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HSPT Vocabulary Practice

29 Questions
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Select the choice the most closely matches the meaning of the underlined word.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Formalize

    • B. 

      Void

    • C. 

      Announce

    • D. 

      Celebrate

    • E. 

      Consummate

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Impetuous

    • B. 

      Pathetic

    • C. 

      Pessimistic

    • D. 

      Belligerent

    • E. 

      Indifferent

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Shrewd

    • B. 

      Reticent

    • C. 

      Stubborn

    • D. 

      Verbose

    • E. 

      Pompous

  • 4. 
    When Sam concealed evidence, it assuaged his guilt.
    • A. 

      Amplified

    • B. 

      Alleviated

    • C. 

      Disguised

    • D. 

      Aggravated

    • E. 

      Supplemented

  • 5. 
    The affable host poured drinks for his guests.
    • A. 

      Afflicted

    • B. 

      Pompous

    • C. 

      Easy going

    • D. 

      Staid

    • E. 

      Affected

  • 6. 
    Both sides wanted compromise but neither would accede to the agreement.
    • A. 

      Acknowledge

    • B. 

      Agree to

    • C. 

      Object to

    • D. 

      Nullify

    • E. 

      Ignore

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Narrow minded

    • B. 

      Amateurish

    • C. 

      Professional

    • D. 

      Ill concieved

    • E. 

      Shrewd

  • 8. 
    Devlin had lived in the apartment for five years, yet it remained austere, with many of his belongings still in cardboard boxes.
    • A. 

      Chaotic

    • B. 

      Spotless

    • C. 

      Bare

    • D. 

      Dingy

    • E. 

      Unfinished

  • 9. 
    Arthur was annoyed by her arduous embrace.
    • A. 

      Gratuitous

    • B. 

      Heedless

    • C. 

      Reluctant

    • D. 

      Passionate

    • E. 

      Strenuous

  • 10. 
    Maxine was surprised by her new neighbors' blatant disregard for proper safety and security.
    • A. 

      Frequent

    • B. 

      Ignorant

    • C. 

      Obvious

    • D. 

      Absolute

    • E. 

      Foolish

  • 11. 
    John was the anithesis of his uncle Harry in all respects.
    • A. 

      Opposite

    • B. 

      Equal

    • C. 

      Nemesis

    • D. 

      Complement

    • E. 

      Rival

  • 12. 
    Changing the rules will promote anarchy.
    • A. 

      Inequality

    • B. 

      Chaos

    • C. 

      Peace

    • D. 

      Ineffiiciency

    • E. 

      Justice

  • 13. 
    With one last agile gesture, the tennis match ended.
    • A. 

      Hopeful

    • B. 

      Quick

    • C. 

      Futile

    • D. 

      Wary

    • E. 

      Strong

  • 14. 
    Suzanne adeptly changed the subject and tuned out her parents' warnings.
    • A. 

      Skillfully

    • B. 

      Indignantly

    • C. 

      Forcefully

    • D. 

      Angrily

    • E. 

      Suddenly

  • 15. 
    He emptied his pockets of his key chain and other inanimate objects.
    • A. 

      Metallic

    • B. 

      Obscure

    • C. 

      Heavy

    • D. 

      Lifeless

    • E. 

      Awkward

  • 16. 
    The priest's benediction was rejected by the dying woman.
    • A. 

      Blessing

    • B. 

      Advice

    • C. 

      Admonishment

    • D. 

      Courtesy

    • E. 

      Morality

  • 17. 
    The candidate promised to provide agrarian reform.
    • A. 

      Campaign finance

    • B. 

      Health care

    • C. 

      Minimum wage

    • D. 

      Agricultural

    • E. 

      Zoning

  • 18. 
    Holly's room had a strong acrid smell.
    • A. 

      Fragrant

    • B. 

      Toxic

    • C. 

      Bitter

    • D. 

      Spicy

    • E. 

      Flowery

  • 19. 
    The beautiful mansion had been restored to antebellum splendor.
    • A. 

      Before the flood

    • B. 

      Before the fire

    • C. 

      Pre civil war

    • D. 

      Pre reconstruction

    • E. 

      Premodern

  • 20. 
    As a teenager, Matthew gained notoriety for his abstemious behavior.
    • A. 

      Restrained

    • B. 

      Secretive

    • C. 

      Uncontrollable

    • D. 

      Illusive

    • E. 

      Indulgent

  • 21. 
    His sister was accused of unknowingly abetting a wanted criminal.
    • A. 

      Deceiving

    • B. 

      Concealing

    • C. 

      Revealing

    • D. 

      Hindering

    • E. 

      Assisting

  • 22. 
    Despite his constant whining, his ailment was benign.
    • A. 

      Harmless

    • B. 

      Imagined

    • C. 

      Obscure

    • D. 

      Incurable

    • E. 

      Painless

  • 23. 
    The politician gave a/an ambiguous answer to the reporter's question.
    • A. 

      Unclear

    • B. 

      Deceptive

    • C. 

      Glib

    • D. 

      Guarded

    • E. 

      Partial

  • 24. 
    The movie review provided an interesting yet abridged version of the movie.
    • A. 

      Uncritical

    • B. 

      Glowing

    • C. 

      Misleading

    • D. 

      Concise

    • E. 

      Disparaging

  • 25. 
    The students became restless as the speaker continued his banal address.
    • A. 

      Eloquent

    • B. 

      Rambling

    • C. 

      Incomprehensible

    • D. 

      Dull

    • E. 

      Scholarly

  • 26. 
    She feels that Myanmar should be given a special award for its abysmal human rights record.
    • A. 

      Outstanding

    • B. 

      Wretched

    • C. 

      Nebulous

    • D. 

      Prominent

    • E. 

      Incredible

  • 27. 
    The actor's publicity agent blamed his client's bigoted remarks on a drinking problem.
    • A. 

      Angry

    • B. 

      Intolerant

    • C. 

      Incoherent

    • D. 

      Odd

    • E. 

      Indifferent

  • 28. 
    As he thought about his birthday party, Will beamed with avarice.
    • A. 

      Anticipation

    • B. 

      Delight

    • C. 

      Nativity

    • D. 

      Sincerity

    • E. 

      Greed

  • 29. 
    • A. 

      Intuitive

    • B. 

      Participatory

    • C. 

      Misguided

    • D. 

      Dictatorial

    • E. 

      Formal

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