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BARRON'S MASTER WORD LIST 28 Test

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5 Matching Questions

  1. limbo
  2. levee
  3. lewd
  4. lithe
  5. loathe
  1. a V. detest. Booing and hissing, the audience showed how much they loathed the wicked villain.
  2. b ADJ. lustful. They found his lewd stories objectionable.
  3. c N. region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; a prison (slang). Among the divisions of Hell are Purgatory and Limbo.
  4. d ADJ. flexible; supple. Her figure was lithe and willowy.
  5. e N. earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding. As the river rose and threatened to overflow the levee, emergency workers rushed to reinforce the walls with sandbags.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. ADJ. clear. A limpid stream ran through his property.
  2. 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.
  3. N. lawsuit. Try to settle this amicably; I do not want to become involved in litigation. litigant, N.
  4. N. generous gift. Lady Bountiful distributed largess to the poor.
  5. ADJ. potential but undeveloped; dormant; hidden. Polaroid pictures are popular at parties, because you can see the latent photographic image gradually appear before your eyes.

5 True/False Questions

  1. lancetN. 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.

          

  2. levityV. impose (a fine); collect (a payment). Crying "No taxation without representation," the colonists demonstrated against England's power to levy taxes.

          

  3. libelN. 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.

          

  4. liberatorN. descent; ancestry. He traced his lineage back to Mayflower days.

          

  5. lingerV. loiter or dawdle; continue or persist. Hoping to see Juliet pass by, Romeo lingered outside the Capulet house for hours. Though Mother made stuffed cabbage on Monday, the smell lingered around the house for days.

          

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