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  5. mirage
  1. a (n.) a patch of low, soft, wet ground; a swamp; a confusing situation in which one is entrapped, as in quicksand
    SYN: bog, quagmire
    ANT: solid ground, bedrock, terra firma
  2. b (n.) something illusory, without substance, or without a basis in reality; an illusion
    SYN: optical illusion
  3. c (adj.) narrow-minded and rigid, especially in opinions or prejudices; stubbornly and unthinkingly conservative
    SYN: intolerant, inflexible
    ANT: open-minded, tolerant, liberal, progressive
  4. d (adj.) irreverently mocking; coarse, vulgar, or indecent in language
    SYN: bawdy, risque
    ANT: seemly, proper, decorous
  5. e (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 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. (n.) a convert; a disciple
    SYN: novice, neophyte
    ANT: master, teacher, guide, guru
  2. (n.) good-humored ridicule; teasing
    SYN: banter, persiflage
  3. (adj.) offensive or disgusting; foul-smelling; harmful or injurious
    SYN: fetid, noxious, vile, loathsome
    ANT: wholesome, pleasant, sweet-smelling
  4. (adj.) forgetful; unaware
    SYN: insensible
    ANT: aware, mindful, cognizant, alert
  5. (n.) something added to something else as helpful or useful but not essential; an assistant or helper; a valuable quality or characteristic; (adj.) added or connected in a subordinate capacity; attached to a faculty or staff in an auxiliary capacity
    SYN: (n.) associate, addition, accessory

5 True/False Questions

  1. liturgy(n.) a religious service or rite; the form of a ritual or other act of public worship
    SYN: ceremony, observance

          

  2. quasi(adj.) resembling but not actually being; seemingly but not actually or completely
    SYN: kind of, semi-, as if
    ANT: totally, completely, actually, in fact

          

  3. fait accompli(adj.) absurd; wildly fantastic; impossible
    SYN: fanciful, visionary, quixotic, pie-in-the-sky
    ANT: realistic, down-to-earth, practicable

          

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

          

  5. caterwaul(v.) to howl or screech like a cat; to quarrel; (n.) a harsh or noisy cry; a racket
    SYN: (v.) whine; (n.) wail, screech

          

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