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1.

VOLUBLE

A. capacious
B. involuntary
C. discursive
D. taciturn
E. tender
2. FISSION

A. contrition
B. splitting
C. joining
D. spinning
E. ramification
3. PAINSTAKING

A. perfunctory
B. soothing
C. meticulous
D. mellifluous
E. routine
4. SUSPECT

A. indubitable
B. doubtful
C. indomitable
D. persistent
E. knowledgeable
5. PROTRACTED

A. expeditious
B. extenuated
C. egalitarian
D. temporal
E. engendered
6. IMPLEMENT

A. establish
B. rescind
C. fabricate
D. placate
E. draft
7. SMOTHER

A. coddle
B. swathe
C. mire
D. perpetuate
E. stoke
8. PAUCITY

A. glut
B. sufficiency
C. artifice
D. precinct
E. intricacy
9. AVOUCH

A. dilate
B. conserve
C. defer
D. ingest
E. recant
10. PREDILECTION

A. disinclination
B. vocation
C. jubilee
D. disturbance
E. estrangement
11. PUGNACIOUS

A. avaricious
B. bellicose
C. docile
D. persnickety
E. demeaning
12. CLEMENT

A. fervid
B. harsh
C. feisty
D. sibilant
E. invasive
13. PROVIDENCE

A. prodigality
B. inundation
C. fatality
D. profundity
E. antipathy
14. HIDEBOUND

A. raucous
B. rational
C. covetous
D. penitent
E. innovative
15. SLIGHT

A. fear
B. praise
C. taper
D. bolster
E. tout
16. FEASIBLE

A. plausible
B. pernicious
C. rudimentary
D. impracticable
E. tendentious
17. PLATITUDE

A. common feeling
B. exciting event
C. original expression
D. modern approach
E. contemporary saying
18. XENOPHOBIC

A. moribund
B. broadminded
C. querulous
D. congenial
E. unafraid
19. PERVASIVE

A. limpid
B. jarring
C. scarce
D. irregular
E. proactive
20. ABRASIVE

A. morose
B. captious
C. glaucous
D. complaisant
E. fatuous
PRACTICE 2
1. INORDINATE

A. moderate
B. excessive
C. venal
D. mundane
E. preternatural
2. CONTENTIOUS

A. irascible
B. jaundiced
C. placatory
D. unrequited
E. antipathetic
3. BUOYANT

A. ebullient
B. morose
C prescient
D. feral
E. bland
4. COALESCE

A. disperse
B. agglomerate
C. bamboozle
D. canalize
E. moderate
5. MODERN

A. moribund
B. antediluvian
C. salutary
D. hidebound
E. burgeoning
6. OVERBEARING

A. sly
B. industrious
C. hortatory
D. servile
E. subterranean
7. TRANSPARENT

A. noisome
B. preponderant
C. ineluctable
D. esoteric
E. diurnal
8. INQUIETUDE

A. temerity
B. punctiliousness
C. decency
D. serenity
E. excision
9. STOLID

A. tractable
B. refractory
C. ineligible
D. diaphanous
E. volatile
10. NONCOMBATANT

A. stalwart
B. warrior
C. proletarian
D. jester
E. correspondent
11. PUERILE

A. profound
B. modish
C. sheepish
D. regular
E. capricious
12. SERPENTINE

A. spacious
B. voluptuous
C. straight
D. equable
E. inerrant
13. CAUSTIC

A. inept
B. lurid
C. treacly
D. putative
E. tawdry
14. PULCHRITUDE

A. ugliness
B. robustness
C. senescence
D. lustiness
E. finesse
15. OBTUSE

A. prone
B. magnanimous
C. ineffable
D. perspicacious
E. dithering
16. UPSHOT

A. palisade
B. gradient
C. inception
D. declivity
E. exclusion
17. ESCHEW

A. prepossess
B. sear
C. taunt
D. jettison
E. embrace
18. GRATE

A. ravel
B. pacify
C. shear
D. traffic
E. pummel
19. ELLIPSIS

A. solecism
