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5 Matching questions

  1. diffident
  2. deprecate
  3. dither
  4. effulgent
  5. concomitant
  1. a (v.) to be indecisive (Not wanting to offend either friend, he dithered about which of the two birthday parties he should attend.)
  2. b radiant, splendorous
  3. c shy, quiet, modest
  4. d (adj.) accompanying in a subordinate fashion (His dislike of hard work carried with it a concomitant lack of funds.)
  5. e to belittle, depreciate (Always over-modest, he deprecated his contribution to the local charity.)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (adj.) extremely lively, enthusiastic (She became ebullient upon receiving an acceptance letter from her first-choice college.)
  2. (n.) praise (The crowd welcomed the heroes with approbation.)
  3. (n.) great fire (The conflagration consumed the entire building.)
  4. (v.) to take without justification (The king arrogated the right to order executions to himself exclusively.)
  5. (adj.) intellectually convincing (Irene's arguments in favor of abstinence were so cogent that I could not resist them.)

5 True/False questions

  1. conundrum(n.) puzzle, problem (Interpreting Jane's behavior was a constant conundrum.)


  2. desecrate(v.) to violate the sacredness of a thing or place (They feared that the construction of a golf course would desecrate the preserved wilderness.)


  3. diaphanouslight, airy, transparent


  4. derideto laugh at mockingly, scorn


  5. decry(v.) to criticize openly (The kind video rental clerk decried the policy of charging customers late fees.)


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