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Vocabulary Practice

Select the word that matches the meaning.


1.The quality or characteristic of an entity.

  1. Contend

  2. Advocate

  3. Attribute

  4. Provoke


2.To come down on or keep down by unjust use of authority.

  1. Oppress

  2. Evidence

  3. Profound

  4. Context


3.To compete for something.

  1. Capture

  2. Frank

  3. Latent

  4. Contend


4.To work hard.

  1. Scheme

  2. Toil

  3. Allude

  4. Languid


5.To be in your usual mood.

  1. Disposition

  2. Resource

  3. Pacify

  4. Appeal


6.A person who pleads on behalf of a person,  cause or idea.

  1. Tolerance

  2. Advocate

  3. Rhetorical

  4. Wistful


7.Another way to say  confer or present an honour, right or gift.

  1. Ascertain

  2. Bestow

  3. Encourage

  4. Forum


8.Without being opposed or prevented by, nevertheless, in spite of.

  1. Notwithstanding

  2. Extort

  3. Perpetrate

  4. Decorum


9.A large indefinite number.

  1. Odium

  2. Partial

  3. Multitude

  4. Precept


10.To pay close attention to.

  1. Appease

  2. Conceit

  3. Heed

  4. Avarice


11.To be unassuming in the estimation of ones abilities, not large but sufficient in size or amount.

  1. Esteem

  2. Corrosive

  3. Despair

  4. Modest


12.To be or affecting only a segment.

  1. Partial

  2. Explicit

  3. Caustic

  4. Reaction


13. To be naturally disposed toward.

  1. Amusement

  2. Luxuriant

  3. Apt

  4. Monetary


14.The condition of being honoured.

  1. Hypothesis

  2. Esteem

  3. Practical

  4. Coax


15.Appearing to merit belief or acceptance.

  1. Narrator

  2. Data

  3. Graph

  4. Credible


16.To provide the needed stimulus for.

  1. Provoke

  2. Suppose

  3. Foreshadow

  4. Practical


17.To learn or discover with confidence.

  1. Chicanery

  2. Garrulous

  3. Serious

  4. Ascertain


18.To relinquish possesssion or control over .

  1. Decree

  2. Flourish

  3. Cede

  4. Cite


19.To continue forever or indefinately.

  1. Attitude

  2. Liberal

  3. League

  4. Perpetual


20.To make, devise or work out a plan for.

  1. Contrive

  2. Counterargument

  3. Perspective

  4. Implicit


21.To be marked by complexity and richness of detail.

  1. Elegaic

  2. Vehement

  3. Elaborate

  4. Indignant


22.To be real, having a material or factual existence.

  1. Substantial

  2. Hostile

  3. Reverent

  4. Analyze


23.A wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country.

  1. Emotion

  2. Polite

  3. Typical

  4. Frontier


24.Arrived at without due care or effort.

  1. Scornful

  2. Mocking

  3. Facile

  4. Preference


25.To cause physical pain or suffering in.

  1. Afflict

  2. Resignation

  3. Temperament

  4. Complex


26.To be obvious to the eye or mind.

  1. Conspicuous

  2. Coagulate

  3. Cogent

  4. Levee


27.To run away quickly , a large metal pin or a short heavy arrow shot from a crossbow.

  1. Admonish

  2. Luminous

  3. Gullible

  4. Bolt


28.An airplane powered by gas turbines.

  1. Jet

  2. Demand

  3. Anxiety

  4. Explicate


29.To agree or express agreement.

  1. Decieved

  2. Concession

  3. Assent

  4. Divest


30.To praise, glorify or honour.

  1. Claim

  2. Embankment

  3. Exalt

  4. Pressure


31.An action of an armed force  or enemy forces that surround a town or building cutting off essential supplies.

  1. Malice

  2. Siege

  3. Migrants

  4. Escape


32.Having a desire or feeling a need to see others suffer.

  1. Intrigue

  2. Mortify

  3. Malice

  4. Fancy


33.To be recklessly wasteful.

  1. Argument

  2. Aggregate

  3. Aesthetic

  4. Extravagant


34.To press tightly together or cram.

