AP Vocab Unit 2

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  • 1. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the definition: (v.) To cause division and concentration on two opposing or contrasting opinions

    • A.

      Vassal

    • B.

      Bibulous

    • C.

      Sanguine

    • D.

      Polarize

    • E.

      Apprise

    Correct Answer
    D. Polarize
    Explanation
    The word "polarize" is the best match for the given definition because it means to cause division and concentration on two opposing or contrasting opinions. This word implies the creation of a clear divide or separation between different viewpoints or positions, leading to a concentrated focus on these opposing opinions. The other options, such as "vassal," "bibulous," "sanguine," and "apprise," do not convey the same meaning as "polarize" in relation to causing division and concentration on opposing opinions.

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  • 2. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the definition: (v.) To uproot or pull out by the roots; To displace from one's native or accustomed environment

    • A.

      Lachrymose

    • B.

      Aegis

    • C.

      Deracinate

    • D.

      Purview

    • E.

      Obfuscate

    Correct Answer
    C. Deracinate
    Explanation
    Deracinate is the word that most nearly matches the given definition. It means to uproot or pull out by the roots, or to displace from one's native or accustomed environment.

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  • 3. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the definition: (adj.) Native, coming from that country or region

    • A.

      Indigenous

    • B.

      Sanguine

    • C.

      Solecism

    • D.

      Purview

    • E.

      Paternalism

    Correct Answer
    A. Indigenous
    Explanation
    The word "indigenous" is the best match for the given definition. It means native or originating from a specific country or region. It implies that something or someone is native to a particular place and has been there for a long time. The other options, sanguine, solecism, purview, and paternalism, do not relate to the definition provided.

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  • 4. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the definition: (v.) To confuse or obscure or make unclear  

    • A.

      Vassal

    • B.

      Deracinate

    • C.

      Sanguine

    • D.

      Obfuscate

    • E.

      Apprise

    Correct Answer
    D. Obfuscate
    Explanation
    The word "obfuscate" means to confuse or make unclear. This word closely matches the given definition.

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  • 5. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the definition: (n.) A person allowed to work the land of a feudal lord but then owing the lord allegiance or homage; A slave or servant; (adj.) Compliant and obedient to authority, subservient

    • A.

      Polarize

    • B.

      Lachrymose

    • C.

      Deracinate

    • D.

      Sanguine

    • E.

      Vassal

    Correct Answer
    E. Vassal
    Explanation
    A vassal is a person who is allowed to work the land of a feudal lord but owes allegiance or homage to the lord. They can also be a slave or servant. The word "vassal" can also be used as an adjective to describe someone who is compliant and obedient to authority, subservient.

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  • 6. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the synonyms: demolish; annihilate; uproot; extinguish; extirpate

    • A.

      Deracinate

    • B.

      Claque

    • C.

      Lexicon

    • D.

      Purview

    • E.

      Melee

    Correct Answer
    A. Deracinate
    Explanation
    The word "deracinate" is the best match for the given synonyms because it means to uproot or remove completely, similar to the meanings of "demolish," "annihilate," "uproot," "extinguish," and "extirpate." The other options, "claque," "lexicon," "purview," and "melee," do not have similar meanings to the given synonyms.

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  • 7. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the synonyms: followers; applauders

    • A.

      Solecism

    • B.

      Verisimilitude

    • C.

      Claque

    • D.

      Polarize

    • E.

      Minuscule

    Correct Answer
    C. Claque
    Explanation
    The word that most nearly matches the synonyms "followers; applauders" is "claque". A claque refers to a group of people who are hired to applaud or show support for a performer or public figure. In this context, the word "claque" can be used to describe individuals who are loyal supporters or admirers of someone, similar to followers or applauders.

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  • 8. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the synonyms: patronage; protection; backing; supervision

    • A.

      Claque

    • B.

      Solecism

    • C.

      Minuscule

    • D.

      Polarize

    • E.

      Aegis

    Correct Answer
    E. Aegis
    Explanation
    The word "aegis" best matches the synonyms given because it means protection, support, or sponsorship. It is similar in meaning to "patronage," "protection," "backing," and "supervision." The other words listed do not have the same connotation or meaning as the given synonyms.

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  • 9. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the synonyms: accustom; familiarize; acquaint; inform

    • A.

      Apprise

    • B.

      Purview

    • C.

      Claque

    • D.

      Bibulous

    • E.

      Melee

    Correct Answer
    A. Apprise
    Explanation
    The word "apprise" is the most closely related synonym to the words "accustom, familiarize, acquaint, and inform." "Apprise" means to inform or notify someone about something. This word is the best match because it shares the same meaning as the other words listed, which all involve providing someone with knowledge or information.

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  • 10. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the synonyms: puny; small; tiny; diminutive

    • A.

      Eleemosynary

    • B.

      Melee

    • C.

      Lexicon

    • D.

      Minuscule

    • E.

      Solecism

    Correct Answer
    D. Minuscule
    Explanation
    The word "minuscule" is the best match for the given synonyms because it means extremely small or tiny, which is similar in meaning to puny, small, and diminutive. "Eleemosynary" means relating to charity or giving alms, "melee" means a confused fight or brawl, "lexicon" means a dictionary or vocabulary, and "solecism" means a grammatical mistake or error.

