5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a V. beat; thrash verbally or physically. It was painful to watch the champion lambaste his opponent, tearing into him mercilessly.
- b 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.
- c V. impose (a fine); collect (a payment). Crying "No taxation without representation," the colonists demonstrated against England's power to levy taxes.
- d N. languor; weariness. After a massage and a long soak in the hot tub, I gave in to my growing lassitude and lay down for a nap.
- e ADJ. liberal; wasteful. The actor's lavish gifts pleased her. also V.
5 Multiple choice questions
- N. generous gift. Lady Bountiful distributed largess to the poor.
- N. reading desk. The chaplain delivered his sermon from a hastily improvised lectern.
- N. lassitude; depression. His friends tried to overcome the languor into which he had fallen by taking him to parties and to the theater.
- N. lawsuit. Try to settle this amicably; I do not want to become involved in litigation. litigant, N.
- N. metal-bearing vein. If this lode that we have discovered extends for any distance, we have found a fortune.
5 True/False questions
leeway → ADJ. suspicious; cautious. Don't eat the sushi at this restaurant; I'm a bit leery about how fresh the raw fish is.
loath → ADJ. reluctant; disinclined. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
legend → N. legal claim on property. There was a delay before Ralph could take possession of his late uncle's home; apparently, another claimant had a lien upon the estate.
linchpin → N. small surgical tool for making incisions. With the sharp tip of her lancet, Doctor Wheeler cut into the abscess, opening it to let it drain.
loom → V. appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged or distorted form). The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly above the small boy.