  1. Throng

  2. Explicate

  3. Insinuate

  4. Behavior


35.To regard with feelings of respect and reverence.

  1. Exciting

  2. Depose

  3. Venerate

  4. Usurp


36.To make full use of and derive benefit from a resource or situation.

  1. Wistful

  2. Exploit

  3. Fathom

  4. Beseech


37.To happen or occur afterwards or as a result.

  1. Ensue

  2. Item

  3. Empathetic

  4. Traditional


38.A strong wind moving 45-90 knots or an outburst of laughter.

  1. Conviction

  2. Overwhelmed

  3. Gale

  4. Tend


39.To arouse the curiosity or interest of, to fascinate or secret plans to do something illicit.

  1. Indignant

  2. Intrigue

  3. Manner

  4. Enmity


40.An established custom.

  1. Wont

  2. Infer

  3. Provocative

  4. Critical


41.A cause to move forward with a force or to urge someone to do something.

  1. Discouarage

  2. Interpretation

  3. Impel

  4. Possible


Reading Practice

Read the text below and answer the questions.




Metals and non metals required for plant metabolism , is provided by the soil. Trace elements such as zinc, manganese boron, copper, sodium and molybdenum  are needed in very small quantities. Elements including potassium, nitrogen and phosphorus are needed in large quantities may be found in fertilizers. The production of chlorophyll which is required for respiration depends on the provision of magnesium for plants.

            The air may contain poisonous gasses. In certain industrial areas hydrogen sulphide and sulphur dioxide are constituents of the air. Due to the presence of large numbers of vehicles, carbon monoxide may be present in the air. To prevent dangerously high levels of poisonous gasses in the air, the percentage of poisonous gasses in the air must be meticulously monitored and controlled.

            Using soluble fertilizers for example ammonium nitrate, ammonium sulphate and calcium nitrate may lead to pollution of rivers, lakes and waterways. Soluble fertilizers are washed into the rivers, lakes and waterways where they accumulate, removing oxygen from the water through oxidization. As a result there is a rapid growth of green algae on the surfaces of water, removing oxygen from the water, preventing light from entering  and hindering the normal growth of plants.  Additionally oxygen supply is cut off for the fish,  as  the death and decay of algae continues to  remove oxygen from the water.





  1. The Correct Title of the text should be


  1. Water Pollution

  2. Land Pollution

  3. Air Pollution

  4. World Pollution



2  Plants require metals and non-metals for______


  1. Ethnicity

  2. Photosynthesis

  3. Metabolism

  4. Movement


3 Which trace elements are needed in small quantities?


  1. Potassium, Phosphorus

  2. Nitrogen, Sulphur

  3. Zinc, Manganese Boron

  4. Phosphorus, Nitrogen


4 Trace elements needed in high quantities are


  1. Zinc, Manganese

  2. Copper, Sodium

  3. Zinc Molybdenum

  4. Potassium, Nitrogen



5 Plants must be provided with magnesium to make____

  1. Photosynthesis

  2. Chlorophyll

  3. Oxygen

  4. Carbon Dioxide


6 Poisonous gasses  may be present in the air. Another word for poisonous is__

  1. Healthy

  2. Toxic

  3. Sweet

  4. Normal


7 In some industrial areas_______ and _____ can be found in the air.

  1. Sulphur Dioxide, Hydrogen Sulphide

  2. Zinc, Magnesium

  3. Phosphorus, Nitrogen

  4. Copper, Sodium


8 Very large numbers of ______ causes carbon monoxide to be in the air.

  1. Water

  2. Fish

  3. Vehicles

  4. Plants


9 Very high percentages of poisonous gas in the air would result in___

  1. Illness and death

  2. People being high

  3. Over population

  4. Over sized animals


10 which fertilizers may be washed into rivers?

  1. Boron

  2. Fat Soluble

  3. Poison gas

  4. Ammonium Nitrate, Calcium Nitrate


11 What is removed from water during oxidization?

  1. Oxygen

  2. Carbon

  3. Hydrogen

  4. Nitrogen


12 What are the effects of algae on water and life?

  1. Fish growth increased

  2. Plant Growth increased

  3. Prevent  growth of plants and hindering oxygen supply to fish