HSPT Vocabulary Practice 2

9 Questions | Total Attempts: 205

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HSPT Quizzes & Trivia

Select the choice that most closely matches the meaning of the underlined word.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Laura's contemptuous attitude made it difficult for her to gain trust of her co-workers.
    • A. 

      Despairing

    • B. 

      Disdainful

    • C. 

      Secretive

    • D. 

      Despondent

    • E. 

      Gleeful

  • 2. 
    After weeks of intense fighting, the enemy capitulated.
    • A. 

      Was defeated

    • B. 

      Retreated

    • C. 

      Counterattacked

    • D. 

      Was captured

    • E. 

      Surrendered

  • 3. 
    The federal judge concurred with the lower court's ruling.
    • A. 

      Conversed about

    • B. 

      Reversed

    • C. 

      Agreed with

    • D. 

      Was concerned about

    • E. 

      Objected to

  • 4. 
    His girlfriend adored his copious hair.
    • A. 

      Shiny

    • B. 

      Chestnut colored

    • C. 

      Abundant

    • D. 

      Wavy

    • E. 

      Unkempt

  • 5. 
    The defendant spoke candidly about his unsavory business consequences.
    • A. 

      Evasively

    • B. 

      Endlessly

    • C. 

      Honestly

    • D. 

      Cautiously

    • E. 

      Reluctantly

  • 6. 
    Alice's mother was frustrated by her circuitous explanation.
    • A. 

      Cogent

    • B. 

      Concise

    • C. 

      Obscure

    • D. 

      Indirect

    • E. 

      Lenghty

  • 7. 
    The new owner thought the redesigned facade would deface the property.
    • A. 

      Improve

    • B. 

      Damage

    • C. 

      Disguise

    • D. 

      Reconfigure

    • E. 

      Renovate

  • 8. 
    After leaving medical school, he dallied with a career in musical composition.
    • A. 

      Diligently pursued

    • B. 

      Considered without seriousness

    • C. 

      Researched requirements for

    • D. 

      Studied for

    • E. 

      Practiced for

  • 9. 
    His parents considered his decision to quit school to be a colossal mistake.
    • A. 

      Permanent

    • B. 

      Stupid

    • C. 

      Inexplicable

    • D. 

      Guileless

    • E. 

      Huge

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