Units 7-9 Vocabulary Test Level E

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Units 7-9 Vocabulary Test Level E


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    At lunchtime, the room rang with the sound of ____________ debates between fans and rival teams.

    • A.

      Reprehensible

    • B.

      Vociferous

    Correct Answer
    B. Vociferous
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "vociferous" because it means loud, noisy, and vehement in expressing one's opinions or feelings. In the given context, the room is filled with debates between fans and rival teams, suggesting a loud and intense atmosphere. Therefore, "vociferous" accurately describes the sound of the debates in the room during lunchtime.

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  • 2. 

    Even in his old age, Thomas Jefferson kept up a ________________ correspondence with important people in both American and abroad.

    • A.

      Voluminous

    • B.

      Turbulent

    Correct Answer
    A. Voluminous
    Explanation
    In his old age, Thomas Jefferson maintained a large and extensive correspondence with important individuals, both in America and abroad. This suggests that his correspondence was extensive in volume, indicating that he wrote and received a significant amount of letters. The word "voluminous" accurately describes the nature of his correspondence, emphasizing its vastness and abundance.

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  • 3. 

    I don’t know which was more _________________ -- making improper use of the money or lying about it later.

    • A.

      Somber

    • B.

      Reprehensible

    Correct Answer
    B. Reprehensible
    Explanation
    The word "reprehensible" fits well in the sentence because it suggests that both making improper use of the money and lying about it later are equally deserving of blame or criticism. It implies that both actions are morally wrong and deserving of condemnation.

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  • 4. 

    It is hard for us to realize that the great men who led our revolution were considered ________________ by the British king.

    • A.

      Renegades

    • B.

      Buffets

    Correct Answer
    A. Renegades
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "renegades". The sentence suggests that the great men who led the revolution were considered as "renegades" by the British king. This implies that these individuals were seen as traitors or rebels in the eyes of the king, indicating their opposition to the British rule.

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  • 5. 

    Instead of trying to help the people who had elected him, he became involved in a ______________ little quarrel about handing out jobs.

    • A.

      Squalid

    • B.

      Extant

    Correct Answer
    B. Extant
    Explanation
    The word "extant" means still in existence or surviving. In the given sentence, it suggests that instead of fulfilling his duty to help the people who elected him, the person became involved in a quarrel about handing out jobs. This implies that the person prioritized his personal interests or conflicts over his responsibility to serve the people. The word "extant" emphasizes the negative aspect of the situation, highlighting the selfish and unproductive nature of the quarrel.

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  • 6. 

    Yes, there is some _________________ between different ethnic and racial groups, but it can be overcome by education and experience.

    • A.

      Apathy

    • B.

      Animosity

    Correct Answer
    B. Animosity
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that there is a certain level of tension or hostility (animosity) between different ethnic and racial groups. However, the statement also indicates that this animosity can be resolved or diminished through education and experience. This implies that by increasing understanding, knowledge, and exposure to different cultures and backgrounds, individuals can overcome their negative feelings and promote harmony among diverse groups.

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  • 7. 

    The head waiter was so ____________________ and self-assured in his manner that we took him for a diplomat.

    • A.

      Suave

    • B.

      Ingenuous

    Correct Answer
    A. Suave
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "suave". This word suggests that the head waiter was sophisticated, charming, and confident in his manner. He exuded a sense of elegance and poise, which led us to mistakenly believe that he had the qualities of a diplomat.

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  • 8. 

    Our Constitution is more than 200 years old; but far from being _______ , it is still a vital, dynamic, and highly practical plan of government.

    • A.

      Compatible

    • B.

      Decrepit

    Correct Answer
    B. Decrepit
    Explanation
    The word "decrepit" means worn out or in a state of disrepair. In the context of the sentence, it suggests that the Constitution is not in a deteriorated or weakened state, but rather still functioning effectively. This is supported by the statement that it is "still a vital, dynamic, and highly practical plan of government." Therefore, "decrepit" is the correct answer as it conveys the opposite meaning of what might be expected for a document that is over 200 years old.

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  • 9. 

    If you can’t _________________ me for my efforts to help you, at least don’t criticize me for not doing everything you wanted.

    • A.

      Deride

    • B.

