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5 Matching questions

  1. tortuous
  2. procrustean
  3. desiccate
  4. aversion
  5. asperity
  1. a adj: enforcing uniformity or conformity usually by violent/arbitrary(dictatorial) means; Procrustes=a cruel robber
  2. b n: harshness, sharpness, acerbity, sarcasm, severity
  3. c adj: twisting, turning, hard to follow, complicated, complex
  4. d n: the dislike of, a strong feeling of opposition/disgust, repulsion, hatred of
  5. e v: to remove the moisture from something, usually to preserve it

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. adj: shy, bashful, insecure, hesitant, self-concious, reticent, timid
  2. n: abuse, blame, criticism, defamation, denigration, insult, slander
  3. v: to denigrate, to defame, to criticize unfairly, to speak badly/falsely about
  4. n: a person who has gained a greater wealth/importance but has not acquired the appropriate manners/dress/surroundings, a social climber who lacks sophistication/class
  5. adj: strict, severe, inflexible, firm, tough, tight

5 True/False questions

  1. periphrasticadj: tortuous, rambling, circumlocutory, wordy


  2. amenableadj: cooperative, persuadable, manageable, compliant, obedient


  3. iridescentadj: sparkling, shimmering, showing luminous colors that seem to change from different angles


  4. corpulentadj: fat, obese, overweight, chubby, plump


  5. canardn: composure, coolness of mind, calmness, self-control