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501 Vocabulary Questions (Skill Builder in Focus) by LearningExpress Editors

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Enormity (i· nor·mi·tee) n. 1. excessive wickedness. 2. a monstrous offense or evil act; atrocity. The enormity of Jeffrey Dahmer’s crimes will never be forgotten. , the enormity of the task), but this is considered an incorrect use of the word. exculpate (eks· kul·payt) v. to free from blame, to clear from a charge of guilt. When Anthony admitted to committing the crime, it served to exculpate Marcus. malfeasance (ma˘l· fee·za˘ns) n. misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official; improper professional conduct.

Saturnine ( sat·u˘r·n¯n) adj. gloomy, dark, or sullen. The saturnine child sulked for hours. surly ( sur·lee) adj. bad-tempered, gruff, or unfriendly in a way that suggests menace. Emily received a surly greeting from the normally cheerful receptionist. 21 501 Vocabulary Questions Choose the answer that is the best response for each question below. If you do not own this book, please write your answers on a separate piece of paper. 41. Which of the following traits is most desirable in a roommate?

Malfeasance is misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official. 104. A peccadillo is a small sin or fault; a trivial offense. 105. Recidivism means a relapse or backslide into criminal behavior after conviction and punishment. 106. To abscond is to run away secretly and hide, usually in order to avoid arrest or prosecution. 107. Venal means easily bribed or corrupted; unprincipled. 108. To purloin means to steal. 109. To bilk means to deceive or defraud; to swindle or cheat, especially to evade paying one’s debts.

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