Vocabulary Level D Unit 5

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  • 1. 

    Rebut means

    • A.

      Careless or hasty

    • B.

      To refute or offer arguments

    • C.

      To give way to force

    • D.

      To edit

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. To refute or offer arguments
    Explanation
    The word "rebut" means to refute or offer arguments. This means that when someone rebuts something, they are presenting evidence or counterarguments to prove that a statement or claim is false or incorrect. It involves providing logical reasoning or evidence to contradict or challenge the opposing viewpoint.

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  • 2. 

    Morose means the same as _____________.

    • A.

      Doleful

    • B.

      Escape

    • C.

      Morbid

    • D.

      Both A and C apply

    • E.

      Both B and C apply

    Correct Answer
    D. Both A and C apply
    Explanation
    The word "morose" is defined as being sullen, gloomy, or ill-tempered. The words "doleful" and "morbid" both carry similar meanings, as they also describe a state of sadness, unhappiness, or a preoccupation with dark or negative thoughts. Therefore, both options A and C, which are "doleful" and "morbid" respectively, can be considered as synonyms for "morose".

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  • 3. 

    Opaque means the same as _________________.

    • A.

      Hazy

    • B.

      Cloudy

    • C.

      Foggy

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The word "opaque" refers to something that is not transparent or clear, obstructing light or visibility. This is synonymous with the words "hazy," "cloudy," and "foggy," as they all describe a lack of clarity or transparency. Therefore, the correct answer is "all of the above," as all the options provided are synonyms of "opaque."

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  • 4. 

    Arbitrary means the OPPOSITE of ________________.

    • A.

      Respectful

    • B.

      Reasoned

    • C.

      Confederate

    • D.

      Both A and C apply

    • E.

      Both B and C apply

    Correct Answer
    B. Reasoned
    Explanation
    The word "arbitrary" refers to something that is based on personal preference or whim, without any logical or rational basis. On the other hand, "reasoned" means something that is based on careful thought, logic, and rationality. Therefore, "reasoned" is the opposite of "arbitrary" as it implies a well-thought-out and logical approach, rather than a random or subjective one.

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  • 5. 

    The OPPOSITE of brazen is ________________.

    • A.

      Self-effacing

    • B.

      Loud

    • C.

      Obnoxious

    • D.

      Made of brass

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Self-effacing
    Explanation
    The opposite of brazen is self-effacing because brazen means bold, confident, and unashamed, while self-effacing means modest, humble, and not drawing attention to oneself. Therefore, self-effacing is the opposite of brazen as it represents a lack of boldness and confidence, and a willingness to remain in the background rather than seek attention.

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  • 6. 

    Maggie did not realize her ____________ talents until she was in her thirties.

    • A.

      Annihilate

    • B.

      Incorrigible

    • C.

      Latent

    • D.

      Hidden

    • 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 "latent" means existing but not yet developed or manifest, and the word "hidden" means kept out of sight or concealed. Therefore, both words describe talents that Maggie was not aware of until she was in her thirties.

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  • 7. 

    "Slavery and forced labor" is the definition for ______________.

    • A.

      Latent

    • B.

      Militant

    • C.

      Brazen

    • D.

      Servitude

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Servitude
    Explanation
    The definition for "Slavery and forced labor" is servitude. This term refers to the condition of being enslaved or forced to work against one's will. It encompasses the idea of being held in bondage and subjected to labor without consent or freedom.

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  • 8. 

    "Exposed" is a synonym for ______________.

    • A.

      Reveal

    • B.

      Biased

    • C.

      Servitude

    • D.

      Pliant

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Reveal
    Explanation
    The word "exposed" means to reveal or make something known. 

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  • 9. 

    "Thralldom" is another word for ________________.

    • A.

      Anarchy

    • B.

      Servitude

    • C.

      Militant

    • D.

      Murky

    • E.

      Inanimate

    Correct Answer
    B. Servitude
    Explanation
    "Thralldom" is a synonym for "servitude". It refers to a state of being enslaved or under the control of another person or entity. It suggests a lack of freedom and autonomy, where one is bound to obey and serve others. The word "anarchy" means a state of disorder or absence of government, "militant" refers to a person or group engaged in aggressive or combative behavior, "murky" describes something that is unclear or obscure, and "inanimate" refers to something that lacks life or consciousness.

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  • 10. 

    "Truculent" is another word for _______________.

    • A.

      Militant

    • B.

      Opaque

    • C.

      Brazen

    • D.

      Latent

    • E.

      Incorrigible

    Correct Answer
    A. Militant
    Explanation
    The word "truculent" is synonymous with "militant." Both words describe someone who is aggressive, combative, or inclined to fight or engage in conflict. Therefore, "militant" is the correct answer.

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  • 11. 

    A synonym for latent is _____________.

    • A.

      Dormant

    • B.

      Murky

    • C.

      Inactive

    • D.

      Undeveloped

    • E.

