Vocabulary Level D Unit 2

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  • 1. 

    Adjourn means

    • A.

      Temporarily stop proceedings

    • B.

      Strengthen

    • C.

      Difficult to read

    • D.

      Bringing in money

    • E.

      To drive out

    Correct Answer
    A. Temporarily stop proceedings
    Explanation
    The word "adjourn" refers to the action of temporarily stopping or suspending proceedings, typically in a meeting, court, or legislative session. This break allows participants to rest, gather more information, or resume at a later time. Therefore, "temporarily stop proceedings" is the correct definition for the word "adjourn."

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  • 2. 

    Alien means

    • A.

      Food for horses

    • B.

      Difficult to read

    • C.

      A citizen of another country

    • D.

      Having a pleasing appearance

    • E.

      Not regular or consistent

    Correct Answer
    C. A citizen of another country
  • 3. 

    Comely means

    • A.

      Foreign

    • B.

      Strange

    • C.

      Having a pleasing appearance

    • D.

      Having money in stocks

    • E.

      To repay for services rendered

    Correct Answer
    C. Having a pleasing appearance
  • 4. 

    Compensate means

    • A.

      Loose in one's morals

    • B.

      Having a pleasing appearance

    • C.

      To make up for or repay for services

    • D.

      To rationalize

    • E.

      To drive out

    Correct Answer
    C. To make up for or repay for services
  • 5. 

    Dissolute means

    • A.

  • 6. 

    Erratic means

    • A.

      Large

    • B.

      Not regular or consistent

    • C.

      Favorable

    • D.

      Profitable

    • E.

      Steep

    Correct Answer
    B. Not regular or consistent
  • 7. 

    Expulsion means

    • A.

      An ejection

    • B.

      An election

    • C.

      A formation

    • D.

      A summation

    • E.

      A citation

    Correct Answer
    A. An ejection
    Explanation
    Expulsion refers to the act of being ejected or removed from a place or organization. It is the process of being forced out or expelled, usually as a result of misconduct or violation of rules. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "an ejection".

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  • 8. 

    Feint means

    • A.

      A deliberate deceptive movement

    • B.

      To fall over unconscious

    • C.

      To reinforce

    • D.

      To succumb

    • E.

      To make fun of rudely

    Correct Answer
    A. A deliberate deceptive movement
    Explanation
    Feint refers to a deliberate deceptive movement. It is a tactic used to deceive or distract an opponent, typically in sports or combat, by making a false movement or pretending to go in one direction while actually going in another. Feinting is commonly used to create openings or confusion in order to gain an advantage.

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  • 9. 

    Fodder is

    • A.

      Weaponry

    • B.

      Salvaged items

    • C.

      Food for livestock

    • D.

      Money earned from the sale of dairy products

    • E.

      Cheering from large crowds

    Correct Answer
    C. Food for livestock
  • 10. 

    Fortify means

    • A.

    Explanation
    to strengthen or reinforce, usually in a physical or metaphorical sense. This can involve making something stronger or more secure, such as fortifying a building or fortifying one's defenses. It can also refer to strengthening one's resolve or determination, such as fortifying oneself mentally or emotionally. Fortify can also be used in the context of adding nutrients or supplements to food or drink in order to enhance its nutritional value.

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  • 11. 

    Illegible means

    • A.

      Hard to handle

    • B.

      Hard to read

    • C.

      Hard to digest

    • D.

      Hard surfaced

    • E.

      Hard to pick up

    Correct Answer
    B. Hard to read
    Explanation
    The word "illegible" refers to something that is difficult or hard to read. It does not imply any of the other given options such as being hard to handle, hard to digest, hard surfaced, or hard to pick up. Therefore, the correct answer is "hard to read".

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  • 12. 

    A lucrative business

    • A.

      Fails miserably

    • B.

      Makes synthetic products

    • C.

      Makes money

    • D.

      Serves the passenger train industry

    • E.

      Loses money

    Correct Answer
    C. Makes money
    Explanation
    The phrase "A lucrative business" implies that the business is profitable and successful. Therefore, the correct answer "makes money" aligns with the notion that the business is generating a significant amount of profit.

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  • 13. 

    A mediocre performance is

    • A.

      Average

    • B.

      Outstanding

    • C.

      Memorable

    • D.

      Exceptional

    • E.

      Distinguished

    Correct Answer
    A. Average
    Explanation
    A mediocre performance refers to a performance that is neither outstanding nor exceptional. It is a performance that falls within the middle range, neither particularly good nor particularly bad. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "average".

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  • 14. 

    To proliferate means to

    • A.

      Extinguish

    • B.

      Diminish

    • C.

      Increase

    • D.

      Expel

    • E.

      Pronounce

    Correct Answer
    C. Increase
    Explanation
    The word "proliferate" means to increase or multiply rapidly. It does not mean to extinguish, diminish, expel, or pronounce. Therefore, the correct answer is "increase".

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  • 15. 

    Subjugate means to

    • A.

      Examine closely

    • B.

      Reduce to ashes

    • C.

      Ignite

    • D.

      Conquer by force

    • E.

      Crown

    Correct Answer
    D. Conquer by force
    Explanation
    The word "subjugate" means to bring someone or something under control or domination by force. It implies the act of conquering or overpowering through aggressive means. Therefore, the correct answer is "conquer by force".

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  • 16. 

    To sully one's reputation is to

    • A.

      Tarnish it

    • B.

      Improve it

    • C.

      Purify it

    • D.

      Cleanse it

    • E.

      Decontaminate it

    Correct Answer
    A. Tarnish it
    Explanation
    To sully one's reputation means to tarnish it. Tarnishing refers to the act of damaging or staining something, in this case, a person's reputation. It implies that someone's reputation has been negatively affected, often due to actions or behaviors that are seen as disreputable or immoral. Therefore, the correct answer is "tarnish it."

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  • 17. 

    Tantalize means to

    • A.

      Torment by teasing

    • B.

      Make meat tastier

    • C.

      Insult

    • D.

      Praise

    • E.

      Admonish

    Correct Answer
    A. Torment by teasing
    Explanation
    Tantalize means to torment by teasing someone. This implies that someone is being deliberately provoked or teased in a way that causes them distress or frustration. It does not refer to making meat tastier, insulting, praising, or admonishing someone.

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  • 18. 

    Terse means

    • A.

      Latent

    • B.

      Barren

    • C.

      Easy

    • D.

      Wordy

    • E.

      Brief

    Correct Answer
    E. Brief
    Explanation
    Terse means brief. It refers to something that is concise and to the point, using few words to convey a message or idea. It is the opposite of wordy, which means using an excessive amount of words. Therefore, in this context, the correct answer is brief as it best describes the meaning of the word "terse".

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  • 19. 

    Unflinching means

    • A.

      Firm

    • B.

      Successful

    • C.

      Literate

    • D.

      False

    • E.

      Alarming

    Correct Answer
    A. Firm
    Explanation
    The word "unflinching" means not showing any signs of fear or hesitation. It suggests being steadfast, resolute, and unwavering in one's beliefs or actions. Therefore, the most appropriate synonym for "unflinching" is "firm," as it conveys a similar sense of strength and determination.

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