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Expand your vocabulary

13 August, 2023

Circle A, B, C or D that most accurately fits the meaning and check your answers with the key.
1. Prospect
A. potential customer
B. sworn enemy
C. hidden treasure
D. good opportunity
2. Niche
A. arrogance
B. suitable place
C. memory
D. last words
3. Proactive
A. negative
B. negligent
C. positive
D. original
4. Valuation
A. value
B. benefit
C. accumulation
D. appraisal
5. Rapport
A. harmony
B. response
C. avoidance
D. accident
6. Garner
A. to lose
B. to get
C. to bargain
D. to memorise
7. Testimonial
A. sample
B. trial
C. oath
D. recommendation
8. Lead
A. indication
B. buzz
C. informal call
D. approach
9. Complacent
A. jovial
B. satisfied
C. unhappy
D. neglected
10. Register
A. to take responsibility
B. to confuse
C. to make an impression
D. to post
11. Probity
A. curiosity
B. inexperience
C. arrogance
D. uprightness
12. Inveigle
A. to trick
B. to protest
C. to complicate
D. to remind
13. Hot button
A. trigger
B. garage sale
C. sore point
D. likely target
14. Vie
A. to neglect
B. to compete
C. to look after
D. to appeal
15. Account
A. rival company
B. presentation
C. client
D. introduction
16. Mercantile
A. childish
B. ignorant
C. greedy
D. commercial
17. Stipulate
A. to specify
B. to charge
C. to agree
D. to refuse
18. Perspicacious
A. funny
B. perceptive
C. friendly
D. sweaty
19. Incentive
A. rejection
B. proposition
C. stimulus
D. opening remark
20. Clinch
A. to finalise
B. to break
C. to postpone
D. to argue


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