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5 Matching questions

  1. diaphanous
  2. clemency
  3. cajole
  4. credulity
  5. abjure
  1. a readiness to believe
  2. b light, airy, transparent
  3. c (v.) to urge, coax (Fred's buddies cajoled him into attending the bachelor party.)
  4. d (v.) to reject, renounce (To prove his honesty, the president abjured the evil policies of his wicked predecessor.)
  5. e (n.) mercy (After he forgot their anniversary, Martin could only beg Maria for clemency.)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (adj.) extremely bad (The student who threw sloppy joes across the cafeteria was punished for his egregious behavior.)
  2. (adj.) intellectually convincing (Irene's arguments in favor of abstinence were so cogent that I could not resist them.)
  3. (v.) to coax by using flattery (Rachel's assistant tried to blandish her into accepting the deal.)
  4. (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. to belittle, depreciate (Always over-modest, he deprecated his contribution to the local charity.)

5 True/False questions

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


  2. ascetic(adj.) practicing restraint as a means of self-discipline, usually religious (The priest lives an ascetic life devoid of television, savory foods, and other pleasures.)


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


  4. approbation(n.) praise (The crowd welcomed the heroes with approbation.)


  5. diffidentshy, quiet, modest


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