Vocabulary Level D Unit 4

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  • 1. 

    Anarchy is_____________.

    • A.

      Order

    • B.

      Chaos

    • C.

      Lack of government

    • D.

      Both B and C apply

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Both B and C apply
    Explanation
    Anarchy refers to a state of disorder and absence of authority or government. It is characterized by chaos and lack of a governing system. Therefore, the correct answer is "Both B and C apply" as anarchy can be associated with both chaos and lack of government.

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  • 2. 

    No matter how carefully you plan for it, moving to a new home is an __________ and fatiguing chore.

    • A.

      Auspicious

    • B.

      Biased

    • C.

      Arduous

    • D.

      Pompous

    • E.

      Intrepid

    Correct Answer
    C. Arduous
    Explanation
    Moving to a new home can be a challenging and tiring task, regardless of how well you prepare for it. The word "arduous" means difficult and demanding, which accurately describes the process of moving. It implies that the task requires a lot of effort and can be physically and mentally exhausting. Therefore, "arduous" is the correct answer as it best captures the idea of the difficulty and fatigue associated with moving to a new home.

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  • 3. 

    My parents describe the day that I was born as a most _____________ and joyous occasion.

    • A.

      Intrepid

    • B.

      Arduous

    • C.

      Pompous

    • D.

      Fated

    • E.

      Auspicious

    Correct Answer
    E. Auspicious
    Explanation
    The word "auspicious" means favorable or fortunate, suggesting that the day of the speaker's birth was a happy and fortunate occasion. This word implies that everything went well and that it was a special and joyful day for the speaker's parents.

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  • 4. 

    A synonym for biased is:

    • A.

      Prejudiced

    • B.

      Unfair

    • C.

      Partial

    • D.

      Bigoted

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above" because all the given options - prejudiced, unfair, partial, and bigoted - are synonyms for biased. They all imply a lack of impartiality or favoritism towards a particular point of view or group.

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  • 5. 

    Another word for daunt is

    • A.

      Remedy

    • B.

      Tease

    • C.

      Reassure

    • D.

      Dismay

    • E.

      Ensure

    Correct Answer
    D. Dismay
    Explanation
    Dismay is another word for daunt because it means to cause someone to feel discouraged, disheartened, or overwhelmed. It implies a sense of fear, anxiety, or unease, which is similar to the meaning of daunt. Therefore, dismay is the most appropriate synonym for daunt among the given options.

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  • 6. 

    Rescuers worked for hours to ________________ the netting that was entrapping the whale.

    • A.

      Hoodwink

    • B.

      Rectify

    • C.

      Disentangle

    • D.

      Incinerate

    • E.

      Revile

    Correct Answer
    C. Disentangle
    Explanation
    The correct answer is disentangle. This word means to free or release something from being tangled or caught in something else. In the given sentence, the rescuers are working to free the whale from the netting that is trapping it. Therefore, disentangle is the most appropriate word to describe their actions.

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  • 7. 

    Fated means:

    • A.

      Determined in advance by destiny or fortune

    • B.

      Preordained

    • C.

      Doomed

    • D.

      Star-crossed

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The word "fated" means that something is determined in advance by destiny or fortune. It implies that events or outcomes are preordained and cannot be changed. Additionally, it suggests a sense of doom or being star-crossed, indicating that the situation is destined to have a negative outcome. Therefore, all of the given options - determined in advance by destiny or fortune, preordained, doomed, and star-crossed - accurately describe the meaning of "fated".

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  • 8. 

    Many television commercials _______________ viewers into spending their hard-earned cash on useless, substandard merchandise.

    • A.

      Dupe

    • B.

      Deceive

    • C.

      Hoodwink

    • D.

      Trick

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "all of the above". This means that all of the given options - dupe, deceive, hoodwink, and trick - are ways in which television commercials can manipulate or persuade viewers into purchasing low-quality or unnecessary products.

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  • 9. 

    An inanimate object does not:

    • A.

      Hear

    • B.

      Breathe

    • C.

      Think

    • D.

