Vocabulary Level F Unit 3

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  • 1. 

    The opposite of cherish:

    • A.

      Ascribe

    • B.

      Tenuous

    • C.

      Abominate

    • D.

      Inadvertent

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Abominate
    Explanation
    The opposite of cherish is to abominate. Cherishing something means to hold it dear and to value it greatly, while abominating something means to detest or hate it intensely. Therefore, abominate is the antonym of cherish.

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  • 2. 

    The definition of acculturation is:

    • A.

      To blame, or assign cause to

    • B.

      The blend of social patterns and traits; the resultant blend

    • C.

      To feel sorry for, to sympathize

    • D.

      To have intense dislike for

    • E.

      A natural or habitual inclination

    Correct Answer
    B. The blend of social patterns and traits; the resultant blend
    Explanation
    Acculturation refers to the process of blending or combining social patterns and traits from different cultures, resulting in a resultant blend. It involves the adoption and integration of cultural elements from one group into another, leading to cultural changes and a new cultural identity. This definition highlights the essence of acculturation as a process of cultural mixing and the creation of a new cultural blend.

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  • 3. 

    Winning the lottery is________.

    • A.

      Seditious

    • B.

      Noncommittal

    • C.

      Proclivity

    • D.

      Vitriolic

    • E.

      Adventitious

    Correct Answer
    E. Adventitious
    Explanation
    Winning the lottery is adventitious means that winning the lottery is accidental or happening by chance, rather than being planned or intentional.

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  • 4. 

    To assign or refer to (as cause or source), attribute is:

    • A.

      Ascribe

    • B.

      Peculate

    • C.

      Enjoin

    • D.

      Expiate

    • E.

      Commiserate

    Correct Answer
    A. Ascribe
    Explanation
    To ascribe means to assign or refer to something as the cause or source. It is the appropriate term to use in this context as it accurately describes the action of attributing something to a particular cause or source. The other options, such as peculate, enjoin, expiate, and commiserate, do not have the same meaning or relevance to the given question.

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  • 5. 

    The definition of circuitous:

    • A.

      Resulting from chance

    • B.

      Roundabout, not direct

    • C.

      A state of great excitement

    • D.

      To make up for

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Roundabout, not direct
    Explanation
    The correct answer for this question is "roundabout, not direct". Circuitous means taking a longer route or detour instead of going straight or directly to a destination. It implies a lack of directness or efficiency in reaching a goal or completing a task.

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  • 6. 

    To empathize is to:

    • A.

      Wheedle

    • B.

      Expiate

    • C.

      Enjoin

    • D.

      Commiserate

    • E.

      Abominate

    Correct Answer
    D. Commiserate
    Explanation
    To empathize is to commiserate, meaning to show understanding and sympathy towards someone's pain or suffering. It involves sharing in their feelings and offering support or comfort. The other options, wheedle, expiate, enjoin, and abominate, do not relate to the act of empathizing.

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  • 7. 

    I _____ them to stop spending so much money or to face the consequenes.

    • A.

      Expedite

    • B.

      Peculate

    • C.

      Sangfroid

    • D.

      Tenuous

    • E.

      Enjoin

    Correct Answer
    E. Enjoin
    Explanation
    The word "enjoin" means to command or order someone to do something. In this context, the speaker is telling "them" to stop spending so much money or face the consequences. This implies that the speaker is giving a strong command or order to stop the behavior.

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  • 8. 

    Define expedite:

    • A.

      To make easy, cause to progress faster

    • B.

      Resulting from or marked by lack of attention

    • C.

      To steal something that has been given into one's trust

    • D.

      Composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances

    Correct Answer
    A. To make easy, cause to progress faster
    Explanation
    Expedite means to make something easier or to cause it to progress faster. This definition aligns with the given correct answer, which states that expedite means to make easy and cause to progress faster.

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  • 9. 

    To expiate is to:

    • A.

      Make amends

    • B.

      Make up for

    • C.

      Avert

    • D.

      Redeem

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    To expiate means to make amends for a wrongdoing or to make up for a mistake. It can also refer to averting or avoiding the negative consequences of one's actions. Additionally, expiating can involve redeeming oneself or seeking forgiveness for past actions. Therefore, all of the given options - make amends, make up for, avert, and redeem - accurately describe the meaning of expiate.

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  • 10. 

    A state of great excitement

    • A.

      Nominal

    • B.

      Proclivity

    • C.

      Seditious

    • D.

      Ferment

    • E.

      Non of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. Ferment
    Explanation
    Ferment refers to a state of great excitement or agitation. It can also be used to describe a process of chemical reaction or fermentation. In this context, ferment is the correct answer as it aligns with the given definition of "a state of great excitement". The other options - nominal, proclivity, and seditious - do not match the given definition and are therefore not the correct answer.

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  • 11. 

    If, as you say, your slamming of the door on the way out was completely __________, you should be more careful in the future.

    • A.

      Noncommittal

    • B.

      Inadvertent

    • C.

      Vitriolic

    • D.

      Ascribe

    • E.

