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5 Matching questions

  1. expostulate
  2. hiatus
  3. innuendo
  4. unctuous
  5. lurid
  1. a (adj.) causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint

    Syn: gruesome, gory, grisly, baleful, ghastly
    Ant: pleasant, attractive, appealing, wholesome
  2. b (v.) to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning

    Syn: protest, remonstrate, complain
  3. c (adj.) excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable

    Syn: mealymouthed, servile, fawning, greasy
    Ant: gruff, blunt
  4. d (n.) a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)

    Syn: pause, lacuna
    Ant: continuity, continuation
  5. e (n.) a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)

    Syn: insinuation, intimation
    Ant: direct statement

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (v.) to draw forth, bring out form some source (such as another person)

    Syn: call forth evoke, extract, educe
    Ant: repress, quash, squelch, stifle
  2. (adj.) worthy, deserving recognition and praise

    Syn: praiseworthy, laudable, commendable
    Ant: blameworthy, reprehensible, discreditable
  3. (v.) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench

    Syn: mitigate, alleviate, slake, allay
    Ant: intensify, aggravate, exacerbate
  4. (n.) shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; and overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion

    Syn: irritation, pique, annoyance
    Ant: pleasure, delight, satisfaction
  5. (v) to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of

    Syn: feign, pretend, affect

5 True/False questions

  1. jaded(adj.) wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)

    Syn: sated, surfeited, cloyed
    Ant: unspoiled, uncloyed

          

  2. decadence(n.) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence

    Syn: degeneration, corruption
    Ant: rise, growth, development, maturation

          

  3. coalition(n.) a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose

    Syn: alliance, league, federation, combine
    Ant: splinter group

          

  4. hackneyed(adj.) used so often as to lack freshness or originality

    Syn: banal, trite, commonplace, corny
    Ant: new, fresh, novel, original

          

  5. petulant(adj.) peevish, annoyed by trifles, easily irritated and upset

    Syn: irritable, testy, waspish
    Ant: even-tempered, placid, serene, amiable