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Unit 1 Vocab Test

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5 Written Questions

5 Matching Questions

  1. assuage
  2. approbation
  3. innuendo
  4. hackneyed
  5. unctuous
  1. a (n.) a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)

    Syn: insinuation, intimation
    Ant: direct statement
  2. b (v.) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench

    Syn: mitigate, alleviate, slake, allay
    Ant: intensify, aggravate, exacerbate
  3. c (n.) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval

    Syn: commendation, sanction
    Ant: disapproval, condemnation, censure
  4. d (adj.) excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable

    Syn: mealymouthed, servile, fawning, greasy
    Ant: gruff, blunt
  5. e (adj.) used so often as to lack freshness or originality

    Syn: banal, trite, commonplace, corny
    Ant: new, fresh, novel, original

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. (v.) to draw forth, bring out form some source (such as another person)

    Syn: call forth evoke, extract, educe
    Ant: repress, quash, squelch, stifle
  2. (v.) to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning

    Syn: protest, remonstrate, complain
  3. (v.) to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement

    Syn: intervene, mediate
  4. (adj.) causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint

    Syn: gruesome, gory, grisly, baleful, ghastly
    Ant: pleasant, attractive, appealing, wholesome
  5. (n.) shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; and overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion

    Syn: irritation, pique, annoyance
    Ant: pleasure, delight, satisfaction

5 True/False Questions

  1. petulant(adj.) peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset

    Syn: irritable, testy, waspish
    Ant: even-tempered, placid, serene, amiable

          

  2. prerogative(n.) a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence

    Syn: perquisite, perk

          

  3. meritorious(adj.) excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable

    Syn: mealymouthed, servile, fawning, greasy
    Ant: gruff, blunt

          

  4. decadence(adj.) wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)

    Syn: sated, surfeited, cloyed
    Ant: unspoiled, uncloyed

          

  5. transcend(n.) a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)

    Syn: insinuation, intimation
    Ant: direct statement

          

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