5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a N. drawback; debts. Her lack of an extensive vocabulary was a liability that she was eventually able to overcome.
- b N. reading desk. The chaplain delivered his sermon from a hastily improvised lectern.
- c 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.
- d N. lassitude; depression. His friends tried to overcome the languor into which he had fallen by taking him to parties and to the theater.
- e ADJ. coming from the side. In order to get good plant growth, the gardener must pinch off all lateral shoots.
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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.
- ADJ. like a lion. He was leonine in his rage.
- N. 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.
- ADJ. like wood. Petrified wood may be ligneous in appearance, but it is stone-like in composition.
- V. grieve; express sorrow. Even advocates of the war lamented the loss of so many lives in combat. lamentation, N.
5 True/False questions
leery → ADJ. suspicious; cautious. Don't eat the sushi at this restaurant; I'm a bit leery about how fresh the raw fish is.
longevity → N. long life. When he reached ninety, the old man was proud of his longevity.
latitude → N. freedom from narrow limitations. I think you have permitted your son too much latitude in this matter.
limbo → N. region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; a prison (slang). Among the divisions of Hell are Purgatory and Limbo.
laud → ADJ. lustful. They found his lewd stories objectionable.