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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:43 am 
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Hi All,

My DD will be sitting for CEM exam in Sept-2016.
We are working on Verbal Reasoning, and I could see that DD struggles a lot when it comes to Antonyms/Synonyms. I did read few posts in this forum when ppl did point out one single solution for it: 'Read, Read and Read...'.
But vocabulary is vast and any specific VR tests that we pick is a random set of words from that vast set.
DD shows a good interest in reading books, especially Puffin Club or Oxford reading books. She shows less interest on classics, but once we try introduce and go a little deeper, she picks it up.
But I am demotivated by seeing her struggle. I don't show it to her, in fact I try to explain by showing in dictionary and try to discuss.

I am looking for suggestions from parents who have crossed all that. Is it fairly common to be completely unable to perform on VR in initial stage ?
Please provide me with some tips, or any specific method or books I need to follow.

Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:05 am 
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When I first starting working with CEM papers there were students who were getting 2 or 3 out of 50 but within a few weeks they were in the 20's.

Proficiency at CEM is completely a skill that can be absorbed and reproduced.

She will get better so keep at it.

I don't think it is necessary to read. I know of students who only dropped a few marks in the DAO CEM paper who are not great readers. However they use the words in their writing all the time and so are very comfortable with them.

What school is she going for? DG


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:46 am 
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Thanks DG.

We are aiming mainly for Chelmford and as second options for Essex Schools (which I am aware is not CEM, but more of SATs oriented).


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:04 am 
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This CEM is the same as Latymer, Slough and a whole host of others so you can use materials recommended in threads about these schools.

What materials are you using at the moment? DG


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:39 am 
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As of now, I got CGP Verbal reasoning (with Comprehension, CEM edition) 9-10 and 10-11. But mainly working on 9-10.
Also got Bond VR 9-10, which is finishing. But planning to make them do once again.
For comprehension part of VR, we got Schofield and Sims Book 2, which DD feels tougher and takes time. I wasn't pushing for timed kind of thing as of now. Just getting her do properly and understand.
To improve or expose to more vocabulary, we discuss each section of First Aid in English but haven't went much.
Additionally got Essential spellings book 2, which DD feels easy and shows interest in doing it. But we try to discuss on those simple words, rather than just complete and leave it.
All these are more of weekly coverage.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:40 am 
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I recommend you look at the CEM material in the forum shop. Their own publications First Past the Post are very good. DG


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Google online games synonyms

There are some really good games, synonym toast is a favourite.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:15 pm 
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We just had our son drill. I wrote a small python script for that based on various testbooks and synonyms lists.
Here is the code, feel free to use any of it.
Code:
import string 
import random                                   
               
