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5 Matching questions

  1. sadistic
  2. mollify
  3. egregious
  4. Grisly
  5. inculcate
  1. a frightful, horrible, ghastly
    syn: gruesome, gory, hideous
  2. b to soften, make gentle, pacify; to calm, allay (as an emotion), assuage, appease, placate; to reduce in intensity
  3. c (v.) to impress on the mind by repetition, teach persistently and earnestly
    SYN: instill, implant, infuse, ingrain, imbue
  4. d (adj.) conspicuous, standing out from the mass (used particularly in an unfavorable sense)
    Syn: Glaring, Flagrant, Blantant
  5. e delighting in cruelty, excessively cruel
    s. brutal, vicious, inhuman, fiendish

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (v.) to lessen the seriousness or magnitude of an offense by making partial excuses
    S: moderate, mitigate, diminish, downplay
  2. (n.) a strong denunciation or condemnation; abusive language; (adj.) abusive, vituperative
    Syn. vituperation, abuse, diatribe, philippic
  3. (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
  4. (v.) to review a series of facts; to sum up
    Syn: review, summarize, sum up, go over
  5. to prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish); to devise, invent, fabricate
    syn. create, fashion, rustle up

5 True/False questions

  1. susceptible(adj.) open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistance
    Synonyms: vulnerable, receptive, impressionable

          

  2. surfeit(n.) faithlessness, treachery
    Synonyms: betrayal, disloyalty, treason, duplicity

          

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

          

  4. requisiteneeded, necessary, regarded as essential or indispensable

          

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

          

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