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Gifted Vocab week 1 and 2

Quiz by Vanette Furney

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  • Q1
    Fill in the blank: The speaker's _________ remarks were met with silence in the audience.
    simulated
    coalition
    hackneyed
    ponderous
    30s
  • Q2
    Fill in the blank: The politician's ____________ promises were met with skepticism by the public.
    unctuous
    elicit
    provincial
    explicate
    30s
  • Q3
    Fill in the blank: The detective used the good cop routine in an attempt to ________________ the enraged criminal.
    assuage
    hiatus
    approbation
    transcend
    30s
  • Q4
    Fill in the blank: The author's use of ____________ language painted a vivid and disturbing picture of the crime scene.
    prerogative
    lurid
    expostulate
    transcend
    30s
  • Q5
    Fill in the blank: The lawyer's ____________ argument convinced the jury to reach a verdict of 'not guilty'.
    transcend
    decadence
    umbrage
    meritorious
    30s
  • Q6

    I enjoy fiction movies because they provide a short but exciting _________from the problems of everyday life.

    umbrage

    hiatus

    30s
  • Q7

    The magnificence of the scene far ________________ my ability to describe it in words.

    transcended

    simulated

    30s
  • Q8

    My teacher can ____________________ some degree of interest and attention from even the most withdrawn children. 

    simulate

    elicit

    30s
  • Q9

    His __________beliefs kept him from finding solutions as he was never able to look outside his limited perspective.

    petulant

    hackneyed

    provincial

    meritorious

    30s
  • Q10

    I take _____________ with your word choice; it paints the situation in a false light.

    prerogative

    hackneyed

    umbrage

    decadence

    30s

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