(S) Units 1-3 Test

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(S) Units 1-3 Test


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  • 1. 
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  • 2. 
    Choose the word that BEST fits the definition below. a hint, indirect suggestion, or reference 
    • A. 

      Aplomb

    • B. 

      Innuendo

    • C. 

      Sangfroid

    • D. 

      Inadvertent

  • 3. 
    Choose the word that BEST fits the definition below. existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously. 
    • A. 

      Meritorious

    • B. 

      Stringent

    • C. 

      Callow

    • D. 

      Nominal

  • 4. 
    Choose the word that BEST fits the definition below. to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance 
    • A. 

      Ingratiate

    • B. 

      Intercede

    • C. 

      Jaded

    • D. 

      Tenuous

  • 5. 
    Choose the word that BEST fits the definition below.  the modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact with those of another
    • A. 

      Drivel

    • B. 

      Provincial

    • C. 

      Acculturation

    • D. 

      Lassitude

  • 6. 
    Choose the word that BEST fits the definition below. to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench 
    • A. 

      Infringe

    • B. 

      Inveigh

    • C. 

      Expedite

    • D. 

      Assuage

  • 7. 
    Choose the word that BEST fits the definition below. a summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality 
    • A. 

      Epitome

    • B. 

      Lassitude

    • C. 

      Ferment

    • D. 

      Umbrage

  • 8. 
    Choose the word that BEST fits the definition below. to make a pretense of, imitate; to show the outer signs of  
    • A. 

      Simulate

    • B. 

      Expostulate

    • C. 

      Ameliorate

    • D. 

      Exhort

  • 9. 
    Choose the word that BEST fits the definition below. pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas 
    • A. 

      Petulant

    • B. 

      Lurid

    • C. 

      Bombastic

    • D. 

      Hackneyed

  • 10. 
    Choose the word that BEST fits the definition below. to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute 
    • A. 

      Occult

    • B. 

      Enjoin

    • C. 

      Transcend

    • D. 

      Ascribe

  • 11. 
    Choose the word that BEST fits the definition below. decline decay, deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence 
    • A. 

      Decadence

    • B. 

      Approbation

    • C. 

      Interloper

    • D. 

      Proclivity

  • 12. 
    Choose the word that BEST fits the definition below. to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end 
    • A. 

      Expostulate

    • B. 

      Exhort

    • C. 

      Wheedle

    • D. 

      Expiate

  • 13. 
    Choose the word that BEST fits the definition below. used so often as to lack freshness and originality 
    • A. 

      Lurid

    • B. 

      Hackneyed

    • C. 

      Intrinsic

    • D. 

      Aplomb

  • 14. 
    Choose the word that BEST fits the definition below. to violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds 
    • A. 

      Permeate

    • B. 

      Infringe

    • C. 

      Assuage

    • D. 

      Commiserate

  • 15. 
    Choose the word that BEST fits the definition below. excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression or earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily, pliable 
    • A. 

      Elicit

    • B. 

      Unctuous

    • C. 

      Stringent

    • D. 

      Seditious

  • 16. 
    Choose the word that BEST fits the definition below. composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances 
    • A. 

      Adventitious

    • B. 

      Sangfroid

    • C. 

      Lassitude

    • D. 

      Decadence

  • 17. 
    Choose the word that BEST fits the definition below. a gap, opening, break (in the sense of having an element missing)
    • A. 

      Hiatus

    • B. 

      Coalition

    • C. 

      Drivel

    • D. 

      Proclivity

  • 18. 
    Choose the word that BEST fits the definition below. without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise; without feathers 
    • A. 

      Umbrage

    • B. 

      Petulant

    • C. 

      Callow

    • D. 

      Tenuous

  • 19. 
    Choose the word that BEST fits the definition below. to rise above or beyond, exceed
    • A. 

      Transcend

    • B. 

      Simulate

    • C. 

      Peculate

    • D. 

      Abominate

  • 20. 
    Choose the word that BEST fits the definition below. to direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit 
    • A. 

      Enjoin

    • B. 

      Intercede

    • C. 

      Precipitate

    • D. 

      Occult

  • 21. 
    Choose the word that BEST fits the definition below. wearied, worn-out, dulled (in the sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence)
    • A. 

      Bombastic

    • B. 

      Adventitious

    • C. 

      Unctuous

    • D. 

      Jaded

  • 22. 
    Choose the word that BEST completes the sentence below. After much debate, the Political Club finally granted ________________________ for Leah to be President. 
    • A. 

      Innuendo

    • B. 

      Lassitude

    • C. 

      Approbation

    • D. 

      Acculturation

  • 23. 
    Choose the word that BEST completes the sentence below. The Civil War is considered one of the most ______________ wars in American history, as it was the bloodiest and most gruesome. 
    • A. 

      Abominate

    • B. 

      Lurid

    • C. 

      Callow

    • D. 

      Petulant

  • 24. 
    Choose the word that BEST completes the sentence below. ​The various community organizations formed a ___________________ to lobby against parking laws. 
    • A. 

      Sangfroid

    • B. 

      Hiatus

    • C. 

      Coalition

    • D. 

      Epitome

  • 25. 
    Choose the word that BEST completes the sentence below. ​Though hurt by his ____________ language, I had to admit some of his points were valid. 
    • A. 

      Intrinsic

    • B. 

      Vitriolic

    • C. 

      Unctuous

    • D. 

      Meritorious

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