Vocabulary exercise

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase.

1. The boy handed in a term paper that he had ………………….. copied from a website.

a) unabashedly

b) carefully

c) unabatedly

2. She felt ……………………. by her inability to speak English well.

a) abashed

b) berated

c) reproached

3. I hurt my leg while playing football. It hurt quite a bit, but gradually, the pain ………………..

a) abated

b) abhorred

c) aggravated

4. Shyam is a good guy. His bad behaviour at the party was an ……………………..

a) abdication

b) aberration

c) abjection

5. My daughter ……………………. fish and meat.

a) abnegates

b) abhors

c) berates

6. Millions of people still live in ………………….. poverty.

a) abhorrent

b) aberrant

c) abject

7. Maya ……………………. desserts for one month because she wanted to lose weight.

a) aborted

b) abashed

c) abnegated

8. Yesterday, I made an ………………….. effort to bake a cake.

a) unabashed

b) abortive

c) abject

9. Raghu’s admission of guilt ……………….. Manu, who had originally been accused of the crime.

a) absolved

b) abnegated

c) acquiesced

10. Kabir ……………………… Aditi of her obligation to go to the party with him. He told her she could go with her best friend instead.

a) abhorred

b) admonished

c) absolved

Answers

1. The boy handed in a term paper that he had unabashedly copied from a website. (When you do something unabashedly, you do it without shame.)

2. She felt abashed by her inability to speak English well. (To feel abashed is to feel embarrassed.)

3. I hurt my leg while playing football. It hurt quite a bit, but gradually, the pain abated. (When pain abates, it subsides.)

4. Shyam is a good guy. His bad behaviour at the party was an aberration. (An aberration is a deviation from the standard.)

5. My daughter abhors fish and meat. (To abhor is to detest or dislike very much.)

6. Millions of people still live in abject poverty. (Abject means hopeless.)

7. Maya abnegated desserts for one month because she wanted to lose weight. (To abnegate is to reject or renounce.)

8. Yesterday, I made an abortive effort to bake a cake. (Abortive means unsuccessful.)

9. Raghu’s admission of guilt absolved Manu, who had originally been accused of the crime. (To absolve is to free from blame.)

10. Kabir absolved Aditi of her obligation to go to the party with him.

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