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5 Matching Questions

  1. caterwaul
  2. supine
  3. corroborate
  4. vitiate
  5. hedonism
  1. a (vt) to spoil or impair the quality of (something); weaken, debase, corrupt, adulterate
  2. b (adj) lying flat on one's back; listless, lazy, lethargic; apathetic or passive
  3. c [L. cor=together + robur=strength] (vt) to confirm or give support to (a statement, theory/finding)
  4. d [Gr. kater=male alley cat + wrawen=to howl] (vi) to howl or screech like a cat; to quarrel (n) a harsh or noisy cry; a racket
  5. e (n) the belief that the attainment of pleasure is life's chief aim; devotion to or pursuit of pleasure

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. [Gk. "depth"] (n) grossly insincere or exaggerated sentimentality; trite material presented in an elevated tone; the lowest phase, nadir; an anticlimax, comedown
  2. (vt) to be a perfect example
  3. [Gk. en=in + pathos=emotion] (n) a sympathetic understanding of or identification with the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of someone or something else
  4. [L. dis=away + currere=to run] (adj.) 1. digressing from subject to subject; rambling. 2. (of speech or writing) fluid and expansive rather than formulaic or abbreviated. 3. related to discourse (any lengthy exploration of a topic in speech/writing)
  5. [L. por=forth + tendere=stretch] (adj.) foreshadowing an event to come; having future significance; causing wonder or awe; pompous, done in an overly solemn manner as to impress

5 True/False Questions

  1. iconoclastic[Gr. eikon=image + knla=to break] (adj) attacking or seeking to overthrow popular or traditional beliefs, ideas, or institutions


  2. vacuous[L. vacuus=empty] (adj.) having/showing lack of thought or intelligence; mindless


  3. obfuscate[L. ex=out + fetus=fruitful] (adj) weak, lacking wholesome vigor/energy; having lost character, vitality, or strength; worn-out or exhausted; sterile or unable to produce; out-of-date


  4. mellifluous[Gk. eu=good + phone=sound] (adj) pleasing to the ear


  5. quid pro quo[L. syn=with + dramein= to run] (n) a group of symptoms or signs that collectively characterize or indicate a disease, disorder, abnormality, etc.


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