Vocabulary Workshop: Diagnostic Test Of P.18 & P.19, Level F Attempt # 2

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  • 1. 

    A state of bedlam

    • A.

      Disclipline

    • B.

      Dreaminess

    • C.

      Disorder

    • D.

      Peace

    Correct Answer
    C. Disorder
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "disorder." This is because "a state of bedlam" implies chaos, confusion, and lack of order. Therefore, "disorder" is the most suitable word that aligns with the given description.

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  • 2. 

    An erudite study

    • A.

      Breeze

    • B.

      Prestigious

    • C.

      Dull

    • D.

      Scholarly

    Correct Answer
    D. Scholarly
    Explanation
    The word "erudite" suggests that the study is characterized by extensive knowledge and learning. "Scholarly" is the best fit because it also implies a deep understanding and expertise in a particular field of study. "Breeze" and "dull" do not convey the same level of intellectual rigor and depth. "Prestigious" may imply that the study is highly regarded, but it does not necessarily indicate the scholarly nature of the study.

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  • 3. 

    concoct a story

    • A.

      Listen to

    • B.

      Expose

    • C.

      Make up

    • D.

      Confirm

    Correct Answer
    C. Make up
    Explanation
    The phrase "concoct a story" means to create or invent a story, usually with the intention of deceiving or misleading others. "Make up" has a similar meaning, as it also refers to creating or inventing something, in this case, a story. Therefore, "make up" is the correct answer as it is synonymous with "concoct a story".

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  • 4. 

    transient interests

    • A.

      Long-lasting

    • B.

      Ardent

    • C.

      Scholarly

    • D.

      Temporary

    Correct Answer
    D. Temporary
    Explanation
    The term "transient" refers to something that is temporary or short-lived. Therefore, the correct answer, "temporary," aligns with the meaning of "transient interests." It suggests that the interests being discussed are not long-lasting or enduring, but rather temporary in nature.

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  • 5. 

    scurrilous rumors

    • A.

      Abusive

    • B.

      Well-informed

    • C.

      False

    • D.

      Interesting

    Correct Answer
    A. Abusive
    Explanation
    The phrase "scurrilous rumors" suggests that the rumors being referred to are not only false but also offensive or damaging in nature. The word "abusive" aligns with this meaning, as it implies the use of language or behavior that is harmful, insulting, or offensive. Therefore, "abusive" is the most suitable choice to describe the nature of the rumors mentioned.

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  • 6. 

    unwieldy packages

    • A.

      Valuable

    • B.

      Bulky

    • C.

      Option 3

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    B. Bulky
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "bulky" because the term "unwieldy packages" implies that the packages are large, heavy, and difficult to manage or handle. The word "bulky" is synonymous with these characteristics, making it the most appropriate choice.

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  • 7. 

    Suffer from ennui

    • A.

      Boredome

    • B.

      Fever

    • C.

      Tension

    • D.

      Fear

    Correct Answer
    A. Boredome
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "boredom." Ennui is a French term that refers to a feeling of dissatisfaction or weariness caused by a lack of interest or excitement. It is often associated with a sense of boredom or apathy. Therefore, the word "boredom" is the most appropriate choice to describe the state of suffering from ennui.

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  • 8. 

    An infraction of a regulation 

    • A.

      Violation

    • B.

      Enactment

    • C.

      Enforcement

    • D.

      Author

    Correct Answer
    A. Violation
    Explanation
    The term "violation" refers to an act of breaking or disregarding a regulation. It implies that someone has committed an infraction or offense by not adhering to the rules or laws in place. This term is commonly used in legal and regulatory contexts to describe actions that are considered unlawful or against established norms. Therefore, "violation" is the most suitable term among the given options to describe an infraction of a regulation.

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  • 9. 

    impugn my sincerity

    • A.

      Praise

    • B.

      Question

    • C.

      Describe

    • D.

      Imitate

    Correct Answer
    B. Question
    Explanation
    The phrase "impugn my sincerity" means to doubt or challenge someone's honesty or genuineness. In this context, if someone were to "question" your sincerity, it would mean that they are doubting your honesty or genuineness. Therefore, "question" is the correct answer as it best aligns with the meaning of the given phrase.

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  • 10. 

    propensity for dangerous pursuits

    • A.

      Desire

    • B.

      Inclination

    • C.

      Distaste

    • D.

      Dream

    Correct Answer
    B. Inclination
    Explanation
    The word "inclination" means a tendency or preference towards something. In the context of the given options, "a propensity for dangerous pursuits" suggests that the person has a natural inclination or tendency towards engaging in risky activities. This aligns with the meaning of "inclination" as it denotes a leaning or preference towards a particular behavior or activity.

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  • 11. 

    His torpid reactions

    • A.

      Logical

    • B.

      Erratic

    • C.

      Quick

    • D.