llist=[[['abandon', 'leave']], [['abbreviate', 'shorten']], [['abode', 'dwelling']], [['abrupt', 'sudden']], [['abundant', 'plentiful']], [['accommodation', 'room']], [['accurate', 'correct']], [['adversity', 'misfortune']], [['aggressive', 'pushy', 'quarrelsome']], [['altitude', 'height']], [['amiable', 'friendly']], [['ample', 'plentiful']], [['animosity', 'hatred']], [['annual', 'yearly']], [['anonymous', 'nameless']], [['anticipate', 'expect']], [['apparel', 'clothes']], [['apparition', 'ghost']], [['arrogant', 'proud, haughty']], [['assembly', 'gathering']],  [['assistance', 'help']], [['astonishment', 'surprise']], [['attired', 'dressed']], [['audacity', 'impudence, insolence']], [['austere', 'severe']], [['avaricious', 'greedy']], [['beverage', 'drink']], [['brief', 'short']], [['catastrophe', 'disaster']], [['cautious', 'careful']], [['cease', 'stop']], [['celebrated', 'famous']], [['centre', 'middle']], [['chivalrous', 'gallant']], [['circular', 'round']], [['colossal', 'huge']], [['commence', 'begin']], [['compel', 'force']], [['comprehend', 'understand']], [['conceal', 'hide']], [['Word', 'Synonym']], [['conclusion', 'end']], [['conversation', 'talk']], [['countenance', 'face']], [['courageous', 'brave']], [['courteous', 'polite']], [['deceive', 'mislead, cheat']], [['deficiency', 'shortage']], [['demonstrate', 'show']], [['denounce', 'condemn']], [['deride', 'mock']], [['desert', 'forsake']], [['despise', 'scorn']], [['detest', 'hate']], [['diminish', 'lessen']], [['diminutive', 'small']], [['disperse', 'scatter']], [['drowsy', 'sleepy']], [['dubious', 'doubtful']], [['edible', 'eatable']], [['elude', 'escape']], [['Word', 'Synonym']], [['eminent', 'famous']], [['encircle', 'surround']], [['endeavour', 'attempt']], [['energetic', 'active']], [['enormous', 'huge']], [['excavate', 'dig']], [['exhibit', 'show']], [['extravagance', 'waste']], [['fatigue', 'weariness']], [['ferocious', 'fierce']], [['frigid', 'cold']], [['generous', 'kind']], [['gleaming', 'shining']], [['gorgeous', 'beautiful, splendid']], [['gratitude', 'thankfulness']], [['grave', 'serious']], [['gruesome', 'horrible']], [['indolent', 'lazy']], [['industrious', 'busy']], [['infuriated', 'angry']], [['Word', 'Synonym']], [['inquire', 'ask']], [['insane', 'mad']], [['insolent', 'cheeky']], [['intention', 'purpose']], [['interior', 'inside']], [['intoxicated', 'drunk']], [['invaluable', 'priceless']], [['invincible', 'unbeatable']], [['isolation', 'loneliness']], [['jovial', 'jolly']], [['loathe', 'hate']], [['lubricate', 'oil']], [['mammoth', 'huge']], [['margin', 'edge']], [['mariner', 'sailor']], [['matrimony', 'marriage']], [['maximum', 'most']], [['mechanism', 'machinery']], [['melancholy', 'sad']], [['minimum', 'least']], [['Word', 'Synonym']], [['lofty', 'high']], [['moist', 'damp']], [['motionless', 'still']], [['mute', 'dumb']], [['necessity', 'need']], [['obstinate', 'stubborn']], [['odour', 'smell']], [['omen', 'sign']], [['option', 'choice']], [['pandemonium', 'uproar']], [['pathetic', 'pitiful']], [['peculiar', 'odd']], [['penetrate', 'pierce']], [['perceive', 'see']], [['persuade', 'coax']], [['peruse', 'read']], [['portion', 'part']], [['procure', 'obtain']], [['prohibit', 'forbid']], [['prominent', 'outstanding']], [['Word', 'Synonym']], [['prompt', 'quick']], [['puny', 'weak']], [['putrid', 'rotten']], [['rare', 'scarce']], [['reckless', 'rash']], [['recollect', 'remember']], [['regret', 'sorrow']], [['reluctant', 'unwilling']], [['reveal', 'show']], [['robust', 'strong']], [['ruddy', 'red']], [['scanty', 'scarce']], [['seclusion', 'privacy']], [['sever', 'separate']], [['significance', 'importance']], [['slender', 'slim']], [['solitude', 'loneliness']], [['spectre', 'ghost']], [['squander', 'waste']], [['stationary', 'still']], [['sufficient', 'enough']], [['summit', 'top']], [['tempestuous', 'stormy']], [['tranquil', 'calm']], [['unite', 'join']], [['vacant', 'empty']], [['valiant', 'brave']], [['vanquish', 'conquer']], [['velocity', 'speed']]]
