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Monday, October 24, 2011

Vocabulary Quiz - 3

1. polyglot
[A]scatter (like seeds)
[B]speaking several languages
[C]list; mention one by one
[D]provisional; experimental



2. rend
[A]savor; enjoy
[B]false belief; hallucination
[C]split; tear apart
[D]not literal but metaphorical; using a figure of speech



3. smirk
[A]retire from public life; segregate; seclude
[B]positive; arbitrary
[C]conceited smile
[D]longing; urge



4. thematic
[A]purely spiritual; theoretical; without sensual desire
[B]relating to a unifying motif or idea
[C]lessening; reduction in size
[D]to arrange (laws, rules) as a code; classify



5. writhe
[A]weakness
[B]ornate; highly decorated
[C]squirm; twist
[D]scientific student of birds



6. abate
[A]fantastic; violently contrasting
[B]subside; decrease, lessen
[C]schemes
[D]sound in judgment; wise



7. appellation
[A]to put into words
[B]thresh grain by hand; strike or slap
[C]name; title
[D]to feed plentifully



8. cache
[A]tentative
[B]clash in opinion; rubbing against
[C]hiding place
[D]greatness; extent



9. disburse
[A]set free
[B]gift made by a will
[C]pay out
[D]matchless; not able to be imitated



10. equitable
[A]long and thin
[B]fair; impartial
[C]hardened; unfeeling
[D]name; title



11. frond
[A]substance formed by decaying vegetable matter
[B]cut the top off
[C]fern leaf; palm or banana leaf
[D]denial of traditional values; absolute skepticism



12. imbecility
[A]talkative
[B]calmness; placidity
[C]imitation
[D]weakness of mind



13. inverse
[A]not wise
[B]convert to a religion or belief
[C]warlike
[D]opposite



14. meddlesome
[A]ungrateful person
[B]comprehend; investigate
[C]interfering
[D]swindle; cheat



15. omnipresent
[A]unresisting; patiently submissive
[B]unmoved; lacking concern
[C]universally present; ubiquitous
[D]indirect or roundabout expression



16. pomposity
[A]gift made by a will
[B]spur; motive
[C]make thin; weaken
[D]self-important behavior; acting like a stuffed shirt



17. render
[A]insert between
[B]calm; placid
[C]deliver; provide; represent
[D]solemn wonder



18. smolder
[A]reproduce; duplicate
[B]hackneyed; commonplace
[C]burn without flame; be liable to break out in any moment
[D]punish



19. theocracy
[A]lash; whip; severe punishment
[B]seriousness
[C]goblet; consecrated cup
[D]government of a community by religious leaders



20. wry
[A]spread throughout; permeating
[B]scowl
[C]twisted; with a humorous twist
[D]harmony; agreement



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