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The first president of the United States, George 1. vicissitudes (n.) - A: spiteful actions. B: ups and downs. C: positive feelings. D: cowardly maneuvers. 2. aver (v.) - A: to declare. B: avoid or prevent. C: show a dislike. D: openly oppose. 3. supplication (n.) - A: excessive amount. B: important addition. C: earnest request. D: forced ending. 4. immutable (adj.) - A: weakened. B: biased. C: unchange- able. D: silent. 5. predilection (n.) - A: introduction. B: prophecy. C: har- mony. D: preference. 6. transcendent (adj.) - A: always changing. B: beyond ordi- nary limits. C: lost or displaced. D: written out. 7. discernment (n.) - A: an act of defeat. B: good judgment or understanding. C: distributed funds. D: debilitating anxiety. 8. presage (v.) - A: to separate. B: get older. C: make a prediction. D: intentionally deceive. 9. rectitude (n.) - A: mass destruction. B: anger. C: geo- graphical measurement. D: moral virtue. 10. magnanimous (adj.) - A: appealing. B: high-minded. C: secretive. D: in agreement. 11. felicity (n.) - the state of A: feeling happy. B: being lucky. C: helping others. D: earning wealth. 12. propitious (adj.) - A: foretelling. B: overly sarcastic. C: confident. D: favorable. 13. despondence (n.) - A: letter writing. B: depression. C: craving. D: poverty. 14. palliate (v.) - A: to relieve. B: carefully examine. C: respect or revere. D: apologize. 15. pecuniary (adj.) - A: referring to money. B: acting strangely. C: educated or refined. D: being a talented cook.
Washington, was the epitome of humility and
sincerity. These words, spoken from the heart,
come from his inaugural address. How many
do you know?