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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?
frumpy
monotoned
oversized
having to do with a funeral

Question 2:


The newly blooming lavender was a HARBINGER of spring. It was beautiful and fragrant. What does "harbinger" mean?
rebirth
a sign of things to come
pleasant to the senses
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?
excessively busy
excessive concentration one one subject
patronising culture
extremely wealthy

Question 4:


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

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?
pertaining to business ventures
containing many languages
containing many words
containing many maps

Question 6:


A QUAGMIRE is a difficult or precarious situation.
False
True

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?
love potion
makeup
medicinal cream
alcoholic beverage

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.
True
False

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 have sex
to sing a duet
to wager money on an outcome
to frolic and leap playfully

Question 10:


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

 


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