5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a Verb. Separate and clarify the elements of something "Sherlock Holmes was looking closely through the victim's belongings to find any clue that would help him unravel the mystery."
- b Adjective. Ill-humored, arrogant, domineering "One hesitated before going to their house, as they had to endure the surly behaviour of their host's father who found fault with everything."
- c Adjective. Decorated with small pieces of coloured glass or stone together "Each of the tessellated designs was unique in that while it used bits of stone and glass and was beautiful in a different way from the others."
- d Noun. Violent pangs of suffering "In the throes of pain, she could hardly make out who had rescued her or what was happening around her"
- e Adjective. Unpleasant or unattractive to look at "The duchess berated her gardener for the unsightly state of her famous gardens, appearing neglected."
5 Multiple choice questions
- Adjective. Unwilling to part with money "Getting money from him was a difficult task as he was so tightfisted and asked so many questions that one gave up after a while."
- Noun. A large group of people gathered or crowded closely together "She rushed through the throngs of people searching for her son who had somehow slipped away."
- Adjective. Having a wavy outline or appearance "The cheering squad egged their team on with an undulating display of swaying arms and loud cheers."
- Verb. Get drunk "The party seemed to go on forever with guests refusing to stop their revelry and continuing to swill themselves."
- Adjective. Unable to express clearly or fluently on account of being surprised "When she suddenly came across the actor whom she had admired for years, she was tongue tied and could not utter a single word before him."
5 True/False questions
UPSTART → Noun. The final result or outcome ; the central idea or point "The upshot of the boxing match was that the reigning champion was defeated by the new player in minutes."
TIGHTWAD → Noun. A miserly person "He is such a tightwad that he will have stale bread for lunch rather than buy groceries or fruits."
UNSULLIED → Adjective. Spotlessly clean and fresh "That the white table napkin remained unsullied till the evening with kids creating havoc all over spilling things, is a miracle in itself."
SWATHE → Verb. Get drunk "The party seemed to go on forever with guests refusing to stop their revelry and continuing to swill themselves."
THWART → Noun. Violent pangs of suffering "In the throes of pain, she could hardly make out who had rescued her or what was happening around her"