Test Your Vocabulary – Quiz #11

DESPAIR

He is in despair

Despair means hopelessness.

Bankrupt, out of work, and no relief in sight, the man felt himself overcome with despair.

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VALIDATE

We should validate this

Validate means prove.

There is often no way to validate a story someone is telling you.

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OMNIPRESENT

He is not omnipresent

Omnipresent means Everywhere.

The soccer coach described his star player as being omnipresent, all over the field at once.

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PROTOCOL

We must follow protocol

Protocol means guidelines.

Following the appropriate protocol will ensure you do not offend the visiting dignitaries.

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INERT

He is currently Inert

Inert means Inactive.

After being sprayed with the poison, the fly was inert and could not move.

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EVADE

We cannot evade him

Evade means avoid.

Deadbeat dads find ways to evade paying their child support.

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KOWTOW

Kowtow to me

Kowtow means submit.

If Jason does not kowtow to the boss, he will never get a promotion at work.

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AGITATE

Do not agitate her

Agitate means bother.

Barking at the dog will only agitate him further.

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SIMULTANEOUSLY

They happened simultaneously

Simultaneously means at the same time.

Simultaneously, the members of the assault team rushed into the bank.

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INTEGRAL

That is an Integral piece

Integral means critical.

Protein is an integral part of any well-balanced diet.

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