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5 Matching Questions

  1. Peremptory
  2. Obsequious
  3. Obtuse
  4. Inure
  5. Foible
  1. a (adj.) marked by slavish attentiveness; excessively submissive, often for purely self-interested reasons; Syn: fawning, servile, sycophantic, mealymouthed; Ant: assertive, bumptious, overbearing, candid, frank, independent
  2. b (adj.) blunt, not coming to a point; slow or dull in understanding; measuring between 90 and 180 degrees; not causing a sharp impression; Syn: stupid, dumb, thick, mild, dull-witted; Ant: acute, perceptive, quick-witted
  3. c (n.) a weak point, failing, minor flaw; Syn: shortcoming, defect, quirk; Ant: forte, virtue
  4. d (v.) to toughen, harden; to render used to something by long subjection or exposure; Syn: accustom, acclimate
  5. e (adj.) having the nature of a command that leaves no opportunity for debate, denail, or refusal; offensively self-assured, dictatorial; determined, resolute; Syn: high-handed, unconditional; Ant: irresolute, tentative, mild, unassuming

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. (v.) to make thin or slender; to weaken or lessen in force, intensity, or value; Syn: thin out, dilute, water down; Ant: thicken, strengthen, bolster
  2. (v.) to find fault in a petty way, carp; (n.) a trivial objection or criticism; Syn: (v.) nitpick, quibble
  3. (v.) to do without, abstain from, give up; Syn: refrain from, renounce; Ant: indulge in, partake of
  4. (n.) one who feigns knowledge or ability; a pretender, impostor, or quack; Syn: fraud, mountebank
  5. (adj.) occuring at irregular intervals, having no set plan or order; Syn: intermittent, spasmodic; Ant: constant, steady, continuous, uninterrupted

5 True/False Questions

  1. Askance(v.) to make thin or slender; to weaken or lessen in force, intensity, or value; Syn: thin out, dilute, water down; Ant: thicken, strengthen, bolster

          

  2. Fraught(v.) to do without, abstain from, give up; Syn: refrain from, renounce; Ant: indulge in, partake of

          

  3. Rebuff(v.) to toughen, harden; to render used to something by long subjection or exposure; Syn: accustom, acclimate

          

  4. Benign(adj.) regretful for one's sins or mistakes; (n.) one who is sorry for wrongdoing; Syn: (adj.) remorseful, regretful, rueful, sorry; Ant: (adj.) unrepentant, remorseless

          

  5. Decimate(v.) to swing back and forth with a steady rhythm; to fluctuate or waver; Syn: vibrate, vacillate

          

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