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5 Matching Questions

  1. immure
  2. tendentious
  3. panache
  4. inquiry
  5. commensurate
  1. a [L. in + murus-a wall] (vt) to enclose or confine within walls; to imprison; to seclude or isolate
  2. b [L. penna-feather] (n) a confident and stylish manner; a strikingly elaborate or colorful display
  3. c [L. tendere-to stretch] (adj) intended to promote a particular point of view, doctrine, or cause; biased or partisan
  4. d [L. com-with + mensurare-to measure] (adj) equal in size, extent, duration, or importance; proportionate; measurable by the same standards
  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. e-out + molere-to grind (miller's fee)] (n) payment; profit derived from an office or employment; a fee or salary
  2. [L. dia-through + phanes-appearing] (adj) very sheer and light, almost completely transparent
  3. [OF re-again + joindere-to join] (n) a comeback; an answer to a reply; a quick reply (especially a witty or critical one) to a question or remark
  4. [Fr. in-not + soucier-to care] (adj) carefree, happy-go-lucky, blithely indifferent or unconcerned
  5. [L. pre-before + mittere-to send] (n) a basis, stated or assumed, on which reasoning proceeds; a proposition supporting a conclusion; a tract of land including its buildings (vt) to set forth beforehand, as by way of introduction or explanation

5 True/False Questions

  1. obsequies[L. ob-upon + sequi-to follow] (n) funeral rites or ceremonies


  2. sacrosanct[L. a face mask used by actors; hence, a character] (n) the outward character or role that a person assumes


  3. hegemony[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


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


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