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Vocabulary (1.3)

Write the number of the correct answer in the brackets.
1. His arms are badly scared because he was ________ by hot water.
(1) burnt (3) scalded
(2) scaled (4) hurt ( )
2. The fights in the movie are too ___________. Children should not be allowed to watch it.
(1) tame (3) action
(2) gentle (4) violet ( )
3. The ___________ from the summit of the mountain did not seem any easier.
(1) climb (3) ascend
(2) slide (4) descend ( )
4. This diamond is a gem. It is extremely ________ and will fetch a high price.
(1) common (3) glittering
(2) rare (4) beautiful ( )
5. The old woman is ________. She is always complaining.
(1) talkative (3) fussy
(2) excited (4) generous ( )
6. He was _______ last week after serving a three year jail sentence.
(1) let off (3) unlocked
(2) released (4) unchained ( )
7. Before launching the new television model, the company conducted a ________ on customers' preferences.
(1) survey (3) contest
(2) interview (4) call ( )
8. Scientists are constantly __________ for new drugs to provide cures against diseases.
(1) searching (3) looking
(2) mixing (4) inventing ( )
9. Our country is having a courtesy campaign to __________ home the courtesy message.
(1) drive (3) take
(2) bring (4) shoot ( )
10. Mr Lim is a ________ man. He always buys lunch for his workers.
(1) rich (3) selfish
(2) generous (4) helpful ( )
11. Sulin is ___________. She will only spend on things which are really necessary.
(1) stingy (3) thrifty
(2) spendthrift (4) miser ( )
12. We lost our way in the jungle, it was a ________ experience.
(1) happy (3) frightening
(2) unhappy (4) sad ( )
13. My tape recorder is __________. There is no sound coming from the speaker.
(1) faulty (3) bad
(2) dead (4) cranky ( )
14. My maid is ________. She always knocks things over in the house.
(1) clumsy (3) fat
(2) stupid (4) agile ( )
15. He is heavily in ___________ because he has been losing too much money in gambling.
(1) loan (3) debt
(2) fine (4) credit ( )
16. After we arrived at the airport, we were told our _________ had been sent to another country by mistake.
(1) suitcases (3) briefcases
(2) school bags (4) purses ( )
17. When my father plays golf, he has a ________ to carry his golf bag.
(1) caddy (3) bellhop
(2) porter (4) carrier ( )
18. The new born baby was ________ by his mother who left him next to the rubbish bin.
(1) cared (3) deserted
(2) avioded (4) left ( )
19. The fireman ________ down the door to save the baby.
(1) cut (3) slashed
(2) chopped (4) hacked ( )
20. The treasure map had been _________ behind the picture frame for many years without anybody knowing it.
(1) retained (3) concealed
(2) disappeared (4) damaged ( )

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