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12. The correct answer is (C). To be jaded by ideas means that the ideas are probably time-worn or old. (C) –A listener may be bored by a speech that is overdone or that has been heard already. (A) –A person will feel refreshed, or invigorated, after a nap. (B) –A person may be befuddledor confused by a puzzle. (D) –Voters often feel optimistic or positive when a leader is inaugurated. (E) –Anticipating a gift means to look forward to it. 13. The correct answer is (A). Iambic is a foot in poetry and it consists of two syllables. (A) –Syllables are parts of a word. (B) –Chapters are divisions of a book. (C) –Words are the components of a speech. (D) –A song is made up of a rhythm. (E) –dialect is a variety of a language. 14. The correct answer is (D). Hackneyedmeans out of date or archaic. (D) –A tackyguise is a frumpy outfit –one that is outdated or old-fashioned. (A) –A novelidea is a unique one. A conjectureis a theory or hypothesis. (B) –A ludicrousjoke is one that is very funny. (C) –A bromidicspeech is one that is commonplace. (E) –A perspectivethat is uniqueis one that is different from other ways of looking at something. 15. The correct answer is (E). To contrivean alibiis to make up a story. (E) –To create, or fabricate, an explanationmeans about the same thing. (A) –To excuse behavior is to forgive or pardon. (B) –Dispelmeans to drive away a naysayer, someone who opposes or denies something. (C) –To initiatemeans to begin. Legislationrefers to laws. (D) –To plagiarizeis to copy something. 16. The correct answer is (E). A beatific brideis one that is especially happy or blissful. (E) –A delirious fanis one who is excited.
Copyright 2009 GREPrepInfo.com 55 (A) –A plaintive infantis one that is melancholy or sad. (B) –A petulant puppy is one that is irritable. (C) –A dastardly lionis one that is a coward. (D) –A despondent clergyis a priest or member of a religious order who is upset. 17. The correct answer is (B). The main idea of an article is usually presented in the first few sentences. (B) expresses the main idea, which is that statins are effective in controlling the amount of cholesterol in the blood. 18. The correct answer is (A). The only statement that is alluded to in the article is that statins can save lives since they are able to prevent fatal heart attacks in some people. 19. The correct answer is (C). The article says that the average weight of Americans has risen and so have their cholesterol levels. Higher levels are partially due to improper eating habits. The other responses can not be inferred from what is presented in the article. 20. The correct answer is (D). The article does not mention the price of the drug. I and II are mentioned in the piece. 21. The correct answer is (D). The article mentions I and II but says that even with a low cholesterol rate, a person can still suffer from a heart attack.