nlist=[['infer', 'deduce'],['dissent', 'discord'], ['curtail', 'shorten'], ['adjourn', 'postpone'], ['feasible', 'doable'],['enfranchise', 'empower'], ['apathetic', 'indifferent'],['impecunious', 'poor'], ['disquieting', 'annoying'], ['cord', 'string'], ['cord', 'twine'],['chord', 'arc'],['chord','loop'],['lightening', 'brighten'],  ['encounter', 'meet'],['fallacious', 'false'], ['profusion', 'abundance', 'copiousness'], ['fretful', 'distressed'], ['explicit', 'direct'], ['eulogy', 'praise'], ['deprecate', 'detest'], ['scanty', 'meagre', 'scarce', 'limited'], ['zenith', 'apex', 'peak'], ['ardour', 'passion', 'zeal', 'fervor'], ['dessecate', 'dry'],['assent', 'approval'], ['defuse', 'deactivate'], ['diffuse', "spread"], ['coax', 'convince'], ['commiseration', 'sympathy', 'condolence'],['admonish', 'scold'], ['expunge', 'eliminate'],['hallowed', 'sacred'],['extrapolate', 'remove'], ['euphemism', 'substitute'], ['mercurial', 'volatile'], ['countermand', 'repeal', 'rescind', 'retract'], ['amass', 'gather', 'aggregate'], ['undergo', 'receive', 'accept'], ['weighty', 'serious'], ['balmy', 'mild'], ['barmy', 'crazy'], ['sham', 'quack', 'charlatan'], ['elude', 'evade'], ['exacting', 'demanding'], ['exhaustive', 'complete'],['sagacious', 'wise'], ['erroneous', 'wrong'], ['elated', 'animated', 'jubilant'], ['sophisticated', 'cultivated', 'cosmopolitan'], ['discrectionary', 'elective', 'optional'],['annul', 'cancel'],['brook', 'stream'],['introvert', 'loner'], ['bemuse', 'confused'], ['coy', 'flirtatious'], ['dutiful','conscientious'], ['desecration', 'violation'], ['desecration', 'sacrilege'], ['raconteur','storyteller'], ['dissuade', 'discourage'], ['complicit', 'scheming'],['conspire', 'plot'], ['concoct', 'prepare'], ['pervasive','ubiquitous', 'omnipresent'],['assimilate', 'incorporate'], ['forlorn', 'unhappy'],['exonerate', 'acquit'], ['credulous', 'naive'], ['crescendo', 'increasing'], ['elision', 'descrease'],['ambiguous', 'unclear'], ['contemptible', 'arrogant'], ['repudiate', ' reject'], ['erratic', 'random'],['mollify', 'calm'],['docile', 'obedient'],['repugnant', ' repulsive'], ['loquatious', 'talkative'], ['arid', 'dry'], ['taciturn', 'silent'], ['incongruous', ' inappropriate'], ['feasible', 'doable'], ['callous', 'heartless'],['tantamount', 'equivalent'],['submerege', 'dive'], ['lucid', ' understandable'], ['lucid', 'sane'],['concise', 'short'], ['slovenly', 'messy'], ['diluted', 'weakened'], ['convoluted', 'complicated'], ['culpable', 'guilty'],  ['brood', 'progeny'],['mediocre','average'],['reticent', 'reserved'],['tedious', 'boring'],['monarchy', 'regality'], ['via', 'through'],['insipid', 'tasteless'],['controversial', 'contentious'],['sparse', 'scarce'],['unruly', 'rowdy'],['frugal', 'thrifty'],['hapless', 'unlucky'],['comely', 'attractive'],['cygnet', 'young swan'],['rancid', 'smelly'], ['stale', 'old'],['intuitive', 'instictive'],['meticulous', 'careful'],['irate', 'angry'],['quell', 'end'],['surly', 'unfriendly'],['temperamental', 'moody'],['dour', 'stern'],['solemn', 'dignified'],['wistful', 'longing'],['sage', 'wise'],['aspiration', 'ambition'],['crypt', 'tomb'],['bough', 'branch'], ['dwell', 'live'],['artful', 'skilful'], ['heedless', 'imprudent'],['impart', 'convey'], ['intercede', 'mediate'], ['amply', 'generously'], ['stolid', 'calm'], ['stolid', 'wooden'], ['corrosive', 'erroding'],['munifience', 'generosity'], ['lunar', 'moonlike'], ['seldom', 'infrequent'],['secrete', 'produce'], ['adhere', 'stick'], ['adhere', 'cling'],['abate', 'lessen'],['dispute', 'debate'], ['dispute', 'conflict'],['droll', 'funny'], ['complicity', 'involvement'],['unwitting', 'unknowing'], ['balk', 'refuse'],  ['remote', 'isolated'], ['intrepid', 'resourceful'],['discreet', 'tactful'], ['grinding', 'relentless'],['rural','rustic'],['mysterious','inexplicable'],['exotic','foreign'],['apprehensive', 'anxious'],['comforted','consoled'],['scolded', 'blamed'],['amusing','entertaining'], ['rotate', 'revolve'],['intimidated','daunted'],['hazardous', 'dangerous'],['chased','pursued'],['ample','plentiful'],['assembly','gathering'],['accurate', 