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5 Matching questions

  1. listless
  2. lode
  3. lateral
  4. lethal
  5. liniment
  1. a N. metal-bearing vein. If this lode that we have discovered extends for any distance, we have found a fortune.
  2. b N. ointment; lotion; salve. The trainer carefully applied the liniment to the quarterback's bruise, gently rubbing it into the skin.
  3. c ADJ. deadly. It is unwise to leave lethal weapons where children may find them.
  4. d ADJ. coming from the side. In order to get good plant growth, the gardener must pinch off all lateral shoots.
  5. e ADJ. lacking in spirit or energy. We had expected him to be full of enthusiasm and were surprised by his listless attitude.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. ADJ. potential but undeveloped; dormant; hidden. Polaroid pictures are popular at parties, because you can see the latent photographic image gradually appear before your eyes.
  2. N. something that holds or links various parts together. The linchpin in the district attorney's case was a photograph showing the defendant shaking hands with the hired killer.
  3. V. impose (a fine); collect (a payment). Crying "No taxation without representation," the colonists demonstrated against England's power to levy taxes.
  4. ADJ. like wood. Petrified wood may be ligneous in appearance, but it is stone-like in composition.
  5. N. sleight of hand. The magician demonstrated his renowned legerdemain.

5 True/False questions

  1. languidV. lose animation; lose strength. Left at Miss Minchin's school for girls while her father went off to war, Sarah Crewe refused to languish; instead, she hid her grief and actively befriended her less fortunate classmates.


  2. lienN. legal claim on property. There was a delay before Ralph could take possession of his late uncle's home; apparently, another claimant had a lien upon the estate.


  3. largessN. theft. Because of the prisoner's record, the district attorney refused to reduce the charge from grand larceny to petty larceny.


  4. lineamentsV. grieve; express sorrow. Even advocates of the war lamented the loss of so many lives in combat. lamentation, N.


  5. loathADJ. reluctant; disinclined. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.