|A poem that is excessively or effusively sentimental can be described as:||maudlin|
|Which of the following words could be used to describe a sight that causes wonder and awe?||portentous|
|A struggle that is characterized by great slaughter and bloodshed can be described as:||internecine|
|If something acts as a means of testing worth or genuineness, it might be referred to as a:||touchstone|
|To ensconce (sentence 1) is to:||settle comfortably|
|Which of the following words could not be used to replace waggish (sentence 3)?||grim|
|A contumelious (sentence 4) exchange is:||rude|
|In sentence 4, modulate means:||turn down|
|When something is in medias res (sentence 6), it is:||in the middle|
|Which of the following words could be used to replace maladroit (sentence 7)?||inept|
When and how best to start learning English
It can be difficult for adults to start learning English from scratch because you need to feel like a student again who does not yet know simple words and elementary rules. But there is nothing shameful in the fact that you start learning a language as an adult, even on the contrary: the desire for knowledge is always respected.
According to statistics from our school, people enroll in the first stage and in 20, and 50 and even in 80 years. And they don’t just start learning the language, but succeed in learning and reach high levels. It doesn’t matter how old you are, what matters is your desire to learn.
Many people ask the question, “What is the best way to start learning English?” First, you should choose a convenient way to study: in a group, individually with a teacher or on your own.
Prior to the Wright brothers’ first successful airplane flight in 1903, all of mankind’s efforts to fly had been (internecine, abortive)
Although those supposedly (abortive, waggish) remarks were dressed in the guise of humor, they betrayed a strong undertone of resentment
The concessions that we are making are manifest but I do not perceive a reasonable (prescience, quid pro quo) from the other side
quid pro quo
All the snide rumors that have been spread about them do not (vitiate, ensconce) their solid reputation for authentic kindness and decency
they survived the critical years due to their uncanny (prescience, touchstone) that enabled them to anticipate the moves of their enemies
in that situation, I don’t know which was more distressing the callous indifference of some of my friends or the (maudlin, contumelious) sympathy of others
the decline in the value of the company’s stock was attributed to the fact that rumors of a contract cancellation had been widely (bruited, vitiated)
in her volume of fairy tales, the great creatures of (portentous, salubrious) size were both gentle giants and dragon
my plan to run in the primaries will not be diverted by the (touchstone, dicta) of so-called experts who assert that I have no chance of winning
Historians believe that the Civil War had a collective (traumatic, salubrious) impact, which was not healed until a new generation had grown to maturity
Willy-nilly, parents often enter (in medias res, waggishly) into a quarrel between siblings, especially when lasting damage seems about to occur
in medias res
some people seem to be natural nonconformists; for them (prescience, iconoclasm) is not just a mood or an affection but a way of life
when the miners arrived with all their back pay and intent upon having fun, our town soon took on the aspect of a frontier (saturnalia, quid pro quo)
i felt that i had stated my case with sincerity and conviction but my heart sank when they reacted with a (maladroit, portentous) silence
with her elegance and remarkable feel for style is it any wonder she soon became (modulated, ensconced) as the arbiter of fashion?
their cool and detached skepticism now struck me as a(n) (iconoclastic, salubrious) factor in that highly emotionalized situation
the cat (ensconced, bruited) herself in the safety behind the coats
in spite of my extreme nervousness, i made every effort to (modulate, bruit) my voice and speak the first lines in a calm, controlled manner
their efforts to settle the differences between the two factions were so (portentous, maladroit) that what had begun as a rift became a chasm
homer’s iliad begins (quid pro quo, in medias res) with a dramatic argument between Agamemnon and Achilles during the Trojan War
in medias res
my mother passed on her greatest wisdom with the following (prescience, dictum): treat others the way you want to be treated
warfare has become too (internecine, saturnalian) to risk
while the organizations;s goal is ultimately free trade, each state must have the freedom to (modulate, vitiate) trade based on interests
a strict sense of honesty, marked by a refusal to take refuge in clever ambiguities, has been the (touchstone, dictum) of my career in politics
her (abortive, contumelious) attempt to ruin our plans was malicious but unsuccessful
synonym of- beneficial
synonym of- undermine
synonym of- clumsy
synonym of- jocular
synonym of- foresight
synonym of- scurrilous
synonym of- nestled
synonym of- premature
synonym of- broadcast
synonym of- sentimental
antonym of- successful
antonym of- displace
antonym of- skillful
i was an extremely sensitive child, and the death of my beloved mother certainly had a(n) _______ effect upon me
if you are so ________ in handling your own personal affairs, how can you presume to advise others how to manage their lives?
