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
[B]ornate; highly decorated
[C]squirm; twist
[D]scientific student of birds

6. abate
[A]fantastic; violently contrasting
[B]subside; decrease, lessen
[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
[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
[B]calmness; placidity
[D]weakness of mind

13. inverse
[A]not wise
[B]convert to a religion or belief

14. meddlesome
[A]ungrateful person
[B]comprehend; investigate
[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

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

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