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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. dither
  2. conflagration
  3. contrite
  4. buttress
  5. desiccated
  1. a 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.)
  2. b (adj.) penitent, eager to be forgiven (Blake's contrite behavior made it impossible to stay angry at him.)
  3. c (v.) to be indecisive (Not wanting to offend either friend, he dithered about which of the two birthday parties he should attend.)
  4. d dried up, dehydrated
  5. e (n.) great fire (The conflagration consumed the entire building.)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (n.) a cursed, detested person (I never want to see that murderer. He is an anathema to me.)
  2. (n.) praise (The crowd welcomed the heroes with approbation.)
  3. (adj.) hard-working, diligent (The construction workers erected the skyscraper during two years of assiduous labor.)
  4. (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.)
  5. (v.) to abolish, usually by authority (The Bill of Rights assures that the government cannot abrogate our right to a free press.)

5 True/False questions

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

          

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

          

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

          

  5. diffident1. (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.)

          

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