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5 Matching questions

  1. tangential
  2. eradicate
  3. check
  4. demeanor
  5. benevolent
  1. a v. to destroy completely; to put an end to.
    Smallpox was once a widespread disease, but it has been eradicated by modern vaccines.
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    eradication (n.)
  2. b adj. well meaning and kindly; compassionate; altruistic; magnanimous.
    My benevolent boss always gives his workers a generous bonus around the holidays.
  3. 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.
  4. d n. outward behavior or bearing; manner; attitude.
    Sarah's shy demeanor made it hard for her to meet new people.
  5. 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

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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    resilience (n.)
  5. adj. well balanced and sensible.
    The kids have money and a celebrity dad, but they seem grounded.

5 True/False questions

  1. appropriateadj. (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.)

          

  2. fancifuladj. 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.

          

  3. reverev. 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.)

          

  4. tranquiladj. 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

          

  5. ineptadj. having or showing no skill; clumsy; incompetent.
    My cousin Brad is an inept athlete who can barely dribble a basketball.
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    ineptitude (n.)