Test Your Vocabulary – Quiz #21

MERCURIAL

Cats are often mercurial

Mercurial means unpredictable.

Eddie’s personality becomes mercurial when he drinks too much.

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JUBILANT

She was jubilant

Jubilant means joyous.

Laughing always puts me in a jubilant mood.

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COMPLIANT

Do not be compliant

Compliant means agreeable.

The teacher was shocked when her normally rebellious class became compliant.

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IMPERATIVE

This order is imperative

Imperative means critical.

It’s imperative that every member of the team is able to get along with all his teammates.

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CIRCUMVENT

We'll have to circumvent

Circumvent means go around.

The burglar tried to find a way to circumvent the alarm system.

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LIMPID

The sky is limpid today

Limpid means clear.

Bill would not drink the water in his glass because it was not limpid.

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GOAD

We'll have to goad him

Goad means urge.

My mother is going to try and goad her dog into getting off the bed by offering him a treat.

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IMPERVIOUS

He is impervious to bullets

Impervious means invincible.

Since the bank installed an impervious safe, it has not been robbed.

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LETHARGIC

He is lethargic today

Lethargic means lazy.

Although Henry seems to have a lethargic attitude, he’s really quite a go-getter.

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INANE

His idea was inane

Inane means stupid.

Whenever my lovestruck brother looks at his girlfriend, he has an inane grin on his face.

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