GST 101 - Use Of English Lang. & Comm. Skills

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  • 1. 

    Listening is useless if there is no ................

    • A.

      Focus

    • B.

      Comprehension

    • C.

      Attention

    • D.

      Interaction

    Correct Answer
    B. Comprehension
    Explanation
    Listening is the act of paying attention and understanding what is being said. Without comprehension, listening becomes meaningless as it is essential to understand the message being conveyed. Comprehension involves interpreting and making sense of the information received, allowing for meaningful communication. Therefore, comprehension is crucial for effective listening.

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  • 2. 

    The following are factors affecting comprehension, except

    • A.

      Not being familiar with the topic

    • B.

      Lack of concentration

    • C.

      Limited language and vocabulary of the subject matter

    • D.

      Note-jotting

    Correct Answer
    D. Note-jotting
    Explanation
    Note-jotting is not a factor affecting comprehension. Note-jotting, in fact, can enhance comprehension by helping individuals organize and retain information. It allows for active engagement with the material and aids in the process of summarizing and synthesizing key points. Therefore, note-jotting should not be considered as a factor that hinders comprehension.

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  • 3. 

    ................. is taking notes from lectures or speeches

    • A.

      Note-making

    • B.

      Note-writing

    • C.

      Note-taking

    • D.

      Note-jotting

    Correct Answer
    C. Note-taking
    Explanation
    Note-taking refers to the practice of recording important information or key points from lectures or speeches. It involves actively listening, summarizing, and organizing the information in a concise and structured manner. Note-writing and note-jotting are not commonly used terms for this activity. Therefore, note-taking is the most appropriate answer.

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  • 4. 

    ....................... is the activity done during study time

    • A.

      Note-making

    • B.

      Note-writing

    • C.

      Note-taking

    • D.

      Note-jotting

    Correct Answer
    A. Note-making
    Explanation
    Note-making is the activity done during study time. It involves the process of summarizing and condensing information from various sources, such as textbooks or lectures, into concise and organized notes. Note-making helps students to better understand and retain the material, as well as to review and revise it more effectively. It also allows for the identification of key points and important concepts, making it a valuable study tool.

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  • 5. 

    When reading a book in the library, what do you do?

    • A.

      Note-making

    • B.

      Note-taking

    • C.

      Note-writing

    • D.

      Note-jotting

    Correct Answer
    A. Note-making
    Explanation
    When reading a book in the library, it is common practice to make notes. Note-making refers to the process of summarizing and recording important information from the book for future reference or study purposes. This involves highlighting key points, jotting down important ideas, and writing brief summaries or reflections. Note-taking, note-writing, and note-jotting are all similar terms that can be used interchangeably with note-making in this context.

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  • 6. 

    When listening to a documentary, what do you do?

    • A.

      Note-jotting

    • B.

      Note-writing

    • C.

      Note-taking

    • D.

      Note-making

    Correct Answer
    C. Note-taking
    Explanation
    When listening to a documentary, note-taking is the process of writing down important points, key information, or any significant details that are mentioned. It involves actively listening, comprehending the content, and summarizing it in written form. Note-taking helps in retaining and organizing the information for future reference or to use it for further research or study purposes.

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  • 7. 

    When in a crucial meeting, what do you do?

    • A.

      Note-making

    • B.

      Note-taking

    • C.

      Note-writing

    • D.

      Note-jotting

    Correct Answer
    B. Note-taking
    Explanation
    In a crucial meeting, taking notes is the most appropriate action to ensure that important information and key points are recorded accurately. Note-taking allows you to actively listen, organize your thoughts, and retain information for future reference. It helps in capturing essential details, summarizing discussions, and identifying action items or follow-ups. By taking notes, you can stay focused, engage with the content, and effectively contribute to the meeting's objectives.

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  • 8. 

    Any situation  that  suggests  reading  in  all  the situations requires ...........

    • A.

      Note-jotting

    • B.

      Note-writing

    • C.

      Note-making

    • D.

      Note-taking

    Correct Answer
    C. Note-making
    Explanation
    In any situation that suggests reading, note-making is required. Note-making involves actively summarizing and organizing information while reading, which helps in better understanding and retention of the material. It allows the reader to pick out key points, make connections, and create a concise record of the important information. Note-writing and note-taking can also be helpful, but note-making specifically focuses on creating a personalized and effective set of notes during the reading process.

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  • 9. 

    Any situation that suggests listening to an audio/documentary or related requires

    • A.

