Eastside Prep Vocabulary 2-5

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Test You Knowledge of the Meaning and Use of Words.


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  • 1. 

    No one should be allowed to ____________________ children as they attempt to gain a quality education.

    Explanation
    No one should be allowed to hinder children as they attempt to gain a quality education. The word "hinder" means to obstruct or impede progress or development. In the context of the sentence, it implies that it is unacceptable for anyone to create obstacles or barriers that prevent children from receiving a good education. This suggests that ensuring access to education without hindrance is important for the well-being and development of children.

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  • 2. 

    Although the police yelled and yelled at the suspect, he remained _______________________ in his silence and refused to confess.

    Explanation
    The word "reticent" means inclined to keep one's thoughts, feelings, or personal affairs to oneself. In the given sentence, the suspect is described as remaining "reticent" despite the police yelling at him, indicating that he is choosing to remain silent and not confess.

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  • 3. 

    Wilson flew into a _____________________, yelling and screaming at the boy who knocked the drink from his hand.

    Explanation
    Wilson flew into a tirade, yelling and screaming at the boy who knocked the drink from his hand. A tirade refers to a prolonged outburst of anger or criticism. In this context, Wilson's reaction of yelling and screaming at the boy clearly indicates that he was expressing his anger and frustration in an intense and prolonged manner. Therefore, the word "tirade" accurately describes Wilson's behavior in this situation.

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    Although her classmates doubted her, Camille proved quite _____________________ at creating power point presentations.

    Explanation
    Camille demonstrated her skill and competence in creating power point presentations, despite facing doubt from her classmates. Her ability to handle this task effectively and efficiently suggests that she is adroit in this particular area.

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    Kia reminded her boyfriend that she had made reservations at a very fancy and very expensive restaurant that would require him to dress up display proper _______________________.

    Explanation
    The word "decorum" in this context refers to the proper behavior and etiquette expected at a fancy and expensive restaurant. Kia reminded her boyfriend to dress up and display proper decorum, meaning that he should behave appropriately and adhere to the expected standards of behavior at the restaurant.

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    Willie thought to himself that if he did not ________________________ in the upcoming inning he could actually pitch a perfect game. 

    Explanation
    Willie thought to himself that if he did not make any mistakes or errors in the upcoming inning, he could actually pitch a perfect game.

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  • 7. 

    Calvin was a big star but this did not affect his ___________________________ in supporting local charities.

    Explanation
    Calvin's fame and success did not diminish his generosity and willingness to support local charities. Despite being a big star, he continued to show great largess, meaning he was generous and giving towards those in need.

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    As Pastor Tim began the third hour of his lecture, the students prayed that their next class would be marked by _________________________ instead of the Pastors incessant ramblings. 

    Explanation
    The students prayed for brevity in their next class, hoping for a shorter and more concise lecture instead of the Pastor's continuous ramblings.

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  • 9. 

    Although Jaun had grown up as a skilled pong player in the 1970s, he found his skills in attempting to play today's video games to be rather ____________________.

    Explanation
    Jaun's skills in playing pong, a game popular in the 1970s, did not translate well to today's video games. The word "obsolete" suggests that his skills are no longer relevant or useful in the current gaming landscape.

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  • 10. 

    The students did not allow their teachers to ________________________ to them about their fashion choices; instead they decided to protest against the dress code .

    Explanation
    The word "pontificate" means to express one's opinions in a pompous and dogmatic way. In this context, the students did not want their teachers to lecture or preach to them about their fashion choices. They felt that the teachers were being authoritative and dictating what they should wear, so they decided to protest against the dress code instead.

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