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  • 1. 
    Palpability
    • A. 

      Can be felt touched, understood 

    • B. 

      Commonplace trite unremarkable 

    • C. 

      Boldness brashness intrepidness 

    • D. 

      Timorous

  • 2. 
    Torpid
    • A. 

      Muddy having the sediment stirred up 

    • B. 

      Twisting force causing rotation 

    • C. 

      Sleeping sluggish lethargic dormant 

    • D. 

      Bending twisting 

  • 3. 
    Pulchritude
    • A. 

      Extreme poverty 

    • B. 

      Great wealth

    • C. 

      Laziness 

    • D. 

      Physical beauty; comeliness.

  • 4. 
    Sedulous
    • A. 

      Persevering 

    • B. 

      Incitement of discontent or rebellion against a government

    • C. 

      Willing to believe or trust too readily, esp. without proper or adequate evidence; gullible

    • D. 

      A space in which a spectator or patron may sit; accommodation for sitting, as in a theater or stadium.

  • 5. 
    Syllogism
    • A. 

      A representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms; figurative treatment of one subject under the guise of another

    • B. 

      A figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared, as in “she is like a rose.”

    • C. 

      An extremely subtle, sophisticated, or deceptive argument.

    • D. 

      One or more written letters or characters representing more or less exactly such an element of speech

  • 6. 
    Clear, transparent, or pellucid, as water, crystal, or air
    • A. 

      Acarpous

    • B. 

      Limpid

    • C. 

      Dainty

    • D. 

      Desuetude

    • E. 

      Sylph

  • 7. 
    A repetition a redundancy
    • A. 

      Dulcet

    • B. 

      Jejune

    • C. 

      Tautology

    • D. 

      Oneirism

  • 8. 
    Keenness of mental perception and understanding; discernment; penetration.
    • A. 

      Stygian

    • B. 

      Abundant/lavish 

    • C. 

      Salubrious

    • D. 

      Perspicacity

  • 9. 
    Excessively ornate swollen or bloated
    • A. 

      Turgid

    • B. 

      Turbid

    • C. 

      Truculent

    • D. 

      Tortuous

  • 10. 
    To relieve or lessen without curing; mitigate; ALLEVIATETo try to mitigate or conceal the gravity of (an offense) by excuses, apologies, etc.; extenuate.
    • A. 

      Palpable

    • B. 

      Heed

    • C. 

      Ebullience

    • D. 

      Palliate

  • 11. 
    Doff
    • A. 

      Cheat, make a fool of 

    • B. 

      Tempt or persuade 

    • C. 

      To throw off; get rid of.

    • D. 

      Banal, everyday 

  • 12. 
    Potentate
    • A. 

      A smug ignorant person one who lacks knowledge 

    • B. 

      Person who lives alone and avoids people 

    • C. 

      A person who fights with the fists; a boxer, usually a professional.

    • D. 

      A person who possesses great power, as a sovereign, monarch, or ruler.

  • 13. 
    Motile
    • A. 

      Agreeably pungent stimulating 

    • B. 

      (Biology) Moving or capable of moving spontaneously

    • C. 

      Diseased, unhealthy

    • D. 

      Varied motley, greatly diversified 

  • 14. 
    protean 
    • A. 

      Pure, faultless 

    • B. 

      Complex 

    • C. 

      Readily assuming different forms or characters; extremely variable.

    • D. 

      Very great number 

  • 15. 
    Bumptious
    • A. 

      Offensively self-assertive

    • B. 

      Incapable of being placated, unpleasable 

    • C. 

      Large, of great weight

    • D. 

      Without sense, foolish.

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    • A. 

      Imprudent

    • B. 

      Apparently good or right though lacking real merit; superficially pleasing or plausible.

    • C. 

      Bad-tempered/quarrelsome 

    • D. 

      Much too high or great