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Flashcards in Set 3: debutante, effigy, machination, raconteur, sportive Deck (20):
1

Choose the correct word for the definition:

a stuffed doll; a likeness of a person
Synonyms: dummy; figure; image

.:.debutante.:.effigy.:.machination.:.raconteur.:. sportive.:.

Effigy
Noun

Protesters burned effigies of the unpopular leader

2

Choose the correct word for the definition:

Plot or scheme
Synonyms: canal; conspiracy; design; intrigue

.:.debutante.:.effigy.:.machination.:.raconteur.:. sportive.:.

Machination
Noun

Tired of his enemies' endless machinations to remove him from the throne, the king had them executed.

3

Choose the correct word for the definition:

Frolicsome; playful 
Synonyms: frisky; merry. 

.:.debutante.:.effigy.:.machination.:.raconteur.:. sportive.:.

Sportive
adj.

The lakeside vacation meant more sportive opportunities for the kids than the wine tour though France.

4

Choose the correct word for the definition:

a witty, skillful story teller
Synonyms: anecdotalist, monologist

.:.debutante.:.effigy.:.machination.:.raconteur.:. sportive.:.

Raconteur
Noun

The raconteur kept all the passengers entertained with his stories during the six-hour flight.

5

Choose the correct word for the definition:

a young woman making debut in high society
Synonyms: maiden; lady

.:.debutante.:.effigy.:.machination.:.raconteur.:. sportive.:.

Debutante
Nouns

The debutante spends hours dressing for her very first ball, hoping to catch the eye of an eligible bachelor.

6

Complete the sentence using a word that best fit its context:
.:.debutante.:.effigy.:.machination.:.raconteur.:. sportive.:.

The lakeside vacation meant more ________ opportunities for the kids than the wine tour though France.

Sportive
adj.

Frolicsome; playful 
Synonyms: frisky; merry. 

7

Complete the sentence using a word that best fit its context:
.:.debutante.:.effigy.:.machination.:.raconteur.:. sportive.:.

Tired of his enemies' endless __________ to remove him from the throne, the king had them executed.

Machination
Noun

Plot or scheme
Synonyms: canal; conspiracy; design; intrigue

8

Complete the sentence using a word that best fit its context:
.:.debutante.:.effigy.:.machination.:.raconteur.:. sportive.:.

The ________ kept all the passengers entertained with his stories during the six-hour flight.

Raconteur
Noun

a witty, skillful story teller
Synonyms: anecdotalist, monologist

9

Complete the sentence using a word that best fit its context:
.:.debutante.:.effigy.:.machination.:.raconteur.:. sportive.:.

The _______ spends hours dressing for her very first ball, hoping to catch the eye of an eligible bachelor. The debutante spends hours dressing for her very first ball, hoping to catch the eye of an eligible bachelor.

Debutante
Nouns

a young woman making debut in high society
Synonyms: maiden; lady

9

Define: effigy

a stuffed doll; a likeness of a person

10

Define: sportive

frolicsome; playful

11

Complete the sentence using a word that best fit its context:
.:.debutante.:.effigy.:.machination.:.raconteur.:. sportive.:.

Protesters burned ________ of the unpopular leader

Effigy
Noun

a stuffed doll; a likeness of a person
Synonyms: dummy; figure; image

12

Define: debutante

a young woman making debut in high society

13

Define: raconteur

a witty, skillful storyteller

14

Define: machination

plot of scheme

16

Match the definition with: effigy

A. a young woman making a debut in high society
B. a stuffed doll; a likeness to a person
C. frolicsome; playful

a stuffed doll; a likeness to a person

17

Match the definition with: debutante

A. a young woman making a debut in high society
B. plot or scheme
C. frolicsome; playful

a young woman making a debut in high society

18

Match the definition with: sportive

A.frolicsome; playful
B.a witty, skillful story teller
C.a stuffed doll; a likeness to a person

frolicsome; playful

19

Match the definition with: machination
A. frolicsome; playful
B. a witty, skillful story teller
C. plot or scheme

plot or scheme

20

Match the definition with: raconteur

A. a witty, skillful story teller
B.a stuffed doll; a likeness to a person
C. plot or scheme

a witty, skillful story teller