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专八词汇练习题

专八词汇练习

1. The_____ is used by astrologers to help calculate the influence of the planets on people's lives.

A. zephyr

B.zodiac

C.zyme

D.zest

2. It's a_____timetable. Sometime lessons happen, sometimes they don't.

A. haphazard

B.odious

C.haughty

D.handicapped

3. No men was allowed to______ on the livelihood of his neighbour.

A. wade

B.invoke

C.muffle

D.infringe

4. The poor man's clothes were so_____ that they couldn't be repaired any more.

A. oozed

B.ragged

C.mopped

D.mocked

5. The scents of the flowers was______ to us by the breeze.

A. intercepted

B.detested

C.saturated

D.wafted

6. The machinery had been wrecked so efficiently that police were sure it was a case of______ .

A.vagaboned

B.sabotage

C.paradox

D.tachyon

7. The actor amused the audience by______ some well-known people.

A. embroidering

B.rigging

C.yelping

D.mimicking

8. The speaker______ us with tales of exotic lands and buried treasure.

A. detour

B.offset

C.tantalized

D. ushered

9. I assure you there was no______ motive in my suggestion.

A. ulterior

B.stationary

C. vulgar

D. toxic

10. Government loan have been the______ of several shaky business companies.

A. tornado

B.salvation

C.delinquency

D. momentum

11. The hunter kept the lion's skin and head as______ .

A. trophies

B. fillet

C. tulip

D. clown

12. We saw the canoe______ , throwing its passengers into the water.

A. prostrate

B. overturn

C. simulate

D. brag

13. He has been drinking alcohol so heavily that his death severely affected and got his______ alcoholically.

A. quittance

B. qualm

C. quail

D. quietus

14. The orphanage is just one of her______ causes.

A. phonetic

B. philanthropic

C. prevalent

D. lunatic

15. After a period of probation a______ becomes a nun.

A. soprano

B. hippie C novice D. monsieur

16. Despite his wealth and position, he has an______ personality.

A. unassuming

B. unprecedented

C. undermining

D. uncouth

17. The island is maintained as a______ for endangered species.

A. wetlands

B. sanctuary

C. mire D .heath

18. If you______ something, such as food or drink, you reduce its quality or make it weaker, for example by adding water to it.

A. adulterate

B. moor

C. vaccinate

D. sue

19. A______ is a grill on which meat, fish, and other foods are cooled over hot charcoal, usually out of doors.

A. duet

B. fag

C. tonic

D. barbecue

20. The______ warned the sleeping troops that the enemy was creeping near.

A. pickpocket

B. picket

C. pike

D. pickup

21. When you are suffering from______ , you have red spots on your skin and you feel as if you h ave a cold.

A. apathy

B. measles

C. impotence

D. schizophrenia

22. Their business was war, murder, ______ and rape.

A. pillage

B. audit

C. bonanza

D. nectar

23. He was brought before the______ for trial.

A. tribunal

B. isle

C. granary

D. observatory

24. The guests, having eaten until they were______ , now listened inattentively to the speakers.

A. contracepted

B. satiated

C. griped

D. trespassed

25. If you spill hot liquid on your skin it will______ you.

A. scale

B. scald

C. shun

D. shunt

26. The meeting took on a different______ after his moving speech.

A. presage

B. posture

C. travesty

D. trauma

27. While she had the fever, she______ for hours.

A .raved B. sniggered C. tittered D. perforated

28. The mice______ when the cat came.

A. rambled

B. lingered

C. sauntered

D. scampered

29. Many animals display______ instincts only while their offspring are young and helpless.

A. cerebral

B. imperious

C. rueful

D. maternal

30. On August 18th the president announced a general______ for political exiles.

A. ado

B. yoga

C. quartet

D. amnesty

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