      Speak

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    An inanimate object does not have the ability to hear, breathe, think, or speak. These are characteristics that are only associated with living beings. Therefore, the correct answer is "all of the above" because an inanimate object does not possess any of these abilities.

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  • 10. 

    To burn to ashes is to:

    • A.

      Incarcerate

    • B.

      Incriminate

    • C.

      Incinerate

    • D.

      Incorporate

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Incinerate
    Explanation
    To burn to ashes means to completely destroy something by fire, reducing it to ashes. The word "incinerate" accurately describes this process of burning something to ashes. The other options, "incarcerate," "incriminate," and "incorporate," do not convey the same meaning as "burn to ashes," making them incorrect choices. Therefore, the correct answer is "incinerate."

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  • 11. 

    The _____________ soldiers entered the building ready for anything they might encounter.

    • A.

      Insipid

    • B.

      Invalid

    • C.

      Intrepid

    • D.

      Indulgent

    • E.

      Indignant

    Correct Answer
    C. Intrepid
    Explanation
    The word "intrepid" means fearless or brave. In the given sentence, it is mentioned that the soldiers entered the building "ready for anything they might encounter." This indicates that they were prepared and fearless, which aligns with the meaning of "intrepid."

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  • 12. 

    Larceny is:

    • A.

      Honesty

    • B.

      Theft

    • C.

      Hatred

    • D.

      Anger

    • E.

      Enthusiasm

    Correct Answer
    B. Theft
    Explanation
    Larceny refers to the act of stealing or theft. It involves unlawfully taking someone else's property without their consent. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "theft" as it accurately defines the term "larceny".

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  • 13. 

    Pompous means:

    • A.

      Overly self-important

    • B.

      Excessively stately and ceremonious

    • C.

      Pretentious

    • D.

      Highfalutin

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The word "pompous" refers to someone who is excessively self-important, stately, ceremonious, pretentious, or highfalutin. Therefore, the correct answer is "all of the above" because all the given options accurately describe the meaning of the word "pompous".

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  • 14. 

    On the eastern side of Mount Desert Island in Acadia National Park, there is a very steep hiking trail called the ________________.

    • A.

      Intrepid

    • B.

      Arduous

    • C.

      Precipice

    • D.

      Hoodwink

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Precipice
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Precipice. This is because the question mentions a very steep hiking trail on the eastern side of Mount Desert Island in Acadia National Park. A precipice refers to a steep cliff or rock face, making it the most suitable option among the given choices. The other options (Intrepid, Arduous, Hoodwink) do not specifically describe a steep hiking trail.

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  • 15. 

    The senators debated a series of measures designed to ________________ the nation's economic predicament.

    • A.

      Reprieve

    • B.

      Rectify

    • C.

      Retrieve

    • D.

      Incinerate

    • E.

      Augment

    Correct Answer
    B. Rectify
    Explanation
    The word "rectify" means to correct or fix something that is wrong or mistaken. In the context of the sentence, the measures discussed by the senators are aimed at addressing or resolving the nation's economic predicament. Therefore, "rectify" is the most suitable word as it implies taking action to correct or improve the situation.

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  • 16. 

    A judge may grant a  _______________ to someone who is a first-time offender.

    • A.

      Revile

    • B.

      Daunt

    • C.

      Reprieve

    • D.

      Larceny

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Reprieve
    Explanation
    A judge may grant a reprieve to someone who is a first-time offender. A reprieve is a temporary suspension or delay of punishment, typically granted to give the person an opportunity to demonstrate good behavior or seek rehabilitation. It allows the individual to avoid immediate consequences and potentially have their sentence reduced or reconsidered. This option is often given to first-time offenders as a chance to learn from their mistakes and avoid a permanent criminal record.

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  • 17. 

    Some people revered him, others ___________ him.

    • A.

      Honored

    • B.

      Praised

    • C.

      Daunted

    • D.

      Reviled

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Reviled
    Explanation
    The word "reviled" means to criticize or speak about someone in a very negative and abusive way. The sentence states that while some people respected and admired him, others had a completely opposite opinion and criticized him harshly. Therefore, "reviled" is the correct answer as it accurately represents the negative sentiment towards him.

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