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VOCABULARY

1. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: valuable, worth a lot

vain
solemn
moral
precious
absolute


2. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: keep, save

claim
scold
resign
intend
preserve


3. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: private, secret

confidential
regard
humble
awkward
shallow


4. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: smell, odor

grace
delight
nuisance
scent
limb


5. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: big, large, huge

slight
lame
bare
immense
severe


6. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: garbage, trash

accord
rubbish
critic
modesty
weed


7. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: fear, nervousness

anxiety
universe
mercy
decay
shelter


8. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: decoration

detail
ornament
virtue
substance
grease 


 9. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: unusual, special, unique

hollow
tender
extraordinary
fancy
ripe


10. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: competitor, enemy

commerce
rival
worship
union
despair


11. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: freedom

liberty
spite
wreck
discipline
faith


12. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: fight, argue

dismiss
distinguish
pinch
quarrel
burst


13. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: edge, border

widow
surface
organ
joint
boundary


14. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: important, necessary

artificial
essential
spare
idle
prompt 


15. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: fast, quick

fierce
pity
rapid
permanent
pleasant


16. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: prevent, deter

retire
urge
yield
boast
hinder


17. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: small package

charm
remedy
parcel
deceit
pardon


18. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: shake, shiver, vibrate

wander
tremble
scatter
tend
amuse


19. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: status, position

bunch
conscience
origin
rank
obedience 


20. Choose the word most similar in meaning to: question, request for information

debt
inquiry
excess
prejudice
inform