1.This is what you should bear in mind: Don't _____ a salary increase before you actually get it.
A) hang on B) draw on C) wait on D) count on
2. The ship's generator broke down, and the pumps had to be operated _____ instead of mechanically.
A) artificially B) automatically C) manually D) synthetically
3. The little girl was so frightened that she just wouldn't _____ her grip on my arm.
A) loosen B) remove C) relieve D) dismiss
4. He never arrives on time and my _____ is that he feels the meetings are useless.
A) preference B) conference C) inference D) reference
5. Mrs. Smith was so _____ about everything that no servants could please her.
A) specific B) special C) precise D) particular