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Expand your vocabulary

12 June, 2022

Circle A, B, or C that most accurately fits the meanings and check your answers with the key.
1. Bedlam
A. excitement
B. standstill
C. uproar
2. Protean
A. changeable
B. restless
C. nourishing
3. Mausoleum
A. palace
B. stately tomb
C. house of worship
4. Malapropism
A. unsuitability
B. harmful activity
C. misuse of words
5. Epicurean
A. having discriminating taste
B. temperate
C. honest
6. Philippic
A. well-turned phrase
B. bitter speech
C. Greek epigram
7. Sybaritic
A. mysterious
B. bewitching
C. luxury-loving
8. Pander
A. cater to others’ weaknesses
B. to act dishonestly
C. to keep quiet
9. Boycott
A. to bear a grudge
B. to refuse to deal with
C. to remain silent
10. Saturnine
A. magical
B. malicious
C. gloomy
11. Nemesis
A. death
B. disgrace
C. retribution
12. Philistine
A. materialistic
B. miser
C. boor
13. Leotard
A. wrestler’s belt
B. close-fitting garment
C. bandage
14. Chimerical
A. imaginary
B. light-hearted
C. erratic
15. Machiavellian
A. ruthless
B. mischievous
C. crafty
1. C
2. A
3. B
4. C
5. A
6. B
7. C
8. A
9. B
10. C
11. C
12. A
13. B
14. A
15. C

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