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What does ‘sobriquet’ mean?

What does ‘sobriquet’ mean?
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A: nickname
B: tight bandage
C: barbecue coal

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[A] nickname. After seeing him before he’d had his coffee, I can’t imagine how Paul possibly got the sobriquet Grumpy!

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What does ‘feckless’ mean?

What does ‘feckless’ mean?
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A: bold and daring
B: of clear complexion
C: weak and ineffective

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[C] weak and ineffective. In formal debate, ‘Oh yeah?’ is a rather feckless rebuttal.

What does ‘bailiwick’ mean?

What does ‘bailiwick’ mean?
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A: special domain
B: holiday candle
C: dugout canoe

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[A] special domain. “Ask me anything about grammar,” the curmudgeonly copy editor said. “That’s my bailiwick.”

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What does ‘troglodyte’ mean?

 What does ‘troglodyte’ mean?
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A: cave dweller or reclusive person
B: bird of prey
C: know-it-all

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[A] cave dweller or reclusive person. I wouldn’t go so far as to call Jerry a troglodyte, but he’s definitely on the shy side.

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What does ‘paean’ mean?

What does ‘paean’ mean?
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A: fervent prayer
B: lowly worker
C: song of praise

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[C] song of praise. Let us raise a toast and a rousing paean to Jay and Cathy’s wedding!

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