Vocabulary Vault: More Treasure

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Read, read, read. There is no better way to improve your store of vocabulary. You can also improve by checking out what is revealed on the blog here.

This week there is a different challenge. Below is a list of three sentences, each with a word or two missing. A selection of words is provided for you to choose from and fill in the gaps correctly.The questions are taken from an SAT preparation website. In the comments, all you have to do is write the number of the sentence and beside each number write the letter of what you think is the correct choice. Good luck and use a dictionary or thesaurus if you need to!

As always, the challenge must be completed by Sunday noon. 🙂

1. Today Wegener’s theory is ____; however, he died an outsider treated with ____ by the scientific establishment.

A. unsupported – approval
B. dismissed – contempt
C. accepted – approbation
D. unchallenged – disdain
E. unrivalled – reverence

2. The revolution in art has not lost its steam; it ____ on as fiercely as ever.

A. trudges
B. meanders
C. edges
D. ambles
E. rages

3. Each occupation has its own ____ ; bankers, lawyers and computer professionals, for example, all use among themselves language which outsiders have difficulty following.

A. merits
B. disadvantages
C. rewards
D. jargon
E. problems

16 thoughts on “Vocabulary Vault: More Treasure

  1. 1. Today Wegener’s theory is accepted; however, he died an outsider treated with approbation by the scientific establishment.

    2. The revolution in art has not lost its steam; it rages on as fiercely as ever.

    3. Each occupation has its own jargon; bankers, lawyers and computer professionals, for example, all use among themselves language which outsiders have difficulty following.

  2. Good efforts by everyone! Well done to those who got the right answers: 1D, 2E, 3D. If you’re not sure of any of them, we’ll discuss in class tomorrow.

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