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5 Matching questions

  1. bellwether
  2. raillery
  3. effete
  4. mirage
  5. hidebound
  1. a (n.) something illusory, without substance, or without a basis in reality; an illusion
    SYN: optical illusion
  2. b (adj.) narrow-minded and rigid, especially in opinions or prejudices; stubbornly and unthinkingly conservative
    SYN: intolerant, inflexible
    ANT: open-minded, tolerant, liberal, progressive
  3. c (n.) good-humored ridicule; teasing
    SYN: banter, persiflage
  4. d (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
  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 lacking in wholesome vigor or energy; worn-out or exhausted; sterile or unable to produce; out-of-date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.) 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
  3. (n.) any system of things or people arranged or graded one above another in order of rank, wealth, class, etc.
    SYN: chain of command, pecking order
  4. (adj.) irreverently mocking; coarse, vulgar, or indecent in language
    SYN: bawdy, risque
    ANT: seemly, proper, decorous
  5. (adj.) lying flat on one's back; listless or lethargic; apathetic or passive
    SYN: prone, prostrate, inert
    ANT: upright, erect, perpendicular, vertical

5 True/False questions

  1. poltroon(n.) a base coward
    SYN: craven, dastard, "chicken"
    ANT: hero, stalwart, gallant


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


  3. morass(n.) a patch of low, soft, wet ground; a swamp; a confusing situation in which one is entrapped, as in quicksand
    SYN: bog, quagmire
    ANT: solid ground, bedrock, terra firma


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


  5. oblivious(adj.) forgetful; unaware
    SYN: insensible
    ANT: aware, mindful, cognizant, alert