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Spelling and Adjective Practice (page 3)

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Updated on Sep 8, 2011

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Words in Context

Tanya's move of bringing home the puppy was seen as audacious, or bold and even reckless, considering both the size of her family's apartment and the fact that her sister is prone, or susceptible, to allergies. Yet Tanya's reasonable mother is willing to consider the relevant (having bearing on the matter at hand) extenuating circumstances, which allow her to make an exception. All things considered (namely her family's palpable, or tangible gloom when the neighbor's dog died), it wouldn't be a bad idea for this feisty puppy—so obviously playful and full of spirit—to stay

Completing the Sentence

  1. demure. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  2. audacious. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  3. extenuate. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  4. churlish. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  5. feisty. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  6. dolorous. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  7. facetious. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  8. flippant. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  9. epicurean. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  10. palpable. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  11. myriad. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  12. prone. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition
  13. imperious. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  14. oblique. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  15. jaunty. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  16. vehement. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  17. ornate. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  18. prodigious. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  19. sardonic. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  20. relevant. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.

Synonyms

  1. e. laid-back. Feisty means frisky or spunky, so laid-back is not a synonym of the word.
  2. b. graceful. Demure describes modest and reserved behavior. Graceful describes pleasing, attractive movement, and though one may find modesty graceful, it would not be a synonym for demure.
  3. a. demure. Dolorous means exhibiting pain, grief, or sorrow. Demure means mildmannered or shy and would not be a synonym.
  4. b. flexible. Flippant means marked by disrespect ful levity. Being overly casual in a disrespectful manner or being pert or careless would also describe this attitude. Flexible means able to bend, change, or move, and would not be a synonym.
  5. c. epicurean. Ornate means elaborately and excessively ornamented. Something ornate may also be considered showy or flowery. Epicurean means devoted to the pursuit of sensual pleasures and thus would not be a synonym.
  6. d. athletic. Jaunty means having a buoyant or self-confident air. It also means having a crisp, dapper, stylish appearance. Athletic, meaning good at sports, would not be considered a synonym.
  7. e. sensitive. Palpable means capable of being handled, touched, or felt. All the words in the group except sensitive denote this characteristic. Sensitive means highly receptive to senses (including, but not exclusively to, touch) and is not a synonym.
  8. b. prodigious. Sardonic means scornfully or cynically mocking. All the words and groups of words suggest this disposition except for prodigious. Prodigious means extraordinary or impressively great in size or force and would not be a synonym.
  9. c. relevant. Vehement means characterized by forcefulness or intensity. The word choices are all useful vocabulary terms that have similar meanings to vehement except for relevant, which means having a connection with the matter at hand. Relevant would not be a synonym.
  10. e. oblique. Myriad means constituting a very large or indefinite number. Oblique would not be considered a synonym, as it means indirect or evasive.
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