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Vocabulary Review (Grade 9)

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Vocabulary Review

1. 
To ABSOLVE a person means to find that person guilty.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
Alleviate
  1. correct
  2. lessen
  3. reason
  4. solve
3. 
I prefer this choice to the ALTERNATIVE.
What does ALTERNATIVE mean in this sentence?



4. 
Define AMBIVALENT.
  1. contradictory
  2. unique
  3. nature
  4. clear
5. 
Analyze
  1. judge, in your own words
  2. put together, create
  3. break apart, study the pieces
  4. tell how, put it in your own words
6. 
ANIMOSITY means civil and happy.
  1. True
  2. False
7. 
                       means to approximate an answer.
8. 
An action or statement that is                 does not consider the facts or the wishes of others.
  1. diverse
  2. resilient
  3. paradoxical
  4. arbitrary
9. 
To ATTRIBUTE is to decide where something
  1. is born.
  2. belongs.
  3. happens.
  4. lives.
10. 
Helpful
  1. benefice
  2. beneficent
  3. beneficial
11. 
What does COMPREHENSIVE mean?



12. 
Connotation
  1. everyday language that may include slang or idioms
  2. words that have opposite meanings
  3. the idea or feeling implied by a word
  4. the literal meaning of a word
13. 
Light and dark colors placed near each other will create                .
  1. depression
  2. contrast
  3. repetition
  4. texture
14. 
To be VALID means to be credible, trustworthy.
  1. True
  2. False
15. 
After only a                 look at the new car, he knew he had to have it.
  1. concurrent
  2. expedited
  3. precursor
  4. cursory
16. 
Someone who finds fault in nearly every situation
  1. prone
  2. ascetic
  3. enigma
  4. cynic
17. 
Dearth
  1. a shortage
  2. the thickness of an object
  3. the weight of an object
  4. a part of a ship
18. 
Her diet is                          (not having enough of) in calcium, so her bones are becoming brittle.
19. 
A showing and explanation of how something works
  1. determination
  2. description
  3. demonstration
  4. perform
20. 
On the west wall of the library, the painter tried to                 the county's farming background.
  1. sheepish
  2. serene
  3. depict
  4. arid
21. 
Choose the word that best fills in the blank.

From the experience of the past we                 instructive lessons for the future.
  1. agitate
  2. derive
  3. diffuse
  4. swoon
22. 
Nothing his enemies could say managed to                 from his heroic public image.
  1. detract
  2. deflect
  3. refrain
  4. inflate
23. 
The hurricane is expected to DEVASTATE the area with its high winds and heavy rainfall.

What does the word DEVASTATE most likely mean?



24. 
The student's                 from the book topic annoyed the teacher.
  1. accelerate
  2. decelerate
  3. digression
  4. progress
25. 
Dilemma
  1. difficult problem or situation
  2. fully or clearly expressed or demonstrated
  3. bad; evil; wicked
  4. sound that reflects many times as sound waves
26. 
A student who gets straight As is likely DILIGENT in her studies.
  1. True
  2. False
27. 
To disagree with or reject an authority
  1. yearn
  2. tenuous
  3. dissent
  4. glory
28. 
To distort the truth
  1. tell
  2. hide
  3. twist
  4. ignore
29. 
Diversion
  1. sudden widespread disaster
  2. difficult problem or situation
  3. fully or clearly expressed or demonstrated
  4. detour or distraction
30. 
Elation
  1. delight, happiness
  2. small amount, scanty
  3. sad and morose
  4. to punish severely, to torture
31. 
The interviewer tried in vain to                information from the job candidate.
  1. illicit
  2. elicit
32. 
                       means to grow in difficulty.
33. 
To                 means to calculate an expression to get a single value.
  1. sequence
  2. simplify
  3. order
  4. evaluate
34. 
My mom                              (made worse) my problem finding a date for homecoming by insisting on meeting all of my potential suitors.
35. 
               (n) a passage taken from a book, article, etc.; (v) to take such a passage; to quote. synonyms: (n) portion, section, extract.
  1. grope
  2. jostle
  3. laggard
  4. excerpt
36. 
Which group most EXEMPLIFIES what it's like to be on the top of the social ladder in high school?
  1. Cheerleaders
  2. Chess club members
  3. Band geeks
  4. Average Joes
37. 
Explicit
  1. boldly rude or disrespectful
  2. to fill or overcome with horror or fear
  3. fully or clearly expressed or demonstrated
  4. act of putting up with something difficult or painful or that is a hardship
38. 
What is the first part of the plot which contains background information called?
  1. climax
  2. exposition
  3. resolution
  4. rising action
39. 
Despite putting on a strong showing in the race, John FALTERED when he rounded the bend and saw four racers about to reach the finish line before him.

What does FALTERED most likely mean?



40. 
Capable of being accomplished
  1. lethargy
  2. misused
  3. feasible
  4. elaborate
41. 
Which word is a synonym for FEIGN?
  1. pretend
  2. authentic
  3. real
  4. possible
42. 
Which is NOT something that FLUCTUATES?
  1. mood
  2. weight
  3. age
  4. weather
43. 
Before a debate, you must                          an argument.
44. 
Don't tell me everything that happened, just give me the                of it.
45. 
If you GENERATE something, you produce it or cause it to happen.
  1. True
  2. False
46. 
A HYPOTHETICAL situation really happened.
  1. True
  2. False
47. 
               means just, unbiased, fair, not taking sides.
  1. akin
  2. meager
  3. wan
  4. impartial
48. 
It is IMPLAUSIBLE that we'll really see mermaids sunning themselves on rocks by the ocean.
  1. True
  2. False
49. 
After reviewing the evidence, the                              is that none of the store's employees are responsible for the theft of the jewelry.
50. 
To suggest without directly saying
  1. acute
  2. initiative
  3. imply
  4. vital

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