Saturday, October 29, 2011

Vocabulary Quiz - 12

1. Apex
[A]differing in some characteristics; various
[B]pleasing in sound
[C]stingy; mean
[D]tip; summit; climax

2. apogee
[A]broad comedy; mockery
[B]quick, sharp reply
[C]unit of weight of precious stones; measure of fineness of gold
[D]highest point

3. apprehend
[A]imitation of another's style in musical composition or writing
[B]wooden; impersonal
[C]arrest(a criminal); dread; perceive
[D]corrupt; make intemperate

4. aquiline
[A]drink (alcoholic beverages) frequently
[B]dry food; fodder
[C]flowery; ruddy
[D]curved; hooked

5. arcane
[A]wring from; get money by threats, etc.
[B]deification; glorification
[C]unmarried; abstaining from sexual intercourse
[D]secret; mysterious

6. astringent
[A]rising like bristles; showing irritation
[B]miracle worker; magician
[C]binding; causing contraction
[D]fear of being locked in

7. atheistic
[A]glance coquettishly at; make eyes at
[D]denying the existence of God

8. attribute
[A]experience; support; nourish
[B]essential quality
[C]struggle; compete; assert earnestly
[D]stubborn maintenance of a wrong cause

9. augury
[A]correct a false impression; undeceive
[B]slight offense
[D]omen; prophecy

10. authenticate
[A]a student of the history and science of mankind
[B]prove genuine
[C]dictated by hatred or spite
[D]rude; clownish

11. auxiliary
[A]bordering on the sea; nautical
[B]moment of calm
[C]forgivable; trivial
[D]helper; additional or subsidiary

12. avid
[A]small cavern
[B]advise against
[C]omission of words from a text
[D]greedy; eager for

13. azure
[A]rave; speak bombastically
[B]list of works of music, drama, etc., a performer is prepared to present
[C]sky blue
[D]slavishly attentive; servile; sycophantic

14. baleful
[A]too particular; fussy
[B]deadly; destructive
[C]recede; lessen

15. bane
[A]isolation of person or ship to prevent spread of infection
[B]rebound; reverberation; reaction
[C]sharp, bitterly pungent
[D]cause of ruin

16. barrister
[A]averse; reluctant
[C]light-hearted; dizzy
[D]inharmonious; conflicting

17. bawdy
[B]aggressive; savage
[C]report; record (in chronological order)
[D]indecent; obscene

18. begrudge
[C]display ostentatiously
[D]harshness; plainness

19. beleaguer
[A]opening; hole
[B]strikingly bright; shining with intense heat
[D]superintendent; manager

20. benefactor
[A]based on experience; useful
[B]illegal trade; smuggling
[C]gift giver; patron
[D]slip or slide

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