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In some 19th century novels you see the very poor conditions people lived in that can only be described as abject misery.

Correct answer: (d) abject

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Television can give you a very good idea of how people live in different countries as it can depict scenes from every day life.

Correct answer: (b) depict

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This is a sort of shortened version of what happened and has been abbreviated to fit into the newspaper.

Correct answer: (c) abbreviated

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It was quite obvious from the secretive manner in which he left the shop and the furtive looks he kept giving that he hadn't paid for the items of clothing.

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It was a remarkable performance because the actor seemed to convey the whole range of human emotions , what you might call the complete gamut from beginning to end.

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The telephone connection was very poor and we only heard a garbled account of what the reporter was describing.

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The teacher found it quite futile to try and teach the children because they refused to listen to a word she was saying.

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The university decided to give their benefactor an honorary degree because she had always been most generous in her financial help.

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I've no wish to disregard or belittle your achievements but I think you could have done much more.

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His attempt to make fun of the situation was considered to be in bad taste and facetious in the extreme.

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