Vocabulary Test

Write a brief definition for each word

  1. eminent

  2. diffuse

  3. disinterested

  4. elicit

  5. inscrutable

  6. propensity

  7. sepulcher

  8. countenance

  9. pall

  10. emissary

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  1. eminent: of high social status [NOT: about to happen]

  2. diffuse: 1. (adj) spread thinly; 2. (v) to spread through a wide area [NOT: to make a bomb inoperable]

  3. disinterested: having no prejudice [NOT: uninterested, bored]

  4. elicit: to draw out, as in, to draw out information [NOT: illegal]

  5. inscrutable: incapable of being understood

  6. propensity: tendency

  7. sepulcher: tomb

  8. countenance: facial expression

  9. pall: 1. a cloth covering a coffin; 2. something that gives a situation a feeling of gloom

  10. emissary: messenger
     

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