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5 Matching Questions

  1. inquiry
  2. incendiary
  3. explicit
  4. emolument
  5. repudiate
  1. a [L. re-again + pudere-to shame] (v) to reject as having authority or binding force; to cast off or disown
  2. b (adj) tending to arouse strife; inflammatory; pertaining to the criminal setting on fire of property (n) a person who stirs up strife; an agitator
  3. c [L. e-out + molere-to grind (miller's fee)] (n) payment; profit derived from an office or employment; a fee or salary
  4. d [L. ex-out + plicare-to fold] (adj) fully and clearly expressed or demonstrated; having nothing merely implied; unequivocal; definite and unreserved in expression; having sexual acts or nudity clearly depicted
  5. e [L. quaerere-to ask] (n) a seeking or request for truth, information, or knowledge; an investigation, as into an incident; charges; a question; query

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. [L. ob-upon + sequi-to follow] (n) funeral rites or ceremonies
  2. [Fr. in-not + soucier-to care] (adj) carefree, happy-go-lucky, blithely indifferent or unconcerned
  3. [L. dia-through + phanes-appearing] (adj) very sheer and light, almost completely transparent
  4. [Gk. sema-sign] (n) the study of meaning; the meaning or the interpretation of meaning, of a word, sentence, etc.
  5. [L. sacer-sacred + santus-holy] (adj) very sacred, extremely holy; inviolable; set apart or immune from questioning or attack

5 True/False Questions

  1. vicissitude[L. in + murus-a wall] (vt) to enclose or confine within walls; to imprison; to seclude or isolate


  2. tendentious[L. tendere-to stretch] (adj) intended to promote a particular point of view, doctrine, or cause; biased or partisan


  3. premise[L. in + murus-a wall] (vt) to enclose or confine within walls; to imprison; to seclude or isolate


  4. philippic[Gk. Philip, king of Macedon, denounced in several of Demosthenes's speeches] (n) a bitter verbal attack


  5. persona[Gk. hegemon-leader] (n) predominant influence exercised by one nation over others; aggression or expansionism by large nations in an effort to achieve world domination


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