Choose the most appropriate choice for each italicized word in the following sentences.
1.Bidding them adieu we departed.
[A] goodbye [B] curse [C] blessing [D] disguise
2.The government appointed an ad hoc committee to deal with the emergency.
[A] on purpose [B] unintentionally [C] for a particular purpose only [D] randomly
3.Late again, Richard? What's your alibi this time?
[A] explanation [B] excuse [C] complaint [D] indignation
4.Sarah used to work as an ambassdor's attache.
[A] member of a staff with a particular responsibility
[B] leader of a special committee
[C] secret agent working for a special agency
[D] guardian of morals
5.Your statement They have been walking all day long and they must be hungry may be a priori one because they may well not feel hungry in the least.
[A] reasonable [B] false [C] presupposed [D] irrational
6.It''s a pity that his ten-year-old child is still unable to speak.He may be suffering from aphasia.
[A]grievance [B] loss of speech [C] loss of hearing [D] failure to communicate
7.At the end of the prayer the choir sang the amens beautifully.
[A]may it be so [B]whatever it may come [C] believe it or not [D] rain or shine
8.The returning alumni visited Beijing University from which they graduated 30 years ago.
[A] male former graduates [B] female former graduates
[C]former actors [D] former actresses
9.I will never forget my Alma Mater where I spent four golden years of my college life.
[A] hometown [B] college [C] church [D] motherland
10.Could you check the almanac on the wall to confirm what date today is?
[A] calendar [B] newspaper [C] periodical [D] clock
11.They got the information from the affiche on the wall.
[A] poster [B] bulletin [C] gallows [D] platform
12.Before the court opens a witness usually swears an affidavit.
[A]promise [B] written statement [C] will [D] compromise
13.The speaker made it a point to keep his speech ad rem.
[A] to the point [B] far from the point [C] beside the point [D]incorrectly
14.I had forgotten to bring my notes and had to speak ad lib.
[A] with preparation [B] with ease [C]without preparation [D] willingly
15.It is a secret kept only a deux the two girls.
[A] between [B] among [C] during [D] conerning
16.I am starved to death.Could you tell me where the buffet is located on the train?
[A]food counter [B] shop [C] market [D] bank
17.Take no notice of his threats——they are sheer bravado.
[A] timidity [B] false boldness [C] courage [D] capability
18.The Renaissance first started in Italy and then spread to other parts of Europe.
[A] rebirth [B] death [C] literary [D] agrarian
19.The bourgeoise is the mainstream of Uropean countries.
[A] upper class [B] lower class [C] middle class [D]poverty-stricken people
20.Our address is 121 Granger Boulevard.
[A] district [B] main street [C] downtown [D] sidewalk
1.A 2.C 3.B 4.A 5.C 6.B 7.A 8.A 9.B 10.A 11.B 12.B 13.A 14.C 15.A 16.A 17.A 18.A 19.C 20.B
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