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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. distend
  2. vexation
  3. ornate
  4. malevolence
  5. benevolence
  1. a kindness, generosity, charity (His __________ was shown when he set up soup kitchens for the poor.)
  2. b excessively decorated (The ________ Christmas tree provided us with many hours of pleasure.)
  3. c ill will or evil intentions (The old man's _______ was obvious when he removed the girl from his will.)
  4. d to expand, to swell (If a balloon is _________ too much, it will break.)
  5. e discomfort or distress (The young children were a source of __________ to their nervous, neurotic mother.)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. filthy in appearance, sordid (There are _________ and depressed areas in most of the world's major cities.)
  2. commonplace, uninspired, banal (Because his writings are so ________, I find them boring and unimaginative.)
  3. deserted, without inhabitants, barren (Some of the western states have large areas that are ___________.)
  4. weakness (A poor diet will cause ___________.)
  5. inactive, dormant (The eruption was a surprise because the volcano had been _____________ for many years.)

5 True/False questions

  1. agilecharacterized by ability to move quickly with suppleness and grace (The girl's ________ movements were the mark of a great gymnast.)


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


  3. dissuadeto advise against, to talk out of (I tried to _________ him from going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, but he would not listen.)


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


  5. paucitydevotion and reverence to God (The man was noted for his ________ and devotion to the church.)


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