# Practice Test Speak Vocab #2

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• 1.

### ________________________ - not even; unbalanced

• A.

Mayhem

• B.

Indoctrination

• C.

Asymetrical

• D.

Symetrical

C. Asymetrical
Explanation
The word "asymmetrical" means not having symmetry or balance. It is the opposite of "symmetrical," which means having equal proportions on both sides. In this context, the word "asymmetrical" is used to describe something that is not even or balanced. Therefore, it is the correct answer to the given question.

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• 2.

### ________________________ - even on both sides; proportional

• A.

Mayhem

• B.

Symetrical

• C.

Asymetrical

• D.

Delinquency

B. Symetrical
Explanation
The correct answer is "symmetrical." Symmetrical means that something is balanced and the same on both sides. In this context, it suggests that whatever is being described has equal or proportional characteristics on both sides. The other options, "mayhem," "asymmetrical," and "delinquency," do not convey the idea of balance or proportionality.

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• 3.

### ________________________ - motion ; propelling momentum; motion that is kept moving

• A.

Momentum

• B.

Vulnerable

• C.

Vesper

• D.

Imbecile

A. Momentum
Explanation
Momentum refers to the force or power gained by a moving object. It is the product of an object's mass and its velocity. Momentum is a measure of how difficult it is to stop an object in motion. In this context, the given words - vulnerable, vesper, and imbecile - do not relate to motion or propelling momentum. Therefore, the correct answer is momentum.

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• 4.

### ________________________ - women who fight for the rights of other women

• A.

Deliquent

• B.

Demented

• C.

Suffragette

• D.

Imbecile

C. Suffragette
Explanation
A suffragette is a term used to describe women who fight for the rights of other women. They were particularly active in the early 20th century, advocating for women's right to vote. The term is derived from the word "suffrage," which refers to the right to vote. Suffragettes played a crucial role in the women's suffrage movement, organizing protests, demonstrations, and advocating for equal rights.

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• 5.

### ________________________ - evening services; the beginning of evening

• A.

Vespers

• B.

Mayhem

• C.

Conundrum

• D.

Interim

A. Vespers
Explanation
Vespers refers to evening services or the beginning of the evening. It is a term commonly used in Christian liturgical traditions to describe the evening prayer service. The other options, such as mayhem, conundrum, and interim, do not have any relevance to evening services or the beginning of the evening. Therefore, vespers is the correct answer.

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• 6.

### ________________________ - beaten or worn down

• A.

• B.

Blather

• C.

Wombat

• D.

Battered

D. Battered
Explanation
The word "battered" means to be beaten or worn down. This word accurately describes something that has been physically damaged or worn out due to repeated use or abuse. It can also be used metaphorically to describe someone who has been emotionally or mentally worn down.

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• 7.

### ________________________ - crime or injury; causing injury

• A.

Mayhem

• B.

Blather

• C.

Wombat

• D.

Xenographic

A. Mayhem
Explanation
Mayhem is the correct answer because it refers to a state of chaos, disorder, or violent confusion. It specifically relates to a crime or injury that causes serious harm or injury. The other options, blather, wombat, and xenographic, do not have any connection to crime or injury.

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• 8.

### ________________________ - afraid of immigrants or aliens

• A.

Harried

• B.

Orient

• C.

Demented

• D.

Xenophobic

D. XenopHobic
Explanation
The word "xenophobic" refers to being afraid of immigrants or aliens. This means that someone who is xenophobic has a fear or hatred towards people from other countries or cultures. The other options, such as "harried," "orient," and "demented," do not have the same meaning or connotation as xenophobic. Therefore, the correct answer is xenophobic.

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• 9.

### ________________________ - easily wounded; one who could be hurt easily.

• A.

Vulnerable

• B.

Asylum

• C.

Imbecile

• D.

Conundrum

A. Vulnerable
Explanation
The word "vulnerable" means easily wounded or susceptible to harm. It describes someone who could be hurt easily or is in a position where they can be easily taken advantage of or harmed.

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• 10.

### Choose the correct etymology for the following word: Mayhem

• A.

Latin

• B.

Greek

• C.

English

• D.

Old French

D. Old French
Explanation
The correct etymology for the word "mayhem" is Old French. Mayhem originated from the Old French word "mahein" which means "injury" or "maim." This word was then borrowed into English, retaining its meaning of violent or chaotic behavior resulting in severe harm or destruction.

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• 11.

### Choose the correct etymology for the following word: Blather

• A.

Latin

• B.

Greek

• C.

Old Nordic

• D.

Old Icelandic

D. Old Icelandic
Explanation
The correct etymology for the word "blather" is Old Icelandic. This means that the word originated from the Old Icelandic language.

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• 12.

### Choose the correct etymology for the following word: Xenographic

• A.

Latin

• B.

Greek

• C.

Old English

• D.

Hebrew

B. Greek
Explanation
The word "Xenographic" is derived from Greek. The prefix "xeno-" means foreign or strange, and the suffix "-graphic" refers to writing or recording. Therefore, "xenographic" can be understood as the act of writing or recording something foreign or strange. This etymology aligns with the meaning of the word and its Greek roots, making Greek the correct answer.

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• 13.

### Choose the correct etymology for the following word: demented

• A.

Latin

• B.

Greek

• C.

Hebrew

• D.

English

A. Latin
Explanation
The correct etymology for the word "demented" is Latin. Etymology refers to the origin and historical development of a word, and in this case, "demented" comes from the Latin word "dementis," which means "out of one's mind" or "insane." This Latin root accurately reflects the meaning of the word in English, which refers to someone who is mentally disturbed or irrational.

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• 14.

### Choose the correct etymology for the following word: Vesper

• A.

Greek

• B.

Latin

• C.

English

• D.

Old Icelandic

B. Latin
Explanation
The correct etymology for the word "Vesper" is Latin. This is because "Vesper" is derived from the Latin word "vespera," which means "evening" or "dusk." In Latin, "vesper" specifically refers to the evening star, Venus. This etymology is supported by the fact that "Vesper" is often used to refer to the evening prayer service in certain Christian denominations, which takes place at sunset.

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• 15.

### Choose the part of speech that matches the following word: Asymmetrical

• A.

Noun

• B.

Verb

• C.

• D.

Explanation
"Asymmetrical" describes something that is not symmetrical or balanced. It is used to modify nouns and provide more information about their characteristics or qualities. Therefore, "Adjective" is the correct part of speech for the word "Asymmetrical".

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• 16.

### Choose the part of speech that matches the following word: Momentum

• A.

Noun

• B.

Verb

• C.

• D.

A. Noun
Explanation
The word "momentum" is a noun. It refers to the quantity of motion of a moving object, measured as a product of its mass and velocity. It is not a verb, adjective, or adverb, as it does not describe an action, quality, or manner.

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• 17.

### Choose the part of speech that matches the following word: vulnerable

• A.

Noun

• B.

Verb

• C.

• D.

Explanation
The word "vulnerable" is an adjective that describes someone or something that is susceptible to harm or attack. It does not indicate a person, place, thing, or idea, which would be a noun. It also does not express an action, which would be a verb. Additionally, it does not modify a verb, adjective, or another adverb, which would be an adverb. Therefore, the correct part of speech for "vulnerable" is an adjective.

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• 18.

### Choose the part of speech that matches the following word: conundrum

• A.

Noun

• B.

Verb

• C.

• D.

A. Noun
Explanation
The word "conundrum" is a noun that refers to a difficult or confusing problem or question. It is not a verb, adjective, or adverb, as it does not describe an action, quality, or manner.

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