5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a N. debauched person. Although she was aware of his reputation as a libertine, she felt she could reform him and help him abandon his dissolute way of life.
- b N. region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; a prison (slang). Among the divisions of Hell are Purgatory and Limbo.
- c N. emotional urges behind human activity. The psychiatrist maintained that suppression of the libido often resulted in maladjustment and neuroses.
- d 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.
- e V. draw; outline; describe. Paradoxically, the more realistic the details this artist chooses, the better able she is to limn her fantastic, other-worldly landscapes.
5 Multiple choice questions
- N. metal-bearing vein. If this lode that we have discovered extends for any distance, we have found a fortune.
- ADJ. suspicious; cautious. Don't eat the sushi at this restaurant; I'm a bit leery about how fresh the raw fish is.
- V. treat as a celebrity. She enjoyed being lionized and adored by the public.
- ADJ. long and thin. Lank, gaunt, Abraham Lincoln was a striking figure.
- ADJ. reluctant; disinclined. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
5 True/False questions
lavish → V. tilt; lean over. That flagpole should be absolutely vertical; instead, it lists to one side. (secondary meaning)
lien → N. defamatory statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character. If Batman wrote that the Joker was a dirty, 'rotten, mass-murdering criminal, could the Joker sue Batman for libel?
lambaste → N. region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; a prison (slang). Among the divisions of Hell are Purgatory and Limbo.
litotes → N. understatement for emphasis. To say, "He little realizes," when we mean that he does not realize at all, is an example of the kind of understatement we call litotes.
largess → N. theft. Because of the prisoner's record, the district attorney refused to reduce the charge from grand larceny to petty larceny.