Level H, Unit 3

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  • 1. 

    Fill in the blank: The old man tried to ____________ the farmer out of his savings.

    • A.

      Cozen

    • B.

      Macrocosm

    • C.

      Mountebank

    • D.

      Persiflage

    Correct Answer
    A. Cozen
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "cozen". This means that the old man attempted to deceive or trick the farmer in order to obtain his savings.

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  • 2. 

    A synonym for persiflage could be:

    • A.

      Water

    • B.

      Crying

    • C.

      Banter

    • D.

      Container

    Correct Answer
    C. Banter
    Explanation
    Persiflage refers to light-hearted, playful, and teasing conversation. Banter, which is the correct answer, is a synonym for persiflage as it also refers to playful and witty conversation. The other options, water, crying, and container, do not have the same meaning as persiflage.

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  • 3. 

    Fill in the blank: The _____________ support gave the program the additional funds it needed to survive.

    • A.

      Virtuoso

    • B.

      Enclave

    • C.

      Forte

    • D.

      Ancillary

    Correct Answer
    D. Ancillary
    Explanation
    The word "ancillary" means providing additional support or assistance. In the given sentence, the "ancillary" support refers to the support that provided the program with the extra funds it required to continue existing. This support played a crucial role in helping the program survive by offering the necessary financial resources.

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  • 4. 

    Is the vocabulary word used correctly in the following sentence: The water seeped through the interstices in the submerged ice house.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The vocabulary word "interstices" is used correctly in the sentence. Interstices refer to the small gaps or spaces between objects or within a structure. In this sentence, it is describing the gaps or spaces in the submerged ice house through which the water seeped. Therefore, the word is used appropriately to convey the idea of small openings or spaces.

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  • 5. 

    Answer with what you think is appropriate: Should Huck Finn be bowdlerized?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Yes
    B. No
  • 6. 

    An antonym (word of the opposite meaning) for "enclave" could be:

    • A.

      Sanctuary

    • B.

      Donut

    • C.

      Wilderness

    • D.

      Hut

    Correct Answer
    C. Wilderness
    Explanation
    The word "enclave" refers to a small, distinct area or group that is surrounded by a larger or different one. An antonym for this would be "wilderness," which signifies a vast, uninhabited, and uncultivated area. While "sanctuary" could also be considered as an antonym, it typically implies a place of refuge or safety rather than a distinct and isolated area. "Donut" and "hut" do not possess opposite meanings to "enclave" and are unrelated to the concept of a distinct area or group.

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  • 7. 

    Fill in the blank: Vocabulary quizzes are my ______________.

    • A.

      Bowdlerize

    • B.

      Forte

    • C.

      Macrocosm

    • D.

      Quizzical

    Correct Answer
    B. Forte
    Explanation
    The word "forte" means a person's strong suit or area of expertise. Therefore, saying that vocabulary quizzes are someone's "forte" implies that they are particularly skilled or knowledgeable in that area.

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  • 8. 

    Fill in the blank: The lawyer worked pro bono, giving his advice _____________.

    • A.

      Gratis

    • B.

      Condescend

    • C.

      Icon

    • D.

      Forte

    Correct Answer
    A. Gratis
    Explanation
    The lawyer worked pro bono, giving his advice gratis. This means that the lawyer provided his advice for free, without charging any fees.

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  • 9. 

    Is the vocabulary word used correctly in the following sentence: Due to the councilman's rapacity, the YMCA lost all its funding in order to channel money to building a new mall in the town for revenue

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    Yes, the vocabulary word "rapacity" is used correctly in the sentence. "Rapacity" means greed or excessive desire for wealth. In the sentence, it suggests that the councilman's greed or desire for money led to the YMCA losing its funding, which was then redirected towards building a new mall for generating revenue.

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  • 10. 

    Is the vocabulary word used correctly in the following sentence: The virtuoso fell on the floor but I picked it up and put it back on the plate in honor of the 5 second rule.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The vocabulary word "virtuoso" is not used correctly in the sentence. A virtuoso refers to a person who is highly skilled or talented in a particular field, typically in music or art. In the given sentence, it is not appropriate to use the word "virtuoso" to describe an inanimate object like "it".

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  • 11. 

    A synonym for "huckster" or "charlatan" is

    • A.

      Persiflage

    • B.

      Icon

    • C.

      Mountebank

    • D.

      Plethora

    Correct Answer
    C. Mountebank
    Explanation
    A synonym for "huckster" or "charlatan" is "mountebank". A mountebank refers to a person who deceives others, often by pretending to have skills or knowledge that they do not possess. This term is commonly used to describe someone who tricks or scams others for personal gain.

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  • 12. 

    Fill in the blank: The ____________ to the saint of lost children was heartbreaking in its sincerity.

    • A.

      Interstice

    • B.

      Cozen

    • C.

      Paean

    • D.

      Schism

    Correct Answer
    C. Paean
    Explanation
    The word "paean" means a song or expression of joy, praise, or triumph. In this context, the sentence suggests that the response or tribute to the saint of lost children was deeply moving and heartfelt in its sincerity. The use of the word "heartbreaking" indicates that the response was filled with intense emotion, possibly reflecting the pain and longing associated with lost children. Therefore, the correct answer is "paean."

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  • 13. 

    An antonym (word with the opposite meaning) for pragmatic is:

    • A.

      Frivolous

    • B.

      Thoughtful

    • C.

      Copper

    • D.

      Hardworking

    Correct Answer
    A. Frivolous
    Explanation
    The word "pragmatic" refers to being practical, sensible, and focused on achieving practical results. The antonym (opposite) of pragmatic would be "frivolous," which means lacking seriousness or importance, not having a serious purpose, or being trivial. While "thoughtful" is a word with a different meaning, it does not directly convey the opposite meaning of pragmatic. "Copper" and "hardworking" are unrelated words and do not have opposite meanings to pragmatic.

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  • 14. 

    Is the vocabulary word used correctly in the following sentence: There was a plethora of serious requirements for completing the certification process to become a rocket scientist at NASA.

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    A. Yes
    Explanation
    The vocabulary word "plethora" is used correctly in the sentence. It means an abundance or excess of something, and in this case, it is used to describe the large number or multitude of serious requirements for completing the certification process to become a rocket scientist at NASA. Therefore, the sentence accurately conveys that there were numerous and significant requirements for achieving the certification.

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  • 15. 

    Fill in the blank: Due to the animosity between the two cities, a _____________ grew over time between the neighboring boroughs of Springfield and Longmeadow.

    • A.

      Schism

    • B.

      Persiflage

    • C.

      Ancillary

    • D.

      Therapeutic

    Correct Answer
    A. Schism
    Explanation
    The word "schism" is the correct answer because it refers to a division or split caused by a strong disagreement or conflict. In this context, the animosity between the two cities led to a growing division between the neighboring boroughs of Springfield and Longmeadow. The word accurately conveys the idea of a deep and lasting divide between the two communities.

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  • 16. 

    Fill in the blank: When the dog noticed the gate was open, he stood there with a ____________ look on his face.

    • A.

      Schism

    • B.

      Condescend

    • C.

      Quizzical

    • D.

      Gratis

    Correct Answer
    C. Quizzical
    Explanation
    The word "quizzical" means expressing confusion or curiosity. In this context, when the dog noticed the open gate, he stood there with a quizzical look on his face, suggesting that he was puzzled or unsure about what to do next.

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