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5 Matching questions

  1. aspersion
  2. decry
  3. effulgent
  4. dissemble
  5. acumen
  1. a (n.) keen insight (Because of his mathematical acumen, Larry was able to figure out in minutes problems that took other students hours.)
  2. b (n.) a curse, expression of ill-will (The rival politicians repeatedly cast aspersions on each others' integrity.)
  3. c (v.) to conceal, fake (Not wanting to appear heartlessly greedy, she dissembled and hid her intention to sell her ailing father's stamp collection.)
  4. d (v.) to criticize openly (The kind video rental clerk decried the policy of charging customers late fees.)
  5. e radiant, splendorous

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. greed, strong desire
  2. readiness to believe
  3. (adj.) short, abrupt, dismissive (The captain's brusque manner offended the passengers.)
  4. (n.) a gift or blessing (The good weather has been a boon for many businesses located near the beach.)
  5. (n.) a cursed, detested person (I never want to see that murderer. He is an anathema to me.)

5 True/False questions

  1. burnish(v.) to coax by using flattery (Rachel's assistant tried to blandish her into accepting the deal.)


  2. diaphanouslight, airy, transparent


  3. assiduous(adj.) hard-working, diligent (The construction workers erected the skyscraper during two years of assiduous labor.)


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


  5. cajole(v.) to urge, coax (Fred's buddies cajoled him into attending the bachelor party.)