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factious : argumentative This is an analogy
a) rhapsodic : critical b) efficacious : harmful c) beneficent : kindly d) facile : clumsy
parody : humorous This is an analogy
a) rhapsody : mournful b) accrual : shrinking c) ode : respectful d) beneficence : harmful
Movies portray Tarzan as a primitive, ___ creature, incapable of deceit or trickery.
a) context b) artisan c) efficacious d) artless
Which word refers to a person? Someone who does a humorous imitation.
a) beneficence b) context c) parodist d) pretext
Which word describes the connection between rhapsody and ode? A poem, speech or writing
a) devotion b) writing c) music d) truth
excrescence : outgrowth This is an analogy
a) facsimile : copy b) context : page c) depiction : tapestry d) crescendo : music
crescere : to grow This is an analogy.
a) pingere : to paint b) texere : to build c) cantare : to argue d) facere : to face
Pinocchio's lies cause his nose to grow, but when he ___ it returns to its usual size. To take back a statement.
a) accrues b) depicts c) mollifies d) recants
Harry Potter and his friends learn ___ such as Flipendo! at Hogwarts. The chanting or speaking of words.
a) artisans b) factions c) incantations d) odes
Even a young actor can appear old through the ___ of stage makeup. Craftiness, trickery, skill
a) artifact b) artifice c) context d) depiction
Which word does not imply a change? A group or clique within a larger one.
a) excrescence b) faction c) mollify d) recant
Which word does not include a derivation from the Latin verb, facio, facere, feci, factum? A picture or drawing representing words or phrases.
a) efficacious b) faction c) mollify d) pictograph
Surfboarders must practice for hundreds of hours to become ___ at riding the curl of a wave. To do with ease-fluent.
a) artless b) beneficent c) facile d) pictograph
To express his enthusiasm for American musical traditions, composer George Gershwin wrote ___ in Blue in 1924. A speech or writing with great enthusiasm.
a) Crescendo b) Facsimile c) Parody d) Rhapsody
The Salk vaccine has proved to be a(n) ___ protection against the crippling disease of polio.
a) artless b) excrescence c) efficacious d) crescendo
The Ming Dynasty of China produced the world's finest potters, ___ whose porcelain vases and figures are exhibited in museums today.
a) artisans b) contexts c) pretexts d) excrescence
At times the noise in the New York City subway system reaches such a(n) ___ that it is impossible to carry on a conversation.
a) excrescence b) crescendo c) context d) pretext
The Roman god Neptune is able both to provoke and to ___ the turbulent waves of the Mediterranean Sea.
a) mollify b) depict c) crescendo d) efficacious
The witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, may have been a(n) ___ for some members of the community to take water rights from their neighbors.
a) context b) excrescence c) crescendo d) pretext
Understanding the meaning of the word bark depends upon its ___: trees or dogs?
a) excrescence b) artisan c) context d) pretext
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