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TOEFL Vocabulary: Words & Practice Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What word is an acceptable antonym for the word ''consistent''?

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Senator Johnson found himself in an unenviable position. In the end, he chose to invoke his 5th amendment rights to not incriminate himself, rather than having to tell everyone where he was and what he was doing on the night of August 19th. The newspapers did not like it, but his lawyers told him it was a valid strategy.

Question 2 2. As it appears in the passage, the word ''unenviable'' most nearly means _____.

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Senator Johnson found himself in an unenviable position. In the end, he chose to invoke his 5th amendment rights to not incriminate himself, rather than having to tell everyone where he was and what he was doing on the night of August 19th. The newspapers did not like it, but his lawyers told him it was a valid strategy.

Question 3 3. As it appears in the passage, the word ''invoke'' most nearly means _____.

Question 4 4.

Mr. Quinn had a prominent nose.

In the context of the above sentence, which of the following phrases is most closely related to the word ''prominent''?

Question 5 5. What is a synonym for the word ''frontier''?

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Question 6 6.

The professor was an outspoken advocate for eating mostly vegetables.

In the context of this sentence, which of the following phrases is most closely related to the word ''advocate''?

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Abraham Lincoln embodied the characteristics Americans look for in a President. His sense of morality was strong, and known to all. His assassination occurred while he watched a popular theater performance.

Question 7 7. As it appears in the passage, the word ''characteristics'' most nearly means _____.

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Abraham Lincoln embodied the characteristics Americans look for in a President. His sense of morality was strong, and known to all. His assassination occurred while he watched a popular theater performance.

Question 8 8. As it appears in the passage, the word ''embodied'' most nearly means _____.

Question 9 9. Which of the following words means something false that many people believe?

Question 10 10.

The student's passive attitude was something that his parents often worried about.

In the above sentence, the word ''passive'' most nearly means _____.

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Question 11 11.

Which word could NOT replace the word ability in this context?

Some think that bees have the ability to recognize human faces.

Question 12 12.

Find the ANTONYM for the word in bold.

Their house was positioned in a beautiful landscape, overlooking a broad lawn and wood groves.

Question 13 13.

Choose the synonym for the word in bold.

Because children grow briskly, they need to eat a lot of nutrient-rich foods.

Question 14 14.

Which word CANNOT be used in place of the word in bold?

Eratosthenes was the first mathematician to determine the size of Earth.

Question 15 15.

Which word could NOT replace the word recognized in the following sentence?

Langston Hughes wrote a poem that would one day be recognized as one of the greatest poems written by an American.

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Question 16 16. In which sentence is the word ''immediately'' used incorrectly?

Question 17 17.

What is NOT the correct definition of the word in bold?

The best friends were slipping on the ice holding onto each other to keep their balance.

Question 18 18.

What does the word ''industry'' mean in the following sentence?

The wine industry took hold in Northern California in the beginning of the 19th century.

Question 19 19.

What does the word ''source'' mean in the following sentence?

Freshwater comes from two main sources: surface water and groundwater.

Question 20 20.

Which word could replace the word in bold?

Her love of art found expression in music and songwriting.

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As a high school student, John had a rudimentary knowledge of chemistry. He had an insatiable desire to study more. It was hard for him to know where to begin, however, due to the paucity of level appropriate materials at his local library.

Question 21 21. In the context of this passage, which of the following is most closely related to the word ''rudimentary''?

Question 22 22. What is the opposite of the word ''denotation''?

Question 23 23.

At the press conference, the president gave an equivocal answer about the impact of the new health care proposal.

In the context of this passage, which of the following is most closely related to the word ''equivocal''?

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The students had many tricks and superstitions regarding finals week. Some consumed innumerable cans of a certain kind of energy drink. Others wore a lucky shirt all week, refusing to wash it despite the pleas of roommates. Still, other students claimed success by having the right kind of pencil and eraser arranged on their desk just so. After twenty years and forty finals weeks, however, Mr. Quinn knew that the panacea for study anxiety was preparedness.

Question 24 24. As it appears in the passage, the word ''panacea'' most nearly means _____.

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The students had many tricks and superstitions regarding finals week. Some consumed innumerable cans of a certain kind of energy drink. Others wore a lucky shirt all week, refusing to wash it despite the pleas of roommates. Still, other students claimed success by having the right kind of pencil and eraser arranged on their desk just so. After twenty years and forty finals weeks, however, Mr. Quinn knew that the panacea for study anxiety was preparedness.

Question 25 25. As it appears in the passage, the word ''innumerable'' most nearly means _____.

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Question 26 26. Which of the following things might you hear at a funeral?

Question 27 27.

In response to the teacher's query, the boys burst out laughing.

In the context of the sentence above, which of the following is most closely related to the word ''query''?

Question 28 28.

Fill in the blank with the most appropriate word.

The project got off to an _____ beginning when the manager granted the team an unlimited travel budget.

Question 29 29. Which of the following words has a meaning similar to the word ''punished''?

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Ms. Pramstaller considered the modern television drama to be the apex of 21st century cultural achievement in the United States. She did recognize that some of the more insidious shows were a waste of time and had a deleterious effect on the youth.

Question 30 30. In the context of this passage, which of the following is most closely related to the word ''deleterious''?

TOEFL Vocabulary: Words & Practice Chapter Exam Instructions

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