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Expand your vocabulary

2 July, 2023

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

1. Jig

A. fast dance

B. slow dance

C. mechanical guide

D. puzzle

2. Maverick

A. handsome guy

B. dissenter

C. dishonest person

D. ancient fighter

3. Stay

A. to quicken

B. to halt

C. to delay

D. to cancel

4. Capital

A. first rate

B. invalid

C. morally wrong

D. doubtful

5. Bloom

A. fruit

B. youthful glow

C. undergrowth

D. trick

6. Garnish

A. to break

B. to rebuild

C. to embellish

D. to destroy

7. Litter

A. important


B. absorbent paper

C. writing material

D. rubbish

8. Hail

A. to call out to

B. to bring back

C. to produce

D. to pull away from

9. Inertia


A. to keep moving

B. to remain at rest

C. to conspire

D. to fail

10. Pad

A. to walk slowly

B. to swim

C. to fill

D. to apply

11. Quarter

A. to divide into two

B. to suppress

C. to publish

D. to provide

with lodging

12. Close

A. intimate

B. dry

C. wet

D. humid

13. Compact

A. collision

B. formal agreement

C. disagreement

D. involvement

14. Relief

A. foolishness

B. loan

C. aid

D. withdrawal

15. Mean

A. excellent

B. soothing

C. kind

D. nasty

16. Buckle

A. to fasten

B. to dislodge

C. to crumple

D. to simplify

17. Blaze

A. water

B. fire

C. flood

D. position

18. Moot

A. uncaring

B. sweet

C. debatable

D. bitter

19. Coif

A. cap

B. long walk

C. nap

D. hairstyle

20. Green

A. inexperienced

B. experienced

C. logical

D. mature



1. A

2. B

3. C

4. A

5. B

6. C

7. D

8. A

9. B

10. C

11. D

12. A

13. B

14. C

15. D

16. A

17. B

18. C

19. D

20. A



10 – 14 Correct: Good

15 – 17 Correct: Excellent

18 – 20 Correct: Exceptional