'correct'],['amiable', 'friendly'],['abode', 'dwelling'],['animosity', 'hatred'], ['apparition','ghost'],['chivalrous', 'gallant'],['countenance', 'face'],['diminutive', 'small'],['deride', 'mock'], ['deride', 'ridicule'],['deceive', 'mislead'],['dubious', 'doubtful'],['virtuous', 'moral'], ['partial', 'incomplete'],['sincere', 'trustworthy'],['paltry', 'puny'],['paltry', 'worthless'],['benevolent', 'kind'], ['bewildered', 'puzzled'],['sleuth', 'investigator'],['woe', 'sadness'],['scoop', 'spoon'], ['amateur','incompetent'],['fluctuating', 'changing'],['taciturn', 'untalkative'], ['dissatified', 'unhappy'],['deliberate', 'ponder'], ['deliberate', 'intentional'], ['affable', 'friendly'], ['demure', 'shy'], ['bony', 'skinny'],['dishevelled', 'messy'],['turbulent', 'agitated'],['unpalatable', 'unappealing'], ['hellix', 'twist'], ['debilitate', 'weaken'], ['contract', 'shrink'], ['lethargic', 'sleepy'],['ornate','decorative'], ['loathe', 'hate'],['mournful', 'sad'],['onerous','shameful'], ['counterfeit', 'fake'], ['commence', 'begin'],['egotistical', 'selfish'], ['avaricious', 'greedy'],['fastidious', 'fussy'], ['lenient', 'merciful'],['callous','insensitive'],['versatile', 'flexible'], ['versatile', 'adaptable'], ['fortuitous', 'fortunate'], ['fortuitous', 'lucky'], ['conceited', 'vain'], ['infamous', 'notorious'],['secluded', 'hidden'], ['apprehensive', 'anxious'], ['abandon', 'leave'], ['abbreviate', 'shorten'], ['abode', 'dwelling'], ['abrupt', 'sudden'], ['abundant', 'plentiful'], ['accommodation', 'room'], ['accurate', 'correct'], ['adversity', 'misfortune'], ['aggressive', 'pushy', 'quarrelsome'], ['altitude', 'height'], ['amiable', 'friendly'], ['ample', 'plentiful'], ['animosity', 'hatred'], ['annual', 'yearly'], ['anonymous', 'nameless'], ['anticipate', 'expect'], ['apparel', 'clothes'], ['apparition', 'ghost'], ['arrogant', 'proud', ' haughty'], ['assembly', 'gathering']   , ['assistance', 'help'], ['astonishment', 'surprise'], ['attired', 'dressed'], ['audacity', 'impudence', ' insolence'], ['austere', 'severe'], ['avaricious', 'greedy'], ['beverage', 'drink'], ['brief', 'short'], ['catastrophe', 'disaster'], ['cautious', 'careful'], ['cease', 'stop'], ['celebrated', 'famous'], ['centre', 'middle'], ['chivalrous', 'gallant'], ['circular', 'round'], ['colossal', 'huge'], ['commence', 'begin'], ['compel', 'force'], ['comprehend', 'understand'], ['conceal', 'hide'], ['conclusion', 'end'], ['conversation', 'talk'], ['countenance', 'face'], ['courageous', 'brave'], ['courteous', 'polite'], ['deceive', 'mislead', ' cheat'], ['deficiency', 'shortage'], ['demonstrate', 'show'], ['denounce', 'condemn'], ['deride', 'mock'], ['desert', 'forsake'], ['despise', 'scorn'], ['detest', 'hate'], ['diminish', 'lessen'], ['diminutive', 'small'], ['disperse', 'scatter'], ['drowsy', 'sleepy'], ['dubious', 'doubtful'], ['edible', 'eatable'], ['elude', 'escape'],  ['eminent', 'famous'], ['encircle', 'surround'], ['endeavour', 'attempt'], ['energetic', 'active'], ['enormous', 'huge'], ['excavate', 'dig'], ['exhibit', 'show'], ['extravagance', 'waste'], ['fatigue', 'weariness'], ['ferocious', 'fierce'], ['frigid', 'cold'], ['generous', 'kind'], ['gleaming', 'shining'], ['gorgeous', 'beautiful', ' splendid'], ['gratitude', 'thankfulness'], ['grave', 'serious'], ['gruesome', 'horrible'], ['indolent', 'lazy'], ['industrious', 'busy'], ['infuriated', 'angry'], ['inquire', 'ask'], ['insane', 'mad'], ['insolent', 'cheeky'], ['intention', 'purpose'], ['interior', 'inside'], ['intoxicated', 'drunk'], ['invaluable', 'priceless'], ['invincible', 'unbeatable'], ['isolation', 'loneliness'], ['jovial', 'jolly'], ['loathe', 'hate'], ['lubricate', 'oil'], ['mammoth', 'huge'], ['margin', 'edge'], ['mariner', 'sailor'], ['matrimony', 'marriage'], ['maximum', 'most'], ['mechanism', 'machinery'], ['melancholy', 'sad'], ['minimum', 'least'],  ['moist', 'damp'], ['motionless', 'still'], ['mute', 'dumb'], ['necessity', 'need'], ['obstinate', 'stubborn'], ['odour', 