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5 Matching questions

  1. caterwaul
  2. de facto
  3. corroborate
  4. in medias res
  5. eleemosynary
  1. a [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
  2. b [Gk. eleos= pity] (adj) charitable; dependent upon or supported by a charity; derived from or provided by charity
  3. c [L. cor=together + robur=strength] (vt) to confirm or give support to (a statement, theory/finding)
  4. d [L. "of the fact"] (adj) actually existing or in effect, although not legally required or sanctioned (adv) in reality, actually
  5. e [L. in the middle of things] (adv) in/into the middle of the plot

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (n) "something for something"
  2. [L. de=from + racine=rock] (vt) to pull up from the roots; to root out, uproot, or dislocate; to eliminate all traces of
  3. (n) a harsh satire, usually directed against a person/institution. (vt) to make (someone) the subject of a _______ ; to ridicule
  4. (n) skill or expertise in a particular activity or field; bravery in battle
  5. [en=in + sconce=a small fort] (vt) to settle (someone or oneself) comfortably and firmly in position; to put/hide in a safe place

5 True/False questions

  1. epitomize(n) a person devoted to sensuous pleasure and luxurious living; a person with refined taste, especially in food/wine

          

  2. maladroit[Gk. Laconicus Sparta= from the Spartan reputation for terseness] (adj) using a minimum of words; terse; concise to the point of being rude/ mysterious

          

  3. iconoclastic[Gk. Laconicus Sparta= from the Spartan reputation for terseness] (adj) using a minimum of words; terse; concise to the point of being rude/ mysterious

          

  4. harbinger[L. urbs=city] (adj) sophisticated, polished, refined, and elegant in manner; marked by worldly knowledge arising from urban life and wide travel; cosmopolitan

          

  5. euphonious(adj) lying flat on one's back; listless, lazy, lethargic; apathetic or passive

          

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