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5 Matching Questions

  1. deference
  2. brouhaha
  3. onus
  4. mollify
  5. thwart
  1. a to soften, make gentle, pacify; to calm, allay (as an emotion), assuage, appease, placate; to reduce in intensity
    A: Enrage; Anger
  2. b something that is heavy or burdensome (especially an unwelcome responsibility); a stigma; blame
    S: Duty; Stigma
  3. c a confused hodgepodge of sounds, hubbub; an uproar or commotion that goes far beyond what is justified
    S: Furor; Hullabaloo
  4. d courteous yielding to the wishes and ideas of another person; great respect marked by submission, as to a superior
    S: Respect; Consideration; Coutesy
    A: Contempt; Disrespect; Scorn; Disdain
  5. e to oppose successfully; to prevent, frustrate
    S: Foil; Baffle
    A: Aid; Abet

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. without preparation, offhand, suddenly or hastily done; an extemporaneous composition or remark; a minimal piece suggestive of improvisation
    S: Spontaneous; Improvised
    A: Rehearsed; Planned
  2. to send or hand in (as money); to cancel (as a penalty or punishment), forgive, pardon; to lessen, diminish; to put off, postpone, defer
    S: Pay; Absolve
  3. a vague sense of approaching misfortune
    S: Foreboding; Premonition
  4. needed, necessary, regarded as essential or indispensable
    S: Required; Incumbent
    A: Nonessential; Optional
  5. given over to dissipation and self-indulgence, immoral, recklessly extravagant; a person given to self-indulgent and wild spending
    S: Prodigal; Improvident
    A: Frugal; Economical

5 True/False Questions

  1. bulwarka strong defense or protection, a solid wall-like structure for defense; to provide such
    defense or protection
    S: Stronghold; Citadel
    A: Breach; Weakpoint


  2. definitiveconclusive, final, representing the limit of what can be done
    S: Exhaustive; Authoritative
    A: Tenative; Inconclusive


  3. cholericeasily made angry, bad-tempered
    S: Irascrible; Testy
    A: Affable; Genial


  4. adamantfirm in purpose or opinion, unyielding, obdurate, implacable, inflexible; an extremely hard substance
    A: yielding; fllexible


  5. curtailto cut short, bring to a halt or end sooner than expected; to reduce
    S: Limit; Abbreviate; Abridge; Contract
    A: Protract; Extend


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