Test Your Vocabulary – Quiz #14

PERDITION

You face perdition

Perdition means eternal damnation.

The families of the murder victims wished the killer to perdition during the sentencing hearing.

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PESSIMISTIC

He is always pessimistic

Pessimistic means negative.

Racists tend to have pessimistic views about interracial marriage.

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FALLOW

The roads are Fallow

Fallow means unused.

For four months after my knee surgery, my dancing shoes remained fallow in the closet.

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SACROSANCT

These laws are sacrosanct

Sacrosanct means Holy.

To many, the minister of our church is a sacrosanct individual who should never be criticized.

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SUPERLATIVE

Your skills are Superlative

Superlative means Excellent.

The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize must be a superlative person.

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HERCULEAN

The task is herculean

Herculean means extraordinary.

The firemen knew it would take a Herculean effort to put out the rapidly spreading wildfire.

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ENSUE

What will ensue

Ensue means occur.

Once the defense attorney makes his final statement, jury deliberations will ensue.

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ARTISAN

Claire is an artisan

Artisan is a artist.

The artisan was handcrafting pieces out of oak to be sold at the market.

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MAGNITUDE

The magnitude is unreal

Magnitude means scope.

Because of the magnitude of the project, I need to hire some additional workers.

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BANISHED

The prince was banished

Banished means exiled.

After Kent was caught stealing, the manager banished the boy from ever coming in the gas station again.

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