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This quiz is over the past few weeks worth of vocabulary words from word of the day exercises.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The word embody means:

    • A.

      To give a bodily form to

    • B.

      To dance to the newest song

    Correct Answer
    A. To give a bodily form to
    Explanation
    The word "embody" means to give a physical or bodily form to something. It implies the act of giving a tangible shape or form to an abstract concept or idea. It suggests the transformation of something intangible into a concrete and visible manifestation. This definition aligns with the first option provided, which states "To give a bodily form to." The second option, "To dance to the newest song," is unrelated to the meaning of the word "embody" and can be disregarded.

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  • 2. 

    The word scavenger means:

    • A.

      Give people money on the street

    • B.

      One that scavenges

    Correct Answer
    B. One that scavenges
    Explanation
    The word scavenger refers to a person or animal that collects or searches for discarded items or food. They typically find and gather things that others have discarded or left behind. In this context, the answer "One that scavenges" accurately describes the meaning of the word scavenger.

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  • 3. 

    The word respect means:

    • A.

      To feel or show deferential regard for; esteem

    • B.

      To be rude and hostile

    Correct Answer
    A. To feel or show deferential regard for; esteem
    Explanation
    The word respect means to feel or show deferential regard for someone or something, to esteem them. It implies treating others with courtesy, consideration, and admiration. It involves recognizing their worth, opinions, and rights. Respect is about valuing and honoring others, their boundaries, and their perspectives. It is the opposite of being rude and hostile, which goes against the principles of respect.

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  • 4. 

    The word maim means:

    • A.

      To hit with a heavy object

    • B.

      To disable or disfigure

    Correct Answer
    B. To disable or disfigure
    Explanation
    The word "maim" means to disable or disfigure someone. It refers to causing severe physical harm that results in a permanent disability or disfigurement. This word is often used to describe injuries that cause long-lasting or permanent damage to a person's body, such as the loss of a limb or the disfigurement of their face. It implies a deliberate act of causing harm to someone, resulting in a significant impairment of their physical abilities or appearance.

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  • 5. 

    The word mediate means:

    • A.

      To reach a mental calm

    • B.

      To resolve or settle (differences) by working with all the conflicting parties

    Correct Answer
    B. To resolve or settle (differences) by working with all the conflicting parties
    Explanation
    The word "mediate" means to resolve or settle differences by working with all the conflicting parties. It implies the act of facilitating a negotiation or discussion between two or more parties to find a mutually agreeable solution. Mediation involves actively engaging with the conflicting parties to help them reach a resolution, often by acting as a neutral third party.

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  • 6. 

    The word kindred means:

    • A.

      To be of adopted relatives

    • B.

      Having a similar or related origin, nature, or character

    Correct Answer
    B. Having a similar or related origin, nature, or character
    Explanation
    The word "kindred" refers to something that has a similar or related origin, nature, or character. It implies a connection or similarity between two or more things. The option "Having a similar or related origin, nature, or character" accurately captures the meaning of the word "kindred" and aligns with its usage in the sentence.

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  • 7. 

    The word judicious means:

    • A.

      To go to law school and earn lots of money

    • B.

      Having or exhibiting sound judgment

    Correct Answer
    B. Having or exhibiting sound judgment
    Explanation
    The word "judicious" means having or exhibiting sound judgment. This implies that a person who is judicious is able to make wise and sensible decisions based on careful consideration and good reasoning. They are likely to consider all the relevant factors and weigh the pros and cons before making a decision. Being judicious is an important quality as it helps individuals make informed choices and avoid impulsive or reckless actions.

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  • 8. 

    The word sullen means:

    • A.

      Showing a brooding ill humor or silent resentment

    • B.

      Not having what you want

    Correct Answer
    A. Showing a brooding ill humor or silent resentment
    Explanation
    The word "sullen" refers to someone who displays a gloomy and irritable attitude, often accompanied by silent anger or bitterness. This person may be brooding and unwilling to engage in conversation or show any positive emotions. The term does not imply a lack of something desired, but rather a negative and resentful demeanor.

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