State Solar Plans Are As Big As All Outdoors

Dickenson, Marla. “State Solar Plans Are As Big As All Outdoors.” Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum. 4th custom ed. for York College. Ed. Laurence Behrens, and Leonard J. Rosen. New York: Pearson, 2011. 357-361.

Vocabulary

glimpse – n. a brief, quick view

unrivaled – adj. – having no rival, equal or competitor; matchless

daunting – adj. – making afraid, intimidating

mandate – n. command, order

purport – v. to claim or profess; to give the appearance, often falsely

staggering – adj. astonishing, overwhelming

perpetuate – v. to make forever; to cause to continue

monopoly – n.  exclusive control of a commodity or service

procure – v. to get or bring about; to obtain

perceptible – adj. that can be perceived

mammoth – adj.  very big; huge; enormous

 

Vocabulary Exercise

Choose the lettered word or phrase that is most nearly similar in meaning to the word in capital letters.

1.  MAMMOTH

(A) indifferent           (B) obvious     (C)  huge          (D)  secret          (E) restrained

  1. PROCURE

(A) obtain    (B) support    (C) proceed        (D)  choose         (E) secure

  1. STAGGERING

(A) tiny         (B) stubborn    (C) neutral        (D)  abundant      (E) shocking

  1. PERCEPTIBLE

(A) selfless   (B) commonplace    (C) unique            (D)  sensible       (E) controllable

  1. UNRIVALED

(A) timid       (B) compatible   (C) fake         (D)  matchless    (E) unlimited

  1. GLIMPSE

(A) look        (B) idea    (C) nature     (D)  track         (E) finger

  1. PURPORT

(A) acquire   (B) influence    (C) belief         (D)  deny    (E) claim

  1. DAUNTING

(A) timid       (B) intimidating      (C) flexible (D)  exciting        (E) lacking

 

Answers

1.   C      2. A      3. E     4. D       5. D      6. A     7. E      8. B