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5 Matching Questions

  1. desolate
  2. distend
  3. abet
  4. obliterate
  5. piety
  1. a devotion and reverence to God (The man was noted for his ________ and devotion to the church.)
  2. b deserted, without inhabitants, barren (Some of the western states have large areas that are ___________.)
  3. c to remove all traces of; to do away with; to destroy completely; to cancel (The men began to _________ the old building.)
  4. d to expand, to swell (If a balloon is _________ too much, it will break.)
  5. e 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 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. unable to move or to act, sluggish (It takes a long time to get things done when we must depend on _________ bureaucrats.)
  2. dangerous, risky, not a secure situation (It seems that a tightrope walker is often in a ________ situation.)
  3. ill will or evil intentions (The old man's _______ was obvious when he removed the girl from his will.)
  4. characterized by ability to move quickly with suppleness and grace (The girl's ________ movements were the mark of a great gymnast.)
  5. sparkling, shining, or flashing (The fireworks during a fourth of July celebration are a ___________ display.)

5 True/False Questions

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


  2. enervationweakness (A poor diet will cause ___________.)


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


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


  5. antidotesomething that relieves the effects of poison (A snake bite need not be deadly, as long as one can get an ________ quickly.)


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