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Expand your vocabulary

7 August, 2022

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

1. Finicky
A. delighted
B. annoyed
C. busy
D. fussy

2. Opportunist
A. an honest person
B. someone who is jealous
C. a trusted partner
D. someone who takes advantage of circumstances

3. Canny
A. shrewd
B. beautiful
C. long-lasting
D. trustworthy
4. Extrovert
A. opportunist
B. thief
C. deaf person
D. someone who is more interested in other people than himself

5. Problematic
A. pending
B. uncertain
C. attractive
D. alluring

6. Docile
A. stubborn
B. honest
C. submissive
D. extravagant

7. Intemperate
A. unrestrained
B. abusive
C. patient
D. obedient

8. Unilateral
A. universal
B. cultured
C. one-sided
D. submissive

9. Autonomy
A. self-rule
B. anarchy
C. objection
D. opposition

10. Cerebral
A. foolish
B. fresh
C. intellectual
D. outdated

11. Impetuous
A. abrupt
B. impulsive
C. delayed
D. vociferous

12. Alienate
A. to estrange
B. to abbreviate
C. to outwit
D. to abdicate

13. Flippant
A. respectful
B. honest
C. disrespectful
D. dishonest

14. Manipulative
A. clever at deceiving people
B. uncontrollable
C. authoritative
D. helpful

15. Diffident
A. timid
B. bold
C. attractive
D. honest

16. Altruism
A. misery
B. unselfish concern for the welfare of others
C. foolhardiness
D. illusory success
17. Neurotic
A. sharp pain
B. someone who is boring
C. medical practitioner
D. person whose behaviour is obsessive

18. Amenable
A. agreeable
B. hard
C. slippery
D. brittle

19. Effusive
A. lenient
B. gushing
C. strong
D. popular

20. Persona
A. an assumed personality
B. one’s character
C. part of a contract
D. someone who is not known

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

09 – 12 Correct: Good
3 – 16 Correct: Excellent
17 – 20 Correct: Exceptional