B. tautology
C. eradication
D. epistaxis
E. deception
20. LATITUDE

A. heading
B. evolution
C. limitation
D. distance
E. longevity
EXERCISE 3
1. FLEDGLING

A. veteran
B. sapling
C. lobbyist
D. sophomore
E. bard
2. EXCITE

A. antagonize
B. stupefy
C. dislocate
D. despise
E. evince
3. FLIPPANT

A. jocose
B. laudatory
C. deferential
D. maudlin
E. acerbic
4. DISBURSE

A. dissemble
B. decant
C. ferret
D. stockpile
E. shortchange
5. CELERITY

A. facility
B. audacity
C. virtuosity
D. vanity
E. dilatoriness
6. NORM

A. linchpin
B. benchmark
C. watershed
D. anomaly
E. mode
7. SOBER

A. inebriated
B. egalitarian
C. gory
D. morose
E. pied
8. INVIGORATE

A. shoulder
B. renege
C. enliven
D. debilitate
E. jettison
9. INSALUBRIOUS

A. meritorious
B. wholesome
C. mellifluous
D. anecdotal
E. morganatic
10. RETROGRADE

A. antithetical
B. erudite
C. vulpine
D. esoteric
E. progressive
11. WITHER

A. vanquish
B. disport
C. burgeon
D. accumulate
E. coddle
12. PROSCRIBE

A. enunciate
B. sanction
C. juxtapose
D. eschew
E. conscript
13. DEPRECATE

A. entrench
B. insinuate
C. moderate
D. lionize
E. assay
14. SPIRITUAL

A. carnal
B. apocryphal
C. centripetal
D. stellar
E. vernal
15. SURFEIT

A. paucity
B. egress
C. plethora
D. adequacy
E. glut
16. PAROCHIAL

A. dispensable
B. evanescent
C. venial
D. arcane
E. cosmopolitan
17. ACUTE

A. rotund
B. pervasive
C. chronic
D. jaundiced
E. resilient
18. DEADEN

A. parry
B. perceive
C. inter
D. hone
E. synthesize
19. APPREHEND

A. purloin
B. gambol
C. speculate
D. release
E. confer
20. UNSUNG

A. multifaceted
B. acclaimed
C. facile
D. hoarse
E. talented
EXERCISE 4
1. INEQUITY

A. tautology
B. accumulation
C. pervasive
D. periphrasis
E. parity
2. CAPITULATE

A. decapitate
B. resist
C. scintillate
D. becloud
E. conserve
3. PROGENITOR

A. descendant
B. perpetrator
C. pioneer
D. elder
E. savior
4. PANACHE

A. jauntiness
B. drabness
C. urbanity
D. wit
E. originality
5. DOCTRINAIRE

A. ornate
B. salacious
C. elliptical
D. hypothetical
E. iconoclastic
6. MANNERED

A. variegated
B. suave
C. unstudied
D. quotidian
E. derided
7. ABNEGATE

A. accept
B. criticize
C. genuflect
D. repine
E. shelter
8. OBSTREPEROUS

A. limpid
B. dappled
C. devious
D. straight
E. quiet
9. HOSPITABLE

A. gustatory
B. inimical
C. grateful
D. ambulatory
E. stubborn
10. SAGACIOUS

A. appreciative
B. fatuous
C. incisive
D. mistaken
E. sedentary
11. ILLUMINATE

A. precipitate
B. hallow
C. obfuscate
D. defer
E. refine
12. LIST

A. show approval
B. remain upright
C. express indirectly
D. display annoyance
E. confer a right
13. VIVACITY

A. obduracy
B. virtuosity
C. listlessness
D. irascibility
E. serendipity
14. DELECTABLE

A. redolent
B. ethical
C. feisty
D. unpalatable
E. fortuitous
15. RECALCITRANT

A. consanguine
B. insoluble
C. appealing
D. showy
E. tractable
16. FESTER

A. mortify
B. calibrate
C. heal
D. mire
E. simplify
17. NASCENT

A. descending
B. sanguine
C. mortal
D. moribund
E. minute
18. RECTITUDE

A. shallowness
B. turpitude
C. longevity
D. mercy
E. mirth
19. APOCRYPHAL

