Test Your Vocabulary – Quiz #27

ACCESSIBLE

The area is not accessible

Accessible means available.

The hotel offers accessible rooms for its handicapped guests.

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RETROFIT

We should retrofit the car

Retrofit means improve.

Drag racers often retrofit the rear of their car with spoilers to reduce the amount of air beneath the vehicle.

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THITHER

We must move thither

Thither means there.

The king sent me thither, insisting that I stay in the Americas until I discovered gold or the northwest passage.

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ABSTRUSE

What an abstruse concept

Abstruse means complex.

Most of the medical research on the subject seems abstruse to the average man.

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ACCENTUATE

We should accentuate the look

Accentuate means to highlight.

Harry tried to accentuate the positive aspects of moving into a smaller home.

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ACCLAIM

You will receive acclaim

Acclaim means praise.

The café won widespread acclaim for its amazing shrimp dishes and yummy desserts.

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BROODING

He appears to be brooding

Brooding means troubled.

When my father is quiet and in a brooding mood, it is best not to disturb him.

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ABSTAIN

You will abstain from that

Abstain means refrain.

I do not think we should have to abstain from this.

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ACCOLADE

I do not need an accolade

Accolade means acknowledgment.

When the police officer was offered the plaque, he refused to accept an accolade for doing his job.

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ACCEDE

We can only accede

Accede means agree.

The company president made a wise decision to accede to consumer pressure and lower the prices of his goods.

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