Vocabulary worksheet for class 10

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word. Choose your answers from the options given below. Note that you will have to change the form of some words.

(fervent, feud, fictitious, finesse, fishy, flagrant, flaunt, flounder, flout, foil)

1. The revolt was ………………. by troops loyal to the king.

2. She ………………. convention by wearing black at her wedding.

3. When she forgot her speech, she …………….. hopelessly.

4. We know she has money, so she doesn’t have to …………….. it.

5. That was a …………………. abuse of his authority.

6. There is something ……………. about his diplomatic background.

7. What could have been a nasty situation was handled with great …………………

8. The spy checked into the hotel under a ………………… name.

9. The ……………………. caused many deaths in the two families.

10. The lawyer made a ………………. plea for mercy.

Answers

1. The revolt was foiled by troops loyal to the king.

2. She flouted convention by wearing black at her wedding.

3. When she forgot her speech, she floundered hopelessly.

4. We know she has money, so she doesn’t have to flaunt it.

5. That was a flagrant abuse of his authority.

6. There is something fishy about his diplomatic background.

7. What could have been a nasty situation was handled with great finesse.

8. The spy checked into the hotel under a fictitious name.

9. The feud caused many deaths in the two families.

10. The lawyer made a fervent plea for mercy.

Meanings

Foil – thwart, hinder, prevent, check

Flout – scorn, show contempt for

Flounder – wavered, hesitated, be uncertain

Flaunt – show off

Flagrant – shockingly bad, shameless

Fishy – doubtful, dubious, suspicious

Finesse – delicacy, discretion, tact

Fictitious – unreal, false, feigned

Feud – quarrel, conflict, strife

Fervent – earnest, passionate

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