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5 Matching questions

  1. lionize
  2. loom
  3. liniment
  4. libido
  5. latent
  1. a 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. b N. ointment; lotion; salve. The trainer carefully applied the liniment to the quarterback's bruise, gently rubbing it into the skin.
  3. c N. emotional urges behind human activity. The psychiatrist maintained that suppression of the libido often resulted in maladjustment and neuroses.
  4. d V. appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged or distorted form). The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly above the small boy.
  5. e V. treat as a celebrity. She enjoyed being lionized and adored by the public.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. N. earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding. As the river rose and threatened to overflow the levee, emergency workers rushed to reinforce the walls with sandbags.
  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. ADJ. reluctant; disinclined. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
  4. V. hang around; linger. The policeman told him not to loiter in the alley.
  5. N. compiler of a dictionary. The new dictionary is the work of many lexicographers who spent years compiling and editing the work.

5 True/False questions

  1. lavishV. tilt; lean over. That flagpole should be absolutely vertical; instead, it lists to one side. (secondary meaning)


  2. legerdemainN. sleight of hand. The magician demonstrated his renowned legerdemain.


  3. levityN. lack of seriousness; lightness. Stop giggling and wriggling around in the pew: such levity is improper in church.


  4. lewdADJ. lead-colored; black and blue; enraged. His face was so livid with rage that we were afraid that he might have an attack of apoplexy.


  5. lingerADJ. flexible. Hours of ballet classes kept him limber.