General Vocabulary Unit 8 quiz
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by Amy Rarrick
| 20 Questions
1
1
Over a period of years, words and phrases used in the field of computer science ___________________ everyday speech.
A infiltrated
B unflagging
C cryptic
D proxy
2
1
His failure to win the election _______________ in his mind until it caused a complete emotional breakdown.
A guant
B fervent
C rankled
D abut
3
1
In our community, people of many cultures work together without jealousy or _____________ .
A guant
B enmity
C plummet
D perceptible
4
1
All her efforts to get more business for her troubled company proved to be of no ____________, and the store had to close down.
A avail
B attire
C abut
D rankle
5
1
I didn't think he would have the nerve to ask me for a date, but he did - and with no _________________ embarrassment.
A divergent
B perceptible
C proxy
D enmity
6
1
The witnesses' statements are so __________________ that it's hard to know how the accident actually happened.
A stoic
B proclaim
C divergent
D stinted
7
1
We decided not to buy the house, mainly because the property it sits on unfortunately ____________ the noisy main highway.
A abuts
B stinted
C stoical
D avail
8
1
It is a sad fact of experience that postwar political blunders can often ______________ or even reverse the results of battlefield triumphs.
A divergent
B attire
C nullify
D scavenger
9
1
Although the vulture has a decidely poor reputation, it does a useful job as a(n) _________________, clearing away decaying matter.
A nullify
B scavenger
C guant
D stint
10
1
Even after he retired and we expected him to slow down, his efforts in support of his beloved school remained ___________.
A unflaffing
B stint
C divergent
D proxy
11
1
Their parents had _______________ for many years to save the money needed to send the children to college.
A rankle
B stinted
C crony
D plummet
12
1
Since Miss Piper Frasch will not be able to attend the meeting, she appointed Mr. Joshua Futrell to act as her ____________ .
A perceptible
B avail
C proxy
D abut
13
1
He tried to appear ________________ when he heard the bad news, but I realized that he was deeply hurt.
A fervent
B stoical
C divergent
D proclaim
14
1
Story Sentences (Student Spotlight):

The dog Kyle found on Valentine’s Day was very ____________.
A guant
B abut
C proxy
D proclaim
15
1
He’s quite ___________ with his clues, but nothing can keep me from thinking this is a ruse (trick).
A scavenger
B stint
C cryptic
D proclaim
16
1
I am getting into my Valentine's Day ___________ .
A avail
B abut
C attire
D infiltrate
17
1
My _________ was Sherry, my best friend.
A perceptible
B crony
C attire
D rankle
18
1
I saw the big decorative heart ____________ to the gym floor.
A plummet
B rankle
C scavenger
D cryptic
19
1
He felt the ____________ feeling around me knowing something was wrong, but I didn’t know what it was.
A avail
B gaunt
C fervent
D nullify
20
1
On Valentine's Day some people ____________ their feeling to others.
A gaunt
B attire
C proclaim
D stint
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