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5 Matching questions

  1. caterwaul
  2. bellwether
  3. liturgy
  4. effete
  5. vignette
  1. a (v.) to howl or screech like a cat; to quarrel; (n.) a harsh or noisy cry; a racket
    SYN: (v.) whine; (n.) wail, screech
  2. b (n.) a religious service or rite; the form of a ritual or other act of public worship
    SYN: ceremony, observance
  3. c (n.) the male sheep that leads the flock to the slaughterhouse; a leader, as in a desperate or violent undertaking; an indicator of trends
    SYN: ringleader, initiator, barometer
    ANT: follower, imitator, emulator
  4. d (n.) a short description or sketch; a picture or illustration with edges that gradually shade off; a decorative design on the title page of a book or at the beginning or end of a chapter
    SYN: thumbnail sketch, anecdote
    ANT: epic, full-length treatment
  5. e (adj.) lacking in wholesome vigor or energy; worn-out or exhausted; sterile or unable to produce; out-of-date
    SYN: decadent, enfeebled, outmoded
    ANT: thriving, burgeoning, vigorous, dynamic

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (adj.) resembling but not actually being; seemingly but not actually or completely
    SYN: kind of, semi-, as if
    ANT: totally, completely, actually, in fact
  2. (n.) good-humored ridicule; teasing
    SYN: banter, persiflage
  3. (adj.) forgetful; unaware
    SYN: insensible
    ANT: aware, mindful, cognizant, alert
  4. (n.) something added to something else as helpful or useful but not essential; an assistant or helper; a valuable quality or characteristic; (adj.) added or connected in a subordinate capacity; attached to a faculty or staff in an auxiliary capacity
    SYN: (n.) associate, addition, accessory
  5. (n.) something illusory, without substance, or without a basis in reality; an illusion
    SYN: optical illusion

5 True/False questions

  1. hierarchy(adj.) absurd; wildly fantastic; impossible
    SYN: fanciful, visionary, quixotic, pie-in-the-sky
    ANT: realistic, down-to-earth, practicable

          

  2. proselyte(n.) a short description or sketch; a picture or illustration with edges that gradually shade off; a decorative design on the title page of a book or at the beginning or end of a chapter
    SYN: thumbnail sketch, anecdote
    ANT: epic, full-length treatment

          

  3. fait accompli(n.) an accomplished and presumably irreversible deed, fact, or action
    SYN: accomplished fact

          

  4. morass(n.) something illusory, without substance, or without a basis in reality; an illusion
    SYN: optical illusion

          

  5. ribald(adj.) irreverently mocking; coarse, vulgar, or indecent in language
    SYN: bawdy, risque
    ANT: seemly, proper, decorous