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Use the context to decide what the meaning of the word facetious is:
Keesha was almost never serious. She annoyed people with her facetious comments despite her attempt at being funny. When Carlos said he failed algebra, she jokingly responded saying, 'I guess you're not smart enough.'
Question 33.The root that means govern is:
Question 44.A word's connotation is...
In the following sentence, which word serves as a definition of 'transient'?
'Her transient thoughts of quitting her dead-end job are fleeting, lasting only as long as the weekly meeting she abhors.'
Question 66.Which is not a word part?
Question 77.The first dictionaries were actually:
Question 88.What is a thesaurus?
Question 99.What does etymology mean?
Question 1010.What language family is English a part of?
'Cheap posters' and 'economy hatchback car' are examples that define which word in the following sentence?
'Even though he says he likes ornate artwork, extravagant clothes, and immoderate cars, Tom is so frugal that he hangs cheap posters on his walls and drives an economy hatchback car.'
Question 1212.Which of the following is not a reference for vocabulary?
Question 1313.Why is the relationship between words so important to understanding words in a sentence?
Question 1414.Which of the following is not a technique for finding the meaning of a word based on context?
Question 1515.How can we make sure we can remember new vocabulary words in the long run?
Question 1616.What is the root of the word 'amorphous'?
Question 1717.In what way is a glossary different from a dictionary?
Question 1818.What is the prefix in the word 'amorphous'?
Question 1919.The first known dictionary to employ the use of alphabetical order was written by Robert Cawdrey and was called:
Question 2020.Which of the following refers to words with opposite meanings?
Why is 'authenticity' the antonym of the word 'spurious' in the following sentence?
'The spurious accusations of the disgusting liar will be proven false since they completely lack authenticity.'
Question 2222.Which of these subjects is LEAST likely to have a glossary devoted to it?
Question 2323.Where does the word school originate?
Question 2424.The term 'glossary' is derived from the Greek glossa, which meant…
Which word could be substituted for 'querulous' in the following sentence?
'The querulous child I babysit just won't stop bothering me until I let him play video games.'
Question 2626.Which of the following refers to words with similar meanings?
Question 2727.Which of the following words or phrases demonstrates a contrast?
Question 2828.Which of the following sentences has a synonym for 'inconsistent'?
Question 2929.Why would it be better to say someone is 'slim' rather than 'scrawny' when paying them a compliment?
Question 3030.The suffix that means more is:
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