How many times in the year do you wonder “Oh! if I could just leave all this and go for a small holiday!” A holiday can be the perfect stress buster. It may not be to an exotic location, even a friend’s farmhouse or a no-frills shack at the beach sounds great. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and take off…
Well, let’s start with a few basic words that you can use in your day-to-day conversation.
1. ENERVATED (EN-ER-VEYT-ED)
The campers were unable to complete their trek as they were _____ by the extreme heat.
(a. invigorated b. exhausted c. hunted)
2. CONSTRUE (KUHN-STROO)
Only with the help of a local guide who was able to clearly ____ the meaning of paintings and sculptures, were the tourists able to understand the historical significance of the palace.
(a. interpret b. distort c. belittle)
3. ARDOR (AHR-DER)
The minute the holiday plans were confirmed, the children’s ____ was evident in their screams.
(a. indifference b. confidence c. enthusiasm)
4. PROROGUE (PROH-ROHG)
The college students requested the principal to ___ the final exams which clashed with the Football World Cup.
(a. postpone b. expedite c. investigate)
5. JAUNT (JAWNT)
Jill and Peter were eagerly looking forward to their summer ____ to the Yellowstone National Park.
(a. destination b. expedition c. network)
6. EXULTANT (IG-ZUHL-TNT)
After scaling the dangerous peak, the mountaineer let out an ____ shout.
(a. ecstatic b. sullen c. spontaneous)
7. SAUNTERED (SAWN-TER-ED)
Paul ______ along the banks of the Seine with his hands in his pockets, humming a romantic melody.
(a. wriggled b. gamboled c. rambled)
8. SOJOURN (SOH-JURN)
During his recent _____ in Mexico, John had the opportunity to explore the archaeological sites of the ancient Mayan culture .
(a. stay b. leave c. concern)
9. PERIPATETIC (PER-UH-PUH-TET-IK)
The _____ folk singer went from town to town singing the praises of the Lord.
(a. indifferent b. permanent c. itinerant )
10. MEMORABILIA (MEM-ER-UH-BIL-YUH)
The tourists flocked to the stalls near the Tower of London to purchase ___ that would remind them of their lovely holiday.
(a. endeavors b. souvenirs c. statutes)
1. B 2. A. 3 C. 4 A 5. B
6. A 7. C 8. A 9. C 10. B
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