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  • Margaret had AMBIVALENT feelings about attending the concert. She knew she’d enjoy the music, but she didn’t really want to go out in the rainyweather.
    sad
    bad
    happy
    mixed
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  • Unlike my parents, who love classical music, I DETEST it.
    hate
    love
    like
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  • Regular exercise is BENEFICIAL to your body, but too much exercise is not good for you.
    bad
    helpful
    mean
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  • The abandoned house was infested with VERMIN, including rats, fleas, and cockroaches.
    insects
    friends
    birds
    animals
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  • Mary sneered at the ugly sweater. “Wow,” she said. “That is just HIDEOUS.”
    beautiful
    unattractive
    sweet
    soft
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  • Timothy cleaned his room so thoroughly that not a single PARTICLE of dust remained. Nothing was out of place, nor was there even the smallest bit ofdirt or grime on any surface.
    thing
    large piece
    small piece
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  • The pudgy baby panda bear looked CHUBBY and round.
    ugly
    sweet
    plump
    skinny
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  • Many people say I am very different from my twin sister. She is RETICENT, while I am very friendly and outgoing.
    outgoing
    shy
    loud
    mean
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  • The sanitation department collects REFUSE, such as old furniture, empty boxes, and anything else that can’t be recycled.
    cans
    garbage
    bottles
    recyclables
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  • Mr. Johnson owned a HABERDASHERY where he sold men’s suits, men's shirts, and ties.
    women's clothing store
    mall
    men's clothing store
    coat store
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  • Regina remembered when she had just two pairs of shoes. Now, her closet holds a PLETHORA of shoes in almost every color and every style.
    none
    marvelous
    large amount
    few
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  • When I was caught in the rain, my clothes were SATURATED and completely soaking wet.
    pretty
    thoroughly wet
    a mess
    thoroughly dry
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  • Before the surgery, the nurse ensured that all of the instruments we STERILIZED and completely cleaned.
    dirty
    decontaminated
    old
    ready
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  • When she was young, my grandmother was a MILLINER who made caps, berets, and bonnets for wealthy women.
    hat-maker
    coat maker
    dress maker
    shoe maker
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  • Roberta could not get over how ELEGANT the cruise ship was. The walls were paneled in beautiful wood, there were fresh flowers on every table, andthe floors were made of gleaming stone.
    differnt
    ugly
    slippery
    stylish in appearance
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  • I love all kinds of FELINES, including tigers, lions, and even my kitty, Fluffy.
    cats
    rabbits
    reptiles
    dogs
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  • Liam was a good basketball player who YEARNED for the chance to play professionally. He practiced every day and called coaches at all theprofessional teams asking for a try-out.
    thought
    made
    hated
    desired
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