A. contemporary
B. genuine
C. meretricious
D. monaural
E. meritorious
20. IGNOMINY

A. deference
B. mettle
C. honor
D. servility
E. joy
EXERCISE 5
1. DRAIN

A. perturb
B. mitigate
C. inundate
D. mislay
E. moisten
2. DEFUNCT

A. exhumed
B. supine
C. existing
D. meteoric
E. minimal
3. CONSCIOUS

A. witting
B. insentient
C. quick
D. germane
E. mollified
4. DISTANCE

A. confederation
B. girth
C. moiety
D. propinquity
E. heading
5. PROMULGATE

A. squelch
B. persecute
C. lurch
D. festoon
E. mislead
6. REPLETE

A. gradual
B. miniature
C. conserved
D. shallow
E. unsatisfied
7. PUSILLANIMOUS

A. mindful
B. brave
C. diminutive
D. mendacious
E. supercilious
8. RELEGATE

A. promote
B. enervate
C. fettle
D. condescend
E. misrule
9. RIFE

A. atrocious
B. hedonic
C. rare
D. hermetic
E. honorary
10. UNOBTRUSIVE

A. indiscriminate
B. headlong
C. scrupulous
D. glorious
E. blatant
11. PITHY

A. hefty
B. prompt
C. succinct
D. lengthy
E. suitable
12. WAN

A. pellucid
B. hoary
C. pallid
D. ruddy
E. steamy
13. COVERT

A. heretical
B. hilarious
C. pronounced
D. open
E. stolid
14. PAEAN

A. hoax
B. tirade
C. emollient
D. misdemeanor
E. quandary
15. ATTRITION

A. accretion
B. propagation
C. propulsion
D. erosion
E. fusion
16. SPECIOUS

A. high-minded
B. correct
C. headstrong
D. promiscuous
E. prompt
17. REND

A. disseminate
B. hearten
C. heighten
D. transcend
E. join
18. IMPASSIONED

A. mercurial
B. heckled
C. lowering
D. lukewarm
E. heterodox
19. HUSBANDRY

A. misfeasance
B. heredity
C. prodigality
D. mensuration
E. cookery
20. HYPOTHETICAL

A. chaotic
B. axiomatic
C. miscible
D. sovereign
E. challenging
EXERCISE 6
1. INTERDICT

A. permit
B. materialize
C. promulgate
D. forbid
E. relocate
2. SANGUINE

A. prone
B. pessimistic
C. hindmost
D. idyllic
E. sordid
3. LIMPID

A. pellucid
B. momentous
C. tonal
D. pronate
E. turbid
4. CATHOLIC

A. hegemonic
B. narrow
C. mercantile
D. blasphemous
E. cursory
5. LIMITED

A. prostrate
B. quiescent
C. commodious
D. quadrupled
E. rash
6. CONSERVE

A. digress
B. recuperate
C. dissipate
D. regurgitate
E. renege
7. EXECRATE

A. hoist
B. engender
C. salute
D. deter
E. reek
8. TROUGH

A. helm
B. quarry
C. crest
D. template
E. quotient
9. VEX

A. hem
B. mollify
C. quake
D. irritate
E. rail
10. ACCOUTER

A. quench
B. rasp
C. exceed
D. divest
E. effect
11. AMENABLE

A. contumacious
B. scrupulous
C. reminiscent
D. ineffective
E. relative
12. DIATRIBE

A. quandary
B. rationale
C. repertoire
D. monotheism
E. eulogy
13. CONFOUND

A. quail
B. recant
C. rebut
D. enlighten
E. stagger
14. NOISOME

A. olfactory
B. proud
C. quiet
D. sufficient
E. innocuous
15. STASIS

A. panacea
B. quietude
C. fluctuation
D. redress
E. rejoinder
16. SEDENTARY

A. peripatetic
B. menial
C. stationary
D. repellent
E. contrite
17. DIVERT

A. evict
B. bore
C. quell
D. raze
E. regale
18. AFFLUENCE

A. indigence
B. stridency
C. mischance
D. remuneration
E. repentance
19. STEADFAST

A. psychotic
B. radical
C. recalcitrant
D. perfidious
E. redundant
20. APPROPRIATE

A. furnish
B. deny
C. refract
