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5 Matching questions

  1. approbation
  2. diaphanous
  3. cajole
  4. deprecate
  5. assiduous
  1. a to belittle, depreciate (Always over-modest, he deprecated his contribution to the local charity.)
  2. b (adj.) hard-working, diligent (The construction workers erected the skyscraper during two years of assiduous labor.)
  3. c (v.) to urge, coax (Fred's buddies cajoled him into attending the bachelor party.)
  4. d (n.) praise (The crowd welcomed the heroes with approbation.)
  5. e light, airy, transparent

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (adj.) extremely bad (The student who threw sloppy joes across the cafeteria was punished for his egregious behavior.)
  2. (n.) an attempt to spoil someone else's reputation by spreading lies (The local official's calumny ended up ruining his opponent's prospect of winning the election.)
  3. (adj.) short, abrupt, dismissive (The captain's brusque manner offended the passengers.)
  4. (v.) to be indecisive (Not wanting to offend either friend, he dithered about which of the two birthday parties he should attend.)
  5. (n.) eagerness, speed (For some reason, Chuck loved to help his mother whenever he could, so when his mother asked him to set the table, he did so with alacrity.)

5 True/False questions

  1. decryquiet, modest, reserved


  2. concomitant(adj.) accompanying in a subordinate fashion (His dislike of hard work carried with it a concomitant lack of funds.)


  3. conundrum(adj.) penitent, eager to be forgiven (Blake's contrite behavior made it impossible to stay angry at him.)


  4. cacophony(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.)


  5. adumbrate(v.) to sketch out in a vague way (The coach adumbrated a game plan, but none of the players knew precisely what to do.)