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  1. panache
  2. persona
  3. obsequies
  4. vicissitude
  5. hegemony
  1. a [L. penna-feather] (n) a confident and stylish manner; a strikingly elaborate or colorful display
  2. b [L. vicis-a turn] (n) a change, variation, or alteration; pl.--successive changing phases, "ups and downs"
  3. c [L. ob-upon + sequi-to follow] (n) funeral rites or ceremonies
  4. d [Gk. hegemon-leader] (n) predominant influence exercised by one nation over others; aggression or expansionism by large nations in an effort to achieve world domination
  5. e [L. a face mask used by actors; hence, a character] (n) the outward character or role that a person assumes

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. [L. tendere-to stretch] (adj) intended to promote a particular point of view, doctrine, or cause; biased or partisan
  2. [Fr. in-not + soucier-to care] (adj) carefree, happy-go-lucky, blithely indifferent or unconcerned
  3. [L. quaerere-to ask] (n) a seeking or request for truth, information, or knowledge; an investigation, as into an incident; charges; a question; query
  4. [L. re-again + pudere-to shame] (v) to reject as having authority or binding force; to cast off or disown
  5. [L. com-with + mensurare-to measure] (adj) equal in size, extent, duration, or importance; proportionate; measurable by the same standards

5 True/False questions

  1. semantics[L. tendere-to stretch] (adj) intended to promote a particular point of view, doctrine, or cause; biased or partisan

          

  2. diaphanous[L. penna-feather] (n) a confident and stylish manner; a strikingly elaborate or colorful display

          

  3. premise[L. pre-before + mittere-to send] (n) a basis, stated or assumed, on which reasoning proceeds; a proposition supporting a conclusion; a tract of land including its buildings (vt) to set forth beforehand, as by way of introduction or explanation

          

  4. sacrosanct[L. sacer-sacred + santus-holy] (adj) very sacred, extremely holy; inviolable; set apart or immune from questioning or attack

          

  5. philippic[Gk. Philip, king of Macedon, denounced in several of Demosthenes's speeches] (n) a bitter verbal attack