Vocabulary Level D Unit 3

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  • 1. 

    When an publisher abridges a novel, he__________ it.

    • A.

      Deletes

    • B.

      Lengthens

    • C.

      Embellishes

    • D.

      Shortens

    • E.

      Discards

    Correct Answer
    D. Shortens
    Explanation
    When a publisher abridges a novel, they reduce its length or condense it by removing certain parts or sections. This process is known as shortening the novel.

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  • 2. 

    An adherent is a(n):

    • A.

      Attacker

    • B.

      Marauder

    • C.

      Opponent

    • D.

      Supporter

    • E.

      Dissenter

    Correct Answer
    D. Supporter
    Explanation
    An adherent is someone who supports a particular person, group, or cause. They are loyal and committed to the beliefs or principles of that person, group, or cause. They advocate for and defend their chosen side, demonstrating their support through actions and words. Therefore, the correct answer is "supporter".

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  • 3. 

    An altercation is a(n)

    • A.

      Adjustment of a garment

    • B.

      Argument

    • C.

      Expulsion

    • D.

      Peace agreement

    • E.

      A verbal contract

    Correct Answer
    B. Argument
    Explanation
    An altercation refers to a heated argument or dispute between two or more individuals. It involves a verbal exchange of opposing views or conflicting opinions, often accompanied by strong emotions or hostility. It does not refer to an adjustment of a garment, expulsion, peace agreement, or a verbal contract.

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  • 4. 

    If someone has a cherubic face, they have the face of a(n):

    • A.

      Clown

    • B.

      Mayor

    • C.

      Senator

    • D.

      Demon

    • E.

      Angel

    Correct Answer
    E. Angel
    Explanation
    If someone has a cherubic face, it means they have a face that resembles that of an angel. The term "cherubic" is often used to describe a person who has a sweet, innocent, and childlike appearance. It is associated with the image of angels, who are often depicted as having round, rosy cheeks and a gentle expression. Therefore, the correct answer is "angel".

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  • 5. 

    If you overlook or "wink at"  behavior you know is improper or wrong, then you _________ it.

    • A.

      Abridge

    • B.

      Exorcise

    • C.

      Condone

    • D.

      Sully

    • E.

      Surmount

    Correct Answer
    C. Condone
    Explanation
    If you overlook or "wink at" behavior you know is improper or wrong, then you condone it.

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  • 6. 

    To dissent means to:

    • A.

      Disagree

    • B.

      Differ

    • C.

      Oppose

    • D.

      Dispute

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above" because to dissent means to express disagreement, have a different opinion, oppose or dispute something. Therefore, all the given options - disagree, differ, oppose, and dispute - accurately describe the meaning of dissent.

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  • 7. 

    An eminent statesman or woman would be:

    • A.

      Famous

    • B.

      Outstanding

    • C.

      Distinguished

    • D.

      Illustrious

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    An eminent statesman or woman would possess qualities such as being famous, outstanding, distinguished, and illustrious. These terms all describe someone who is highly respected and recognized for their achievements and contributions in the field of politics or governance. Therefore, the correct answer is "all of the above" as all the given options accurately describe an eminent statesman or woman.

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  • 8. 

    To exorcise is to:

    • A.

      Stay in shape

    • B.

      Welcome with open arms

    • C.

      Hold on to tightly

    • D.

      Drive out

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Drive out
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "drive out". To exorcise means to remove or expel an evil spirit or demon from a person or place. It involves the act of forcefully getting rid of something unwanted or harmful. Therefore, "drive out" is the most appropriate phrase that accurately describes the meaning of exorcise.

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  • 9. 

    To fabricate is to:

    • A.

      Reduce to ashes

    • B.

      Shorten

    • C.

      Make

    • D.

      Construct

    • E.

      Both C and D apply

    Correct Answer
    E. Both C and D apply
    Explanation
    To fabricate means to create or construct something. It can refer to the act of making something from scratch or assembling different parts to form a whole. Therefore, both options C (make) and D (construct) are applicable in this context.

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  • 10. 

    If your parents are irate,they are:

    • A.

      Angry with something you did

    • B.

      Proud of you

    • C.

      Filled with sorrow

    • D.

