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5 Matching Questions

  1. tenacity
  2. corpulent
  3. corroborate
  4. canard
  5. traduce
  1. a v: to confirm, to back up, to support, to testify to
  2. b v: to denigrate, to defame, to criticize unfairly, to speak badly/falsely about
  3. c adj: fat, obese, overweight, chubby, plump
  4. d n: a falsity, usually a derogatory story/report/rumor
  5. e n: persistence, perseverance, stubbornness, obduracy, obstinacy, tirelessness

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. adj: sparkling, shimmering, showing luminous colors that seem to change from different angles
  2. adj: cooperative, persuadable, manageable, compliant, obedient
  3. n: a safeguard or source of protection
  4. adj: enforcing uniformity or conformity usually by violent/arbitrary(dictatorial) means; Procrustes=a cruel robber
  5. adj: twisting, turning, hard to follow, complicated, complex

5 True/False Questions

  1. parvenun: a person who has gained a greater wealth/importance but has not acquired the appropriate manners/dress/surroundings, a social climber who lacks sophistication/class


  2. desiccaten: persistence, perseverance, stubbornness, obduracy, obstinacy, tirelessness


  3. stringentadj: strict, severe, inflexible, firm, tough, tight


  4. periphrasticadj: tortuous, rambling, circumlocutory, wordy


  5. obloquyn: a person's nickname


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