Tasbeel is always ______ about showing up for work because he feels that tardiness is a sign of irresponsibility.
Explanation: “Punctual” means arriving exactly on time.
With her ______ eyesight, Mrs Butt spotted a trio of deer on the hillside and she reduced the speed of her car.
Explanation: “Keen” means being extremely sensitive or responsive; having strength of perception.
The two travelers may have chosen ____________ routes across the continent, but the starting point was the same for each.
Explanation: “Divergent” means proceeding from one point in different directions.
A book or booklet where you regularly record your personal experiences, memories and thoughts is called a ______________.
The spacecraft has two_________ sets of electronic components; if one fails, its duplicate will still function.
Explanation: “Identical” means exactly the same.
The former cult-film director ______________ his original audience by making films that appealed instead to the
Explanation: “Disappointed” means let down.
The ______ townspeople celebrated the soldier’s return to his home by adorning trees with yellow ribbons and
Explanation: “Jubilant” means rejoicing; expressing joyfulness; exulting.
As ______ beings we live each day conscious of our shortcomings and victories.
Explanation: “Sentient” means possessing the power of sense or sense perception; conscious.
In many cases, the formerly ________________ origins of diseases have now been identified through modern
Explanation: “Mysterious” means unexplained.
Business letters are largely __________, conveying unadorned information in a clear and concise manner.
Explanation: “Functional” means useful and practical.
Staring at the abstract painting, Naila could not understand how so many of her fellow museumgoers could pretend to __________ its meaning, when to her its message was so opaque.
Explanation: “To comprehend” means to grasp the meaning of something
In such a small office setting, the office manager found he had ______ responsibilities that required knowledge in a variety of different topics.
Explanation: “Manifold” means many and varied; of many kinds; multiple.
The settlers found an ideal location with plenty of ______ land for farming and a mountain stream for fresh water and irrigation.
Explanation: “Arable” means suitable for cultivation, fit for plowing and farming productively.
Searching frantically to find the hidden jewels, the thieves proceeded to ______ the entire house.
Explanation: “To ransack” means to thoroughly search, to plunder, pillage.
Mrs. Rashid was under the impression that discipline would _______________ her wayward student’s academic progress rather than advance it.
Explanation: “To hamper” means to restrict.
Irfan’s poor typing skills were a ______ to finding employment at the nearby office complex.
Explanation: “Hindrance” is an impediment or obstruction; a state of being hindered; a cause of being prevented or impeded.
They use language not to explain but to ________-; each statement is like a reflection in a warped mirror.
Explanation: “Distort” means to misrepresent..
He displayed a nearly extreme _______________, insisting on knowing every details of his friends’ lives.
Explanation: “Curiosity” means a desire to find out.
Efforts are finally being made to _____________ the traffic congestion that plagues the downtown area.
Explanation: “Alleviate” means to relieve or lessen..
When autumn comes to the Southwest, the chamisa plant blooms, and this previously _____________shrub suddenly seems to be everywhere.
Explanation: “Ordinary” means not easily noticeable.
In sharp contrast to the previous night’s celebrations, the wedding was ____________ affair.
a. a fervent
b. a dignified
c. a chaotic
d. an ingenious
e. a jubilant
Explanation: “Dignified” means honored or proper.
Though outwardly ____________, the speaker was actually quite disturbed by the tumultuous crowd.
Explanation: “Serene” means calm or undisturbed.
Frequently used as a spice, ginger also has ___________properties: it can be used to treat coughs, colds, and upset stomachs.
Explanation: “Curative” means having the properties of a remedy or cure.
Ms. Rizvi gave a performance of noteworthy ________________: her piano list ranged from classical music to jazz.
Explanation: “Scope” means range.
Must we be subjected to your ______ complaints all day long?
Explanation: “Tiresome” means causing to be weary.
The announcement that the city would raze the landmark school building was such a distressing ——– that it provoked an outcry.
Explanation: A “disclosure” is a declaration or revelation.
Because the pandas had already been weakened by the disease and drought, a harsh winter would have had____________ consequences for them.
Explanation: “Catastrophic” means involving a disastrous or tragic event.
For a long time, most doctors maintained that taking massive vitamins was relatively harmless; now, however, some are warning that excessive dosages can be _____________.
Explanation: “Toxic” means poisonous or harmful to health.
Commerce on the remote island was conducted exclusively by ____________, exchanging goods.
Explanation: “Barter” means the direct exchange of goods without the use of money.
The existence of the environmental contamination is no longer a point of _____________; government, industry and public agree that it is a serious problem.
Explanation: “Dispute” means disagreement.
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