WORD POWER ......................................................
We’re counting on you to figure out these useful words about numbers, amounts, and measurements. Having trouble
putting two and two together? Turn the page for answers. 1. fourscore ('fohr-skohr) adj.— A: sixteen. B: forty. C: eighty.
2. tabulate ('ta-byuh-layt) v.—
A: rank by weight and height. B: count or arrange systematically. C: indent a column.
3. copious ('coh-pee-uhss) adj.— A: plentiful. B: scanty. C: carefully reproduced.
4. gross (grohss) n.—A: twelve dozen. B: 51 percent. C: two bushels.
5. aggregate ('a-grih-get) adj.— A: increasing exponentially. B: amounting to a whole. C: left over as a fraction.
6. googol ('goo-gaul) n.—
A: negative number. B: value of pi. C: 1 followed by 100 zeros.
7. paucity ('paw-sih-tee) n.— A: overabundance. B: shortage. C: average.
8. myriad ('meer-ee-uhd) adj.— A: very heavy. B: immeasurably small. C: countless.
9. troika ('troy-kuh) n.—
A: numbered wheel. B: group of three. C: ancient calculator.
10. calibrate ('ka-luh-brayt) v.— A: adjust according to a standard. B: divide into equal parts.
C: gain heat.
11. manifold ('man-uh-fold) adj.—A: diverse. B: dwindling. C: doubled.
12. quota ('kwoh-tuh) n.—
A: estimated profit. B: bottom line. C: preset percentage.
13. brace (brayss) n.—A: pair. B: trio. C: quartet.
14. cipher ('sy-fer) n.—
A: zero. B: exponent. C: equal proportion.
15. cubed (kyoobd) adj.— A: tripled. B: cut into thirds. C: multiplied by itself twice.