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5 Matching questions

  1. approbation
  2. jaded
  3. decadence
  4. petulant
  5. simulate
  1. a (n.) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval

    Syn: commendation, sanction
    Ant: disapproval, condemnation, censure
  2. b (n.) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence

    Syn: degeneration, corruption
    Ant: rise, growth, development, maturation
  3. c (adj.) wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)

    Syn: sated, surfeited, cloyed
    Ant: unspoiled, uncloyed
  4. d (v) to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of

    Syn: feign, pretend, affect
  5. e (adj.) peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset

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

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (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
  2. (v.) to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement

    Syn: intervene, mediate
  3. (n.) a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)

    Syn: pause, lacuna
    Ant: continuity, continuation
  4. (adj.) pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook, countrified in the sense of being limited and backward; of a simple, plain design that originated in the countryside; (n.) a person with a narrow point of view; a person from an outlying area; a soldier from a province or colony

    Syn: (adj.) narrow-minded, parochial, insular, naive
    Ant: (adj.) cosmopolitan, catholic, broad minded
  5. (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 True/False questions

  1. hackneyed(adj.) used so often as to lack freshness or originality

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

          

  2. expostulate(v.) to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning

    Syn: protest, remonstrate, complain

          

  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. transcend(v.) to rise above or beyond, exceed

    Syn: surpass, outstrip

          

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

    Syn: call forth evoke, extract, educe
    Ant: repress, quash, squelch, stifle

          

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