HIGH SCHOOL VOCABULARY TEST (3)
Q1 The result of the election didn’t give either candidate a clear majority but in the end the leader of the opposition agreed to step down and ……. to the wishes of the electorate.
(a) accept (b) accent (c) accede (d) ascend
Q2 The sound of the waterfall goes on all day and night and in the end the ….. noise gets on your nerves.
(a) interrupting (b) inciting (c) invading (d) incessant
Q3 I apologized for what seemed like a deliberate act of rudeness but I explained that it had been purely accidental and an ….. action on my part.
(a) inverted (b) inadvertent (c) incurred (d) inhibited
Q4 Although it’s a complicated subject the professor managed to make it all totally clear and …… by her delivery.
(a) lucid (b) luminous (c) lightening (d) lifting
Q5 When you take a party of tourists round a famous city there are always those who ……. and keep everybody else waiting.
(a) litter (b) lessen (c) loiter (d) languish
Q6 Before she knew what had happened a man suddenly fell on her …… across and stealing her handbag.
(a) lurking (b) linking (c) limping (d) lunging
Q7 There was absolutely no call for him to criticize her so cruelly and in almost a …… manner.
(a) malformed (b) malicious (c) maladroit (d) malcontent
Q8 There was absolutely no question about it he was the ……. idiot such as you’d find in one of those old farces.
(a) provincial (b) provided (c) proverbial (d) protective
Q9 You’ll soon get used to his funny ways as it’s one of the ….. of his personality.
(a) quibbles (b) quills (c) quaffs (d) quirks
Q10 He didn’t really give speeches because he used to scream and shout and you could hear him …… a hundred meters down the road.
(a) reigning (b) raining (c) ruling (d) rattling