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English Mock Quiz

English Mock Quiz
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menacing
Ominous
doubtful; skeptical
incredulous
tired-looking; weary; fatigued
haggard
insignificant; trifling; petty
piddling
walk; stride; a manner of walking
Gait
swallow up; overwhelm; overrun
Engulf
a grotesque or exaggerated imitation; a parody
travesty
inconsistent; unpredictable; vacillating
erratic
soft; sweet; gentle; relaxed
mellow
to hold oneself back; to cease doing
refrain
extremely hung; greedy for fulfillment
ravenous
to destroy completely; to wipe out
annihilate
dead or decaying flesh
carrion
thick and sticky, applied to liquids
viscous
unable to speak; expressed without sound
mute
inner organs of a person or animal
entrails
to ponder or consider thoughtfully
contemplate
to obtain or get by effort
procure
to reject; to disown
renounce
scholarly; wilse
erudite
to evaluate; to judge
apprais
implied but not spoken; assumed
tacit
beg or plead urgently
impler
to save; to rescue; to make good
redeemed
to confuse; bewilder; perplex
baffle
capable of being heard
audible
a long duration of life or occupation
longevity
wicked; cruel; evil; fiendish
diabolical
to try and force oneself into good graces of another
ingratiate
a person or group of people who are unjustly blamed by others
scapegoat
secretively; covertly
surreptitiously
rough-sounding; harsh
raucous
not readily noticeable; inconspicuous
unobtrusive
to make music by stroking or brushing of the stings of an instrument
strum
elf like; small and light; mischievous
elfin
empty; completely lacking
devoid
calm and quiet; undisturbed by disorder
placid
prove; verify; support
corroborate
to speak clearly and distinctly
articulate
a penalty for disobedience to a rule or law; a penalty designed to make people conform
sanction
filth; squalid; corrupt
sordid
luxurious; thick and soft, like fabric
plush
to cut short
curtail
boldly disrespectful defiant
insolent
drowsy; sleepy; soporific
somnolent
weak; lacking in energy
languid
trudging; stepping heavily
plodding
malice; desire to harm
malevolence
messy; sloppy; unkempt
slovenly
very dangerous; risky
perilous