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5 Matching questions

  1. impasse (n)
  2. punctilio (n)
  3. bravado (n)
  4. metamorphosis (n)
  5. gothic (adj)
  1. a a display of false or assumed courage; swagger, bluster, braggadocio; ant: mettle, bravery, pluck
  2. b a dead end; no escape, a problem to which there is no solution; deadlock, standoff, stalemate
  3. c minute detail of conduct or procedure; an instant of time; fine point, nicety
  4. d a complete transformation, as if by magic; change, makeover
  5. e emphasizing a gloomy setting and grotesque or violent events; type of medieval architecture; sinister, eerie

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. a person who tells stories and anecdotes with great skill; storyteller, anecdotist
  2. full of danger or risk, perilous; hazardous, risky, dangerous; ant: safe, secure
  3. a prolonged feud characterized by retaliatory acts of revenge; any act motivated by vengeance; blood feud, rivalry
  4. soft, soggy mud or slush; a difficult or entrapping situation; fen, marsh, morass; ant: bedrock, terra firma
  5. unrestrained; gushy, lavish; ant: restrained, reserved, muted, subdued

5 True/False questions

  1. lugubrious (adj)sad, mournful, or gloomy to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree; doleful, dismal, dolorous; ant: merry, jovial, funny


  2. euphoria (n)feeling of great happiness or well-being; elation, bliss, rapture, ecstasy; ant: melancholy, depression


  3. sine qua non (n)an essential element or condition; necessity, requisite, desideratum


  4. dichotomy (n)a branching or forking in an ancestral line; schism, division, bifurcation; ant: uniformity, oneness


  5. apostate (n)one who forsakes his or her religion, party, or cause; renegade, defector, turncoat; ant: loyalist