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5 Matching Questions

  1. quasi
  2. effete
  3. raillery
  4. hierarchy
  5. hidebound
  1. a (adj.) resembling but not actually being; seemingly but not actually or completely
    SYN: kind of, semi-, as if
    ANT: totally, completely, actually, in fact
  2. b (n.) any system of things or people arranged or graded one above another in order of rank, wealth, class, etc.
    SYN: chain of command, pecking order
  3. c (n.) good-humored ridicule; teasing
    SYN: banter, persiflage
  4. d (adj.) narrow-minded and rigid, especially in opinions or prejudices; stubbornly and unthinkingly conservative
    SYN: intolerant, inflexible
    ANT: open-minded, tolerant, liberal, progressive
  5. e (adj.) lacking in wholesome vigor or energy; worn-out or exhausted; sterile or unable to produce; out-of-date
    SYN: decadent, enfeebled, outmoded
    ANT: thriving, burgeoning, vigorous, dynamic

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. (n.) something illusory, without substance, or without a basis in reality; an illusion
    SYN: optical illusion
  2. (adj.) absurd; wildly fantastic; impossible
    SYN: fanciful, visionary, quixotic, pie-in-the-sky
    ANT: realistic, down-to-earth, practicable
  3. (n.) the male sheep that leads the flock to the slaughterhouse; a leader, as in a desperate or violent undertaking; an indicator of trends
    SYN: ringleader, initiator, barometer
    ANT: follower, imitator, emulator
  4. (adj.) offensive or disgusting; foul-smelling; harmful or injurious
    SYN: fetid, noxious, vile, loathsome
    ANT: wholesome, pleasant, sweet-smelling
  5. (n.) a short description or sketch; a picture or illustration with edges that gradually shade off; a decorative design on the title page of a book or at the beginning or end of a chapter
    SYN: thumbnail sketch, anecdote
    ANT: epic, full-length treatment

5 True/False Questions

  1. supine(adj.) lying flat on one's back; listless or lethargic; apathetic or passive
    SYN: prone, prostrate, inert
    ANT: upright, erect, perpendicular, vertical

          

  2. liturgy(n.) something illusory, without substance, or without a basis in reality; an illusion
    SYN: optical illusion

          

  3. morass(n.) something illusory, without substance, or without a basis in reality; an illusion
    SYN: optical illusion

          

  4. poltroon(n.) a base coward
    SYN: craven, dastard, "chicken"
    ANT: hero, stalwart, gallant

          

  5. fait accompli(n.) an accomplished and presumably irreversible deed, fact, or action
    SYN: accomplished fact

          

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