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5 Matching questions

  1. hidebound
  2. lachrymose
  3. polarize
  4. supine
  5. adjunct
  1. a [OE "to be bound in one's own skin"] (adj) narrow-minded and rigid, especially in opinions or prejudices; stubbornly and unthinkingly conservative
  2. b [L. ad= to + jungere=to join] (n) something added to something else as helpful or useful but not essential; an assistant/helper; a valuable quality or characteristic (adj) added or connected in a subordinate or auxiliary capacity
  3. c [L. lacrima=tear] (adj) tearful; prone to weeping; mournful; tear-inducing
  4. d (adj) lying flat on one's back; listless, lazy, lethargic; apathetic or passive
  5. e [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 Multiple choice questions

  1. [L. prurire=itching, longing] (adj.) having or inspiring an excessive interest in sexual matters
  2. [L. de=from + racine=rock] (vt) to pull up from the roots; to root out, uproot, or dislocate; to eliminate all traces of
  3. [L. con=with + tumere=to swell] (adj) insolent/rude in speech or behavior; insultingly abusive; humiliating
  4. [L. re=again + mandare=to entrust] (vt) to send or order back; in law, to send back to jail or lower court
  5. (adj) lacking brilliance or vitality; dull

5 True/False questions

  1. discursive[L. dis=away + currere=to run] (adj.) 1. digressing from subject to subject; rambling. 2. (of speech or writing) fluid and expansive rather than formulaic or abbreviated. 3. related to discourse (any lengthy exploration of a topic in speech/writing)


  2. saturnalian[L. saturnalia: ancient Roman festival of Saturn the god of agriculture] (adj) characterized by wild, riotous, unrestrained partying, revelry, licentiousness


  3. harbinger(n) a sign that something is coming; a portent, herald (vt) to indicate the approach of


  4. dictum(n) a perfect example/representation of a particular quality, quintessence


  5. morass(n) skill or expertise in a particular activity or field; bravery in battle