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.
- Sententious: The angry politician responded to the media’s question with a sententious remark that made him come across as a jerk.
- Propitiate: By doing his community service without incident, Harry hoped to quickly propitiate his sentence.
- Feckless: The police were able to make an arrest because the feckless burglar had left his wallet at the scene of the robbery.
- Tendentious: As I read the tendentious book review, it was obvious the reviewer had a personal issue with the author.
- Limpid: Bill would not drink the water in his glass because it was not limpid and could have contained all kinds of substances.
- Ephemeral: Because the circus is in town for an ephemeral amount of time, you better go there soon before it is too late.
- Capricious: Since he started taking the medication, Henry has been less capricious
- Magnanimous : When looking at all the sports, it is easy to see that boxing is the least magnanimous to the loser.
- Enervate: The alcohol appeared to enervate Jason’s ability to focus at work.
- Crumble : Instead of showing his mother his paper, the boy chose to crumble it up.