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1.

  She is the offspring of a famous author.
               
    (1) ancestor   (2)

child

 
    (3) heir   (4) niece  
               
               
2.   We knew about his death when we read the printed notice of his death in the newpapers.
               
    (1)

obituary

  (2) publicity  
    (3)

advertisement

  (4) announcement  
               
               
3.   They stayed in a posh hotel when they were in America. The furnishings were simply splendid.
               
    (1)

a luxurious

  (2) an inferior  
    (3)

a cheap

  (4) a quiet  
               
               
4.   This model of computer is already obsolete in most part of the world.
               
    (1) fashionable   (2)

available

 
    (3) updated   (4)

out of date

 
               
               
5.   Installing the alarm is a precautionary measure.
               
    (1) premature   (2) careful  
    (3)

safety

  (4)

planned

 
               
               
6.   Her mother has been bearing a baby for five months.
               
    (1) nauseous   (2) aborted  
    (3) miscarried   (4)

pregnant

 
               
               
7.   The lunatic is sitting on the bench all by himself.
               
    (1) lovely person   (2) jobless person  
    (3)

insane person

  (4)

bored person

 
               
               
8.   Please be careful with the plates. They are easily broken.
               
    (1)

rare

  (2) valuable  
    (3) expensive   (4)

fragile

 
               
               
9.   The young couple are trying to persuade their child to go to school.
               
    (1) force   (2)

coax

 
    (3) coerce   (4) threaten  
               
               
10.   The strong and unpleasant smell of kerosene is overpowering.
               
    (1)

aroma

  (2) scent  
    (3)

stench

  (4) smell  
               
               
11.   Ah Bo has been fined for ill-treating a stray cat.
               
    (1)

fighting

  (2) sacrificing  
    (3)

abusing

  (4) killing  
               
               
12.   The servant girl serves her master faithfully.
               
    (1)

waits on

  (2) waits after  
    (3)

waits with

  (4) waits in  
               
               
13.   After the preliminary round, he was asked to wait for further notice.
               
    (1)

final

  (2) main  
    (3)

initial

  (4) secondary  
               
               
14.   He represses his urge to cry although he is very sad.
               
    (1)

restrains

  (2) rests  
    (3) follows   (4) obstructs  
               
               
15.   Mary's weakness is that she is too lazy.
               
    (1) blind alley   (2) brain drain  
    (3)

baby boom

  (4)

Achilles' heel

 
               
               
16.   The person who supervises candidates at an examination is my neighbor.
               
    (1)

invigilator

  (2) detective  
    (3)

police officer

  (4) agent  
               
 
 
 

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