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Expand your vocabulary

5 March, 2023

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

1. Evocative
A. attractive
B. snobbish
C. cruel
D. drawing forth
2. Effeminate
A. having feminine qualities
B. flowering
C. courageous
D. good-looking
3. Ostensibly
A. in an unexpected manner
B. in an exclusive way
C. with a professed appearance
D. with courage
4. Substantiate
A. confirm
B. affirm
C. to replace
D. conspire
5. Inebriated
A. drunk
B. sober
C. universal
D. identical
6. Edifice
A. moral fortitude
B. strong box
C. religious icon
D. a large building
7. Impish
A. kind
B. foolish
C. mischievous
D. proud
8. Stevedore
A. travel agent
B. restaurant host
C. loiterer
D. hospital attendant
9. Pathological
A. displaying an unhealthy
B. pleading for sympathy
C. contagious
D. incurable
10. Cannonade
A. sweet beverage
B. continuous attack
C. a big jar
D. a peaceful time
11. Prevaricate
A. to speak the truth
B. to be accepted
C. to speak falsely
D. to begin a war
12. Cortege
A. procession
B. small boat
C. group of mourners
D. bevy of damsels
13. Trousseau
A. hairpiece
B. pair of trousers
C. unexpected gift
D. bridal package
14. Gourmet
A. glutton
B. perfectionist
C. epicure
D. art expert
15. Cache
A. trick
B. hiding place
C. black money
D. bribe
16. Bloc
A. group
B. obstacle
C. diagram
D. fountain
17. Passe
A. fashionable
B. smooth
C. boring
D. outmoded
18. Resume
A. investigation
B. judgment
C. summary
D. fresh start
19. Ennui
A. laziness
B. indifference
C. impatience
D. boredom
20. Liaison
A. close relationship
B. deception
C. complication
D. common goal

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

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