      Commend

    Correct Answer
    B. Commend
    Explanation
    The word "commend" is the correct answer because it means to praise or express approval for someone's actions or efforts. In the given sentence, the speaker is saying that if the other person cannot praise or appreciate their efforts to help, they should at least refrain from criticizing them for not meeting all of their expectations.

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  • 10. 

    The handful of ______________ students who refuse to obey study hall regulations are violating the rights of the majority.

    • A.

      Recalcitrant

    • B.

      Compatible

    Correct Answer
    A. Recalcitrant
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "recalcitrant." In this sentence, the word "recalcitrant" is used to describe a handful of students who refuse to obey study hall regulations. This word implies that these students are stubbornly resistant to following the rules, and their behavior is seen as a violation of the rights of the majority of students who do follow the regulations.

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  • 11. 

    The teacher decided to ___________________ a corner of the classroom for the collection of student textbooks that were left behind.

    • A.

      Chastise

    • B.

      Allocate

    Correct Answer
    B. Allocate
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "allocate". In this context, "allocate" means to set aside or designate a specific area for a particular purpose. The teacher decided to allocate a corner of the classroom for the collection of student textbooks that were left behind, meaning that they designated a specific area where the textbooks would be kept.

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  • 12. 

    The majority of the group of ninth grade students _______________ when the teacher decided to not count the quiz on which they had done so poorly.

    • A.

      Exulted

    • B.

      Emaciated

    Correct Answer
    A. Exulted
    Explanation
    The word "exulted" means to show great happiness or joy. In this context, it suggests that the majority of the ninth grade students reacted with excitement and happiness when they learned that the teacher would not count the quiz on which they had performed poorly. This implies that they were relieved and pleased to have another chance or to not have their grades affected negatively.

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  • 13. 

    The student’s simple, ________________ expression of appreciation meant more to me than any elaborate, planned tribute I would receive.

    • A.

      Spontaneous

    • B.

      Capricious

    Correct Answer
    A. Spontaneous
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "spontaneous". In this context, the speaker values the student's genuine and unplanned expression of appreciation more than any carefully planned or elaborate tribute. The word "spontaneous" implies that the student's appreciation was sincere and heartfelt, making it more meaningful to the speaker.

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  • 14. 

    The student tries to sound well-informed, but her superficial answers only betrayed her ___________________ knowledge of the epic poem.

    • A.

      Poignant

    • B.

      Sophomoric

    Correct Answer
    B. Sophomoric
    Explanation
    The student's attempt to appear knowledgeable is evident, but her shallow and simplistic answers only reveal her lack of depth and understanding of the epic poem. Her responses are superficial and demonstrate a lack of sophistication or maturity in her understanding of the subject matter.

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  • 15. 

    The teacher refused to show understanding or acceptance of those who ____________________ from what is considered basic, appropriate  manners.

    • A.

      Deviate

    • B.

      Exult

    Correct Answer
    A. Deviate
    Explanation
    The teacher refused to show understanding or acceptance of those who deviate from what is considered basic, appropriate manners. This means that the teacher does not tolerate or accept behavior that goes against the expected norms of manners.

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  • 16. 

    Economical to the point of stinginess

    • A.

      Apprehensive

    • B.

      Suave

    • C.

      Parsimonious

    • D.

      Ingenuous

    Correct Answer
    C. Parsimonious
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "parsimonious". Parsimonious means being economical to the point of stinginess. This implies that the person is excessively frugal and unwilling to spend money. The other options do not convey the same meaning. "Apprehensive" means anxious or fearful, "suave" means charming or sophisticated, and "ingenuous" means innocent or naive. Therefore, "parsimonious" is the best fit for the given description.

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  • 17. 

    Numerous and diverse

    • A.

      Assiduous

    • B.

      Multifarious

    • C.

      Poignant

    • D.

      Extant

    Correct Answer
    B. Multifarious
    Explanation
    The word "multifarious" means having many different parts, elements, or forms. It suggests a wide variety or diversity. In the given list of words, "multifarious" is the only one that aligns with this meaning. "Assiduous" means showing great care and perseverance. "Poignant" means evoking a sense of sadness or regret. "Extant" means still in existence. Therefore, "multifarious" is the correct answer as it is the only word that represents a diverse and numerous nature.

