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5 Matching questions

  1. picayune
  2. skeptic
  3. pundit
  4. charlatan
  5. clairvoyant
  1. a small value or importance; petty; trifling
  2. b having the supposed power to see objects and events that cannot be perceived with the five traditional senses; a seer
  3. c a person doubts, asks questions
  4. d a fake; fraud; imposter; cheat
  5. e an expert commentator; an authority who expresses his or her opinion, usually on political issues

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a strict disciplinarian, a person who demands absolute adherence to forms and rules
  2. a plausible but deliberately misleading or fallacious argument designed to deceive someone
  3. seeminly indifferent to or unaffected by joy, grief, pleasure, or pain; impassive and emotionless
  4. very brief; concise; succinct; terse
  5. a person whose expertise spans a significant number of subject areas

5 True/False questions

  1. chimericalgiven to fantastic schemes; existing only in the imagination; impossible; vainly conceived


  2. ascetica person who gives up material comforts and leads a life of self-denial, especially as an act of religious devotion


  3. nadirthe lowest point; the bottom


  4. halcyonidyllically calm and peaceful; an untroubled golden time of satisfaction, happiness, and tranquility


  5. reclusea person who leads a seluded or solitary life


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