1. The reference she made to her friend, the poet, was interesting but too _____ for anyone to appreciate.
A. drastic B. dull C. obscure D. distinct
[正文]obscure(=not clearly seen or understood)模糊难懂得。drastic强烈的，严峻的；dull枯燥的；distinct分明的，显著的；截然不同的（from）。
2. He _____ his engagement just before the wedding.
A. broke out B. broke away from
C. broke off D. broke up
[答案]C. broke off.
[正文]break off(=cease suddenly, discontinue)忽然中缀
break off one"s engagement(解除婚约)
Break off(=interrupt) one"s conversation(打断说话)
Break out(=begin suddenly)迸发
Break away from解脱，从......加入
3. When she heard from the hospital that her father had died, she _____ into tears.
A. burst B. went C. exploded D. fell
[正文]burst into tears放声大哭；又如：burst into thunderous cheers(收回雷呜般的喝彩)；burst into laughing(哄堂大笑)。
4. Your help is _____ for the success of the project.
A. indispensable B. indicative
C. inevitable D. inherent
[正文]indispensable(to, for)不可短少的，必须的。Indicative(of)批示的。Inevitable 不可防止的。Inherent固有的，外在的，天生的。
5. _____ the English examination I would have gone to the concert last Sunday.
A. In spite of B. But for C. Because of D. As for
[答案]B. But for
[正文]but for(=without, except for)若非，要不是：But for your help we could not have finished it in time.(要不是你的协助，咱们原本不会及时竣工。)
6. It was difficult to guess what her _____ to the news would be.
A. impression B. comment C. reaction D. opinion
[正文]reaction(to)对......的反响：Our reaction to a joke is to laugh.
7. Our attitude toward our teachers should be _____, but not slavish or superstitious.
A. respectable B. respected C. respective D. respectful
respectful(=showing respect to)有礼貌的，示意尊崇的
Respecting prep.(=relating to; concerned with)对于，说到。
8. We could see that he was trying to _____ his own responsibility for the delay, instead of accepting his fault.
A. run over B. smooth over C. pass off D. turn down
[答案]B. smooth over.
[正文]smooth over(=make smooth, put right, balliate)使停息，使恢复失常的，粉饰：
1)I will try to smooth their quarrel over.(我将设法停息他们的争持。)
2)Don"t try to smooth over your fault.（不要设法粉饰你的差错。）
9. Glemp"s heroic flight into space entitled him _____ a place in history.
A. for B. with C. to D. of
[正文]entitle sb. to sth.(=give a right to)给予权益：
1)He is entitled to special treatment because of his rank(因为他的级别他有权享用非凡待遇。)
2) Officers are entitled to travel first class.（军官们有权乘头号车旅行。）
10. He"s _____ drink and never does a stroke of work.
A. gone to B. taken to C. taken up D. gone for
[答案]B. taken to.
[正文]take to养成（某种习气）。A stroke of一件。