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5 Matching questions

  1. venture (350)
  2. swindler (310)
  3. gust (262)
  4. pollution (454)
  5. briskly (465)
  1. a a person who uses deception to deprive (someone) of money or possessions. The swindler tricked me into giving her five dollars.
  2. b quick and active; lively: brisk trading; a brisk walk.
  3. c a risky or daring journey or undertaking. The pioneers set out on a venture for discovery, but they didn't realize that many dangers were on their way
  4. d slaughter(439)the introduction of harmful substances or products into the environment. "The pollution in the air cause acid rain, which killed all of my plants."
  5. e a brief, strong rush of wind. A burst of something such as rain, sound, or emotion : gusts of rain lashed down the narrow alleys.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. sly or cunning intelligence He used all his guile and guts to free himself from the muddle he was in.
  2. a precision tool with a mechanically rotated abrasive tip, for enlarging holes to precise dimensions.
  3. to move around in a confused mass: people milled about the room, shaking hands
  4. a personally offensive act or word deliberate act or display of disrespect. The husband affronted his wife with his rude treatment of her during the holiday party.
  5. to remain or stay on in a place longer than is usual or expected, as if from reluctance to leave. We lingered awhile after the party, trading highlights of the evening with our hosts.

5 True/False questions

  1. cultivate (475)quick and active; lively: brisk trading; a brisk walk.


  2. dandled (352)to move (a baby, child, etc.) lightly up and down, as on one's knee or in one's arms; to pet, pamper. Whenever the child made even the slightest sound, the nurse picked him up and dandled him on her knee in order to calm the child.


  3. libation (315)A serving or offering (usually wine) to a god. The libation was given in honor of Zeus.


  4. burnished (274)wave or flourish (something, esp. a weapon) as a threat or in anger or excitement.


  5. arrayed (445)pierce (a cask) to draw liquor


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