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English Vocab Test

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5 Matching Questions

  1. animadversion
  2. celerity
  3. devious
  4. myopic
  5. halcyon
  1. a Nearsighted; lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation; lacking foresight or discernment
  2. b straying or wandering from a straight or direct course; done or acting in a shifty or underhanded way
  3. c a comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval
  4. d (n.) swiftness, rapidity of motion or action
  5. e idyllically calm and peaceful

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. a chess move early in the game in which the player sacrifices minor pieces in order to obtain an advantageous position
  2. desirous of something to the point of greed; intensely eager
  3. tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparagement, derogatory, deprecatory, belittling
  4. without delay or formality; briefly, concisely
  5. to approach and speak to first; to confront in a challenging or aggressive way

5 True/False Questions

  1. histrionicpertaining to actors and their techniques; theatrical, artificial; melodramatic


  2. undulateopen, not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized


  3. suppliantasking humbly and earnestly; one who makes a request humbly and earnestly, a petitioner, suitor


  4. incendiarydeliberately setting or causing fires; designed to start fires; tending to stir up strife or rebellion; one who deliberately sets fires, arsonist; one who causes strife


  5. overtopen, not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized


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