Meaning by Word 01




Vocabulary Exercises


Meaning by Word

Please specify the meaning of each of the below words:


1 - v. exploit

a - to laugh at; to utter with scorn; to jeer; to taunt mock
b - to deprive or leave desolate by loss; to suffer loss
c - to use for one's selfish purpose
d - to push away; to repel; to reject

2 - n. craven

a - person who abandons something, as a religion, cause or movement; traitor
b - mass departure; emigration
c - esteem or influence accorded for recognized achievements or reputation
d - coward; abject person

3 - adj. amiable

a - unconquerable; unbeatable; invulnerable; indisputable
b - pertaining or relating to a church
c - understood but not plainly stated; without doubt; indirectly suggested; implied; unconditional; contained within
d - friendly; genial; pleasant

4 - v. delineate

a - to speak out against; to condemn; to accuse; to censure
b - to outline; to describe; to sketch; to draw
c - to purify of offensive material; to censor
d - to ruin; to decay; to destroy

5 - v. paraphrase

a - to attack with words; to question the truthfulness or integrity; to challenge
b - to restate the meaning of a passage in other words
c - to delay or refuse to commit oneself in order to gain time; to avoid an answer
d - to banish; to exile; to withdraw from one's country; to expel

6 - n. fiasco

a - setting forth facts; public exhibition; show; clarification
b - ludicrous and complete failure; disaster
c - faithfulness; loyalty
d - party slogan

7 - n. myriad

a - party slogan
b - similarity; correlation; parallelism; comparability
c - large number; a lot; innumerable; endless; infinitive; multiple
d - offender; person who is guilty of an offense

8 - adj. captious

a - equivalent to; equal to
b - having the power to influence or convince; persuasive; influential
c - disposed to find fault; picky; narrow-minded
d - thoughtful; contemplative; meditative; musing

9 - n. misnomer

a - principle accepted as authoritative; belief
b - name or term that describes wrongly
c - similarity; correlation; parallelism; comparability
d - regret for wrongdoing; remorse; uneasiness of conscience

10 - adj. sanctimonious

a - contemptible; degrading; humiliating; ignoble; contempt; base; mean
b - pretending to be religious; self-righteous
c - inclined to believe anything; easily imposed upon; naive; gullible; deceivable
d - wise; prudent; sensible; discreet
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