      Note-jotting

    • B.

      Note-writing

    • C.

      Note-making

    • D.

      Note-taking

    Correct Answer
    D. Note-taking
    Explanation
    In situations that involve listening to an audio/documentary or anything related, it is important to engage in note-taking. This is because note-taking helps in capturing key points, important details, and any relevant information that may be mentioned. It allows the listener to actively process and retain the information being presented, making it easier to review and remember later on. Note-taking also helps in organizing thoughts and ideas, making it a valuable tool for effective learning and comprehension.

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  • 10. 

    The following are steps on how to take note during reading

    • A.

      Understanding and writing points

    • B.

      Summarizing the main points

    • C.

      Using abbreviations

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above" because all of the mentioned steps (understanding and writing points, summarizing the main points, and using abbreviations) are effective ways to take notes during reading. Understanding and writing points helps in comprehending the material and capturing important information. Summarizing the main points condenses the content into key ideas. Using abbreviations allows for quicker note-taking and helps in organizing the information. Therefore, all of these steps are valuable in note-taking during reading.

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  • 11. 

    Huge data collected  across  period  of  time  are  also stored in form of

    • A.

      Data collection

    • B.

      Data bank

    • C.

      Data Time

    • D.

      Data Money

    Correct Answer
    B. Data bank
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Data bank". This is because the question is asking about the storage of huge data collected over a period of time, and a data bank is a term commonly used to refer to a large collection of data that is organized and stored for future use.

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  • 12. 

    Data can also be stored in form of.........

    • A.

      Scores

    • B.

      Figures

    • C.

      Figures or scores

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    The question asks about the different forms in which data can be stored, and the options provided are "scores", "figures", "figures or scores", and "None of the above". However, "scores" and "figures" are specific types of data representation, and "figures or scores" is a combination of the two. Therefore, the correct answer is "None of the above" as it indicates that there are other forms in which data can be stored apart from the options provided.

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  • 13. 

    ............. is the representations of information in form of drawings, paintings, sketches or other  forms of illustrations

    • A.

      Illustrations

    • B.

      Drawings

    • C.

      Figures

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Figures
    Explanation
    Figures is the correct answer because it encompasses all forms of visual representations, including drawings, paintings, sketches, and other illustrations. This term is used to describe any visual depiction of information, making it the most comprehensive option among the given choices.

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  • 14. 

    One of the high-order skills you need to perform creditably well while listening to a talk, a speech or  a lecture is

    • A.

      Ability of interpreting the speaker's viewpoints

    • B.

      Ability of focusing on the speaker's explanation

    • C.

      Skills of paying attention on the speaker's major point

    • D.

      Skills of summarising every point the speaker alter

    Correct Answer
    A. Ability of interpreting the speaker's viewpoints
    Explanation
    The ability to interpret the speaker's viewpoints is a high-order skill needed to perform well while listening to a talk, speech, or lecture. This skill involves understanding and analyzing the speaker's perspective, opinions, and ideas. It requires the listener to go beyond just hearing the words and to actively engage in deciphering the speaker's intended meaning and message. By interpreting the speaker's viewpoints, the listener can gain a deeper understanding of the subject matter and effectively engage in critical thinking and analysis.

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  • 15. 

    Critical analysis involves looking at the............. and ............ of what is heard

    • A.

      The head, leg

    • B.

      Merit, demerit

    • C.

      Addvantage, disadvantagge

    • D.

      Explanation, viewpoint

    Correct Answer
    B. Merit, demerit
    Explanation
    Critical analysis involves looking at the merit and demerit of what is heard. This means that when analyzing something critically, one must evaluate both the positive and negative aspects or strengths and weaknesses of the information or argument being presented. By considering both the merit (the value or worth) and demerit (the flaws or disadvantages), one can form a more balanced and informed viewpoint or explanation.

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  • 16. 

    Listening-comprehension has been seen in this course GST 101 as an interactive process involving the interpretative, and the.............. of the listener

    • A.

      Critical mind

    • B.

      Effectiveness

    • C.

      Gravity

    • D.

      Weight

    Correct Answer
    A. Critical mind
    Explanation
    In the course GST 101, listening-comprehension is viewed as an interactive process that requires the involvement of the listener's critical mind. This means that the listener needs to actively analyze and interpret the information being presented in order to fully comprehend it. The critical mind allows the listener to evaluate the validity and reliability of the information, as well as make connections and draw conclusions. By engaging their critical mind, listeners can enhance their understanding and make informed judgments about the content they are listening to.

