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Subjects : english, trivia
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Having something that is not satisfactory is better than having nothing at all.

2. A free choice in which only one option is offered; a choice between taking the option or not; 'take it or leave it'

3. To tell someone something that is not true as a way of joking with them

4. To try to make people believe that something is not very important - or that it is not likely to happen

5. To catch a person at a time of carelessness

6. Practical and realistic

7. Something that you say which means it is possible to do anything if you are very determined to do it

8. You should try to understand someone before criticizing them.

9. Money that you save is more valuable than money that you spend right away.; It is good to save money.

10. 1. to do something regularly - or to enjoy something 2. to take part in a competition

11. An alcoholic drink that you drink to cure the pain in your head that was caused by drinking too much alcohol the night before

12. Eccentric - unconventional

13. Used to tell someone to drive faster or to hurry

14. To risk losing everything by putting all your efforts or all your money into one plan or one course of action

15. To speak angrily to someone because they have done something wrong

16. To be very attracted to someone and begin to love them

17. To be receptive to different opinions and ideas

18. When the body confronts danger and freezes - people report seeing visual images of their lives

19. To want to do something and to be able to do it

20. To make someone feel tired and less able to argue

21. Something that you say in order to warn someone not to ask too many questions about something

22. Be hopeful because difficult times always lead to better days. People sometimes say this to comfort somebody who's having problems.

23. To keep a promise

24. Having to make a difficult decision between two things that are equally unpleasant

25. To be very angry about something

26. A person that is competent with many skills but is not outstanding in any particular one

27. To appear suddenly and unexpectedly

28. To describe a situation in a particular way

29. To meet someone you know when you are not expecting to meet them; to find accidentally

30. To destroy all possible ways of going back to a situation

31. To exhaust the supply of: ran out of fuel.

32. To respond with anger or impatience to someone's question or comment

33. To invent something - especially in a dishonest or very imaginative way

34. This is what I think. I may not be correct. You should solicit additional opinions.

35. Deep and careful attention to private thoughts - especially about a moral problem

36. Plans or hopes that have very little chance of happening

37. A question which must be answered by reference to facts and evidence

38. To put up with something painful or difficult

39. The most important fact in a situation

40. To waste one's time in a hopeless enterprise