Vocabulary Quiz
Complete the sentences correctly. There are extra words, so be careful!

miser
fundamental
mar
integrity
monotonous
indelible

lament
disparity
jargon
conflagration
meticulous
homogeneous

aesthetic
ambivalent
abstemious
mobility
exacerbate
abhor

elusive
embellish
malfunction
mitigate
gullible
implicit

1. Mary was very ____________, as she always fell for any type of practical joke.

2. There was a ____________ in the forest, casuing smoke to billow everywhere.

3. The hamster was bored with his life was ____________, since his days were always the same, and nothing ever changed.

4. Scientists often speak in their own ____________ that nobody outside of their circle would understand.

5. Sometimes a message is ____________, and you have to "read between the lines" to understand it.

6. The mixture was ____________, it was all one color and consistency.

7. The machine had a ____________ and then completely stopped working at all.

8. The huge ____________ in how much Janine thought she would be paid and how much she was actually paid upset her a lot.

9. Julie had a big red splotch on her face because she did not listen to her mother when her mother said that picking her pimple would ____________ it.

10. The boy was ____________ and as a result was smaller than the other boys and girls in his family.

11. The mushrooms caused Doug to vomit, and as a result he learned to ____________ them.

12. Reading is a ____________ part of education, and almost all other learning is based on it.

13. The little boy was ____________ about the what to do about the cake. He wanted to have it, but he wanted to eat it too.

14. The calligrapher loved to ____________ his work with extra curly lines and squiggles.

15. The interior designer had to get an idea of the ____________ taste of her client in order to decorate the house.

16. In spite of the police's efforts to apprehend the robber, he had proven himself to be _________ and remained at large in the community.

17. George proved his ____________ when he told the truth about chopping down the cherry tree.

18. Matt's ____________ was decreased after he had fallen off a ladder and had broken his leg.

19. Matt had fallen because he was a ____________ that wanted to save money by buying a ladder that had one leg missing.

20. Carol had to discard her favorite blouse, as the marker she had been using had left an _________ stain which would not come out no matter how hard she tried.

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