      Looking for you

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Angry with something you did
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "angry with something you did". If your parents are irate, it means they are extremely angry or furious, usually because of something you have done. This suggests that they are upset or displeased with your actions or behavior, leading to their anger.

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  • 11. 

    If you are a marauder, you are a(n):

    • A.

      Angel

    • B.

      Actor

    • C.

      Raider

    • D.

      Shoe repairman

    • E.

      Doctor

    Correct Answer
    C. Raider
    Explanation
    If you are a marauder, it means that you are a raider. A marauder is someone who engages in raiding or plundering, typically in a military or aggressive manner. Therefore, the correct answer is raider.

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  • 12. 

    Excessive corpulence would mean a person is suffering from:

    • A.

      Gauntness

    • B.

      Starvation

    • C.

      Obesity

    • D.

      Hunger

    • E.

      Thirst

    Correct Answer
    C. Obesity
    Explanation
    Excessive corpulence refers to being extremely overweight or obese. It is the opposite of gauntness, starvation, hunger, and thirst, which all imply a lack of proper nutrition and food intake. Obesity, on the other hand, specifically indicates an excessive amount of body fat, resulting in a person being overweight.

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  • 13. 

    A pauper is a(n):

    • A.

      Angel

    • B.

      Prince

    • C.

      Poor person

    • D.

      Doctor

    • E.

      Chef

    Correct Answer
    C. Poor person
    Explanation
    A pauper refers to a person who is extremely poor, lacking financial resources and living in poverty. This term is commonly used to describe individuals who have little or no means of supporting themselves and often rely on charity or government assistance for their basic needs. Therefore, the correct answer in this case is "poor person".

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  • 14. 

    When someone pilfers, they:

    • A.

      Sift through debris

    • B.

      Nervously twitch

    • C.

      Run fast

    • D.

      Steal in small quantities

    • E.

      Drink milk products

    Correct Answer
    D. Steal in small quantities
    Explanation
    When someone pilfers, they steal in small quantities. Pilfering typically refers to the act of stealing small or insignificant items or amounts without being noticed. It is often done discreetly or in a sneaky manner to avoid detection or suspicion. This term is commonly used to describe petty theft or stealing of small valuables.

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  • 15. 

    A rift in a relationship would be a(n):

    • A.

      Split

    • B.

      Adjustment

    • C.

      Breach

    • D.

      Breakup

    • E.

      ALL EXCEPT B apply

    Correct Answer
    E. ALL EXCEPT B apply
    Explanation
    A rift in a relationship refers to a significant disagreement or conflict that creates a divide between the parties involved. It can lead to a breakdown in communication and trust. The options "split," "breach," and "breakup" all accurately describe the negative consequences of a rift in a relationship. However, "adjustment" does not fit because it implies a willingness to adapt and resolve issues, which is not characteristic of a rift. Therefore, all options except for "adjustment" apply to describe a rift in a relationship.

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  • 16. 

    A semblance of a smile would mean a:

    • A.

      Gathering

    • B.

      Outward appearance

    • C.

      Likeness

    • D.

      A and C apply

    • E.

      B and C apply

    Correct Answer
    E. B and C apply
    Explanation
    The correct answer is B and C apply. "Outward appearance" and "likeness" both accurately describe what a semblance of a smile would mean. "Outward appearance" refers to the visible expression on someone's face that resembles a smile, while "likeness" implies that the expression is similar to a smile, but may not be a genuine smile. Therefore, both options B and C are applicable in this context.

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  • 17. 

    A synonym for terminate is:

    • A.

      Conclude

    • B.

      Continue

    • C.

      Finish

    • D.

      Commence

    • E.

      Both A and C apply

    Correct Answer
    E. Both A and C apply
    Explanation
    The word "terminate" means to bring something to an end or to finish it. The synonyms for "terminate" are "conclude" and "finish". Therefore, both options A (conclude) and C (finish) apply as synonyms for "terminate".

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  • 18. 

    A trite saying is:

    • A.

      Ridiculous

    • B.

      Original

    • C.

      Fresh

    • D.

      Commonplace

    • E.

      Novel

    Correct Answer
    D. Commonplace
    Explanation
    The correct answer is commonplace because a trite saying refers to a phrase or expression that has become overused and lacks originality or freshness. It is something that is commonly heard or repeated, making it predictable and unremarkable. Therefore, commonplace is the best fit among the given options.

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