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Some Vocabulary from the

 "Red Headed League":

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Bob: 1. move up and down 2. to curtsy or bow Acknowledge:  admit,  recognize as real,  disclose the information
Baggy: like a sack, not close fitting  Fraud: 1. a scam to make or steal money 2. fake not real.  from Latin fraus
Shutter: 1. a plank of wood  on a hinge that it is closed to protect windows. 2. a device in a camera 
that opens or closes the aperture.
Some of these definitions were made by searching 
http://www.dictionary.com/

1. Samuel will never   _________ that the international space station is a waste of time.
A. Bob
B. Acknowledge
C. Baggy
D. Fraud
E. Shutters

2. Trousers are so  _________ these days that I swear you could fit two people in one pair of pants.
A. Bob
B. Acknowledge
C. Baggy
D. Fraud
E. Shutter

3. Rather fail with honor than succeed by __________."
-Sophocles
A. Bob
B. Acknowledge
C. Baggy
D. Fraud
E. Shutter

4. My wife likes to close the ___________ at night. This makes our bedroom black as pitch.
A. Bob
B. Acknowledge
C. Baggy
D. Fraud
E. Shutters

5.  Woman often  _______ their heads to indicate that they are listening.
A. Bob
B. Acknowledge
C. Baggy
D. Fraud
E. Shutters
 
Awkward: 1 lacking skill or dexterity; clumsy 
Fro Middle English awkeward meaning wrong way
Stagger:  to move uncertainly, waver as if under great weight.
Abut:  1. be next to, neighbor, to touch a one end 
from Old French abouter
Wriggle: 1. to twist or turn your body, to squirm
Vex: 1. irritate, annoy, provoke, anger Some of these definitions were made by searching information please

6. At the gala, Bertrand seem to drink endlessly at the bars, but he walked home without the slightest ___________.
A. Awkward
B. Stagger
C. Abut
D. Wriggle
E. Vex

7. I never saw anyone  ____________ so much in class as Arnaud.  He just could not keep still.
A. Awkward
B. Stagger
C. Gloomy
D. Wriggle
E. Vex

8. A nightclub __________ my parent's garage. In the wee hours of the morning we never lacked for music.
A. Awkward
B. Staggers
C. Abuts
D. Wriggles
E. Vex

9. I make an effort not to get  __________ with impolite drivers, but sometimes it tries my patience.
A. Awkward
B. Staggered
C. Abutted
D. Wriggled
E. Vexed

10. Damien is a superb athlete, always moves with confidence, unless there is a pretty girl in the room then he suddenly gets  ________________ .
A. Awkward
B. Stagger
C. Abut
D. Wriggle
E. Vex

 

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Post Script: The Top score is 100 %


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Professor of English
Ecole des Mines
158 cours Fauriel
St.Etienne
FRANCE