5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a v. to destroy completely; to put an end to.
Smallpox was once a widespread disease, but it has been eradicated by modern vaccines.
- b adj. well meaning and kindly; compassionate; altruistic; magnanimous.
My benevolent boss always gives his workers a generous bonus around the holidays.
- c adj. only barely touching or related to (something); peripheral.
I had a hard time understanding how Penelope's tangential response related to the conversation we were having.
- d n. outward behavior or bearing; manner; attitude.
Sarah's shy demeanor made it hard for her to meet new people.
- e (1) v. to examine or inspect
(2) v. to stop or slow down the progress of (something undesirable); to curb; to restrain.
In an effort to check the spread of disease, rules prevent people from bringing exotic plants and animals into the country.
5 Multiple choice questions
- adj. intimidating; seeming difficult to deal with; formidable; unnerving.
Running a marathon is a daunting challenge.
adj. not intimidated or discouraged by difficulty, danger, or disappointment
- n. unverified information received from other people; rumor; gossip.
It's not a good idea to make major decisions based only on rumors and hearsay.
- adj. full of energy and enthusiasm; (of color) bright and striking.
The painting's vibrant colors brought life and cheerfulness to the otherwise dull room.
- adj. able to recover or spring back quickly after being bent or compressed, or after difficult conditions.
Even after a third knee surgery, the resilient ball player returned for another season.
- adj. well balanced and sensible.
The kids have money and a celebrity dad, but they seem grounded.
5 True/False questions
appropriate → adj. (of a time) well-chosen or particularly favorable or appropriate; auspicious; felicitous.
Julia chose an opportune time to open her new vegetarian restaurant, just as people were becoming particularly interested in healthy eating.
n. a person who exploits circumstances to gain immediate advantage rather than being guided by consistent principles or plans
fanciful → adj. treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant; frivolous.
Don't worry—I was just being facetious when I said I'd sold your pet rabbit to the dog food factory.
revere → v. to feel deep respect or admiration for (something); to honor; to esteem.
Mrs. Greene's students revered her; many thought she was the wisest, kindest teacher in the world.
adj. showing a lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken seriously; disdainful; impertinent; impudent
tranquil → adj. of little value or importance.
Tim went on and on about the right shade of blue for the new uniforms, but the rest of us thought it was a pretty trivial issue.
v. to make (something) seem less important, significant, or complex than it really is; to minimize; to belittle
inept → adj. having or showing no skill; clumsy; incompetent.
My cousin Brad is an inept athlete who can barely dribble a basketball.