5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- ignominious (262)
- plies (ply) (443)
- contrived (472)
- stint (261)
- to gird (257)
- a encircle (a person or part of the body) with a belt or band
- b deserving or causing public disgrace or shame : no other party risked ignominious defeat.
- 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.
- 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)
- 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
- to reject with disdain; scorn. The old man's idea was spurned by the strict committee.
- plentiful; large and accomodating
- a large grouping of people or things; a crowd or a flock The cold air brings droves of birds from the north.
- 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.
- thin, supple, and graceful (especially a person's body)
5 True/False questions
recoup (441) → a disorderly retreat of defeated troops, a decisive defeat. the party lost more than half their seats in the rout.
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.
regalia (272) → the ensigns or emblems of royalty, as the crown or scepter or ceremonial clothes/robes of royalty
fetch (454) → a foolish action, practice, idea, etc.; absurdity: the folly of performing without a rehearsal.
sired (327) → cause liquid to swirl around in a container or cavity. He swilled the beer in it's mug.