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5 Matching Questions

  1. arrogate
  2. contrite
  3. buttress
  4. acrimony
  5. buffet
  1. a (adj.) penitent, eager to be forgiven (Blake's contrite behavior made it impossible to stay angry at him.)
  2. b 1. (v.) to support, hold up (The column buttresses the roof above the statue.)
    2. (n.) something that offers support (The buttress supports the roof above the statues.)
  3. c 1. (v.) to strike with force (The strong winds buffeted the ships, threatening to capsize them.)
    2. (n.) an arrangement of food set out on a table (Rather than sitting around a table, the guests took food from our buffet and ate standing up.)
  4. d (v.) to take without justification (The king arrogated the right to order executions to himself exclusively.)
  5. e (n.) bitterness, discord (Though they vowed that no girl would ever come between them, Biff and Trevor could not keep acrimony from overwhelming their friendship after they both fell in love with the lovely Teresa.)

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. to laugh at mockingly, scorn
  2. (n.) great fire (The conflagration consumed the entire building.)
  3. rambling, lacking order
  4. (n.) eagerness, speed (For some reason, Chuck loved to help his mother whenever he could, so when his mother asked him to set the table, he did so with alacrity.)
  5. (n.) a curse, expression of ill-will (The rival politicians repeatedly cast aspersions on each others' integrity.)

5 True/False Questions

  1. anathema(v.) to be indecisive (Not wanting to offend either friend, he dithered about which of the two birthday parties he should attend.)


  2. calumny(n.) keen insight (Because of his mathematical acumen, Larry was able to figure out in minutes problems that took other students hours.)


  3. deprecate(v.) to violate the sacredness of a thing or place (They feared that the construction of a golf course would desecrate the preserved wilderness.)


  4. defile(v.) to make unclean, impure (She defiled the calm of the religious building by playing her banjo.)


  5. brusque(v.) to abolish, usually by authority (The Bill of Rights assures that the government cannot abrogate our right to a free press.)


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