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Flashcards in Set 5: edify; lachrymose; obdurate; surly; vicissitude Deck (20):
1

Complete the sentence using a word that best fit its context:
.:.edify.:.lachrymose.:.obdurate.:.surly.:.vicissitude.:.

When asked to clean the windshield, the _ _ _ _ _ gas station attendant tossed a dirty rag at the customer and walked away

surly
adj
rude and bad-tempered
Synonyms: gruff; grumpy; testy

2

Complete the sentence using a word that best fit its context:
.:.edify.:.lachrymose.:.obdurate.:.surly.:.vicissitude.:.

The guru was paid to _ _ _ _ _ the actress in the ways of Buddhism

edify
verb
to instruct morally and spiritually
synonyms: educate; enlighten; guide; teach

3

Complete the sentence using a word that best fit its context:
.:.edify.:.lachrymose.:.obdurate.:.surly.:.vicissitude.:.

The president was completely _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ on the issue, and no amount of persuasion would change his mind.

obdurate
adj
hardened in feelings; resistant to persuasion
synonyms: inflexible; intransigent; recalcitrant; tenacious; unyielding.

4

Complete the sentence using a word that best fit its context:
.:.edify.:.lachrymose.:.obdurate.:.surly.:.vicissitude.:.

Investors must be prepared for _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ of the stock market.

vicissitude
noun
a change or variation

synonyms: inconstancy; mutability

5

Complete the sentence using a word that best fit its context:
.:.edify.:.lachrymose.:.obdurate.:.surly.:.vicissitude.:.

Marcella always became _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ when it was time to bid her daughter good-bye.

lachrymose
adj
tearful
synonyms: teary; weeping

6

Define: surly
Synonyms: gruff; grumpy, testy

rude and bad-tempered

7

Define: edify
Synonyms: educate; enlighten; guide; teach

to instruct morally and spiritually

8

Define: vicissitude
Synonyms: inconstancy; mutability

a change or variation

9

Define: obdurate
Synonyms: inflexible; intransigent; recalcitrant; tenacious; unyielding

hardened in feeling; resistant to persuation

10

Define: lachrymose

Synonyms: teary; weeping

tearful

11

Match the correct definition with the word:
surly
A. to instruct morally and spiritually
B. rude and bad tempered
C. hardened in feeling; resistant to persuation

B.
surly
adj
rude and bad-tempered
Synonyms: gruff; grumpy; testy

When asked to clean the windshield, the _ _ _ _ _ gas station attendant tossed a dirty rag at the customer and walked away

12

Match the correct definition with the word:
vicissitude
A.a change or variation
B. tearful
C. hardened in feeling; resistant to persuasion

A.
vicissitude
noun
a change or variation
synonyms: inconstancy; mutability

Investors must be prepared for _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ of the stock market.

13

Match the correct definition with the word:
edify
A. rude and bad tempered
B. tearful
C. to instruct morally and spiritually

C
edify
verb
to instruct morally and spiritually
synonyms: educate; enlighten; guide; teach

The guru was paid to _ _ _ _ _ the actress in the ways of Buddhism

14

Match the correct definition with the word:
obdurate
A. hardened in feeling; resistant to persuasion
B. rude and bad tempered
C. a change or variation

A
obdurate
adj
hardened in feelings; resistant to persuasion
synonyms: inflexible; intransigent; recalcitrant; tenacious; unyielding.

The president was completely _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ on the issue, and no amount of persuasion would change his mind.

15

Match the correct definition with the word:
lachrymose
A. a change or variation
B.tearful
C. bad-tempered

B.
lachrymose
adj
tearful
synonyms: teary; weeping

Marcella always became _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ when it was time to bid her daughter good-bye.

16

Spell the word that fit its definition and can complete the blank in the sentence:

hardened in feelings; resistant to persuasion
synonyms: inflexible; intransigent; recalcitrant; tenacious; unyielding.

The president was completely _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ on the issue, and no amount of persuasion would change his mind.

obdurate
adj.

17

Spell the word that fit its definition and can complete the blank in the sentence:

tearful
synonyms: teary; weeping

Marcella always became _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ when it was time to bid her daughter good-bye.

lachrymose
adj

18

Spell the word that fit its definition and can complete the blank in the sentence:

a change or variation
synonyms: inconstancy; mutability

Investors must be prepared for _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ of the stock market.

vicissitude
noun

19

Spell the word that fit its definition and can complete the blank in the sentence:

rude and bad-tempered
Synonyms: gruff; grumpy; testy

When asked to clean the windshield, the _ _ _ _ _ gas station attendant tossed a dirty rag at the customer and walked away

surly
adj

20

Spell the word that fit its definition and can complete the blank in the sentence:

to instruct morally and spiritually
synonyms: educate; enlighten; guide; teach

The guru was paid to _ _ _ _ _ the actress in the ways of Buddhism

edify
verb