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Expand your vocabulary

11 June, 2023

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

1. Incarnate

A. embodied in flesh

B. seemingly correct

C. covered with spots

D. crowned in glory

2. Postulate

Something claimed as a

A. justification

B. fact

C. temporary condition

D. worthy objective

3. Reciprocal

A. supportive

B. enhancing

C. mutual

D. acceptable

4. Supposition

A. rejection

B. acceptance

C. notice

D. assumption

5. Nexus

A. connection

B. outer covering

C. centre

D. root

6. Sceptic

One inclined to

A. contradict

B. express doubt

C. accept

D. reject

7. Premise

A statement regarded as

A. a truism

B. a request

C. an underlying


D. an insult

8. Microcosm

A. simplified version

B. prolonged explanation

C. essential item

D. miniature


9. Paradox

Statement that is

A. seemingly contradictory

B. hard to believe

C. altered in a hurry

D. unbelievable

10. Syllogism

Conclusion based on

A. faith

B. assertions

C. evidence

D. hearsay

11. Transcend

A. to replace

B. to exterminate

C. to rise beyond

D. to interfere with

12. Ascetic

A. self-confident

B. selfish

C. unselfish

D. self-denying

13. Discourse

A. long talk

B. examination

C. revelation

D. analysis

14. Extrinsic

A. essential

B. not belonging to

C. closely related

D. uncertain

15. Surrealism

Movement that explores

A. irrationality

B. reality

C. illusion

D. the expression of the subconscious

16. Apt

A. suitable

B. unsuitable

C. official

D. unofficial

17. Unheralded

A. expected

B. unexpected

C. imagined

D. careless

18. Faze

A. to challenge

B. to submit

C. to disturb

D. to reject

19. Enrapture

A. to encircle

B. fall in love

C. to take over

D. delight

20. Dog

A. to follow persistently

B. watch over

C. be faithful

D. to show off



1. A

2. B

3. C

4. D

5. A

6. B

7. C

8. D

9. A

10. B

11. C

12. D

13. A

14. B

15. D

16. A

17. B

18. C

19. D

20. A



10 – 14 Correct: Good

15 – 17 Correct: Excellent

18 – 20 Correct: Exceptional