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Assessment on how to figure out word meanings through their use in actual text


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  • 1. 

    Read the following lines from a poem. Our planet turns endlessly in the silence of space, implacably calm while our struggle rages on. Which of the following could replace the word implacably?

    • A.

      Easily

    • B.

      Comfortingly

    • C.

      Impossibly

    • D.

      Usually

    Correct Answer
    C. Impossibly
    Explanation
    The word "implacably" means in a way that cannot be appeased or pacified. It suggests that the planet remains calm and unaffected despite the ongoing struggle. The word "impossibly" can replace "implacably" as it conveys a similar sense of something being unable to be achieved or accomplished, emphasizing the unchanging nature of the planet's calmness.

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  • 2. 

    Read the following lines: On the promise of a better life for her children, she journeys toward a vague horizon. Which word means most nearly the opposite of vague?

    • A.

      Secret

    • B.

      Known

    • C.

      Unspoiled

    • D.

      Brave

    Correct Answer
    B. Known
    Explanation
    The word "vague" means unclear or not clearly defined. The word "known" means familiar or understood. These words have opposite meanings as "known" suggests something that is clear and well-defined, while "vague" suggests something that is unclear or undefined.

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  • 3. 

    Read the following lines: Turning away into the celestial nothingness of space, she steps slowly into the deep unknown. What does the word celestial mean?

    • A.

      Violent

    • B.

      Blissful

    • C.

      Familiar

    • D.

      Heavenly

    Correct Answer
    D. Heavenly
    Explanation
    The word "celestial" in this context refers to something related to the heavens or the sky. It suggests a sense of being divine or heavenly, which aligns with the overall tone of the lines describing the character stepping into the deep unknown.

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  • 4. 

    Read this sentence: It is a term that was coined by the innovative American architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959). What does the word innovative mean?

    • A.

      Groundbreaking

    • B.

      Sophisticated

    • C.

      Respected

    • D.

      Traditional

    Correct Answer
    A. Groundbreaking
    Explanation
    The word "innovative" means groundbreaking, indicating that Frank Lloyd Wright was known for introducing new and original ideas in the field of architecture.

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  • 5. 

    Read this sentence: In this context, the word "organic" refers to being an integral element of a whole or to having the characteristics of an organism. Which word means the opposite of integral?

    • A.

      Elusive

    • B.

      Dependent

    • C.

      Unnatural

    • D.

      Unnecessary

    Correct Answer
    D. Unnecessary
    Explanation
    The word "integral" means being an essential or necessary part of a whole. Therefore, the opposite of integral would be "unnecessary," which means not needed or not essential.

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  • 6. 

    Read this sentence: Wright's mentor, Louis Sullivan (1856-1924) held the modern belief that in architecture, "form follows function," but Wright carried that idea still further with his conviction that "form and function are one." What does the word conviction mean?

    • A.

      Illusion

    • B.

      Casual opinion

    • C.

      Demand

    • D.

      Strong belief

    Correct Answer
    D. Strong belief
    Explanation
    The word "conviction" means a strong belief. In the given context, it refers to Wright's strong belief that "form and function are one" in architecture, going beyond Sullivan's belief that "form follows function".

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