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5 Matching questions

  1. salubrious
  2. fait accompli
  3. noisome
  4. chimerical
  5. malcontent
  1. a [ME noy=annoyance, from OE "enui"] (adj) offensive to the senses; disgusting; foul-smelling; noxious, harmful
  2. b [Fr. mal=bad + content, satisfied] (adj) dissatisfied with or in open defiance of prevailing conditions (n) a person who is malcontent
  3. c [Fr.] (n) an accomplished and presumably irreversible deed, fact, or action, presented with no option but to accept
  4. d [Gk. mythology: Chimera=a fire-breathing she-monster w/ a lion's head, goat's body, and serpent's tail] (adj) imaginary; absurd; wildly fantastic or improbable; impossible
  5. e [L. salus=health] (adj.) conducive to health

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. [L. saturnalia: ancient Roman festival of Saturn the god of agriculture] (adj) characterized by wild, riotous, unrestrained partying, revelry, licentiousness
  2. [OIt. poltro=foal] (n) a base coward (adj) characterized by complete cowardice
  3. [Gk. trauma=wound] (adj) emotionally distressing
  4. (n) "something for something"
  5. [L. cor=together + robur=strength] (vt) to confirm or give support to (a statement, theory/finding)

5 True/False questions

  1. lexicon[Gk. lexis=word] (n) a dictionary of a language; the special vocabulary of a person, group, or subject; a compendium, inventory


  2. effete[OE bana=killer] (n) the source or cause of death, destruction, or ruin; death or ruin itself


  3. obfuscate[L. fuscus=dark] (vt) to render obscure, unclear, or unintelligible; bewilder


  4. hedonism(n) the belief that the attainment of pleasure is life's chief aim; devotion to or pursuit of pleasure


  5. empathy[Gk. "depth"] (n) grossly insincere or exaggerated sentimentality; trite material presented in an elevated tone; the lowest phase, nadir; an anticlimax, comedown


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