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5 Matching questions

  1. cogent
  2. ebullient
  3. acerbic
  4. effrontery
  5. calumny
  1. a (adj.) intellectually convincing (Irene's arguments in favor of abstinence were so cogent that I could not resist them.)
  2. b (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. c (adj.) extremely lively, enthusiastic (She became ebullient upon receiving an acceptance letter from her first-choice college.)
  4. d (n.) impudence, nerve, insolence (When I told my aunt that she was boring, my mother scolded me for my effrontery.)
  5. e (adj.) biting, bitter in tone or taste (Jill became extremely acerbic and began to cruelly make fun of all her friends.)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (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.)
  2. (v.) to take without justification (The king arrogated the right to order executions to himself exclusively.)
  3. (adj.) brief to the point of being superficial (Late for the meeting, she cast a cursory glance at the agenda.)
  4. (n.) tremendous noise, disharmonious sound
  5. dried up, dehydrated

5 True/False questions

  1. egregious(adj.) extremely bad (The student who threw sloppy joes across the cafeteria was punished for his egregious behavior.)


  2. boon(n.) a gift or blessing (The good weather has been a boon for many businesses located near the beach.)


  3. antipathy(n.) a cursed, detested person (I never want to see that murderer. He is an anathema to me.)


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


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