Demo Test Sheet

accessible
 
 
(1)
a.  E.g. Simon and James will no longer be posting to The Hearing; however, all previous posts will remain accessible here.
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leading; main; primary; first in time or place
discolored; dirty; having a stain
eatable; substance that can be used as food
easily approached or entered; obtainable; easy to talk to or get along with
first in excellence, quality, or value; at the best stage; peak; first in degree or rank; chief
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centennial
 
 
(2)
a.  E.g. I know for a fact that several members of the group were deeply involved in centennial celebration activities.
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in a conventional manner; ordinarily, by convention
half-open; slightly turned or opened
of hundredth anniversary; lasting or aged a hundred years
in a competent capable manner; in an apt or suitable manner
lacking clarity of meaning; confusing
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crew
 
 
(3)
n.  E.g. The union of British Airways cabin crew is on strike, meaning all flights between Glasgow and London are canceled.
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emptiness; containing nothing; clear or empty a place
expertness characteristic of a professional person
handling; care that are intended to relieve illness or injury
group of people working together, as in spacecraft, ship, plane or train
final judgment of guilty in criminal case and punishment that is imposed
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dismal
 
 
(4)
a.  E.g. Fleming said he had left his party because of a dismal lack of democracy in party structures.
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eager; keen; worried; uneasy and apprehensive about an uncertain event or matter
elaborately or excessively ornamented
harmonious; euphonic; agreeable to hear; producing agreeable, especially musical, sounds
causing gloom or depression; dreary; somber; melancholy
harsh and rough-sounding; disturbing public peace; loud and rough
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fragility
 
 
(5)
n.  E.g. One of the principal reasons for this fragility is the deep sense of alienation and frustration felt by many Aboriginal Canadians.
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hard monotonous routine work
jewel; precious stone that may be used as a jewel when cut and polished
disbelief; doubt about the truth of something
lack of physical strength; weakness; feebleness
flowing into; mass arrival or incoming
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hardy
 
 
(6)
a.  E.g. Strawberries are hardy and easy to grow.
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ingenious; wise; bright; having a high degree of intelligence; mentally acute
inspired by love for one's country
in robust and good health; able to survive under unfavorable conditions
happy; merry; joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
easily annoyed; abnormally sensitive to a stimulus
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investigation
 
 
(7)
n.  E.g. The investigation into Kerim Chatty will continue but prosecutors said the belief that he was trying to hijack the plane is now not so strong.
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detailed inquiry or systematic examination; inquiry
family, race, or series of generations, descending from the same direct ancestor, and kept distinct
interdependent relationship between groups or species, often mutually beneficial
grass or other plants, cut and dried for fodder
open the mouth wide with a deep inhalation, usually involuntarily from drowsiness, fatigue, or boredom
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melodious
 
 
(8)
a.  E.g. He was eating an apple, and giving a long, melodious whoop, at intervals, followed by a deep-toned ding-dong-dong, ding-dong-dong.
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harmonious; euphonic; agreeable to hear; producing agreeable, especially musical, sounds
lasting for long period; marked by frequent recurrence, as certain diseases
exposed; easily discovered; plain
impossible to reverse or be reversed
greatly respected; profoundly honored
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perfection
 
 
(9)
n.  E.g. The Patriots are currently a level of perfection that we like to see here.
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exterior part of anything that has length and breadth; outside; outward or external appearance
king; sole and absolute ruler; sovereign, such as a king or empress
grass or other plants, cut and dried for fodder
funding; money set aside for a specific purpose
flawlessness; excellence; state of being without flaw or defect
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regime
 
 
(10)
n.  E.g. State Department officials insisted that, privately, the Yeltsin regime is still willing to cooperate in the search for peace.
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fight; struggle; incompatibility of dates or events
heavy closely woven fabric; background against which events unfold, as in a historical narrative
form of government; government in power; administration; prevailing social system or pattern
land or an area of land of high elevation
feeling secure or certain about something
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spare
 
 
(11)
v.  E.g. The terms of their new mandate were hard for Iraq to accept, but it had no choice to spare the country war.
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draw to, or cause to tend to; engage or fix, as the mind, attention; invite or allure
harbor; treasure; treat with affection and tenderness; hold dear
ignore; disregard; fail to notice ; watch over
free from fear, care, or anxiety; not have reason to doubt
give up what is not strictly needed; hold back from; withhold or avoid; save or relieve from action
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traction
 
 
(12)
n.  E.g. Traction refers to the friction between a drive member and the surface it moves upon, where the friction is used to provide motion.
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field covered with grass; meadow
faster rate of improvement; rate of change of velocity with respect to time
leader of a dance band; musician who leads a band of musicians
friction between body and surface on which it moves
feeling of dissatisfaction
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