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English 4 Unit 2 Vocabulary Quiz

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  • Q1
    (v.) to approach and speak to first; to confront in a challenging or aggressive way
    undulate
    overt
    accost
    suppliant
    20s
  • Q2
    (n.) a comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval
    animadversion
    gambit
    suppliant
    incendiary
    20s
  • Q3
    (adj.) desirous of something to the point of greed; intensely eager
    incendiary
    myopic
    avid
    halcyon
    20s
  • Q4
    (adj.) having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink
    devious
    overt
    brackish
    avid
    20s
  • Q5
    (n.) swiftness, rapidity of motion or action
    animadversion
    incendiary
    sacrilege
    celerity
    20s
  • Q6
    (adj.) staying or wandering from a straight or direct course; done or acting in a shifty or underhanded way
    overt
    halcyon
    devious
    suppliant
    20s
  • Q7
    (n.) in chess, an opening move that involves risk or sacrifice of a minor piece in order to gain a later advantage; any opening move of this type
    talisman
    gambit
    summarily
    animadversion
    20s
  • Q8
    (n.) a legendary bird identified with the kingfisher; (adj.) of or relating to the halcyon; calm, peaceful; happy, golden; prosperous, affluent
    halcyon
    suppliant
    halcyon
    pejorative
    20s
  • Q9
    (adj.) pertaining to actors and their techinques; theatrical, artificial; melodramatic
    overt
    pejorative
    summarily
    histrionic
    20s
  • Q10
    (adj.) deliberately setting or causing fires; designed to start fires; tending to stir up strife or rebellion; (n.) one who deliberately sets fires, arsonist; one who causes strife
    pejorative
    accost
    incendiary
    propriety
    20s
  • Q11
    (n.) a whirlpool of great size and violence; a situation resembling a whirlpool in violence and destruction
    suppliant
    maelstrom
    animadversion
    myopic
    20s
  • Q12
    (adj.) nearsighted; lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation; lacking foresight or discernment
    myopic
    pejorative
    devious
    histrionic
    20s
  • Q13
    (adj.) open, not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized
    overt
    celerity
    summarily
    devious
    20s
  • Q14
    (adj.) tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparagement, derogatory, deprecatory, belittling
    incendiary
    overt
    myopic
    pejorative
    20s
  • Q15
    (n.) the state of being properm appropriateness; (pl.) standards of what is proper or socially acceptable
    avid
    talisman
    propriety
    brackish
    20s

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