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5 Matching questions

  1. equanimity
  2. equivocate
  3. Foment
  4. winsome
  5. astute
  1. a (adj.) shrewd, crafty, showing practical wisdom
    Syn: shrewd, acute, sagacious, judicious, wily
  2. b (n.) calmness, composure, refusal to panic
    Syn. tranquility, imperturbability
  3. c to promote trouble or rebellion; to apply warm liquids to, warm
    syn: instigate, incite, stir up
  4. d (v.) to speak or act in a way that allows for more than one interpretation; to be deliberately vague or ambiguous
    Syn: to talk out of both sides of one's mouth, palter hedge
  5. e (adj) charming, attractive, pleasing (often suggesting a childlike charm and innocence
    S: winning, engaging, delightful, prepossessing

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (v.) to satisfy completely; to fill to excess; (adj.) full, satisfied
    SYN: gratify, cloy, surfeit, gorge
  2. excessively and objectionably sentimental; having a mildly sickening flavor
    S: none
  3. (adj.) conspicuous, standing out from the mass (used particularly in an unfavorable sense)
    Syn: Glaring, Flagrant, Blantant
  4. to rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder; the act of looting; booty
    syn. (v.) ravage, sack, loot; (n.) booty
  5. courteous yielding to the wishes and ideas of another person; great respect marked by submission, as to a superior
    S: Respect; Consideration; Coutesy

5 True/False questions

  1. gist(n.) the essential part, main point, or essence
    Syn. substance, core, nucleus


  2. incisive(adj.) sharp, keen, penetrating (with a suggestion of decisiveness and effectiveness)
    S: acute, cutting, perceptive, trenchant


  3. specious(adj.) Overbearing, arrogant; seeking to dominate; pressing, compelling
    Syn. domineering, magisterial, urgent, imperative


  4. nonplussedan expert; one who is well qualified to pass critical judgements, especially in one of the fine arts
    syn: authority, savant, pundit


  5. disconcertto confuse; to disturb the composure of
    syn. profane, defile, violate