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FOR EACH WORD THAT FOLLOWS, CHOOSE THE CORRECT TRANSLATION IN PORTUGUESE:


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  • 1. 

    NOVEL

    • A.

      NOVELA

    • B.

      NOVELO DE LÃ

    • C.

      ROMANCE

    Correct Answer
    C. ROMANCE
    Explanation
    The word "novel" is closely related to the word "romance" as both refer to a type of literary genre. A novel typically encompasses a wide range of genres, including romance. Therefore, "romance" can be seen as a specific type or subgenre of a novel. Additionally, the other words listed (NOVELA, NOVELO DE LÃ) do not directly relate to the word "novel" or have any clear connection to it.

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  • 2. 

    DATA

    • A.

      DATA

    • B.

      DADOS DE INFORMAÇÃO

    • C.

      DIA

    Correct Answer
    B. DADOS DE INFORMAÇÃO
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "DADOS DE INFORMAÇÃO" because the given information consists of the word "DATA" repeated twice, followed by "DADOS DE INFORMAÇÃO" and "DIA". Since "DADOS DE INFORMAÇÃO" is the only option that matches this pattern and is also in the same language, it is the most appropriate answer.

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  • 3. 

    TAX

    • A.

      TAXA

    • B.

      IMPOSTO

    • C.

      TÁXI

    Correct Answer
    B. IMPOSTO
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "IMPOSTO" because it is the only word in the given options that means "tax" in Portuguese. "TAX" and "TÁXI" are similar in spelling but have different meanings, and "TAXA" means "fee" rather than "tax." Therefore, "IMPOSTO" is the correct answer.

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  • 4. 

    PUSH

    • A.

      EMPURRAR

    • B.

      PUXAR

    • C.

      PULAR

    Correct Answer
    A. EMPURRAR
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "EMPURRAR" because it is the Portuguese translation of the English word "PUSH".

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  • 5. 

    MOISTURE

    • A.

      UMIDADE

    • B.

      MISTURA

    • C.

      MESTRADO

    Correct Answer
    A. UMIDADE
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "UMIDADE" because it is the Portuguese translation of the word "MOISTURE". The other options - "MISTURA" means "mixture" and "MESTRADO" means "master's degree" - are not related to the concept of moisture. Therefore, "UMIDADE" is the most appropriate translation in this context.

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  • 6. 

    BEEF

    • A.

      CARNE DE GADO

    • B.

      CARNE DE PORCO

    • C.

      BIFE

    Correct Answer
    A. CARNE DE GADO
    Explanation
    The given word "BEEF" translates to "CARNE DE GADO" in Portuguese. "CARNE DE GADO" means beef in Portuguese. "CARNE DE PORCO" means pork, and "BIFE" means steak. Therefore, the correct translation of "BEEF" in Portuguese is "CARNE DE GADO".

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  • 7. 

    PRIVATE

    • A.

      PRIVATIVO

    • B.

      PRIVADA

    • C.

      PARTICULAR

    Correct Answer
    C. PARTICULAR
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "PARTICULAR". The other options listed are different variations of the word "private" in different languages (Spanish and Portuguese). However, "particular" is the correct translation of "private" in English.

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  • 8. 

    EDUCATED

    • A.

      EDUCADO

    • B.

      EDUCAÇÃO

    • C.

      INSTRUÍDO

    Correct Answer
    C. INSTRUÍDO
    Explanation
    The word "INSTRUÍDO" is the correct answer because it is the Portuguese translation of the English word "EDUCATED." The other options, "EDUCADO" and "EDUCAÇÃO," are also related to education but do not directly translate to "EDUCATED." "INSTRUÍDO" specifically means someone who has received instruction or education, making it the most suitable option.

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  • 9. 

    PASTA

    • A.

      PASTA DE DENTE

    • B.

      MASSA (ALIMENTO)

    • C.

      PASTA PARA GUARDAR PAPÉIS

    Correct Answer
    B. MASSA (ALIMENTO)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "massa (alimento)" because pasta is a type of food made from wheat flour and water, typically in the form of long, thin strings or tubes. It is a staple food in Italian cuisine and is commonly used in dishes such as spaghetti, lasagna, and macaroni and cheese. The other options listed are not related to food but instead refer to toothpaste (pasta de dente) and a folder for storing papers (pasta para guardar papéis).

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  • 10. 

    LAMP

    • A.

      LÂMPADA

    • B.

      LUMINÁRIA

    • C.

