← Week 6 Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- a adj. well balanced and sensible.
The kids have money and a celebrity dad, but they seem grounded.
- b n. the feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one's consideration or respect; contempt; scorn; derision.
People who pride themselves on reading only the finest literature view comic books with disdain.
- c (1) adj. concerning a province or region outside the capital city of a country; regional.
In researching her book on provincial cooking, she traveled all over the countryside.
(2) adj. unsophisticated or narrow-minded; parochial.
People from New York sometimes look down on people from West Virginia as provincial and backward.
n. the way of life typical of regions outside the capital city
(2) n. narrow-mindedness, insularity, or lack of sophistication
(3) n. concern for one's own region at the expense of national unity
- d v. to come before (something).
The beginning of the game was preceded by the singing of the national anthem.
n. an earlier event that is regarded as an example or model to be followed in the future
adj. never done or known before; unheard of.
After the huge snowstorm, the school took the unprecedented step of closing for an entire week.
n. the condition of being considered more important than something else; priority.
I'd like you to clean the basement at some point, but getting the car fixed promptly takes precedence over that project.
- e n. exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally; overstatement.
It's hard to believe the hyperbole of the advertisement; there is simply no way an energy drink can give you wings.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- adj. important; famous; attention-catching; noticeable.
The prominent author's appearance at the local bookstore drew a huge crowd.
- adj. (of a person or action) showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment; innocent; gullible.
The freshmen continue to hold on to the naïve belief that they have high school figured out.
n. a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment; innocence or unsophistication
- v. to restrict (something) within limits; to surround; to confine.
The lake was circumscribed on all sides by mountains.
- adj. able or willing to receive something; willing to consider or accept new suggestions and ideas.
The doctor was receptive to the idea of replacing his old equipment with the latest technology.
n. an object or space used to contain or receive something
- v. to destroy completely; to put an end to.
Smallpox was once a widespread disease, but it has been eradicated by modern vaccines.
5 True/False Questions
palliate → v. to engage in plots and intrigues; to scheme.
Hoping to devise a plan to steal identities over the web, Harry and Kim sat in the back room and machinated.
n. a scheme
appropriate → (1) adj. suitable or proper
(2) v. to take (something) for one's own use, typically without the owner's permission; to seize; to commandeer.
The pushy new researcher appropriated all the good lab equipment for himself.
machinate → (1) v. to make (a disease or its symptoms) less severe or unpleasant without removing the cause
(2) v. to allay or moderate (fears or suspicions); to alleviate; to relieve; to assuage.
The mayor's reassuring speech palliated the worries of the townspeople.
(1) adj. soothing, alleviating
(2) n. a remedy or medicine that palliates
benevolent → adj. able to recover or spring back quickly after being bent or compressed, or after difficult conditions.
Even after a third knee surgery, the resilient ball player returned for another season.
facetious → (1) adj. (of a person or their thoughts and ideas) overimaginative and unrealistic; far-fetched
(2) adj. existing only in the imagination or fancy; whimsical; dreamy.
The father told his young daughter a fanciful story about a leprechaun and a pot of gold.