Lesson 7: Weeks 19, 20, & 21 Just The Right Word

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Lesson 7:  Weeks 19, 20, & 21 Just The Right Word - Quiz


Improve the sentences by replacing the bold phrase and selecting a word to fit the context of the sentence.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    I am making an earnest request to you not to get involved in their quarrel.

    • A.

      Haughty

    • B.

      Beseech

    • C.

      Pluck

    • D.

      Rapture

    Correct Answer
    B. Beseech
    Explanation
    The word "beseech" means to earnestly request or implore someone. In the given sentence, the speaker is making a sincere plea or request to the listener not to get involved in a quarrel. This implies that the speaker is asking the listener to refrain from participating in the argument or conflict. Therefore, "beseech" is the correct answer as it accurately captures the meaning and context of the sentence.

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  • 2. 

    The feeling of great joy and love in the faces of the bride and groom was captured in the wedding photographs. 

    • A.

      Rapture

    • B.

      Revelry

    • C.

      Gratification

    • D.

      Consternation

    Correct Answer
    A. Rapture
    Explanation
    The word "rapture" means a feeling of intense joy or delight. In the given sentence, it is mentioned that the wedding photographs captured the feeling of great joy and love on the faces of the bride and groom. Therefore, "rapture" is the best fit as it accurately describes the intense joy and love expressed by the couple. "Revelry" refers to lively and noisy festivities, which may not necessarily capture the specific emotions of the bride and groom. "Gratification" refers to satisfaction or fulfillment, which may not convey the same level of intensity as "rapture". "Consternation" means feelings of anxiety or dismay, which is the opposite of the joyful emotions described in the sentence.

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  • 3. 

    Imagine being able to buy a plane ticket to Tahiti on a sudden wish to something out of the ordinary! 

    • A.

      Lavish

    • B.

      Garland

    • C.

      Impetuous

    • D.

      Whim

    Correct Answer
    D. Whim
    Explanation
    The word "whim" is the correct answer because it aligns with the context of the sentence. The sentence suggests that someone wants to buy a plane ticket to Tahiti on a sudden wish or desire to do something out of the ordinary. "Whim" refers to a sudden or impulsive desire or decision, which fits perfectly in this scenario. The other options - "lavish," "garland," and "impetuous" - do not convey the same meaning as "whim" and are therefore incorrect.

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  • 4. 

    Parents do not have to show they care by giving in to every wish of their children. 

    • A.

      Lavish

    • B.

      Privilege

    • C.

      Gratify

    • D.

      Beseech

    Correct Answer
    C. Gratify
    Explanation
    Parents do not have to show they care by giving in to every wish of their children. The word "gratify" means to fulfill or satisfy someone's desires or wishes. This suggests that parents should not feel obligated to fulfill every wish of their children in order to demonstrate their care. Instead, they can show their love and care through other means such as setting boundaries, teaching discipline, and providing guidance.

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  • 5. 

     I felt that I was being given a speciall favor when my parents let me borrow the car for the first time.

    • A.

      Pondered

    • B.

      Plucked

    • C.

      Prostrated

    • D.

      Privileged

    Correct Answer
    D. Privileged
    Explanation
    The word "privileged" means being given a special advantage or favor that others may not have. In the given sentence, the speaker feels that they are being given a special favor by their parents when they are allowed to borrow the car for the first time. This implies that the speaker feels fortunate and grateful for this opportunity, suggesting that the word "privileged" accurately describes their feelings in this situation.

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  • 6. 

     Getting back on a horse after taking a bad fall takes a lot of courage.

    • A.

      Consternation

    • B.

      Pluck

    • C.

      Revelry

    • D.

      Whim

    Correct Answer
    B. Pluck
    Explanation
    Pluck means courage or determination. In the given context, it is mentioned that getting back on a horse after taking a bad fall takes a lot of courage. Therefore, pluck is the correct answer as it aligns with the idea of having the courage to overcome a difficult situation.

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  • 7. 

     The student gave a great deal of deep thought to the question before replying.

    • A.

      Beseeched

    • B.

      Pondered

    • C.

      Consternation

    • D.

      Gratification

    Correct Answer
    B. Pondered
    Explanation
    The word "pondered" means to think deeply or carefully about something. In the given context, the student is described as giving a great deal of deep thought to the question before replying. Therefore, "pondered" is the most appropriate word that accurately describes the action of the student in considering the question before responding.

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  • 8. 

     The pizza at Saracino's is pleasing to the taste.

    • A.

      Lavish

    • B.

      Whim

    • C.

      Delectable

    • D.

      Impetuous

    Correct Answer
    C. Delectable
    Explanation
    The word "delectable" means delicious or extremely pleasing to the taste. Therefore, the statement "The pizza at Saracino's is delectable" means that the pizza at Saracino's is very tasty and enjoyable to eat.

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  • 9. 

     The new government offices are so much more luxurious than is necessary that reporters were shocked at the waste of taxpayer's money.

    • A.

      Lavish

    • B.

      Delectable

    • C.

      Rapture

    • D.

      Whim

    Correct Answer
    A. Lavish
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "lavish". This word is used to describe something that is extremely luxurious or extravagant. In the given sentence, it is mentioned that the new government offices are more luxurious than necessary, indicating that they are lavish. The word "lavish" accurately conveys the idea of excessive expenditure and wastefulness, which is evident from the phrase "shocked at the waste of taxpayer's money".

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  • 10. 

     We were lying stretched out flat on the ground from exhaustion after our long trek.

    • A.

      Consternation

    • B.

      Haughty

    • C.

      Prostrate

    • D.

      Ponder

    Correct Answer
    C. Prostrate
    Explanation
    The word "prostrate" means lying flat on the ground, especially in a position of exhaustion or submission. In this context, the sentence describes the speaker and others being physically exhausted and lying flat on the ground. Therefore, "prostrate" is the correct answer.

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