#EngGame: guess the meaning of the words taken from V for Vendetta graphic novel

Hello, fellas.. Is anyone familiar with this book? Tell me: the title, the authors, and what is it about? :)

V for Vendetta

@masyoza: it’s V for Vendetta, a graphic novel by alan moore.. it’s about a revolutionary named V, who wear Guy Fawkes mask :D
@dab_miko: it’s ‘V for Vendetta’, by A. Moore & D. Lloyd, about this guy who fought against a corrupt government in his own ways.

What is V for Vendetta doing in our session today? I’m gonna throw an #EngGame on vocabulary using the quotes I took from the book. :)

Rules: read the quote for each number & choose the synonym for the word in the brackets (tanda kurung). You can use dictionary. :)


“Happiness is a prison, Evey. Happiness is the most (insidious) prison of all.” A. Dangerous. B. Kind. C. Naive.

So what you have to do is guess the synonym for “insidious”. Is it: A. Dangerous, B. Kind, C. Naive? Let the context help you too.

Great job on the example question! Now let the #EngGame begin!


  1. “Everybody is special. Everybody is a hero, a lover, a fool, a (villain), everybody.” A. Friend. B. Criminal. C. Someone.
  2. “I think he’s a psychopath, leader. I use the word in the most (precise) sense.” A. Informal. B. Careless. C. Accurate.
  3. “I know of no reason why the gunpowder (treason) should ever be forgot.” A. Revolutionary. B. Loyalty.
  4. “There’s no flesh or blood within this cloak to kill. There’s only an idea. Ideas are (bulletproof).” A. Impenetrable. B. Soft.
  5. “I’ve long admired you… (Albeit) only from a distance.” A. Even if. B. Because.
  6. “I shall die here. Every last inch of me shall (perish).” A. Bloom. B. Disappear.
  7. “Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the (enunciation) of truth.” A. Meaning. B. Pronunciation.
  8. “There were a (myriad) of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense.” A. Endless. B. Limited.
  9. “With so much chaos, someone will do something stupid. And when they do, things will turn (nasty).” A. Wonderful. B. Awful.
  10. “Authority .. will entertain the (vilest) schemes to save its orderly (facade).” A. Ugly. B. Pure. & A. Mask. B. Truth.

Note: there are 2 answers for number 10: one for “vilest” (A. Ugly. B. Pure) and one for “facade” (A. Mask. B. Truth.).


  1. B.
  2. C.
  3. A.
  4. A.
  5. A.
  6. B.
  7. B.
  8. A.
  9. B.
  10. A. (Ugly) &  A. (Mask)

Thanks for the participation! If you wanna know more about Guy Fawkes, the man behind the recently-famous mask, read What’s this guy got to do with English?

The writer of this post would like to thank:

Alan Moore & David Lloyd’s V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta on Wikiquote

V for Vendetta Quotes on goodreads

And Thesaurus.com for the help on words

Compiled by @NenoNeno at @EnglishTips4U on July 22, 2013

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