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Vocabulary (1.9)

Write the number of the correct answer in the brackets.
1. The air freshener in the car filled the air with a lavender ________.
(1) taste (3) breeze
(2) scent (4) sight ( )
2. The honey on the table has ________ an army of ants.
(1) sucked (3) attracted
(2) developed (4) amassed ( )
3. Due to inflation, even the school ________ has increased.
(1) fees (3) prices
(2) fare (4) cost ( )
4. Our basketball team lacked practice and experience. It was easily ________.
(1) attacked (3) bullied
(2) conquered (4) defeated ( )
5. Cathy has instructed her mechanic to give her car a ________ of paint.
(1) layer (3) coat
(2) spray (4) colour ( )
6. The boss has found some ________ with the accounts, he suspected the accountant has stolen some money.
(1) irregularities (3) insincerity
(2) faults (4) unjust ( )
7. The security guard was ________ by some unusual noise coming from the computer room.
(1) disputed (3) surprised
(2) awoken (4) instigated ( )
8. During the reign of Genghis Khan, the Mongolians ________ many countries throughout Europe and Asia.
(1) conquered (3) air raided
(2) visited (4) suggested ( )
9. Mrs Ang could not get a seat on the flight to Dubai, she had been ________ on the waiting list.
(1) sent (3) assigned
(2) found (4) placed ( )
10. It is safe to walk along this street at night because it is brightly ________.
(1) sparkling (3) lit
(2) shining (4) coloured ( )
11. The colour on your dress has ________, it does not look as new as before.
(1) altered (3) weakened
(2) changed (4) faded ( )
12. Jason has been depressed for a long time, it seems no one could ________ up his life.
(1) brighten (3) glow
(2) enhance (4) hasten ( )
13. "Out of ________, out of mind" is the opposite of "absence makes the heart fonder".
(1) seeing (3) sight
(2) look (4) thought ( )
14. This departmental store is rewarding all ________ customers with a discount card.
(1) absent (3) thrifty
(2) regular (4) irregular ( )
15. This bridge would collapse any time because the structure has ________ considerably.
(1) weakened (3) strengthened
(2) improved (4) diminished ( )
16. Many countries boycotted the Moscow Olympics in 1980 and refused to ________ in the events.
(1) demand (3) perform
(2) join (4) participate ( )
17. The doctor is sending the blood to the ________ for testing.
(1) office (3) design centre
(2) laboratory (4) lavatory ( )
18. The old man in the park is ________, he talks to himself all the time.
(1) normal (3) queer
(2) helpful (4) interesting ( )
19. The Singapore Zoological Gardens is ________ next to the Selatar Reservoir.
(1) placed (3) located
(2) opened (4) put ( )
20. The soldier thrust his spear which ________ through the shield.
(1) poked (3) pierced
(2) banged (4) slided ( )

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