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5 Matching questions

  1. lay
  2. circumvent
  3. hyperbole
  4. tangential
  5. receptive
  1. a 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.
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    receptivity (n.)
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    receptacle
    n. an object or space used to contain or receive something
  2. b 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.
  3. c (1) v. to put (something) down

    (2) adj. not having professional qualifications or expert knowledge, especially in law or medicine; nonspecialist.
    Dr. Overbeck, would you please explain the experiment in language that a layperson could understand?
  4. d v. to find a way around (an obstacle); to overcome (a problem or difficulty), typically in a clever or sneaky way; to get around; to bypass.
    The thieves circumvented the museum's alarm system by climbing in through a skylight.
  5. e adj. only barely touching or related to (something); peripheral.
    I had a hard time understanding how Penelope's tangential response related to the conversation we were having.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. adj. uncomplicated and easy to do or understand; honest; unambiguous.
    His straightforward answer to the question could not be interpreted in any other way.
  2. adj. looking or sounding sad and dismal; mournful; gloomy; glum; melancholy.
    Eeyore is the most lugubrious cartoon character that I remember from my childhood—he's always down about something.
  3. adj. kept secret or done secretively, especially because illicit; covert; furtive; surreptitious.
    We acted in clandestine fashion because our actions could lead to legal trouble if we were caught.
  4. 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.
  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. resilientadj. important; famous; attention-catching; noticeable.
    The prominent author's appearance at the local bookstore drew a huge crowd.
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    prominence (n.)

          

  2. discredit(1) v. to harm the good reputation of (someone or something)

    (2) v. to show (an idea or piece of evidence) to be false or unreliable; to disprove.
    The case was discredited when new evidence showed that the key witness had lied.
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    credible
    adj. able to be believed; convincing; plausible; feasible
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    credibility
    n. believability; plausibility
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    credence
    n. credibility.
    The recent win gives some credence to your theory that our team will win the championship this year.
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    credential
    n. a qualification or aspect of a person's background, used to indicate that they are suitable for something

          

  3. precedev. to come before (something).
    The beginning of the game was preceded by the singing of the national anthem.
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    precedent
    n. an earlier event that is regarded as an example or model to be followed in the future
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    unprecedented
    adj. never done or known before; unheard of.
    After the huge snowstorm, the school took the unprecedented step of closing for an entire week.
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    precedence
    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.

          

  4. render(1) v. to be of the same opinion; to agree.
    The judge concurred with the plaintiff and awarded her a $2 million settlement.

    (2) v. to happen or occur at the same time; to coincide

          

  5. deriven. 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.

          

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