it is one thing to offer a personal opinion; it is quite another to issue a(n) ______ as though you are the only one with any knowledge of the subject
and such are the quirks of fate that there Maria was, after all her mishaps and blunders, firmly _________ as the persident of the firm
in our bored and depressed mood, her buoyant personality had a most _____ effect
the coach devised a clever strategy, but it proved to be ________ when our team failed to execute it properly
though the guests at the gala benefit tried to maintain a n air of cheer, the _________ news of the international crisis hung like a pall over the gathering
a group of elderly people sitting about sipping tea and discussing the weather of scarcely my idea of _______ revelry
the speaker paid no attention to the __________ remarks of a few hecklers in the crowd but went right on with her speech
as she thoroughly enjoys taking potshots at sacred cows, i’d describe her attitude as definitely _________
how can you expect them to cooperate with us unless they receive some reasonable _______ for their efforts
quid pro quo
for years, churchill’s warnings about hitler were dismissed as alarmism; only after the outbreak of ww2 did people appreciate his ________
i certainly have no intention of turning my back on them simply because it has been _____ about town they are involved in some sort of scandal
if he would only devote more time in school to serious study and less to _____ pranks, his grades would probably improve
all the evidence presented at such length by their lawyers does not seriously _______ the case against the accused
the deathbead scene might have been effective if it had been played with restraint, but their woefully ham-handed acting turned it into a(n) _________ tearjerker
what we are facing in this organization is not healthy competition among the executives but a(n) ____________ struggle that will destroy the company
to gain the immediate attention of the reader, the short-story writer sometimes begins a narrative _____________, rather than at the very beginning of events
in medias res
more than anything else, the ability to create distinctive characters and make them come alive on the page is the ________ of a great novelsit
though the critic still has nothing good to say about modern art, age and experience have somewhat ________ the intensity of his disapproval
an internecine war is
c. deleterious for all
d. injurious to a few
a modulated sound is
something that is portentous is
a result that is vitiated is not
a touchstone is a(n)
I was an extremely sensitive child, and the death of my beloved mother certainly had a(n) ______ effect upon me.
If you are so _____ in handling your own personal affairs, how can you presume to advise others how to manage their lives?
It is one thing to offer a person opinion; it is quite another to issue a(n) _______ as though you are the only one with any knowledge of the subject.
And such as the quirks of fate that there Maria was, after all her mishaps and blunders, firmly _____ as the president of the firm.
In our bored and depressed mood, her buoyant personality had a most _____ effect.
The coach devised a clever strategy, but it proved ______ when our team failed to execute it properly.
Though the guests at the gala benefit tried to maintain an air or cheer, the _______ news of the international crisis hung like a pall over the gathering.
A group of elderly people sitting about sipping tea and discussing the weather is scarcely my idea of _______ revelry.
The speaker paid no attention to the ______ remarks of a few hecklers in the crowd but went right on with her speech.
As she thoroughly enjoys taking potshots at sacred cows, I’d describe her attitude as definitely _______.
How can you expect them to cooperate with us unless they receive some reasonable ______ to their efforts?
Quid Pro Quo
For years, Churchill’s warnings about Hitler were dismissed as alarmism; only after the outbreak of World War II did people appreciate his ______.
I certainly have no intention of turning my back on them simply because it has been _______ about the town they are involved in some sort of scandal.
If he would only devote more time in school to serious study and less to ______ pranks, his grades would probably improve.
All the evidence presented at such length by their lawyers does not seriously _______ the case against the accused.
The deathbed scene might have been effective if it had been played with restraint, but their woefully ham-handed acting turned into a(n) _______ tearjerker.
What we are facing in this organization is not healthy competition among the executives but a(n) _______ struggle that will destroy the company.
To gain the immediate attention of the reader, the short-story writer sometimes begins a narrative _____, rather than at the very beginning of events.
In Medias Res
More than anything else, the ability to create distinctive characters and make them come alive on the page is the ______ of a great novelist.
Though the critic still has nothing good to say about modern art, age and experience have somewhat _______ the intensity of his disapproval.