Although hostile demonstrations and_________ marred James Meredith's 1962 enrollment at the University of Mississippi, the commencement ceremony in which he became the university's first African American graduate was surprisingly_________.
(A) discord .. tranquil
(B) pomp.. daunting
(C) banality .. conventional
(D) turmoil.. controversial
(E) serenity.. opportune
The editor's comment was not intended as a criticism, but as a_________ by which she sought further clarification.
(A) query (B) confession (C) dismissal (D) condemnation (E) credo
Although Clifton often appeared_________, he actually devoted_________ amount of time trying to keep up a neat appearance.
(A) orderly .. an enormous
(B) disheveled .. an inordinate
(C) annoyed .. an unfortunate
(D) distracted .. an unrealistic
(E) agitated . . a considerable
In 1991 salsa_________ ketchup as the best-selling condiment in the United States, outselling ketchup by $40 million in retail stores.
(A) supplanted (B) redoubled (C) augmented (D) brandished (E) evaded
The Earth's oceans sustain a_________ of marine creatures, an abundance that makes the seas teem with life and activity.
(A) melee (B) profusion (C) configuration (D) symmetry (E) dimension
The gentle flow of the speaker's words became Of increasingly balanced and rhythmic; such_________ oratory was quite hypnotic.
(A) cadent (B) specious (C) convoluted (D) adulatory (E) impassioned
The of the art world, its "apparent inviolability," was sullied in 1997 when investigators
uncovered several dubious art transactions.
(A) turpitude (B) sacrosanctity (C) perspicuity (D) verisimilitude (E) duplicity
Despite the wide-ranging curiosity about her personal life. Eleanor Roosevelt enjoyed a degree of_________ that today's highly scrutinized public figures can only_________.
(A) privacy . . envy
(B) popularity . . celebrate
(D) isolation . . regret
(E) generosity .. refuse
Unable to decide between a career in biology and one in philosophy. Gwen_________ her two interests and became a medical ethicist.
(A) reclaimed (B) merged (C) defined (D) abandoned (E) conveyed
The incompetent judge conducted the hearing in so_________ a manner that the entire proceeding was considered a_________, an insult to the standards of the judicial system.
(A) apathetic . . victory
(B) exacting .. spectacle
(C) astute .. debacle
(D) negligent.. travesty
(E) surreptitious .. triumph
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