Test Your Vocabulary – Quiz #1

COQUETRY

Coquetry means flirtatious behavior.

During the party, Anna displayed her coquetry by batting her eyes at every man in the room.

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ABOUND

Abound means overflow; available in large quantity or number.

At the beginning of the school year, computer deals abound on the Internet.

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EXUBERANT

Exuberant means enthusiastic.

Even though Johnny was not a very good basketball player, he had such an exuberant attitude that he came across as one of the stars of the team.

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CACHINNATION

Cachinnation means loud laughter.

Bernie fell into cachinnation, laughing in such a convulsive and uncontrollable way that we urged him to see a doctor.

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INTERLOPER

Interloper means intruder.

We called the police on the interloper we caught peeking through our bedroom window.

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NASCENT

Nascent means beginning; recently formed or started.

Although our nonprofit organization is nascent, we have already raised over a half a million dollars in four months.

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OCCLUDE

Occlude means toblock off.

It is quite dangerous when blood clots occlude the flow of oxygen in the human body.

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MAWKISH

Mawkish means so mushy or sentimental that it comes across as fake or silly.

The star’s mawkish poem at her mentor’s funeral was so insincere that most of the guests rolled their eyes.

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ENTROPY

Entropy means disorder and chaos.

The older Ted became, the faster his body fell into entropy.

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INTRANSIGENT

Intransigent means stubborn.

When it came to their willingness to extend my curfew, my parents were intransigent and would not budge.

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