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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. abet
  2. ascertain
  3. distend
  4. antidote
  5. dissuade
  1. a to find out definitely; to determine (The detective attempted to ________ the truth through his questioning of the suspect.)
  2. b to encourage or to assist (usually an offense against justice or the law) (To aid and _______ an enemy of the country is a crime.)
  3. c something that relieves the effects of poison (A snake bite need not be deadly, as long as one can get an ________ quickly.)
  4. d to expand, to swell (If a balloon is _________ too much, it will break.)
  5. e to advise against, to talk out of (I tried to _________ him from going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, but he would not listen.)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. discomfort or distress (The young children were a source of __________ to their nervous, neurotic mother.)
  2. ill will or evil intentions (The old man's _______ was obvious when he removed the girl from his will.)
  3. weakness (A poor diet will cause ___________.)
  4. scarcity, fewness of number, dearth (The low achievement test scores indicate that I have a _________ of intelligent students this year.)
  5. filthy in appearance, sordid (There are _________ and depressed areas in most of the world's major cities.)

5 True/False questions

  1. benevolenceill will or evil intentions (The old man's _______ was obvious when he removed the girl from his will.)


  2. precariousdangerous, risky, not a secure situation (It seems that a tightrope walker is often in a ________ situation.)


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


  4. prosaiccommonplace, uninspired, banal (Because his writings are so ________, I find them boring and unimaginative.)


  5. obliterateto remove all traces of; to do away with; to destroy completely; to cancel (The men began to _________ the old building.)


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