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Advanced Grammar and Comp Semester Test

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singular nouns ending in s add an apostrophe s
Usage Rule One
Separate items in a series from one another with commas
Usage Rule Two
Expressions that interrupt a sentence are set off by commas
Usage Rule Three
Place a comma between independent clauses when using a conjunction
Usage Rule Four
Don't join two independent clauses with a comma if no conjunction is used. Most mistakes can be fixed by one of three methods: a semicolon, a period and a capital letter, or a comma and a conjunction
Usage Rule Five
Do not substitute periods for commas
Usage Rule Six
A colon introduces a list, a long quotation, or an appositive
Usage Rule Seven
Set off a change of thought, a sharp break, or an interruption with a dash
Usage Rule Eight
Subject and verb must agree in number
Usage Rule Nine
Pronoun case must be consistent with its function in the sentence
Usage Rule Ten
Any participial phrase that begins a sentence must refer directly to the subject of the sentence
Usage Rule Eleven
Mordant
biting or caustic in thought, manner, or style
Obsequious
attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner
Reticent
disoposed to be silent or not to speak freely; reserved
Veracity
habitual observance of truth in speech or statement; truthfulness
affable
pleasently easy to approach and talk to; friendly or cordial
vociferous
crying out noisily; clamorous
exonerate
to clear, as of an accusation; free from guilt or blame; exculpate
pecuniary
Of or pertaining to money
taciturn
inclined to silence; reserved in speech; reluctant to join in on conversation
assiduous
constant; unremitting
inept
without skill for a particular task or assignment; maladroit
probity
integrity and uprightness; honesty
pugilist
a fighter or boxer
deprecate
to express earnest disapproval of
voracity
the state or condition of consuming large amounts of food
ineffable
incapable of being expressed or described in words
magnanimous
generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness
impugn
to challage as fals; to cast doubt upon
pungent
sharply affecting the organs of tast or smell; as if by a penetrating power, biting, acrid
abrogate
to abolish by formal or official means; annul by authoritative act, repeal
volatile
evaporating rapidly; explosive
auspicious
promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable
ubiquitous
existing or being everywhere at the same time; omniprescient
recapitulate
to review by a brief summary, as at the end of a speech or discussion; summarize
verbatim
exactly the same words; word for word
verdure
greenness, flourshing vegitation
prescient
knowlegde of things before they exist or happen; foreknowledge; foresight
acquescent
disposed to acquisence or consent tacitly
satiate
to supply with anything to excess, so as to disgust or weary
impecunious
having little or no money; penniless; poor
indigenous
originating in or the charastics of a particular area or country
flagrant
shockingly noticable; obvious; glaring
servile
slavishly submissive or obsequious; fawning
defunct
no longer in effect or use; not operating or functioning
lucrative
profitable; moneymaking; remunerative
verbiage
overabundance or superfluity of words, as in writing or speech; wordiness; verbosity
magniloquent
speaking or expressed in a lofty or gradious style; pomous; bombastic; boastful
tacit
understood without being openly expressed; implied
presage
a presentiment or foreboding
perfidious
deliberately faithless; treacherous; decietful
incipient
beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage
inexplicable
not explicable; incapable of being explained
malevolent
wishing evil or harm to another or others;
caustic
capble of burning, corroding, or destroying living tissue