Part 2 Vocabulary Replacement
This part consists of 15 sentences in which one word or phrase is underlined. Below each sentence, there are 4 choices respectively marked by letters A, B, C and D. Choose the word or phrase that can replace the underlined part without causing any grammatical error or changing the basic meaning of the sentence. There is only ONE right answer. Blacken the corresponding letter as required on your Machine-scoring ANSWER SHEET.
21. That boy is suffering from unrequited love and pines away.
22. For a long time in that vast region, this law was in abeyance.
A. in active use
B. in doubt
C. in discussion
D. in disuse
23. A court-martial has but recently decided to acquit him.
A. declare he is not guilty
B. pardon him
C. condemn him
D. persecute him
24. There are more people who are obese today than 20 years ago.
A. gainfully employed
B. upwardly mobile
C. excessively overweight
D. privately educated
25. As a conductor, Leonard Bernstein is famous for his intensely vigorous and exuberant style.
26. When insects feed on decaying plant material in a compost pile, they help turn it into useful garden soil.
27. Researchers have discovered that dolphins are able to mimic human speech.
28. The dichotomy postulated by many between idealism and realism is one of the standard clichés of the ongoing debate over international affairs.
A. division into two parts
B. combination of two parts
29. Attempts have been made for nearly three decades to increase the amount of precipitation from clouds by seeding them with salt or silver iodide.
30. Justices of the peace have jurisdiction over the trials of some civil suits and of criminal cases involving minor offenses.
31. The feeling of competition among the students in all the classrooms where the test was going on was noticeable to everyone.
32. The artist spent years on his monumental painting, which covered the whole roof of the church, the biggest in the country.
33. Many of the electric and electronic products we purchase and consume today are what some industrial experts call “homogeneous toys.”
34. Anthropologist Barbara Myerhoff furthered her reputation as an authority on Native American culture with her study of the symbols, myths, and rituals of the Huichol people.
35. This reflects the priority being attached to economic over political activity, partly caused by a growing reluctance to enter a calling blighted by relentless publicity that all too often ends in destroying careers and reputations.