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  • 17. 

    Your reading speed will vary according to the...........of reading

    • A.

      Effectiveness

    • B.

      Gravity

    • C.

      Weight

    • D.

      Purpose

    Correct Answer
    D. Purpose
    Explanation
    The reading speed of an individual will vary based on the purpose of their reading. Different purposes require different reading speeds. For example, when reading for leisure or enjoyment, one may read at a slower pace to fully immerse themselves in the story. On the other hand, when reading for information or studying, a faster reading speed may be necessary to cover more material in a shorter amount of time. Therefore, the purpose of reading directly influences the speed at which one reads.

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  • 18. 

    You can control your reading speed according to the purpose of reading, .............. and the kind of reading activities you are performing

    • A.

      Type of Encyclopaedia

    • B.

      Type of novel

    • C.

      Type of book

    • D.

      Type of reading materials

    Correct Answer
    D. Type of reading materials
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "type of reading materials." This is because the reading speed can vary depending on the type of reading materials one is engaging with. For example, if someone is reading a novel for leisure, they might read at a slower pace to savor the story. On the other hand, if someone is reading a textbook for studying, they might read at a faster pace to cover more material in a shorter amount of time. Therefore, the type of reading materials influences the control of reading speed.

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  • 19. 

    The two related reading activities that are discussed in this course are 

    • A.

      Skemming and scanning

    • B.

      Scamming and scanning

    • C.

      Skimming and scamming

    • D.

      Skimming and scanning

    Correct Answer
    D. Skimming and scanning
    Explanation
    Skimming and scanning are two related reading activities that are discussed in this course. Skimming refers to quickly glancing over a text to get a general idea of its content, while scanning involves searching for specific information by quickly looking through the text. These techniques are useful for quickly gathering information and understanding the main points of a text without reading every word.

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  • 20. 

    The fastest reading speed is called 

    • A.

      Sckimming

    • B.

      Scanning

    • C.

      Skimming

    • D.

      Skimming and scanning

    Correct Answer
    C. Skimming
    Explanation
    Skimming is the correct answer because it refers to the fastest reading speed. Skimming involves quickly glancing through a text to get a general idea of the content, focusing on headings, subheadings, and the first and last sentences of paragraphs. This technique is used to quickly identify key information without reading every word. Scanning, on the other hand, is a different reading technique that involves searching for specific information or keywords in a text.

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  • 21. 

    .........is screening the passage very rapidly to locate important information within a large chunk  of reading materials

    • A.

      Sckimming

    • B.

      Scanning

    • C.

      Skimming

    • D.

      Skimming and scanning

    Correct Answer
    B. Scanning
    Explanation
    Scanning is the process of quickly searching through a large amount of text to locate specific information. It involves moving the eyes rapidly across the page, looking for keywords, phrases, or specific details. Unlike skimming, which involves reading selectively to get a general idea of the content, scanning is specifically used to find particular information within a passage. Therefore, the correct answer is scanning.

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  • 22. 

    In................., the eyes are not necessarily moving from left to right. They may move  left and right, top to bottom, across the pages.

    • A.

      Sckimming

    • B.

      Scanning

    • C.

      Skimming

    • D.

      Skimming and scanning

    Correct Answer
    B. Scanning
    Explanation
    The correct answer is scanning. Scanning refers to the process of quickly looking through a text or document to find specific information or get a general idea of its content. Unlike skimming, where the eyes move rapidly from left to right, scanning involves moving the eyes in various directions such as left and right, top to bottom, or across the pages to locate the desired information.

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  • 23. 

    You ............. in order to locate dates in a bulletin but .........to determine whether  or  not  the  article  favours  our  political  party

    • A.

      Scan, scan

    • B.

      Skim, scan

    • C.

      Scan, skim

    • D.

      Skim, skim

    Correct Answer
    C. Scan, skim
    Explanation
    To locate dates in a bulletin, you would scan the text quickly to find the specific information you are looking for. However, to determine whether or not the article favors our political party, you would skim the article, quickly reading over it to get a general sense of the content and main points without diving into the details. Therefore, the correct answer is "scan, skim".

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  • 24. 

    ............ is a generic term given to the tasks, the steps, the people and tools involved in each step of a business process

    • A.

      Workflow

    • B.

      Dataflow

    • C.

      Openware

    • D.

