Vocabulary Level D Unit 10

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A synonym for extemporaneous is:

    • A.

      Damage

    • B.

      Lazy

    • C.

      Spontaneous

    • D.

      Present

    • E.

      Practiced

    Correct Answer
    C. Spontaneous
    Explanation
    The word "extemporaneous" refers to something that is done or spoken without preparation. The synonym "spontaneous" also means something that is done or said in the spur of the moment, without any prior planning or preparation. Therefore, "spontaneous" is a suitable synonym for "extemporaneous".

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  • 2. 

    His crime was so ____________ even the police were surprised.

    • A.

      Obtrusive

    • B.

      Despicable

    • C.

      Diminutive

    • D.

      Mire

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Despicable
    Explanation
    The word "despicable" means extremely bad or deserving of contempt. In this context, it suggests that the crime committed was not only shocking but also morally reprehensible. The police, who are accustomed to dealing with various crimes, were taken aback by the heinous nature of this particular offense.

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  • 3. 

    Inclined to doubt is ____________.

    • A.

      Mire

    • B.

      Skeptical

    • C.

      Languid

    • D.

      Exploit

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Skeptical
    Explanation
    The phrase "inclined to doubt" suggests a tendency or inclination towards doubting or questioning something. The word "skeptical" aligns perfectly with this meaning as it refers to having doubts or reservations about something. Therefore, "skeptical" is the most appropriate choice to complete the sentence.

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  • 4. 

    A synonym for extemporaneous is:

    • A.

      Lazy

    • B.

      Metropolitan

    • C.

      Spontaneous

    • D.

      Rehearsed

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Spontaneous
    Explanation
    The word "extemporaneous" means to do or say something without preparation or planning. A synonym for this would be "spontaneous," which also refers to something done on the spur of the moment without prior thought or rehearsal. The other options, such as "lazy," "metropolitan," and "rehearsed," do not have the same meaning as "extemporaneous," so they are not correct synonyms.

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  • 5. 

    A synonym for slipshod is:

    • A.

      Cursory

    • B.

      Neat

    • C.

      Clean

    • D.

      Secured

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Cursory
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "cursory" because slipshod and cursory both refer to doing something hastily or without care. They both suggest a lack of attention to detail or thoroughness. The other options, neat, clean, and secured, do not have the same meaning as slipshod and are therefore not synonyms.

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  • 6. 

    A synonym for adept is:

    • A.

      Masterful

    • B.

      Powerful

    • C.

      Expert

    • D.

      Both A and C apply

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and C apply
    Explanation
    The word "adept" means skilled or proficient in a particular activity or subject. The synonyms for "adept" are "masterful" and "expert". Both "masterful" and "expert" convey the same meaning as "adept", making them suitable alternatives. Therefore, the correct answer is "both A and C apply".

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  • 7. 

    Exploit means:

    • A.

      Use to advantage

    • B.

      Injure

    • C.

      Mistake

    • D.

      Lazy

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Use to advantage
    Explanation
    The word "exploit" means to use something to one's advantage. It implies taking advantage of a situation or resource in order to benefit oneself. It does not mean to injure, make a mistake, or be lazy. Therefore, "use to advantage" is the correct explanation for the word "exploit".

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  • 8. 

    Bleak means:

    • A.

      Bulky

    • B.

      Drab

    • C.

      Dreary

    • D.

      Large

    • E.

      Both B and C apply

    Correct Answer
    E. Both B and C apply
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "both B and C apply" because the word "bleak" is used to describe something that is both drab and dreary. It suggests a sense of sadness, desolation, or lack of hope.

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  • 9. 

    A synonym for chide is:

    • A.

      Food

    • B.

      Bare

    • C.

      Rebuke

    • D.

      Smother

    • E.

      Grieve

    Correct Answer
    C. Rebuke
    Explanation
    A synonym for chide is rebuke. Chide means to scold or reprimand someone for their behavior, and rebuke also means to express sharp disapproval or criticism towards someone. Both words convey the idea of expressing displeasure or disapproval towards someone's actions or behavior.

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  • 10. 

    The goal of our committee was to ____________ all of the P.O.W.s.

    • A.

      Emancipate

    • B.

      Rejuvenate

    • C.

      Rugged

    • D.

      Chide

    • E.

      Efface

    Correct Answer
    A. Emancipate
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "emancipate." The word "emancipate" means to set free or liberate. In the given sentence, the goal of the committee was to free or liberate all of the P.O.W.s.

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  • 11. 

    A synonym for _____________ is "unconquerable"

    • A.

      Languid

    • B.

      Invincible

    • C.

      Render

    • D.

      Erroneous

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Invincible
    Explanation
    The word "invincible" means unable to be conquered or defeated. It is a synonym for "unconquerable". Therefore, the correct answer is "invincible".

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  • 12. 

    Slipshod work is:

    • A.

      Smoothly done

    • B.

      Poorly done

    • C.

      Lazily done

    • D.

