Set 1: abase, banal, caustic, malinger, peccadillo. Flashcards Preview

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Flashcards in Set 1: abase, banal, caustic, malinger, peccadillo. Deck (20):
1

Choose the correct word for its definition:

:::::abase:::::banal:::::caustic:::::peccadillo:::::malinger:::::

to humble; to disgrace

My intention was not to ______ the comedian.

Synonyms: deman; humiliate

ABASE

2

Choose the correct word for its definition:

:::::abase:::::banal:::::malinger:::::peccadillo:::::caustic:::::

predictable; clichéd; boring

His conversation consisted of ______ phrases like "Have a nice day" or "Another day, another dollar."

Synonyms: bland; bromidic; clichéd; commonplace; fatuous; hackneyed; innocuous; insipid, jejune; musty; platitudinous; prosaic; quotidian; shopworn; stale; stereotypic; threadbare; timeworn; tired; trite; vapid; worn-out

BANAL

3

Choose the correct word for its definition:

:::::banal:::::peccadillo:::::caustic:::::abase:::::malinger:::::

biting in wit; severely critical or sarcastic

Dorothy Parker gained her ______reputation from her cutting, yet witty, insults.

Synonyms: acerbic; biting; mordant; trenchant

CAUSTIC

4

Choose the correct word for its definition:

::::caustic:::::malinger:::::banal:::::abase:::::peccadillo::::::

to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill

A common way to avoid the draft was by ____________.

Synonyms: shirk; slack

MALINGER

5

Choose the correct word for its definition:

:::::abase:::::peccadillo:::::malinger:::::banal:::::caustic:::::

a minor sin or offense

Gabriel tends to harp on his brother's _________ and never lets him live them down.

Synonyms: failing; fault; lapse; misstep

Peccadillo

(noun)

6

Match the definition to this word: peccadillo

A. to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill

B. biting in wit; severely critical or sarcastic

C. a minor sin or offense

C

PECCADILLO: a minor sin or offense

Gabriel tends to harp on his brother's peccadilloes and never lets him live them down.

Synonyms: failing; fault; lapse; misstep

7

Match the definition to this word: abase

A. to humble; to disgrace

B. redictable; clichéd; boring

C. to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill

A

ABASE: to humble; to disgrace

My intention was not to abase the comedian.

Synonyms: deman; humiliate

8

Match the definition to this word: malinger

A. biting in wit; severely critical or sarcastic

B. predictable; clichéd; boring

C. to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill

C

MALINGER: to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill

A common way to avoid the draft was by malingering--pretending to mentally of physically ill so as to avoid being taken by the army.

Synonyms: shirk; slack

9

Match the definition with this word: caustic

A. biting in wit; severely critical or sarcastic

B. to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill

C. to humble; to disgrace

A

CAUSTIC: : biting in wit; severely critical or sarcastic

Dorothy Parker gained her caustic reputation from her cutting, yet witty, insults.

10

Match the definition with this word: banal

A. predictable; clichéd; boring

B. a minor sin or offense

C. predictable; clichéd; boring

A

BANAL: predictable; clichéd; boring

His conversation consisted of banal phrases like "Have a nice day" or "Another day, another dollar."

Synonyms: bland; bromidic; clichéd; commonplace; fatuous; hackneyed; innocuous; insipid, jejune; musty; platitudinous; prosaic; quotidian; shopworn; stale; stereotypic; threadbare; timeworn; tired; trite; vapid; worn-out

11

Spell the word for the definition:

to humble; to disgrace

Synonyms: deman; humiliate

ABASE

My intention was not to abase the comedian

12

Spell the word for the definition:

biting in wit; severely critical or sarcastic

Synonyms: acerbic; biting; mordant; trenchant

CAUSTIC

Dorothy Parker gained her caustic reputation from her cutting, yet witty, insults.

13

Spell the word for the definition:

predictable; clichéd; boring

Synonyms: bland; bromidic; clichéd; commonplace; fatuous; hackneyed; innocuous; insipid, jejune; musty; platitudinous; prosaic; quotidian; shopworn; stale; stereotypic; threadbare; timeworn; tired; trite; vapid; worn-out

BANAL

His conversation consisted of banal phrases like "Have a nice day" or "Another day, another dollar."

14

Spell the word for the definition:

to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill

Synonyms: shirk; slack

MALINGER

A common way to avoid the draft was by malingering--pretending to mentally of physically ill so as to avoid being taken by the army.

15

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a minor sin or offense

Synonyms: failing; fault; lapse; misstep

PECCADILLO

Gabriel tends to harp on his brother's peccadilloes and never lets him live them down.

16

? Can you recall the definition?

banal

BANAL: predictable; clichéd; boring

His conversation consisted of banal phrases like "Have a nice day" or "Another day, another dollar."

Synonyms: bland; bromidic; clichéd; commonplace; fatuous; hackneyed; innocuous; insipid, jejune; musty; platitudinous; prosaic; quotidian; shopworn; stale; stereotypic; threadbare; timeworn; tired; trite; vapid; worn-out

17

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abase

ABASE: to humble; to disgrace

My intention was not to abase the comedian.

Synonyms: deman; humiliate

18

? Can you recall the definition?

malinger

MALINGER: to evade responsibility by pretending to be ill

A common way to avoid the draft was by malingering--pretending to mentally of physically ill so as to avoid being taken by the army.

Synonyms: shirk; slack

19

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peccadillo

PECCADILLO: a minor sin or offense

Gabriel tends to harp on his brother's peccadilloes and never lets him live them down.

Synonyms: failing; fault; lapse; misstep

20

? Can you recall the definition?

caustic

CAUSTIC: biting in wit; severely critical or sarcastic

Dorothy Parker gained her caustic reputation from her cutting, yet witty, insults.

Synonyms: acerbic; biting; mordant; trenchant