AP Vocab Unit 03

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AP Vocab Unit 03 - Quiz


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  • 1. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the antonyms: main; essential; principal; fundamental

    • A.

      Interstice

    • B.

      Macrocosm

    • C.

      Mountebank

    • D.

      Ancillary

    • E.

      Rapacity

    Correct Answer
    D. Ancillary
    Explanation
    The word "ancillary" is the best match for the antonyms of "main, essential, principal, and fundamental" because it means something that is secondary or supplementary, which is the opposite of being main or essential. The other options, "interstice," "macrocosm," "mountebank," and "rapacity," do not have the same meaning or connotation as the given antonyms.

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  • 2. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the antonyms: defect; shortcoming; failing; weakness

    • A.

      Forte

    • B.

      Ancillary

    • C.

      Cozen

    • D.

      Gratis

    • E.

      Enclave

    Correct Answer
    A. Forte
    Explanation
    The word "forte" is the best match for the given antonyms because it means a person's strong point or area of expertise, which is the opposite of a defect, shortcoming, failing, or weakness.

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  • 3. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the antonyms: principal; fundamental; main; essential

    • A.

      Ancillary

    • B.

      Plethora

    • C.

      Quizzical

    • D.

      Therapeutic

    • E.

      Icon

    Correct Answer
    A. Ancillary
    Explanation
    Ancillary is the word that most nearly matches the antonyms of principal, fundamental, main, and essential. Ancillary means something that is supplementary or subordinate, which is the opposite of being principal, fundamental, main, or essential. The other options, plethora, quizzical, therapeutic, and icon, do not have the same meaning or connotation as ancillary.

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  • 4. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the antonyms: bridge; adherence; link; connection

    • A.

      Plethora

    • B.

      Schism

    • C.

      Bowdlerize

    • D.

      Cozen

    • E.

      Paean

    Correct Answer
    B. Schism
    Explanation
    The word "schism" is the best match for the antonyms of "bridge," "adherence," "link," and "connection." A schism refers to a division or separation, indicating the opposite of a bridge or connection. It suggests a lack of adherence or unity, contrasting with the idea of adherence. Therefore, "schism" is the most appropriate word among the given options.

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  • 5. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the antonyms: endorse; permit; allow; approve

    • A.

      Schism

    • B.

      Virtuoso

    • C.

      Forte

    • D.

      Bowdlerize

    • E.

      Pragmatic

    Correct Answer
    D. Bowdlerize
    Explanation
    The word "bowdlerize" is the best match for the antonyms of "endorse, permit, allow, and approve" because it means to censor or remove content that is considered inappropriate or offensive. This is opposite to endorsing or permitting something, as it involves restricting or disapproving of certain content.

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  • 6. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the antonyms: formality; solemnity; serious discussion  

    • A.

      Enclae

    • B.

      Quizzical

    • C.

      Persiflage

    • D.

      Mountebank

    • E.

      Interstice

    Correct Answer
    C. Persiflage
    Explanation
    Persiflage is the word that most nearly matches the antonyms of formality, solemnity, and serious discussion. Persiflage refers to light-hearted banter or joking conversation, which is the opposite of formality and seriousness. It suggests a casual and playful tone, contrasting with the more serious and formal nature of the other words.

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  • 7. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the antonyms: usual; common; normal; ordinary  

    • A.

      Gratis

    • B.

      Pragmatic

    • C.

      Bowdlerize

    • D.

      Quizzical

    • E.

      Ancillary

    Correct Answer
    D. Quizzical
    Explanation
    The word "quizzical" is the closest match to the antonyms of "usual," "common," "normal," and "ordinary" because it means having an expression or look of questioning or puzzlement, which is the opposite of being usual, common, normal, or ordinary.

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  • 8. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the antonyms: planet; small system; world

    • A.

      Pragmatic

    • B.

      Ancillary

    • C.

      Macrocosm

    • D.

      Interstice

    • E.

      Gratis

    Correct Answer
    C. Macrocosm
    Explanation
    The word "macrocosm" is the best match for the antonyms "planet; small system; world" because it refers to a large or complex system or universe, which is the opposite of a small system or planet. The other words do not have the same meaning or connotation as "macrocosm" in relation to the given antonyms.

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  • 9. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the antonyms: high-priced; expensive; costly

    • A.

      Condescend

    • B.

      Pragmatic

    • C.

      Gratis

    • D.

      Bowdlerize

    • E.