      Sluggish

    Correct Answer
    D. Sluggish
    Explanation
    The word "torpid" suggests a lack of energy or activity. When someone has torpid reactions, it means their responses are slow and lacking in enthusiasm. The word "sluggish" best captures this meaning, as it implies a slow and lethargic nature. Therefore, "sluggish" is the correct answer that aligns with the given description.

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  • 12. 

    commiserate with us

    • A.

      Sympathize

    • B.

      Eat

    • C.

      Discuss

    • D.

      Travel

    Correct Answer
    A. Sympathize
    Explanation
    The phrase "commiserate with us" suggests that the speaker is looking for someone to understand and share in their feelings of distress or sorrow. The word "sympathize" accurately conveys this meaning, as it means to feel or express compassion or understanding for someone else's situation. The other options, such as "eat," "discuss," and "travel," do not accurately capture the intended meaning of the phrase.

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  • 13. 

    precipitate a crisis in the governement

    • A.

      Foresaw

    • B.

      Prevented

    • C.

      Analyzed

    • D.

      Caused

    Correct Answer
    A. Foresaw
    Explanation
    The word "foresaw" means to predict or anticipate something before it happens. In the context of the question, if someone "foresaw" a crisis in the government, it means they were able to predict or anticipate the crisis before it actually occurred. This suggests that they had insight or foresight into the situation, allowing them to prepare or take necessary actions to mitigate the crisis. Therefore, "foresaw" is the correct answer as it best fits the meaning and context of the given statement.

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  • 14. 

    Nothing but drivel

    • A.

      Nonsense

    • B.

      Light rain

    • C.

      Soil

    • D.

      Pollution

    Correct Answer
    A. Nonsense
    Explanation
    The phrase "nothing but drivel" means that the given term or statement is meaningless or without any value. "Nonsense" is a word that perfectly fits this description as it refers to something that lacks logic or sense. Therefore, "nonsense" is the correct answer in this context.

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  • 15. 

    abominate all forms of injustice

    • A.

      Study

    • B.

      Loathe

    • C.

      Abolish

    • D.

      Fear

    Correct Answer
    B. Loathe
    Explanation
    The word "abominate" means to hate or detest intensely. Similarly, the word "loathe" also means to feel intense disgust or hatred towards something. Both words convey a strong negative sentiment. Therefore, "loathe" is the correct answer as it is the closest in meaning to "abominate" and aligns with the idea of strongly disliking or hating all forms of injustice.

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  • 16. 

    An anomalous solution

    • A.

      Safe

    • B.

      Dangerous

    • C.

      Embarrassing

    • D.

      Abnormal

    Correct Answer
    D. Abnormal
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "abnormal". Anomalous means deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected. Therefore, an anomalous solution would be considered abnormal. The other options, safe, dangerous, and embarrassing, do not accurately describe the meaning of anomalous.

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  • 17. 

    heinous deed

    • A.

      Charitable

    • B.

      Wicked

    • C.

      Childish

    • D.

      Effective

    Correct Answer
    B. Wicked
    Explanation
    The word "wicked" is the correct answer because it best describes a heinous deed. "Wicked" implies a deliberate intention to do harm or evil, which aligns with the negative connotation of a heinous deed. "Charitable" and "effective" have positive connotations and do not accurately describe a heinous deed. "Childish" is unrelated to the concept of a heinous deed. Therefore, "wicked" is the most suitable choice.

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  • 18. 

    motley crew

    • A.

      Frightened

    • B.

      Musical

    • C.

      Variegated

    • D.

      Incompetent

    Correct Answer
    C. Variegated
    Explanation
    The term "variegated" means having different colors or patterns. In the context of the given options, "a motley crew" refers to a group of people who are diverse or varied in some way. Therefore, "variegated" is the correct answer as it best describes the diverse composition of the motley crew.

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  • 19. 

    Remain irresolute

    • A.

      Wavering

    • B.

      Determined

    • C.

      Uncontrolled

    • D.

      Alert

    Correct Answer
    A. Wavering
    Explanation
    The word "wavering" means to be uncertain or indecisive. It suggests a lack of determination or a tendency to change one's mind easily. This is the best fit among the given options as it is the opposite of being resolute or determined. The other options do not convey the same meaning as "wavering." Therefore, "wavering" is the correct answer.

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  • 20. 

    The epitome of the scholarly professor

    • A.

      Embodiment

    • B.

      Career

    • C.

      Prestige

    • D.

      Knowledge

    Correct Answer
    A. Embodiment
    Explanation
    The word "embodiment" means a perfect or typical example of something. In this context, it refers to someone who perfectly represents or exemplifies the qualities and characteristics of a scholarly professor. The term "epitome" further emphasizes this idea of being the best or most representative example. The other options, such as "career," "prestige," and "knowledge," may be associated with a scholarly professor, but they do not capture the essence of being the perfect embodiment of one.

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  • 21. 

    Omit the lurid details

    • A.

