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The intrepid soldier led his men into battle.
Question 1 Explanation:
The correct answer is (D). Intrepid means bold or brave.
Verbose most nearly means
Question 2 Explanation:
The correct answer is (A). A verbose person uses too many words, and can be described as long-winded.
The credible witness took the stand in the trial.
Question 3 Explanation:
The correct answer is (C). Credible means reliable, plausible, or believable.
Vindictive most nearly means
Question 4 Explanation:
The correct answer is (A). A vindictive person, by definition, is someone inclined to seek revenge.
The man only possessed a cursory education.
Question 5 Explanation:
The correct answer is (C). The word cursory means hastily done with little attention to detail, or superficial.
The issue was of minute importance.
Question 6 Explanation:
The correct answer is (C). Slight means very weak or minor, and minute means very small or insignificant.
Abundant most nearly means
Question 7 Explanation:
The correct answer is (D). Abundant means ample, or more than sufficient.
The shopkeeper kicked the juvenile would-be thief out of the store.
Question 8 Explanation:
The correct answer is (C). A juvenile is a youth, so to be juvenile is to act immature or youthful.
The employee was proud of her unblemished reputation.
Question 9 Explanation:
The correct answer is (B). A blemish is a flaw or defect, so an unblemished reputation is one without a flaw or defect.
The most poignant scene in the movie was when the couple finally got married.
Question 10 Explanation:
The correct answer is (A). Poignant is an adjective meaning affecting or emotionally moving.
Boisterous most nearly means
Question 11 Explanation:
The correct answer is (D). Boisterous means noisy and mischievous, which are also synonyms of clamorous.
The vociferous student was pleased by the good debate score.
Question 12 Explanation:
The correct answer is (B). Vociferous means expressing feelings or opinions in a very loud or forceful way. The closest synonym is vehement, which can be used to describe impassioned expression of emotion.
The prolific author had many books published.
Question 13 Explanation:
The correct answer is (C). Prolific means fruitful or productive, but someone who is prolific is not necessarily well-known or acclaimed. Profuse means plentiful and abundant, so it is the closest synonym.
Wry most nearly means
Question 14 Explanation:
The correct answer is (A). Wry means a dry, sarcastic sense of humor. Droll suggests an odd, whimsical sense of humor, making it the closest synonym.
Two estranged siblings were eventually able to overcome their enmity.
Question 15 Explanation:
The correct answer is (C). Enmity is the state or feeling of being actively opposed or hostile to someone or something. Acrimony means harshness or bitterness, so it is the closest synonym.
Compendious most nearly means
Question 16 Explanation:
The correct answer is (D). Laconic means using few words. Compendious means using few words, succinct, or condensed, as in a summary.
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