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Everyone else at the party wanted garbage pizza but Tim because he detested vegetables. What is the meaning of detested?
a) disliked
b) loved
c) okay with
d) occasionally liked

Grandpa didn’t know that Suzie was coming along on the fishing trip, and now he had to alter his plans. What is the meaning of alter?
a) stop
b) go with
c) keep
d) change

When Kiki got a tiny cut on her pinky finger, she got all melodramatic and began sobbing and demanding a doctor. What is the meaning of melodramatic?
a) sleepy
b) angry
c) Having exaggerated, drama like actions
d) silly, falling all over the place actions

As Tommy walked home with the money from the church he had stolen in his pocket, powerful feelings of remorse bubbled in his stomach. What is the meaning of remorse?
a) anger
b) sadness
c) regret
d) happiness

When the other moms heard about how Charlene had won the baking contest, her email box was flooded with inquiries for her award winning muffin recipe. What does inquiries mean?
a) questions
b) debate mail
c) persuasive mail
d) recipes

The children were perched on the edge of the sofa arms, waiting to hop off and land on the next unlucky passerby. What is the meaning of perched?
a) In a resting or sitting position
b) laying down
c) jumping position
d) sliding position

Jeremiah joked around so much that when he told the others about the accident that had occurred, they didn’t believe that he was being earnest. What is the meaning of earnest?
a) mean
b) informational
c) honest
d) friendly

Unlike Bob, who treated others rudely and kept to himself, Bobby was jovial, friendly, and outgoing. What is the meaning of jovial?
a) angry
b) negative
c) sleepy
d) cheerful

My grandma’s demeanor was such that people often thought she was being rude when she was just being honest. What is the meaning of demeanor?
a) brain
b) somebody's outward behavior
c) way of talking
d) dancing

The lady decided that it was tea time and so, by jingling a tiny silver bell, she beckoned her servants to attend. What is the meaning of beckoned?
a) wanted
b) shouted
c) called for
d) mailed

With the field torn up by the players’ cleats, and the cold rain falling in waves, conditions on the playing field were dismal. What does dismal mean?
a) happy
b) good
c) muddy
d) disastrous

Lula would have attempted the walk home, had it not been for the immense mountain that stood between her and her destination. What does immense mean?
a) extremely large quantity
b) none
c) a medium amount
d) extremely small quantity

Suzie’s mother taught her to never let anyone degrade her, so now she demands respect in all of her relationships. What does degrade mean?
a) console
b) disrespect
c) encourage
d) hit

My mom wanted to get the red napkins for the party and my dad wanted the blue napkins, but I’m not even concerned about such frivolous things. What is the meaning of frivolous?
a) things that are of great importance
b) things that are showy
c) things that are not serious or have no value
d) things that are real dull

If we use the red napkins, my mom will be happy but my dad will be discontent. What is the meaning of discontent?
a) happy
b) sad
c) mad
d) sleepy

The dogs were so hungry that they would have killed one another for a morsel of meat. What is the meaning of morsel?
a) a crumb
b) a small piece
c) a big piece
d) none of the above

Alice finally threw the withering roses away when a dead petal fell into her cereal bowl. What does withering mean?
a) clear and beautiful
b) lively and full of a good smell
c) firm and colorful
d) dry and shriveled

Few were impressed by Kirstin’s presentation, “How to Walk and Chew Gum at the Same Time,” even though Kirstin was able to simultaneously walk and chew gum. What is the meaning of simultaneously mean?
a) do one at a time
b) do at the same time
c) do after
d) do before

As Kevin remembered the promise he made earlier, he reluctantly agreed to help Jennie move her stuff into her new apartment. What does reluctantly mean?
a) something done with anger
b) something done with happiness
c) something done with hesitation
d) something done with sadness

It is difficult to sustain a smile when your whole world is falling apart. What does sustain mean?
a) fake
b) force
c) support
d) none of the above

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