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Expand your vocabulary

1 May, 2022

Circle A, B, or C that most accurately fits the meaning and check your answers with the key.

1. Portray
A. to describe
B. to perceive
C. to mimic
2. Beset
A. to compel
B. to harass
C.to discourage
3. Pending
A. awaiting decision
B. important
C. complete
4. Sensibility
A. capacity for tenderness
B. capacity for feeling
C. capacity for creativity
5. Idealist
A. enthusiast
B. achiever
C. person who has high standards
6. Raze
A. to insult
B. to plunder
C. to demolish
7. Exploitation
A. unfair utilization
B. subtle deception
C. careful study
8. Jubilee
A. celebration
B. pageant
C. announcement
9. Genocide
A. self-destruction
B. extermination of a race
C. assassination
10. Encumber
A. to encircle
B. to burden
C. to climb
11. Aboriginal
A. native
B. extreme
C. unique
12. Discrepancy
A. loss
B. dishonesty
C. inconsistency
13. Urbane
A. street-smart
B. courteous and sophisticated
C. cynical
14. Caricature
A. cartoon likeness
B. biographical sketch
C. personality trait
15. Staples
A. life-giving forces
B. raw materials
C. medical supplies

1. A
2. B
3. A
4. B
5. C
6. C
7. A
8. A
9. B
10. B
11. A
12. C
13. B
14. A
15. B

01 – 05 Correct: Good
06 – 10 Correct: Excellent
11 – 15 Correct: Exceptional