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GRE SAT 英検1級Power Voca

Directions:  Select the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed in the original pair.



L2-12  redoubtable : awe ::

[A] tart : pungency

[B] tacit : solitude

*[C] despicable : contempt

[D] engrossing : obliviousness

[E] venerable : renown


L2-11  castigation : disapproval ::

[A] grief : indignation

[B] hostility : intention

[C] hope : insight

[D] innocence : patience

*[E] blasphemy : irreverence


L2-10  school : fish ::

[A] posse : crowd

[B] arrow : feathers

[C] union : labor

*[D] flock : birds

[E] stock : cattle


L2-9  tile : mosaic ::

[A] wood : totem

[B] stitch : sampler

[C] ink : scroll

[D] pedestal : column

[E] tapestry : rug


Directions:  Select the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed in the original pair.


L2-8 water : swim ::

[A] grass : grow

[B] knot : tie

[C] plan : implement

[D] flood : damage

[E] snow : ski

Directions:  Choose the word or set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.


L2-7  Rather than enhancing a country's security, the successful development of nuclear weapons could serve at first to in crease that country's   [ ….. ] .


[A] boldness

[B] influence

[C] responsibility

[D] moderation

[E] vulnerability


L2-6  Because outlaws were denied   [ ….. ]  under medeval law, anyone could raise a hand against them with legal   [ ….. ] .


[A] propriety .. authority

[B] protection .. impunity

[C] collusion .. consent

[D] rights .. collaboration

[E] provisions .. validity


L2-5  Queen Elizabeth I has quite correctly been called a   [ ….. ]  of the arts, because many young artists received her patronage.


[A] connoisseur

[B] critic

*[C] friend

[D] scourge

[E] judge


L2-4  In the seventeenth century, discreet flouting of a genetically accepted system of values was regarded as   [ ….. ] , even as a sign of madness.


[A] adventurous

[B] frivolous

[C] willful

[D] impermissible

*[E] irrational


L2-3  Despite the   [ ….. ]  of many of their colleagues, some scholars have begun to emphasize "pop culture" as a key for   [ ….. ]  the myths, hopes, and fears of contemporary society.


[A] antipathy .. entangling

[B] discernment .. evaluating

[C] pedantry .. reinstating

[D] skepticism .. deciphering

[E] enthusiasm .. symbolizing


L2-2  The results of the experiments performed by Elizabeth Hazen and Rachel Brown were  [ ….. ] not only because these results challenged old assumptions but also because they called the  [ ….. ]  methodology into question.


*[A] provocative .. prevailing

[B] predictable .. contemporary

[C] inconclusive .. traditional

[D] intriguing .. projected

[E] specious .. Original


L2-1  Although the minuet appeared simple, its  [ ….. ] steps had to be studied very carefully before they could be gracefully  [ ….. ] in public.


[A] progressive .. revealed

*[B] intricate .. executed

[C] rudimentary .. allowed

[D] minute .. discussed

[E] entertaining .. stylized

Directions:  Choose the word or phrase most nearly OPPOSITE in meaning to the original word.


 L1-38 odium

[A] ease

[B] fragrance

[C] resignation

[D] eccentricity

*[E] infatuation


L1-37 philistine

[A] perfectionist

*[B] aesthete

[C] iconoclast

[D] critic

[E] cynic


L1-36 turpitude

*[A] saintly behavior

[B] clever conversion

[C] lively imagination

[D] agitation

[E] lucidity


L1-35 viscid

[A] bent

[B] prone

[C] cool

*[D] slick

[E] slight


L1-34 lambaste

[A] permit

[B] prefer

*[C] extol

[D] smooth completely

[E] support openly


L1-33 pristine

[A] ruthless

[B] seductive

[C] coarse

[D] commonplace

*[E] contaminated


L1-32 cower

[A] swiftly disappear

*[B] brazenly confront

[C] assuage

[D] coast

[E] invert


L1-31 authentic

[A] ordinary

[B] criminal

[C] unattractive

[D] inexpensive

*[E] bogus


L1-30 fumble

[A] organize neatly

[B] say clearly

[C] prepare carefully

*[D] handle adroitly

[E] replace immediately


L1-29 precarious

*[A] safe

[B] covert

[C] rescued

[D] revived

[E] pledged



L1-28 fluctuate :

[A] work for

[B] flow over

[C] follow from

*[D] remain steady

[E] cling together

Directions:  Select the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed in the original pair.