      Quickly done

    • E.

      None of these apply

    Correct Answer
    B. Poorly done
    Explanation
    Slipshod work refers to work that is done in a careless or haphazard manner, lacking attention to detail or quality. It suggests a lack of thoroughness and precision, resulting in a subpar outcome. Therefore, the correct answer is "poorly done".

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  • 13. 

    Which word is NOT a synonym for render?

    • A.

      Submit

    • B.

      Make

    • C.

      Conclude

    • D.

      Furnish

    • E.

      Provide

    Correct Answer
    C. Conclude
    Explanation
    The word "conclude" is not a synonym for "render." While "render" means to make or provide, "conclude" means to come to a decision or end. Therefore, "conclude" does not have the same meaning as the other words listed, making it the correct answer.

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  • 14. 

    I did not like that ___________ car because the seating was too cramped.

    • A.

      Rugged

    • B.

      Erroneous

    • C.

      Diminutive

    • D.

      Mired

    • E.

      Skeptical

    Correct Answer
    C. Diminutive
    Explanation
    The word "diminutive" means small or tiny. In the given sentence, the speaker did not like the car because the seating was too cramped. This suggests that the car was small in size, which aligns with the meaning of "diminutive." Therefore, "diminutive" is the correct answer.

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  • 15. 

    "To make use of" is a definition of:

    • A.

      Impair

    • B.

      Rugged

    • C.

      Exploit

    • D.

      Emancipate

    • E.

      Mire

    Correct Answer
    C. Exploit
    Explanation
    "Exploit" means to make full use of or take advantage of something. This aligns with the given definition "To make use of." Therefore, "exploit" is the correct answer.

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  • 16. 

    When you wake in the morning, you can be sluggish and _____________.

    • A.

      Invincible

    • B.

      Languid

    • C.

      Slipshod

    • D.

      Mired

    • E.

      Skeptical

    Correct Answer
    B. Languid
    Explanation
    When you wake in the morning, you can be sluggish and languid. This means that you may feel tired, lacking energy, and have a slow or lazy start to your day.

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  • 17. 

    Our yard has become a ______________ since our pool collapsed and turned the lawn to mud.

    • A.

      Mire

    • B.

      Invincible

    • C.

      Emancipate

    • D.

      Languid

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Mire
    Explanation
    The word "mire" is the correct answer because it means a situation or place that is difficult or unpleasant to escape from, just like our yard which has become muddy and messy after the pool collapsed. The other options - invincible, emancipate, and languid - do not fit the context and do not describe the condition of the yard accurately. Therefore, "mire" is the most appropriate choice.

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  • 18. 

    ____________ is a synonym for aspire.

    • A.

      Steeple

    • B.

      Accomplish

    • C.

      Aim

    • D.

      Approve

    • E.

      Engage

    Correct Answer
    C. Aim
    Explanation
    The word "aim" is a synonym for "aspire" because both words refer to having a goal or ambition. When someone aspires to something, they have a strong desire or aim to achieve it. Therefore, "aim" is the correct answer as it closely relates to the meaning of "aspire".

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  • 19. 

    Emancipate is a(n) ____________.

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Noun

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Preposition

    Correct Answer
    B. Verb
    Explanation
    Emancipate is a verb that means to set free or liberate someone from a situation of oppression or restriction. It implies the act of granting freedom or independence to someone. For example, "The abolitionists fought to emancipate slaves in the 19th century." In this sentence, "emancipate" is used as a verb to describe the action of freeing the slaves.

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  • 20. 

    To be an _______________ player, you need to compete for years.

    • A.

      Chide

    • B.

      Bleak

    • C.

      Aspire

    • D.

      Adept

    • E.

      Skeptical

    Correct Answer
    D. Adept
    Explanation
    To be an adept player, you need to compete for years. This means that in order to become skilled or proficient in a particular activity or field, such as a sport or game, one must dedicate a significant amount of time and effort over a long period. Being adept implies having a high level of competence and expertise, which can only be achieved through continuous practice and experience.

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  • 21. 

    Adept is a(n) _______________.

    • A.

      Adjective and verb

    • B.

      Noun and adjective

    • C.

      Preposition and conjunction

    • D.

      Verb and adverb

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Noun and adjective
    Explanation
    Adept can be used as both a noun and an adjective. As a noun, it refers to a skilled or proficient person in a particular activity or field. As an adjective, it describes someone who is highly skilled or proficient in a specific area. Therefore, the correct answer is noun and adjective.

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  • 22. 

    The poor child __________ to be rich one day

    • A.

      Adept

    • B.

      Aspired

    • C.

      Mired

    • D.

      Slipshod

    • E.

      Impaired

    Correct Answer
    B. Aspired
    Explanation
    The word "aspired" is the correct answer because it means to have a strong desire or ambition to achieve something. In the given sentence, the poor child is hoping or dreaming to become rich in the future. The other options do not convey the same meaning or fit appropriately in the sentence.

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