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5 Matching questions

  1. coalition
  2. lurid
  3. decadence
  4. umbrage
  5. provincial
  1. a (n.) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence

    Syn: degeneration, corruption
    Ant: rise, growth, development, maturation
  2. b (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
  3. c (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
  4. d (n.) a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose

    Syn: alliance, league, federation, combine
    Ant: splinter group
  5. e (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 Multiple choice questions

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

    Syn: insinuation, intimation
    Ant: direct statement
  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. (v.) to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning

    Syn: protest, remonstrate, complain
  4. (adj.) worthy, deserving recognition and praise

    Syn: praiseworthy, laudable, commendable
    Ant: blameworthy, reprehensible, discreditable
  5. (v.) to draw forth, bring out form some source (such as another person)

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

5 True/False questions

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

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

          

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

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

          

  4. prerogative(n.) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval

    Syn: commendation, sanction
    Ant: disapproval, condemnation, censure

          

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

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

          

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