Test Your Vocabulary – Quiz #10

GRIEVANCE

Tell us your grievance

Grievance is a Complaint.

Because of a grievance, I have not spoken to my best friend in over two weeks.

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GRIMACE

He could only grimace

Grimace means scowl.

I struggle to hide a grimace whenever I see my mother-in-law.

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VIRTUE

She is a woman of virtue

Virtue means moral.

Honesty is not the only virtue a bank teller must have.

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SCRUTINY

He is under scrutiny

Scrutiny means observation.

When the bank robber stared at her, the scared teller fainted from the scrutiny.

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AWE

They were filled with awe

Awe means amazement.

My little boy watched in awe as the fireworks display lit up the sky.

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TEEM

This place teems with them

Teem means swarm.

Forests teem with a plethora of animals, insects, and foliage.

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CRUCIAL

This step is crucial

Crucial means important.

If you want to conquer the game of golf, it is crucial that you master the art of the stroke.

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CHECKS AND BALANCES

The government uses checks and balances

Checks and Balances is proportional power in government.

Checks and balances allowed the president to veto the bill even if all of Congress accepted it.

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CESSATION

We need a Cessation

Cessation means end.

The principal believes the cessation of the school dress code will open the door for inappropriate behavior.

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STRIFE

There is so much strife

Strife means conflict.

The young people could not date because of the strife between their two families.

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