D. rehash
E. report
EXERCISE 7
1. FITFUL

A. piecemeal
B. placid
C. constant
D. interminable
E. dramatic
2. RETICENT

A. optimistic
B. deliberate
C. shallow
D. forthcoming
E. ambiguous
3. WAX

A. relapse
B. crumble
C. decline
D. concatenate
E. moderate
4. MODERATION

A. pragmatism
B. prejudice
C. urgency
D. intemperance
E. simplicity
5. REFRACTORY

A. delightful
B. yielding
C. planetary
D. nugatory
E. deficient
6. CONTROL

A. placebo
B. protocol
C. experiment
D. logic
E. replication
7. METTLESOME

A. sententious
B. genial
C. incredulous
D. craven
E. fluent
8. DISPATCH

A. fortitude
B. efficacy
C. plenitude
D. sluggishness
E. urgency
9. MODERATE

A. picayune
B. preconceived
C. exorbitant
D. torrid
E. ponderous
10. PECCADILLO

A. innocent mistake
B. venal sin
C. sliver
D. rational thought
E. misconception
11. WARMONGER

A. pacifist
B. pilferer
C. meddler
D. impresario
E. rationalist
12. RAREFY

A. pillage
B. compress
C. mitigate
D. ignite
E. spread
13. BALLOON

A. shrivel
B. reel
C. relent
D. pinion
E. extend
14. ARCHAISM

A. standpoint
B. expiation
C. neologism
D. plagiarism
E. platitude
15. AMBIGUOUS

A. picaresque
B. privileged
C. platonic
D. inefficacious
E. unequivocal
16. AIL

A. ratify
B. contemplate
C. smolder
D. thrive
E. stifle
17. PRONE

A. upright
B. rancid
C. pneumatic
D. purulent
E. slanting
18. PROPRIETY

A. rapport
B. plenitude
C. temerity
D. indecorum
E. courtesy
19. UNQUALIFIED

A. putative
B. dubious
C. certain
D. distinctive
E. argumentative
20. DISABUSE

A. mislead
B. renounce
C. embroil
D. purvey
E. putrefy
EXERCISE 8
1. NADIR

A. debacle
B. creed
C. deadlock
D. zenith
E. crevice
2. DELIBERATE

A. cumbrous
B. decadent
C. rash
D. didactic
E. cautious
3. PROLIX

A. voracious
B. raucous
C. terse
D. vibrant
E. demure
4. GREIVOUS

A. mercenary
B. desiccated
C. sublime
D. minor
E. clumsy
5. VERACITY

A. mendacity
B. clemency
C. credibility
D. denigration
E. naiveté
6. MODEST

A. innocuous
B. delusive
C. demeaning
D. eclectic
E. ostentatious
7. INTENSIFY

A. devastate
B. cumulate
C. delineate
D. slake
E. exacerbate
8. PIQUE

A. placate
B. debunk
C. ensnare
D. deflate
E. pirouette
9. BOOR

A. minion
B. upstart
C. polite person
D. denizen
E. hesitant person
10. UNDERSCORE

A. depute
B. underline
C. de-emphasize
D. molest
E. outline
11. PREEMINENCE

A. monarchy
B. ingenuity
C. dismay
D. vanity
E. obscurity
12. PROCLIVITY

A. disinclination
B. distance
C. obloquy
D. sterility
E. secrecy
13. PEERLESS

A. virulent
B. elegant
C. prescient
D. flawed
E. urbane
14. INDUBITABLE

A. doubtful
B. veracious
C. derivative
D. desperate
E. inerrant
15. GOUGING

A. diving
B. shouldering
C. obliterating
D. plugging
E. obliging
16. NEBULOUS

A. histrionic
B. dissolute
C. resplendent
D. firm
E. monastic
17. GERMANE

A. rapacious
B. immortal
C. tangential
D. oblivious
E. occult
18. BURY

A. debauch
B. dement
C. disinter
D. embark
E. obviate
19. SAP

A. vitiate
B. demur
C. invigorate
D. deride
E. convolute
20. MINCE

A. ramble
B. befit
C. deprive
D. loiter
E. stride
