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SAT易混淆词汇第一组：hone / home
A) She __________ her public speaking skills by talking or performing in front of large groups of people whenever she could.
B) Lance considered the city his __________; after all, he had been living there for over five years.
解析：hone n. 磨刀石;想念;抱怨 vt. 用磨刀石磨
SAT易混淆词汇第二组：imitate / intimate
A) The __________ scene consisted of a candle, two wine glasses, a bottle of wine, and a single rose all on a small table situated in front of a welcoming fireplace.
B) If you want to __________ her painting style, you’ll need to first purchase the same art supplies that she uses.
解析：imitate vt. 模仿，仿效;仿造，仿制
intimate n. 知己;至交 adj. 亲密的;私人的;精通的;有性关系的 vt. 暗示;通知;宣布
SAT易混淆词汇第三组：in a sense / in essence
A) __________, cellphones can decrease the quality of our lives. For example, these devices tend to distract us from the things that truly matter: meaningful face-to-face interactions with family and friends.
B) It probably seems like I’ve given you a lot of detailed advice, but __________, I simply want you to be yourself and be respectful. If you follow this last rule, you’re bound to finally succeed.
解析：in a sense 在某种意义上
in essence 本质上;其实;大体上
SAT易混淆词汇第四组：lose / loose
A) Immediately upon seeing a worm in his apple, Jaren __________ his appetite.
B) Even after 10 minutes of tugging at it aggressively, the nail would not come __________ from the wall.
解析：lose vt. 浪费;使沉溺于;使迷路;遗失;错过 vi. 失败;受损失
loose n. 放纵;放任;发射 adj. 宽松的;散漫的;不牢固的;不精确的 vt. 释放;开船;放枪
SAT易混淆词汇第五组：precede / proceed
A) The archeologists __________ with great care; they did not want to damage any of the newly-discovered fossilized remains.
B) The television network chose to __________ the sports event with a Beyoncé performance; the network wanted the event to begin on a high note.
解析：proceed vi. 开始;继续进行;发生;行进 n. 收入，获利