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5 Matching questions

  1. lackluster
  2. ad hoc
  3. touchstone
  4. de facto
  5. traumatic
  1. a (n) a means of testing worth or genuiness
  2. b [L. ad=for + hoc=this] (adj.) for this special purpose; improvised; (adv) concerning this
  3. c [Gk. trauma=wound] (adj) emotionally distressing
  4. d [L. "of the fact"] (adj) actually existing or in effect, although not legally required or sanctioned (adv) in reality, actually
  5. e (adj) lacking brilliance or vitality; dull

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (vt) to be a perfect example
  2. (n) the male sheep that leads the flock to the slaughterhouse; a leader, as in a desperate or violent undertaking; an indicator of trends
  3. [Fr. mal=bad + content, satisfied] (adj) dissatisfied with or in open defiance of prevailing conditions (n) a person who is malcontent
  4. [L. polus=pole] (vt) to break up into opposing factions or groupings, to cause to concentrate around two conflicting/ contrasting positions ("polar opposites"); to cause light to vibrate in a pattern
  5. (adj) excessively or effusively sentimental; sappy; corny

5 True/False questions

  1. adjunct[L. ad=for + hoc=this] (adj.) for this special purpose; improvised; (adv) concerning this


  2. ensconce(vt) to cancel, repeal, annul, make void


  3. hidebound[OIt. poltro=foal] (n) a base coward (adj) characterized by complete cowardice


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


  5. deracinate[L. de=from + racine=rock] (vt) to pull up from the roots; to root out, uproot, or dislocate; to eliminate all traces of