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5 Matching questions

  1. hidebound
  2. in medias res
  3. caterwaul
  4. ensconce
  5. euphonious
  1. a [OE "to be bound in one's own skin"] (adj) narrow-minded and rigid, especially in opinions or prejudices; stubbornly and unthinkingly conservative
  2. b [Gk. eu=good + phone=sound] (adj) pleasing to the ear
  3. c [L. in the middle of things] (adv) in/into the middle of the plot
  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 [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 Multiple choice questions

  1. [L. aboriri=miscarry] (adj) failing to accomplish an intended aim or purpose; only partially/imperfectly developed
  2. (vt) to defraud, to cheat (someone) out of something valuable; to evade payment of or to; to slip away from; to block the development of; to frustrate
  3. [OF mesler=to mix, jumble] (n) a confused struggle; a violent free-for-all; a tumultuous mingling
  4. [Gk. "depth"] (n) grossly insincere or exaggerated sentimentality; trite material presented in an elevated tone; the lowest phase, nadir; an anticlimax, comedown
  5. [Gk. Laconicus Sparta= from the Spartan reputation for terseness] (adj) using a minimum of words; terse; concise to the point of being rude/ mysterious

5 True/False questions

  1. remand[L. re=again + mandare=to entrust] (vt) to send or order back; in law, to send back to jail or lower court

          

  2. traumatic[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. lexicon[Gk. lexis=word] (n) a dictionary of a language; the special vocabulary of a person, group, or subject; a compendium, inventory

          

  4. bibulous[L. bibere=to drink] (adj) fond of drinking alcohol; absorbent

          

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

          

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