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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. defile
  2. dither
  3. antipathy
  4. cursory
  5. conundrum
  1. a (n.) a strong dislike, repugnance (I know you love me, but because you are a liar and a thief, I feel nothing but antipathy for you.)
  2. b (v.) to make unclean, impure (She defiled the calm of the religious building by playing her banjo.)
  3. c (n.) puzzle, problem (Interpreting Jane's behavior was a constant conundrum.)
  4. d (v.) to be indecisive (Not wanting to offend either friend, he dithered about which of the two birthday parties he should attend.)
  5. e (adj.) brief to the point of being superficial (Late for the meeting, she cast a cursory glance at the agenda.)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. to laugh at mockingly, scorn
  2. quiet, modest, reserved
  3. (n.) praise (The crowd welcomed the heroes with approbation.)
  4. (adj.) hard-working, diligent (The construction workers erected the skyscraper during two years of assiduous labor.)
  5. (v.) to violate the sacredness of a thing or place (They feared that the construction of a golf course would desecrate the preserved wilderness.)

5 True/False questions

  1. diffidentto laugh at mockingly, scorn


  2. diaphanouslight, airy, transparent


  3. dissemblequiet, modest, reserved


  4. adumbrate(v.) to sketch out in a vague way (The coach adumbrated a game plan, but none of the players knew precisely what to do.)


  5. clemency(n.) mercy (After he forgot their anniversary, Martin could only beg Maria for clemency.)


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