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Penicillin can have an _________ effect on a person who is allergic to it.
adverse
anxious
awkward

Burning rubber produces an ______________ smoke.
adept
arid
acrid

Rationing is a system for ______________ scarce resources.
allotting
adapting
appraising

Anthrax is generally an _______________ of sheep and cattle, but it can also be transmitted to humans.
ailment
aroma
aversion

Lawrence Gilman is admired for his ___________, scholarly musical critcism.
austere
astute
abrupt

Mountain climbing is an ___________ sport.
austere
arduous
anxious

Turtles ___________ their eggs after they lay them and never see their young.
abandon
appraise
adorn

Scholarships allow some students from less __________ families to attend college.
artificial
affluent
amiable

Jewelers are sometimes asked to _________ jewelry for insurance purposes.
attain
abandon
appraise

Acrobats must be extremely ___________.
awkward
affluent
agile

Southern Arizona has an __________ climate.
arid
astute
acrid

A person suffering from claustrophobia has an ___________ to confined spaces.
ailment
aversion
acclaim

Perhaps the most _______________ evolutionary development in penguins is a gland that can remove salt from seawater.
arid
astonishing
amiable

Readers in the eighteenth century found Thomas Paine's pamphlet Common Sense extremely persuasive, in part because it contained many _____________ quatations.
apt
anxious
awkward

Some lakes are natural, but others are _________, formed by damming rivers or streams.
acrid
aggregate
artificial

I was told that the librarians here were not very helpful, but I found them quite ____________.
accommodating
averse
austere

Many flowers __________ in the spring.
blend
brace
bloom

The Virgin Islands, located in the Caribbean, have a __________ climate.
blurry
brittle
balmy

Before currency came into use, people used the ___________ system.
barter
blunder
bias

The airline _____________. It sent me to Atlanta but my luggage to Montreal.
buttressed
baffled
blundered

People with ulcers should eat _____ foods.
bold
bland
bulky

Steel is not as ___________ as cast iron; it doesn't break as easily.
brisk
brittle
brilliant

At one time, the city of Boston _______ Walt Whitman's poetry because it was considered immoral.
banned
boomed
braced

Many people think of deserts as ___________ regions, but many species of plants and animals have adapted to life there.
bland
barren
balmy

An autocratic rules who serves his people well is sometimes called a __________ dictator.
blatant
belligerent
benevolent

If you _________ this little photo of the team, you will be able to see the players' faces more clearly.
bloom
boom
blow up

Robert Coddard was a ___________ pioneer in the field of rocketry.
brilliant
balmy
brisk

I enjoy taking walks on _________ autumn mornings.
barren
brisk
blurry

The victim was apparently struck by a club or some other ________ object.
bland
brittlle
blunt

Some geese are _________, attacking anyone who comes near them.
beneficial
biased
belligerent

The glass factories of Toledo, Ohio, _________ after Michael Ownens invented a process that could turn out bottles by the thousands.
barred
bolstered
boomed

The Red Cross and the Red Crescent provide relief in case of _______ such as floods, earthquakes, and hurricanes.
clashes
commodities
calamities

Spoken language is generally more _______ than written language.
casual
capable
cautious

When writing research papers, writers must ________ the sources they use.
coax
cite
clog

Monkeys are _______ as primates.
compelled
classified
cherished

_________ remarks can offend people.
Charming
Caustic
Clever

Sculptors use hammers and chisels to __________ statues from stone.
cherish
compel
carve

The Space Age ___________ in October, 1957, when Sputnik, the first artificial satellite, was launched by the Soviet Union.
commenced
coaxed
cited

Workers must be very ________ when dealing with toxic substances.
caustic
clumsy
cautious

Some fruit such as grapes grow in ____________.
clashes
choices
clusters

Microorganisms on the surface of separate particles of soil ___________ together, making the particles themselves cohere.
cling
clash
compel

With the growth of international ______, the economies of the world have become more interdependent.
commodity
commerce
choice

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C, features a _______ statue of the sixteenth president created by Daniel Chester French.
colossal
caustic
casual

Corn, cotton, sugar, and many other goods are bought and sold in _______ markets.
choice
commerce
commodity

