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1

Complete the sentence using a word from below that best fit its context:

.:.cabal.:.elegy.:.listless.:.occlude.:.usury.:.

A shadow is thrown across the Earth's surface during a solar eclipse, when the light from the sun is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ by the moon

occlude
verb
to stop up; to prevent the passage of

synonyms: barricade; block; close; obstruct

2

Complete the sentence using a word from below that best fit its context:

.:.cabal.:.elegy.:.listless.:.occlude.:.usury.:.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ and depressed after breaking up with his girlfriend, Raj spent his days moping on the couch.

listless
adj
lacking energy and enthusiasm
synonyms: faineant; indolent; languid; lethargic; sluggish

3

Complete the sentence using a word from below that best fit its context:

.:.cabal.:.elegy.:.listless.:.occlude.:.usury.:.

The boys on the street formed a _ _ _ _ _ to keep girls out of their tree house.

cabal
noun
a secret group seeking to overturn something

Synonyms: camp; circle; clan; clique, coterie; mafia; mob; ring

4

Complete the sentence using a word from below that best fit its context:

.:.cabal.:.elegy.:.listless.:.occlude.:.usury.:.

Though the beautiful elegy is about death and loss, it urges its readers to endure this life, and to trust in spirituality.

elegy
noun
a sorrowful poem or speech

synonyms: dirge; lament

5

Complete the sentence using a word from below that best fit its context:

.:.cabal.:.elegy.:.listless.:.occlude.:.usury.:.

The moneylender was convicted of _ _ _ _ _ when it was discovered that he charged 50% interest on all his loans.

usury
noun
the practice of lending money at exorbitant rates

Synonyms: loan-sharking

6

Spell the word that fit its definition and can complete the blank:
adj
lacking energy and enthusiasm
synonyms: faineant; indolent; languid; lethargic; sluggish

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ and depressed after breaking up with his girlfriend, Raj spent his days moping on the couch.

listless

7

Spell the word that fit its definition and can complete the blank:
noun
a secret group seeking to overturn something
Synonyms: camp; circle; clan; clique, coterie; mafia; mob; ring
The boys on the street formed a _ _ _ _ _ to keep girls out of their tree house.

cabal

8

Spell the word that fit its definition and can complete the blank:
noun
a sorrowful poem or speech
synonyms: dirge; lament
Though the beautiful elegy is about death and loss, it urges its readers to endure this life, and to trust in spirituality.

elegy

9

Spell the word that fit its definition and can complete the blank:
noun
the practice of lending money at exorbitant rates
Synonyms: loan-sharking
The moneylender was convicted of _ _ _ _ _ when it was discovered that he charged 50% interest on all his loans.

Usuary

10

Spell the word that fit its definition and can complete the blank:
verb
to stop up; to prevent the passage of

synonyms: barricade; block; close; obstruct

A shadow is thrown across the Earth's surface during a solar eclipse, when the light from the sun is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ by the moon

occlude

11

Define: usuary

noun
the practice of lending money at exorbitant rates
Synonyms: loan-sharking
The moneylender was convicted of _ _ _ _ _ when it was discovered that he charged 50% interest on all his loans.

12

Define: elegy

noun
a sorrowful poem or speech
synonyms: dirge; lament
Though the beautiful elegy is about death and loss, it urges its readers to endure this life, and to trust in spirituality.

13

Define: listless

adj
lacking energy and enthusiasm
synonyms: faineant; indolent; languid; lethargic; sluggish

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ and depressed after breaking up with his girlfriend, Raj spent his days moping on the couch.

14

Define: cabal

noun
a secret group seeking to overturn something
Synonyms: camp; circle; clan; clique, coterie; mafia; mob; ring
The boys on the street formed a _ _ _ _ _ to keep girls out of their tree house.

15

Define: occlude

verb
to stop up; to prevent the passage of

synonyms: barricade; block; close; obstruct

A shadow is thrown across the Earth's surface during a solar eclipse, when the light from the sun is _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ by the moon

16

Match the correct definition to the word:
listless
A. a secret group seeking to overturn something
B. to stop up; to prevent the passage of
C. a sorrowful poem or speech
D. the practice of lending money at exorbitant rates
E. lacking energy and enthusiasm

E

17

Match the correct definition to the word:
elegy
A. a secret group seeking to overturn something
B. to stop up; to prevent the passage of
C. a sorrowful poem or speech
D. the practice of lending money at exorbitant rates
E. lacking energy and enthusiasm

C

18

Match the correct definition to the word:
cabal
A. a secret group seeking to overturn something
B. to stop up; to prevent the passage of
C. a sorrowful poem or speech
D. the practice of lending money at exorbitant rates
E. lacking energy and enthusiasm

A

19

Match the correct definition to the word:
occlude
A. a secret group seeking to overturn something
B. to stop up; to prevent the passage of
C. a sorrowful poem or speech
D. the practice of lending money at exorbitant rates
E. lacking energy and enthusiasm

B

20

Match the correct definition to the word: usury

A. a secret group seeking to overturn something
B. to stop up; to prevent the passage of
C. a sorrowful poem or speech
D. the practice of lending money at exorbitant rates
E. lacking energy and enthusiasm

D