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Monday, October 31, 2011

Vocabulary Quiz - 13

1. bent
[A]loud, resounding noise
[B]assent; agree passively
[C]teaching; instructional
[D]determined



2. beset
[A]intimidate
[B]striking one object against another sharply
[C]harass; trouble
[D]revere



3. bicameral
[A]ruined because of neglect
[B]festive; gay; characterized by joviality
[C]mild expression in place of an unpleasant one
[D]two-chambered, as a legislative body



4. bivouac
[A]intensely cold
[B]inhabitant of
[C]temporary encampment
[D]spying



5. blatant
[A]gift made by a will
[B]flagrant; consciously obvious; loudly offensive
[C]money
[D]having many forms



6. blunder
[A]learned Hindu; any learned man; authority on a subject
[B]display ostentatiously
[C]cautiously watchful
[D]error



7. boorish
[A]flexible; supple
[B]light; heavenly; fine
[C]rude; clownish
[D]existence; means of support; livelihood



8. braggart
[A]wasting away
[B]boaster
[C]something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
[D]dangerous



9. brindled
[A]parti-colored; mixed
[B]bantering; joking
[C]those of gentle birth; refinement
[D]tawny or grayish with steaks or spots



10. browbeat
[A]in name only; trifling
[B]occurring at the same time
[C]locking within oneself
[D]bully; intimidate



11. bumptious
[A]random; by chance
[B]strip off skin; plunder
[C]self-assertive
[D]urbanity; polish



12. cadence
[A]state of being inappropriate
[B]boorish; rude
[C]artificial; pretended
[D]rhythmic rise and fall (of words and sounds); beat



13. calorific
[A]descendants; future generations
[B]heat-producing
[C]cater to the low desires of others
[D]deserving blame



14. canny
[A]person who enjoys his own pain
[B]essentially; inherently; naturally
[C]approving; applauding
[D]shrewd; thrifty



15. capacious
[A]prohibit; restrain
[B]strong; brawny; steadfast
[C]baffle; frustrate
[D]spacious



16. carat
[A]state of being valuable or loved
[B]split asunder
[C]boorish; rude
[D]unit of weight of precious stones; measure of fineness of gold



17. carnivorous
[A]displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness
[B]meat-eating
[C]expand
[D]home



18. caste
[A]vex
[B]lassitude; depression
[C]hothead; troublemaker
[D]one of the hereditary classes in Hindu society



19. catastrophe
[A]pertaining to heat
[B]calamity
[C]hackneyed; commonplace
[D]abnormal or deviant



20. causal
[A]mistaken; wrong
[B]interfering
[C]petition humbly; pray to grant a favor
[D]implying a cause-and-effect relationship



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