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Expand your vocabulary

13 November, 2022

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

1. Associate
A. enemy
B. friend
C. competitor
D. colleague
2. Illusion
A. deception
B. reference
C. challenge
D. debt
3. Supplant
A. omit
B. displace
C. add
D. bury
4. Scrupulous
A. persistent
B. courageous
C. conscientious
D. jealous
5. Calumny
A. chance
B. prejudice
C. praise
D. slander
6. Fetid
A. stinking
B. sinking
C. dangerous
D. laughing
7. Propitiate
A. evict
B. welcome
C. appease
D. banish
8. Ancillary
A. temporary
B. subordinate
C. permanent
D. dubious
9. Enervating
A. soothing
B. weakening
C. invigorating
D. nerve-racking
10. Incongruous
A. inappropriate
B. wise
C. foolish
D. proud
11. Paragon
A. statue
B. model
C. judge
D. actor
12. Predatory
A. predictable
B. violent
C. plundering
D. timid
13. Hedonist
A. fatalist
B. nonconformist
C. pleasure-seeker
D. idler
14. Deleterious
A. neglected
B. abandoned
C. intoxicating
D. noxious
15. Synthesis
A. analysis
B. summary
C. composition
D. survey
16. Vicissitude
A. danger
B. change of fortune
C. complexity
D. ambition
17. Turgid
A. muddy
B. unruly
C. bloated
D. concealed
18. Subversion
A. subordination
B. absorption
C. subservience
D. destruction
19. Insouciant
A. angry
B. diffident
C. impertinent
D. unmindful
20. Egregious
A. extraordinary
B. diverse
C. varied
D. selfish

1. D
2. A
3. B
4. C
5. D
6. A
7. C
8. B
9. B
10. A
11. B
12. C
13. C
14. D
15. C
16. B
17. C
18. D
19. D
20. A

10 – 14 Correct: Good
15 – 17 Correct: Excellent
18 – 20 Correct: Exceptional