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Choose the one that is similar in meaning to the given word. 1. oppress a. cure

b. print

c. rule

d. break

2. barren a. ugly

b. mountainous

c. close

d. lifeless

3. strive a. attack

b. struggle

c. compete

d. win

4. dominate a. control

b. trick

c. encourage

d. entertain

5. culinary a. growing

b. creating

c. cooking

d. drinking

Ex er c i s e 4 Write C if the italicized word is used correctly. Write I if the word is used incorrectly. 1.

One of my classmates is very hostile. He always helps me with homework.

2.

I chose an obscure book for my report. It was very difficult to find.

3.

In the past, many people suffered from malnutrition because of a lack of food.

4.

Did you know that some flowers are edible? They both look and taste good.

5.

The dog was hiding in a dense patch of grass. We had no trouble finding him.

6.

People enjoy Mark Twain’s novels. They likewise enjoy his political comments.

7.

You can have health problems if your sugar intake is too high.

8.

You need to ask your teacher for a prescription. Then you can get your medicine.

9.

After we lost the game, our coach showed his dignity. He yelled at us for hours.

10.

After the car accident, John needed a respirator. He could not walk without it.

11.

They are taking a break outside. Why don’t we do likewisel

12.

A month ago, I hurt myself playing soccer. The injury finally oppressed this week.

13.

Strive to do worst on your test.

14.

I strive to exercise at least twenty minutes each day to stay in shape.

15.

Many deserts are barren landscapes. You find little more than dirt and rocks there.

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