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5 Matching questions

  1. encumber
  2. abet
  3. impassive
  4. broach
  5. buttress
  1. a (v) to support, prop up, strengthen; (n) a supporting structure
  2. b (v) to weigh down or burden (with difficulties, cares, debt, etc.); to fill up, block up, hinder
  3. c (adj) showing no fear or emotion; inanimate; motionless
  4. d (v) to encourage, assist, aid, support (especially in something wrong or unworthy
  5. e (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

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (n) a reply to a reply, especially from the defendant in a legal suit
  2. (v) to affirm, declare confidently
  3. (adj) noisy in a coarse, offensive way; obvious or conspicuous, especially in an unfavorable sense
  4. (n) an expert; one who is well qualified to pass critical judgements, especially in one of the fine arts
  5. (adj) (capital H) relating to Hercules; (lowercase h) characterized by great strength; very hard to do in the sense of requiring unusual strength

5 True/False questions

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

          

  3. nonplussed(n) an expert; one who is well qualified to pass critical judgements, especially in one of the fine arts

          

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

          

  5. inauspicious(adj) unfavorable, unlucky, suggesting bad luck for the future

          

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