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5 Matching questions

  1. encumber
  2. herculean
  3. prolific
  4. abet
  5. connoisseur
  1. a (adj) abundantly productive; abundant, profuse
  2. b (v) to weigh down or burden (with difficulties, cares, debt, etc.); to fill up, block up, hinder
  3. c (adj) (capital H) relating to Hercules; (lowercase h) characterized by great strength; very hard to do in the sense of requiring unusual strength
  4. d (n) an expert; one who is well qualified to pass critical judgements, especially in one of the fine arts
  5. e (v) to encourage, assist, aid, support (especially in something wrong or unworthy

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (adj) showing no fear or emotion; inanimate; motionless
  2. (n) noisy revelry or merrymaking (often with a suggestion of heavy drinking)
  3. (adj) frightful, horrible, ghastly
  4. (adj) suitable or convenient for a particular purpose; occurring at an appropriate time
  5. (adj) unfavorable, unlucky, suggesting bad luck for the future

5 True/False questions

  1. blatant(v) to bring up or begin to talk about (a subject); to announce, introduce; to break the surface of the water; to turn sideways to the wind and waves; to pierce (a keg or cask) in order to draw off liquid; (n) a spit for roasting; a tool for tapping casks


  2. broach(adj) noisy in a coarse, offensive way; obvious or conspicuous, especially in an unfavorable sense


  3. collate(v) to promote trouble or rebellion; to apply warm liquids to, warm


  4. disconsolate(v) to compare critically in order to note differences, similarities, etc.; to arrange in order for some specific purpose


  5. foment(v) to promote trouble or rebellion; to apply warm liquids to, warm


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