      All EXCEPT B

    Correct Answer
    E. All EXCEPT B
    Explanation
    The word "latent" refers to something that is hidden, concealed, or not yet fully developed or active. Among the given options, "dormant," "inactive," and "undeveloped" all share a similar meaning to "latent" as they indicate something that is not currently active or visible. However, "murky" does not have the same meaning and is unrelated to the concept of being hidden or concealed. Therefore, the correct answer is "all EXCEPT B."

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  • 12. 

    An activist can be ________________.

    • A.

      Brazen

    • B.

      Opaque

    • C.

      Latent

    • D.

      Militant

    • E.

      All EXCEPT C could apply

    Correct Answer
    E. All EXCEPT C could apply
    Explanation
    The word "activist" refers to someone who actively supports or advocates for a cause. The word "brazen" means bold or shameless, which can describe an activist who is outspoken and unafraid to challenge the status quo. "Opaque" means unclear or difficult to understand, which is not a characteristic typically associated with activists. "Latent" means hidden or dormant, which does not align with the active nature of an activist. "Militant" refers to someone who is aggressive or combative in their activism, which can be a trait of certain activists. Therefore, all options except "C" (latent) could potentially describe an activist.

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  • 13. 

    The large ____________ of birds south in the winter is an exciting event.

    • A.

      Exodus

    • B.

      Morose

    • C.

      Opaque

    • D.

      Latent

    • E.

      Bias

    Correct Answer
    A. Exodus
    Explanation
    The word "exodus" means a mass departure or migration of a group of people or animals. In the given sentence, the word "exodus" fits perfectly as it describes the large migration of birds that occurs in the winter. The sentence suggests that this event is exciting, indicating that the movement of birds is significant and noteworthy.

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  • 14. 

    To facilitate means:

    • A.

      Thralldom

    • B.

      Confederate

    • C.

      Doleful

    • D.

      Smooth the way

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Smooth the way
    Explanation
    To facilitate means to make something easier or smoother. The phrase "smooth the way" perfectly captures this meaning as it implies removing obstacles or difficulties in order to make progress or achieve a goal. The other options - thralldom, confederate, and doleful - do not align with the definition of facilitate and are therefore incorrect.

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  • 15. 

    Incorrigible means:

    • A.

      To destroy completely

    • B.

      Not able to be corrected

    • C.

      Hidden; present but not realized

    • D.

      Careless

    • E.

      Hasty

    Correct Answer
    B. Not able to be corrected
    Explanation
    Incorrigible means not able to be corrected. This term describes someone or something that is resistant to change or reform, regardless of attempts to correct or improve them. It implies a persistent and unchangeable nature, suggesting that the person or thing in question is beyond redemption or rehabilitation.

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  • 16. 

    The OPPOSITE of succumb is _________________.

    • A.

      Praise

    • B.

      Cheerful

    • C.

      Reasoned

    • D.

      Overcome

    • E.

      None of the above really apply

    Correct Answer
    D. Overcome
    Explanation
    The opposite of succumb is to overcome. When someone succumbs to something, they give in or yield to it. On the other hand, when someone overcomes something, they conquer or defeat it. Therefore, overcome is the opposite of succumb in this context.

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  • 17. 

    The acid in vinegar could be considered the ______________ that causes vinegar and baking soda to fizz violently.

    • A.

      Exodus

    • B.

      Reprimand

    • C.

      Catalyst

    • D.

      Daunt

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Catalyst
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "catalyst." A catalyst is a substance that speeds up a chemical reaction without being consumed in the process. In the case of vinegar and baking soda, the acid in vinegar acts as a catalyst, causing the reaction between vinegar and baking soda to occur more quickly and produce the fizzing effect.

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  • 18. 

    When you misbehave, your parent will probably ______________ you!

    • A.

      Brazen

    • B.

      Facilitate

    • C.

      Catalyst

    • D.

      Reprimand

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Reprimand
    Explanation
    When you misbehave, your parent will probably reprimand you. Reprimanding means scolding or admonishing someone for their actions. In this context, it implies that when a person misbehaves, their parent will likely scold or reprove them as a way of correcting their behavior. The other options, brazen, facilitate, and catalyst, do not fit the context of the sentence and do not convey the idea of parental discipline.

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  • 19. 

    The US economy is a ____________________ issue and needs our focused attention!

    • A.

      Opaque

    • B.

      Catalyst

    • C.

      Paramount

    • D.

      Prattle

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Paramount
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "paramount." Paramount means of the highest importance or significance. In this context, the statement suggests that the US economy is a matter of utmost importance and requires our concentrated attention.

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  • 20. 

    The unemployment line was ______________ because there were many jobless workers who needed to be processed.

    • A.

      Stagnant

    • B.

      Brazen

    • C.

      Opaque

    • D.

      Confederate

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Stagnant
    Explanation
    The word "stagnant" means not moving or flowing, and can be used to describe a situation that is not changing or progressing. In the context of the sentence, if the unemployment line is stagnant, it means that it is not moving or progressing because there are many jobless workers who need to be processed. This suggests that there is a large number of unemployed individuals waiting to be assisted, causing the line to be stagnant and not moving forward.

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