Artists of the so-called "Ashcan School" of art protrayed their subjects in a ________ fashion that concealed none of their flaws.
candid
choice
charming

Water hyacinths grow so profusely that they may ________ waterways.
clog
cling
carve

The police detectives searched the scene of the crime looking for ____________.
clashes
clues
clusters

The use of seat belts is ____________ in many states; failure to wear them may result in fines.
constant
cruel
compulsory

Every summer, black bears from all over southern Alaska _______ along the McNeil River to fish for salmon.
crave
curb
congregate

An abstract is a __________ form of an academic article. Many journals publish abstracts so readers can decide if it is worthwiild to read the full version of the articles.
concise
comprehensive
concrete

Before 1754, Britain and the North American colonies had a _________ relationship, but after that, their relationship became strained.
conspicuous
cozy
curt

Automated teller machines provide a ____________ means of banking twenty-four hours a day.
cordial
crooked
convenient

Lombard Street in San Francisco, which zigzags up Nob Hill, is known as the world's most _______ street.
controversial
crooked
cryptic

Alice had such a strong ______ for her favorite kind of ice cream that she drove across town at rush hour to get some.
craze
craving
conflict

A good writer supports generalization with ________ examples.
concrete
curious
crude

Many hunters wear orange and other bright colors in order to be as _________ as possible, and therefore avoid being shot by other hunters by mistake.
convert
crucial
conspicuous

Movie directions use music to _________ the action on the screen.
contemplate
complement
compliment

Workers in the service sector should be trained to act as _______ as possible.
crudely
courteously
curtly

Trouble-shooting is the process of identifying and _______ problems.
conceding
coping with
craving

Spies often engage in _______ activities.
covert
concrete
cordial

The Hurricane 3000 appears to be a very _________ automobile, but it has a very unusual engine.
conventional
copious
cryptic

Professor Davenport is a very ___________ person. He has lived and taught in France, Italy, Japan, and Australia.
conspicuous
cosmopolitan
covert

Everyone in the audience expected the governor's speech to be very _______ of his opponent, but in fact the governor was rather complimentary.
crucial
comprehensive
critical

World War I was the first major _________ of the twentieth century.
conflict
craze
complement

The Earth is _________ being bombarded by cosmic rays.
curiously
conspicuously
constantly

The snow on the mountaintop was _______ in the bright morning sun.
dazzling
dogged
dim

A person who has been accused of a crime cannot be forced to _____ any information that is self-incriminating.
divulge
desist
disperse

Roses have a _______ beauty.
dense
delicate
dire

An odometer is a ______ for measuring distance.
device
delusion
dwelling

The amount of open space has ______ as more land has been developed.
dominated
dwindled
dispersed

Hermit crabs live in shells that have been ________ by other animals.
declared
divulged
discarded

Richard Byrd and his pilot Floyd Bennett undertook a _________ flight to the North Pole in May of 1926.
daring
defiant
distinct

Steep, round hills called knobs ________ southern Indiana.
demolish
dot
dwell

Artists Nathaniel Currier and James Merritt Ives produced some ___________ prints of nineteenth-century New Engliand scences that are prized for their charm.
dreary
dim
delightful

Economists define __________ goods as ones intended to last more than four months.
durable
dense
delicate

One cause of the American Revolution was a ________ over taxation.
drawback
din
dispute

Florida has a humid climate. Summers there are particulary hot and _________.
dynamic
damp
dogged

All bookkeeping systems have certain advantages and certain ____________.
drawbacks
delusions
downfalls

A person suffering from hypothermia, the extreme loss of body heat, may first feel _________.
dogged
distinguished
drowsy

Handwriting experts try to compare a ____________ signature against at least three genuine specimens before judging its authenticity.
dubious
dismal
dim

Bats help _________ seeds in tropical forests.
devise
disperse
drench

A carburetor _______ air into an engine and mixes it with fuel.
desists
draws
dots

Most nocturnal animals become active at _________ and go to sleep at dawn.
dusk
dwelling
dot

Seoul has two airports, one for international flights and one for __________ flights.
domestic
dominant
distinguished

When drivers begin to feel __________, they should pull off the road and get some rest.
dogged
dim
drowsy

It was impossible to drive across the island after the hurricane because the roads were blocked with _________.
downfall
dwelling
debris

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