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A Modest Proposal Vocabulary

Quiz by Danielle Martinez Alvarez

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  • Q1

    food and drink regarded as a source of strength; nourishment.:

    Sustenance 

    30s
  • Q2

     a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause.

    Deplorable

    Melancholy 

    Grievance 

    Liable

    30s
  • Q3

    deserving strong condemnation.

    Deplorable 

    30s
  • Q4

    remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree.

    Prodigious 

    30s
  • Q5

     a real or imagined wrong or other cause for complaint or protest, especially unfair treatment.

    Grievance 

    30s
  • Q6

    the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.

    Satire

    30s
  • Q7

    responsible by law; legally answerable

    Liable

    30s
  • Q8

    persistent harassment of someone for or to do something

    sustenance 

    Rainment

    Glutted

    Importuning

    30s
  • Q9

    Clothing

    Rainment 

    30s
  • Q10

     something pledged as security for repayment of a loan, to be forfeited in the event of a default

    Collateral 

    15s
  • Q11

    the action of mathematical calculation

    Computation

    30s
  • Q12

    supply or fill to excess.:

    Glutted

    15s
  • Q13

    the first principles of (a subject).:

    Rudiments 

    30s
  • Q14

    money or food given to poor people.

    Collateral

    Liable

    Alms

    30s

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