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5 Matching questions

  1. languish
  2. log
  3. loathe
  4. levy
  5. limpid
  1. a V. 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. b N. record of a voyage or flight; record of day to day activities. "Flogged two seamen today for insubordination" wrote Captain Bligh in the Bounty's log. To see how much work I've accomplished recently, just take a look at the number of new files listed on my computer log.
  3. c ADJ. clear. A limpid stream ran through his property.
  4. d V. detest. Booing and hissing, the audience showed how much they loathed the wicked villain.
  5. e V. impose (a fine); collect (a payment). Crying "No taxation without representation," the colonists demonstrated against England's power to levy taxes.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. N. theft. Because of the prisoner's record, the district attorney refused to reduce the charge from grand larceny to petty larceny.
  2. N. sleight of hand. The magician demonstrated his renowned legerdemain.
  3. V. tilt; lean over. That flagpole should be absolutely vertical; instead, it lists to one side. (secondary meaning)
  4. ADJ. amoral; lewd and lascivious; unrestrained. Unscrupulously seducing the daughter of his host, Don Juan felt no qualms about the immorality of his licentious behavior.
  5. V. beat; thrash verbally or physically. It was painful to watch the champion lambaste his opponent, tearing into him mercilessly.

5 True/False questions

  1. longevityN. small surgical tool for making incisions. With the sharp tip of her lancet, Doctor Wheeler cut into the abscess, opening it to let it drain.


  2. lionizeV. treat as a celebrity. She enjoyed being lionized and adored by the public.


  3. lopeN. metal-bearing vein. If this lode that we have discovered extends for any distance, we have found a fortune.


  4. lethalADJ. coming from the side. In order to get good plant growth, the gardener must pinch off all lateral shoots.


  5. liberatorN. one who sets free. Simon Bolivar, who led the South American colonies in their rebellion against Spanish rule, is known as the great liberator. liberate,V.