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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. antidote
  2. vexation
  3. quiescent
  4. ornate
  5. desolate
  1. a excessively decorated (The ________ Christmas tree provided us with many hours of pleasure.)
  2. b discomfort or distress (The young children were a source of __________ to their nervous, neurotic mother.)
  3. c inactive, dormant (The eruption was a surprise because the volcano had been _____________ for many years.)
  4. d deserted, without inhabitants, barren (Some of the western states have large areas that are ___________.)
  5. e something that relieves the effects of poison (A snake bite need not be deadly, as long as one can get an ________ quickly.)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. praise or tribute (The young woman presented a touching ___________ at her father's funeral.)
  2. scarcity, fewness of number, dearth (The low achievement test scores indicate that I have a _________ of intelligent students this year.)
  3. to advise against, to talk out of (I tried to _________ him from going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, but he would not listen.)
  4. loud and discordant noises, cacophony (The ________ in the senate was so great that I could not hear the speaker.)
  5. to expand, to swell (If a balloon is _________ too much, it will break.)

5 True/False questions

  1. indelibleunable to move or to act, sluggish (It takes a long time to get things done when we must depend on _________ bureaucrats.)

          

  2. squalidloud and discordant noises, cacophony (The ________ in the senate was so great that I could not hear the speaker.)

          

  3. obliterateexcessively decorated (The ________ Christmas tree provided us with many hours of pleasure.)

          

  4. benevolencekindness, generosity, charity (His __________ was shown when he set up soup kitchens for the poor.)

          

  5. scintillatingsparkling, shining, or flashing (The fireworks during a fourth of July celebration are a ___________ display.)

          

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