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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. constrict (v)
  2. effusive (adj)
  3. parlous (adj)
  4. dichotomy (n)
  5. gothic (adj)
  1. a unrestrained; gushy, lavish; ant: restrained, reserved, muted, subdued
  2. b full of danger or risk, perilous; hazardous, risky, dangerous; ant: safe, secure
  3. c a branching or forking in an ancestral line; schism, division, bifurcation; ant: uniformity, oneness
  4. d emphasizing a gloomy setting and grotesque or violent events; type of medieval architecture; sinister, eerie
  5. e to make smaller or narrower, squeeze; to stop; contract, curb, restrain; ant: enlarge, dilate, expand

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a person who tells stories and anecdotes with great skill; storyteller, anecdotist
  2. a display of false or assumed courage; swagger, bluster, braggadocio; ant: mettle, bravery, pluck
  3. an essential element or condition; necessity, requisite, desideratum
  4. interference or conclusion that doesn't follow logically from preceding facts; illogical reference, unsound conclusion
  5. a complete transformation, as if by magic; change, makeover

5 True/False questions

  1. vendetta (n)a prolonged feud characterized by retaliatory acts of revenge; any act motivated by vengeance; blood feud, rivalry


  2. quagmire (n)soft, soggy mud or slush; a difficult or entrapping situation; fen, marsh, morass; ant: bedrock, terra firma


  3. euphoria (n)feeling of great happiness or well-being; elation, bliss, rapture, ecstasy; ant: melancholy, depression


  4. quixotic (adj)romantically idealistic; visionary without regard to practical considerations; fanciful, impractical, utopian; ant: realistic, pragmatic


  5. lugubrious (adj)full of danger or risk, perilous; hazardous, risky, dangerous; ant: safe, secure


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