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Vocabulary Quiz
vocalist • smallish • just happened
appropriate • it stuck
  1. The boss called him the wrong name so many times that and all the employees were calling him Frank.
  2. I felt like Anthony was an name for him because he looked like an ant.
  3. Our lead is sick today.
  4. I didn't mean to tell him that I loved him, but it .
  5. We live in a red house about a block from the park.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.
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813 The Rock Band
Eoin talks about his band "Nanbanjin" and how his band got started.

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a vocalist

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There's three of us including myself.

A vocalist is the singer in a band.  Notice the following:

  1. Our vocalist writes the songs for the band.
  2. Who's the lead vocalist?

similarish music

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Dye was into similarish music.

'Similarish' means similar. It's actually not a word. We sometimes add '-ish' to adjectives when we don't know how to accurately describe something.  Notice the following:

  1. He's a youngish looking guy.
  2. It's a reddish-brown color.

then it just happened

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And then it just happened.

Something that 'just happens' occurs unexpectedly.  Notice the following:

  1. We were driving home, then it just happened.
  2. Somebody threw a rock, then it just happened.

quite an appropriate name

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It was quite an appropriate name.

Something that is appropriate is correct or suitable for a given situation.  Notice the following:

  1. It's quite an appropriate name for the project.
  2. Snowball was quite an appropriate name for the little white dog.

so it stuck

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That's it, so it stuck.

If someone creates a name and it sticks, that means people continue to use it.  Notice the following:

  1. Our manager liked the name so it stuck.
  2. The name was a joke, but it suited him so it stuck.