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Expand your vocabulary

19 March, 2023

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

1. Variable
A. changeable
B. lovable
C. liable
D. horrible
2. Operative
A. full-fledged
B. effective
C. containing
D. cautious
3. Clement
A. mindful
B. negligent
C. merciful
D. placid
4. Comparable
A. conditional
B. favourable
C. different
D. similar
5. Explicit
A. clear
B. dark
C. correct
D. incorrect
6. Congruous
A. hypothetical
B. in agreement
C. crammed
D. open
7. Temperate
A. calm
B. quiet
C. timely
D. mild
8. Advertent
A. positive
B. protective
C. attentive
D. negative
9. Consequential
A. anticipated
B. resultant
C. hilarious
D. authoritative
10. Determinate
A. serious
B. fixed
C. illegal
D. destructive
11. Scrutable
A. comprehensible
B. shocking
C. serious
D. questionable
12. Extricable
Capable of being
A. explained
B. found
C. disentangled
D. considered
13. Alienable
A. fake
B. transferable
C. revocable
D. useless
14. Commensurate
A. intelligent
B. appropriate
C. equal
D. proportional
15. Vertebrate
Pertaining to
A. the backbone
B. the brain
C. the heart
D. the blood circulation
16. Sensate
A. mentally alert
B. perceived by the senses
C. responsive
D. wise
17. Eradicable
Capable of being
A. excluded
B. extended
C. uprooted
D. changed
18. Tractable
A. logical
B. reasonable
C. readily allowed
D. easily controlled
19. Superable
A. surmountable
B. wonderful
C. distant
D. capable
20. Equitable
A. quiet
B. fair
C. personal
D. excusable

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

10 – 14 Correct:
15 – 17 Correct:
18 – 20 Correct: