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Vocabulary Bites - Part 113

Published on Thursday, March 10, 2016
vocabulary
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
          

Answers   

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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