economic / economical
A) An __________ shopper, Cindy always had a wad of coupons handy.
B) Most democrats are not pleased with the president-elect’s proposed __________ policies.
healthy / healthful
A) Much to everyone’s relief, the test results indicated that the child’s cells were __________.
B) After battling and surviving cancer, the mother of four made a conscious decision to move forward with life in a more __________ manner.
ingenious / ingenuous
A) In a matter of days, Ted was __________ enough to secure all of the money needed for a new PS4.
B) You’re too __________ for this industry. Don’t be so trusting of those around you. People tend to lie and do whatever it takes to get ahead here.
intelligent / intelligible
A) The scientist’s goal was to make his report __________ to the general public.
B) In an attempt to make an __________ guess at the final question, the game show contestant thought back to her university European history course.
practical / practicable
A) Before we present the plan, we must ensure that it is __________.
B) The first semester of this course will deal with ideas and theories; the second semester will focus on the __________ applications of the material already learned.
regretful / regrettable
A) His __________ actions will one day come back to haunt him.
B) The actress is __________ that she has disappointed so many of her fans with her irresponsible actions.
sensible / sensitive
A) “A __________ diet should consist of fresh ingredients. Furthermore, it’s important to eat home-cooked, responsibly prepared meals,” the doctor asserted.
B) The child appeared to be extremely __________ to the smell of cooked food. Whenever he was taken to a restaurant or near a grocery store deli, an expression of disgust would form on his face.
latter / later
A) Though John reassured me that he would join my party __________ in the evening, he never showed up.
B) Stephanie could either ignore the issue or discuss it with her immediate supervisor—she chose the __________ option.
accessible / accessory
A) “Get ready for a long hike! The mountain top is only __________ by foot.”
B) No hair __________ will be permitted into the venue. Even headbands will be confiscated if spotted.
adapt / adept /adopt
A) Todd is __________ at organizing his thoughts quickly. In fact, he placed first in last year’s regional collegiate impromptu speech tournament.
B) The board __________ the proposal with a 5-2 vote.
C) Always have a contingency plan. If a company cannot __________ to change fast enough, the business could go under.