词汇题-高级-14

1
Critics say that the autobiographical work Brothers and Keepers by John Edgar Wideman is surprising in that it celebrates and yet censures his own role in the life of his brother.
  • A.describes
  • B.copies
  • C.explores
  • D.criticizes

我的答案: D正确答案: D

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2

A series of mechanical improvements continuing well into the nineteenth century, including the introduction of pedals to sustain tone or to soften it, the perfection of a metal frame, and steel wire of the finest quality, finally produced an instrument capable of myriad tonal effects from the most delicate harmonies to an almost orchestral fullness of sound, from a liquid, singing tone to a ship, percussive brilliance.

The word myriad is closest in meaning to which of following?

  • A.noticeable
  • B.many
  • C.loud
  • D.unusual

我的答案: B正确答案: B

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3
By divesting himself of all regalities, the former king forfeited the consideration that customarily protects monarchs.
  • A.praised
  • B.looked down
  • C.covered up
  • D.gave up

我的答案: D正确答案: D

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4
For a long time, most doctors maintained that taking massive dose of vitamins was relatively harmless; now, however, some are warning that excessive dosages can be toxic
  • A.harmful
  • B.wasteful
  • C.healthy
  • D.expensive

我的答案: A正确答案: A

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5
In many cases, the formerly clandestine origins of diseases have now been identified through modern scientific techniques.
  • A.useful
  • B.notable
  • C.crucial
  • D.unknown

我的答案: D正确答案: D

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6
The eager members of the audience found the lecture topic stimulating but unfortunately the lecturer’s droning voice had a soporific effect.
  • A.reassuring
  • B.exciting
  • C.sleepy
  • D.intriguing

我的答案: C正确答案: C

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7
The magician’s adroitness astonished us; her skillful performance proved the old saying that the hand is quicker than the eye.
  • A.deftness
  • B.sympathy
  • C.strong will
  • D.courage

我的答案: A正确答案: A

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8

Then, to connect the pueblos and to give access to the surrounding tableland, the architects laid out a system of public roads with stone staircases for ascending cliff faces.

The word ascending is closest in meaning to which of following?

  • A.arriving at
  • B.carving
  • C.connecting
  • D.climbing

我的答案: D正确答案: D

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9

When Jules Verne wrote Journey to the Center of the Earth in 1864, there were many conflicting theories about the nature of the Earth’s interior. Some geologists thought that it contained a highly compressed ball of incandescent gas, while others suspected that it consisted of separate shells, each made of a different material.

The word conflicting is closest in meaning to which of following?

  • A.controlling
  • B.outdated
  • C.opposing
  • D.important

我的答案: C正确答案: C

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10

The new accessibility of land around the periphery of almost every major city sparked an explosion of real estate development and fueled what we now know as urban sprawl. Between 1890 and 1920, for example, some 250,000 new residential lots were recorded within the borders of Chicago, most of them located in outlying areas.

The word sparked is closest in meaning to which of following?

  • A.brought about
  • B.surrounded
  • C.sent out
  • D.followed

我的答案: A正确答案: A

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11
Bankruptcy will not only undermine customer confidence , but also dent the prospects of ongoing negotiations to absorb more investment.
  • A.embody
  • B.brighten
  • C.evoke
  • D.damage

我的答案: D正确答案: D

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12
The teacher suspected cheating as soon as he noticed the pupil’s furtive `glances at his classmate’s paper.
  • A.secretive
  • B.fruitless
  • C.brave
  • D.emotional

我的答案: A正确答案: A

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13
“Foamy” viruses cause cells cultured in laboratories to swell but produce no such distensionin cells of living organisms.
  • A.inflation
  • B.compression
  • C.relation
  • D.experiment

我的答案: A正确答案: A

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14

A decision-making worksheet begins with a succinct statement of the problem that will also help to narrow it. It is important to be clear about the distinction between long-range and immediate goals because long-range goals often involve a different decision than short-range ones.

The word succinct is closest in meaning to which of following?

  • A.creative
  • B.satisfactory
  • C.personal
  • D.concise

我的答案: D正确答案: D

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