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5 Matching questions

  1. nepotism
  2. denizen
  3. deracinate
  4. raillery
  5. cantankerous
  1. a [denz=within] (n) inhabitant, resident, dweller, one admitted to residence/citizenship
  2. b (adj) ill-tempered; quarrelsome; difficult to get along with
  3. c [OF railler=to mock] (n) banter, good-natured ridicule, teasing
  4. d [L. de=from + racine=rock] (vt) to pull up from the roots; to root out, uproot, or dislocate; to eliminate all traces of
  5. e [L. nepos=nephew or grandson] (n) unethical favoritism to or excessive patronage of one's relatives

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. [OE "to be bound in one's own skin"] (adj) narrow-minded and rigid, especially in opinions or prejudices; stubbornly and unthinkingly conservative
  2. [Gk. eu=good + phone=sound] (adj) pleasing to the ear
  3. (n) a sign that something is coming; a portent, herald (vt) to indicate the approach of
  4. [Gk. eleos= pity] (adj) charitable; dependent upon or supported by a charity; derived from or provided by charity
  5. (adj) lacking brilliance or vitality; dull

5 True/False questions

  1. vacuous[L. vacuus=empty] (adj.) having/showing lack of thought or intelligence; mindless


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


  3. peccadillo[Sp. pecado=sin + -illo=diminutive] (n) a minor sin or offense; a trifling fault or shortcoming


  4. iconoclastic[Gr. eikon=image + knla=to break] (adj) attacking or seeking to overthrow popular or traditional beliefs, ideas, or institutions


  5. rescind(vt) to cancel, repeal, annul, make void


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