5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- jaunt (349)
- brimstone (311)
- cut-throat (304)
- Riveted (437)
- sloth (476)
- a a murderous person, violent. The violent city was full of cut throat and crime.
- b habitual disinclination to exertion; indolence; laziness. Sloth is considered one of the seven deadly sins; if you can't pick up after yourself, you create a living hell for other people.
- c a short excursion or journey for pleasure. For the weekend, the family took a little jaunt to Austin to visit the capitol
- d sulfur. Hell is often depicted as full of fire and brimstone.
- e to hold (attention, etc.) firmly. The fairytale storyteller had a riveted audience in the kindergarten class.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Make an abrupt, unsteady, uncontrolled movement or series of movements; stagger: "the car lurched forward".
- A reddish-brown color: "the woods in autumn are a riot of russet and gold"
- to move or act with a great show of energy (often followed by about ): He bustled about cooking breakfast. to abound or teem with something; display an abundance of something; teem (often followed by with ): The office bustled with people and activity.
- a showy, usually cheap, ornament. The baubles that were attached to the end of the fishing rod helped to attract fish. OR In New York City, merchants sell baubles on the sidewalks, and many tourists like to pick up a bunch of them to take home as souvenirs.
- Fearless, adventurous: The intrepid explorer was lost in a maze.
5 True/False questions
Uncallused (429) → pleasantly smooth or soft; free from harshness. My father's nasty tempered mellowed as he aged.
Affronting (482) → a personally offensive act or word deliberate act or display of disrespect. The husband affronted his wife with his rude treatment of her during the holiday party.
Laved (470) → to wash; bathe. (of water) wash against or over (something) : the sea below laved the shore with small, agitated waves.
prompting (341) → Feel about or search blindly or uncertainly with the hands. She groped her way from bed to her bureau, where she had left her eyeglasses. OR Today, I took the optional plinky topic of a current event and gave my opinion on the topic of Jerry Sandusky and his groping of young boys.
lashing out (461) → to be in a state of extreme anger or rage After he got his test back, Rick was seething with rage at his bad grade.