Vocabulary Quiz 1

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Vocabulary Quizzes & Trivia

First vocabulary quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
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  • 6. 
    Give an example of a precarious situation.
  • 7. 
  • 8. 
    Create a sentence for the word cryptic.
  • 9. 
    Create a sentence for the word philanthropic.
  • 10. 
    Create a sentence for the word captious.
  • 11. 
    Create a sentence for the word bemoan.
  • 12. 
    Profound
    • A. 

      Of deep meaning

    • B. 

      In favor of location

    • C. 

      Shallow; superficial

  • 13. 
    Altruistic
    • A. 

      Of the priesthood

    • B. 

      Self-centered; mean

    • C. 

      Unselfishly concerned for others

  • 14. 
    Naive
    • A. 

      Artful; wise

    • B. 

      Simple; direct; unsophisticated

    • C. 

      Concerned with wealth

  • 15. 
    Placid
    • A. 

      Calm; smooth

    • B. 

      Rough

    • C. 

      Prone to fight

  • 16. 
    Prodigal
    • A. 

      Wastefully or recklessly extravagant

    • B. 

      Cautious

    • C. 

      Returning home

  • 17. 
    Zoe wanted to impress her classmates, so she threw a ___________ party with lots of food and expensive decorations. 
  • 18. 
    After he's had a few drinks, Cal gets ____________ and tries to start fights.
  • 19. 
    Bruce Wayne wanted a suit that would make Batman ____________ to any bullets or knifes. 
  • 20. 
    Definition: generous bestowal of gifts
    • A. 

      Largess

    • B. 

      Captious

    • C. 

      Pugnacious

  • 21. 
    Definition: something or someone who hunts prey
    • A. 

      Enigma

    • B. 

      Predator

    • C. 

      Antagonist

  • 22. 
    Definition: an area of boggy ground whose surface yields under the foot (like quicksand); or a difficult situation
    • A. 

      Turbulence

    • B. 

      Mercenary

    • C. 

      Quagmire

  • 23. 
    Definition: very generous
    • A. 

      Munificent

    • B. 

      Contentious

    • C. 

      Pugnacious

  • 24. 
    Gillian was always ___________ to others, forgiving and kind even when they had done her wrong.
  • 25. 
    Agent Williams had to take medicine for his ______________, or high blood pressure.
  • 26. 
    Miss Landeau encouraged her students to use ____________ language in their essays.  
  • 27. 
    Definition: damaging; hurtful
    • A. 

      Devious

    • B. 

      Detrimental

    • C. 

      Austere

  • 28. 
    Definition: to make better
    • A. 

      Ameliorate

    • B. 

      Destroy

    • C. 

      Contaminate

  • 29. 
    Which word doesn't fit?
    • A. 

      Alleviate

    • B. 

      Quell

    • C. 

      Mollify

    • D. 

      Instigate

    • E. 

      Mitigate

  • 30. 
    Which word doesn't fit?
    • A. 

      Frugal

    • B. 

      Benevolent

    • C. 

      Miserly

    • D. 

      Thrifty

    • E. 

      Avaricious

  • 31. 
    Labyrinth
    • A. 

      A complicated maze

    • B. 

      A mythical creature

    • C. 

      Ancient city

  • 32. 
    • A. 

      Friendly and easy to get along with

    • B. 

      Disagreeable to deal with

    • C. 

      Marked by fear

  • 33. 
    Nefarious
    • A. 

      Good, honest

    • B. 

      Extremely wicked or villainous

    • C. 

      Agreeable

  • 34. 
    Which word doesn't fit?
    • A. 

      Congenial

    • B. 

      Convivial

    • C. 

      Rancorous

    • D. 

      Gregarious

    • E. 

      Cordial

  • 35. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 36. 
    Virulent
    • A. 

      Actively poisonous

    • B. 

      Not harmful

    • C. 

      Funny

  • 37. 
    Indigenous
    • A. 

      Native to

    • B. 

      Far away from

    • C. 

      Independent of

  • 38. 
    Which word doesn't fit?
    • A. 

      Eradicate

    • B. 

      Curtail

    • C. 

      Sever

    • D. 

      Confounding