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Expand your vocabulary

5 February, 2023

Circle A, B, C or D that most accurately fits the meaning and check your answers with the key.
1. Brouhaha
A. slow train
B. train of thought
C. dangerous animal
D. uproar
2. Acerbic
A. bitter
B. sour
C. clean
D. negative
3. Demise
A. birth
B. trial
C. death
D. confusion
4. Variable
A. changeable
B. agreeable
C. lovable
D. cultivable
5. Counsel
A. warning
B. protest
C. arrival
D. advice
6. Macabre
A. beautiful
B. deplorable
C. gruesome
D. honest
7. Hoodwink
A. release
B. arrest
C. to trick
D. set free
8. Terrain
A. carnival
B. area of land
C. forest
D. decoration
9. Chaos
A. order
B. disorder
C. mistake
D. apology
10. Impudent
A. rude
B. affectionate
C. honest
D. horrible
11. Dilate
A. to slow down
B. widen
C. withdraw
D. to flee
12. Abort
A. begin
B. avoid
C. terminate
D. mix
13. Modular
A. exemplary
B. rhythmic
C. stylish
D. relating to standardised units
14. Impropriety
A. improper act
B. dishonesty
C. ownership
D. fairness
15. Legacy
A. regulation
B. bequest
C. punishment
D. termination
16. Digress
A. to weaken
B. to lie down
C. to turn aside
D. to confess
17. Restive
A. happy
B. uneasy
C. peaceful
D. jubilant
18. Finesse
A. skill
B. simplicity
C. effort
D. insight
19. Temporise
A. justify
B. frighten
C. stall
D. elevate
20. Corroborate
A. confirm
B. compromise
C. to unite
D. criticise
1. D
2. B
3. C
4. A
5. D
6. C
7. C
8. B
9. B
10. A
11. B
12. C
13. D
14. A
15. B
16. C
17. B
18. A
19. C
20. A

10 – 14 Correct: Good
15 – 17 Correct: Excellent
18 – 20 Correct: Exceptional