Tuesday, May 17, 2011

oDesk English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version) Answers

Wondering how to get into Top 10% or 20% in oDesk English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)? Here are some answers to help you enlighten your knowledge and help pass the English Vocabulary Test!





1. Choose the word or phrase that is most nearly an antonym of the word below.

Itinerant

a. permanent
b. flexible
c. transient
d. dissatisfied


2. Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct homophone from the options below.

This experiment was designed to _____ certain behaviors from the test subjects.

a. illicit
b. elicit


3. Choose the word that best corresponds with the definition given below.

adj. Tending to create ill will or give offense

a. labyrinthine
b. invidious
c. titillating
d. envious

4. Choose the word that best corresponds with the definition given below.

n. Capacity for producing a desired result; effectiveness

a. contumacy
b. defenestration
c. conversion
d. efficacy


5. Choose the word or phrase that is most nearly an antonym of the word below.

Lassitude

a. simplicity of speech
b. leniency
c. philanthropy
d. vigor


6. Choose the word or phrase that is most nearly a synonym for the word in Capital Letters in the following sentence.

The coach was absolutely by his team's INDOLENCE and nasty attitude.

a. violent behavior
b. odorousness
c. laziness
d. disappearance


7. Choose the word or phrase that is most nearly a synonym for the word in Capital Letters in the following sentence.

Her MELLIFLUOUS voice is perfectly suited to lullabies and never fails to put us all to sleep.

a. smoothly flowing; sweet-sounding
b. dull; tiresome
c. cacophonous


8. Choose the word or phrase that is most nearly a synonym for the word in Capital Letters in the following sentence.

She always got a VICARIOUS thrill from watching her father skydive.

a. empathetic
b. dangerous
c. pathetic
d. sickening


9. Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct word from the options below.

The crafty spy gave a _____ name to the hotel clerk.

a. fictive
b. fictional
c. fictitious


10. Choose the word that best corresponds with the definition given below.

adj. Understood by or intended for only a select few or a particular group.

a. esoteric
b. eccentric
c. narcissistic
d. languid


11. Choose the word that best corresponds with the definition given below.

n. A position that entails little work but provides a salary.

a. quiescence
b. theocracy
c. swindle
d. sinecure


12. Choose the word that best corresponds with the definition given below.

adj. Sluggish; apathetic; dull

a. turbid
b. torpid
c. turgid
d. tepid


13. Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct set of words from the options below.

Mr. Winkle was dismayed to discover that his willful young wife _____ her wealth and _____ the law at every opportunity.

a. flouted/flouted
b. flouted/flaunted
c. flaunted/flouted
d. flaunted/flaunted


14. Choose the word or phrase that is most nearly an antonym of the word below.

Refute

a. expose
b. support
c. garbage
d. safe place


15. Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct word from the options below.

I screamed as the monstrous presence snaked toward me on the dark and _____ path.

a. tortious
b. tortuous
c. torturous


16. Choose the word that best corresponds with the definition given below.

adj. Easily provoked to anger; irritable

a. sapid
b. irascible
c. jocund
d. incorrigible


17. Choose the word or phrase that is most nearly a synonym for the word in Capital Letters in the following sentence.

The WIZENED old woman gave Jack a handful of beans and some good advice.

a. sage
b. shriveled
c. creepy
d. jocular


18. Choose the word that best corresponds with the definition given below.

adj. Similar to something else in certain respects, as in form, function, or meaning

a. abject
b. agrarian
c. analogous
d. amalgam


19. Choose the definition that best reflects the meaning of the word in Capital Letters as it is used in the sentence below.

These artists really IMBUE their work with a spirit of profound freedom.

a. spoil
b. detract from; debase
c. fill or permeate with a particular feeling or quality


20. Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct set of words from the options below.

Our lawyers have informed us that while the new tax laws will not _____ our business directly, they may have an adverse _____ on the spending power of our customers.

a. effect/affect
b. affect/affect
c. effect/effect
d. affect/effect


21. Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct homophone from the options below.

