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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. deprecate
  2. discursive
  3. ebullient
  4. calumny
  5. brusque
  1. a (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.)
  2. b (adj.) short, abrupt, dismissive (The captain's brusque manner offended the passengers.)
  3. c rambling, lacking order
  4. d to belittle, depreciate (Always over-modest, he deprecated his contribution to the local charity.)
  5. e (adj.) extremely lively, enthusiastic (She became ebullient upon receiving an acceptance letter from her first-choice college.)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (adj.) penitent, eager to be forgiven (Blake's contrite behavior made it impossible to stay angry at him.)
  2. readiness to believe
  3. (adj.) brief to the point of being superficial (Late for the meeting, she cast a cursory glance at the agenda.)
  4. (adj.) harmful (She experienced the deleterious effects of running a marathon without stretching her muscles enough beforehand.)
  5. (v.) to criticize openly (The kind video rental clerk decried the policy of charging customers late fees.)

5 True/False questions

  1. conflagration(n.) great fire (The conflagration consumed the entire building.)


  2. diffidentshy, quiet, modest


  3. diaphanouslight, airy, transparent


  4. cupiditygreed, strong desire


  5. acerbic(adj.) biting, bitter in tone or taste (Jill became extremely acerbic and began to cruelly make fun of all her friends.)