English Mock Quiz

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English Mock Quiz

menacing

Ominous

doubtful; skeptical

incredulous

tired-looking; weary; fatigued

haggard

insignificant; trifling; petty

piddling

walk; stride; a manner of walking

Gait

swallow up; overwhelm; overrun

Engulf

a grotesque or exaggerated imitation; a parody

travesty

inconsistent; unpredictable; vacillating

erratic

soft; sweet; gentle; relaxed

mellow

to hold oneself back; to cease doing

refrain

extremely hung; greedy for fulfillment

ravenous

to destroy completely; to wipe out

annihilate

dead or decaying flesh

carrion

thick and sticky, applied to liquids

viscous

unable to speak; expressed without sound

mute

inner organs of a person or animal

entrails

to ponder or consider thoughtfully

contemplate

to obtain or get by effort

procure

to reject; to disown

renounce

scholarly; wilse

erudite

to evaluate; to judge

apprais

implied but not spoken; assumed

tacit

beg or plead urgently

impler

to save; to rescue; to make good

redeemed

to confuse; bewilder; perplex

baffle

capable of being heard

audible

a long duration of life or occupation

longevity

wicked; cruel; evil; fiendish

diabolical

to try and force oneself into good graces of another

ingratiate

a person or group of people who are unjustly blamed by others

scapegoat

secretively; covertly

surreptitiously

rough-sounding; harsh

raucous

not readily noticeable; inconspicuous

unobtrusive

to make music by stroking or brushing of the stings of an instrument

strum

elf like; small and light; mischievous

elfin

empty; completely lacking

devoid

calm and quiet; undisturbed by disorder

placid

prove; verify; support

corroborate

to speak clearly and distinctly

articulate

a penalty for disobedience to a rule or law; a penalty designed to make people conform

sanction

filth; squalid; corrupt

sordid

luxurious; thick and soft, like fabric

plush

to cut short

curtail

boldly disrespectful defiant

insolent

drowsy; sleepy; soporific

somnolent

weak; lacking in energy

languid

trudging; stepping heavily

plodding

malice; desire to harm

malevolence

messy; sloppy; unkempt

slovenly

very dangerous; risky

perilous

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