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5 Matching questions

  1. centrality
  2. vindictive
  3. admonition(s)
  4. signified
  5. heathen
  1. a (adjective) showing malicious ill will and a desire to hurt
  2. b (noun) the thing or idea that a sign refers to
  3. c (noun) the property of being central
  4. d (noun) a piece of advice that is also a warning to someone about their behavior
  5. e (noun) unenlightened; without religion or morals

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. A term from the Greek meaning "changed label" or "substitute name." Metonymy is a figure of speech in which the name of one object is substituted for that of another closely associated with it. For example, a news release that claims "the White House declared" rather than "the President declared" is using metonymy; Shakespeare uses it to signify the male and female sexes in As You Like It: "doublet and hose ought to show itself courageous to petticoat." The substituted term generally carries a more potent emotional impact.
  2. (noun) a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others
  3. (noun) worry or unease
  4. a form of understatement that involves making an affirmative point by denying its opposite. Litote is the opposite of hyperbole. Examples: "Not a bad idea," "Not many," "It isn't very serious. I have this tiny little tumor on the brain" (Salinger, Catcher in the Rye).
  5. (verb) held or bound by an agreement

5 True/False questions

  1. beleaguered(verb) surrounded and under attack


  2. resentment(noun) a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will


  3. objectivity(noun) treating facts without influence from personal feelings or prejudices; impartiality


  4. paranoid(adjective) showing unreasonable distrust, suspicion, or an exaggerated sense of one's own importance


  5. subordinate(noun) a journey to a sacred place