Part III Vocabulary

41. A word processor is much better than a typewriter in that it enables you to enter and _______your text more easily
A) register B) edit
C) propose D) discharge

42. We don’t know why so many people in that region like to wear dresses of such ______colors
A) low B) humble
C) mild D) dull

43. The news has just ______ that the president is going to visit China next month
A) come down B) come up
C) come out D) come about

44. The ______ that exists among nations could certainly be lessened if misunderstanding and mistrust were removed
A) tension B) strain
C) stress D) intensity

45. The other day , Mum and I went to St. James’s Hospital , and they did lots and lots of tests on me , most of them _____ and frightening
A) cheerful B) horrible
C) hostile D) friendly

46. In the Mediterranean seaweed is so abundant and so easily harvested that it is never of GREat _____
A) fare B) payment
C) worth D) expense

47. The writer was so ______ in her work that she didn’t notice him enter the room
A) absorbed B) abandoned
C) focused D) centered

48. Actually , information technology can ______ the gap between the poor and the rich .
A) link B) break
C) ally D) bridge

49. Some research workers completely ______ all those facts as though they never existed .
A) ignore B) leave
C) refuse D) miss

50. Computer power now allows automatic searches of fingerprint files to match a print at a crime ______.
A) stage B) scene
C) location D) occasion

51. The most basic reason why dialects should be preserved is that language helps to ______ a culture
A) retain B) relate
C) remark D) review

52. Companies are struggling to find the right _______between supply and demand, but it is no easy task
A) equation B) formula
C) balance D) pattern

53. Mass advertising helped to _______ the emphasis from the production of goods to their consumption
A) vary B) shift
C) lay D) moderate

54. BECause of his excellent administration, people lived in peace and _____ and all previously neglected matters were taken care of .
A) conviction B) contest
C) consent D) content

55. I know you’ve got a smooth tongue , so don’t talk me ______ buying it
A) away B) down
C) out D) into

56. Showing some sense of humor can be a(n) _______ way to deal with some stressful situation
A) effective B) efficient
C) favorable D) favorite

57. The situation described in the report ______ terrible, but it may not happen
A) inclines B) maintains
C) sounds D) remains

58. The company is trying every means to ______ the wholesale price of its products
A) pull down B) put down
C) set down D) bring down

59. The mayor ______ the police officer a medal of honor for his heroic deed in rescuing the earthquake victims
A) rewarded B) awarded
C) credited D) prized

60. The native Canadians lived in _______ with nature, for they respected nature as a provider of life
A) coordination B) acquaintance
C) contact D) harmony

61. Many people are asking whether traditional research universities in fact have any future _______.
A) at all B) so far
C) in all D) on end

62. I was impressed _______ the efficiency of the work done in the company
A) in B) about
C) with D) for

63. Now in Britain , wines take up four times as much ______ in the storehouse as both beer and spirits
A) block B) land
C) patch D) space

64. His hand shook a little as he _______ the key in the lock
A) squeezed B) inserted
C) stuffed D) pierced

65. For professional athletes , _______ to the Olympics means that they have a chance to enter the history books
A) access B) attachment
C) appeal D) approach

66 In the long _________ , the new information technologies may fundamentally alter out way of
A) view B) distance
C) jump D) run

67. All the arrangements should be completed _______ your departure .
A) prior to B) superior to
C) contrary to D) parallel to

68. We need to create education standards that prepare our next generation who will be _______ with an even more competitive market
A) tackled B) encountered
C) dealt D) confronted

69. In the late seventies , the amount of fixed assets required to produce one vehicle in Japan was ______ equivalent to that in the United States
A) rudely B) roughly
C) readily D) coarsely

70. Many people believe we are heading for environmental disaster ______ we radically change way we live
A) but B) although
C) unless D) lest