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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Vocabulary Quiz - 8

1. incisive
[A]begin; originate; receive into a group
[C]lizard that changes color in different situations
[D]cutting; sharp

2. infiltrate
[B]suspended action
[C]pass into or through; penetrate (an organization) sneakily
[D]a covered passageway, usually lined with shops

3. insidious
[A]person who collects coins
[B]cut off part of body; prune
[C]treacherous; stealthy; sly
[D]hiding place

4. intractable
[A]immaterial; without a material body
[B]sickening; insipid
[C]rate of occurrence; particular occurrence
[D]unruly; refractory

5. irrational
[A]restate a passage in one's own words while retaining the thought of the author
[B]illogical; lacking reason; insane
[C]commonplace; dull
[D]breaking up; downfall

6. junket
[A]secret; mysterious
[B]marry feast or picnic

7. languor
[A]concise; meaty
[B]practical rule guiding conduct
[C]lassitude; depression
[D]courteous; faithful; brave

8. libelous
[A]easy to approach; obtainable
[B]grave; serious; coy
[C]defamatory; injurious to the good name of a person

9. lout
[A]considerate; thoughtful
[D]clumsy person

10. malediction
[A]put into effect; supply with tools
[B]insert improperly; palm off

11. masochist
[A]soothing; mild, dull
[B]black magic; dealings with the dead
[C]person who enjoys his own pain
[D]favoring success

12. menial
[A]sober; sedate
[B]gloomy; depressing
[C]suitable for servants; low
[D]boastful; pompous

13. mignon
[B]a servile dependent
[C]turn into god; idolize
[D]flattery; admiration

14. modish
[A]state of collapse caused by illness or old age
[C]curved; hooked
[D]commotion; riot; noise

15. mottled
[A]person who maintains opinions contrary to the doctrines of the church
[C]utter impulsively

16. nebulous
[A]the art of versification
[B]vague; hazy; cloudy
[C]belief that events are determined by forces beyond one's control
[D]flimsy; unsubstantial

17. notoriety
[A]painful labor
[B]having many languages
[C]make impossible; eliminate
[D]disrepute; ill fame

18. obstinate
[A]false testimony while under oath
[B]suitable; to the point
[D]solidly uniform; unyielding

19. opportunist
[B]individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of the circumstances
[C]known only to a chosen few
[D]language used by special group; gibberish

20. pachyderm
[B]thick-skinned animal
[C]corrosive; sarcastic
[D]one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch