274. Some colonial urban portraitist, such as John Singleton Copley, Benjamin West, and Charles Willson Peale, consorted with affluent patrons.
The word "consorted" is closest in meaning to which of following?
(A) made decisions
275. Although subject to fluctuations in their economic status, all three enjoyed sufficient patronage to allow them to maintain an image of themselves as professional artists, an image indicated by their custom of signing their paintings.
The word "sufficient" is closest in meaning to which of following?
276. The railroad simultaneously stripped the landscape of the natural resources, made velocity of transport and economy of scale necessary parts of industrial production, and carried consumer goods to households;it dispatched immigrants to unsettled places, drew emigrants away from farms and villages to cities, and sent men and guns to battle.
The word "drew" is closest in meaning to which of following?
(D ) attracted
277. It standardized time and travel, seeking to annihilate distance and space by allowing movement at any time and in any season or type of weather.
The word "annihilate" is closest in meaning to which of following?