      Shareflow

    Correct Answer
    A. Workflow
    Explanation
    Workflow is the correct answer because it is a generic term that encompasses all the tasks, steps, people, and tools involved in each step of a business process. It refers to the systematic and organized flow of work within an organization, ensuring that tasks are completed efficiently and in a specific order. Workflow management involves analyzing, designing, implementing, and monitoring these processes to improve productivity and effectiveness.

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  • 25. 

    The benefits of using ............... will be better understood with a basic knowledge of the its various functionalities

    • A.

      Locus Operandi

    • B.

      Lotus operandi

    • C.

      Lotus Notes

    • D.

      Locus Notes

    Correct Answer
    C. Lotus Notes
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Lotus Notes. The benefits of using Lotus Notes will be better understood with a basic knowledge of its various functionalities.

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  • 26. 

    As average speed is for easier texts and reading materials, so is ............ for fast reading

    • A.

      Skimming and scanning

    • B.

      Slow speed rate

    • C.

      Average speed rate

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Skimming and scanning
    Explanation
    Skimming and scanning are techniques used for fast reading. Skimming involves quickly glancing over a text to get a general idea of its content, while scanning involves searching for specific information by quickly running one's eyes over the text. Both techniques are used to quickly gather information from a text without reading every word. Therefore, the correct answer is skimming and scanning.

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  • 27. 

    For you to read at an average speed. You must be reading at ...... words per minutes

    • A.

      30-500

    • B.

      300

    • C.

      980

    • D.

      30-50

    Correct Answer
    A. 30-500
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 30-500 because reading at an average speed means reading within a range of words per minute. The range of 30-500 includes both slower and faster reading speeds, so if you are reading within this range, you can be considered to be reading at an average speed.

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  • 28. 

    Always remember that the primary goal of all reading activities, no matter the reading speed, is to  

    • A.

      Be focused

    • B.

      Comprehend

    • C.

      Carried along

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Comprehend
    Explanation
    The primary goal of all reading activities is to comprehend. This means understanding and making sense of the information being read. It involves grasping the main ideas, understanding the details, and making connections between different pieces of information. Without comprehension, reading becomes a meaningless activity. Focusing and being carried along are important aspects of reading, but they are not the primary goal. Therefore, the correct answer is comprehend.

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  • 29. 

    Reading at the ........... is needed when you want to locate any information quickly or gain general impression of the reading material

    • A.

      Fastest speed

    • B.

      Slowest speed

    • C.

      Average speed

    • D.

      Scanning and skimming speed

    Correct Answer
    A. Fastest speed
    Explanation
    When you want to locate information quickly or get a general impression of the reading material, reading at the fastest speed is necessary. This is because reading at a fast pace allows you to scan through the text efficiently, quickly identifying keywords, main ideas, and important details. By reading quickly, you can cover more content in a shorter amount of time, enabling you to find the information you need or get a general understanding of the material without getting bogged down in every detail.

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  • 30. 

    Reading at the ........... is needed when you are reading in a study type manner

    • A.

      Fastest speed

    • B.

      Slowest speed

    • C.

      Average speed

    • D.

      Scanning and skimming speed

    Correct Answer
    B. Slowest speed
    Explanation
    When reading in a study type manner, it is necessary to read at the slowest speed. This is because studying involves comprehending and understanding the material thoroughly, which requires reading at a slower pace to fully grasp the content. Reading too quickly may result in missing important details or not fully understanding the information being presented. Therefore, reading at the slowest speed allows for better retention and comprehension of the material.

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  • 31. 

    For a poor reader to achieve a comprehension  rate of 80 - 90%, the study speed will be as low as ......words per minute

    • A.

      60 - 125

    • B.

      30-500

    • C.

      30-50

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. 60 - 125
    Explanation
    A poor reader who achieves a comprehension rate of 80-90% will have a slower study speed compared to an average reader. The study speed will be as low as 60-125 words per minute. This means that the poor reader needs more time to read and understand the same amount of information compared to an average reader.

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  • 32. 

    To increase your vocabulary power suggests a lot of efforts on your own part. You need to read ................... and .....................

    • A.

      Intrinsicly and extrinsicly

    • B.

      Intensively and extensively

    • C.

      Internally and externally

    • D.

      Privately and publicly

    Correct Answer
    B. Intensively and extensively
    Explanation
    To increase your vocabulary power, it is necessary to put in a lot of effort on your own part. This includes reading intensively and extensively. Reading intensively means reading deeply and closely, focusing on understanding the meaning and nuances of the text. Reading extensively refers to reading widely and extensively, covering a wide range of topics and genres. By combining both intensive and extensive reading, you can expand your vocabulary and improve your language skills effectively.

