Vocabulary Exam: Could You Pass The Quiz?

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  • 1. 

    Zealous

    • A.

      With hand on hip and elbow bent outward

    • B.

      Enthusiastic

    Correct Answer
    B. Enthusiastic
    Explanation
    The word "zealous" means to be enthusiastic, passionate, or fervent about something. In this context, the description of "with hand on hip and elbow bent outward" does not provide any relevant information or connection to the word "zealous." Therefore, the correct answer must be "enthusiastic," which is a synonym of "zealous" and accurately describes someone who is eager and excited about something.

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  • 2. 

    Formulated

    • A.

      A reply intended to show fault in an opponent's argument

    • B.

      Definite

    Correct Answer
    B. Definite
  • 3. 

    Prior

    • A.

      Previous in time

    • B.

      Imitate

    Correct Answer
    A. Previous in time
    Explanation
    The word "prior" means something that comes before or is earlier in time. It is synonymous with "previous in time." Therefore, the given answer, "previous in time," accurately defines the meaning of the word "prior."

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  • 4. 

    Averted

    • A.

      Previous in time

    • B.

      Ward off

    Correct Answer
    B. Ward off
    Explanation
    The word "averted" means to prevent or avoid something harmful or dangerous from happening. It is often used in the context of stopping or diverting a potential threat or disaster. The phrase "ward off" has a similar meaning, as it refers to taking action to keep something or someone away or to defend against it. Therefore, "ward off" is a suitable synonym for "averted" as both convey the idea of preventing or avoiding something.

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  • 5. 

    Mimicking

    • A.

      Imitate

    • B.

      Previous in time

    Correct Answer
    A. Imitate
    Explanation
    The word "mimicking" means imitating or copying someone or something. It is used to describe the action of replicating or reproducing the behavior, actions, or characteristics of someone or something else. Therefore, "imitate" is the correct answer as it is a synonym of "mimicking" and conveys the same meaning. The other option, "previous in time," is unrelated to the given word and does not provide a suitable explanation.

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  • 6. 

    Audacious

    • A.

      Daring

    • B.

      With hand on hip and elbow bent outward

    Correct Answer
    A. Daring
    Explanation
    The word "audacious" means to be daring or bold in taking risks or being adventurous. It implies a willingness to step outside of one's comfort zone and engage in bold actions. Therefore, the answer "daring" accurately captures the meaning of "audacious" as it reflects a willingness to take on challenges and push boundaries.

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  • 7. 

    Mendicant

    • A.

      Excessive interest of oneself.

    • B.

      Beggar

    Correct Answer
    B. Beggar
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "beggar". The word "mendicant" refers to a beggar or someone who lives by begging. In this context, the word "excessive interest of oneself" does not make sense and is unrelated to the meaning of "mendicant". Therefore, the correct answer is "beggar", which accurately represents the meaning of the word.

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  • 8. 

    Feat

    • A.

      Achievement

    • B.

      Beggar

    Correct Answer
    A. Achievement
    Explanation
    The word "feat" is synonymous with "achievement." It refers to an impressive or remarkable accomplishment. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "achievement."

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  • 9. 

    Narcissistic

    • A.

      Excessive interest of oneself.

    • B.

      Previous in time

    Correct Answer
    A. Excessive interest of oneself.
    Explanation
    The word "narcissistic" is defined as having an excessive interest in oneself. This means that someone who is narcissistic is overly focused on themselves, their own needs, and their own desires. They may have an inflated sense of self-importance and constantly seek attention and admiration from others. This excessive self-centeredness is the correct answer for the given word.

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  • 10. 

    Callous

    • A.

      Excessive interest of oneself.

    • B.

      Insensitive

    Correct Answer
    B. Insensitive
    Explanation
    The word "callous" means insensitive or lacking in empathy. It is used to describe someone who is indifferent to the feelings or suffering of others. Therefore, the correct answer, "insensitive," accurately represents the meaning of the word "callous."

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  • 11. 

