English Quiz - 1 (Vocab)

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  • 1. 

    Choose the word closest in meaning to Propensity

    • A.

      Inclination

    • B.

      Direction

    • C.

      Ability

    • D.

      Dislike

    Correct Answer
    A. Inclination
    Explanation
    Propensity refers to a natural tendency or inclination towards a particular behavior or characteristic. Inclination, which is the closest in meaning to propensity, also refers to a natural tendency or preference towards something. Therefore, inclination is the correct answer as it best captures the meaning of propensity.

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  • 2. 

    Choose the word closest in meaning to Renaissance

    • A.

      Destruction

    • B.

      Renewal

    • C.

      Referral

    • D.

      Artisitic

    Correct Answer
    B. Renewal
    Explanation
    The word closest in meaning to Renaissance is "Renewal". Renaissance refers to a period of cultural and artistic revival in Europe during the 14th to 17th centuries. It was characterized by a renewed interest in classical learning, literature, and the arts. The term "Renewal" also implies a process of revitalization or rebirth, which aligns with the spirit of the Renaissance period. Therefore, "Renewal" is the most appropriate word choice among the given options.

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  • 3. 

    Choose the word closest in meaning to Anachronism

    • A.

      Awe-Inducing

    • B.

      Border

    • C.

      Futuristic

    • D.

      Misplaced in Time

    Correct Answer
    D. Misplaced in Time
    Explanation
    Anachronism refers to something that is out of its proper chronological time period. It implies that it does not belong to the time or era in which it is found. The word "Misplaced in Time" accurately captures this meaning, suggesting that something is in the wrong time period or is out of sync with its surroundings in terms of time.

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  • 4. 

    Choose the word closest in meaning to Cataclysm

    • A.

      Amazing

    • B.

      Saddening

    • C.

      Upheaval

    • D.

      Funny Event

    Correct Answer
    C. Upheaval
    Explanation
    The word "cataclysm" refers to a violent and sudden event that causes great upheaval or destruction. The closest word in meaning to "cataclysm" is "upheaval", which also implies a significant and disruptive change or disturbance. "Amazing" means impressive or awe-inspiring, "saddening" means causing sadness or grief, and "funny event" refers to something humorous or amusing.

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  • 5. 

    Choose the word closest in meaning to Recalcitrant

    • A.

      Uncooperative

    • B.

      Prone to Retreat

    • C.

      Afraid

    • D.

      Full of Regret

    Correct Answer
    A. Uncooperative
    Explanation
    The word "recalcitrant" refers to someone who is uncooperative or stubbornly resistant to authority or control. This person is unwilling to comply or follow instructions. Therefore, the word "uncooperative" is the closest in meaning to "recalcitrant."

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  • 6. 

    Choose the word closest in meaning to Underwrite

    • A.

      Reduce

    • B.

      Insure

    • C.

      Sign Below

    • D.

      Bring into Force

    Correct Answer
    B. Insure
    Explanation
    The word closest in meaning to "underwrite" is "insure." Underwriting refers to the process of providing financial protection or guarantee against potential losses or damages. Similarly, the term "insure" also involves the act of providing insurance coverage or protection against risks. Therefore, "insure" is the most appropriate choice among the given options.

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  • 7. 

    Choose the word closest in meaning to Vehemently

    • A.

      Powerfully

    • B.

      Quirkily

    • C.

      Apathetically

    • D.

      Remorsefully

    Correct Answer
    A. Powerfully
    Explanation
    Vehemently means to do something with intense force, passion, or conviction. Powerfully is the word that closely aligns with this meaning. It implies strength, force, and intensity, which are all synonymous with the concept of vehemently. Quirkily, apathetically, and remorsefully do not convey the same level of intensity or conviction as vehemently.

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  • 8. 

    Choose the word closest in meaning to Indict

    • A.

      Acquit

    • B.

      Parole

    • C.

      Convict

    • D.

      Accuse

    Correct Answer
    D. Accuse
    Explanation
    The word "indict" means to formally accuse someone of a crime. Therefore, the word closest in meaning to "indict" is "accuse".

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  • 9. 

    Choose the word closest in meaning to Fecund

    • A.

      Stale

    • B.

      Foul-Smelling

    • C.

      Fertile

    • D.

      Unattractive

    Correct Answer
    C. Fertile
    Explanation
    The word "fecund" means capable of producing offspring or new growth, and is often used to describe something that is highly fertile or productive. Therefore, the word closest in meaning to "fecund" is "fertile".

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  • 10. 

    Choose the word closest in meaning to Absurd

    • A.

      Sensible

    • B.

      Commonplace

    • C.

      Ludicrous

    • D.

      Unfair

    Correct Answer
    C. Ludicrous
    Explanation
    The word "absurd" refers to something that is illogical, ridiculous, or foolish. The word "ludicrous" also means something that is ridiculous or absurd. Therefore, "ludicrous" is the word closest in meaning to "absurd" among the given options.

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