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  1. paramount
  2. hyperventilation
  3. promontory
  4. ethereal
  5. pusillanimous
  1. a Cowardly; fearful.
  2. b 1. Spiritlike in lightness and delicacy.
    2. Heavenly; celestial.
  3. c The condition of taking abnormally fast, deep breaths.
  4. d Of chief importance; primary; foremost.
  5. e A high ridge of land jutting into a body of water; a headland.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. 1. A revelatory manifestation of a divine being.
    2. A revelation; a flash of understanding of the true nature of something.
    3. (capitalized) A Christian festival, Jan 6, celebrating the visit of the Wise Men to the Christ Child.
  2. 1. The point in its orbit when a planet or satellite (usually the moon) is farthest from the earth
    2. The highest point; culmination; apex
  3. A flatterer seeking favors or gain; a servile self-seeker.
  4. 1. An outlet; an opening for passage of liquids, fumes, or sometimes air.
    2. To utter; to express, especially in relieving strong feelings.
  5. 1. to go to the country.
    2. To cause to become rustic.

5 True/False Questions

  1. perigeeThe point in its orbit when a planet or a satellite (usually the moon) is nearest the earth.


  2. pastoral1. Pertaining to a Christian minister or the duties accompanying the office.
    2. Referring to life in open country or to fields for farming or grazing.
    3. Pertaining to an idealized rural life.


  3. animus1. A powerful feeling of hostility or antagonism; hatred.
    2. An animating spirit.


  4. exhume1. The regions of space beyond the earth's atmosphere; the heavens.
    2. A highly flammable liquid anesthetic.


  5. hyperboleAn exaggeration; a figure expressing excess.


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