    Conspicuous

    • A.

      Excessive interest of oneself.

    • B.

      Attractive

    Correct Answer
    B. Attractive
    Explanation
    The word "conspicuous" means easily noticeable or standing out. It does not have any direct connection with excessive interest in oneself. On the other hand, the word "attractive" means appealing or pleasing to the senses or emotions. It is a more fitting antonym for "conspicuous" as it represents something that is pleasing or attractive rather than standing out or being noticeable.

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  • 12. 

    Gnashing

    • A.

      To grind the teeth

    • B.

      Excessive interest of oneself.

    Correct Answer
    A. To grind the teeth
    Explanation
    The word "gnashing" refers specifically to the action of grinding one's teeth. It does not have any association with excessive interest in oneself. Therefore, the correct answer is "to grind the teeth."

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  • 13. 

    Heritage

    • A.

      To grind the teeth

    • B.

      What may be inherited

    Correct Answer
    B. What may be inherited
    Explanation
    The word "heritage" refers to something that is passed down from previous generations, typically in terms of cultural or historical significance. The phrase "to grind the teeth" is unrelated to the concept of inheritance. Therefore, the only logical option is "what may be inherited," as it directly relates to the meaning of "heritage."

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  • 14. 

    Tantalize

    • A.

      What may be inherited

    • B.

      To tease

    Correct Answer
    B. To tease
    Explanation
    The word "tantalize" means to tease or torment someone by showing them something desirable but then keeping it out of their reach. This word implies a sense of frustration and longing, as if the person is being tempted but cannot have what they desire. Therefore, the correct answer is "to tease."

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  • 15. 

    Pennants

    • A.

      A reply intended to show fault in an opponent's argument

    • B.

      Tapering flag

    Correct Answer
    B. Tapering flag
    Explanation
    The word "pennants" refers to tapering flags. Therefore, the correct answer is "tapering flag".

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  • 16. 

    Observant

    • A.

      What may be inherited

    • B.

      Quick to notice

    Correct Answer
    B. Quick to notice
    Explanation
    The word "observant" means being quick to notice or perceive things. In this context, the question is asking for a word that describes someone who is quick to notice things. Therefore, the correct answer is "quick to notice."

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  • 17. 

    Obsolete

    • A.

      No longer in general use

    • B.

      Quick to notice

    Correct Answer
    A. No longer in general use
    Explanation
    The word "obsolete" refers to something that is no longer in general use or outdated. It implies that the object or idea has become irrelevant or replaced by newer alternatives.

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  • 18. 

    Murky

    • A.

      Quick to notice

    • B.

      Confused

    Correct Answer
    B. Confused
    Explanation
    The word "murky" means dark, unclear, or hazy. It is often used to describe a situation or atmosphere that is difficult to understand or see clearly. In this context, "quick to notice" does not fit the definition of "murky." However, "confused" aligns with the meaning of "murky" as it suggests a state of being uncertain, unclear, or muddled. Therefore, "confused" is the correct answer.

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  • 19. 

    Serene

    • A.

      Calm

    • B.

      No longer in general use

    Correct Answer
    A. Calm
    Explanation
    The word "serene" is synonymous with "calm." It refers to a state of tranquility and peace. The word "serene" is not no longer in general use; it is still commonly used to describe a peaceful and calm atmosphere or demeanor. Therefore, the correct answer is "calm."

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  • 20. 

    Diligent

    • A.

      No longer in general use

    • B.

      Attentive and persistent in doing something

    Correct Answer
    B. Attentive and persistent in doing something
    Explanation
    The word "diligent" means being attentive and persistent in doing something. It implies that the person is careful, hardworking, and committed to completing tasks or achieving goals. The word "no longer in general use" is not relevant to the meaning of "diligent" and does not provide an explanation for the correct answer.

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  • 21. 

    Livid

    • A.

      Furiously angry

    • B.

