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1.They [entered] the building through the side door and captured the terrorists. ENTRANCE
2.He managed to make out the [licence] plate of the getaway car. LICENSE
3.I need someone with good [secretarial] skills to stand in for her. SECRETARY
4.The union said that they were open to [negotiation]. NEGOTIATE
5.The high [contents] of poisoning substances was suspicious and called for a police investigation. CONTAIN
6.I gave him no [permission] to behave in that way. PERMIT
7.I don’t think they are bold enough to carry out their [threat]. THREATENING
8.The meeting is said to have gone [on] for as long as 6 hours.
9.The information we [C] in the book from the library was useful.
A) came into B) came round C) came across D) came up against
10.They wanted to know what my [D] of income was.
A)origin B)supply C)stock D)source
11.He [A] them by giving the hint about their whereabouts.
A)assisted B)employed C)supervised D) conducted
12.She had had a few [B] before she started talking.
A)bites B)sips C)swallows D)licks
13.[B], that was an enjoyable evening despite some initial troubles.
A)In contrast B)To sum up C)At last D)Fourthly
14.It would be foolish of you to miss [out] on such a wonderful chance.
15.They tried to [B] revenge on me by finding someone to do me in.
A)have B)take C)make D)bring
16.They were completely in my [C] but I was still hesitant to give them any orders.
A)command B)strength C)power D)use
17.He [B] no attention to my warnings which cost him a wonderful career.
A)sent B)paid C)took D)made
18.His invention was great and made a(n) [B] improvement to the situation.
A)grand B)significant C)decisive D)important
19.I had seen him go out of the room before the lights [A] out.
A)went B)passed C)gave D)ran
20.That was such a [D] improvement that very few could notice it.
A)petty B)mean C)poor D)small
21.They could come up with a [D] plan to get rid of their opponents.
A)long-distance B)long-time C)long-sight D)long-term