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More Context Clues

written by: gcbat
 
I'll use a rare word in a sentence. Guess what the word means.

Question 1:


Marsha dug her FUNEREAL attire out of the closet. It consisted of a black dress and a black overcoat. What does "funereal" mean?
monotoned
having to do with a funeral
oversized
frumpy

Question 2:


The newly blooming lavender was a HARBINGER of spring. It was beautiful and fragrant. What does "harbinger" mean?
a sign of things to come
pleasant to the senses
rebirth
an ode

Question 3:


Her passion for art bordered on pathological MONOMANIA. She's a sculptor, studies medieval art in night classes, frequents galleries and is often caught doodling in a notebook. What does "monomania" mean?
extremely wealthy
patronising culture
excessive concentration one one subject
excessively busy

Question 4:


It wasn't accidental it was pure KISMET that Joey fell in love with Laura. What does "kismet" mean?
fate, destiny
a happy accident
contrived, forced
planned

Question 5:


Because Ben travels to many countries for business, he has written a POLYGLOT lexicon for himself. It contains quick references on phrases he might need in any given situation. What does "polyglot" mean?
containing many languages
containing many maps
containing many words
pertaining to business ventures

Question 6:


A QUAGMIRE is a difficult or precarious situation.
True
False

Question 7:


The fortune teller persuaded Anna that she needed a PHILTER to gain the attention of her beau. She only needed to apply the elixir and think of him. What does PHILTER mean?
alcoholic beverage
love potion
makeup
medicinal cream

Question 8:


Matt and Julie asked their son "How was your day at school?" and they always received the same BRUSQUE answer-"fine." "Brusque" means habitual, constant, the same.
False
True

Question 9:


Jack grabbed Janet's hand and they began to GAMBOL in the sunshine. They felt like children, not a care in the world. What does "gambol" mean?
to frolic and leap playfully
to have sex
to sing a duet
to wager money on an outcome

Question 10:


To ESCHEW something means to be attracted to it.
True
False

 


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