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5 Matching questions

  1. maudlin
  2. recluse
  3. ostracize
  4. oracle
  5. polymath
  1. a tearful; excessively sentimental, but not mawkish
  2. b to deliberately exclude from a group; to banish
  3. c a person who leads a seluded or solitary life
  4. d a person whose expertise spans a significant number of subject areas
  5. e a person considered to be oracular, that is a source of wise counsel or prophetic opinions

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. to remove or delete parts of a book, song or other work that are considered offensive; to expurgate
  2. a person who hates or distrusts humankind
  3. foolishly impractical in the pursuit of ideals; impractical idealism
  4. a beginner; someone new to a field or activity
  5. to electrify; to stir into action as if with an electric shock

5 True/False questions

  1. raconteurvery brief; concise; succinct; terse


  2. laconica person who gives up material comforts and leads a life of self-denial, especially as an act of religious devotion


  3. patronsimple; plain; austere


  4. zenitha very enthusiastic person; a champion; a true believer, perhaps to an excessive degree; a fanatic


  5. stoicthe lowest point; the bottom