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Herald-Guide vocabulary builder

Megan Waters
April 11, 2007 at 2:25 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. Aplomb: a) confusion b) unadorned c) composure

2. Bombastic: a) inflated b) simple c) aggravated

3. Callow: a) mature b) raw c) perpendicularity

4. Drivel: a) balderdash b) feathers c) polished

5. Epitome: a) defeated b) sportsmanship c) model

6. Exhort: a) discourage b) alienate c) entreat

7. Infringe: a) encroach b) speech c) trespasser

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