Switch:1. a device for making, breaking, or changing the connections in an electrical circuit 2.: a slender flexible whip, rod, or twig 3. to make a shift in or exchange of example to switch seats    Limp: 1 a : to walk lamely; especially : to walk favoring one leg b : to go unsteadily : FALTER
  2 : to proceed slowly or with difficulty 
example: the ship limped back to port
Pattern:1 : a form or model proposed for imitation :
 EXEMPLAR 2 : a natural or chance configuration 
3. a discernible coherent system based on the
 intended interrelationship of component parts
Beg: 1 : to ask for as a charity 2  to require as  necessary or appropriate 3 a : EVADE, SIDESTEP <begged the real problems> 
Itch: 1.Something that needs to be scratched, 2. to scratch the skin for example 3.: to have a restless desire or hankering for something  These definitions were with the help of
Merriam Webster's Collegiate  Dictionary On Line

1. Every time Lise says something like weird, odd,  or bizarre she looks straight at me.
Do you think there is a ____________ there?
A. Switch
B. Limp
C. Pattern
D. Beg
E. Itch

2. Last week, Pierre   _________ me to take a break so he could smoke a cigarette. Addiction can be fun: next week
I'll make him pay me.
A. Switched
B. Limped
C. Patterned
D. Begged
E. Itched

3. Last night Dany was eaten alive by mosquitos. This morning I saw him  ____________ furiously.
A. Switching
B. Limping
C. Patterning
D. Begging
E. Itching

4. Alexis would you mind if we _____________ outfits, yours is much cooler.
A. Switched
B. Limped
C. Patterned
D. Begged
E. Itched

5.  It must have been tough rugby match. after the game Maria saw Nicolas   ___________ badly  up to the dorms.
A. Switching
B. Limping
C. Patterning
D. Begging
E. Itching


Stale: 1.Having lost freshness, effervescence, or palatability: stale bread; stale air. 2.Lacking originality or spontaneity: a stale joke. See Synonyms at trite. 
3.Impaired in efficacy, vigor, or spirit, as from inactivity or boredom. 
Despite:In spite of; notwithstanding: won the game despite overwhelming odds.n. 1.Contemptuous defiance or disregard. 2.Spite; malice: “He died soon after . . . of pure despite and vexation” (Sir Walter Scott). 
Drought: 1.A long period of abnormally low rainfall, especially one that adversely affects growing or living
conditions. 2.A prolonged dearth or shortage. 
Frown:1.To wrinkle the brow, as in thought or displeasure. 2.To regard something with disapproval or distaste:
Sore: 1.Painful to the touch; tender. 2.Feeling physical pain; hurting: sore all over. 3.Causing misery, sorrow, or distress; grievous: in sore need. 4.Causing embarrassment or irritation: a sore subject. 5.Full of distress; sorrowful. 6.Informal. Angry; offended.  These definitions were made with the help of
Dictionary.com

6. This summer I visited Massachusetts and they were in the midst of a terrible  ________________ . You weren't
even allowed to water your garden by hand.
A. Stale
B. Despite
C. Drought
D. Frown
E. Sore

7. It must have been a hellacious rugby game, Sebastien told me he still  ______________ , and it's been a
week since he's played.

A. Stale
B. Despite
C. Drought
D. Frown
E. Sore

8. Why does Maria   __________ when she glances at Alexis?
A. Stale
B. Despite
C. Drought
D. Frown
E. Sore

9.   ___________ Vivien's good looks and above average intelligence, he's been having an awful time
making new friends on campus.
A. Stale
B. Despite
C. Drought
D. Frown
E. Sore

10. I went to the graduation ceremonies Friday and the food at the reception was anything but   ___________ .
The scallops wrapped in bacon were to die for and the cheese pastries melted in your mouth.
A. Stale
B. Despite
C. Drought
D. Pinch
E. Sore


 
 
 
 
 


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Professor of English
Ecole des Mines
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