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  1. lugubrious (adj)
  2. effusive (adj)
  3. gothic (adj)
  4. quagmire (n)
  5. quixotic (adj)
  1. a soft, soggy mud or slush; a difficult or entrapping situation; fen, marsh, morass; ant: bedrock, terra firma
  2. b emphasizing a gloomy setting and grotesque or violent events; type of medieval architecture; sinister, eerie
  3. c unrestrained; gushy, lavish; ant: restrained, reserved, muted, subdued
  4. d romantically idealistic; visionary without regard to practical considerations; fanciful, impractical, utopian; ant: realistic, pragmatic
  5. e sad, mournful, or gloomy to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree; doleful, dismal, dolorous; ant: merry, jovial, funny

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. minute detail of conduct or procedure; an instant of time; fine point, nicety
  2. full of danger or risk, perilous; hazardous, risky, dangerous; ant: safe, secure
  3. a branching or forking in an ancestral line; schism, division, bifurcation; ant: uniformity, oneness
  4. to make smaller or narrower, squeeze; to stop; contract, curb, restrain; ant: enlarge, dilate, expand
  5. one who forsakes his or her religion, party, or cause; renegade, defector, turncoat; ant: loyalist

5 True/False questions

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

          

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

          

  3. vendetta (n)a prolonged feud characterized by retaliatory acts of revenge; any act motivated by vengeance; blood feud, rivalry

          

  4. impasse (n)a dead end; no escape, a problem to which there is no solution; deadlock, standoff, stalemate

          

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