VOCABUTOONS Lists 1-3 QUIZ

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Which word means talk or speech, especially in public?

elocution

Which word means abundant in supply or quantity?

copious

What does the word 'voracious' mean?

Having a very eager approach to an activity

What does the word 'attrition' mean?

Gradual reduction or weakening of something

Which word means showing an excessive willingness to serve or please others?

officious

What does the word 'elocution' mean?

talk or speech, especially in public

What does the word 'pedestrian' mean?

lacking inspiration or excitement; dull

What does the word 'gregarious' mean?

Friendly and outgoing

What does the word 'surreptitious' mean?

Secretive or stealthy

Match the following words with their meanings:

onerous = involving heavy obligations lament = an expression of grief or sorrow spurious = not genuine or authentic ablution = a ceremonial act of washing parts of the body

Match the following words with their definitions:

tenacious = persistent in maintaining or seeking something pedestrian = lacking inspiration or excitement; dull kismet = destiny; fate carrion = dead and putrefying flesh

Match these words to their definitions:

edification = the instruction or improvement of a person morally or intellectually ambivalence = the state of having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone pinion = the outer part of a bird's wing including the flight feathers writhe = make continual twisting, squirming movements or contortions of the body

Match the following words with their definitions:

onerous = involving a great deal of effort, trouble, or difficulty lament = express regret or disappointment over something considered unsatisfactory, unreasonable, or unfair spurious = not being what it purports to be; false or fake tenacious = tending to keep a firm hold of something; clinging or adhering closely

Match these words to their definitions:

edification = the instruction or improvement of a person morally or intellectually kismet = destiny; fate pinion = the outer part of a bird's wing including the flight feathers ablution = the act of washing oneself

Match the following words with their meanings:

pious = devoutly religious ambivalence = the state of having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone writhe = make continual twisting, squirming movements or contortions of the body carrion = the decaying flesh of dead animals

True or false: The word 'pedestrian' means talk or speech, especially in public?

False

True or false: The word 'attrition' means showing excessive willingness to serve or please others?

False

True or false: The word 'voracious' means abundant in supply or quantity?

True

True or false: The word 'surreptitious' means talk or speech, especially in public?

False

Which word means to attribute or assign a quality or characteristic to someone or something?

Ascribe

Which of the following words means to cancel or make legally void?

nullify

Which word means to distribute or allot something, especially in a measured or specified way?

mete

Match the following words with their meanings:

ascribe = To attribute or assign a quality or characteristic to someone or something cavalier = Showing an excessive willingness to serve or please others deploy = To distribute or allot something, especially in a measured or specified way egg = To encourage or incite to action

Match these words to their definitions:

embroil = To involve deeply in an argument or conflict enhance = To intensify, increase, or further improve the quality, value, or extent of impair = To weaken or damage something mete = To distribute or allot something, especially in a measured or specified way

Match the following words with their definitions:

nullify = To cancel or make legally void waffle = To talk or write at length in a vague or trivial manner cavalier = Showing an excessive willingness to serve or please others egg = To encourage or incite to action

True or false: The word 'ascribe' means to distribute or allot something, especially in a measured or specified way?

False

True or false: The word 'cavalier' means to attribute or assign a quality or characteristic to someone or something?

False

True or false: The word 'deploy' means to cancel or make legally void?

False

His reckless behavior could ______ the reputation of the company in a horrible public relations nightmare.

embroil

The new software update will ______, or in other words, improve the speed and performance of your device.

enhance

The politician was known for his tendency to ______ on important issues without providing clear answers. His evasive responses were frustrating.

waffle

Which word means to attribute or assign a quality or characteristic to someone or something?

ascribe

Which word means to cancel or make legally void?

nullify

What does the word 'voracious' mean?

abundant in supply or quantity

What does the word 'surreptitious' mean?

talk or speech, especially in public

Test your vocabulary with this quiz covering words related to public speaking, abundance, and willingness to serve. Explore the meanings of 'elocution', 'voracious', 'attrition' and other relevant terms.

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