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Expand your vocabulary

8 May, 2022

Circle A, B, or C that most accurately fits the meaning and check your answers with the key.
1. Louvre
A. slatted opening
B. kettle
C. pulley
2. Irreparable
A. that which cannot be resisted
B. that which cannot be avoided
C. that which cannot be repaired
3. Maximise
A. exaggerate
B. intensify
C. moralise
4. Profligate
A. wasteful
B. abundant
C. expansive
5. Evanescent
A. sparkling
B. colourful
C. fleeting
6. Retaliation
A. act of repaying like for like
B. act of withdrawing
C. act of impeaching
7. Debase
A. disqualify
B. anoint
C. cheapen
8. Retroactive
A. relating to past matters
B. relating to quietude
C. relating to anticipation
9. Tempo
A. brevity
B. time pattern
C. haste
10. Manifest
A. earmark
B. conceal
C. reveal
11. Carousel
A. noisy party
B. merry-go-round
C. sounding of bells
12. Obese
A. emaciated
B. obedient
C. corpulent
13. Archetypal
A. typical
B. powerful
C. saintly
14. Juxtaposition
A. necessity
B. outward
C. placing side by side
15. Condone
A. overlook
B. trust
C. deplore
1. A
2. C
3. B
4. A
5. C
6. A
7. C
8. A
9. B
10. C
11. B
12. C
13. A
14. C
15. A
01 – 05 Correct:  Good
06 – 10 Correct:  Excellent
11 – 15 Correct:  Exceptional