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Monday, October 24, 2011

Vocabulary Quiz - 2

1. frivolity
[A]to make invalid
[B]lack of seriousness
[C]speak distinctly
[D]science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in



2. illusory
[A]desertion
[B]deceptive; not real
[C]rascality
[D]cause to appear foolish or inconsistent



3. inveigh
[A]song of lamentation; dirge
[B]denounce; utter censure or invective
[C]fly; dart lightly; pass swiftly by
[D]deliver; provide; represent



4. meager
[A]flat cake made of cornmeal, etc.
[B]scantly; inadequate
[C]fortuneteller
[D]opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion



5. ominous
[A]gratifying the senses
[B]threatening
[C]addition of details; intricacy
[D]suffering from ingestion; irritable



6. polygamist
[A]gap; pause
[B]grow gradually smaller
[C]one who has more than one spouse at a time
[D]slope; slant



7. remunerative
[A]fill up again
[B]request earnestly; seek
[C]reluctant
[D]compensating; rewarding



8. smattering
[A]avaricious; eagerly desirous of
[B]request earnestly; seek
[C]not identical on both sides of a dividing central line
[D]slight knowledge



9. thaumaturgist
[A]arranged by degrees (of height, difficulty, etc.)
[B]miracle worker; magician
[C]celebrity; dignitary
[D]strange



10. wrest
[A]fleeting; quickly passing away; staying for a short time
[B]locking within oneself
[C]pull away; take by violence
[D]reason; justify an improper act



11. abash
[A]deserving blame
[B]call upon; ask for
[C]embarrass
[D]female fox; ill-tempered woman



12. appease
[A]state of being inert or indisposed to move
[B]not lasting forever; limited by time; secular
[C]pacify; soothe
[D]tangible; easily perceptible



13. convex
[A]one who treats disorders of the feet
[B]curving outward
[C]shrill, trumpetlike sound
[D]correct



14. disband
[A]sign; omen; forewarning
[B]dissolve; disperse
[C]vibrant and lively; critical; living, breathing
[D]clear from blame



15. equinox
[A]meaning; distinguishing by name
[B]relieve
[C]period of equal days and nights
[D]upset; distracted by anxiety



16. frolicsome
[A]block; obstacle
[B]bantering; comical; humorously serious
[C]turn away from
[D]prankish; gay



17. imbalance
[A]disorderly or untidy state
[B]slave; bondage
[C]lively
[D]lack of balance or symmetry; disproportion



18. inveigle
[A]swamp gas; odor of decaying matter
[B]lead astray; wheedle
[C]inharmonious
[D]uninterrupted



19. meander
[A]weakness of mind
[B]to wind or turn in its course
[C]mocking
[D]rob; plunder



20. omnipotent
[A]harm someone's reputation; malign
[B]calculating, pertaining to insurance statistics
[C]correct; change, generally for the better
[D]all-powerful



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