The Answer Is . . .

The correct answers to the quiz questions are shown in bold with an underline.  In addition, one word which corresponds to an incorrect answer is provided.  Obviously, other words may have the same meaning.  Answers are from Webster's 21st Century Dictionary of the English Language for School, Home, and Office.

1. What does impugn mean?

  1. (n) freedom from punishment - impunity
  2. (v.t.) oppose as false
  3. (v.t.) accuse of crime - incriminate
  4. (n, v.t.) contract, esp. for work - indenture
  5. (v.t.) impress on the mind - inculcate

2. What does inchoate mean?

  1. (adj) beginning to develop - incipient
  2. (adj) penetrating in percepiton - incisive
  3. (adj) not thrifty - improvident
  4. (adj) new and formless
  5. (adj) incapable of correction - incorrigible

3. What is scrapple?

  1. (n) small notch - nick
  2. (v) struggle without dignity - scrabble
  3. (n) prompting of the conscience - scruple
  4. (n) drainage opening in a deck or flat roof - scupper
  5. (n) fried dish of meal and meat scraps

4. What is confute?

  1. (v.t.) show as wrong
  2. (v.t.) imitation of an original - copy
  3. (v.t.) advise - counsel
  4. (v.t) combine to form - constitute
  5. (v.t.) embarrass - confuse

5. What is withe?

  1. (n) act of keeping awake and alert - vigil
  2. (n) seeing; beholding - view
  3. (n) willow twig
  4. (n) shrill noise - squeak
  5. (n) ghost - wraith

6. What does reprobate mean?

  1. (n) depraved person
  2. (adj) depraved
  3. (adj) productive - prolific
  4. (v.t.) condemn
  5. (v.t) establish the validity of - probate

7. What is doggerel?

  1. (adj) stubborn in difficulty - dogged
  2. (n) formally stated belief - creed
  3. (n) simple verse
  4. (n) whip - crop
  5. (n) shame - ignomin

8. What does variegate mean?

  1. (v) move rapidly back and forth - vibrate
  2. (v.t) impair - vitiate
  3. (v.t) add different colors to; dapple
  4. (v.t) add variety to
  5. (v.t) escort; guide - usher

9. What is variola?

  1. (n) smallpox; cowpox
  2. (n) temporary suspension of hostilities - truce
  3. (n) remnant of something cut off - stump
  4. (n) location - situation
  5. (n) indirect result - repercussion

10. What does potable mean?

  1. (n) gate or door - portal
  2. (n) omen - portent
  3. (adj) fat; chubby - portly
  4. (adj) drinkable
  5. (adj) easily carried; small - portable


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