5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- a (1) v. to cause to be or become; to make.
The rains rendered his escape impossible.
(2) v. to represent or depict artistically.
The building has not been constructed yet, so this picture is just an artist's rendering of what it will look like.
- b v. to begin or continue a course of action; to move forward
- c 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.
- d (1) v. to cause someone to become involved in (a conversation or discussion)
(2) to participate or become involved in.
The students engaged in a heated discussion on reality television.
adj. charming and attractive.
Sophie had a sunny personality that was very engaging.
- e v. to be a warning or indication of (a future event).
The dark clouds and heavy rain foreshadow the turmoil that occurs in the following chapter.
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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.
- adj. calm; peaceful; serene; placid.
Her family retreats to their lake house to relax and take in the tranquil beauty of the water.
- (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.
(1) n. the ability to float
(2) n. an optimistic and cheerful nature
- adj. important; famous; attention-catching; noticeable.
The prominent author's appearance at the local bookstore drew a huge crowd.
- n. an indirect reference; an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly.
The author's mention of a "jabberwocky" was an allusion to Alice in Wonderland, but most readers missed the reference.
5 True/False questions
astute → adj. having an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one's advantage; shrewd; discerning.
The astute poker player could tell that his opponent was bluffing, and so continued to bet aggressively.
concur → (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.
trivial → (1) adj. perfect; most suitable.
The empty parking lot is ideal for driving practice.
(2) n. a standard of perfection; a principle to be aimed at.
I try to stay true to my ideal of treating everyone with kindness.
n. the practice of pursuing ideals, especially unrealistically
v. to regard as perfect or better than in reality
n. a supporter of an ideology or system of beliefs, especially someone who is uncompromising and dogmatic.
The government can barely accomplish anything because it's full of ideologues who refuse to cooperate with each other.
resilient → 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.
naïve → (1) v. to get or obtain something from specified source.
We derived great pleasure from watching him win the contest.
(2) v. to come from or originate in (a specified source).
The word "coffee" derives from the Turkish word "kahveh."
(1) n. something that is based on another source
(2) adj. (typically of an artist or work of art) imitative of the work of another person, and usually disapproved of for that reason; unoriginal; plagiarized