Vocabulary Builder
Matching
Match each word with its definition. In some sets there are more words than definitions; in others, there are more definitions than words.
Set 1
__ 1. novelty A. causing laughter
__ 2. competitive B. desiring to strive for an objective
__ 3. imitate C. despising someone or something
__ 4. apologetic D. to abandon
__ 5. comic E. a state of mind; a strong feeling
__ 6. contemptuous F. something new or unusual
__ 7. desert G. regretfully acknowledging fault or failure
__ 8. emotion H. to ruin or put out of existence
__ 9. destroy
Set 2
__ 1. disregard A. something that marks the limit or dividing line
__ 2. debatable B. commonplace; dull
__ 3. prosaic C. an instance of double meaning
__ 4. suppress D. marked by actively expressed opposition
__ 5. ambiguity E. sympathy; pity
__ 6. antagonistic F. something that restores health
__ 7. boundary G. to cause a person to become powerless
__ 8. consensus H. open to dispute
__ 9. corrective I. to pay no attention to
J. unity of opinion
Set 3
__ 1. deride A. to regard with deep respect
__ 2. electorate B. love of pleasure
__ 3. hedonism C. failure to exercise care
__ 4. lubricant D. to confuse
__ 5. negligence E. something that minimizes friction
__ 6. perplex F. acting stealthily or secretly
__ 7. venerate G. a body of people entitled to vote
__ 8. surreptitious
Set 4
__ 1. scrutinize A. to examine methodically
__ 2. stimulus B. the chief person in a work of fiction
__ 3. protagonist C. something that animates
__ 4. integrity D. a proposition put forward as the basis for further investigation
__ 5. hypothesis E. deceptive
__ 6. illusory F. to plan, especially a conspiracy
__ 7. persuasive G. a designer of a complex plan
__ 8. plot H. a plan or program of action
__ 9. architect I. having a specified outline or form
__ 10. blueprint J. free from moral corruption
K. tending to successfully convince someone of an action or belief
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