Vocabulary exercise 19

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word.

Circumlocution, chore, chasm, chauvinism, chagrin, censure, celestial, cessation, categorical, caustic

1. The minister made a ………………… denial of the charges leveled against him.

2. His ………………. remarks hurt our feeling

3. A ………………. map shows the positions of the planets.

4. The principal ………………… the students for breaking curfew.

5. The warring nations agreed on a ……………………. of hostilities.

6. The minister resigned his position with …………………. admitting that he had taken bribes.

7. The earthquake left a deep ……………….. in the earth’s surface.

8. The senator’s ………………… made him intolerant of other countries.

9. Filling out complicated tax forms is a real ……………………..

10. You could have made your point with less …………………..

Answers

1. The minister made a categorical denial of the charges leveled against him.

2. His caustic remarks hurt our feeling

3. A celestial map shows the positions of the planets.

4. The principal censured the students for breaking curfew.

5. The warring nations agreed on a cessation of hostilities.

6. The minister resigned his position with chagrin admitting that he had taken bribes.

7. The earthquake left a deep chasm in the earth’s surface.

8. The senator’s chauvinism made him intolerant of other countries.

9. Filling out complicated tax forms is a real chore.

10. You could have made your point with less circumlocution.

Meanings

Categorical – absolute, unconditional, explicit, unmistakable

Caustic – sarcastic, scathing, acrid, acrimonious

Celestial – planetary, solar, stellar

Censure – admonish, reprimand, disapprove

Cessation – stopping, ceasing, quitting, discontinuing

Chagrin – humiliation, embarrassment, shame

Chasm – fissure, divide, split, ravine

Chauvinism – super patriotism

Chore – unpleasant task, household task, tedious job

Circumlocution – wordiness, verbosity, roundabout expression

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