      Attentive and persistent in doing something

    Correct Answer
    A. Furiously angry
    Explanation
    The word "livid" is commonly used to describe someone who is extremely angry or furious. It is often associated with intense rage or anger. Therefore, the correct answer "furiously angry" accurately captures the meaning of the word "livid".

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  • 22. 

    Spiral

    • A.

      Attentive and persistent in doing something

    • B.

      Helical

    Correct Answer
    B. Helical
    Explanation
    The word "spiral" is defined as a curve that continuously gets closer to a central point as it moves further away. The word "helical" is a synonym for "spiral" and refers to something that has the shape or form of a helix, which is a spiral shape. Therefore, "helical" is the correct answer as it accurately describes the meaning of "spiral" in this context.

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  • 23. 

    Conflagration

    • A.

      A destructive fire

    • B.

      Attentive and persistent in doing something

    Correct Answer
    A. A destructive fire
    Explanation
    The word "conflagration" refers to a destructive fire. It implies a fire that is intense, widespread, and causes significant damage. The word "destructive" indicates that the fire causes harm and destruction to its surroundings. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "a destructive fire."

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  • 24. 

    Linger

    • A.

      A reply intended to show fault in an opponent's argument

    • B.

      To remain or stay

    Correct Answer
    B. To remain or stay
    Explanation
    The word "linger" means to remain or stay. It does not refer to a reply intended to show fault in an opponent's argument.

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  • 25. 

    Fatuous

    • A.

      Foolish

    • B.

      To remain or stay

    Correct Answer
    A. Foolish
    Explanation
    The word "fatuous" means foolish. It is used to describe someone or something that lacks intelligence or common sense. This word implies that the person or thing is silly, absurd, or lacking in seriousness. Therefore, the correct answer for this question is "foolish".

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  • 26. 

    Rebuttal

    • A.

      A reply intended to show fault in an opponent's argument

    • B.

      To remain or stay

    Correct Answer
    A. A reply intended to show fault in an opponent's argument
    Explanation
    The word "rebuttal" refers to a response that is aimed at pointing out flaws or weaknesses in an opponent's argument. It is a counter-argument that challenges the validity or logic of the opposing viewpoint. In a debate or discussion, a rebuttal is used to weaken the opponent's stance and strengthen one's own position. It is a crucial element in critical thinking and persuasive communication, as it allows individuals to present evidence or reasoning that contradicts the claims made by their adversary.

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  • 27. 

    Abyss

    • A.

      A reply intended to show fault in an opponent's argument

    • B.

      Anything profound

    Correct Answer
    B. Anything profound
    Explanation
    The word "abyss" is often used to describe something deep, vast, and immeasurable. It can be associated with the concept of something profound or having great depth. Therefore, the correct answer is "anything profound."

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  • 28. 

    Vindictive

    • A.

      Vengeful

    • B.

      Anything profound

    Correct Answer
    A. Vengeful
    Explanation
    The word "vindictive" means having or showing a strong desire for revenge. Similarly, the word "vengeful" also means desiring or seeking revenge. Therefore, "vengeful" is a suitable synonym for "vindictive" as both words convey the same meaning of seeking revenge or having a strong desire for retaliation.

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  • 29. 

    Akimbo

    • A.

      With hand on hip and elbow bent outward

    • B.

      Vengeful

    Correct Answer
    A. With hand on hip and elbow bent outward
    Explanation
    "akimbo" refers to the posture where one hand is placed on the hip while the elbow is bent outward. This position is often seen as a confident or assertive stance. The word "vengeful" does not relate to the given answer and is not relevant to the definition of "akimbo".

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  • 30. 

    Tyrant

    • A.

      With hand on hip and elbow bent outward

    • B.

      An absolute ruler

    Correct Answer
    B. An absolute ruler
    Explanation
    The word "tyrant" refers to an absolute ruler who exercises power in a cruel and oppressive manner. The description of someone with their hand on their hip and elbow bent outward does not directly relate to the word "tyrant." Therefore, the correct answer is "an absolute ruler."

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