5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- 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.
- b N. ointment; lotion; salve. The trainer carefully applied the liniment to the quarterback's bruise, gently rubbing it into the skin.
- c N. emotional urges behind human activity. The psychiatrist maintained that suppression of the libido often resulted in maladjustment and neuroses.
- d V. appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged or distorted form). The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly above the small boy.
- e V. treat as a celebrity. She enjoyed being lionized and adored by the public.
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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.
- 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.
- ADJ. reluctant; disinclined. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
- V. hang around; linger. The policeman told him not to loiter in the alley.
- 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
lavish → V. tilt; lean over. That flagpole should be absolutely vertical; instead, it lists to one side. (secondary meaning)
legerdemain → N. sleight of hand. The magician demonstrated his renowned legerdemain.
levity → N. lack of seriousness; lightness. Stop giggling and wriggling around in the pew: such levity is improper in church.
lewd → ADJ. 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.
linger → ADJ. flexible. Hours of ballet classes kept him limber.