Work and Workers in the Twenty-first Century
contour - n. the outline of a figure or body
cartographer –n. the production of maps
stagnate – v. to stop developing, growing, progressing, or advancing
premium – n. a prize, bonus, or award; an insurance
proliferation –n. the growth or production of cells by multiplication of parts; a rapid and often excessive spread or increase
traumatic –adj. of, pertaining to, or produced by a trauma or wound; psychologically painful.
pittance –n. a small amount or share
plummet –n. something that weighs down or depresses.
precipitously – adv. extremely or impassably steep
diversification –n. the act or process of diversifying; state of being diversified.
bifurcate – v. to divide or fork into two branches.
burgeoning –v. to grow or develop quickly
Choose the lettered word or phrase that is most nearly similar in meaning to the word in capital letters.
(A) figure out (B) divide into two (C) transform (D) disobey (E) magnify
(A) stop growth (B) fasten (C) scorn (D) arise (E) soak
(A) primary (B) widespread (C) ambitious (D) reward (E) wasteful
(A) industry (B) teacher of philosophy (C) shoplifting (D) profile (E) rapid increase
(A) calm (B) priceless (C) painful (D) muddy (E) original
(A) grow forth (B) make shiny (C) govern (D) spoil (E) tolerate
(A) pity (B) remorse (C) acknowledgement (D) small amount (E) regret
(A) drop (B) feather (C) rise (D) request (E) divide
(A) exactly (B) fast (C) quickly (D) precisely (E) extremely steep
(A) friendly (B) journey (C) outline (D) argue (E) rational
1. B 2. A 3. D 4. E 5. C 6. A 7. D 8. D 9. E 10. C