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  • 18. 

    On the spur of the moment

    • A.

      Spontaneous

    • B.

      Reprehensible

    • C.

      Extant

    • D.

      Turbulent

    Correct Answer
    A. Spontaneous
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "spontaneous." This is because the phrase "on the spur of the moment" means to do something without planning or thinking about it beforehand, and "spontaneous" means exactly that - happening or done in a natural, impulsive way without any prior thought or preparation. Therefore, "spontaneous" is the most suitable word that captures the meaning of the given phrase.

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  • 19. 

    Out- of-date

    • A.

      Gnarled

    • B.

      Turbulent

    • C.

      Reprehensible

    • D.

      Obsolete

    Correct Answer
    D. Obsolete
    Explanation
    The word "obsolete" means that something is no longer in use or no longer relevant. It suggests that something has become outdated or has been replaced by newer and more advanced alternatives. In the context of the given options, "obsolete" is the most appropriate term to describe something that is out-of-date. It implies that the thing in question is no longer useful or effective due to advancements or changes in technology, society, or other factors.

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  • 20. 

    A state of uncertainty or puzzlement

    • A.

      Condolence

    • B.

      Rancor

    • C.

      Apathy

    • D.

      Quandary

    Correct Answer
    D. Quandary
    Explanation
    The word "quandary" means a state of uncertainty or puzzlement. It suggests that the person is facing a difficult situation or problem and is unsure about what to do or how to proceed. In this context, "condolence" refers to expressing sympathy, "rancor" means bitterness or resentment, and "apathy" refers to a lack of interest or concern. These words do not convey the same meaning as "quandary," which is why they are not the correct answer.

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  • 21. 

    A noisy celebration

    • A.

      Allocation

    • B.

      Consecration

    • C.

      Revel

    • D.

      Deviate

    Correct Answer
    C. Revel
    Explanation
    The word "revel" means to engage in lively and noisy festivities or celebrations. Therefore, "a noisy celebration" is a suitable explanation for the word "revel".

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  • 22. 

    All skin and bones

    • A.

      Suave

    • B.

      Emaciated

    • C.

      Corrosive

    • D.

      Squalid

    Correct Answer
    B. Emaciated
    Explanation
    The word "emaciated" means extremely thin or weak due to illness or lack of food. "All skin and bones" is a phrase commonly used to describe someone who is very thin or undernourished. Therefore, "emaciated" is the correct answer as it best captures the meaning of being extremely thin or skeletal.

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  • 23. 

    Said of a lawn mower that is difficult to start

    • A.

      Compatible

    • B.

      Somber

    • C.

      Recalcitrant

    • D.

      Ardent

    Correct Answer
    C. Recalcitrant
    Explanation
    Recalcitrant means stubborn or resistant to control or authority. In the context of a lawn mower that is difficult to start, recalcitrant can be used to describe the mower's uncooperative behavior. It implies that despite efforts and attempts, the mower is not responding or complying with the user's intentions or commands. Therefore, recalcitrant is an appropriate term to describe a lawn mower that is difficult to start.

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  • 24. 

    Divvy up the chores

    • A.

      Implicate

    • B.

      Allocate

    • C.

      Waive

    • D.

      Deride

    Correct Answer
    B. Allocate
    Explanation
    To "divvy up the chores" means to distribute or assign the tasks or responsibilities. "Allocate" is the correct answer because it means to distribute or assign something for a specific purpose. It aligns perfectly with the given phrase and conveys the idea of dividing the chores among individuals. "Implicate" means to show someone's involvement or connection to something, "waive" means to give up a right or claim, and "deride" means to mock or ridicule. None of these words accurately capture the meaning of "divvy up the chores" as "allocate" does.

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  • 25. 

    Lay to rest

    • A.

      Stultify

    • B.

      Deviate

    • C.

      Obviate

    • D.

      Inter

    Correct Answer
    D. Inter
    Explanation
    The word "inter" means to bury a dead body or to place someone in a grave. This is the correct answer because it is the only word that relates to the concept of laying someone to rest. The other options do not have any connection to this meaning.

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  • 26. 

