Test Your Vocabulary – Quiz #16

SYNCHRONIZE

Synchronize your watches

Synchronize means match.

In order to perfectly synchronize their movements, the swimmers rehearsed daily.

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AUDIBLE

You're not audible

Audible means hearable.

Because the journalist made a query that was not audible, she was asked to repeat her question.

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EDIFICE

What an edifice

Edifice is a large building.

The company’s world headquarters will soon be relocated to a new edifice down the street.

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ASKANCE

It is just a figment

Askance means doubtful.

The wealthy man looked askance as the gang members approached him.

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WINNOW

We will winnow them out

Winnow means sort.

Thanks to his years of experience, the police officer was able to winnow the truth from the many lies.

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AVARICIOUS

Carl is too avaricious

Avaricious means greedy.

Even though the king had all the riches in his kingdom, this avaricious leader always wanted more.

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DISARMING

His smile is disarming

Disarming means charming.

Because Danny is a disarming man and can easily reduce buyer fears, he is a great car salesman.

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FOREBODING

What is this sense of foreboding

Foreboding means dread.

As I walked towards the gloomy castle, a sense of foreboding filled me.

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HYPOCRITICAL

She is too hypocritical

Hypocritical means contradictory.

Taking tax deductions while judging others for using the system is extremely hypocritical.

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PERTURBED

Claire is perturbed

Perturbed means bothered.

My coworker’s remarks about my figure perturbed me so I started to avoid him.

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