When the sergeant ordered the new recruits to line up for drills, his ________ tone and manner suggested that he was totally in charge of the recruits.

A: imperious 
B: taciturn
C: laconic
D: mercurial
E: peremptory
F: temperamental

OA: A: imperious; E: peremptory

Explanation:

SAS

SubjectTone and manner
InformationHe was totally in charge of … 
Structure WordWhen 
Negator
Plug In Wordcommanding
AnswerImperious, peremptory

AOA

Pair 1Imperious, peremptory
Pair 2Taciturn, laconic 
Pair 3Mercurial, temperamental 
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