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  1. TB once affected every stratum of society, but it now afflicts the most______________populations.
    1) protected
    2) clarion
    3) vulnerable
    4) undimmed
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation: vulnerable – exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

  2. TB______________many people who do not vote, such as refugees, prisoners, and the destitute.
    1) afflicts
    2) shining
    3) solace
    4) comfort
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation: afflicts – (of a problem or illness) cause pain or trouble to; affect adversely.

  3. Discrimination, stigma, and isolation are not just______________features of weak societies; they foster conditions that facilitate TB infections and increase the rate of diffusion.
    1) insipid
    2) pernicious
    3) sapless
    4) jejune
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation: pernicious – having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.

  4. This makes it predictable. You don’t need much economics to know that if the price of your______________brand of toothpaste goes up, you are more likely to switch to a cheaper brand.
    1) regaled
    2) criticized
    3) rejected
    4) preferred
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation: preferred – like (one thing or person) better than another or others; tend to choose.

  5. Over time, the number of antibiotics to which bacteria are______________has been dwindling, and some pathogens have become resistant to most or all existing drugs.
    1) defiant
    2) susceptible
    3) rebellious
    4) contrary
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation: susceptible – likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing.

  6. Most antibiotics are natural______________of soil bacteria, in which antibiotic resistance can occur naturally.
    1) products
    2) substitute
    3) resource
    4) surrogate
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation: products – an article or substance that is manufactured or refined for sale.

  7. If this______________of antibiotics does not end, we will soon find ourselves without drugs to treat bacterial infections effectively.
    1) abuse
    2) preservation
    3) obeisance
    4) deference
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation: abuse – use (something) to bad effect or for a bad purpose; misuse.

  8. As of last week, jobless claims remained rather low, as they have for some time, which______________for US stock markets.
    1) bodes well
    2) regression can
    3) stagnation could
    4) move may
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation: bodes well – The verb bode suggests forecasting. Something bodes well when the clues or signs imply a favorable outcome.

  9. A third indicator is a subcomponent of the same ISM survey: manufacturers’ new orders and______________.
    1) inventories
    2) lengthen
    3) cyclic
    4) enlarge
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation: inventories – a complete list of items such as property, goods in stock, or the contents of a building.

  10. This will arguably be one of the most important indicators for both China and the rest of the global economy for______________to come.
    1) days
    2) times
    3) events
    4) years
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation: years – the time taken by the earth to make one revolution around the sun.