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5 Matching Questions

  1. paragon
  2. mollify
  3. invective
  4. vulnerable
  5. requisite
  1. a (n.) a strong denunciation or condemnation; abusive language; (adj.) abusive, vituperative
    Syn. vituperation, abuse, diatribe, philippic
  2. b to soften, make gentle, pacify; to calm, allay (as an emotion), assuage, appease, placate; to reduce in intensity
  3. c (adj.) open to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected
    syn. defenseless, exposed, unguarded
  4. d needed, necessary, regarded as essential or indispensable
  5. e (n.) a model of excellence or perfection
    S: exemplar, ideal, paradigm, model, good example

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. (adj.) capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard, or recognized
    SYN: tangible, plain, obvious, manifest
  2. to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity
    syn. lessen, relieve, alleviate, diminish
  3. (n.) a state or scene of uproar and confusion
    Syn. commotion, pandemonium, chaos, anarchy
  4. to oppose successfully; to prevent, frustrate
  5. (adj.) subordinate in capacity or role; submissively obedient; serving to promote some end
    Synonyms: secondary, servile, useful

5 True/False Questions

  1. Disconsolatedeeply unhappy or dejected; without hope. beyond consolation
    syn: grief- stricken, inconsolable, comfortless


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


  3. pillageto lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate
    syn. cheapen, corrupt, demean, depreciate


  4. extenuate(v.) to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses
    S: moderate, mitigate, diminish, downplay


  5. discursive(adj.) passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another, rambling, roving, nomadic
    SYN: Digressive, diffuse, wandering, episodic


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