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  • 11. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the antonyms: neglect; carelessness; unconcern

    • A.

      Sanguine

    • B.

      Purview

    • C.

      Paternalism

    • D.

      Verisimilitude

    • E.

      Eleemosynary

    Correct Answer
    C. Paternalism
    Explanation
    Paternalism is the best match for the antonyms neglect, carelessness, and unconcern because it refers to a system or attitude of managing or governing in a way that limits individual freedom or autonomy, often with the intention of protecting or guiding others. This is the opposite of neglect, carelessness, and unconcern, which imply a lack of attention or concern for others.

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  • 12. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the antonyms: gloomy; cynical; melancholy; pessimistic

    • A.

      Obfuscate

    • B.

      Polarize

    • C.

      Indigenous

    • D.

      Lachrymose

    • E.

      Sanguine

    Correct Answer
    E. Sanguine
    Explanation
    The word "sanguine" is the best match for the given antonyms because it means optimistic or hopeful, which is the opposite of gloomy, cynical, melancholy, and pessimistic.

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  • 13. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the antonyms: watertight; waterproof; sealed

    • A.

      Polarize

    • B.

      Sanguine

    • C.

      Deracinate

    • D.

      Bibulous

    • E.

      Apprise

    Correct Answer
    D. Bibulous
    Explanation
    The word "bibulous" is the best match for the antonyms "watertight, waterproof, sealed" because it means excessively fond of drinking alcohol. This is opposite in meaning to the other words listed, which do not relate to drinking or being absorbent.

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  • 14. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the antonyms: serenity; pacifism; tranquility; peace

    • A.

      Melee

    • B.

      Lachrymose

    • C.

      Microcosm

    • D.

      Eleemosynary

    • E.

      Minuscule

    Correct Answer
    A. Melee
    Explanation
    The word "melee" is the best match for the antonyms because it refers to a chaotic and violent fight or brawl, which is the opposite of serenity, pacifism, tranquility, and peace.

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  • 15. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the antonyms: cheerful; blithe; happy; joyous

    • A.

      Lachrymose

    • B.

      Aegis

    • C.

      Minuscule

    • D.

      Verisimilitude

    • E.

      Purview

    Correct Answer
    A. Lachrymose
  • 16. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the antonyms: impossibility; untruth; falsehood

    • A.

      Verisimilitude

    • B.

      Claque

    • C.

      Obfuscate

    • D.

      Polarize

    • E.

      Bibulous

    Correct Answer
    A. Verisimilitude
    Explanation
    Verisimilitude is the word that most nearly matches the antonyms impossibility, untruth, and falsehood. Verisimilitude refers to the quality of appearing true or real, which is the opposite of impossibility, untruth, and falsehood. The other options - claque, obfuscate, polarize, and bibulous - do not have the same meaning or relationship to the antonyms.

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  • 17. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the antonyms: civility; refinement; nicety; correctness

    • A.

      Microcosm

    • B.

      Claque

    • C.

      Indigenous

    • D.

      Obfuscate

    • E.

      Solecism

    Correct Answer
    E. Solecism
    Explanation
    The word "solecism" most nearly matches the antonyms "civility, refinement, nicety, correctness" because it refers to a grammatical mistake or a breach of etiquette, which goes against the principles of civility, refinement, nicety, and correctness.

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  • 18. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the antonyms: uncharitable; selfish; malevolent; cheap

    • A.

      Eleemosynary

    • B.

      Vassal

    • C.

      Apprise

    • D.

      Obfuscate

    • E.

      Aegis

    Correct Answer
    A. Eleemosynary
    Explanation
    Eleemosynary is the word that most nearly matches the antonyms given in the question. The antonyms provided are uncharitable, selfish, malevolent, and cheap. Eleemosynary means charitable or generous, which is the opposite of uncharitable and selfish. It implies a willingness to help others, which is the opposite of malevolent. Additionally, being eleemosynary suggests being generous with money or resources, which is the opposite of being cheap. Therefore, eleemosynary is the word that best aligns with the given antonyms.

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  • 19. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the antonyms: nicety; refinement; correctness; civility

    • A.

      Bibulous

    • B.

      Obfuscate

    • C.

      Aegis

    • D.

      Lexicon

    • E.

      Solecism

    Correct Answer
    E. Solecism
    Explanation
    The word "solecism" is the best match for the antonyms given in the question because it refers to a mistake or error in language or behavior, which is the opposite of "nicety," "refinement," "correctness," and "civility." The other words listed do not have the same meaning or connotation as the antonyms provided.

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  • 20. 

    Which word MOST NEARLY matches the antonyms: withhold; hide; conceal; dissemble

    • A.

      Apprise

    • B.

      Polarize

    • C.

      Microcosm

    • D.

      Solecism

    • E.

      Lexicon

    Correct Answer
    A. Apprise
    Explanation
    The word "apprise" is the best match for the antonyms of "withhold, hide, conceal, and dissemble" because it means to inform or notify someone. The other options do not have a similar meaning and are not antonyms of the given words.

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