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5 Matching questions

  1. acumen
  2. brusque
  3. arrogate
  4. acrimony
  5. effulgent
  1. a (n.) bitterness, discord (Though they vowed that no girl would ever come between them, Biff and Trevor could not keep acrimony from overwhelming their friendship after they both fell in love with the lovely Teresa.)
  2. b radiant, splendorous
  3. c (n.) keen insight (Because of his mathematical acumen, Larry was able to figure out in minutes problems that took other students hours.)
  4. d (adj.) short, abrupt, dismissive (The captain's brusque manner offended the passengers.)
  5. e (v.) to take without justification (The king arrogated the right to order executions to himself exclusively.)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (v.) to polish, shine (His mother asked him to burnish the silverware before setting the table.)
  2. (v.) to conceal, fake (Not wanting to appear heartlessly greedy, she dissembled and hid her intention to sell her ailing father's stamp collection.)
  3. (v.) to be indecisive (Not wanting to offend either friend, he dithered about which of the two birthday parties he should attend.)
  4. (v.) to criticize openly (The kind video rental clerk decried the policy of charging customers late fees.)
  5. (n.) tremendous noise, disharmonious sound

5 True/False questions

  1. abjurequiet, modest, reserved

          

  2. buttress(v.) to polish, shine (His mother asked him to burnish the silverware before setting the table.)

          

  3. conflagration(n.) great fire (The conflagration consumed the entire building.)

          

  4. desecratedried up, dehydrated

          

  5. calumny(n.) keen insight (Because of his mathematical acumen, Larry was able to figure out in minutes problems that took other students hours.)

          

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