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Can You Pass This High School Vocab Quiz?

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  1. What is the part of speech for the word<br>SCRUTINIZE?<br>
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    noun
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    verb
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    adjective
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    adverb
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    preposition
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    conjunction
  2. The word EXPOSTULATE
<br>most nearly means:
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    (n.) A gap or interruption, break, interval
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    (v.) To reason with someone in an effort to dissuade or correct; To protest against a decision or action
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    (n.) Combination in a body or mass
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    (adj.) Easily irritated, ill-tempered, peevish
  3. The word <br>INTERCEDE
<br>most nearly means:
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    (v.) To plead on someone else's behalf, to mediate an argument
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    (v.) To cause to be less harsh, violent, or severe
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    (v.) To reason with someone in an effort to dissuade or correct; To protest against a decision or action
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    (v.) To surpass, pass beyond the limits
  4. What is the part of speech for the word ADROIT?
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    verb
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    adjective
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    adverb
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    preposition
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    interjection
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    noun
  5. The word <br>ESOTERIC <br>most nearly means:
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    (adj.) Morally corrupt; perverted
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    (v.) To amend; improve; better; reform; rectify&nbsp;
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    (v.) To render holy by means of religious rites
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    (adj.) Understood by few
  6. How do you spell the word defined below?<br>"(v.) To give by will"<br><br>
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    bequeth
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    bequeath
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    beqeath
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    bequithe
  7. Which word MOST NEARLY matches the definition:<br>"(n.) One who is uncultured in thoughts and manner; (adj.) Uncultured in thought and manner; Narrow-minded and not open to new ideas"<br><br>
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    JADED
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    HACKNEYED&nbsp;
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    PROVINCIAL
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    BASIC
  8. Which of the following are synonyms for the word <br>SCRUPULOUS?
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    spiteful; wicked; nasty; mean
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    cure; solution; answer; remedy
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    conscientious; pious; principled; moral
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    casual; relaxed; indifferent; unconcerned
  9. The word <br>HACKNEYED
<br>most nearly means:
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    (v.) To reason with someone in an effort to dissuade or correct; To protest against a decision or action
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    (v.) To educe or extract gradually or without violence
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    (adj.) Greatly overused; trite
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    (n.) A process, condition, or period of deterioration or decline
  10. Which word most nearly matches the definition:&nbsp;<br>"(n.) An indirect insinuation or suggestion about a person or thing, usually of a degrading and derogatory nature"
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    UMBRAGE
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    INNUENDO
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    SIMULATE
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    MERITORIOUS&nbsp;
  11. What is the part of speech for the word:
BENEVOLENT
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    adverb
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    noun
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    adjective
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    conjunction
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    verb
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    preposition
  12. The word HETEROGENEOUS
most nearly means:
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    (adj.) Consisting of dissimilar elements; Assorted
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    (n.) An individual or group that offers assistance or support, a helper; (adj.) Offering assistance or support, helping
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    (v.) To give a false appearance of; To make up, fabricate
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    (n.) A small compartment, as for work or study
  13. How do you spell the word defined below?<br>"(n.) a cure-all"<br>
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    panecea
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    panacea
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    panacia
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    pancea
  14. The word LURID
most nearly means:
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    (n.) An indirect insinuation or suggestion about a person or thing, usually of a degrading and derogatory nature
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    (adj.) Causing shock or horror, grotesque
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    (adj.) intimate
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    (adj.) Excessively suave to the point of being fake, obviously exaggerated earnestness
  15. How do you spell the word defined below? <br>"(adj.) Limited"
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    finit
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    fenite
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    finite
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    infinite
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