      LAMPARINA

    Correct Answer
    B. LUMINÁRIA
    Explanation
    The word "LAMP" is translated to Portuguese as "LUMINÁRIA". The other options, "LÂMPADA" and "LAMPARINA" are also Portuguese words that refer to different types of lamps, but they are not the exact translation of "LAMP". "LUMINÁRIA" is the most appropriate translation as it refers to a general type of lamp or lighting fixture, which encompasses the meaning of "LAMP".

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  • 11. 

    COSTUME

    • A.

      FANTASIA (ROUPA)

    • B.

      COSTUME

    • C.

      COSTUMEIRO

    Correct Answer
    A. FANTASIA (ROUPA)
    Explanation
    The word "fantasia" in Portuguese means "costume" or "disguise." In this context, it specifically refers to a costume that one wears for a special occasion or event. The word "roupa" means "clothing" in Portuguese. Therefore, "fantasia (roupa)" can be translated as "costume (clothing)" in English, indicating that it refers to the attire or outfit worn as a costume. "Costume" and "costumeiro" are related words but do not specifically refer to the concept of dressing up for a special occasion.

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  • 12. 

    LIBRARY

    • A.

      LIVRARIA

    • B.

      LIVRO

    • C.

      BIBLIOTECA

    Correct Answer
    C. BIBLIOTECA
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "BIBLIOTECA" because all the other words listed are related to books or reading materials, while "BIBLIOTECA" specifically refers to a library. A library is a place where books are stored and made available for borrowing or reference, making it the most appropriate term in this context.

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  • 13. 

    CONTEST

    • A.

      CONTEXTO

    • B.

      COMPETIÇÃO

    • C.

      CONTENTE

    Correct Answer
    B. COMPETIÇÃO
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "COMPETIÇÃO" because it is the Portuguese translation of the word "contest" which is given in the question. The other options do not match the meaning of the word "contest" in Portuguese.

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  • 14. 

    ACTUALLY

    • A.

      ATUALMENTE

    • B.

      ATIVAMENTE

    • C.

      NA VERDADE

    Correct Answer
    C. NA VERDADE
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "NA VERDADE" because it is the Portuguese translation of the word "actually".

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  • 15. 

    CIGAR

    • A.

      CIGARRA (INSETO)

    • B.

      CIGARRO

    • C.

      CHARUTO

    Correct Answer
    C. CHARUTO
    Explanation
    The word "charuto" is the correct answer because it is the only word in the given list that is directly related to the word "cigar". "Charuto" is the Portuguese word for cigar, while "cigarrA" refers to a type of insect and "cigarro" is the Portuguese word for cigarette. Therefore, "charuto" is the most appropriate choice in this context.

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  • 16. 

    COLLAR

    • A.

      COLAR

    • B.

      COLARINHO

    • C.

      COLA

    Correct Answer
    B. COLARINHO
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "COLARINHO" because it is the only word among the options that directly relates to "COLLAR". "COLARINHO" is the Portuguese word for "collar" and is the most appropriate choice that matches the given words. The other options, "COLAR" and "COLA", are related to "COLLAR" but do not specifically refer to a collar. Therefore, "COLARINHO" is the correct answer.

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  • 17. 

    BALCONY

    • A.

      BALCÃO

    • B.

      BALCONISTA

    • C.

      SACADA

    Correct Answer
    C. SACADA
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "SACADA" because it is a Portuguese word that translates to "balcony" in English. The other options, "BALCÃO" and "BALCONISTA," also have similar meanings related to "balcony," but "SACADA" is the most accurate translation.

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  • 18. 

    COMPREHENSIVE

    • A.

      ABRANGENTE

    • B.

      COMPREENSIVO

    • C.

      ADESIVO

    Correct Answer
    A. ABRANGENTE
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ABRANGENTE" because it is the Portuguese translation of the word "COMPREHENSIVE". The other options provided are incorrect translations or unrelated words.

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  • 19. 

    ASSUME

    • A.

      PRESUMIR

    • B.

      ASSUMIR

    • C.

      SOMAR

    Correct Answer
    A. PRESUMIR
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "PRESUMIR". "Presumir" is a Spanish verb that means "to assume" or "to presume" in English. It is used to express the act of supposing or believing something without having definite proof or evidence. In this context, "presumir" is the most suitable translation for the word "assume" among the given options.

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  • 20. 

    FABRIC

    • A.

      TECIDO

    • B.

      FÁBRICA

    • C.