'smell'], ['omen', 'sign'], ['option', 'choice'], ['pandemonium', 'uproar'], ['pathetic', 'pitiful'], ['peculiar', 'odd'], ['penetrate', 'pierce'], ['perceive', 'see'], ['persuade', 'coax'], ['peruse', 'read'], ['portion', 'part'], ['procure', 'obtain'], ['prohibit', 'forbid'], ['prominent', 'outstanding'], ['prompt', 'quick'], ['puny', 'weak'], ['putrid', 'rotten'], ['rare', 'scarce'], ['reckless', 'rash'], ['recollect', 'remember'], ['regret', 'sorrow'], ['reluctant', 'unwilling'], ['reveal', 'show'], ['robust', 'strong'], ['ruddy', 'red'], ['scanty', 'scarce'], ['seclusion', 'privacy'], ['sever', 'separate'], ['significance', 'importance'], ['slender', 'slim'], ['solitude', 'loneliness'], ['spectre', 'ghost'], ['squander', 'waste'], ['stationary', 'still'], ['sufficient', 'enough'], ['summit', 'top'], ['tempestuous', 'stormy'], ['tranquil', 'calm'], ['unite', 'join'], ['vacant', 'empty'], ['valiant', 'brave'], ['vanquish', 'conquer'], ['velocity', 'speed']]+[["Abode","house","residence","dwelling","habitat","domicile","quarters"],["Abundance","profusion","plenty","wealth","copiousness"],["Alert","attentive","vigilant","observant","ready"],["Altitude","height","elevation","loftiness"],["Antiquity","relic","artefact","remains"],["Apprehensive","anxious","worried","nervous","hesitant","concerned"],["Benefit","advantage","profit","use","value","subsidy","allowance"],["Bewildered","confuzed","puzzled","bemused","baffled","disorientated","dazed"],["Clemency","mercy","leniency","compassion","moderation","kindness"],["complex","multifaceted","compound","composite","intricate","convoluted","complicated"],["concave","dipped","hollow"],["Conceited","proud","vain","superior","snobbish","smug","narcissistic"],["Conclusion","deduction","assumption","inference","supposition","decision","finale"],["content","gratified","satisfied","relaxed","substance","matter","subject"],["Contract","agreement","bond","convention","diminish","shrink","wither","treaty"],["convex","curved","arched","bowed"],["counterfeit","fake","forged","imitation","phony","reproduction"],["Covet","want","crave","hanker","desire",""],["Coy","shy","bashful","modest","timid","demure","diffident"],["Debrief","question","interrogate","interview","examine","quiz","probe"],["Deliberate","cautious","considered","metodical","wary","thoughtful","intentional","premeditated"],["Demolished","destroyed","devastated","ruined","thrashed","devoured","annihilated"],["detrimental","harmful","unfavourable","negative","injurious","damaging"],["Device","machine","tool","contraption","mechanism","apparatus"],["Dismal","gloomy","depressing","drab","grim","murky"],["Drought","lack","dificiency","scarcity","famine","dearth"],["Emerge","arise","appear","occur","develop","materialise"],["evaluation","assessment","appraisal","estimation","calcualtion","costing"],["exposure","acquaintance","revelation","coverage","publicity","experience"],["Feign","pretend","fake","simulate","invent","assume"],["Flamboyant","ostentatious","exuberant","confident","lively","buoyant","animated","energetic","vibrant","vivacious","extravagant","theatrical","showy"],["Foe","enemy","adversary","rival","antagonist","opponent"],["frivolous","jokey","light-hearted","facetious","fatuous","inane","shallow","superficial","senseless","thoughtless"],["gentle","kind","kindly","tender","benign","humane","lenient","merciful","forgiving","forbearing","sympathetic","considerate","understanding","clement","compassionate","benevolent"],["Gregarious","sociable","social","company-loving","companionable","convivial","clubbable"],["Habitat","haunt","locale","surroundings","environment","territory"],["Helix","spiral","coil","curl","corkscrew","twist","twirl","loop","gyre","whorl","scroll"],["high","tall","lofty","towering","soaring","elevated"],["Humble","meek","deferential","respectful","submissive","self-effacing","unassertive","unpresuming"],["Inaugurate","initiate","begin","start","institute","launch"],["Incision","cut","opening","slit"],["Inconspicuous","unobtrusive","unnoticeable","unremarkable","unspectacular","unostentatious","unimposing","undistinguished","unexceptional","modest","unassuming","discreet","hidden","concealed"],["Inferior","lesser","second-class","second-fiddle","minor","subservient","lowly","humble","menial"],["Intense","great","acute","enormous","fierce","severe","extreme","high","exceptional","extraordinary","harsh","strong","powerful","potent","vigorous"],["interpret","explain","elucidate","expound","explicate","clarify"],["Nauseous","sick","nauseated","queasy","bilious"],["nurseryman","a","worker","in","or","owner","of","a","plant","or","tree","nursery"],["obscure","unclear","uncertain","unknown","in","doubt","doubtful","dubious","mysterious","hazy","vague","indeterminate","concealed","hidden"],["passive","submissive","acquiescent","unresisting","yielding","unassertive","non-resistant","compliant","complaisant","pliant","resigned","obedient","docile","tractable","malleable","pliable","meek","subdued","deferential","forbearing"],["perplexed","puzzled"],["polarity","difference","separation","opposition","contradiction"],["Pompous","imperious","overbearing","domineering","magisterial","pontifical","sententious","grandiose","affected","stiff","pretentious","puffed","up","arrogant","vain","haughty","proud","conceited"],["Precarious","uncertain","insecure","unreliable","unsure","unpredictable","undependable","risky","hazardous","dangerous","unsafe"],["resort","centre","spot","retreat","haunt","use","utilize"],["Rigid","stiff","hard","firm","inflexible","strict","severe","stern","stringent"],["Shrink","contract","diminish","lessen","reduce","decrease","dwindle","narrow","shorten","slim","decline","condense","deflate","shrivel","wither"],["Subdued","sombre","low-spirited","downcast","sad","dejected","depressed","low","gloomy","despondent","dispirited"],["Submissive","compliant","yielding","malleable","acquiescent","accommodating","amenable","tractable","manageable","unassertive","non-resisting","passive","obedient","biddable","dutiful","duteous","docile","ductile","pliant","meek","timid","mild","patient","resigned","forbearing","subdued","humble","self-effacing","spiritless","Subterfuge","trickery","intrigue","guile","evasion","deceit","deception","dishonesty"],["superfluous","surplus","redundant","unneeded"],["Tempestuous","turbulent","stormy","tumultuous","violent","wild","lively","heated","explosive","uncontrolled","unrestrained","feverish","hysterical","frenetic","frenzied","frantic"],["Tranquil","peaceful","restful","reposeful","calm","quiet","still","serene","placid","relaxing","soothing","undisturbed","idyllic","halcyon","mild","pleasant"],["Trivial","unimportant","insignificant","inconsequential","minor","frivolous","superficial","shallow","unthinking"],["unfathomable","inscrutable","incomprehensible","enigmatic","incalculable","indecipherable","obscure","esoteric","abstruse","puzzling","cryptic","deep","immeasurable"],["Uniform","constant","consistent","steady","invariable","unvarying","unfluctuating","unvaried","unchanging","unwavering","undeviating","stable","static","sustained","regular","fixed","even","equal","equable","monotonous"],["Unorthodox","unconventional","unusual","uncommon","unwonted","out","of","the","ordinary","radical","revolutionary","nonconformist","irregular","offbeat","abnormal","extreme","divergent","aberrant","anomalous","bizarre","outlandish"],["vicarious","indirect","second-hand","secondary","derivative","surrogate","substitute"],["Volatile","tense","strained","fraught","uneasy","uncomfortable","charged","explosive","eruptive","inflammatory","turbulent","unpredictable","changeable","variable","inconstant","inconsistent","uncertain","erratic","irregular","unstable","turbulent","unsteady","unsettled","unreliable","undependable"],["Wide","gaping","broad","extensive","spacious","open","vast"],["wound","insult","blow","slight","offence","affront"]]
def goodchoice(a,b,ll):
   if a==b:
      return True
   else:
      for i in ll:
         if a in i and b in i:
            return True
      return False