    Choose the word from the list provided that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the vocabulary word in the given phrase. rewarded for their behavior

    • A.

      Assiduous

    • B.

      Capricious

    • C.

      Omnipotent

    • D.

      Chastise

    • E.

      Deviate from

    Correct Answer
    D. Chastise
    Explanation
    The word "chastise" means to criticize or punish someone for their behavior. In contrast, being "rewarded for their behavior" implies that someone is being praised or given something positive as a result of their actions. Therefore, the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to "rewarded for their behavior" is "chastise".

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  • 27. 

    Choose the word from the list provided that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the vocabulary word in the given phrase. known to be a lackadaisical student

    • A.

      Assiduous

    • B.

      Capricious

    • C.

      Omnipotent

    • D.

      Chastise

    • E.

      Deviate from

    Correct Answer
    A. Assiduous
    Explanation
    The word "assiduous" means showing great care, attention, and effort in one's work or duties. In contrast, someone who is known to be a lackadaisical student is lazy, unmotivated, and lacks diligence. Therefore, "assiduous" is the most nearly opposite in meaning to the given phrase.

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  • 28. 

    Choose the word from the list provided that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the vocabulary word in the given phrase. steadfast in one’s affections

    • A.

      Assiduous

    • B.

      Capricious

    • C.

      Omnipotent

    • D.

      Chastise

    • E.

      Deviate from

    Correct Answer
    B. Capricious
    Explanation
    The word "steadfast" means being loyal and unwavering in one's affections. The word "capricious" means unpredictable and impulsive, often changing one's mind or behavior without reason. Therefore, "capricious" is the most nearly opposite in meaning to "steadfast in one's affections".

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  • 29. 

    Choose the word from the list provided that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the vocabulary word in the given phrase. ruled by feeble monarchs

    • A.

      Assiduous

    • B.

      Capricious

    • C.

      Omnipotent

    • D.

      Chastise

    • E.

      Deviate from

    Correct Answer
    C. Omnipotent
    Explanation
    The phrase "ruled by feeble monarchs" suggests that the monarchs in power were weak and lacking in power or authority. The word "omnipotent" means having unlimited power or authority. Therefore, "omnipotent" is the most nearly opposite in meaning to the vocabulary word in the given phrase.

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  • 30. 

    Choose the word from the list provided that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the vocabulary word in the given phrase. abide by the rules of the game

    • A.

      Assiduous

    • B.

      Capricious

    • C.

      Omnipotent

    • D.

      Chastise

    • E.

      Deviate from

    Correct Answer
    E. Deviate from
    Explanation
    The phrase "abide by the rules of the game" suggests following or adhering to the rules. The word "deviate from" means to depart or stray from a set course or standard. Therefore, "deviate from" is the most nearly opposite in meaning to "abide by the rules of the game."

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  • 31. 

    Choose the word from the list provided that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the vocabulary word in the given phrase. a man with unpolished manners

    • A.

      Stultifies

    • B.

      Recalcitrant

    • C.

      Suave

    • D.

      Multifarious

    • E.

      Apprehensive

    Correct Answer
    C. Suave
    Explanation
    The word "suave" means sophisticated, charming, and polished. In contrast, the phrase "a man with unpolished manners" suggests someone who lacks refinement and social grace. Therefore, "suave" is the most nearly opposite in meaning to the given phrase.

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  • 32. 

    Choose the word from the list provided that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the vocabulary word in the given phrase. behaved in a very confident manner

    • A.

      Stultifies

    • B.

      Recalcitrant

    • C.

      Suave

    • D.

      Multifarious

    • E.

      Apprehensive

    Correct Answer
    E. Apprehensive
    Explanation
    The word "apprehensive" means to feel anxious or fearful about something. In contrast, someone who behaves in a very confident manner is self-assured and not fearful. Therefore, the word "suave" is the most nearly opposite in meaning to "apprehensive."

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  • 33. 

    Choose the word from the list provided that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the vocabulary word in the given phrase. a homogeneous class

    • A.

      Stultifies

    • B.

      Recalcitrant

    • C.

      Suave

    • D.

      Multifarious

    • E.

