Senior Vocab Unit 4

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  • 1. 

    The _____ for ditching 5th period was to make a quick run for the door in between classes. Which word BEST COMPLETES this sentence?

    • A.

      Bastion

    • B.

      Mordant

    • C.

      Stratagem

    • D.

      Recumbent

    • E.

      Exigency

    Correct Answer
    C. Stratagem
    Explanation
    The word "stratagem" best completes the sentence because it refers to a plan or scheme that is used to achieve a particular goal. In this context, the speaker wanted to make a quick run for the door between classes, so they likely had a plan or strategy in mind to accomplish this.

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  • 2. 

    When a person is on bed-rest and stops using their muscles daily, the muscles move into a state of _____. Which word BEST COMPLETES this sentence?

    • A.

      Atrophy

    • B.

      Incumbent

    • C.

      Pecuniary

    • D.

      Pusillanimous

    • E.

      Asseverate

    Correct Answer
    A. Atrophy
    Explanation
    When a person is on bed-rest and stops using their muscles daily, the muscles move into a state of atrophy. Atrophy refers to the wasting away or decrease in size and strength of muscles due to disuse or lack of exercise. In this context, when the person is immobilized and doesn't use their muscles, they gradually lose muscle mass and become weaker, which is known as muscle atrophy.

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  • 3. 

    Thinking that Robin's strengths could beat WonderWoman's superpowers is a _____ notion! Which word BEST COMPLETES this sentence?

    • A.

      Recumbent

    • B.

      Ludicrous

    • C.

      Asseverate

    • D.

      Flotsam

    • E.

      Mordant

    Correct Answer
    B. Ludicrous
    Explanation
    The word "ludicrous" best completes the sentence because it means something that is absurd or ridiculous. In this context, thinking that Robin's strengths could beat Wonder Woman's superpowers is a ridiculous notion.

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  • 4. 

    The _____ offer to not get eaten by sharks looked good to Robin, who was tied up and dangling above the shark pool. Which word BEST COMPLETES this sentence?

    • A.

      Prepossessing

    • B.

      Asseverate

    • C.

      Exigency

    • D.

      Pecuniary

    • E.

      Incarcerate

    Correct Answer
    A. Prepossessing
    Explanation
    The word "prepossessing" means attractive or appealing. In the context of the sentence, it suggests that the offer to not get eaten by sharks appeared enticing or favorable to Robin, who was in a dangerous situation.

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  • 5. 

    My apartment is in _____; I have junk all over the place and can't hardly walk through! Which word BEST COMPLETES this sentence?  

    • A.

      Disarray

    • B.

      Jocular

    • C.

      Stratagem

    • D.

      Recumbent

    • E.

      Frenetic

    Correct Answer
    A. Disarray
    Explanation
    The word "disarray" best completes the sentence because it fits the context of having junk all over the place and not being able to walk through. "Disarray" means a state of disorder or confusion, which accurately describes the situation described in the sentence.

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  • 6. 

    Bozo the Clown was such a _____ fellow. Which word BEST COMPLETES this sentence?

    • A.

      Grouse

    • B.

      Stratagem

    • C.

      Exigency

    • D.

      Jocular

    • E.

      Pecuniary

    Correct Answer
    D. Jocular
    Explanation
    The word "jocular" means humorous or playful. In the given sentence, it is implied that Bozo the Clown had a lighthearted and funny personality. Therefore, "jocular" is the best word to complete the sentence, as it accurately describes Bozo's character.

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  • 7. 

    Once the dog got off the leash, his behavior was _____ and he was running around everywhere.  Which word BEST COMPLETES this sentence?

    • A.

      Stratagem

    • B.

      Frenetic

    • C.

      Grouse

    • D.

      Glean

    • E.

      Consummate

    Correct Answer
    B. Frenetic
    Explanation
    The word "frenetic" means frantic or frenzied. In the context of the sentence, it suggests that the dog's behavior became chaotic and energetic after getting off the leash, as it started running around everywhere.

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  • 8. 

    The _____ that supported healthier meals on campus won and were able to incorporate vegetarian meals into the menu. Which word BEST COMPLETES this sentence?  

    • A.

      Nettle

    • B.

      Bastion

    • C.

      Ludicrous

    • D.

      Frenetic

    • E.

