Test Your Vocabulary – Quiz #23

EXIGENT

Their news is exigent

Exigent means urgent.

The police should always obtain a search warrant unless there is an emergency or exigent circumstances.

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EXALTED

He is the exalted king

Exalted means worshiped.

The King was exalted and placed as head of the royal family.

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ARID

Why is it so arid?

Arid means dry.

Contrary to what many believe, the arctic is a very arid region.

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ALACRITY

She has surprising alacrity

Alacrity means willingness.

Having studied really hard last night, the student took the exam with alacrity.

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ARCANE

I have no knowledge of the arcane

Arcane means secret.

The arcane arts are usually associated with wizards and sorcerers.

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EMPIRICAL

The evidence is empirical

Empirical means observable.

When the economy crashed, many affluent people became poor.

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ARBITRARY

These events are arbitrary

Arbitrary means random.

A roll of the dice will result in completely arbitrary numbers.

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ALOOF

She is too aloof

Aloof means distant.

Because Harry was aloof, he did not have many friends.

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ESOTERIC

The book is esoteric

Esoteric means complex.

Only a couple of people I know share your esoteric thoughts on those religious principles.

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ELOQUENT

His speech was eloquent

Eloquent means expressive.

Margie is an eloquent storyteller who can paint a picture with her words.

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