Vocabulary Builder #2

 

Vocabulary Builder #2

Please read each question carefully and select the correct answer by clicking on the corresponding button. The answer key will be provided after the quiz is scored. Streeeetch that mind!

1.

If someone referred to their husband as a "fop", that would mean he was concerned with:

Sports
His clothes and appearance
Using witty words to impress people
Parties and socializing
I don't know
2.

The verb for making gestures and motions while speaking is:

Gesticulate
Inveterate
Abjure
Exculpate
I don't know
3.

If you cried tears of "compunction", you would likely be feeling:

Fear of getting in trouble
Frustration towards someone else
Relief
Guilty over having caused harm
I don't know
4.

If you were accused of a crime, you would hope that someone would prove your innocence...or, in other words:

Impugn you
Acquiesce you
Exculpate you
Surcease you
I don't know
5.

Someone accuses you of submitting a report full of lies and falsehoods. You deny it, insisting that it is NOT:

Abstemious
Mellifluous
Gravitas
Mendacious
I don't know
6.

If a friend is in a "lugubrious" mood, they are feeling:

Mournful
Joyous
Sexual
Fancy-free
I don't know
7.

The leader of a secret society tells you have to know the "argot" before you can join. What are they talking about?

The hiding place
Their special vocabulary
The mission
The handshake
I don't know
8.

Shellie broke up with Trent because he was "parsimonious". What was the problem?

He was unable to commit.
He was too demanding.
He was stingy with money.
He was disloyal.
I don't know
9.

Spencer's "temerity" is going to get him into a lot of trouble. What is the issue?

His fearlessness
His bad manners
His ignorance
His bad taste
I don't know
10.

You went to a wild party and engaged in some "confabulation". What happened?

Uninhibited dancing
Excessive alcohol consumption
Obvious flirting
Unrestrained conversation
I don't know

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