Vocabulary Level D Unit 11

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The seriousness in the principal's question made the student's voice ______________ in a fearful reply.

    • A.

      Recoil

    • B.

      Quaver

    • C.

      Divulge

    • D.

      Efface

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Quaver
    Explanation
    The seriousness in the principal's question made the student's voice quaver in a fearful reply. Quaver means to shake or tremble in one's voice, usually due to fear or nervousness. In this context, the student's voice trembled as a result of the principal's serious tone and the fear they felt.

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  • 2. 

    A synonym for demure is:

    • A.

      Shy

    • B.

      Brief

    • C.

      Bold

    • D.

      Enhance

    • E.

      Forestall

    Correct Answer
    A. Shy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "shy" because demure refers to someone who is modest, reserved, and shy in their behavior and appearance. It implies a sense of humility and a reluctance to draw attention to oneself. Therefore, "shy" is the most suitable synonym for demure.

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  • 3. 

    Relentless means:

    • A.

      Quick

    • B.

      Wasteful

    • C.

      Lawful

    • D.

      Without pity

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Without pity
    Explanation
    Relentless means without pity. It refers to someone or something that is persistent, determined, and shows no mercy or compassion. This word implies a relentless pursuit of a goal or an unwavering determination to achieve something, regardless of any obstacles or the suffering it may cause.

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  • 4. 

    Brevity is a(n):

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Adjective

    • C.

      Verb

    • D.

      Verb and adjective

    • E.

      Noun and adjective

    Correct Answer
    A. Noun
    Explanation
    Brevity is a noun because it refers to a concept or idea rather than describing or modifying something. It is the quality or state of being brief or concise.

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  • 5. 

    A word that means a devaluation or a belittling:

    • A.

      Deterioration

    • B.

      Denunciation

    • C.

      Disparagement

    • D.

      Depreciation

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Depreciation
    Explanation
    Depreciation is the correct answer because it means a devaluation or a belittling. It refers to the decrease in value or worth of something, or the act of making something seem less important or valuable. The other options, such as deterioration, denunciation, and disparagement, do not specifically mean devaluation or belittling.

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  • 6. 

    Recoup means:

    • A.

      Lose

    • B.

      Forfeit

    • C.

      Make up for

    • D.

      Recover

    • E.

      Both C and D apply

    Correct Answer
    E. Both C and D apply
    Explanation
    The word "recoup" has multiple meanings, and in this case, both options C and D apply. "Make up for" and "recover" both accurately represent the concept of recouping something, whether it be money, time, or other resources. Therefore, both options C and D can be considered correct explanations for the meaning of "recoup".

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  • 7. 

    Reek means:

    • A.

      Stench

    • B.

      Fowl odor

    • C.

      Smell

    • D.

      Stink

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The word "reek" is a noun that refers to a strong and unpleasant smell. It can be used to describe any type of stench or foul odor, making it synonymous with "smell" and "stink". Therefore, the correct answer is "all of the above" as all the options listed are synonyms for "reek".

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  • 8. 

    An antonym for staccato is:

    • A.

      Abrupt

    • B.

      Flowing

    • C.

      Disjointed

    • D.

      Smooth

    • E.

      Both B and D apply

    Correct Answer
    E. Both B and D apply
    Explanation
    The word "staccato" refers to a musical term that means short and detached. The antonym for staccato would be something that is smooth and connected. Option B, "flowing," represents a smooth and connected movement, while option D, "smooth," directly implies the opposite of staccato. Therefore, both options B and D can be considered as antonyms for staccato.

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  • 9. 

    A law is a:

    • A.

      Reek

    • B.

      Recoil

    • C.

      Recoup

    • D.

      Statute

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Statute
    Explanation
    A law is a statute. A statute refers to a written law that is formally enacted by a legislative body, such as a government or parliament. It is a legal rule or regulation that is binding and enforceable within a particular jurisdiction. Statutes are created to establish standards of conduct, rights, and obligations for individuals and organizations. They are an essential part of the legal system and are used to maintain order and govern society.

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  • 10. 

    What is a synonym for recoil?

    • A.

      Supporter

    • B.

      Flinch

    • C.

      Stench

    • D.

      Kick

    • E.

      Both B and D apply

    Correct Answer
    E. Both B and D apply
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "both B and D apply" because both "flinch" and "kick" can be used as synonyms for "recoil." "Flinch" refers to a sudden movement or reaction in response to fear or pain, which is similar to the sudden backward movement associated with recoil. "Kick" refers to the forceful backward movement of a firearm or other weapon when fired, which is also similar to recoil. Therefore, both options B and D are valid synonyms for recoil.

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  • 11. 

    Over the many years the once green and yellow tractor ______________ to nothing but rust.

    • A.

      Reeked

    • B.

      Squandered

    • C.

      Deteriorated

    • D.

      Recoiled

    • E.

      Comported

    Correct Answer
    C. Deteriorated
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "deteriorated". This word is the most suitable to describe the process of the tractor turning into rust over time. "Reeked" means to have a strong unpleasant smell, which does not fit the context. "Squandered" means to waste something, which does not make sense in relation to a tractor. "Recoiled" means to suddenly spring back or flinch in fear, which is not applicable to the situation. "Comported" means to behave in a particular way, which is not relevant to the tractor's condition.

