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VOCABULARY

1. Choose the word most  similar in meaning to: jealousy, wanting what someone else has

misery
regret
envy
neglect
poverty



2. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: big meal

ruin
temper
reserve
basis
feast


3. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: strange, different

peculiar
solid
punctual
loyal
cruel


4. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: respect, think highly of

encourage
praise
wound
admire
damage


5. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: leave out, not include

various
adopt
harm
omit
reflect


6. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: rarely, not often

extensive
seldom
fond
steady
bitter


7. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: specific, certain

efficient
tough
sore
particular
neat


8. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: bother, disturb

approve
tempt
profit
compose
annoy


 9. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: smart, intelligent

clever
proud
imaginary
broad
rude


10. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: ask, question

arrest
strike
twist
inquire
observe


11. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: pail, basket

citizen
greed
wage
spirit
bucket


12. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: hard, solid

calm
firm
standard
public
delicate


13. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: care, watchfulness

justice
pattern
stain
unit
caution


14. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: aware, awake

dependent
gentle
conscious
signal
local 


15. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: comment, statement

remark
scene
treasury
reputation
ambition


16. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: allow, enable

surround
rescue
permit
evil
avoid


17. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: fake, copy

victory
curve
duty
association
imitation


18. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: correct, suitable

rough
chimney
due
proper
wicked 


19. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: shopkeeper, businessman

account
soil
committee
merchant
agent


20. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: say, speak

express
fade
pretend
entertain
represent