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Short Story Vocabulary and Sentence Application

Quiz by Mary Muldrow

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  • Q1
    sensitive, keen, sharp
    profound
    amicabale
    acute
    remuneration
    30s
  • Q2
    a hiding of one's true feelings or purposes
    commiseration
    bellicose
    dissimulation
    dissemble
    30s
  • Q3
    seeing beyond what is obvious
    profound
    procured
    sagacity
    suavity
    30s
  • Q4
    high intelligence and sound judgement
    derision
    satirist
    sagacity
    conducive
    30s
  • Q5
    a narrow opening
    crevice
    acute
    crevasse
    conducive
    30s
  • Q6
    graceful, polite
    scantling
    sagacity
    serenest
    suavity
    30s
  • Q7
    energetic hand or arm movements
    bellicose
    gesticulation
    scantlings
    deathwatches
    30s
  • Q8
    contempt; ridicule
    maudlin
    expletives
    derision
    impropriety
    30s
  • Q9
    beetles that burrow into wood and make tapping sounds, which some people believe are a sign of approaching death
    deathbeetles
    deathwatches
    scantlings
    expletives
    30s
  • Q10
    a small beam or timber
    crevice
    conducive
    scantling
    equity
    30s
  • Q11
    conceal under a false appearance; disguise
    impassible
    dissemble
    sagacity
    dissimulation
    30s
  • Q12
    Above all was the sense of hearing _____________
    deathwatches
    profound
    acute
    serenest
    30s
  • Q13
    You should have seen how wisely I proceeded - with what caution - with what foresight - with what __________________ I went to work.
    suavity
    dissimulation
    derision
    sagacity
    30s
  • Q14
    So you see he would have been a very _____________ old man, indeed, to suspect that every night, just at twelve, I looked upon him while he slept.
    bellicose
    profound
    acute
    amicable
    30s
  • Q15
    Never, before that night had I felt the extent of my own powers - of my _____________.
    suavity
    acute
    sagacity
    serenest
    30s

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