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Monday, October 31, 2011

Vocabulary Quiz - 14

1. celestial
[A]large city
[B]doubtful
[C]wasting away
[D]heavenly



2. centrifugal
[A]cowlike; placid and dull
[B]radiating, departing from the center
[C]Roman outer robe
[D]abandon



3. cession
[A]express evil satisfaction; view malevolently
[B]yielding to another, ceding
[C]triangular part above columns in Greek buildings
[D]confuse thoroughly



4. champion
[A]watchfulness
[B]ill luck
[C]support militantly
[D]abnormal; irregular



5. chaste
[A]viscous assault
[B]pure
[C]fate
[D]laymen; persons not connected with the clergy



6. chicanery
[A]blues; listlessness; slack period
[B]interested in money or gain
[C]person competent to act as a judge of art, etc.; a lover of an art
[D]trickery



7. chronic
[A]difference; condition of inequality
[B]exhausting
[C]eating both plant and animal food; devouring everything
[D]long established as a disease



8. circumscribe
[A]deceive
[B]serving as a model; outstanding
[C]limit; confine
[D]renovate



9. clairvoyant
[A]miracle worker; magician
[B]fortuneteller
[C]ornate
[D]suitable for servants; low



10. clavicle
[A]prudent; cautious
[B]bottomless
[C]not repentant
[D]collarbone



11. clime
[A]coarsely insulting; physically harmful
[B]region; climate
[C]hostile feeling or intent
[D]corpse



12. codicil
[A]humbleness of spirit
[B]cover with a thin and shiny surface
[C]supplement to the body of a will
[D]hugeness (in a bad sense)



13. cognate
[A]turn into god; idolize
[B]repay; revenge
[C]allied by blood; of the same or kindred nature
[D]slightly obscure



14. coincident
[A]front of the building
[B]throb; flutter
[C]occurring at the same time
[D]rave; speak bombastically



15. conjugal
[A]one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs
[B]harmful
[C]destruction by fire
[D]pertaining to marriage



16. conscientious
[A]exhale; become known; happen
[B]scrupulous; careful
[C]fearful; demonstrating fear
[D]scope



17. consort
[A]protecting molding on building (usually above columns)
[B]shallow body of water near a sea; lake
[C]subside; decrease, lessen
[D]associate with



18. consummate
[A]shyness
[B]having the odor of a musk
[C]hint
[D]complete



19. contest
[A]severity
[B]dispute
[C]evil
[D]scold; rant



20. contract
[A]shrink quivering, as from fear
[B]act of finding the total; summary
[C]compress or shrink; make a pledge; catch a disease
[D]holding of an office; time during which such and office is held



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