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5 Matching questions

  1. buffet
  2. adumbrate
  3. decry
  4. demure
  5. abrogate
  1. a (v.) to sketch out in a vague way (The coach adumbrated a game plan, but none of the players knew precisely what to do.)
  2. b 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.)
  3. c quiet, modest, reserved
  4. d (v.) to criticize openly (The kind video rental clerk decried the policy of charging customers late fees.)
  5. e (v.) to abolish, usually by authority (The Bill of Rights assures that the government cannot abrogate our right to a free press.)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (adj.) brief to the point of being superficial (Late for the meeting, she cast a cursory glance at the agenda.)
  2. (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.)
  3. (adj.) short, abrupt, dismissive (The captain's brusque manner offended the passengers.)
  4. (n.) praise (The crowd welcomed the heroes with approbation.)
  5. (v.) to make unclean, impure (She defiled the calm of the religious building by playing her banjo.)

5 True/False questions

  1. cupidity(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.)


  2. contriteto laugh at mockingly, scorn


  3. acrimony(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.)


  4. ascetic(adj.) biting, bitter in tone or taste (Jill became extremely acerbic and began to cruelly make fun of all her friends.)


  5. credulityreadiness to believe


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