The company is _____ committed to developing educational television programs for children.

a. holey
b. holy
c. wholly


22. Choose the definition that best reflects the meaning of the word in Capital Letters as it is used in the sentence below.

The diplomats, who have been accused of DUPLICITY by their respective countries, have been removed from their posts.

a. bad taste
b. deceitfulness; double-dealing
c. embezzlement


23. Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct homophone from the options below.

Oscar, who did not possess a discerning _____, preferred hotdogs to steak.

a. palette
b. pallet
c. palate


24. Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct set of words from the options below.

The workers were allowed to _____ down once they'd _____ the brick, but the foreman himself has not yet _____ down.

a. lay/lain/laid
b. lie/laid/lain
c. lie/lain/lain
d. lay/laid/laid


25. Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct homophone from the options below.

That grueling competition really tested the _____ of the gymnastics team.

a. meddle
b. metal
c. medal
d. mettle


26. Choose the word that best corresponds with the definition given below.

adj. Narrow-minded; limited in scope

a. hermetic
b. foreseeable
c. sporadic
d. sectarian


27. Choose the word or phrase that is most nearly an antonym of the word below.

Inordinate

a. reasonable
b. on a waiting list
c. unprepared
d. immense


28. Choose the word that best corresponds with the definition given below.

v. To issue a vehement verbal attack; to denounce explosively

a. vituperative
b. litigant
c. fulminate
d. exhume


29. Choose the word that best corresponds with the definition given below.

v. To impose with authority; urge strongly

a. enjoin
b. prevalent
c. dissonance
d. relegate


30. Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct set of words from the options below.

I can _____ all the terms of the apartment lease ______ the one about not allowing pets.

a. except/accept
b. except/except
c. accept/accept
d. accept/except


31. Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct set of homophones from the options below.

The _____ poet, knowing his death was _____, struggled to finish his final ode.

a. imminent/eminent
b. eminent/immanent
c. immanent/imminent
d. eminent/imminent


32. Choose the word that best corresponds with the definition given below.

adj. Hardhearted; unmoved by pity

a. apologetic
b. parsimonious
c. obdurate
d. abdicated


33. Choose the definition that best reflects the meaning of the word in Capital Letter as it is used in the sentence below.

The publicist was surprised by the INUNDATION of fan letters for her top client.

a. deluge
b. dearth
c. hindrance


34. Choose the definition that best reflects the meaning of the word in Capital Letters as it is used in the sentence below.

Alicia, who loved both men equally and wanted to hurt neither, found herself in quite a QUANDARY over which one she should choose.

a. happy circumstance
b. puzzling predicament
c. easy decision


35. Choose the word or phrase that is most nearly a synonym for the word in Capital Letters in the following sentence.

Agatha RUMINATED for weeks about the consequences of telling Arthur about the affair.

a. pondered
b. worried
c. neglected
d. laughed


36. Choose the word or phrase that is most nearly an antonym of the word below.

Pretentious

a. modest
b. understanding
c. uneasy
d. pleasant


37. Choose the definition that best reflects the meaning of the word in Capital Letters as it is used in the sentence below.

Maude managed to sweep up the broken dishes without a word of REPROOF to her children.

a. expression of disapproval or blame
b. expression of affection or love
c. expression of apology or regret


38. Choose the word or phrase that is most nearly a synonym for the word in Capital Letters in the following sentence.

His son's group of friends had a DELETERIOUS effect on his schoolwork.

a. influential
b. positive
c. hysterical
d. harmful


39. Complete the following sentence by choosing the correct set of homophones from the options below.

The skillful candidate's _____ speech was delightful to listen to, but failed to explain how he would achieve the ______ goals of peace and prosperity.

a. illusive/elusive
b. allusive/elusive
c. elusive/allusive
d. allusive/illusive





We hope now you can pass the oDesk English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version) with flying colors!


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