Vocabulary Quiz Solutions for The Law

I. Give the definition for the following vocabulary words:

refute : to prove (an argument or statement) to be false or wrong by argument or evidence

communism : an economic theory or system of the ownership of all property by the community as a whole

sublime : high in excellence; exalted, majestic, noble

inert : tending to be physically or mentally inactive; dull; slow

metaphorical : relating to a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to something that it does not directly denote, suggesting a comparison: as, a mighty fortress is our God

infatuation : unreasoning passion or attraction

II. Correctly spell the vocabulary words defined below:

an apparatus that automatically performs certain actions by responding to preset controls or encoded instructions. - automaton

a specialist in the functions and vital processes of living organisms or their parts and organs - physiologist

strange; not natural - alien

become similar; be in agreement - conform

a government with a ruler who has absolute power and unlimited authority - dictatorship

of or like milk; milky - lacteal

III. Use the following vocabulary words in a complete sentence:

reprisal : The law is a fertile source for further evils because it invites ....

regiment - v. : Socialists want to ... people.

gendarme : When plunder is abetted by the law, it does not fear your courts, your ..., and your prisons.

seclusion : When a politician views society from the ... of his office, he is struck by the spectacle of the inequity that he sees.

potter : To these intellectuals and writers, the relationship between persons and the legislator appears to be the same as the relationship between the clay and the ....

Vocabulary exercises adapted from Robinson Curriculum, Copyright 1995-2002 Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine

Quizzes copyright 2005 Butch Walker

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