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5 Matching questions

  1. aegis
  2. bane
  3. supine
  4. bathos
  5. prurient
  1. a [Gk. "depth"] (n) grossly insincere or exaggerated sentimentality; trite material presented in an elevated tone; the lowest phase, nadir; an anticlimax, comedown
  2. b [L. prurire=itching, longing] (adj.) having or inspiring an excessive interest in sexual matters
  3. c [OE bana=killer] (n) the source or cause of death, destruction, or ruin; death or ruin itself
  4. d (adj) lying flat on one's back; listless, lazy, lethargic; apathetic or passive
  5. e [Gk. aigis=goatskin] (n) a shield or breastplate, made of goatskin, emblematic of majesty used by Zeus or Athena; protection, patronage, or sponsorship

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. [L. "of the fact"] (adj) actually existing or in effect, although not legally required or sanctioned (adv) in reality, actually
  2. [L. corpus=body] (adj) having a large, bulky body; obese; fat
  3. [OE "to be bound in one's own skin"] (adj) narrow-minded and rigid, especially in opinions or prejudices; stubbornly and unthinkingly conservative
  4. [L. ab=from + errare=to wander] (n) a departure from what is proper, right, expected, or normal; a lapse from a sound mental state
  5. [L. de=from + racine=rock] (vt) to pull up from the roots; to root out, uproot, or dislocate; to eliminate all traces of

5 True/False questions

  1. pièce de résistance[L. de=from + racine=rock] (vt) to pull up from the roots; to root out, uproot, or dislocate; to eliminate all traces of

          

  2. caterwaul[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

          

  3. in medias res[L. in the middle of things] (adv) in/into the middle of the plot

          

  4. internecine[L. inter=between + necare=to kill] (adj) mutually destructive; characterized by great slaughter and bloodshed

          

  5. adjunct[L. ad= to + jungere=to join] (n) something added to something else as helpful or useful but not essential; an assistant/helper; a valuable quality or characteristic (adj) added or connected in a subordinate or auxiliary capacity

          

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