5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- to blanch (250)
- maw (278)
- lilting (460)
- bartering (334)
- rout (442)
- a exchange (goods or services) for other goods or services without using money. The two countries bartered goods between one another for good relations.
- b a disorderly retreat of defeated troops, a decisive defeat. the party lost more than half their seats in the rout.
- c quick and active; lively: brisk trading; a brisk walk.
- d to whiten by removing color; bleach. Workers were blanching linen in the sun.
- e the mouth, throat, or gullet of an animal, especially a carnivorous mammal
5 Multiple choice questions
- Great enthusiasm and energy. She approached her Odyssey paper draft with the zest of one who had more than enough evidence to help her prove her thesis.
- Something that is given great respect and is admired. The revered doctor was famous for his work with transplants.
- to stop or interrupt (someone) and prevent them from proceeding in the conversation or trouble them in some other way: JT waylaid Nicholas, who was dressed inappropriately for the restaurant, throwing him back onto the sidewalk.
- to climb or move in an awkward or difficult manner The way he clambered into the dining room cause all of the guests to stop and stare.
- causing gloom; dreary; cheerless. The funeral was dismal and brought my mood down.
5 True/False questions
canny (331) → having or showing shrewdness and good judgment in money or business matters: the canny shoppers came to the store early for a bargain.
lingered (463) → to remain or stay on in a place longer than is usual or expected, as if from reluctance to leave. We lingered awhile after the party, trading highlights of the evening with our hosts.
grisly (274) → (of a voice or sound) high-pitched and piercing : a shrill laugh.
deferred (459) → Give or bequeath an income or property to (a person or institution): "he endowed the church with lands".
writhing (274) → Make continual twisting, squirming movements or contortions of the body. a nest of writhing snakes