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1

Complete the sentence using a word from below that best fit its context:
.:.dictum.:.ebullient.:.maudlin.:.pusillanimous.:.sagacious.:.

Owls have a reputation for being _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ perhaps because of their big eyes, which resemble glasses.

sagacious
adj
shrewd; wise

Synonyms: astute; judicious; perspicacious

2

Complete the sentence using a word from below that best fit its context:
.:.dictum.:.ebullient.:.maudlin.:.pusillanimous.:.sagacious.:.

The _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ man would not enter the yard where the miniature poodle was barking.

pusillanimous
adj
cowardly; without courage

synonyms: cowardly

3

Complete the sentence using a word from below that best fit its context:
.:.dictum.:.ebullient.:.maudlin.:.pusillanimous.:.sagacious.:.

The movie's treatment of the mother's death was so _ _ _ _ _ _ _ that, instead of making the audience cry, it made them cringe.

maudlin
adj
overly sentimental

synonyms: bathetic; mawkish; saccharine; weepy

4

Complete the sentence using a word from below that best fit its context:
.:.dictum.:.ebullient.:.maudlin.:.pusillanimous.:.sagacious.:.

"you have time to lean, you have time to clean" was the _ _ _ _ _ _ our boss made us live by.

dictum
noun
an authoritative statement

synonyms: adage; aphorism; apothegm; decree; edict

5

Complete the sentence using a word from below that best fit its context:
.:.dictum.:.ebullient.:.maudlin.:.pusillanimous.:.sagacious.:.

the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ child exhausted the baby-sitter, who lacked the energy to keep up with her.

ebullient
adj
exhilarated; full of enthusiasm and high spirits

synonyms: ardent; avid; bubbly; zestful

6

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

adj
cowardly; without courage

synonyms: cowardly

The _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ man would not enter the yard where the miniature poodle was barking.


pusillanimous

7

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

adj
overly sentimental

synonyms: bathetic; mawkish; saccharine; weepy

The movie's treatment of the mother's death was so _ _ _ _ _ _ _ that, instead of making the audience cry, it made them cringe.

maudlin

8

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

adj
exhilarated; full of enthusiasm and high spirits

synonyms: ardent; avid; bubbly; zestful

the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ child exhausted the baby-sitter, who lacked the energy to keep up with her.

ebullient

9

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

adj
shrewd; wise

Synonyms: astute; judicious; perspicacious

Owls have a reputation for being _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ perhaps because of their big eyes, which resemble glasses.

sagacious

10

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

noun
an authoritative statement

synonyms: adage; aphorism; apothegm; decree; edict

"you have time to lean, you have time to clean" was the _ _ _ _ _ _ our boss made us live by.

dictum

11

Define: pusillanimous


adj
cowardly; without courage

synonyms: cowardly

The _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ man would not enter the yard where the miniature poodle was barking.

12

Define: dictum

noun
an authoritative statement

synonyms: adage; aphorism; apothegm; decree; edict

"you have time to lean, you have time to clean" was the _ _ _ _ _ _ our boss made us live by.

13

Define: ebullient


adj
exhilarated; full of enthusiasm and high spirits

synonyms: ardent; avid; bubbly; zestful

the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ child exhausted the baby-sitter, who lacked the energy to keep up with her.

14

Define: sagacious

adj
shrewd; wise

Synonyms: astute; judicious; perspicacious

Owls have a reputation for being _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ perhaps because of their big eyes, which resemble glasses.

15

Define: maudlin

adj
overly sentimental

synonyms: bathetic; mawkish; saccharine; weepy

The movie's treatment of the mother's death was so _ _ _ _ _ _ _ that, instead of making the audience cry, it made them cringe.

16

Match the correct definition to the word: maudlin

A. shrewd; wise
B. cowardly; without courage
C. overly sentimental
D. an authoritative statement
E. exhilarated; full of enthusiasm and high spirits

E

17

Match the correct definition to the word: maudlin

A. shrewd; wise
B. cowardly; without courage
C. overly sentimental
D. an authoritative statement
E. exhilarated; full of enthusiasm and high spirits

A

18

Match the correct definition to the word: maudlin

A. shrewd; wise
B. cowardly; without courage
C. overly sentimental
D. an authoritative statement
E. exhilarated; full of enthusiasm and high spirits

B

19

Match the correct definition to the word: maudlin

A. shrewd; wise
B. cowardly; without courage
C. overly sentimental
D. an authoritative statement
E. exhilarated; full of enthusiasm and high spirits

C

20

Match the correct definition to the word: maudlin

A. shrewd; wise
B. cowardly; without courage
C. overly sentimental
D. an authoritative statement
E. exhilarated; full of enthusiasm and high spirits

C