EXERCISE 9
1. TENUOUS

A. flimsy
B. notorious
C. frivolous
D. ironclad
E. thoughtful
2. QUAFF

A. pander
B. gulp
C. decimate
D. chew
E. sip
3. GRATUITOUS

A. clandestine
B. judicial
C. amenable
D. melancholy
E. warranted
4. MAGNANIMOUS

A. repentant
B. jocose
C. vainglorious
D. vengeful
E. phlegmatic
5. SHROUD

A. peak
B. veil
C. expose
D. eschew
E. unwind
6. CONTIGUOUS

A. narrowly beaten
B. carefully divided
C. widely separated
D. scarcely visible
E. carefully worded
7. OVERTURE

A. libretto
B. crescendo
C. percussion
D. finale
E. solo
8. SPURN

A. convene
B. jeopardize
C. woo
D. shun
E. evade
9. DISINGENUITY

A. disgrace
B. craftiness
C. raillery
D. artlessness
E. ambiguity
10. SAGACIOUS

A. fatuous
B. sanguine
C. judicious
D. wispy
E. saturnine
11. INDISPOSED

A. indigent
B. hale
C. jubilant
D. simpering
E. disinclined
12. SLEW

A. shortage
B. glut
C. fruition
D. recovery
E. corsage
13. MERCURIAL

A. incremental
B. stolid
C. pusillanimous
D. plantigrade
E. droll
14. CARPING

A. cathartic
B. choleric
C. uncomplaining
D. analogous
E. spawning
15. HETERODOX

A. cruciform
B. canonical
C. rakish
D. dexterous
E. encompassing
16. REDOUBTABLE

A. dissipated
B. whining
C. inconsequential
D. formidable
E. evanescent
17. DICHOTOMY

A. disparity
B. equivocation
C. monarchy
D. altercation
E. synthesis
18. INVECTIVE

A. accolade
B. camaraderie
C. extradition
D. perturbation
E. insult
19. ARCHETYPAL

A. generalized
B. idiosyncratic
C. salacious
D. apocryphal
E. consanguine
20. SATURNINE

A. jovial
B. lofty
C. morose
D. mercurial
E. staid
EXERCISE 10
1. ANGER

A. bestir
B. jar
C. remit
D. propitiate
E. macerate
2. DISCOMFIT

A. ensnare
B. conflate
C. gorge
D. adapt to
E. put at ease
3. BURLESQUE

A. pantomime
B. tragedy
C. stanza
D. musical
E. rhetoric
4. PERILOUS

A. safe
B. truncated
C. bucolic
D. treacherous
E. smooth
5. CONSTERNATION

A. affinity for
B. credence
C. sanguinity
D. lampoon
E. trepidation
6. STOMACH

A. inter
B. placate
C. repudiate
D. decant
E. eviscerate
7. EXIGENT

A. crepuscular
B. peripatetic
C. hasty
D. lacking urgency
E. adequate
8. BECLOUD

A. mandate
B. illuminate
C. emerge
D. dissipate
E. encumber
9. RESTRAINT

A. patience
B. tolerance
C. empathy
D. ebullience
E. awareness
10. EXHORT

A. daunt
B. spoof
C. infer
D. stalemate
E. bemuse
11. CHAFF

A. raiment
B. nostrum
C. stalk
D. floret
E. kernel
12. LABORED

A. nuanced
B. jejune
C. fluent
D. amusing
E. gratis
13. UNWITTING

A. fallow
B. deliberate
C. relentless
D. touting
E. pedantic
14. ABEYANCE

A. desuetude
B. cacophony
C. ascendancy
D. quiescence
E. rebellion
15. NATIVE

A. endemic
B. exotic
C. sophisticated
D. rustic
E. elegant
16. EXTANT

A. intrinsic
B. contemporary
C. antediluvian
D. narrow
E. defunct
17. CHAMPION

A. usurp
B. eulogize
C. assert
D. fail
E. oppose
18. GAUCHERIE

A. tautology
B. polish
C. trepidation
D. mesmerism
E. solipsism
19. REDUCTIVE

A. indolent
B. holistic
C. faultless
D. bilious
E. logical
20. APPROPRIATE

A. exaggerate
B. donate
C. confiscate
D. derogate
E. commandeer