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5 Matching questions

  1. buffet
  2. effrontery
  3. defile
  4. boon
  5. cajole
  1. a 1. (v.) to strike with force (The strong winds buffeted the ships, threatening to capsize them.)
    2. (n.) an arrangement of food set out on a table (Rather than sitting around a table, the guests took food from our buffet and ate standing up.)
  2. b (n.) impudence, nerve, insolence (When I told my aunt that she was boring, my mother scolded me for my effrontery.)
  3. c (v.) to urge, coax (Fred's buddies cajoled him into attending the bachelor party.)
  4. d (v.) to make unclean, impure (She defiled the calm of the religious building by playing her banjo.)
  5. e (n.) a gift or blessing (The good weather has been a boon for many businesses located near the beach.)

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (adj.) biting, bitter in tone or taste (Jill became extremely acerbic and began to cruelly make fun of all her friends.)
  2. (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.)
  3. (v.) to violate the sacredness of a thing or place (They feared that the construction of a golf course would desecrate the preserved wilderness.)
  4. (v.) to take without justification (The king arrogated the right to order executions to himself exclusively.)
  5. (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.)

5 True/False questions

  1. acumen(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.)


  2. deride(v.) to make unclean, impure (She defiled the calm of the religious building by playing her banjo.)


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


  4. deleterious(adj.) harmful (She experienced the deleterious effects of running a marathon without stretching her muscles enough beforehand.)


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