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Herald-Guide vocabulary builder

Megan Waters
March 21, 2007 at 2:14 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. Prerogative: a) narrow b) perk c) charm

2. Provincial: a) parent b) countryside c) parochial

3. Simulate: a) feign b) cosmopolitan c) catholic

4. Transcend: a) power b) surpass c) annoyed

5. Umbrage: a) life b) annoyance c) earnestness

6. Unctuous: a) servile b) exceed c) overworked

7. Ameliorate: a) embarrassed b) worsen c) amend.

Answers: 1-B 2-C 3-A 4-B 5-B 6-A 7-C




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