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5 Matching questions

  1. ignominious (262)
  2. plies (ply) (443)
  3. contrived (472)
  4. stint (261)
  5. to gird (257)
  1. a encircle (a person or part of the body) with a belt or band
  2. b deserving or causing public disgrace or shame : no other party risked ignominious defeat.
  3. c to work with (a tool, esp. one requiring steady, rhythmic movements) : a tailor delicately plying his needle. OR provide someone with (food or drink) in a continuous or insistent way : a flight attendant who plied them with soft drinks.
  4. d to be frugal get along on a scanty allowance. Don't stint on the food. They stinted for years in order to save money. OR, a person's fixed or allotted period of work : his varied career included a stint as a magician. (noun)
  5. e obviously planned or forced; artificial; strained. The talk over dinner was contrived, as the husband and the wife were feeling distant from one another.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. to reject with disdain; scorn. The old man's idea was spurned by the strict committee.
  2. plentiful; large and accomodating
  3. a large grouping of people or things; a crowd or a flock The cold air brings droves of birds from the north.
  4. Anything that covers, shrouds, or overspreads, especially with darkness or gloom. The celebratory evening was ruined when the pall of the news of the airplane crash filtered through the room.
  5. thin, supple, and graceful (especially a person's body)

5 True/False questions

  1. recoup (441)a disorderly retreat of defeated troops, a decisive defeat. the party lost more than half their seats in the rout.


  2. Genteel (429)belonging or suited to polite society well-bred or refined; polite; elegant. The genteel man spent much time listening to the guests at the party and very little time talking about himself.


  3. regalia (272)the ensigns or emblems of royalty, as the crown or scepter or ceremonial clothes/robes of royalty


  4. fetch (454)a foolish action, practice, idea, etc.; absurdity: the folly of performing without a rehearsal.


  5. sired (327)cause liquid to swirl around in a container or cavity. He swilled the beer in it's mug.


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