      Apprehensive

    Correct Answer
    D. Multifarious
    Explanation
    The word "homogeneous" means that all the elements or parts of something are similar or the same. Therefore, the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to "homogeneous" would be "multifarious," which means having many different parts or forms. "Multifarious" implies diversity or variety, while "homogeneous" implies uniformity or sameness.

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  • 34. 

    Choose the word from the list provided that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the vocabulary word in the given phrase. a thoroughly cooperative individual

    • A.

      Stultifies

    • B.

      Recalcitrant

    • C.

      Suave

    • D.

      Multifarious

    • E.

      Apprehensive

    Correct Answer
    B. Recalcitrant
    Explanation
    The word "recalcitrant" means resistant to authority or control, while the phrase "a thoroughly cooperative individual" implies someone who is willing to work together and follow instructions. Therefore, the word "recalcitrant" is the most nearly opposite in meaning to the given phrase.

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  • 35. 

    Choose the word from the list provided that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the vocabulary word in the given phrase. an atmosphere that stimulates inquiry

    • A.

      Stultifies

    • B.

      Recalcitrant

    • C.

      Suave

    • D.

      Multifarious

    • E.

      Apprehensive

    Correct Answer
    A. Stultifies
    Explanation
    The word "stultifies" means to hinder or impede intellectual or creative activity. The phrase "an atmosphere that stimulates inquiry" suggests a positive and encouraging environment that fosters curiosity and exploration. Therefore, the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to "stultifies" would be "stimulates."

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  • 36. 

    Choose the word from the list provided that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the vocabulary word in the given phrase. a prolonged period of calm weather

    • A.

      Interred

    • B.

      Voluminous

    • C.

      Extant

    • D.

      Turbulent

    • E.

      Reprehensible

    Correct Answer
    D. Turbulent
    Explanation
    The phrase "a prolonged period of calm weather" suggests that the weather is peaceful and stable. The word "turbulent" is the most nearly opposite in meaning as it indicates a state of unrest, disturbance, or chaos.

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  • 37. 

    Choose the word from the list provided that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the vocabulary word in the given phrase. an extinct flightless bird

    • A.

      Interred

    • B.

      Voluminous

    • C.

      Extant

    • D.

      Turbulent

    • E.

      Reprehensible

    Correct Answer
    C. Extant
    Explanation
    The word "extant" means still in existence or surviving. In the given phrase, "an extinct flightless bird," the word "extinct" indicates that the bird no longer exists. Therefore, the word "extant" is the most nearly opposite in meaning to "extinct" as it refers to something that is still in existence.

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  • 38. 

    Choose the word from the list provided that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the vocabulary word in the given phrase. took brief notes during the meeting

    • A.

      Interred

    • B.

      Voluminous

    • C.

      Extant

    • D.

      Turbulent

    • E.

      Reprehensible

    Correct Answer
    B. Voluminous
    Explanation
    The word "voluminous" means large in size or quantity. In the given phrase, the person took brief notes during the meeting, indicating that the notes were not extensive or large in volume. Therefore, the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to "voluminous" would be "brief" or "concise."

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  • 39. 

    Choose the word from the list provided that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the vocabulary word in the given phrase. exhumed the victim’s body

    • A.

      Interred

    • B.

      Voluminous

    • C.

      Extant

    • D.

      Turbulent

    • E.

      Reprehensible

    Correct Answer
    A. Interred
    Explanation
    The word "exhumed" means to dig up or remove a buried body from the ground. The opposite of this action would be to bury or inter the body. Therefore, the word "interred" is the most nearly opposite in meaning to "exhumed."

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  • 40. 

    Choose the word from the list provided that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the vocabulary word in the given phrase. a truly meritorious policy

    • A.

      Interred

    • B.

      Voluminous

    • C.

      Extant

    • D.

      Turbulent

    • E.

      Reprehensible

    Correct Answer
    E. Reprehensible
    Explanation
    The word "reprehensible" means deserving of criticism or blame. In contrast, the phrase "a truly meritorious policy" suggests that the policy is deserving of praise or recognition. Therefore, "reprehensible" is the most nearly opposite in meaning to the given phrase.

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  • 41. 

    Identify the correct connotation of the following vocabulary word. + = positive - = negative 0 = neutral MARTINET

    • A.

