Vocab Practice Quiz 5

Directions: Each of the following 20 items consists of a word in CAPITAL letters, followed by three words. Select the word that is most similar in meaning to the word in CAPITAL letters.

1.DESPICABLE
(A)insulting
(B)unbearable
(C)contemptible

2.DERIDE
(A)question
(B)ignore
(C)mock

3.ELUDE
(A)glad
(B)fascinate
(C)escape

4.PHLEGMATIC
(A)tolerant
(B)sick
(C)unemotional

5.INTREPID
(A)quick- witted
(B)brutal
(C)fearless

6.MUTABLE
(A)colorless
(B)invisible
(C)changeable

7.LEVITY
(A)sluggishness
(B)tastiness
(C)frivolousness

8.EXCRUCIATING
(A)disciplinary
(B)screaming
(C)torturing

9.OSTENTATIOUS
(A)unruly
(B)probable
(C)showy

10.ACTUATE
(A)frighten
(B)motivate
(C)isolate

11.MOUNTEBANK
(A)cashier
(B)trickster
(C)scholar

12.LACONIC
(A)informal
(B)tedious
(C)terse

13.BOORISH
(A)sporting
(B)rude
(C)tiresome

14.ERUDITE
(A)egotistical
(B)modest
(C)learned

15.CHASTEN
(A)punish
(B)castigate
(C)trick

16.CONDUCIVE
(A)pardonable
(B)contributory
(C)identical

17.SUPERFLUOUS
(A)inexact
(B)excessive
(C)excellent

18.GARISH
(A)showy
(B)talkative
(C)thin

19.WIELD
(A)protect
(B)handle
(C)postpone

20.OBSEQUIOUS
(A)fawning
(B)courteous
(C)overbearing

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