Vocabulary Level D Unit 6

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    An antonym for tenacious is:

    • A.

      Weak

    • B.

      Bland

    • C.

      Cheer

    • D.

      Gentle

    • E.

      Both A and D apply

    Correct Answer
    E. Both A and D apply
    Explanation
    The word "tenacious" means to be persistent, determined, or strong-willed. The antonym for tenacious would be something that is weak or lacking in strength. "Both A and D apply" refers to options A (weak) and D (gentle), which both represent qualities that are opposite to being tenacious.

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  • 2. 

    A synonym for lucid is:

    • A.

      Limpid

    • B.

      Simple

    • C.

      Prenatal

    • D.

      Surplus

    • E.

      Deride

    Correct Answer
    A. Limpid
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "limpid" because it means clear and easily understandable, just like the word "lucid". Both words describe something that is transparent and easy to comprehend.

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  • 3. 

    A synonym for taunt is:

    • A.

      Weak

    • B.

      Tease

    • C.

      Jeer

    • D.

      Replace

    • E.

      Both B and C apply

    Correct Answer
    E. Both B and C apply
    Explanation
    The word "taunt" means to provoke or mock someone in a contemptuous or sarcastic manner. Both "tease" and "jeer" are synonyms for taunt as they involve teasing or mocking someone in a similar way. "Weak" and "replace" do not have the same meaning as taunt, so they are not synonyms. Therefore, the correct answer is that both options B and C, which are "tease" and "jeer," apply as synonyms for taunt.

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  • 4. 

    The BEST antonyms for tenacious are:

    • A.

      Prenatal and primordial

    • B.

      Necessary, vital, and indispensable

    • C.

      Yielding, submissive, and weak

    • D.

      To take apart or disassemble

    • E.

      Mild and good

    Correct Answer
    C. Yielding, submissive, and weak
    Explanation
    The antonyms for "tenacious" are words that describe the opposite qualities of being determined, persistent, and strong-willed. "Yielding" means giving in or surrendering easily, "submissive" means obedient and passive, and "weak" means lacking strength or power. These words contrast with the idea of being tenacious, which implies a strong grip or hold on something and not easily giving up.

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  • 5. 

    Someone who is NOT perfunctory is  ________________.

    • A.

      Credible

    • B.

      Diligent

    • C.

      Hardworking

    • D.

      Lazy

    • E.

      Both B and C apply

    Correct Answer
    E. Both B and C apply
    Explanation
    Someone who is NOT perfunctory is diligent and hardworking. Perfunctory means performing a task with minimal effort or interest. Therefore, someone who is not perfunctory would be the opposite, meaning they put in a lot of effort and are dedicated to their work, making them diligent and hardworking.

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  • 6. 

    Another word for intricate is:

    • A.

      Simple

    • B.

      Uninvolved

    • C.

      Uncomplicated

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. None of the above
    Explanation
    The word "intricate" means complex, detailed, or complicated. None of the given options - simple, uninvolved, uncomplicated - convey the same meaning as intricate. Therefore, the correct answer is "none of the above" as none of the options are synonyms for intricate.

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  • 7. 

    The opposite of diligent is:

    • A.

      Hardworking

    • B.

      Lazy

    • C.

      Mean

    • D.

      To make amends for

    • E.

      Sarcastic

    Correct Answer
    B. Lazy
    Explanation
    The opposite of diligent is lazy because diligence refers to being careful, thorough, and hardworking, while laziness implies a lack of motivation, effort, and productivity. Lazy individuals tend to avoid work or put minimal effort into tasks, displaying a lack of diligence. Therefore, lazy is the antonym that best contrasts with diligent in terms of work ethic and attitude.

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  • 8. 

    A synonym for doleful is:

    • A.

      Plausible

    • B.

      Melancholy

    • C.

      Sedulous

    • D.

      Sorrowful

    • E.

      Both B and D apply

    Correct Answer
    E. Both B and D apply
    Explanation
    The correct answer is both B and D apply. The word "doleful" means expressing sorrow or grief. The synonyms for doleful are "melancholy" and "sorrowful". Therefore, both options B and D are correct as they both mean the same thing as "doleful".

