1. When her schoolwork got to be too much, Pam had a tendency to ________, which always put her further behind.

2. Arnie becomes so ________ when he talks about painting that it is hard not to be infected by his enthusiasm.

3. The heat was absolutely ________, making everyone irritable, sweaty, and uncomfortable.

4. The natural ________ of the canyon cause it to be an everlasting source of new adventures and beauty.

5. Todd set up a rope to ________ the part of the exhibit that was offlimits.

6. The mad scientist ________ the potion with acid, making it not only useless, but also dangerous.

7. The ________ of the successful product idea was attributed to the extraordinarily creative company president.

8. Jack Nicholson was at the ________ of his career when he received the Oscar for Best Actor.

9. Through ________, the chef created a creamy sauce by combining brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon in a pan and cooking them over medium-high heat.

10. At the beginning of the ceremony, the high school band ________ the arrival of the graduates by playing the alma mater loudly and with enthusiasm.

English Test

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4. Synonyms - Test-25
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7. Antonym Test - 11
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10. Vocabulary - Synonyms Antonyms - 01
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19. Synonyms - Test-28
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