Vocabulary Bites - Part 113

1. Rankle
    (a) tease
    (b) abuse
    (c) estimate
    (d) get under one's skin

 2. Steadfast
    (a) moving quickly
    (b) uncertain
    (c) unwavering
    (d) bold
    (e) None of these

 3. Thwart
    (a) attack
    (b) swing at
    (c) block
    (d) rely on
    (e) None of these

4. Vie
    (a) compete for
    (b) be equal to
    (c) describe
    (d) imitate
    (e) None of these

5. Spurn
    (a) judge unfairly
    (b) rotate
    (c) prohibit
    (d) reject with contempt
    (e) None of these

 6. Quandary
     (a) deliberateness
     (b) uncertainty
     (c) great care
     (d) apt question
     (e) None of these

 7. Indigenous
    (a) undignified
    (b) without means
    (c) native to
    (d) very angry
    (e) None of these

 8. Unprecedented
    (a) not varying
    (b) underrepresented
    (c) never done before
    (d) following
    (e) None of these

 9. Squander
    (a) seize
    (b) waste
    (c) protect
    (d) lie
    (e) None of these

10. Pristine
      (a) spotless
      (b) overly fussy
      (c) detail-oriented
      (d) distant
      (e) None of these

11. Sentimental
      (a) unstable
      (b) imprecise
      (c) emotional
      (d) lacking focus
      (e) None of these

12. Serene
      (a) sorrowful
      (b) extremely hot
      (c) disorganized
      (d) peaceful
      (e) None of these

13. Rash
      (a) boring
      (b) reckless
      (c) prudent
      (d) generous
      (e) None of these

14. Tact
      (a) proper social behavior
      (b) tidiness
      (c) disorder
      (d) kind words
      (e) None of these

15. Muted
      (a) unaltered
      (b) hidden
      (c) softened
      (d) oppressed
      (e) None of these


1. get under one's skin
2. unwavering
3. block
4. compete for
5. reject with contempt
6. uncertainty
7. native to
8. never done before
9. waste
10. spotless
11. emotional
12. peaceful
13. reckless
14. proper social behavior
15. softened

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