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  • 9. 

    Impoverished is what part of speech?

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adjective

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Preposition

    Correct Answer
    C. Adjective
    Explanation
    Impoverished is an adjective because it describes or modifies a noun. It is used to describe someone or something that is extremely poor or lacking in resources or wealth.

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  • 10. 

    Another word for ghastly is:

    • A.

      Sorrowful

    • B.

      Grisly

    • C.

      Stubborn

    • D.

      Dreadful

    • E.

      Both B and D apply

    Correct Answer
    E. Both B and D apply
    Explanation
    The word "ghastly" is an adjective that means extremely unpleasant, shocking, or horrifying. The word "grisly" also means causing horror or disgust, which is synonymous with "ghastly." Similarly, the word "dreadful" means causing fear, shock, or distress, which is another synonym for "ghastly." Therefore, both options B (grisly) and D (dreadful) are applicable synonyms for "ghastly."

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  • 11. 

    Bondage means:

    • A.

      Sorrowful

    • B.

      Captivity

    • C.

      Cheerful

    • D.

      Servitude

    • E.

      Both B and D apply

    Correct Answer
    E. Both B and D apply
    Explanation
    The word "bondage" refers to being in a state of captivity or servitude, which implies a lack of freedom and autonomy. This can lead to feelings of sorrow and sadness. Therefore, both options B (captivity) and D (servitude) apply to the meaning of "bondage".

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  • 12. 

    Which is the CORRECT SPELLING?

    • A.

      Credable

    • B.

      Creddible

    • C.

      Credibal

    • D.

      Credible

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Credible
    Explanation
    The correct spelling is "credible". This word means that something is believable or trustworthy. It is spelled with an "i" after the "e" and ends with "ble".

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  • 13. 

    A synonym for supplant:

    • A.

      Replace

    • B.

      Surplus

    • C.

      Fussy

    • D.

      Displace

    • E.

      Both A and D apply

    Correct Answer
    E. Both A and D apply
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "both A and D apply" because "supplant" means to replace or displace someone or something, and both the words "replace" and "displace" are synonyms for "supplant". Therefore, both options A and D are correct.

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  • 14. 

    Taunt is what part of speech?

    • A.

      Adjective

    • B.

      Noun

    • C.

      Verb

    • D.

      Adverb

    • E.

      Both B and C apply

    Correct Answer
    E. Both B and C apply
    Explanation
    The word "taunt" can function as both a noun and a verb. As a noun, it refers to a mocking or insulting remark or action. As a verb, it means to mock, insult, or provoke someone with scornful or sarcastic words or actions. Therefore, both options B and C, which refer to noun and verb respectively, apply to the word "taunt".

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  • 15. 

    "Surplus" is a synonym for:

    • A.

      Tenacious

    • B.

      Lucid

    • C.

      Supplant

    • D.

      Superfluous

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Superfluous
    Explanation
    The word "surplus" refers to an excess or an abundance of something. Similarly, "superfluous" means unnecessary or more than what is needed. Therefore, "superfluous" is a synonym for "surplus" as both words convey the idea of something being extra or exceeding the required amount.

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  • 16. 

    The old man was bitterly sarcastic or:

    • A.

      Prim

    • B.

      Diligent

    • C.

      Sardonic

    • D.

      Impoverished

    • E.

      Incessant

    Correct Answer
    C. Sardonic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "sardonic." This word is used to describe someone who is bitterly sarcastic or mocking. It implies a tone of scorn or derision.

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  • 17. 

    The player took the field to as the home crowd ______________ and jeered at him.

    • A.

      Hampered

    • B.

      Hewed

    • C.

      Taunted

    • D.

      Defrayed

    • E.

      Atoned

    Correct Answer
    C. Taunted
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "taunted." In this context, the home crowd is described as both cheering and jeering at the player. "Taunted" means to provoke or mock someone with insults or ridicule, which fits the description of the crowd's behavior towards the player.

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