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VW Unit 10 Test

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5 Matching Questions

  1. attenuate
  2. penitent
  3. luminous
  4. inure
  5. decimate
  1. a (v) to kill/destroy a large part of
  2. b (adj) emitting or reflecting light, glowing; illuminating
  3. c (v) to toughen, harden; to render used to something by long subjection or exposure (no injury)
  4. d (v) to make thin/slender, to weaken/lessen in force, intensity or value (atten- / make shorter)
  5. e (adj) regretful for one's sins or mistakes: (n) one who is sorry for wrongdoing (penance...)

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. (adj) marked by slavish attentiveness; excessively submissive, often for purely self-interested reasons (brown nose)
  2. (adj) blunt, not coming to a point; slow/dull in understanding; measuring between 90 and 180 degrees, not causing a sharp impression (wrong)
  3. (adj) full of or loaded with; accompanied by (full)
  4. (adj) occurring at irregular intervals, having no set plan/order
  5. (adj) having the nature of a command that leaves no opportunity for debate, denial, or refusal: offensivel7y self-assured, dictatorial; determined, resolute (per- perform: must happen)

5 True/False Questions

  1. oscillate(v) to kill/destroy a large part of


  2. shambles(n) a slaughterhouse; a place of mass bloodshed; a state of complete disorder and confusion


  3. askance(adv) w/ suspicion, mistrust or disapproval (an asking look)


  4. cavil(v) to find fault in a petty way, carp; (n) trivial objection/criticism (cavil: anvil: hard)


  5. benign(adj) gentle, kind; forgiving, understanding; having a favorable/beneficial effect; not malignant


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