5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a N. metal-bearing vein. If this lode that we have discovered extends for any distance, we have found a fortune.
- b N. ointment; lotion; salve. The trainer carefully applied the liniment to the quarterback's bruise, gently rubbing it into the skin.
- c ADJ. deadly. It is unwise to leave lethal weapons where children may find them.
- d ADJ. coming from the side. In order to get good plant growth, the gardener must pinch off all lateral shoots.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- V. impose (a fine); collect (a payment). Crying "No taxation without representation," the colonists demonstrated against England's power to levy taxes.
- ADJ. like wood. Petrified wood may be ligneous in appearance, but it is stone-like in composition.
- N. sleight of hand. The magician demonstrated his renowned legerdemain.
5 True/False questions
languid → 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.
lien → N. 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.
largess → N. theft. Because of the prisoner's record, the district attorney refused to reduce the charge from grand larceny to petty larceny.
lineaments → V. grieve; express sorrow. Even advocates of the war lamented the loss of so many lives in combat. lamentation, N.
loath → ADJ. reluctant; disinclined. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.