      Tenuous

    Correct Answer
    B. Inadvertent
    Explanation
    The word "inadvertent" means unintentional or accidental. In the given sentence, the speaker is implying that if the slamming of the door was truly unintentional, the person should be more cautious in the future. This suggests that the action was not done on purpose and was a mistake.

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  • 12. 

    Existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously

    • A.

      Ferment

    • B.

      Enjoin

    • C.

      Acculturation

    • D.

      Adventitious

    • E.

      Nominal

    Correct Answer
    E. Nominal
    Explanation
    Nominal means existing in name only, not real. It refers to something that is too small or insignificant to be considered or taken seriously. In this context, it suggests that the thing being referred to lacks substance or significance. The other options do not fit this definition. Ferment means a state of unrest or agitation. Enjoin means to command or order. Acculturation refers to the process of adopting the cultural traits or social patterns of another group. Adventitious means happening by chance or accident. Therefore, the correct answer is nominal.

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  • 13. 

    We questioned her quietly, carefully, and at length, but still her answers remained_______.

    • A.

      Tenuous

    • B.

      Vitriolic

    • C.

      Wheedle

    • D.

      Noncommittal

    • E.

      Abominate

    Correct Answer
    D. Noncommittal
    Explanation
    The word "noncommittal" means not expressing a clear or definite opinion or position. In the given context, despite questioning the person quietly, carefully, and at length, her answers remained noncommittal, indicating that she was not willing to take a firm stance or provide clear answers.

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  • 14. 

    Embezzle, defraud, misappropriate

    • A.

      Seditious

    • B.

      Vitriolic

    • C.

      Acculturation

    • D.

      Ascribe

    • E.

      Peculate

    Correct Answer
    E. Peculate
    Explanation
    Peculate refers to the act of embezzling or misappropriating funds or assets for personal gain. It involves illegally taking or stealing money that has been entrusted to someone. The other options, such as embezzle and defraud, are synonyms of peculate and also mean the same thing. Therefore, the correct answer is peculate.

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  • 15. 

    Her ______ to help others with their homework led teachers to ask her to be a tutor.

    • A.

      Expedite

    • B.

      Circuitous

    • C.

      Sangfroid

    • D.

      Proclivity

    • E.

      Wheedle

    Correct Answer
    D. Proclivity
    Explanation
    The word "proclivity" means a natural or inherent tendency or inclination towards something. In the given sentence, it implies that the person has a natural inclination or tendency to help others with their homework. This quality is recognized by teachers, leading them to ask her to be a tutor.

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  • 16. 

    Sangfroid:

    • A.

      Coolness

    • B.

      Equanimity

    • C.

      Composure

    • D.

      Poise

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    The word "sangfroid" refers to a state of coolness, equanimity, composure, and poise. Therefore, all of the options provided - coolness, equanimity, composure, and poise - are correct synonyms for "sangfroid".

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  • 17. 

    Seditious means:

    • A.

      Thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance

    • B.

      A natural or habitual inclination or tendency

    • C.

      Resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government

    • D.

      Not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no

    Correct Answer
    C. Resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government." This is because the word "seditious" is commonly used to describe actions or behavior that go against or challenge the authority of a government or ruling body. It implies a deliberate intention to undermine or overthrow the established authority.

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  • 18. 

    The opposite of substantial is:

    • A.

      Vitriolic

    • B.

      Abominate

    • C.

      Tenuous

    • D.

      Wheedle

    • E.

      Ferment

    Correct Answer
    C. Tenuous
    Explanation
    The word "substantial" refers to something that is significant, large, or substantial in size or importance. The opposite of this would be something that is weak, insubstantial, or lacking in strength or importance. The word "tenuous" fits this definition as it means something that is weak, thin, or flimsy. Therefore, "tenuous" is the correct opposite of "substantial".

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  • 19. 

    Bitter, sarcatc; highly caustic or biting (like strong acid)

    • A.

      Abominate

    • B.

      Ascribe

    • C.

      Acculturation

    • D.

      Wheedle

    • E.

      Vitriolic

    Correct Answer
    E. Vitriolic
    Explanation
    The word "vitriolic" means highly caustic or biting, similar to a strong acid. It is used to describe something that is bitter or sarcastic in nature. In this context, the other given words do not convey the same meaning. "Abominate" means to hate or detest, "ascribe" means to attribute or assign, "acculturation" refers to the process of adopting the cultural traits of another group, and "wheedle" means to persuade or coax someone. Only "vitriolic" accurately describes something that is caustic or biting.

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  • 20. 

    The opposite of intimidate s:

    • A.

      Abominate

    • B.

      Expiate

    • C.

      Wheedle

    • D.

      Proclivity

    Correct Answer
    C. Wheedle
    Explanation
    Wheedle is the opposite of intimidate because wheedle means to persuade or coax someone using flattery or sweet talk, while intimidate means to frighten or threaten someone in order to make them do something or to gain power over them. Wheedling involves being friendly and charming, while intimidating involves instilling fear or apprehension. Therefore, wheedle is the opposite of intimidate in terms of their actions and intentions.

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