      +

    • B.

      -

    • C.

      0

    Correct Answer
    B. -
    Explanation
    The correct connotation for the word "martinet" is negative. A "martinet" refers to a strict, authoritarian, or disciplinarian person who enforces rules with excessive severity or rigidness. This term often carries a negative implication, suggesting someone who is harsh, inflexible, and uncompromising.

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  • 42. 

    Identify the correct connotation of the following vocabulary word. + = positive - = negative 0 = neutral APATHY

    • A.

      +

    • B.

      -

    • C.

      0

    Correct Answer
    B. -
    Explanation
    The correct connotation of the word "apathy" is negative. Apathy refers to a lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern about something. It implies a sense of indifference or disinterest, which is generally seen as negative because it suggests a lack of engagement or motivation.

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  • 43. 

    Identify the correct connotation of the following vocabulary word. + = positive - = negative 0 = neutral CONSECRATE

    • A.

      +

    • B.

      -

    • C.

      0

    Correct Answer
    A. +
    Explanation
    The correct connotation of the word "CONSECRATE" is positive. This word typically carries a positive meaning as it refers to the act of dedicating or setting something apart for a sacred purpose. It implies reverence, sanctification, and a special significance, which are generally seen as positive attributes.

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  • 44. 

    Identify the correct connotation of the following vocabulary word. + = positive - = negative 0 = neutral ASSIDUOUS

    • A.

      +

    • B.

      -

    • C.

      0

    Correct Answer
    A. +
    Explanation
    The correct connotation of the word "assiduous" is positive. This means that it is associated with qualities such as diligence, perseverance, and hard work.

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  • 45. 

    Identify the correct connotation of the following vocabulary word. + = positive - = negative 0 = neutral OMNIPOTENT

    • A.

      +

    • B.

      -

    • C.

      0

    Correct Answer
    A. +
    Explanation
    The correct connotation of the word "omnipotent" is positive. This word refers to having unlimited power or authority, which is generally seen as a positive trait. It suggests strength, control, and the ability to accomplish anything.

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  • 46. 

    Identify the correct connotation of the following vocabulary word. + = positive - = negative 0 = neutral AMEND

    • A.

      +

    • B.

      -

    • C.

      0

    Correct Answer
    C. 0
    Explanation
    The correct connotation of the word "amend" is neutral. The word does not inherently carry a positive or negative meaning, but rather refers to making changes or revisions to something. It is a neutral term that simply indicates a modification or improvement, without any inherent judgment.

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  • 47. 

    Identify the correct connotation of the following vocabulary word. + = positive - = negative 0 = neutral EXULTED

    • A.

      +

    • B.

      -

    • C.

      0

    Correct Answer
    A. +
    Explanation
    The correct connotation of the word "EXULTED" is positive. This word indicates a feeling of extreme happiness, joy, or triumph. It suggests a sense of elation and celebration, which is why it is associated with a positive connotation.

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  • 48. 

    Identify the correct connotation of the following vocabulary word. + = positive - = negative 0 = neutral ALLOCATED

    • A.

      +

    • B.

      -

    • C.

      0

    Correct Answer
    C. 0
    Explanation
    The correct connotation of the word "allocated" is neutral. The word does not inherently carry a positive or negative meaning, but rather refers to the act of distributing or assigning something, without indicating whether it is a positive or negative action.

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  • 49. 

    Identify the correct connotation of the following vocabulary word. + = positive - = negative 0 = neutral DERIDED

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      +

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    Correct Answer
    B. -
    Explanation
    The correct connotation of the word "DERIDED" is negative. This word typically carries a negative meaning as it refers to mocking, ridiculing, or making fun of someone or something. It implies a disrespectful and scornful attitude towards the subject, which is why the negative connotation is appropriate.

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  • 50. 

    Identify the correct connotation of the following vocabulary word. + = positive - = negative 0 = neutral SOPHOMORIC

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      +

    • B.

      -

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    Correct Answer
    B. -
    Explanation
    The correct connotation of the word "sophomoric" is negative. This word is often used to describe behavior or ideas that are immature, foolish, or lacking in sophistication. It suggests a lack of experience or wisdom, and is generally seen as a negative characteristic.

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