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5 Matching questions

  1. buttress
  2. deride
  3. cajole
  4. anathema
  5. desiccated
  1. a (n.) a cursed, detested person (I never want to see that murderer. He is an anathema to me.)
  2. b 1. (v.) to support, hold up (The column buttresses the roof above the statue.)
    2. (n.) something that offers support (The buttress supports the roof above the statues.)
  3. c to laugh at mockingly, scorn
  4. d (v.) to urge, coax (Fred's buddies cajoled him into attending the bachelor party.)
  5. e dried up, dehydrated

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (v.) to make unclean, impure (She defiled the calm of the religious building by playing her banjo.)
  2. (adj.) extremely bad (The student who threw sloppy joes across the cafeteria was punished for his egregious behavior.)
  3. (adj.) extremely lively, enthusiastic (She became ebullient upon receiving an acceptance letter from her first-choice college.)
  4. (n.) mercy (After he forgot their anniversary, Martin could only beg Maria for clemency.)
  5. to belittle, depreciate (Always over-modest, he deprecated his contribution to the local charity.)

5 True/False questions

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


  2. abrogate(v.) to abolish, usually by authority (The Bill of Rights assures that the government cannot abrogate our right to a free press.)


  3. cacophony(n.) tremendous noise, disharmonious sound


  4. ascetic(adj.) practicing restraint as a means of self-discipline, usually religious (The priest lives an ascetic life devoid of television, savory foods, and other pleasures.)


  5. demurequiet, modest, reserved