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5 Matching questions

  1. vicissitude
  2. incendiary
  3. commensurate
  4. panache
  5. tendentious
  1. a [L. com-with + mensurare-to measure] (adj) equal in size, extent, duration, or importance; proportionate; measurable by the same standards
  2. b [L. tendere-to stretch] (adj) intended to promote a particular point of view, doctrine, or cause; biased or partisan
  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. penna-feather] (n) a confident and stylish manner; a strikingly elaborate or colorful display
  5. e [L. vicis-a turn] (n) a change, variation, or alteration; pl.--successive changing phases, "ups and downs"

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. [OF re-again + joindere-to join] (n) a comeback; an answer to a reply; a quick reply (especially a witty or critical one) to a question or remark
  2. [L. dia-through + phanes-appearing] (adj) very sheer and light, almost completely transparent
  3. [L. ob-upon + sequi-to follow] (n) funeral rites or ceremonies
  4. [Gk. sema-sign] (n) the study of meaning; the meaning or the interpretation of meaning, of a word, sentence, etc.
  5. [L. e-out + molere-to grind (miller's fee)] (n) payment; profit derived from an office or employment; a fee or salary

5 True/False questions

  1. 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


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


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


  4. insouciant[Fr. in-not + soucier-to care] (adj) carefree, happy-go-lucky, blithely indifferent or unconcerned


  5. 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