Test Your Vocabulary – Quiz #9

ETHNOCENTRISM

Your ethnocentrism is foolish

Ethnocentrism is cultural pride.

My grandmother’s ethnocentrism leads her to believe her religion is the only real religion.

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ABODE

We entered his Abode

Abode means home.

The fraternity’s abode was the messiest one on campus.

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NEMESIS

He is my nemesis

Nemesis is an enemy.

As soon as Kurt saw his nemesis, he became enraged.

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ENVIOUS

He is envious of him

Envious means jealous.

When the billionaire lost his fortune, his envious friends were wild with joy.

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BOON

He gave us a Boon

Boon is a benefit.

The relocation of the car factory to our struggling town is an economic boon.

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VITUPERATIVE

Her words are Vituperative

Vituperative means aggressive.

We cannot be friends if you continue to attack me with vituperative words.

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VERNACULAR

Most people use vernacular

Vernacular means common language.

His vernacular identified him as a Frenchman.

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NIMBLE

Cats are nimble

Nimble means quick.

The nimble hamster enjoyed running on his wheel.

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CITE

We need to cite this

Cite means quote.

In his essay, Randy must cite the opinions of several experts.

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BEGRUDGE

You should not Begrudge him

Begrudge means Envy.

Rick takes pleasure in earning his own money and does not begrudge the inherited wealth of others.

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