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Vocabulary 2

1

Surrounded by the police, the bank robbers had to give …… .

 
  1. out
  2. up
  3. on
  4. off
2

The burglar was caught …… as he was breaking into the house.

 
  1. red tape
  2. red-handed
  3. by both hands
  4. in situation
3

Criminals always expect to get …… the crimes they commit.

 
  1. away on
  2. off
  3. away with
  4. out with
4

He was finally charged …… murder in the first degree.

 
  1. with
  2. of
  3. on
  4. in
5

I think our new boss is such a …… person. She’s always willing to consider new opinions.

 
  1. sociable
  2. down-to-earth
  3. broad-minded
  4. easy-going
6

Don’t try to borrow money from Carl. He’s the most …… person I know.

 
  1. ambitious
  2. tight-fisted
  3. generous
  4. improbable
7

My husband is so …… . He always anticipates our needs and wishes.

 
  1. ambitious
  2. thoughtful
  3. mean
  4. glad
8

Come sit up front. You’ll have more leg …… .

 
  1. place
  2. span
  3. volume
  4. room
9

They got divorced …… after they got married.

 
  1. shortly
  2. briefly
  3. quickly
  4. presently
10

You should take your umbrella …… it rains.

 
  1. unless
  2. even if
  3. in case
  4. despite

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