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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Vocabulary Quiz - 15

1. convivial
[A]below the threshold
[B]replace; usurp
[C]gratifying the senses
[D]festive; gay; characterized by joviality



2. cornice
[A]revive
[B]violent anguish
[C]protecting molding on building (usually above columns)
[D]split asunder



3. corrugated
[A]deed or action, particularly a brave deed
[B]approve; support
[C]manlike
[D]wrinkled, ridged



4. couple
[A]smoothness of speech
[B]pious
[C]ridicule
[D]join; unite



5. cozen
[A]prosper; flourish
[B]unutterable; cannot be expressed in speech
[C]taunt
[D]cheat; hoodwink; swindle



6. credulity
[A]intimidate
[B]emotional urges behind human activity
[C]belief on slight evidence
[D]secret



7. crone
[A]learned Hindu; any learned man; authority on a subject
[B]hag
[C]broken fragments
[D]lack of balance or symmetry; disproportion



8. culinary
[A]thin layer; cover
[B]pertaining to cooking
[C]free; disentangle
[D]limited



9. curator
[A]rubbing away; tending to grind down
[B]superintendent; manager
[C]repentant
[D]most favorable



10. dais
[A]a servile dependent
[B]laying stress on niceties of conduct, form; precise
[C]twistings ; distortions
[D]raised platform for guests of honor



11. dauntless
[A]pull away; take by violence
[B]of lowly origin; unworthy
[C]bold
[D]unjust; wrong



12. debauch
[A]flowery; ruddy
[B]prevent; turn away
[C]corrupt; make intemperate
[D]high-ranking, six-winged angel



13. decapitate
[A]inhabitant of
[B]pertaining to hell; devilish
[C]person of no importance; nonexistence
[D]behead



14. decomposition
[A]overcome
[B]wrong name; incorrect designation
[C]oppose with arguments; contradict
[D]decay



15. defame
[A]assent; agree passively
[B]procession; parade
[C]boisterous mirth
[D]harm someone's reputation; malign



16. deify
[A]unreasonable or capricious; imperious; tyrannical; despotic
[B]turn into god; idolize
[C]adorn
[D]express disapproval of; protest against; belittle



17. delirium
[A]worldly as opposed to spiritual
[B]curse; express abhorrence for
[C]mental disorder marked by confusion
[D]causing sadness, compassion, pity; touching



18. demean
[A]slow; sluggish
[B]put into effect; supply with tools
[C]frenzied; frantic
[D]degrade; humiliate



19. demur
[A]like a lion
[B]greed
[C]delay; object
[D]breeder or deal of animals



20. depict
[A]correct a false impression; undeceive
[B]radiating, departing from the center
[C]portray
[D]retire from public life; segregate; seclude



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