TOEFL Vocabulary List 3

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Practice with a vocabulary set using the prefixes: ambi/amphi, ep/epi,hypo/hyp, poly,and dis


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The oil continues to leak into the Gulf of Mexico at a high rate.  The ecology officials believe that the large layer of oil on top of the water will _____________ in a few weeks.
    • A. 

      Dissension

    • B. 

      Diffraction

    • C. 

      Dissipate

  • 2. 
    The art museum director said that the art show  is not _____________.   She explains that “Some of the paintings are visually exciting, some decorative, and some socially critical.”
    • A. 

      Homogeneous

    • B. 

      Homonym

    • C. 

      Polychromatic

  • 3. 
    The fireman pulled a man out of the half-frozen lake.  "The water is very cold--it wouldn't take long for _______________ to set in him.  He's lucky to be alive," said the fireman.
    • A. 

      Homophone

    • B. 

      Hypocrisy

    • C. 

      Hypothermia

  • 4. 
    I have the most vivid and real dreams.  Everything I see is _____________  unlike some people who only dream in black and white
    • A. 

      Ephemeral

    • B. 

      Diffraction

    • C. 

      Polychromatic

  • 5. 
    The ________________ nature of flowers reminds us of Buddha's teaching that all things are impermanent, and we should value what we have now, and live in the present.
    • A. 

      Epiphyte

    • B. 

      Ephemeral

    • C. 

      Polychromatic

  • 6. 
    The new video by Drake has been released and it's amazing.  Still, the ending is somewhat _________________.  I won't spoil it, but after you watch it, tell us who you think gets killed?
    • A. 

      Ambiguous

    • B. 

      Ephemeral

    • C. 

      Hypocrisy

  • 7. 
    Instructors and staff members at the university asked at the University board members about pay cuts.  There was ____________________ and dissatisfaction by the instructors and staff after the meeting.  Many  instructors were upset.
    • A. 

      Dissipate

    • B. 

      Diffraction

    • C. 

      Dissension

  • 8. 
    Chicago is a _______________ city. You can buy gas speaking only Polish, order in restaurants with Italian and buy Mexican food speaking Spanish.
    • A. 

      Polyglot

    • B. 

      Polyphony

    • C. 

      Polymer

  • 9. 
    The crying woman bent and read the ______________ on her husband's gravestone:"Earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal."
    • A. 

      Epithet

    • B. 

      Epitaph

    • C. 

      Epiphyte

  • 10. 
    Some famous  ___________ are: Catherine the Great, Ivan the Terrible, John the Baptist, Alexander the Great, Joan of Arc, Richard the Lionhearted and His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
    • A. 

      Epiphytes

    • B. 

      Epitaphs

    • C. 

      Epithets

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