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5 Matching questions

  1. decadence
  2. assuage
  3. expostulate
  4. jaded
  5. prerogative
  1. a (n.) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence

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

    Syn: protest, remonstrate, complain
  3. c (n.) a special right or privilege; a special quality showing excellence

    Syn: perquisite, perk
  4. d (adj.) wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)

    Syn: sated, surfeited, cloyed
    Ant: unspoiled, uncloyed
  5. e (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 Multiple choice questions

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

    Syn: call forth evoke, extract, educe
    Ant: repress, quash, squelch, stifle
  3. (adj.) used so often as to lack freshness or originality

    Syn: banal, trite, commonplace, corny
    Ant: new, fresh, novel, original
  4. (n.) a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)

    Syn: insinuation, intimation
    Ant: direct statement
  5. (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 True/False questions

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

    Syn: surpass, outstrip

          

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

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

          

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

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

          

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

    Syn: feign, pretend, affect

          

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

    Syn: intervene, mediate