def chooseanelem(a,ll):
   while True:
      x=random.sample(ll,1)

      if not goodchoice(x,a,ll):
         return x
         break
def mrandomsample(ll):
   while True:
      x,y,z,w,h=random.sample(nlist, 5)
      if not goodchoice(x,y,ll) and not goodchoice(x,z,ll) and not goodchoice(x,w,ll) and not goodchoice(x,h,ll):
         return x,y,z,w,h
         break

print len(nlist)
for x in nlist:
   for j in nlist:
      if set(x).issubset(set(j)) and set(x)<>set(j):
         nlist.remove(x)
         break
print len(nlist)
def choose(score):
   x,y,z,w,h=mrandomsample(nlist)
   s=score
   x= [x[0], x[random.randrange(1,len(x))]]
   i=random.randrange(5)
   
   ll=[y[0],z[0],w[0],h[0]]
   ll.insert(i,x[1])
   print "choose a synonym for "+x[0]
   for a in range(5):
      print str(a)+")"+ll[a]
   res=raw_input()
   if str(res) and str(res)==str(i):
      
      s=s+1
   else:
      print "No! the answer is "+ll[i]+"\n\n"
   
   return s
score=0
for i in range(1,51):
   print "Question number "+str(i)+"/50"
   score=choose(score)
print "You scored "+str(100*score/50.0)+"%"


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