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5 Matching questions

  1. proceed
  2. tranquil
  3. disillusioned
  4. palliate
  5. heresy
  1. a v. to begin or continue a course of action; to move forward
  2. b adj. 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.
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    disillusionment (n.)
  3. c adj. calm; peaceful; serene; placid.
    Her family retreats to their lake house to relax and take in the tranquil beauty of the water.
  4. d (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.
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    palliative
    (1) adj. soothing, alleviating

    (2) n. a remedy or medicine that palliates
  5. e 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 Multiple choice questions

  1. adj. wary and unwilling to take risks; cautious; guarded; vigilant.
    Not wanting to ruin the surprise party, Alex was very circumspect in answering Cheryl's questions about their plans for the weekend.
  2. (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?
  3. adj. eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight; combative; belligerent; bellicose.
    Ben's pugnacious attitude gets him in fights all the time.
  4. (1) adj. perfect; most suitable.
    The empty parking lot is ideal for driving practice.

    (2) n. a standard of perfection; a principle to be aimed at.
    I try to stay true to my ideal of treating everyone with kindness.
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    idealism
    n. the practice of pursuing ideals, especially unrealistically
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    idealist (n.)
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    idealize
    v. to regard as perfect or better than in reality
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    ideologue
    n. a supporter of an ideology or system of beliefs, especially someone who is uncompromising and dogmatic.
    The government can barely accomplish anything because it's full of ideologues who refuse to cooperate with each other.
  5. 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

5 True/False questions

  1. machinatev. 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.
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    machination
    n. a scheme

          

  2. inept(1) adj. perfect; most suitable.
    The empty parking lot is ideal for driving practice.

    (2) n. a standard of perfection; a principle to be aimed at.
    I try to stay true to my ideal of treating everyone with kindness.
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    idealism
    n. the practice of pursuing ideals, especially unrealistically
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    idealist (n.)
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    idealize
    v. to regard as perfect or better than in reality
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    ideologue
    n. a supporter of an ideology or system of beliefs, especially someone who is uncompromising and dogmatic.
    The government can barely accomplish anything because it's full of ideologues who refuse to cooperate with each other.

          

  3. fancifuladj. 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.

          

  4. demeanorn. outward behavior or bearing; manner; attitude.
    Sarah's shy demeanor made it hard for her to meet new people.

          

  5. render(1) v. to cause to be or become; to make.
    The rains rendered his escape impossible.

    (2) v. to represent or depict artistically.
    The building has not been constructed yet, so this picture is just an artist's rendering of what it will look like.

          

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