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Short Vocabulary Words Practice (page 3)

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Updated on Sep 8, 2011

Sentence Completion

  1. awry. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  2. cite. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  3. bane. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  4. acme. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  5. dupe. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  6. elite. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  7. mete. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  8. crux. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  9. eke. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  10. moot. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  11. dire. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  12. gibe. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  13. veer. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  14. maim. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  15. staid. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  16. roil. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  17. sham. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  18. oust. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  19. purge. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.
  20. vie. If you got this question wrong, refer back to the word's definition.

Synonyms

  1. e. average. Acme is the highest point of achievement or development. It is not at all average but, rather, the best one can do. Average would not be a synonym.
  2. d. applaud. Gibe means to make taunting or jeering remarks, so applaud would not be a synonym.
  3. b. lightweight. To be (an) elite is to belong to a group or class of people who enjoy superior status. The elite are chosen, superior, or the best in a given arena. Lightweight would not be a synonym of elite.
  4. a. soil. To purge is to free from impurities, to remove or to eliminate. In law, it means to clear someone of a charge. Soil means to dirty or taint and would not be a synonym of purge.
  5. d. hero. A sham is something or someone false that is purported to be genuine. A hero generally possesses sincere, noble, and admirable qualities. Hero would not be a synonym for sham.
  6. b. steer. To veer is to turn aside from a course, direction or purpose. Swerve and deviate also describe such derailing action. Steer implies guided control and would not be a synonym.
  7. b. tired. Staid characterizes sedate dignity, and serious, sober propriety. It also means fixed or permanent. Fatigue is not necessarily associated with being staid and so, tired would not be a synonym.
  8. c. cheat. To roil is to disturb or displease. It also refers to making a liquid muddy by stirring up sediment. Though one may become vexed or roiled if cheated by another, cheat is not a synonym of roil.
  9. d. twist. Bane describes fatal injury or ruin. Twist would not be a synonym, as it is not necessarily the cause of harm, ruin, or death.
  10. b. elevated. Awry describes a position that is turned or twisted toward one side. Askew and amiss also convey this sense. To elevate means to lift up or raise, not twist or turn, and so would not be a synonym.
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