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SAT WotW March Vocab Practice

Quiz by Amanda Howell

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  • Q1
    insidious
    proceeding without caution
    proceeding gradually; with harmful effect
    proceeding gradually; cautiously
    proceeding quickly; cautiously
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  • Q2
    Jocular
    characterized by athleticism
    characterized by smiling
    characterized by joking
    characterized by judging
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  • Q3
    lament
    expressing happiness
    expressing joy
    expressing anger
    expressing regret or sorrow
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  • Q4
    loquacious
    talking a lot
    talking slowly
    becoming quiet
    talking quietly
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  • Q5
    melancholy
    happiness
    grief
    joviality
    sadness without cause
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  • Q6
    obstinate
    stubborn; refusing to change one's opinion
    easy to get along with
    compliant
    mean
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  • Q7
    pedantic
    concerned with the big picture
    too concerned with minor details
    too concerned with others
    concerned with feet
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  • Q8
    pernicious
    having a positive effect
    having a harmful effect
    having a reverse effect
    having no effect
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  • Q9
    pertinent
    relevant all the time
    relevancy matters sometimes
    clearly irrelevant
    clearly relevant to a situation
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  • Q10
    plethora
    excessive spending of time
    just the right amount of something
    too little of something
    excessive amount of something
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  • Q11
    recapitulate
    make a conclusion
    to negate a statement
    summarize restate the main points
    to question
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  • Q12
    ruminate
    to criticize something
    to question something
    to forget something
    to think deeply about something
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  • Q13
    A __________________ lie about the new student quickly spread around the school and she felt like an outcast.
    plethora
    pernicious
    pertinent
    pedantic
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  • Q14
    The lawyer ______________________ his argument in the closing statement.
    recapitulated
    jocular
    loquacious
    ruminated
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  • Q15
    She __________________ the tragic loss of her friend.
    jocular
    melancholy
    lamented
    pernicious
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  • Q16
    She was so ____________________ about checking to see if the door was locked that she forgot her keys and purse.
    pedantic
    pernicious
    insidious
    jocular
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  • Q17
    You will never win an argument with Joseph because he is so ________________; he refuses to budge.
    obstinate
    pertinent
    pernicious
    jocular
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  • Q18
    The class was in a particularly ____________________ mood on Friday and kept making the teacher laugh.
    melancholy
    jocular
    pedantic
    lament
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  • Q19
    Betty is a great student and her questions in class are always ___________________; their relevance helps others.
    jocular
    loquacious
    melancholy
    pertinent
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  • Q20
    Planning to rob the casino was an ______________________ affair as it took over 6 months to plan the crime.
    melancholy
    insidious
    jocular
    pernicious
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