Saturday, November 12, 2011

Vocabulary Quiz - 24

1. Modulation
[B]stick together
[C]guarantee; assurance by seller
[D]toning down; changing from one key to another

2. momentum
[B]mass for the dead; dirge
[C]quantity of motion of a moving body; impetus
[D]false belief; hallucination

3. monumental
[A]sleep producer; deadener of pain
[B]flavored dessert ice
[D]providing a general overview; summary

4. mores
[A]wrestle; come to grips with
[B]calculating, pertaining to insurance statistics
[D]offensive or insulting treatment

5. motley
[A]deceive; delude
[B]old-fashioned; obsolete
[C]cut into small parts
[D]parti-colored; mixed

6. multiform
[A]inactive; lacking power to move
[B]increase; grow
[C]pride; arrogance
[D]having many forms

7. musky
[A]emancipate; free from bondage
[B]having the odor of a musk
[C]varying form of an element
[D]lacking in spirit

8. myopic
[D]having to do with citizens or the state; courteous and polite

9. nauseate
[B]lacking ceremony; casual
[C]cause to become sick; fill with disgust
[D]cater to the low desires of others

10. negligence

11. neutral
[B]gather; store up
[C]impartial; not supporting one side over another
[D]repugnance; dislike

12. nirvana
[A]be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious for
[B]easy broken; difficult
[C]in Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of impersonal beatitude
[D]shack; small, wretched house

13. noncommittal
[A]instead of
[B]random; by chance
[C]tolling of a bell at a funeral; sound of the funeral bell
[D]neutral; unpledged; undecided

14. novice
[A]settle accounts; clear up
[B]defeat; frustrate
[D]hypothesis; the act of supposing

15. nurture
[B]cause to be set aside; replace
[C]to speak or write in an exaggerately enthusiastic matter
[D]bring up; feed; educate

16. obituary
[A]punish by placing in a wooden frame and subjecting to ridicule
[B]respect; value; judge
[C]extended scolding; denunciation
[D]death notice

17. obnoxious
[A]cheating; deceitful
[B]sham; not genuine; inferior
[C]understandable; clear

18. oculist
[A]critical comments; severe and adverse criticism
[B]variegated; multicolored
[D]physician who specializes in treatment of the eyes

19. ogle
[A]incompatible; not able to be resolved
[B]glance coquettishly at; make eyes at
[C]take apart
[D]writings preceding and following the passage quoted

20. omnivorous
[A]amends; compensation
[B]of trifling significance
[C]eating both plant and animal food; devouring everything
[D]cowardly; fainthearted