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 Select the word that most nearly means the word provided.

1.       modest most nearly means

a.         attractive

b.         clever

c.         current

d.         humble

2.       custom most nearly means

a.         dessert

b.         habit

c.         ethic

d.         deliver

3.       prolong most nearly means

a.         extend

b.         inquire

c.         relax

d.         wait

4.       hustle most nearly means

a.         dance

b.         hurry

c.         busy

d.         clean

5.       solemn most nearly means

a.         amusing

b.         harmful

c.         speech

d.         serious

6.       imply most nearly means

a.         suggest

b.         stab

c.         thick

d.         destroy

7.       ramble most nearly means

a.         knot

b.         confuse

c.         wander

d.         wonder

8.       beneficial most nearly means

a.         help

b.         advantageous

c.         charity

d.         wise

9.       flare most nearly means

a.         judicial

b.         temper

c.         style

d.         blaze

10.       negligent most nearly means

a.         pajamas

b.         morbid

c.         careless

d.         dark

11.       aloof most nearly means

a.         above

b.         tidy

c.         clever

d.         reserved

12.       resolve most nearly means

a.         turn

b.         puzzle

c.         decide

d.         want

13.       congregate most nearly means

a.         worship

b.         gather

c.         disturb

d.         hurry

14.       utter most nearly means

a.         express

b.         defer

c.         borrow

d.         laugh

15.       fearless most nearly means

a.         powerful

b.         cowardly

c.         brave

d.         careful

16.       negligible most nearly means

a.         insignificant

b.         arguable

c.         careless

d.         dark

17.       placid most nearly means

a.         calm

b.         lazy

c.         solemn

d.         devious

18.       rake most nearly means

a.         thin

b.         scoundrel

c.         gentleman

d.         shovel

19.       dupe most nearly means

a.         rancher

b.         trick

c.         simpleton

d.         drug

20.       stigma most nearly means

a.         stain

b.         trial

c.         difficulty

d.         holiness

21.       reside most nearly means

a.         remain

b.         home

c.         dwell

d.         sediment

22.       covetous most nearly means

a.         quiet

b.         sneaky

c.         lurking

d.         greedy

23.       abide most nearly means

a.         endure

b.         hate

c.         attendance

d.         live

24.       shrewd most nearly means

a.         intractable

b.         mean

c.         astute

d.         intelligent

25.       fetter most nearly means

a.         rancid

b.         praise

c.         hamper

d.         persist

26.       flagrant most nearly means

a.         vibrant

b.         glaring

c.         vicious

d.         pleasant

27.       mitigate most nearly means

a.         relieve

b.         blend

c.         defend

d.         confuse

28.       rail most nearly means

a.         scold

b.         push

c.         try

d.         punish

29.       meld most nearly means

a.         character

b.         distinction

c.         blend

d.         firmness

30.     rally most nearly means

a.         demonstrate

b.         muster

c.         course

d.         truly

31.     abject most nearly means

a.         indigent

b.         desire

c.         despondent

d.         extreme

32.     bespoke most nearly means

a.         gentle

b.         quiet

c.         tailored

d.         handsome

33.     diffident most nearly means

a.         apathetic

b.         shy

c.         arrogant

d.         quarrelsome

34.     proffer most nearly means

a.         mendicant

b.         wastrel

c.         predict

d.         tender

35.     mordant most nearly means

a.         dead

b.         gruesome

c.         fetid

d.         caustic

36.     churlish most nearly means

a.         childish

b.         boorish

c.         tempestuous

d.         disorderly

37.     antediluvian most nearly means

a.         antiquated

b.         parched

c.         nonsectarian

d.         nonsensical

38.     picayune most nearly means

a.         petty

b.         spicy

c.         paltry

d.         southern

39.     smite most nearly means

a.         flee

b.         speck

c.         dirt

d.         strike

40.     winnow most nearly means

a.         carve

b.         wind

c.         weed

d.         carry

Answer Key

  1. d. modest means to be free of conceit or pretension, or humble
  2. b. a custom means a long-established practice, or a habit
  3. a. to prolong means to lengthen in time, or to extend
  4. b. to hustle means to hurry
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  1. d. solemn means marked by grave sobriety, or serious
  2. a. to imply means to express indirectly, or to suggest
  3. c. to ramble means to move aimlessly from place to place, or to wander
  4. b. beneficial means causing benefit, or advantageous
  5. d. flare means a fire or blaze used to signal; flair means talent or style
  6. c. negligent means marked by neglect, or careless
  1. d. aloof means distant in feeling, or reserved
  2. c. one meaning of resolve is to decide, often to stop from doing something
  3. b. to congregate means to gather in a group
  4. a. to utter means to express in words
  5. c. fearless means lacking fear, or brave
  6. a. negligible means so small or insignificant as to deserve little attention
  7. a. placid means free of disturbance, or calm
  8. b. a rake is a dissolute person, or a scoundrel
  9. b. to dupe means to deceive or to trick
  10. a. stigma means a mark of shame or discredit, or a stain
  11. c. to reside means to occupy a place as one’s home, or to dwell
  12. d. covetous means having an inordinate desire for wealth, or greedy
  13. a. to abide means to endure without yielding, or to withstand
  14. c. shrewd means marked by clever awareness, or astute
  15. c. to fetter means to hamper, or to restrain
  16. b. flagrant means obviously wrong or immoral; glaring means painfully obvious
  17. a. mitigate means to make less severe or painful, or to relieve
  18. a. to rail means to scold in harsh, abusive language
  19. c. to meld means to merge or to blend
  20. b. to rally means to arouse for action, or to muster
  21. c. abject means cast down in spirit, or utterly hopeless; despondent means having lost all hope
  22. c. bespoke means custom-made; tailored also means custom- made
  23. b. diffident means shy or lacking in confidence
  24. d. to proffer means to put something forward for acceptance, or to tender
  25. d. mordant means biting or caustic in means or speech
  26. b. churlish means resembling an ill-bred or vulgar person, or boorish
  27. a. antediluvian means so ancient that it could have come before the time of the flood and Noah’s ark, or antiquated
  28. c. picayune means trivial or of little value; paltry means trivial or meager
  29. d. smite means to strike heavily especially with the hand
  30. c. to winnow means to sift or get rid of, like weed, it is often used with “out’’

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