Directions (1-10): In each of the following questions one sentence is given with a word in bold, choose the most similar meaning of that word and mark it as your answer.
- Rebuff: Since your offer does not benefit me, I will have to rebuff it and walk away empty-handed.
approvescrutiniseacquiescesnubAll are correctOption D
Rebuff = reject (someone or something) in an abrupt or ungracious manner.
Relegate: Mr. Pierce eases his workload by having his secretary pick out the mail that is most important and relegate everything else to the recycling bin.upgradedeportassumeadmitAll are correctOption B
Relegate = assign an inferior rank or position to.
Pelf: The penny-pincher refused to part with any of his pelf, choosing to only spend on things that were absolutely necessary.haydebtmoneypaucityAll are correctOption C
Pelf = money
Enmesh: The student needs to enmesh himself in his science work, but can’t seem to stay focused.abrogateentrapacquitdeliverAll are correctOption B
Enmesh = cause to become entangled in something.
Indemnity: After Janet received several speeding tickets, the cost of her indemnity insurance skyrocketed.redresspenalityfettersprosecuteAll are correctOption A
Indemnity = security or protection against a loss or other financial burden.
Laggard: There is always one laggard who comes in the theater after the movie has started.tardydronesluggishremissAll are correctOption C
Laggard = a person who makes slow progress and falls behind others.
Terrain: When walking mountainous terrain, it is essential you protect your feet by wearing boots.sweepexpanseorbitlandscapeAll are correctOption D
Terrain = a stretch of land, especially with regard to its physical features.
Obdurate: With his obdurate personality and intense dislike for people, Jonathan had all the makings of a professional killer.complaintobstinatesubmissiveobedientAll are correctOption B
Obdurate = stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinion or course of action.
Travesty: Your comedy show was a travesty, and I cannot believe you expected people to laugh at your unfunny jokes.ferociouslegitimatepraiseparodyAll are correctOption D
Travesty = a false, absurd, or distorted representation of something.
Credence: Because the experiment had been performed over a hundred times, a great deal of credence was given to the results.incertitudeassuranceagnosticisminfidelityAll are correctOption B
Credence = belief in or acceptance of something as true.