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Expand your vocabulary

27 August, 2023

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

1. Imperious
A. overbearing
B. dangerous
C. royal
D. advantageous
2. Verve
A. tenderness
B. exuberant
C. avoidance
D. praise
3. Meddlesome
A. cooperative
B. crafty
C. interfering
D. loyal
4. Saga
A. wise advice
B. excuse
C. mistake
D. heroic story
5. Stigma
A. mark of disgrace
B. award
C. blockage
D. nuisance
6. Innuendo
A. secret romance
B. subtle put-down
C. musical term
D. coded message
7. Bedevil
A. to hate
B. to tickle
C. to harass
D. to plunder
8. Repugnant
A. comparable
B. ugly
C. beautiful
D. distasteful
9. Redeploy
A. to relocate
B. to downsize
C. to rehire
D. to extend
10. Maturation
Act of
A. squeezing
B. ripening
C. smoothing
D. retiring
11. Heyday
A. harvest
B. dark period
C. best years
D. playful time
12. Dalliance
A. frustration
B. happiness
C. uncertainty
D. frivolous activity
13. Reticent
A. uncommunicative
B. restful
C. idle
D. opinionated
14. Literally
A. memorably
B. actually
C. knowingly
D. idealistically
15. Oxymoron
A. deep thought
B. exaggeration
C. contradiction
in terms
D. breathing device
16. Pliant
A. rigid
B. playful
C. dull
D. flexible
17. Tepid
A. lukewarm
B. self-conscious
C. second-rate
D. excellent
18. Quintessence
A. spirituality
B. essence
C. conceit
D. speed
19. Finicky
A. curious
B. silly
C. fussy
D. intelligent
20. Supplant
A. to grow
B. to promote
C. to surrender
D. to replace

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. C
16. D
17. A
18. B
19. C
20. D

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