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  1. anathema
  2. aspersion
  3. deprecate
  4. diaphanous
  5. desiccated
  1. a to belittle, depreciate (Always over-modest, he deprecated his contribution to the local charity.)
  2. b light, airy, transparent
  3. c dried up, dehydrated
  4. d (n.) a curse, expression of ill-will (The rival politicians repeatedly cast aspersions on each others' integrity.)
  5. e (n.) a cursed, detested person (I never want to see that murderer. He is an anathema to me.)

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. (n.) an attempt to spoil someone else's reputation by spreading lies (The local official's calumny ended up ruining his opponent's prospect of winning the election.)
  2. (v.) to violate the sacredness of a thing or place (They feared that the construction of a golf course would desecrate the preserved wilderness.)
  3. (v.) to sketch out in a vague way (The coach adumbrated a game plan, but none of the players knew precisely what to do.)
  4. (v.) to reject, renounce (To prove his honesty, the president abjured the evil policies of his wicked predecessor.)
  5. (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 True/False Questions

  1. effulgent(adj.) extremely lively, enthusiastic (She became ebullient upon receiving an acceptance letter from her first-choice college.)

          

  2. conundrum(adj.) intellectually convincing (Irene's arguments in favor of abstinence were so cogent that I could not resist them.)

          

  3. approbation(n.) a curse, expression of ill-will (The rival politicians repeatedly cast aspersions on each others' integrity.)

          

  4. capricious(adj.) subject to whim, fickle (The young girl's capricious tendencies made it difficult for her to focus on achieving her goals.)

          

  5. cursory(adj.) brief to the point of being superficial (Late for the meeting, she cast a cursory glance at the agenda.)

          

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