      FABRICAR

    Correct Answer
    A. TECIDO
    Explanation
    The word "TECIDO" is the correct answer because it is the Portuguese translation of the English word "FABRIC". "TECIDO" refers to a material made by weaving or knitting threads together, which is the same concept as "FABRIC" in English. The other options, "FÁBRICA" and "FABRICAR", are related to the process of manufacturing or creating fabric, but they do not directly mean "FABRIC" itself.

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  • 21. 

    PRETEND

    • A.

      PRETENDER

    • B.

      PREGUIÇA

    • C.

      FINGIR

    Correct Answer
    C. FINGIR
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "FINGIR" because it is the translation of the word "PRETEND" in Portuguese. "FINGIR" means to act or behave in a way that is not real or genuine. It is a verb that is commonly used to describe the action of pretending or feigning something. Therefore, "FINGIR" is the most suitable translation for "PRETEND" in this context.

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  • 22. 

    GRIP

    • A.

      GRIPE

    • B.

      AGARRAR FIRME

    • C.

      TOMAR

    Correct Answer
    B. AGARRAR FIRME
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "AGARRAR FIRME" because it is the translation of the word "GRIP" in Spanish. "AGARRAR" means "to grip" or "to grab" and "FIRME" means "firm" or "tight". Therefore, "AGARRAR FIRME" accurately represents the meaning of "GRIP" in Spanish.

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  • 23. 

    INJURY

    • A.

      INJÚRIA

    • B.

      INJUSTO

    • C.

      FERIMENTO

    Correct Answer
    C. FERIMENTO
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "FERIMENTO" because it is the Portuguese word that best corresponds to the English word "INJURY". "INJÚRIA" means "insult" or "offense", "INJUSTO" means "unjust" or "unfair", and "FERIMENTO" means "injury" or "wound". Therefore, "FERIMENTO" is the most appropriate translation for "INJURY" in this context.

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  • 24. 

    EXQUISITE

    • A.

      REFINADO

    • B.

      AFINADO

    • C.

      EXQUISITO

    Correct Answer
    A. REFINADO
    Explanation
    The word "exquisite" means extremely beautiful, delicate, or finely made. The word "refinado" in Spanish also means refined or elegant, which is a synonym for exquisite. "Afinado" means tuned or adjusted, which is not related to the meaning of exquisite. "Exquisito" is the Spanish translation of exquisite, so it is the correct answer.

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  • 25. 

    ARGUMENT

    • A.

      ARGUMENTO

    • B.

      AGITAR

    • C.

      DISCUSSÃO

    Correct Answer
    C. DISCUSSÃO
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "DISCUSSÃO" because it is the only word in the list that directly relates to the topic of the argument. "ARGUMENTO" means argument, but in the sense of a logical reasoning, not a disagreement. "AGITAR" means to shake or stir, which is unrelated to the topic. Therefore, "DISCUSSÃO" is the most appropriate word in this context.

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  • 26. 

    PREJUDICE

    • A.

      PREJUÍZO

    • B.

      PRECONIZAR

    • C.

      PRECONCEITO

    Correct Answer
    C. PRECONCEITO
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "PRECONCEITO". Preconceito is the Portuguese translation of the word "prejudice". It refers to a preconceived opinion or bias against a certain group or individual, usually based on stereotypes or insufficient knowledge. This term is often used to describe discriminatory attitudes or actions towards people of different races, ethnicities, religions, or social backgrounds. Prejudice can have negative impacts on individuals and communities, leading to inequality, discrimination, and social division.

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  • 27. 

    LUNCH

    • A.

      LANCHE

    • B.

      JANTA

    • C.

      ALMOÇO

    Correct Answer
    C. ALMOÇO
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "ALMOÇO" because it is the only word in the given options that means "lunch" in Portuguese. The other words do not have the same meaning and are not related to the concept of a midday meal.

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  • 28. 

    POLICY

    • A.

      POLÍCIA

    • B.

      POLÍTICA (INTERNA DE UMA EMPRESA...)

    • C.

      POSTURA

    Correct Answer
    B. POLÍTICA (INTERNA DE UMA EMPRESA...)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "POLÍTICA (INTERNA DE UMA EMPRESA...)" because the word "POLÍTICA" can have multiple meanings, but in the given context, it refers to the internal policies of a company. The other options "POLICY," "POLÍCIA," and "POSTURA" do not fit the context and do not relate to internal company policies.

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  • 29. 

    HAZARD

    • A.

      AZAR

    • B.

      RISCO

    • C.

      AFAZER

    Correct Answer
    B. RISCO
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "RISCO" because it is the only word that can be formed by rearranging the given letters. The other words "HAZARD", "AZAR", and "AFAZER" cannot be formed using the given letters.

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