We hope you rose to the challenge and were quite delighted by it in our last edition. Here are the solutions as promised.
How wide is your vocabulary?
- Abject: B. Completely without pride or dignity. They lived in abject poverty.
- Bane: C. To describe something as a pain. Traffic is the bane of my life.
- Cajole: B. To influence. He hoped to cajole her into selling him her house.
- Dearth. C. An insufficient quantity or number. There is a dearth of evidence.
- Eclectic : B. Deriving ideas from a broad range of sources. Universities offering an eclectic mix of course.
- Grandiloquent: C. Lofty in style. It was a a grandiloquent celebration of Spanish glory.
- Inane: A. Devoid of intelligence. Don’t badger people with inane questions.
- Maudlin: B, Insincerely emotional. We watched as he indulged in a bout of maudlin self-pity.