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  • 12. 

    A small stream:

    • A.

      Brevity

    • B.

      Forestall

    • C.

      Comport

    • D.

      Rivulet

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Rivulet
    Explanation
    A small stream is commonly referred to as a rivulet. A rivulet is a small, narrow stream of water that flows gently. It is often used to describe a small watercourse or a small tributary. The other options, brevity, forestall, and comport, do not relate to the description of a small stream.

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  • 13. 

    Rainsford heard several distinct gunshots off in the distance...crisp, ______________.

    • A.

      Relentless

    • B.

      Garbled

    • C.

      Concise

    • D.

      Staccato

    • E.

      Recoiled

    Correct Answer
    D. Staccato
    Explanation
    The word "staccato" is the correct answer because it accurately describes the sound of the gunshots that Rainsford heard. "Staccato" refers to a musical term indicating short, sharp, and distinct notes. In the context of the question, it suggests that the gunshots were quick and abrupt, with a clear pause between each shot. This word choice helps to create a vivid image of the sound in the reader's mind.

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  • 14. 

    A synonym for forestall is:

    • A.

      Supporter

    • B.

      Flinch

    • C.

      Hinder

    • D.

      Prevent

    • E.

      Both C and D apply

    Correct Answer
    E. Both C and D apply
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "both C and D apply" because the word "forestall" means to prevent or hinder something from happening. Both the words "hinder" and "prevent" have similar meanings to forestall, making them synonyms. Therefore, both options C and D are correct.

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  • 15. 

    I am not the type of person to _______________ secrets between us!

    • A.

      Comport

    • B.

      Concise

    • C.

      Squander

    • D.

      Divulge

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Divulge
    Explanation
    The word "divulge" means to reveal or disclose information that was previously kept secret. In the given sentence, the speaker is stating that they are not the type of person who would keep secrets between them and the listener. This suggests that the speaker is open and honest, and would not withhold important information. Therefore, "divulge" is the correct answer as it aligns with the context and conveys the intended meaning.

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  • 16. 

    Brief is a synonym for:

    • A.

      Brevity

    • B.

      Concise

    • C.

      Demure

    • D.

      Statute

    • E.

      Deteriorate

    Correct Answer
    B. Concise
    Explanation
    The word "concise" means expressing much in few words, and it is a synonym for "brief." Therefore, the correct answer is "concise" because it has a similar meaning to the word "brief."

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  • 17. 

    To shake or tremble:

    • A.

      Garble

    • B.

      Rivulet

    • C.

      Recoil

    • D.

      Squander

    • E.

      Quaver

    Correct Answer
    E. Quaver
    Explanation
    The word "quaver" means to shake or tremble. It accurately describes the action of shaking or trembling, making it the correct answer in this context.

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  • 18. 

    A synonym for demure is:

    • A.

      Agreeable

    • B.

      Shy

    • C.

      Quiver

    • D.

      Flinch

    • E.

      Bold

    Correct Answer
    B. Shy
    Explanation
    The word "demure" refers to someone who is modest, reserved, and shy in their behavior. Therefore, the synonym for demure is "shy".

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  • 19. 

    A synonym for ________________ is a lowering in value.

    • A.

      Quaver

    • B.

      Proponent

    • C.

      Squander

    • D.

      Depreciation

    • E.

      Deterioration

    Correct Answer
    D. Depreciation
    Explanation
    Depreciation is the correct answer because it means a lowering in value. It is commonly used in financial contexts to describe the decrease in value of an asset over time. Synonyms are words that have similar meanings, and in this case, depreciation is a synonym for a lowering in value. Therefore, depreciation is the best choice among the given options.

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  • 20. 

    To squander is to:

    • A.

      Spend foolishly

    • B.

      Comport

    • C.

      Save prudently

    • D.

      Adhere to law

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Spend foolishly
    Explanation
    The word "squander" means to spend foolishly or wastefully. This implies that the person is not using their resources wisely and is instead wasting them. Therefore, the correct answer is "spend foolishly".

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  • 21. 

    To divulge is to:

    • A.

      Tell

    • B.

      Reveal

    • C.

      Make up for

    • D.

      Both A and B apply

    • E.

      Both B and C apply

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and B apply
    Explanation
    The word "divulge" means to disclose or make known information that was previously secret or unknown. It can be used interchangeably with "tell" and "reveal". Therefore, both options A ("tell") and B ("reveal") apply to the meaning of the word "divulge".

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  • 22. 

    To express much in a few words is:

    • A.

      To recoil

    • B.

      To divulge

    • C.

      To be concise

    • D.

      Brevity

    • E.

      To quaver

    Correct Answer
    C. To be concise
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to be concise." This means to express a lot of information or ideas using only a few words. It implies the ability to convey thoughts or messages in a clear and succinct manner, without unnecessary details or elaboration. Being concise is a valuable skill in effective communication as it helps to convey information efficiently and save time for both the speaker and the listener.

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  • 23. 

    Comport means:

    • A.

      To conduct

    • B.

      To concur

    • C.

      To agree

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The word "comport" has multiple meanings, which include conducting oneself in a particular way, concurring with someone's opinion or viewpoint, and agreeing with a statement or decision. Therefore, all of the given options - to conduct, to concur, and to agree - are correct interpretations of the word "comport".

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