Etymology


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  1. In all events, only bona fide students are allowed to play.
    true, genuine
    faithful
    healthy
    upper class

  2. Each captain will make an ex tempore speech at 9:00 A.M.
    long
    spontaneous
    motivational
    spirited

  3. The manager is ex officio gatekeeper.
    by virtue of his office
    formerly
    well-suited
    never allowed to be

  4. Jean Valjean's sentence for stealing a loaf of bread seems an unusually stringent punishment.
    confining
    severe
    distorted
    tricky

  5. Some people believe that warm milk has a somniferous effect.
    restful
    sleep inducing
    nauseous
    painful

  6. The governor regretted that he never fulfilled his aspiration to be president.
    ambition
    stimulus
    annoyance
    insulting remark

  7. The principal felt that my excuse was implausible.
    pleading
    unlikely
    unforgivable
    believable

  8. The Trojan Horse was the most successful subterfuge used by the Greeks.
    irony
    mockery
    suggestion
    trickery

  9. Black clouds often portend that a storm is impending.
    make believe
    prevent
    act as an omen
    explain

  10. At the town meeting, John Bespoke was the principal interlocutor. Others had little to say.
    policeman
    dominant speaker
    researcher
    translator


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