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5 Matching Questions

  1. bellwether
  2. raillery
  3. effete
  4. hidebound
  5. supine
  1. a (adj.) lying flat on one's back; listless or lethargic; apathetic or passive
    SYN: prone, prostrate, inert
    ANT: upright, erect, perpendicular, vertical
  2. b (n.) good-humored ridicule; teasing
    SYN: banter, persiflage
  3. c (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. d (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 lacking in wholesome vigor or energy; worn-out or exhausted; sterile or unable to produce; out-of-date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. e (adj.) narrow-minded and rigid, especially in opinions or prejudices; stubbornly and unthinkingly conservative
    SYN: intolerant, inflexible
    ANT: open-minded, tolerant, liberal, progressive

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. (adj.) forgetful; unaware
    SYN: insensible
    ANT: aware, mindful, cognizant, alert
  2. (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. (n.) an accomplished and presumably irreversible deed, fact, or action
    SYN: accomplished fact
  4. (n.) a convert; a disciple
    SYN: novice, neophyte
    ANT: master, teacher, guide, guru
  5. (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

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

          

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

          

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

          

  5. vignette(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

          

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