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5 Matching questions

  1. filth
  2. castrate
  3. construe
  4. maul
  5. sophistry
  1. a seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning; sophism
  2. b explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
  3. c remove the sex organs (of a male animal or person)
  4. d dirty matter; ADJ. filthy
  5. e handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. highly successful action or sudden attack; coup(s) d'\'etat; CF. coup de gr\^ace: deathblow or shot which kills
  2. pass safely through (a storm or difficult period); endure the effects of weather or other forces
  3. forerunners; foremost position of an army; advance forces; foremost position in a trend or movement; CF. rearguard
  4. scold; rebuke (someone who has done wrong)
  5. sorrowful; N. dolor

5 True/False questions

  1. irremediableincapable of being pacified; impossible to appease; Ex. implacable enemy


  2. dysenteryself-control; self-restraint; formal but distant manner; reticence; Ex. without reserve: freely and openly; ADJ. reserved: shy and uncommunicative


  3. spasmodicrelated to a school; not practical or directly useful


  4. shunkeep away from; avoid deliberately; Ex. She has been shunned by her neighbors.


  5. devisethink up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest


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