• Vocabulary Test 1

    Whether you are a businessman, a student or a professional writer, having a vast vocabulary is essential. Test your skills with the 20 questions below!
    Daily Writing Tips Vocabulary Test
    1. Idiosyncrasy is:
    the ideology of a political party or organization

    a peculiar habit or characteristic of an individual or group

    a synchronous movement between two mechanical parts

    a characteristic of selfish people
    2. Someone with excessive concern for precision and formal rules is:
    moribund

    zealous

    pedantic

    rustic
    3. Beleaguer means:
    to lend money

    to harass

    to sympathize

    to scare
    4. “John’s __________ was irritating. He was reluctant even to buy bread!”
    jealousy

    soreness

    luck

    parsimony
    5. An ombudsman is:
    an impartial person who watches for administrative abuses inside organizations

    a person with unrivaled powers inside the government

    the head of any organization who is elected by a majority voting system

    a person who is granted political asylum in a country that is facing civil war
    6. If something is in oblivion:
    time has severely ruined its forms

    it has been confiscated by a governmental body

    people have completely forgotten about it

    it can no longer be commercially traded between two or more countries
    7. The fights on the streets created a big:
    void

    turmoil

    cyst

    foil
    8. Mary was always able to recover quickly from misfortunes. She was very:
    witty

    brave

    resilient

    zany
    9. A Pyrrhic victory is:
    a naval victory where all the ships from one side sink

    a victory where one of the sides flees

    actually a stalemate

    a victory with huge losses
    10. The ________ steps confirmed he was hiding from someone.
    furtive

    wild

    puzzled

    gleaming
    11. A bipartisan act:
    must be approved by popular referendum

    is supported by both sides

    aims to reduce corruption inside the government

    can have only two decrees
    12. Recoil means:
    to cover with oil, especially when referring to car engines

    to move away or bounce back

    to remove something with brute force

    to repeat the same movement over and over again
    13. Fred was in a hurry so he entered the room:
    arrogantly

    lonely

    briskly

    quietly
    14. The __________ moon was shiny that night.
    whining

    waxing

    willing

    wafering
    15. An algorithm is:
    a list of the elements contained in group or set

    a set of guidelines used to create software, especially search related software

    a manual used in engineering projects

    a procedure defined to solve a problem, usually structured in steps
    16. If something is implied by actions or statements, it is:
    frugal

    tactic

    tangible

    tacit
    17. They had mixed feelings about it; hence their comments were:
    agnostic

    ambivalent

    deliberate

    antiquate
    18. In a meritocracy:
    the advancement of individuals is based on their performance

    there is a strict hierarchy of powers

    the head of the government is elected by the population

    the senate is responsible for the approval of federal laws
    19. Rhetoric is:
    the ability to lie without revealing it with body language

    a technique used to speak faster

    the skill of using language persuasively

    the ability to interpret complex logical problems
    20. Alice was in a conundrum. She had no:
    time

    money

    food

    choice
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