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Weekend Word Riddles 1.7.6
Many of the words below have their roots both on Earth and in the heavens. How many of these hybrids do you recognize? 1. jovial (adj.) - A: merry. B: laid-back. C: pleasingly plump. D: ruddy. 2. pedigree (n.) - A: study of children. B: diploma. C: ancestral line. D: stamp of approval. 3. homogeneous (adj.) - A: relating to humans. B: similar. C: melancholy. D: cheerful and upbeat. 4. sleuth (n.) - A: timidity. B: detective. C: carelessness. D: opening in a dam. 5. aftermath (n.) - A: result. B: critique. C: concise summary. D: type of appendix. 6. cocksure (adj.) - A: cynical. B: angry. C: insensitive and uncaring. D: overly confident. 7. nausea (n.) - A: despair. B: uncertainty. C: sickness in the stomach. D: indifference. 8. canard (n.) - A: ominous warning. B: malicious rumor. C: humorous proverb. D: small bucket. 9. ruminate (v.) - A: to become nostalgic. B: wander about. C: ponder. D: search for. 10. cordial (adj.) - A: happy. B: perceptive. C: friendly. D: sophisticated. 11. reek (v.) - A: to throw into disorder. B: be soaking wet. C: take revenge. D: give off an unpleasant odor. 12. solar plexus (n.) - area of the A: abdomen. B: head. C: back. D: chest. 13. germinate (v.) - A: to begin to grow. B: be relevant. C: be creative. D: stimulate. 14. ferret (v.) - A: to search out. B: camouflage. C: plunder. D: move quickly. 15. dog days (n.) - period of A: being carefree. B: having youthful flings. C: misfortune. D: hot weather. 16. wheedle (v.) - A: to shout. B: coax. C: pry. D: lie to. 17. fathom (v.) - A: to understand. B: explain. C: decide. D: reach out. 18. halcyon (adj.) - A: shimmering. B: pertaining to the air we breathe. C: fresh and bracing. D: calm and peaceful. 19. wisp (n.) - A: brief glance. B: hush. C: speech defect. D: something slight. 20. oval (adj.) - shaped like A: an apple. B: a banana. C: an egg. D: a rhomboid.
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