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  • 33. 

    What is another word for (acuity) as used in: The man was sure of his acuity

    • A.

      Keeness

    • B.

      Bitterness

    • C.

      Dishonesty

    • D.

      Skillfulness

    Correct Answer
    A. Keeness
    Explanation
    The word "acuity" refers to someone's sharpness or keenness in perception or understanding. In the given sentence, "The man was sure of his acuity," it implies that the man was confident in his ability to perceive or understand things accurately. Therefore, the word that is synonymous with "acuity" in this context is "keenness," which also denotes a sharpness or quickness in perception or understanding.

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  • 34. 

    What is another word for (fritter) as used in: He calls the boy a mere fritter

    • A.

      Shatter

    • B.

      Waste bag

    • C.

      Foolish talker

    • D.

      Bungle

    Correct Answer
    B. Waste bag
    Explanation
    In this context, the word "fritter" is being used to describe someone as a "mere fritter." The term "waste bag" is a suitable synonym for "fritter" because it implies someone who is wasteful, frivolous, or of little value. It suggests that the person being referred to is not productive or useful, similar to how a waste bag is used to dispose of useless or unwanted items.

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  • 35. 

    What is another word for (preposterous) as used in: In this day and age, all talk of a defensive nuclear war is preposterous since nobody is going to survive it

    • A.

      Unreasonable

    • B.

      Realistic

    • C.

      Wasteful

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Unreasonable
    Explanation
    The word (preposterous) means something that is absurd, ridiculous, or completely unreasonable. In the given sentence, it is used to convey that the idea of a defensive nuclear war is completely unreasonable in today's world because no one would be able to survive it. Therefore, the correct answer is "unreasonable".

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  • 36. 

    What is another word for (provocative) as used in: Politicians are often cautioned to avoid making provocative statements

    • A.

      Talkative

    • B.

      Inciting

    • C.

      Contradictory

    • D.

      Persuasive

    Correct Answer
    B. Inciting
    Explanation
    The word "provocative" in this context means something that is likely to provoke or incite a reaction. Therefore, the word "inciting" is the best synonym for "provocative" in this sentence.

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  • 37. 

    What is another word for (procrastinates) as used in: Mr. Albert invariably turns in good assignments but he procrastinates a lot.

    • A.

      Delays

    • B.

      Tells lies

    • C.

      Argues

    • D.

      Tries to persuade

    Correct Answer
    A. Delays
    Explanation
    The word "procrastinates" in this context means to delay or put off doing something. It implies that Mr. Albert tends to postpone or postpone his tasks instead of doing them promptly. Therefore, the correct answer is "delays."

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  • 38. 

    What is another word for (loquacious) as used in: Danladi is a rather loquacious fellow

    • A.

      Smooth and pleasant

    • B.

      Good at languages

    • C.

      Talkative

    • D.

      Uninspiring

    Correct Answer
    B. Good at languages
    Explanation
    The word "loquacious" means talkative, someone who talks a lot. The phrase "good at languages" is a synonym for talkative because being good at languages often implies being able to communicate effectively and express oneself through speech. Therefore, "good at languages" can be used as another word for "loquacious".

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  • 39. 

    What is another word for (recrimination) as used in: The argument ended in recrimination

    • A.

      Diversion

    • B.

      Re-dedication

    • C.

      Mishandling

    • D.

      Counter-charge

    Correct Answer
    D. Counter-charge
    Explanation
    In the context of an argument, "recrimination" specifically refers to mutual accusations between parties involved in a dispute. This term captures the essence of a situation where each party blames the other, escalating the conflict. The best synonym for "recrimination" as used in the given context is "counter-charge." This term directly implies making a retaliatory accusation in response to one received, which aligns closely with the scenario where an argument spirals into a series of mutual accusations. The use of "counter-charge" perfectly captures the dynamics of an escalating verbal exchange where accusations are exchanged back and forth.

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  • 40. 

    What is another word for (hazardous) as used in: Investment in uranium exploitation can be hazardous

    • A.

      Doubtful

    • B.

      Handy

    • C.

      Unprotected

    • D.

      Risky

    Correct Answer
    D. Risky
    Explanation
    In the context of "Investment in uranium exploitation can be hazardous," the word "hazardous" implies that such investments come with potential dangers or threats, particularly of loss or harm. The word "risky" aligns closely with this meaning, as it also conveys the idea of involving possible danger or failure.

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