      Cozen

    Correct Answer
    C. Gratis
    Explanation
    The word "gratis" is the best match for the antonyms "high-priced, expensive, costly" because it means "free of charge" or "without payment". This is the closest opposite in terms of cost, as the other options do not have the same meaning or connotation.

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  • 10. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the antonyms: charity; philanthropy; beneficence; generosity

    • A.

      Interstice

    • B.

      Mountebank

    • C.

      Rapacity

    • D.

      Macrocosm

    • E.

      Icon

    Correct Answer
    C. Rapacity
    Explanation
    The word "rapacity" is the best match for the antonyms of charity, philanthropy, beneficence, and generosity. Rapacity refers to greed or a strong desire for wealth and possessions, which is the opposite of the selflessness and generosity associated with the other words.

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  • 11. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the antonyms: idealistic; unrealistic; impractical

    • A.

      Pragmatic

    • B.

      Therapeutic

    • C.

      Schism

    • D.

      Forte

    • E.

      Icon

    Correct Answer
    A. Pragmatic
    Explanation
    The word "pragmatic" is the best match for the antonyms "idealistic, unrealistic, and impractical." Pragmatic means being practical and realistic in approaching problems or situations, which is the opposite of being idealistic, unrealistic, or impractical. The other options (therapeutic, schism, forte, and icon) do not have the same meaning or connotation as pragmatic in relation to the given antonyms.

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  • 12. 

    What is the part of speech for the word: ICON

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Preposition

    • F.

      Conjunction

    Correct Answer
    A. Noun
    Explanation
    The word "ICON" is a noun. A noun is a word that represents a person, place, thing, or idea. In this case, "ICON" refers to a symbol or representation that is widely recognized and admired. It does not function as a verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, or conjunction, which are all different parts of speech. Therefore, the correct answer is noun.

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  • 13. 

    What is the part of speech for the word: PERSIFLAGE

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Preposition

    • F.

      Conjunction

    Correct Answer
    A. Noun
    Explanation
    The word "persiflage" is a noun. It refers to light and slightly mocking or teasing conversation.

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  • 14. 

    What is the part of speech for the word: BOWDLERIZE

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Preposition

    • F.

      Conjunction

    Correct Answer
    B. Verb
    Explanation
    The word "BOWDLERIZE" is a verb.

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  • 15. 

    What is the part of speech for the word: RAPACITY

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Preposition

    • F.

      Conjunction

    Correct Answer
    A. Noun
    Explanation
    The word "rapacity" is classified as a noun. It refers to the quality or state of being excessively greedy or grasping. As a noun, it functions as a subject or object in a sentence, and can be modified by adjectives or other nouns. It cannot be used as a verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, or conjunction.

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  • 16. 

    What is the part of speech for the word: CONDESCEND

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Preposition

    • F.

      Conjunction

    Correct Answer
    B. Verb
    Explanation
    The correct answer is verb because "condescend" is a verb that means to behave in a superior manner, to patronize, or to lower oneself to someone else's level. It is an action word that describes an action or a state of being.

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  • 17. 

    What is the part of speech for the word: QUIZZICAL

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Preposition

    • F.

      Conjunction

    Correct Answer
    C. Adjective
    Explanation
    The word "quizzical" is an adjective. It describes someone or something that is questioning, curious, or skeptical in a playful or mocking way. It is used to describe a facial expression, tone of voice, or attitude.

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  • 18. 

    What is the part of speech for the word: THERAPEUTIC

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Preposition

    • F.

      Conjunction

    Correct Answer
    C. Adjective
    Explanation
    The word "therapeutic" is an adjective. Adjectives are used to describe or modify nouns, pronouns, or other adjectives. In this case, "therapeutic" describes something that is related to or used in therapy or treatment, suggesting that it has healing or beneficial properties.

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  • 19. 

    What is the part of speech for the word: MOUNTEBANK

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Preposition

    • F.

      Conjunction

    Correct Answer
    A. Noun
    Explanation
    The word "mountebank" is a noun. A mountebank refers to a person who deceives or tricks others, often by pretending to have skills or knowledge that they do not possess. It is a specific term used to describe a charlatan or a fraudster.

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  • 20. 

    What is the part of speech for the word: MOUNTEBANK

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Preposition

    • F.

      Conjunction

    Correct Answer
    A. Noun
    Explanation
    The word "mountebank" is a noun. A mountebank refers to a person who deceives others, especially in order to trick them out of their money or to gain their attention. It is a specific type of charlatan or fraudster.

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