5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- venture (350)
- swindler (310)
- gust (262)
- pollution (454)
- briskly (465)
- a a person who uses deception to deprive (someone) of money or possessions. The swindler tricked me into giving her five dollars.
- b quick and active; lively: brisk trading; a brisk walk.
- 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
- 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."
- 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
- sly or cunning intelligence He used all his guile and guts to free himself from the muddle he was in.
- a precision tool with a mechanically rotated abrasive tip, for enlarging holes to precise dimensions.
- to move around in a confused mass: people milled about the room, shaking hands
- 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.
- 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
cultivate (475) → quick and active; lively: brisk trading; a brisk walk.
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.
libation (315) → A serving or offering (usually wine) to a god. The libation was given in honor of Zeus.
burnished (274) → wave or flourish (something, esp. a weapon) as a threat or in anger or excitement.
arrayed (445) → pierce (a cask) to draw liquor