Vocabulary Worksheets 12

Choose the appropriate words to complete the sentences.

1. Unlike the other planets in the solar system, Earth has a(n) ---- set of characteristics ideally suited to supporting life.

A) unique
B) inferior
C) chronic
D) expressive
E) disastrous

2. Dogs have a ---- sense of smell so same breeds are selectively bred for excellence in detecting scents.

A) trivial
B) timid
C) sincere
D) keen
E) wasteful

3. Ever since they were first introduced to the public, cars have been an ---- part of people's lives.

A) approximate
B) infertile
C) envious
D) inquisitive
E) indispensable

4. Stone Age is the period in human history characterized by the use of stone as the ---- raw material for tools.

A) hospitable
B) fortunate
C) principal
D) vague
E) notorious

5. Ancient Egyptians had a highly developed view of the afterlife with ---- rituals for preparing the body and soul for an eternal life after death.

A) agile
B) hostile
C) nutritious
D) elaborate
E) coincidental

6. The concept of sending electronic text messages between parties in a way ---- to mailing letters predates the creation of the Internet.

A) profound
B) similar
C) resentful
D) sacred
E) diverse

7. Considered one of the ---- figures of the classic horror film, the vampire proved to be a rich subject for the film and gaming industries.

A) entire
B) liable
C) prone
D) subsequent
E) outstanding

8. It is ---- that many more people are likely to be made redundant in near future due to the economic instability throughout the country.

A) inevitable
B) dense
C) previous
D) attentive
E) instinctive

9. Scientists believe the Earth is currently facing a period of ---- warming caused by rising levels of heat-trapping gases, known as greenhouse gases, in the atmosphere.

A) peaceful
B) tedious
C) rapid
D) considerate
E) compatible

10. Commercially ---- since the late 1930s, the television set has become a common household communications device in homes, particularly as a source of entertainment and news.

A) gigantic
B) superficial
C) desperate
D) available
E) rigid

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