      Unimportant

    • B.

      Repetitious

    • C.

      Complicated

    • D.

      Sensational

    Correct Answer
    D. Sensational
    Explanation
    The phrase "omit the lurid details" suggests that the details being referred to are explicit, shocking, or scandalous in nature. The word "lurid" typically implies something sensational or sensationalized. Therefore, the correct answer is "sensational," as it best captures the idea of removing or excluding these attention-grabbing and potentially disturbing details.

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  • 22. 

    simulate interest

    • A.

      Destroy

    • B.

      Pretend

    • C.

      Create

    • D.

      Ignore

    Correct Answer
    B. Pretend
    Explanation
    The word "simulate" means to pretend or imitate something. Therefore, the correct answer is "pretend" as it is a synonym for "simulate".

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  • 23. 

    Anonymous rumors and innuendoes

    • A.

      Insinuations

    • B.

      Lawsuits

    • C.

      Editorials

    • D.

      Compliments

    Correct Answer
    A. Insinuations
    Explanation
    Insinuations refers to indirect or subtle suggestions or hints, often with negative connotations. In the context of the given options, anonymous rumors, innuendoes, and editorials can all involve insinuations as they may contain implied or veiled accusations or criticisms. Lawsuits, on the other hand, involve legal actions and may not necessarily involve insinuations. Compliments are positive statements and do not involve any form of insinuation. Therefore, the correct answer is insinuations.

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  • 24. 

    elicit a response

    • A.

      Reject

    • B.

      Deny

    • C.

      Explain

    • D.

      Draw out

    Correct Answer
    D. Draw out
    Explanation
    To elicit a response means to provoke or extract a response from someone. Reject means to refuse or decline something. Deny means to refuse to admit or acknowledge something. Explain means to make something clear or understandable. Draw out means to extract or bring forth information or a response from someone. Among the given options, draw out is the most suitable term that means to extract or provoke a response from someone.

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  • 25. 

    flout her expressed wishes

    • A.

      Ignore

    • B.

      Obey

    • C.

      Back up

    • D.

      Dislike

    Correct Answer
    A. Ignore
    Explanation
    The phrase "flout her expressed wishes" suggests that someone is openly disregarding or showing disrespect towards the wishes that she has clearly stated. The word "ignore" accurately captures this meaning, as it implies not paying attention to or disregarding someone's wishes or commands. Therefore, "ignore" is the correct answer in this context.

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  • 26. 

    The soporific effect of the drug

    • A.

      Narcotic

    • B.

      Hallucinogenic

    • C.

      Stimulant

    • D.

      Laxative

    Correct Answer
    A. Narcotic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "narcotic" because a soporific effect refers to something that causes drowsiness or sleepiness. Narcotics are substances that have sedative effects on the central nervous system, leading to sleepiness or a state of unconsciousness. Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that the drug mentioned in the question has a soporific effect, making "narcotic" the most appropriate answer.

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  • 27. 

    castigate the students

    • A.

      Address

    • B.

      Appeal to

    • C.

      Listen

    • D.

      Rebuke

    Correct Answer
    D. Rebuke
    Explanation
    The word "castigate" means to criticize or reprimand severely, often with the intention of correcting behavior. "Rebuke" also means to express sharp disapproval or criticism towards someone's actions. Therefore, "rebuke" is the correct answer as it is the most appropriate synonym for "castigate" in the given context of criticizing or reprimanding the students.

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  • 28. 

    assuage her feelings

    • A.

      Arouse

    • B.

      Redirect

    • C.

      Allay

    • D.

      Hide

    Correct Answer
    C. Allay
    Explanation
    The word "allay" means to calm or soothe. In the context of the phrase "assuage her feelings," it suggests that the person wants to alleviate or ease the negative emotions that the woman is experiencing. The other options, "arouse," "redirect," and "hide," do not convey the same meaning and would not be appropriate in this context.

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  • 29. 

    An equitable arrangement 

    • A.

      Fair

    • B.

      Uncomfortable

    • C.

      Lucrative

    • D.

      Tiresome

    Correct Answer
    A. Fair
    Explanation
    The term "equitable" refers to something that is fair and just. Therefore, an "equitable arrangement" implies a fair and balanced agreement or deal. The other options such as uncomfortable, lucrative, and tiresome do not align with the meaning of equitable, as they do not convey the concept of fairness.

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  • 30. 

    expurgate a play

    • A.

      Analyze

    • B.

      Censor

    • C.

      Produce

    • D.

      Develop

    Correct Answer
    B. Censor
    Explanation
    The word "expurgate" means to remove or edit content that is considered inappropriate or offensive. In the context of a play, expurgating would involve censoring or removing certain scenes, dialogues, or elements that may be deemed objectionable. Therefore, the correct answer is "censor," as it directly relates to the act of expurgating a play by removing or altering content that may be considered offensive or inappropriate.

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