English Vocabulary 11 + 12 Quiz
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a letter or literary composition in letter form. "Brian spent years writing lengthy, unsent epistles to his old girlfriend."
enthusiastic, extremely interested. "Dori was such an avid reader that I had a hard time recommending a title she had not read."
an irritating and annoying person. "I tried to lose Judy, an obnoxious gadfly, in the crowd, but she stuck to me with unbearable closeness."
absence of vanity, humble. "Even though Joe is a celebrated author, she's the picture of humility and never brags."
exhibiting sorrow and pain. "The song was so dolorous that Jane found it difficult not to cry."
a huge or extraordinary size and power. "Miltown's players were gargantuan compared with the small guys on our team."
difficult, requiring much effort. "Refinishing the old bookcase proved an arduous task, but the results were well worth it."
friendly, agreeable, easy to talk to. "the affable old man never lacked for visitors."
pompous or high-flown in speech. "Marcus gets grandiloquent when speaking of the theatre, assuming no one knows as much or has as refined a taste as he."
concerning farms, farmers, or the use of land. "the economy of the agrarian nation depended on good crop yields."
a facial expression of fear, disapproval, or pain. "Amanda gave a grimace when Mrs. Hind assigned nine pages of homework."
a long, strongly expressed speech or lecture. "My wife delivered a lengthy harangue this morning in an effort to get me to quit smoking."
arousing fear or awe. "When the hulking, 250-lb man stepped into the ring, Oscar knew that he had to face a formidable opponent."
a flatterer, one who fawns on others in order to gain favor. "Teri was such a sycophant that she laughed loudly at her supervisors awful jokes."
clearly and openly stated, leaving nothing to the imagination. "Mom's instructions were explicit: Do not leave the house for any reason."
a heated argument. "The mourning tension finally spawned an altercation between the police and the residents."
a dictionary, a specialized vocabulary used in a particular field or place. "Having grown up in the inner city, Shawn was familiar with the lexicon of the streets."
a particular shade of a given color "Dad was going to paint the shutters magenta, but Mom hates that hue."
to startle into sudden activity. "A slight motion of the guard's rifle galvanized the lazy work crew into action."
permission, support. "The teacher gave sanction to the students odd but harmless habit of doing his homework in crayon."
an extreme exaggeration for effect and not meant to be taken literally. "When Susan told her son she was going to kill him, it was only a hyperbole."
threatening, foreboding evil. "We went on our picnic despite the ominous rain clouds."
rude boldness, nerve. "Kate's father was enraged when she had the audacity to talk back to him."
to demonstrate clearly, to prove. "If you evince your theory, the university will fund your further studies."
unable to be appeased or pacified. "Her implacable suspicions were finally put to rest when a private investigator assured her that her husband was faithful."
to urge on with stirring words. "during halftime, the coach exhorted his team to win one for the Gipper."
to put into prison, to confine. "We were shocked that the police incarcerated Rafael for something as minor as stealing hubcaps."
sharp, keen, cutting straight to the heart of the matter. "I had thought the meeting would run for hours, but Sharon made a few incisive comments that settled matters without wasting time or words."
practical, providing an immediate advantage. "Lying, while not admirable, did prove to be the most expedient way to obtain information."
having to do with the subject at hand, relevant. "The lecturer took questions as long as they were pertinent and enriched the discussion."
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