L1-16 offence : peccadillo

[A] envy : resentment

[B] quarrel : tiff

[C] affinity : wish

[D] depression : wish

[E] homesickness : nostalgia


L1-15 epithet : disparage

[A] abbreviation : proliferate

[B] hieroglyphic : mythologize

[C] diminutive : respect

[D] code : simplify

*[E] alias : mislead


L-14 usury : interest

[A] fraud : property

*[B] gouging : price

[C] monopoly : production

[D] foreclosure : mortgage

[E] embezzlement : savings


L-13 chary : caution

[A] circumspect : recklessness

*[B] imperturbable : composure

[C] meticulous : resourcefulness

[D] exigent : stability

[E] fortuitous : pluck


L-12 cogent : convince

[A] irrational : disturb

[B] repugnant : repel

[C] dangerous : avoid

[D] eloquent : reine

[E] generous : appreciate


L-1-11 volcano : lava

*[A] geyser : water

[B] fault : tremor

[C] glacier : fissure

[D] avalanche : snow

[E] cavern : limestone


L1-10 screen : movie

[A] shelf : book

[B] frame : portrait

[C] shadow : object

*[D] stage : play

[E] score : performance


L1-9 topsoil : erode

[A] leather : tan

[B] veneer : varnish

[C] roast : baste

[D] grain : mash

*[E] paint : peel


L1-8 pilot : ship

[A] surveyor : landscape

*[B] conductor : orchestra

[C] guard : stockade

[D] actor : scene

[E] philosopher : inspiration

Directions:  Choose the word or set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.


L1-7 While it is assumed that the mechanization of work has a

[ revolutionary ] effect on the lives of workers, there is evidence to suggest that, on the contrary, mechanization has served to [ reinforce ] some of the traditional roles of women.


[A] salutary .. improve

[B] dramatic .. undermine

[C] benign .. revise

[D] debilitating .. weaken

[E] revolutionary .. reinforce



L1-6 Although many findings of the Soviet an United States probes of Venus were complementary, the two sets of atmospheric results clearly could not be

  [ reconciled ] without a major change of data or  [ interpretation ].


[A] obtained .. experimentation

[B] completed .. position

[C] matched .. implementation

[D] reconciled .. interpretation

[E] produced .. Falsification

180614thu L1-5
The modern age is a permissive one in which things can be said explicitly, but the old tradition of [ euphemism ] dies hard.


[A] garrulousness

[B] exaggeration

[C] excoriation

[D] bombast

[E] euphemism

180613wed L1-4

Even though they tended to be [ hostile ] to strangers, fifteenth-century Europeans did not automatically associate [ foreignness ] and danger.

[A] trusting of .. diversity

[B] haughty with .. nonconformity

[C] interested in .. enmity

[D] antagonistic .. rudeness

[E] hostile to .. foreignness


180612tue L1-3 How could words, confined as they individually are to certain [ precise ] meaning specified in a dictionary, eventually come, when combined in groups, to create obscurity and actually to prevent thought from being [ communicable ]?

[A] indefinite .. articulated

[B] conventional .. conceivable

[C] unlikely .. classified

[D] archaic .. expressed

[E] precise .. communicable

180611mon L1-2

Consider the universal cannibalism of the sea, all of whose creatures [ prey on ] one another.

[A] hide from

[B] ferret out

[C] prey on

[D] glide among

[E] compete against

180610sun L1-1

Because it is [difficult ] to [measure] all the business costs related to employee discontent, an accurate estimate of the magnitude of these costs is not easily calculated.


[A] difficult .. measure

[B] impossible .. justify

[C] improper .. overlook

[D] useless .. discover

[E] necessary .. pinpoint

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