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5 Matching questions

  1. hearsay
  2. daunting
  3. illuminate
  4. heresy
  5. trivial
  1. a 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.
  2. b 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.
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    trivialize
    v. to make (something) seem less important, significant, or complex than it really is; to minimize; to belittle
  3. c n. an opinion contrary to orthodox religious doctrine or what is generally accepted; blasphemy.
    The fundamentalist religious leader denounced the doctrine of the atheists as heresy.
  4. d adj. intimidating; seeming difficult to deal with; formidable; unnerving.
    Running a marathon is a daunting challenge.
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    undaunted
    adj. not intimidated or discouraged by difficulty, danger, or disappointment
  5. e (1) v. to light (something) up

    (2) v. to help to clarify or explain (a subject or matter); to shed light on; to elucidate.
    The documentary was very illuminating; now I have a much better understanding of how fast food can destroy your health.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (1) v. to be of the same opinion; to agree.
    The judge concurred with the plaintiff and awarded her a $2 million settlement.

    (2) v. to happen or occur at the same time; to coincide
  2. (1) v. to make (a disease or its symptoms) less severe or unpleasant without removing the cause

    (2) v. to allay or moderate (fears or suspicions); to alleviate; to relieve; to assuage.
    The mayor's reassuring speech palliated the worries of the townspeople.
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    palliative
    (1) adj. soothing, alleviating

    (2) n. a remedy or medicine that palliates
  3. n. a system of methods used in a particular area of study or activity.
    After the discovery of bacteria, doctors developed a whole new methodology for the prevention of infection.
  4. 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.
  5. adj. uncomplicated and easy to do or understand; honest; unambiguous.
    His straightforward answer to the question could not be interpreted in any other way.

5 True/False questions

  1. allusion(1) v. to keep (someone or something) afloat

    (2) v. to cause (someone) to become cheerful or confident; to encourage.
    He was buoyed by news that his lost dog might have been found.
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    buoyancy
    (1) n. the ability to float

    (2) n. an optimistic and cheerful nature

          

  2. opportuneadj. (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.
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    opportunist
    n. a person who exploits circumstances to gain immediate advantage rather than being guided by consistent principles or plans
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    opportunism (n.)
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    opportunistic (adj.)

          

  3. vacillatev. to alternate or waver between different opinions or actions; to be indecisive; to fluctuate; to waffle.
    Swing voters aren't people who vote in playgrounds; they're people who vacillate between supporting Democrats and supporting Republicans.
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    vacillation (n.)

          

  4. engagev. 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.
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    reverence (n.)
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    reverent (adj.)
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    reverential (adj.)
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    irreverent
    adj. showing a lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken seriously; disdainful; impertinent; impudent
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    irreverence (n.)

          

  5. naïveadj. (of a person or action) showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment; innocent; gullible.
    The freshmen continue to hold on to the naïve belief that they have high school figured out.
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    naïveté
    n. a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment; innocence or unsophistication