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Expand your vocabulary

10 September, 2023

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

1. Mind-set
A. attitude
B. negligence
C. memory
D. brain
2. Bigot
Person who is
A. ignorant
B. intolerant
C. efficient
D. lazy
3. Inert
A. energetic
B. active
C. inactive
D. passive
4. Cache
A. power
B. influence
C. gift
D. hiding place
5. Ogle
A. to stare at
B. to shy away
C. to try
D. to sniff
6. Creel
A. fisherman’s basket
B. type of dance
C. borrowed money
D. shovel edge
7. Pekoe
A. child’s game
B. black tea
C. dumb person
D. liar
8. Atone
A. to perform music
B. to arrange
C. to make amends
D. to scatter
9. Stile
A. flowing robe
B. seized asset
C. unusual haircut
D. set of steps
10. Anarchic
A. lawless
B. stingy
C. amazing
D. orderly
11. Panacea
A. flashiness
B. cure-all
C. fatal disease
D. gland
12. Ostracise
A. to open
B. to hide
C. to exclude
D. to reveal
13. Theology
A. concept
B. idea
C. respect
D. religion
14. Cathartic
A. cleansing
B. burning
C. demanding
D. rotting
15. Dearth
A. fireplace
B. shortage
C. value
D. death
16. Askew
A. openly
B. like straw
C. crooked
D. willingly
17. Egregious
A. very good
B. innocent
C. foolish
D. very bad
18. Infinitesimal
A. tiny
B. very big
C. very long
D. short
19. Capitulate
A. to deliver
B. to surrender
C. to dance
D. to forgive
20. Lassitude
A. permanence
B. femininity
C. lethargy
D. responsibility

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

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