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By Dr. Howdy, Ph.D. A.P.E., N.U.T.
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. Are you ready for some "Straight Talk?" Well, get prepared, because that is what this quiz is all about. Businessman and author Lee Iacocca is a straight talker who knows how to pack a wallop with his words. He began building his vocabulary early by reading "Word Power" and exchanging verbal spars with his classmates. Here are some of Iacocca's choice words. 1. aspire (v.) - A: to animate. B: aim for. C: end. D: pretend. 2. meddlesome (adj.) - A: spirited. B: fretful. C: inter- fering. D: fainthearted. 3. albatross (n.) - sea bird symbolizing A: persistent difficulty. B: ecstasy. C: effortless achievement. D: lost treasure. 4. permeate (v.) - A: to firm up. B: rearrange. C: force an opening into. D: spread through. 5. consortium (n.) - A: monopoly. B: partnership. C: illegal transaction. D: rental unit. 6. laissez-faire (adj.) - A: easy come, easy go. B: at rest. C: unregulated. D: harmonious. 7. divisive (adj.) - A: dishonest. B: roundabout. C: candid. D: disruptive. 8. ad hoc (adj.) - A: for this purpose. B: unreal. C: possible. D: confidential. 9. harbor (v.) - A: to encourage. B: keep in one's mind. C: reinforce. D: lose sight of. 10. tout (v.) - A: to oppose. B: suppress. C: deceive. D: praise. 11. catharsis (n.) - A: result. B: intensity. C: weakness. D: purification. 12. envisage (v.) - A: to visualize. B: plan for. C: ideal- ize. D: surround. 13. contentious (adj.) - A: relevant or pertinent. B: controversial. C: full. D: quiet. 14. exacerbate (v.) - A: to analyze carefully. B: make worse. C: uncover. D: argue. 15. rag (v.) - A: to humiliate. B: challenge. C: tease. D: clean up. 16. watershed (n.) - A: fluid situation. B: protective arrangement. C: small waterfall. D: decisive turning point. 17. reparation (n.) - A: making up for a wrongdoing. B: severe punishment. C: a pulling apart. D: redistribution. 18. homogenize (v.) - A: to weaken. B: blend. C: adapt. D: separate. 19. faze (n.) - A: to fluster. B: fade away. C: dominate. D: gloss over. 20. temper (v.) - A: to drive to distraction. B: synchro- nize. C: mold. D: moderate.
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