Grammar,Vocabulary,and Word Usage for MBA 2014

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Our once thriving High School Nature Club is now ____ ; the programs have had to be cancelled due to lack of support.  (A) defunct  (B) extant  (C) resurgent  (D) burgeoning  (E) renovated 

The most depraved type of human being is the man without a purpose.
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. His one vice was gluttony and so it is not surprising that as he aged he became increasingly ____ .  (A) emaciated  (B) despondent  (C) corpulent  (D) carping  (E) lithe

The most depraved type of human being is the man without a purpose.
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He was normally entirely ____ , but in the embarrassing situation in which he found himself he felt compelled to ____.  (A) equable - evade  (B) considerate - concede  (C) forthright - prevaricate  (D) mendacious - equivocate  (E) amenable - capitulate 

The most depraved type of human being is the man without a purpose.
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The archaeologist, viewing the fragmentary remains of the ancient city, reflected on the ____ of human ____ .  (A) impermanence - endeavor  (B) transience - thought  (C) dearth - aspirations  (D) futility - humility  (E) durability - constructs 

The most depraved type of human being is the man without a purpose.
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Many so-called social playwrights are distinctly ____ ; rather than allowing the members of the audience to form their own opinions, these writers force a viewpoint on the viewer.  (A) conciliatory  (B) prolific  (C) iconoclastic  (D) didactic  (E) contumacious 

The most depraved type of human being is the man without a purpose.
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. Even though the auditors ____ the accountant, his reputation was ____ by the allegations of fraud.  (A) vindicated - enhanced  (B) indicted - blemished  (C) betrayed - ruined  (D) exonerated - tarnished  (E) cleared - condoned 

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. The new nomenclature was so ____ that many chemists preferred to revert to the older trivial names that were at least shorter.  (A) succinct  (B) cumbersome  (C) irrational  (D) facile  (E) systematic 

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Their bantering talk seemed ____, but in fact it masked an underlying ____ .  (A) hostile - antipathy  (B) amicable - antagonism  (C) jovial - assumptions  (D) exasperating - frustrations  (E) friendly - geniality 

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Although the deep sea has a typically ____ fauna, near vents in the sea bed where warm water emerges live remarkable densities of invertebrates and fish. (A) verdant (B) unique (C) lush (D) pallid (E) sparse

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The professor became increasingly ____ in later years, flying into a rage whenever he was opposed. (A) taciturn (B) voluble (C) subdued (D) contrite (E) irascible

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