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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. elicit
  2. intercede
  3. transcend
  4. expostulate
  5. provincial
  1. a (v.) to attempt to dissuade someone from some course or decision by earnest reasoning

    Syn: protest, remonstrate, complain
  2. b (v.) to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement

    Syn: intervene, mediate
  3. c (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
  4. d (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. e (v.) to rise above or beyond, exceed

    Syn: surpass, outstrip

5 Multiple choice questions

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

    Syn: perquisite, perk
  5. (n.) a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference (often in a derogatory sense)

    Syn: insinuation, intimation
    Ant: direct statement

5 True/False questions

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

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

          

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

    Syn: pause, lacuna
    Ant: continuity, continuation

          

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

    Syn: feign, pretend, affect

          

  4. 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

          

  5. jaded(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