Synonyms Exercise (257)

Choose the answer that best provides an alternate word or phrase for the word in boldface.

  • I really wish that you wouldn’t prevaricate when it comes to your grades.

  • Do you think it’s a good idea to imbibe so much coffee at Starbucks?

  • Most of the comedy series on that channel confuse lewd behavior with humor.

  • In David Copperfield, the hero’s first wife, Dora, is lachrymose and a bit silly.

  • My globe-trotting aunt has a heterogeneous collection of souvenirs gathered on her travels.

Answers and Explanations

1. I really wish that you wouldn’t prevaricate when it comes to your grades.

Correct: lie

2. Do you think it’s a good idea to imbibe so much coffee at Starbucks?

Correct: drink

3. Most of the comedy series on that channel confuse lewd behavior with humor.

Correct: sexually immoral

4. In David Copperfield, the hero’s first wife, Dora, is lachrymose and a bit silly.

Correct: given to tears

5. My globe-trotting aunt has a heterogeneous collection of souvenirs gathered on her travels.

Correct: differing in kind

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