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English Vocab chapter 17-18 Test

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  1. harrowing
  2. impede
  3. incongruous
  4. histrionic
  5. infamy
  1. a an evil reputation; extreme disgrace (noun)
  2. b extremely distressing; disturbing or frightening (adjective)
  3. c overly dramatic, theatrical (adjective)
  4. d not appropriate, unsuited to the surroundings; not fitting in (adjective)
  5. e To obstruct or interfere with; to delay (verb)

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. to brag greatly (verb)
  2. to lecture, berate; a long bombastic speech (verb)
  3. cunning, deceitfulness; artfulness (noun)
  4. one who eats or consumes a great deal; having capacity to receive or withstand something (noun)
  5. a behavioral quirk; a person's idea about behavior different from others (noun)

5 True/False Questions

  1. grandiloquentattempting to impress with big words or grand gestures (adjective)


  2. inciteto arouse to action (verb)


  3. husbandrydelicate floating cobwebs; a sheer gauzy fabric; something delicate, light, flimsy (noun/adjective)


  4. herbicidea substance used to destroy plants, especially weeds (noun)


  5. girthdistance around something; circumference (noun)


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