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5 Matching questions

  1. enthrall
  2. brouhaha
  3. pillage
  4. covert
  5. equivocate
  1. a (v.) to captivate, charm, hold spellbound; to enslave; to imprison
    S: fascinate, enchant, attract, bewitch
  2. b (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
  3. c to rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder; the act of looting; booty
    syn. (v.) ravage, sack, loot; (n.) booty
  4. d (adj.) hidden, disguised, purposefully kept secret; sheltered, secluded; (n.) a sheltered place, a hiding place
    Syn. undercover, clandestine, sub-rosa
  5. e a confused hodgepodge of sounds, hubbub; an uproar or commotion that goes far beyond what is justified
    S: Furor; Hullabaloo

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity
    syn. lessen, relieve, alleviate, diminish
  2. to cut short, bring to a halt or end sooner than expected; to reduce
    S: Limit; Abbreviate; Abridge; Contract
    A: Protract; Extend
  3. (v.) to confirm, make more certain, bolster, substantiate, verify
    SYN: None.
  4. the beginning, start, earliest stage of some process, institution, etc.
    s. commencement, inauguration, outset
  5. (adj.) conspicuous, standing out from the mass (used particularly in an unfavorable sense)
    Syn: Glaring, Flagrant, Blantant

5 True/False questions

  1. scintillating(adj., part.) sparkling, twinkling, exceptionally brilliant (applied to mental or personal qualities)
    S: stimulating, lively, glittering, flashing

          

  2. Foment(adj.) poorly dressed, shabby; lacking smartness and good taste.
    SYN: Flushed, ruddy, flowery, frilly, flamboyant

          

  3. reprobateto scold sharply
    s. chide, rebuke, reprove, reprimand

          

  4. adulation(n.) praise or flattery that is excessive
    Syn: Adoration, Idolization, hero-workship

          

  5. impugn(v.) to call into question; to attack as false
    Synonyms: challenge, deny, dispute, query