English 12 Vocab 2 Quiz

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English 12 Vocab 2


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  • 1. 

    Decrease in size.

    • A.

      Inane

    • B.

      Wane

    • C.

      Tepid

    • D.

      Peruse

    • E.

      Exhort

    Correct Answer
    B. Wane
    Explanation
    Wane means to decrease or become smaller, usually in size, strength, or intensity. This explains the given correct answer "Wane" as it directly relates to the concept of decrease in size.

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  • 2. 

    Read; Look fairly attentively; Study

    • A.

      Inane

    • B.

      Wane

    • C.

      Tepid

    • D.

      Peruse

    • E.

      Exhort

    Correct Answer
    D. Peruse
    Explanation
    Peruse means to read or examine something carefully and attentively. It suggests a level of thoroughness and attention to detail. In the context of the given options, "peruse" is the most appropriate word because it aligns with the idea of looking attentively and studying, as stated in the prompt. The other options do not convey the same level of careful examination or study. Therefore, "peruse" is the correct answer.

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  • 3. 

    Lacking significance or sense; pointless;silly insipid 

    • A.

      Inane

    • B.

      Wane

    • C.

      Tepid

    • D.

      Peruse

    • E.

      Exhort

    Correct Answer
    A. Inane
    Explanation
    The word "inane" means lacking significance or sense, being pointless or silly. It describes something that is insipid or lacking in substance. This word is the best fit for the given definition, as the other options do not convey the same meaning. "Wane" means to decrease or diminish, "tepid" means lukewarm or lacking enthusiasm, "peruse" means to read or examine carefully, and "exhort" means to strongly encourage or urge.

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  • 4. 

    Moderately warm; lukewarm

    • A.

      Inane

    • B.

      Wane

    • C.

      Tepid

    • D.

      Peruse

    • E.

      Exhort

    Correct Answer
    C. Tepid
    Explanation
    The word "tepid" means moderately warm or lukewarm. This fits with the given phrase "moderately warm; lukewarm." "Inane," "wane," "peruse," and "exhort" do not have the same meaning as "tepid," so they are not the correct answer. Therefore, the correct answer is "tepid."

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  • 5. 

    Arouse by words; advise strongly urge

    • A.

      Inane

    • B.

      Wane

    • C.

      Tepid

    • D.

      Peruse

    • E.

      Exhort

    Correct Answer
    E. Exhort
    Explanation
    Exhort means to strongly urge or advise someone to do something. The word "arouse" in the question suggests that the correct answer should be a word that conveys a strong urging or advising. "Inane" means silly or foolish, "wane" means to decrease or decline, "tepid" means lukewarm or unenthusiastic, and "peruse" means to read or examine carefully. None of these words fit the meaning of "arouse by words" or "advise strongly urge" except for "exhort," making it the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    Thrust aside with disdain or contempt; reject

    • A.

      Spurn

    • B.

      Despicable

    Correct Answer
    A. Spurn
    Explanation
    The word "spurn" means to reject or dismiss with disdain or contempt. It implies a strong sense of disdain or contempt towards the thing or person being rejected. "Spurn" is a fitting answer because it aligns with the definition provided and accurately describes the action of thrusting aside with disdain or contempt.

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  • 7. 

    Worthy of contempt; contemptible 

    • A.

      Spurn

    • B.

      Despicable

    Correct Answer
    B. Despicable
    Explanation
    Despicable is the correct answer because it means deserving contempt or disgust. It accurately describes something or someone as contemptible or worthy of strong disapproval. "Worthy of contempt" in the question is a clue that points to the meaning of despicable.

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  • 8. 

    Fixed pay for services; salary; regular; allowance awarded; a scholarship winner

    • A.

      Stipend

    • B.

      Finicky

    Correct Answer
    A. Stipend
    Explanation
    A stipend refers to a fixed pay or regular allowance awarded to someone for their services or as a scholarship winner. It is often given to support living expenses or to cover the costs of education or research. The word "stipend" accurately fits the description provided in the question, making it the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    Excessively particular or fastidious; difficult to please; fussy

    • A.

      Stipend

    • B.

      Finicky

    Correct Answer
    B. Finicky
    Explanation
    Finicky means excessively particular or fastidious, and difficult to please. This term describes someone who is very picky or fussy about small details and has high standards. They may be hard to satisfy and often have specific preferences. The word "stipend" refers to a fixed regular payment, usually given as a salary or allowance. Therefore, the correct answer is "Finicky" as it aligns with the given definition.

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  • 10. 

    Cinematography- art of making a motion picture

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement "Cinematography is the art of making a motion picture" is true. Cinematography refers to the visual aspect of filmmaking, including the camera work, lighting, composition, and overall visual design. It involves making creative decisions on how to capture and present the moving images on screen, enhancing the storytelling and creating a specific mood or atmosphere. The cinematographer plays a crucial role in translating the director's vision into visually compelling and engaging shots, making cinematography an integral part of the filmmaking process.

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  • 11. 

    Specialized skill or technical knowledge; know-how; expertness

    Correct Answer
    Expertise
    expertise
    Explanation
    The answer is "expertise" because it refers to specialized skill or technical knowledge, know-how, and expertness. Expertise is the level of proficiency and expertise someone has in a particular field or subject. It implies that the person has a deep understanding and mastery of the subject matter, making them an expert in that area.

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  • 12. 

    Brazen boldness; nerve

    Correct Answer
    Gall
    gall
  • 13. 

    Close watch over a person, group or area; supervision

    Correct Answer
    Surveillance
    surveillance
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "surveillance" or "surveillance". Surveillance refers to the act of closely monitoring or observing a person, group, or area, typically for the purpose of gathering information or ensuring security. It involves keeping a close watch and maintaining supervision over the subject of surveillance.

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  • 14. 

    Brawl; fight

    Correct Answer
    Scuffle
    scuffle
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "scuffle" because it is a synonym for "brawl" and "fight". Both words refer to a physical altercation or conflict between individuals. "Scuffle" can be used to describe a brief and often disorganized fight, typically involving a small number of people. Therefore, "scuffle" is the appropriate answer in this context.

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  • 15. 

    Compensate for loss, damage, or injury, reimburse repay

    Correct Answer
    Indemnify
    indemnify
    Explanation
    The word "indemnify" means to compensate someone for any loss, damage, or injury they have suffered. It also refers to the act of reimbursing or repaying someone for any expenses or costs they have incurred. In this context, the word "indemnify" is repeated twice, which emphasizes its meaning and reinforces the idea of providing compensation or repayment.

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