Vocabulary Test on "Same-Sex Marriage Pays Off"

ANSWER KEY

 



 

 

1. ACCUMULATE

The snow kept falling, but since a little melted every day it never seemed to __.

If you allow the interest to __, it will begin to earn interest of its own.

 

2. ASSESS

Until layers of river mud had been cleaned from the car, it was hard to __ the damage it had suffered.

To determine what property taxes you owe, the government must __ the value of your property.

 

3. DECLINE

The nation's keen interest in the space program started to __ when its tremendous cost became widely known.

Little Eva's health has been __ing ever since she developed that cough.

 

4. EXCEED

If you had not been __ing the speed limit, you might not have missed the exit.

The strength, size, and robustness of Frankenstein's creature far __ed that of human beings.

 

5. ENTITLE

The fact that you married Marie does not __ you to abuse her.

Mr. Wilson's age __s him to a pension.

 

6. INCUR

The couple willingly __ed large debts to educate their son.

The serial killer fully deserved the penalty he __ed.

 

7. AMEND (This will not be on the quiz at the end.)

Let me __ my remark:  I meant to refer to my esteemed colleague's "misstatement," not to his "lie."

Many states have prevent same-sex marriage by __ing their constitutions to define marriage as heterosexual.

 

8. SUBSIDIZE

The duchess knew her son was unworthy of his heritage, but she still __ed his gambling.

The government will __ the installation of solar water heaters and wood stoves by tax credits.

 

9. PROJECT

Although the stock market has risen since the panic, can we afford to __ this pattern into the future?

A road is now __ed all along the south side, but it will cost quite a bit to build.