5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a N. shallow body of water near a sea; lake. They enjoyed their swim in the calm lagoon.
- b ADJ. reluctant; disinclined. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
- c ADJ. clear. A limpid stream ran through his property.
- d ADJ. extremely small. Tiny and delicate, the model was built on a lilliputian scale. also N.
- e ADJ. talkative. Though our daughter barely says a word to us these days, put a phone in her hand and see how loquacious she can be: our phone bills are out of sight! loquacity, N.
5 Multiple choice questions
- ADJ. coming from the side. In order to get good plant growth, the gardener must pinch off all lateral shoots.
- ADJ. weary; sluggish; listless. Her siege of illness left her languid and pallid.
- ADJ. lacking in spirit or energy. We had expected him to be full of enthusiasm and were surprised by his listless attitude.
- V. float in the air (especially by magical means). As the magician passed his hands over the recumbent body of his assistant, she appeared to rise and levitate about three feet above the table.
- ADJ. flexible. Hours of ballet classes kept him limber.
5 True/False questions
latitude → N. freedom from narrow limitations. I think you have permitted your son too much latitude in this matter.
linguistic → ADJ. pertaining to language. The modern tourist will encounter very little linguistic difficulty as English has become an almost universal language.
licentious → ADJ. amoral; lewd and lascivious; unrestrained. Unscrupulously seducing the daughter of his host, Don Juan felt no qualms about the immorality of his licentious behavior.
lax → ADJ. careless. We dislike restaurants where the service is lax and inattentive.
lineage → N. features, especially of the face. She quickly sketched the lineaments of his face.