Honig Vocab Quiz 1

a mathematical PARADIGM (synonym)
angle, hypothesis, model, parameter, equivalent
model

to hurl an EPITHET (synonym)
weapon, disparaging phrase, threat, afterthought, compliment
disparaging phrase

a PARAGON among chefs (synonym)
example of incompetence, epitome, anathema, example of excellence, example of creativity
example of excellence

to precipitate ALTERCATIONS (synonym)
alternatives, conspiracies, solutions, antitheses, squabbles
squabbles

appropriate EPITAPHS (synonym)
witty sayings, birth announcements, prefatory remarks, last words, graveside inscriptions
graveside inscriptions

budgetary PARAMETERS (synonym)
excesses, perimeters, calculations, limits, interregnums
limits

the EPITOME of fair play (synonym)
paradigm, parameter, anathema, embodiment, antithesis
embodiment

remembered ANATHEMAS (synonym)
ghosts, beloved persons, requiems, despised beings, quarrels
despised beings

PARADOXICAL situations (synonym)
contradictory, true, mysterious, illustrative, parallel
contradictory

dedicated to ALTRUISM (synonym)
honesty, faith, self-interest, altercation, unselfishness
unselfishness

a familiar EPONYM (synonym)
bold action, friendly greeting, opening statement, descriptive phrase, name’s source
name’s source

PERIPHERAL to the debate (antonym)
obtrusive, essential, immaterial ephemeral, tangential
essential

EPHEMERAL (antonym)
short-lived, eponymous, enduring, daytime, derivative
enduring

a PERIPATETIC ice-cream vendor (antonym)
pitiful, traveling, well-equipped, stationary, peripheral
stationary

ANTITHETICAL political positions (antonym)
opposite, synonymous, outrageous, well-analyzed, courageous
synonymous

a prolonged INTERREGNUM (synonym)
conspiracy, continued reign, break in continuity, kings stand-in, questioning
break in continuity

ABSTRUSE arguments (synonym)
clear, confusing, verbose, important, brief
confusing

ACQUIESCENCE to the contract (synonym)
indifference, objection, reaction, attention, agreement
agreement

arrival of an INTERLOPER (synonym)
impostor, jogger, intruder, reporter, interpreter
intruder

EXTRUDED into a plastic mold (synonym)
filtered, leaked, heated, pressed, blown
pressed

to distort by INTERPOLATION (synonym)
interpretation, insertion, misreading, mediation, elimination
insertion

RAPPROCHEMENT at the peace talks (synonym)
acquiescence, discussion, hostility, reconciliation, neighborliness
reconcilliation

to INTERPOSE an irrelevant question (synonym)
obtrude, extrude, interject, withdraw, dispute
interject

the PROPINQUITY of Minneapolis and St. Paul (synonym)
remoteness, nearness, kinship, separateness, property laws
nearness

to JUXTAPOSE contrasting colors (antonym)
separate, project, alternate, relocate, join
separate

OBTRUSIVE freeway billboards (antonym)
unnecessary, garish, inconspicuous, annoying, excessive
inconspicuous

a period of QUIESCENCE (antonym)
boredom, rapprochement, sleep, animosity, agitation
agitation

UNREQUITED affections (antonym)
timeless, spurned, reciprocated, tolerated, unavenged
reciprocated

which word is not derived from ponere?
juxtapose, opponent, propinquity, interpose, expound
propinquity

which word is not derived from tithenai?
epithet, anathema, synthesis, epitome, parenthesis
epitome

which word is not derived from the root given?
antithesis-tithenai, abstruse-trudere, internecine-necare, unrequited-quiescere, rapprochement-ponere
rapprochement-ponere

acquiescence : resist : :
interpose : meddle, juxtapose : join, interpolate : omit, obtrude : interfere, requite : reciprocate
interpolate : omit

internecine : bloody : :
peripatetic : sluggish, eponymous : paradoxical, quiescent : noisy, altruistic : self-centered, peripheral : insignificant
peripheral : insignificant