      Pecuniary

    Correct Answer
    B. Bastion
    Explanation
    The word "bastion" best completes the sentence because it means a stronghold or a place of protection. In the context of the sentence, it suggests that the group advocating for healthier meals on campus was successful in their efforts and were able to incorporate vegetarian meals into the menu as a result.

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  • 9. 

    In the movie Titanic, people were seen hanging on to the _____ in order to stay afloat. Which word BEST COMPLETES this sentence?

    • A.

      Incumbent

    • B.

      Glean

    • C.

      Disarray

    • D.

      Bastion

    • E.

      Flotsam

    Correct Answer
    E. Flotsam
    Explanation
    In the movie Titanic, people were seen hanging on to the flotsam in order to stay afloat. Flotsam refers to floating debris or wreckage from a ship, which would have been readily available in the water after the sinking of the Titanic.

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  • 10. 

    When Superman is faced with cryptonite, he moves into a state of _____, which requires him to struggle to be strong. Which word BEST COMPLETES this sentence?

    • A.

      Glean

    • B.

      Mordant

    • C.

      Exigency

    • D.

      Stratagem

    • E.

      Incumbent

    Correct Answer
    C. Exigency
    Explanation
    When Superman is faced with cryptonite, he moves into a state of exigency, which requires him to struggle to be strong.

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  • 11. 

    The little brother liked to _____ that his older sister got all the special treatment, even though he just got the brand new dirtbike. Which word BEST COMPLETES this sentence?

    • A.

      Grouse

    • B.

      Nettle

    • C.

      Asseverate

    • D.

      Exigency

    • E.

      Pusillanimous

    Correct Answer
    A. Grouse
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "grouse". This word means to complain or grumble, which fits the context of the sentence. The little brother likes to complain that his older sister gets special treatment, even though he himself has a brand new dirtbike.

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  • 12. 

    The decision that I was to clean the kitchen every day was deemed _____, as there were many ants crawling around.  Which word BEST COMPLETES this sentence?

    • A.

      Glean

    • B.

      Ludicrous

    • C.

      Concord

    • D.

      Prepossessing

    • E.

      Incumbent

    Correct Answer
    E. Incumbent
    Explanation
    The word "incumbent" best completes the sentence. "Incumbent" means necessary or obligatory, implying that the decision to clean the kitchen every day was necessary due to the presence of ants.

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  • 13. 

    When the cat ate my grandmother's parakeet we felt the need to _____ her for her behavior. Which word BEST COMPLETES this sentence?

    • A.

      Nettle

    • B.

      Frenetic

    • C.

      Ludicrous

    • D.

      Incarcerate

    • E.

      Recumbent

    Correct Answer
    D. Incarcerate
    Explanation
    The word "incarcerate" is the best choice to complete the sentence because it means to imprison or confine someone as a punishment for their behavior. In this context, the cat's action of eating the grandmother's parakeet is seen as a misbehavior, and the family feels the need to punish or confine the cat for its actions.

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  • 14. 

    The _____ knight didn't know how to fight dragons or how to ask pretty milkmaids to go a 'courtin'. Which word BEST COMPLETES this sentence?

    • A.

      Bastion

    • B.

      Frenetic

    • C.

      Glean

    • D.

      Pusillanimous

    • E.

      Disarray

    Correct Answer
    D. Pusillanimous
    Explanation
    The word "pusillanimous" best completes the sentence because it means lacking courage or timid. The sentence suggests that the knight is not brave or courageous enough to fight dragons or approach milkmaids.

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  • 15. 

    Jack had to stay in a _____ position once he fell down and broke his crown. Which word BEST COMPLETES this sentence

    • A.

      Incarcerate

    • B.

      Incumbent

    • C.

      Recumbent

    • D.

      Exigency

    • E.

      Ludicrous

    Correct Answer
    C. Recumbent
    Explanation
    After Jack fell down and broke his crown, he had to stay in a recumbent position. This means that he had to lie down or recline, as recumbent refers to a position of rest or relaxation. The other options are not suitable in this context. "Incarcerate" means to imprison, which does not fit the situation. "Incumbent" means necessary or obligatory, which is not relevant to Jack's position. "Exigency" refers to an urgent need or demand, which is not applicable here. "Ludicrous" means ridiculous or absurd, which is also not appropriate in this context.

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