Choose the correct letter a, b or c.

 Mark always follows that old …: early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

a) phrase

b) adage

c) analogy

 If you invest that money, you will find it will grow and … interest.

a) adapt

b) accrue

c) agree

 She is very careful in the amount she eats to the point of being … .

a) actuated

b) abrupt

c) abstemious

 You must react now and not just be … as if there is nothing wrong.

a) complacent

b) combative

c) concerning

 I find these puzzles too … and prefer the more straightforward type.

a) abject

b) abstruse

c) abortive

 There was no changing her mind as she was quite … about her decision.

a) adamant

b) adjoined

c) attentive

 He couldn’t finish his sentences and his speech was not … .

a) convoluted

b) contented

c) coherent

 The strings were all intertwined and it took me ages to … them.

a) disturb

b) distend

c) disentangle

 There are many political parties in this election as there are so many small groups or … .

a) factions

b) fictions

c) fusion

10   She liked to play the … and would invariably dress up in the most outrageous clothes.

a) eclectic

b) eccentric

c) evasive

11   In the end the leader of the opposition agreed to step down and … to the wishes of the electorate.

a) ascend

b) accept

c) accede

12   In the end the … noise gets on your nerves.

a) incessant

b) inciting

c) invading

13 I apologized and explained that it had been purely accidental and an … action on my part.

a) incurred

b) inadvertent

c) inverted

14   The professor managed to make it all totally clear and … by her delivery.

a) lifting

b) lucid

c) luminous

15   When you take a group of tourists round a city there are always those who … and keep everybody else waiting.

a) languish

b) loiter

c) litter

16   A man suddenly fell on her … across and stealing her handbag.

a) limping

b) lunging

c) linking

17   There was absolutely no call for him to criticize her in almost a … manner.

a) malcontent

b) maladroit

c) malicious

18   He was the … idiot such as you’d find in one of those old farces.

a) proverbial

b) protective

c) provincial

19   You’ll get used to his funny ways as it’s one of the … of his personality.

a) quaffs

b) quirks

c) quills

20   He used to scream and shout and you could hear him … many meters down the road.

a) reigning

b) rattling

c) raining

21   Everyone lost their money when the treasurer … with all their savings.

a) absconded

b) absolved

c) evaded

22   The police not only arrested the leader but also the … who helped him.

a) acolytes

b) attackers

c) accomplices

23   I have no wish to … these criminal activities. I have some sympathy with the perpetrators.

a) concede

b) condone

c) console

24   The judge has to adopt a … view of the crime by being impartial.

a) detached

b) detracted

c) defended

25   Despite all the chaos around him the captain remained calm and assumed an air of … .

a) equality

b) equity

c) equanimity

26   The police stopped the car because it had followed an … course down the road.

a) uneven

b) erratic

c) unerring

27   She decided to ask her … father who knew the answer to most things.

a) learning

b) erudite

c) earnest

28   The political leaders advised all members to … any question about finance and avoid the topic of money completely.

a) eschew

b) involve

c) undertake

29   He prefers to use a … rather than a more common and vulgar word.

a) delicacy

b) finery

c) euphemism

30   I’ve looked everywhere for my key and even carried out an … search of my car.

a) exhaustive

b) exhaust

c) exhausted


1 b   2 b   3 c   4 a   5 b   6 a   7 c   8 c   9 a   10 b

11 c   12 a   13 b   14 b   15 b   16 b   17 c   18 a   19 b   20 c

21 a   22 c   23 b   24 a   25 c   26 b   27 b   28 a   29 c   30a

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