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Unknown Words 11/6/2011 Test

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5 Matching Questions

  1. rudimentary
  2. antebellum
  3. furtive
  4. aberration
  5. renounce
  1. a adj. belonging to a period before a war especially the American Civil War
  2. b verb cast off or disown; turn away from; give up; leave (a job, post, or position) voluntarily; give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations
  3. c adj. marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed; secret and sly or sordid
  4. d adj. being in the earliest stages of development; not fully developed in mature animals; being or involving basic facts or principles
  5. e noun an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image; a disorder in one's mental state; a state or condition markedly different from the norm

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. noun the feeling you have when you are satisfied with yourself
  2. adj. fanatically patriotic; of or relating to persons convinced of the superiority of their own gender or kind
  3. noun something done or paid in expiation of a wrong; (usually plural) compensation exacted from a defeated nation by the victors; compensation (given or received) for an insult or injury; the act of putting something in working order again
  4. adj. all of the same or similar kind or nature
  5. adj. found in the ordinary course of events

5 True/False Questions

  1. superfluousadj. more than is needed, desired, or required; serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being


  2. intrepidadj. characterized by motion; relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces associated therewith; supplying motive force


  3. elatedadj. shining with an unnatural red glow as of fire seen through smoke; ghastly pale; glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism; horrible in fierceness or savagery


  4. photosynthesisadj. all of the same or similar kind or nature


  5. amiableadj. impossible to satisfy


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