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5 Matching questions

  1. premise
  2. hegemony
  3. incendiary
  4. diaphanous
  5. sacrosanct
  1. a [L. sacer-sacred + santus-holy] (adj) very sacred, extremely holy; inviolable; set apart or immune from questioning or attack
  2. b [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
  3. c (adj) tending to arouse strife; inflammatory; pertaining to the criminal setting on fire of property (n) a person who stirs up strife; an agitator
  4. d [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
  5. e [L. dia-through + phanes-appearing] (adj) very sheer and light, almost completely transparent

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. [L. in + murus-a wall] (vt) to enclose or confine within walls; to imprison; to seclude or isolate
  2. [L. vicis-a turn] (n) a change, variation, or alteration; pl.--successive changing phases, "ups and downs"
  3. [L. penna-feather] (n) a confident and stylish manner; a strikingly elaborate or colorful display
  4. [L. tendere-to stretch] (adj) intended to promote a particular point of view, doctrine, or cause; biased or partisan
  5. [Gk. Philip, king of Macedon, denounced in several of Demosthenes's speeches] (n) a bitter verbal attack

5 True/False questions

  1. obsequies[L. ob-upon + sequi-to follow] (n) funeral rites or ceremonies

          

  2. repudiate[L. re-again + pudere-to shame] (v) to reject as having authority or binding force; to cast off or disown

          

  3. emolument[L. e-out + molere-to grind (miller's fee)] (n) payment; profit derived from an office or employment; a fee or salary

          

  4. inquiry[L. quaerere-to ask] (n) a seeking or request for truth, information, or knowledge; an investigation, as into an incident; charges; a question; query

          

  5. insouciant[L. quaerere-to ask] (n) a seeking or request for truth, information, or knowledge; an investigation, as into an incident; charges; a question; query

          

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