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  1. laconic
  2. saturnalian
  3. discursive
  4. ad hoc
  5. denizen
  1. a [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)
  2. b [L. saturnalia: ancient Roman festival of Saturn the god of agriculture] (adj) characterized by wild, riotous, unrestrained partying, revelry, licentiousness
  3. c [denz=within] (n) inhabitant, resident, dweller, one admitted to residence/citizenship
  4. d [L. ad=for + hoc=this] (adj.) for this special purpose; improvised; (adv) concerning this
  5. e [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 Multiple choice questions

  1. [Fr.] (n) an accomplished and presumably irreversible deed, fact, or action, presented with no option but to accept
  2. [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vigor/energy; having lost character, vitality, or strength; worn-out or exhausted; sterile or unable to produce; out-of-date
  3. (n) a means of testing worth or genuiness
  4. [L. lacrima=tear] (adj) tearful; prone to weeping; mournful; tear-inducing
  5. [Gk. mythology: Chimera=a fire-breathing she-monster w/ a lion's head, goat's body, and serpent's tail] (adj) imaginary; absurd; wildly fantastic or improbable; impossible

5 True/False questions

  1. bellwether(n) the male sheep that leads the flock to the slaughterhouse; a leader, as in a desperate or violent undertaking; an indicator of trends

          

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

          

  3. melee[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vigor/energy; having lost character, vitality, or strength; worn-out or exhausted; sterile or unable to produce; out-of-date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. waggish[Gk. aigis=goatskin] (n) a shield or breastplate, made of goatskin, emblematic of majesty used by Zeus or Athena; protection, patronage, or sponsorship

          

  5. corroborate[L. cor=together + robur=strength] (vt) to confirm or give support to (a statement, theory/finding)

          

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