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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Vocabulary Quiz - 10

1. spectrum
[A]disgraceful
[B]speechless; producing indistinct speech
[C]colored band produced when beam of light passes through a prism
[D]slave; bondage



2. stentorian
[A]not frank; eluding
[B]absentminded
[C]a facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc.
[D]extremely loud



3. subliminal
[A]use of force to get someone's compliance
[B]to admit to the rights of citizenship (especially the right to vote)
[C]below the threshold
[D]salty



4. supernumerary
[A]damnation; complete ruin
[B]person or thing in excess of what is necessary; extra
[C]based on lascivious thoughts
[D]any gain above stipulate salary



5. sylvan
[A]similarity; parallelism
[B]pertaining to the woods; rustic
[C]marginal; outer
[D]stubborn intolerance



6. temperate
[A]recover; find and bring in
[B]baffle; frustrate
[C]agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged
[D]restrained; self-controlled



7. thespian
[A]defame; destroy confidence in; disbelieve
[B]supposed; reputed
[C]messenger
[D]pertaining to drama



8. touchy
[A]let down; restrain
[B]sensitive; irascible
[C]one who is introspective; inclined to think more about oneself
[D]attendant or young female; chaperone



9. tribute
[A]wandering away from the subject
[B]well-paid position with little responsibility
[C]heavenly
[D]tax levied by a ruler; mark of respect



10. venerate
[A]spiritual rebirth
[B]revere
[C]slight knowledge
[D]wild; sensational



11. vicissitude
[A]all-powerful
[B]highly skilled artist
[C]dwarf; underground spirit
[D]change of fortune



12. volatile
[A]acute pain; extreme suffering
[B]quarrelsome
[C]evaporating rapidly; lighthearted; mercurial
[D]detest; hate



13. wheedle
[A]supplicatory prayer
[B]cajole; coax; deceive by flattery
[C]wordiness; spreading in all directions like a gas
[D]withered; shriveled



14. abjure
[A]finding fault
[B]renounce upon oath
[C]high praise; eulogy
[D]wrong; faulty



15. abrasive
[A]prevailing style
[B]change; introduction of something new
[C]make void
[D]rubbing away; tending to grind down



16. abstemious
[A]total failure
[B]predicament from which there is no escape
[C]movable; not fixed
[D]sparing in eating and drinking; temperate



17. accede
[A]resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; deformity returning after passage of two or more generations
[B]exclude from public favor; ban
[C]agree
[D]circular building or hall covered with a dome



18. accolade
[A]pamphlet; a region of indefinite size
[B]condemn; criticize
[C]point directly overhead in the sky; summit
[D]award of merit



19. accrue
[A]to muddle; drive crazy; become rotten
[B]giving bliss; blissful
[C]come about by addition
[D]hard; inflexible



20. acquiesce
[A]brief and to the point
[B]instruct; correct morally
[C]assent; agree passively
[D]bodily; material



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