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Vocabulary Test Roots Quiz

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  1. Find the word that best completes the sentence:1

    Under the _______ that it is a very hot day, Savannah asked to have a second and a third helping of vanilla ice cream.

  2. In the word precedent the root of the word:1
  3. The word pyrrhic (adj.) describes:1
  4. The word pretentious (adj.) prəˈtenSHəs is always used in a negative connotation and is related to which other word:1
  5. You are most likely to choose which pair of synonyms to substitute the word: nemesis (n.) neməsəs1
  6. The world tantalize (v.) tan(t)lˌīz is mostly used to describe:1
  7. laconic (adj.) ləˈkänik1

    The best sentence that describes the meaning of this word is:

  8. Evaluate the following statement: The words predecessor and precocious share the same meaning:1
  9. The king was not sure if his officers are skilled in a battle or if they were just mere thespians.1

    The author of this sentence would like to bring in clarity and change the end of it to read:

  10. The gusty winds and the moisture in the air were a presage of the coming storm, not something new for the Ingals family but this time they knew to take action immediately.1

    The manner in which the word presage is used in the sentence means:

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