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5 Matching questions

  1. expostulate
  2. lurid
  3. hackneyed
  4. umbrage
  5. decadence
  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 (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
  3. c (adj.) used so often as to lack freshness or originality

    Syn: banal, trite, commonplace, corny
    Ant: new, fresh, novel, original
  4. d (n.) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence

    Syn: degeneration, corruption
    Ant: rise, growth, development, maturation
  5. e (v.) to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning

    Syn: protest, remonstrate, complain

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (v.) to rise above or beyond, exceed

    Syn: surpass, outstrip
  2. (adj.) wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)

    Syn: sated, surfeited, cloyed
    Ant: unspoiled, uncloyed
  3. (n.) a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose

    Syn: alliance, league, federation, combine
    Ant: splinter group
  4. (v) to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of

    Syn: feign, pretend, affect
  5. (n.) a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)

    Syn: insinuation, intimation
    Ant: direct statement

5 True/False questions

  1. approbation(n.) a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence

    Syn: perquisite, perk

          

  2. hiatus(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

          

  3. meritorious(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. intercede(v.) to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement

    Syn: intervene, mediate

          

  5. unctuous(n.) a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)

    Syn: pause, lacuna
    Ant: continuity, continuation

          

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