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5 Matching questions

  1. lurid
  2. elicit
  3. transcend
  4. meritorious
  5. expostulate
  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 (v.) to rise above or beyond, exceed

    Syn: surpass, outstrip
  4. d (adj.) worthy, deserving recognition and praise

    Syn: praiseworthy, laudable, commendable
    Ant: blameworthy, reprehensible, discreditable
  5. e (v.) to draw forth, bring out form some source (such as another person)

    Syn: call forth evoke, extract, educe
    Ant: repress, quash, squelch, stifle

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (adj.) pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook, countrified in the sense of being limited and backward; of a simple, plain design that originated in the countryside; (n.) a person with a narrow point of view; a person from an outlying area; a soldier from a province or colony

    Syn: (adj.) narrow-minded, parochial, insular, naive
    Ant: (adj.) cosmopolitan, catholic, broad minded
  2. (n.) a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence

    Syn: perquisite, perk
  3. (n.) a combination, union, or merger for some specific purpose

    Syn: alliance, league, federation, combine
    Ant: splinter group
  4. (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
  5. (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

5 True/False questions

  1. approbation(n.) the expression of approval or favorable opinion, praise; official approval

    Syn: commendation, sanction
    Ant: disapproval, condemnation, censure

          

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

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

          

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

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

          

  4. simulate(v) to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of

    Syn: feign, pretend, affect

          

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

    Syn: pause, lacuna
    Ant: continuity, continuation

          

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