Hot Words For The SAT #3

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Hostitly, active oppositon.

    • A.

      Antagonism

    • B.

      Apocryphal

    Correct Answer
    A. Antagonism
    Explanation
    The given words "Hostitly" and "active opposition" suggest a state of conflict or hostility. "Antagonism" is the word that best fits this context as it refers to a strong opposition or hostility between individuals or groups. It accurately captures the meaning of the given words and is the most suitable choice among the options provided.

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  • 2. 

    Direct opposite

    • A.

      Articulate

    • B.

      Antithesis

    Correct Answer
    B. Antithesis
    Explanation
    Antithesis refers to the direct opposite or contrast of something. In this context, it means that the word "antithesis" is the correct answer because it is synonymous with "direct opposite." The word "articulate" does not convey the same meaning and is therefore not the correct answer.

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  • 3. 

    Of doubtful authenticity; counterfeit

    • A.

      Austere

    • B.

      Apocryphal

    Correct Answer
    B. Apocryphal
    Explanation
    The word "apocryphal" means of doubtful authenticity or counterfeit. This suggests that something is not genuine or true. In the given options, "austere" does not fit this definition, but "apocryphal" does. Therefore, "apocryphal" is the correct answer.

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  • 4. 

    Hard to do, stremuous.

    • A.

      Atrophy

    • B.

      Arduous

    Correct Answer
    B. Arduous
    Explanation
    The word "arduous" means difficult or requiring a lot of effort. It is a suitable answer because it matches the description given in the question, which states that something is hard to do and strenuous. "Atrophy" does not fit the given description and does not have the same meaning as "arduous."

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  • 5. 

    Able to put one's thoughts into words easily and clearly (When articulate is used as averb, it means "to speak distinctly")

    • A.

      Articulate

    • B.

      Antagonism

    Correct Answer
    A. Articulate
    Explanation
    The correct answer is articulate because when someone is articulate, they are able to express their thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively. This can be done through speaking or writing. The given explanation states that when articulate is used as a verb, it means "to speak distinctly," which aligns with the idea of being able to put one's thoughts into words easily and clearly.

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  • 6. 

    To cal, or soothe, to satisfy

    • A.

      Augment

    • B.

      Assuage

    Correct Answer
    B. Assuage
    Explanation
    The word "assuage" means to calm, soothe, or satisfy. It can be used to describe the act of relieving or easing someone's pain, worry, or discomfort. In this context, "assuage" is the correct answer because it best fits the meaning of the word provided in the question. "Augment," on the other hand, means to increase or enlarge, which does not align with the given definition.

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  • 7. 

    To waste away

    • A.

      Austere

    • B.

      Atrophy

    Correct Answer
    B. Atrophy
    Explanation
    Atrophy refers to the wasting away or degeneration of a body part or tissue due to lack of use or nourishment. This term can be used to describe the shrinking or weakening of muscles, organs, or other structures in the body. It is often associated with a decline in physical or mental health and can be caused by various factors such as aging, immobility, or diseases. In the context of the given options, "atrophy" best fits the description of wasting away, making it the correct answer.

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  • 8. 

    To increase or enlarge; to become greater in size.

    • A.

      Augment

    • B.

      Assuage

    Correct Answer
    A. Augment
    Explanation
    Augment means to increase or enlarge something, or to become greater in size. It is the correct answer because it accurately describes the action of increasing or enlarging, which matches the given definition.

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  • 9. 

    Stern in manner of appearance; strict in morals

    • A.

      Apocryphal

    • B.

      Austere

    Correct Answer
    B. Austere
    Explanation
    The word "austere" means stern in manner of appearance and strict in morals. It suggests a serious and no-nonsense demeanor, as well as a adherence to strict moral principles. This word accurately describes someone who is serious and strict in their behavior, presenting a stern and uncompromising image. "Apocryphal" means of doubtful authenticity, which is not related to the given definition and therefore not the correct answer.

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  • 10. 

    A person who supports the principle of subjection to authority instead of individual freedom. (This word is also used as an adjective.)

    • A.

      Authoritarian

    • B.

      Atrophy

    Correct Answer
    A. Authoritarian
    Explanation
    An authoritarian is a person who believes in the principle of subjection to authority rather than individual freedom. This word can also be used as an adjective to describe someone or something that promotes or enforces strict obedience to authority.

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