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5 Written Questions

5 Matching Questions

  1. enervation
  2. dissuade
  3. din
  4. agile
  5. benevolence
  1. a weakness (A poor diet will cause ___________.)
  2. b characterized by ability to move quickly with suppleness and grace (The girl's ________ movements were the mark of a great gymnast.)
  3. c 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. d kindness, generosity, charity (His __________ was shown when he set up soup kitchens for the poor.)
  5. e loud and discordant noises, cacophony (The ________ in the senate was so great that I could not hear the speaker.)

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. something that relieves the effects of poison (A snake bite need not be deadly, as long as one can get an ________ quickly.)
  2. filthy in appearance, sordid (There are _________ and depressed areas in most of the world's major cities.)
  3. deserted, without inhabitants, barren (Some of the western states have large areas that are ___________.)
  4. to encourage or to assist (usually an offense against justice or the law) (To aid and _______ an enemy of the country is a crime.)
  5. unable to move or to act, sluggish (It takes a long time to get things done when we must depend on _________ bureaucrats.)

5 True/False Questions

  1. precariousdiscomfort or distress (The young children were a source of __________ to their nervous, neurotic mother.)


  2. quiescentto expand, to swell (If a balloon is _________ too much, it will break.)


  3. distendto expand, to swell (If a balloon is _________ too much, it will break.)


  4. ascertainto find out definitely; to determine (The detective attempted to ________ the truth through his questioning of the suspect.)


  5. paucityscarcity, fewness of number, dearth (The low achievement test scores indicate that I have a _________ of intelligent students this year.)


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