What do you say we test your advance vocabulary with this quick test?The answers will be online tomorrow, ok?
1. “Bundle up,” said Aunt Margaret. “I don’t want you getting sick and coming down with ammonia.” The underlined word is a(n)
2. Jack pleaded, “Can I go on the rollercoaster one more time, Mom? Please? I really, really want to. Pretty please? I’ll do extra chores this week. Please?” This little boy is
a. gainsaying his mother.
b. importuning his mother.
c. disparaging his mother.
d. censuring his mother.
3. “You are hopeless! I cannot believe your files are in such disorder,” the irritable supervisor shouted. This remark is
4. “Come on, Mom! You’re not being fair! Why can’t I stay out until midnight just like my friends? I’m old enough,” stated Marissa emphatically. This teenager is
a. remonstrating her mother.
b. importuning her mother.
c. gainsaying her mother.
d. being sententious.
5. “Oh, wow! I just can’t believe it! I’m so excited! This is the best thing ever! I am very, very happy,” the new homeowner declared. This remark is
6. The cranky old coach yelled, “You call that a pitch? I’ve seen rookies with better aim.” This remark is
7. “We’d only just met the host when Kenny told her that her house desperately needed a makeover,” Janine said. “I was so embarrassed!”
Kenny’s comment was a(n)
8. “Well, son, I’ve got news for you: You win some, you lose some. Besides, it’s not whether you win or lose that counts. It’s how you play the game,” my old-fashioned dad said. This remark is
9. “They’ve labeled the poster an authentic reproduction,” the antique dealer said. “That’s like calling a book on the bestseller list a new classic.” The underlined words are examples of a(n)
10. “No, that’s not how it happened,” the honor student said. “Julianna is lying. Winston didn’t steal her idea; she took it from him.” This speaker is