The death of the poet Alessandro Manzoni in 1873 stirred Giuseppe Verdi to complete his unfinished REQUIEM
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After years of feuding, the reunion brought the family together in conviviality and REQUIEM
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The REQUIEM mass for earthquake victims took place at the parish church
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Yevegny Yevtushenko’s poem “Babi Yar” serves as a REQUIEM mourning the massacre of 35,000 Ukranian Jew outside Kiev
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Although high tides during winter storms were a continuing threat, the beach cottage was appealing precisely because of its PROPINQUITY to the sea
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Accompanying her husband on the Lewis and Clark expedition to the West Coast, Sacajawea used her PROPINQUITY to the Shoshone people to secure safe passage through their territory
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Two important figures in Central American mythology- Quetzalcoatl, the plumed serpent god, and Topiltzin, the last king of the Toltecs– share an unlikely PROPINQUITY, even a single identity
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In the 1950s Amy Vanderbilt’s book on etiquette, PROPINQUITY, and good manners was a best-seller
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Because circumstances prevented the college of cardinals from electing a pope, a papal INTERREGNUM lasted from 1268 to 1271
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Innovations by four revolutionary governments significantly changed French politics during the INTERREGNUM between the execution of King Louis XVI in 1793 and the restoration of the monarchy with Louis XVIII in 1815
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Many parents plan an INTERREGNUM in their professional careers while their children are young
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Travelers often wait for airlines to offer bargain INTERREGNUMS before planning holiday vacations
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Family members in Louise Erdich’s novel “Tracks” keeps internecine rivalry alive through trickery, thievery, and mayhem
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INTERNECINE dissension developed within Japanese shogunates as military factions vied for power with imperial court factions
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Huck Finn sees no logic in the INTERNECINE feuding that leads to the death of his friend Buck
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Festivals featuring INTERNECINE traditions maintain harmony among ethnic groups throughout America
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Now a revered landmark, the Eiffel Tower was once viewed as an obtrusive eyesore
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Some cities are in crisis because garbage dumps are OBTRUDING too fast and too exapnsively
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Scavengers searching for sunken ships and their rich cargoes OBTRUDE divers to explore wreckage on the ocean floor
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Environmentalists fear that the OBTRUSION of off road vehicles driven recklessly through forests and deserts may permanently damage animal and plant life
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Composed of diverse images from her reading and experience, Marianne Moore’s poetry has the quality of a verbal collage that sometimes makes it difficult to INTERPOLATE
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After completion of his autobiographical poem “The Prelude” William Wordsworth made many revisions and INTERPOLATED thirty two lines honoring the British statesman Edmund Burke
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The 1976 copyright law prohibits the INTERPOLATION of any words in a dramatic performance without the author’s permission
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When students’ papers depend too heavily on unsupported generalizations, teachers are likely to recommend that the writers INTERPOLATE specific examples to defend their ideas
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Dorothea Lange’s famous photograph of a migrant mother and her children EPITOMIZES the poverty and despair of dustbowl refugees during the 1930s
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In the Deep South moon pies are the EPITOME of snack food, combining the sweetness of marshmallow cream with chocolate or butterscotch-covered vanilla wafers
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The EPITOME of greed, two social-climbing daughters coldly and persistently impoverish their doting father in Balzac’s “Pere Goriot”
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Mountain climbers did not reach the epitome of Mount Everest until 1953
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For Mahalia Jackson blues and gospel songs are the ANITHESIS of one another because blues are the songs of despairs but gospel songs are the songs of hope
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Some students become so ANTITHETICAL that they refused to write the major paper required for the term
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When Juliet hears that her cousin Tybalt has died at the hands of her beloved Romeo she cries, “Beautiful tyrant! Fiend angelical!” Compressing her ANTITHETICAL feelings into the extreme paradox called oxymoron
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Toni Morrison’s two protagonists in “Sula” represent ANTITHESES in personal style: Nel Greene is loyal to home and community, while Sula Peace is independent and rebellious
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After a scalawag cut off the tail of the donkey that Saint Thomas a Becket was riding in Kent, he uttered the memorable ANATHEMA that all Kentish men be born with donkey’s tails
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To sinners depicted in the classical art and literature, the Furies were ANATHEMA: relentless avengers against wrongdoing, with heads of writhing snakes and hands bearing whips and torches
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When ANATHEMATIZED by officials of the medieval Catholic Church, members lost the right to be buried in sacred ground, to associate with other Christians, or to receive the sacraments of the church
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A Roman medical manuscript from the sixth century pictures a pain-killing mandragora root and gives a prescription for ANATHEMATIZING patients who are to be cut or burnt
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