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Free Vocabulary Quiz: Twitter & Facebook Challenge Solutions

*Answers are italicized.

11/5/10:
Q: What does “deleterious” mean?
A:  a) removable   b)  helpful   c) harmful   d) comprehensible

The most deleterious consequence of drug abuse is death.

10/26/10:
Q: What does “rancor” mean?
A:  a) loud noise      b) hostility      c) a stain      d)  selfish behavior

10/5/10:
Q: What does “paucity” mean?
A:  a) a small amount or number    b) bitterness     c) caution      d) solitude

Bob criticized Dave’s argument because of the paucity of evidence supporting his conclusion.

9/23/10:
Q: What does “solicitous” mean?
A:   a) intruding    b) harsh     c) anxious or concerned    d) generous

Dave just had a case of the sniffles, but his solicitous parents made him go to the emergency room.

9/13/10:
Q: What does “penchant” mean?
A:  a) intense dislike    b) a preference or tendency   c) praise   d) a common mistake

Allen has a penchant for strange hats and never leaves the house without wearing something on his head.

9/3/10:
Q: What does “venerate” mean?
A:  a) to respect    b)  to lessen    c)  to improve    d) to make more severe

8/26/10:
Q: What does “ingratiating” mean?
A:  a) cruel      b) unappreciative      c) formal     d) pleasing (especially to gain advantage)

Donna always becomes friendly and ingratiating whenever she’s about to ask me for money.

8/18/10:
Q: What does “harangue” mean?
A: a) a long, angry speech   b) betrayal    c) disposal    d)  a scary story

8/6/10:
Q: What does “austere” mean?
A:  a) bitter-tasting    b) strict or severe in discipline    c) very talkative    d) calm

7/30/10:
Q: What does “assiduous” mean?
A:  a) luxurious   b) hard-working   c) bitter   d) angry

7/28/10:
Q: What does “proliferate” mean?
A:  a) to shrink   b) to create   c) to cease to exist   d) to increase rapidly

7/26/10:
Q: What does “amalgam” mean?
A:  a) a combination of diverse elements  b)  a large family gathering   c) enthusiasm   d) severe criticism

7/20/10
Q: What does “exacerbate” mean?
A: a) to cleanse   b) to make more severe   c) to speak loudly    d) to invent

7/16/10:
Q: What does “acerbic” mean?
A:  a) shy   b) self-satisfied  c) bitter  d) excessively showy

7/2/10:
Q: What does “effusive” mean?
A:  a) overflowing (usually referring to emotions  b) separate; distinct  c) friendly  d) native

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