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5 Matching Questions

  1. heresy
  2. incredulous
  3. machinate
  4. resilient
  5. check
  1. a (1) v. to examine or inspect

    (2) v. to stop or slow down the progress of (something undesirable); to curb; to restrain.
    In an effort to check the spread of disease, rules prevent people from bringing exotic plants and animals into the country.
  2. b n. an opinion contrary to orthodox religious doctrine or what is generally accepted; blasphemy.
    The fundamentalist religious leader denounced the doctrine of the atheists as heresy.
  3. c 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
  4. d 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.
    resilience (n.)
  5. e adj. (of a person) unwilling to believe something; skeptical; doubtful.
    She arched her eyebrow and gave him an incredulous look when he insisted that the tree had just appeared in front of the car.
    incredulity (n.)
    n. a tendency to be too ready to believe that something is real or true.
    I'm afraid that Trey's credulity may someday get him in trouble because he will trust anything you tell him.

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. v. to destroy completely; to put an end to.
    Smallpox was once a widespread disease, but it has been eradicated by modern vaccines.
    eradication (n.)
  2. v. to restrict (something) within limits; to surround; to confine.
    The lake was circumscribed on all sides by mountains.
  3. n. unverified information received from other people; rumor; gossip.
    It's not a good idea to make major decisions based only on rumors and hearsay.
  4. adj. full of energy and enthusiasm; (of color) bright and striking.
    The painting's vibrant colors brought life and cheerfulness to the otherwise dull room.
  5. adj. treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant; frivolous.
    Don't worry—I was just being facetious when I said I'd sold your pet rabbit to the dog food factory.

5 True/False Questions

  1. naïveadj. (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


  2. disillusionedadj. disappointed in something after discovering it to be less good than once believed.
    She became disillusioned with the new governor after realizing that his policies were the same as his predecessor's.
    disillusionment (n.)


  3. tranquiladj. of little value or importance.
    Tim went on and on about the right shade of blue for the new uniforms, but the rest of us thought it was a pretty trivial issue.
    v. to make (something) seem less important, significant, or complex than it really is; to minimize; to belittle


  4. astutev. to feel deep respect or admiration for (something); to honor; to esteem.
    Mrs. Greene's students revered her; many thought she was the wisest, kindest teacher in the world.
    reverence (n.)
    reverent (adj.)
    reverential (adj.)
    adj. showing a lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken seriously; disdainful; impertinent; impudent
    irreverence (n.)


  5. vulnerablen. 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.


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