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5 Matching questions

  1. epitomize
  2. adjunct
  3. prowess
  4. peccadillo
  5. supine
  1. a [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
  2. b [Sp. pecado=sin + -illo=diminutive] (n) a minor sin or offense; a trifling fault or shortcoming
  3. c (adj) lying flat on one's back; listless, lazy, lethargic; apathetic or passive
  4. d (vt) to be a perfect example
  5. e (n) skill or expertise in a particular activity or field; bravery in battle

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (adj) fond of making jokes; characteristic of a joker; playfully humorous or droll (having a wonderful sparkling wit)
  2. [L. corpus=body] (adj) having a large, bulky body; obese; fat
  3. [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. [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. [Gk. proselytos=newcomer] (n) a convert; a disciple

5 True/False questions

  1. epitome(n) a perfect example/representation of a particular quality, quintessence


  2. quid pro quo(n) "something for something"


  3. hidebound[OE "to be bound in one's own skin"] (adj) narrow-minded and rigid, especially in opinions or prejudices; stubbornly and unthinkingly conservative


  4. dictum[ME noy=annoyance, from OE "enui"] (adj) offensive to the senses; disgusting; foul-smelling; noxious, harmful


  5. effete[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vigor/energy; having lost character, vitality, or strength; worn-out or exhausted; sterile or unable to produce; out-of-date


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