive
D. blithe

9.  My uncle has never been to an art museum; in fact, when it comes to matters of art, my uncle is a real _________ .
A. patrician
B. philistine
C. martyr
D. hedonist

10.  The jury ___________ the mayor of all wrongdoing.
A. exonerated
B. expatriated
C. augmented
D. subjugated

11.  A __________ seemed to befall the entire community as it heard the horrid news.
A. malfeasance
B. blasphemy
C. largess
D. malaise

12.  A kind of ____________ seemed to occur when David graduated from high school. He became a serious student all of a sudden.
A. metamorphosis
B. milieu
C. epithet
D. accolade

13.  Esmerelda's dissertation was on such an ___________ subject that no one could understand it.
A. equitable
B. esoteric
C. auspicious
D. austere

14.  Sherman's hold on his job has become so _________ that no one is sure he'll be working there next month.
A. serendipitous
B. eminent
C. putative
D. tenuous

15.  The UConn women basketball team's perfect season ___________ in a championship win over Tennessee.
A. culminated
B. fulminated
C. fomented
D. alleviated

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