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Herald-Guide vocabulary builder improves your 'word-ability'

By Megan Waters

March 14, 2007 at 3:42 pm  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

Experts agree that when you learn a new word, your world becomes a bigger and more interesting place.

Just read the vocabulary words below and choose the correct definition from the three choices that we give you.

Watch out - two are completely bogus.

Check your answers at the end of column.

Ready? Let’s go!

1. Hiatus: a) pause b) indulgence c) continuation

2. Innuendo: a) direct statement b) unspoiled c) insinuation

3. Intercede: a) wearied b) intervene c) happily

4. Jaded: a) uncloyed b) surfeited c) pretense

5. Lurid: a) gruesome b) pleasant c) placid

6. Meritorious: a) laudable b) reprehensible c) product

7. Petulant: a) serene b) perk c) irritable




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