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  1. The correct answer is B. Metaphorize means to liken one object to another by speaking of it as if it were that other; an allegory. Answer A refers to metamorphosis; C refers to animated conversation; D means to talk down to. Therefore, answers A, C, and D are incorrect.

  2. The correct answer is A. Genocide is the deliberate and systematic massacre of a racial, political, or cultural group. Answer B refers to genetics; C refers to genealogy; D refers to revolution. Therefore, answers B, C, and D are incorrect.

  3. The correct answer is D. Subordinate means lower in rank, order, or class; secondary; inferior to; or controlled by an authority. Answer A refers to being subjugated; B refers to being less in quantity or quality; C refers to submerged. Therefore, answers A, B, and C are incorrect.

  4. The correct answer is A. Supererogatory means an observation or action that goes beyond what is necessary for the task (superfluous). Answer B refers to interrogatory; C refers to derogatory; D refers to exemplary. Therefore, answers B, C, and D are incorrect.

  5. The correct answer is D. To proscribe something is to prohibit or forbid it as harmful. Answer A refers to prescribe; B refers to endorse; C refers to inscribe. Therefore, answers A, B, and C are incorrect.

  6. The correct answer is B. Attitude, in addition to meaning a person's state of mind, can also mean physical position. Although A also means attitude, you must look at the context to determine the correct denotation. C refers to altitude, and D refers to audibility. Therefore, answers A, C, and D are incorrect.

  7. The correct answer is D. Inanimate means not endowed with life or spirit. Answer A refers to animated, the antonym of inanimate; B refers to other than fur-bearing animals; C refers to immense. Therefore, answers A, B, and C are incorrect.

  8. The correct answer is A. Chronological means an arrangement in order of occurrence or time. Answer B deals with properties and composition of substances; C refers to a large listing; D refers to sorting according to the first letter of a word. Therefore, answers B, C, and D are incorrect.

  9. The correct answer is B. Immigration is when a person enters a new country to establish residency. A refers to emigration, which is when a person leaves her birth country; C refers to a long journey; D refers to immerse. Therefore, answers A, C, and D are incorrect.

  10. The correct answer is C. Phenomenonal means something visible or directly observable through the senses, such as an appearance, action, change, or occurrence of any kind. A pertains to those things which are heavenly or divine; B pertains to those things that have a spiritual character or reality beyond the comprehension of human reason; D means astounding or overawing. Therefore, answers A, B, and D are incorrect.

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