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Monday, October 24, 2011

Vocabulary Quiz - 2

1. frivolity
[A]to make invalid
[B]lack of seriousness
[C]speak distinctly
[D]science of sound; quality that makes a room easy or hard to hear in

2. illusory
[B]deceptive; not real
[D]cause to appear foolish or inconsistent

3. inveigh
[A]song of lamentation; dirge
[B]denounce; utter censure or invective
[C]fly; dart lightly; pass swiftly by
[D]deliver; provide; represent

4. meager
[A]flat cake made of cornmeal, etc.
[B]scantly; inadequate
[D]opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion

5. ominous
[A]gratifying the senses
[C]addition of details; intricacy
[D]suffering from ingestion; irritable

6. polygamist
[A]gap; pause
[B]grow gradually smaller
[C]one who has more than one spouse at a time
[D]slope; slant

7. remunerative
[A]fill up again
[B]request earnestly; seek
[D]compensating; rewarding

8. smattering
[A]avaricious; eagerly desirous of
[B]request earnestly; seek
[C]not identical on both sides of a dividing central line
[D]slight knowledge

9. thaumaturgist
[A]arranged by degrees (of height, difficulty, etc.)
[B]miracle worker; magician
[C]celebrity; dignitary

10. wrest
[A]fleeting; quickly passing away; staying for a short time
[B]locking within oneself
[C]pull away; take by violence
[D]reason; justify an improper act

11. abash
[A]deserving blame
[B]call upon; ask for
[D]female fox; ill-tempered woman

12. appease
[A]state of being inert or indisposed to move
[B]not lasting forever; limited by time; secular
[C]pacify; soothe
[D]tangible; easily perceptible

13. convex
[A]one who treats disorders of the feet
[B]curving outward
[C]shrill, trumpetlike sound

14. disband
[A]sign; omen; forewarning
[B]dissolve; disperse
[C]vibrant and lively; critical; living, breathing
[D]clear from blame

15. equinox
[A]meaning; distinguishing by name
[C]period of equal days and nights
[D]upset; distracted by anxiety

16. frolicsome
[A]block; obstacle
[B]bantering; comical; humorously serious
[C]turn away from
[D]prankish; gay

17. imbalance
[A]disorderly or untidy state
[B]slave; bondage
[D]lack of balance or symmetry; disproportion

18. inveigle
[A]swamp gas; odor of decaying matter
[B]lead astray; wheedle

19. meander
[A]weakness of mind
[B]to wind or turn in its course
[D]rob; plunder

20. omnipotent
[A]harm someone's reputation; malign
[B]calculating, pertaining to insurance statistics
[C]correct; change, generally for the better