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Expand your vocabulary

20 November, 2022

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

1. Felicitous
A. appropriate
B. elegant
C. concise
D. benevolent
2. Rapturous
A. fresh
B. ecstatic
C. amorous
D. flowing
3. Equivalent
A. relevant
B. questionable
C. equal
D. fearful
4. Abject
A. rebellious
B. useless
C. degraded
D. honest
5. Rollicking
A. showing off
B. dancing
C. jolly
D. talented
6. Alluring
A. exotic
B. insinuating
C. capricious
D. enticing
7. Forbearing
A. patient
B. impatient
C. moral
D. farsighted
8. Graphic
A. extraordinary
B. vivid
C. obvious
D. meaningful
9. Roguish
A. rough
B. dynamic
C. mischievous
D. secretive
10. Hyperbolic
A. similar
B. different
C. exaggerated
D. circular
11. Astringent
A. causing to shrink
B. cleansing
C. absorbent
D. elongated
12. Optional
A. discriminating
B. compulsory
C. elective
D. multi-coloured
13. Rueful
A. angry
B. happy
C. amusing
D. mournful
14. Hubbub
A. noisy confusion
B. centre
C. foolishness
D. crowd
15. Temerity
A. selfishness
B. recklessness
C. honesty
D. wisdom
16. Incipient
A. sly
B. dull
C. just beginning
D. threatening
17. Demeanour
A. humility
B. behaviour
C. fault
D. pride
18. Disparate
A. frantic
B. horrible
C. shaky
D. dissimilar
19. Fractious
A. splintered
B. uncertain
C. unruly
D. dishonest
20. Torpor
A. swelling
B. sluggish condition
C. grief
D. ignorance


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

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