Advanced Grammar and Comp Semester Test

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singular nouns ending in s add an apostrophe s

Usage Rule One

Separate items in a series from one another with commas

Usage Rule Two

Expressions that interrupt a sentence are set off by commas

Usage Rule Three

Place a comma between independent clauses when using a conjunction

Usage Rule Four

Don't join two independent clauses with a comma if no conjunction is used. Most mistakes can be fixed by one of three methods: a semicolon, a period and a capital letter, or a comma and a conjunction

Usage Rule Five

Do not substitute periods for commas

Usage Rule Six

A colon introduces a list, a long quotation, or an appositive

Usage Rule Seven

Set off a change of thought, a sharp break, or an interruption with a dash

Usage Rule Eight

Subject and verb must agree in number

Usage Rule Nine

Pronoun case must be consistent with its function in the sentence

Usage Rule Ten

Any participial phrase that begins a sentence must refer directly to the subject of the sentence

Usage Rule Eleven

Mordant

biting or caustic in thought, manner, or style

Obsequious

attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner

Reticent

disoposed to be silent or not to speak freely; reserved

Veracity

habitual observance of truth in speech or statement; truthfulness

affable

pleasently easy to approach and talk to; friendly or cordial

vociferous

crying out noisily; clamorous

exonerate

to clear, as of an accusation; free from guilt or blame; exculpate

pecuniary

Of or pertaining to money

taciturn

inclined to silence; reserved in speech; reluctant to join in on conversation

assiduous

constant; unremitting

inept

without skill for a particular task or assignment; maladroit

probity

integrity and uprightness; honesty

pugilist

a fighter or boxer

deprecate

to express earnest disapproval of

voracity

the state or condition of consuming large amounts of food

ineffable

incapable of being expressed or described in words

magnanimous

generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness

impugn

to challage as fals; to cast doubt upon

pungent

sharply affecting the organs of tast or smell; as if by a penetrating power, biting, acrid

abrogate

to abolish by formal or official means; annul by authoritative act, repeal

volatile

evaporating rapidly; explosive

auspicious

promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable

ubiquitous

existing or being everywhere at the same time; omniprescient

recapitulate

to review by a brief summary, as at the end of a speech or discussion; summarize

verbatim

exactly the same words; word for word

verdure

greenness, flourshing vegitation

prescient

knowlegde of things before they exist or happen; foreknowledge; foresight

acquescent

disposed to acquisence or consent tacitly

satiate

to supply with anything to excess, so as to disgust or weary

impecunious

having little or no money; penniless; poor

indigenous

originating in or the charastics of a particular area or country

flagrant

shockingly noticable; obvious; glaring

servile

slavishly submissive or obsequious; fawning

defunct

no longer in effect or use; not operating or functioning

lucrative

profitable; moneymaking; remunerative

verbiage

overabundance or superfluity of words, as in writing or speech; wordiness; verbosity

magniloquent

speaking or expressed in a lofty or gradious style; pomous; bombastic; boastful

tacit

understood without being openly expressed; implied

presage

a presentiment or foreboding

perfidious

deliberately faithless; treacherous; decietful

incipient

beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage

inexplicable

not explicable; incapable of being explained

malevolent

wishing evil or harm to another or others;

caustic

capble of burning, corroding, or destroying living tissue

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