Vocabulary - Words (Part 3)

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Vocabulary - Words (Part 3)

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In the previous quizzes on “Vocabulary Words (Part 1 and Part 2)” we learned that language comes in taking small steps. We also learned that our understanding of language and our accumulation of words to add to our vocabulary list will continue throughout life.

What words you will learn will be directly related to your degree of education, where you live in the world and even in your own country, what kind of a job you have, the amount of reading you do and society’s constant adding of new words.

Because vocabulary is so vast, it is always a good challenge to revisit what words you know and if you know how to use them. Revisiting vocabulary words can also lead to learning more new ones.

1.
Choose the correct vocabulary word that will best fit into the blank space.

I was extremely ________ when I saw my sister wearing my new dress.
perturbed
irrational
irreverent
inconsolable
By reading this sentence and then substituting each of the four words provided, you need to determine which word fits best given the context of the entire sentence. Answers (b) “irrational,” (c) “irreverent” and (d) “inconsolable” do not fit the context. Answer (a) “perturbed,” on the other hand, does make a good fit. Perturbed means to be “disturbed” or “agitated.” Answer (a) is correct.
2.
Choose the correct vocabulary word that will best fit into the blank space.

I was so _________ when I won the prize that I couldn’t think of anything to say.
flabbergasted
organized
mocking
cantankerous
By reading this sentence and then substituting each of the four words provided, you need to determine which word fits best given the context of the entire sentence. Answers (b) “organized,” (c) “mocking” and (d) “cantankerous” do not fit the context. Answer (a) “flabbergasted” does make a good fit. Flabbergasted means to be “overwhelmed with surprise.” Answer (a) is correct.
3.
Choose the correct vocabulary word that will best fit into the blank space.

Jimmy has gotten very _______ since he turned five.
inquisitive
retaliatory
peevish
antagonistic
By reading this sentence and then substituting each of the four words provided, you need to determine which word fits best given the context of the entire sentence. Answers (a) “inquisitive,” (b) “retaliatory” and (d) “antagonistic” do not fit the context. Answer (c) “peevish” does make a good fit. Peevish means to be “ill tempered.” Answer (c) is correct.
4.
Choose the correct vocabulary word that will best fit into the blank space.

Mr. Fitzpatrick always speaks in such a _______ that I frequently fall asleep.
flamboyancy
simplicity
quasi
drone
By reading this sentence and then substituting each of the four words provided, you need to determine which word fits best given the context of the entire sentence. Answers (a) “flamboyancy,” (b) “simplicity” and (c) “quasi” do not fit the context. Answer (d) “drone,” on the other hand, does make a good fit. Drone means “a single tone or in monotone.” Answer (d) is correct.
5.
Choose the correct vocabulary word that will best fit into the blank space.

An earthquake can cause a huge _________ whether you are prepared or not.
catastrophe
vindictive
reverberation
discrimination
By reading this sentence and then substituting each of the four words provided, you need to determine which word fits best given the context of the entire sentence. Answers (b) “vindictive,” (c) “reverberation” and (d) “discrimination” do not fit the context. Answer (a) “catastrophe,” on the other hand, does make a good fit. Catastrophe means a “disaster.” Answer (a) is correct.
6.
Choose the correct vocabulary word that will best fit into the blank space.

His father had to ______ him for leaving his bike outside all night.
congratulate
circumvent
prolific
admonish
By reading this sentence and then substituting each of the four words provided, you need to determine which word fits best given the context of the entire sentence. Answers (a) “congratulate,” (b) “circumvent” and (c) “prolific” do not fit the context. Answer (d) “admonish” does make a good fit. Admonish means to “counsel against.” Answer (d) is correct.
7.
Choose the correct vocabulary word that will best fit into the blank space.

The hostess was very _______ to each and every guest.
reflexive
hospitable
argumentative
fictitious
By reading this sentence and then substituting each of the four words provided, you need to determine which word fits best given the context of the entire sentence. Answers (a) “reflexive,” (c) “argumentative” and (d) “fictitious” do not fit the context. Answer (b) “hospitable” does make a good fit. Hospitable means to be “warm and receptive.” Answer (b) is correct.
8.
Choose the correct vocabulary word that will best fit into the blank space.

She was very _______ with her money.
catatonic
frivolous
mystified
captivated
By reading this sentence and then substituting each of the four words provided, you need to determine which word fits best given the context of the entire sentence. Answers (a) “catatonic,” (c) “mystified” and (d) “captivated” do not fit the context. Answer (b) “frivolous,” on the other hand, does make a good fit. Frivolous means to be “carefree” and “self-indulgent.” Answer (b) is correct.
9.
Choose the correct vocabulary word that will best fit into the blank space.

The rumor Melissa started _______ throughout the school.
epitomized
metastatis
trickled
languished
By reading this sentence and then substituting each of the four words provided, you need to determine which word fits best given the context of the entire sentence. Answers (a) “epitomized,” (b) “metastasis” and (d) “languished” do not fit the context. Answer (c) “trickled” does make a good fit. Trickled means to “slowly flow or spread.” Answer (c) is correct.
10.
Choose the correct vocabulary word that will best fit into the blank space.

It was questionable whether or not the witness committed ______ in his testimony.
repentance
malpractice
perjury
verbatim
By reading this sentence and then substituting each of the four words provided, you need to determine which word fits best given the context of the entire sentence. Answers (a) “repentance,” (b) “malpractice” and (d) “verbatim” do not fit the context. Answer (c) “perjury” does make a good fit. Perjury means to “willfully make false statements.” Answer (c) is correct.
Author:  Christine G. Broome

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