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English Language Tests

Test your knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary at advanced and proficiency level using these javascript tests. These tests are based on our 100 words to impress a native speaker vocabulary list.


Test 17

Advanced / Proficiency Level Test

Choose the correct answer to go in the gap.

Example:

The court heard that the four defendants had been ... into making a confession.

coerced
duressed
compulsed


1. The sales director said that the decline in the company's sales last month was just a temporary ...... .

abnegation
aberration
apprention

2. If teachers continue to pass students, who have little knowledge in the subjects they are studying, then the whole system of education in Poland will eventually be ....... .

demassed
debased
debrowed 

3.   The house and garden had a ...... look.

forsaken
foresook
forsook

4. Simon has a rather ....... manner which I find offputting.

haughty
intuitity
primafity

5. He manages to combine two strands of the English character which is ....... conservatism with flashes of eccentricity.

innate
inmate
inscrute

6. Example sentences help convey the ....... of meaning of a word. 

nuptials
nubiles
nuances

7.  Surely the answer's obvious - or are you being deliberately  ....... .

obtrude
obviate
obtuse

8.  Her ....... for disappearing for hours at a time is worrying her parents.

pennant
penchant
penitent

9. Anyone with a ....... of common sense could have seen that the plan wouldn't work.

modicum
modulum
modisem

10. Harold has a steady job, a house in a respectable neighbourhood and leads a very  .......  life.

stagnate
stale
staid

 


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