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Vocabulary Test. James Joyce. From "The Dead"

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Vocabulary Test. James Joyce. From "The Dead"

Directions: Select the word from the list that means most nearly the same as the given term. Write the letter of your answer next to the number.

  1. peer
    1. to glance at quickly
    2. to look at intently
    3. to ponder and think about carefully
  2. feeble
    1. physically weak, frail
    2. wobbly, in a stumbling manner
    3. slender and muscular
  3. scamper
    1. to walk slowly and with intent
    2. to run playfully and quickly
    3. to stride about confidently
  4. gaunt
    1. slender and agile
    2. close-fitting, tightly worn
    3. thin and bony
  5. banister
    1. the handrails of a staircase
    2. a loft in an opera house or theater
    3. the name for a lawyer in England

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