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  • 1. 

    Account

    • A.

      Make; build; put together items or arguments

    • B.

      Relate cause and effect; make the relationships between things evident; provide why and/or how

    • C.

      Account for: state reasons for, report on. Give an account of: narrate a series of events or transactions.

    • D.

      Draw meaning from

    Correct Answer
    C. Account for: state reasons for, report on. Give an account of: narrate a series of events or transactions.
    Explanation
    The word "account" has multiple meanings and uses. In this context, it refers to the act of stating reasons for or reporting on something. It can also mean narrating a series of events or transactions. The word "account" is used to describe the action of providing an explanation or a detailed report about something. It can also imply drawing meaning from a situation or analyzing the cause and effect relationships between things.

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  • 2. 

    Make a judgement about the value of

    • A.

      Appreciate

    • B.

      Construct

    • C.

      Define

    • D.

      Critically (analyse/evaluate)

    Correct Answer
    A. Appreciate
    Explanation
    Appreciate means to recognize the value or significance of something. In this context, the question is asking for a judgement about the value of the given words. Out of the options provided, "Appreciate" is the most suitable word as it implies recognizing and acknowledging the worth or importance of something. The other options, such as "Construct" and "Define," do not convey the same meaning of evaluating or recognizing value. Therefore, "Appreciate" is the correct answer.

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  • 3. 

    Identify components and the relationship between them; draw out and relate implications   

    • A.

      Synthesise

    • B.

      Investigate

    • C.

      Analyse

    • D.

      Extrapolate

    Correct Answer
    C. Analyse
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Analyse". Analyse refers to the process of examining something in detail, breaking it down into its components, and understanding the relationship between them. By analysing, one is able to draw out implications and make connections between different parts. This involves critically thinking about the information and extracting meaning from it.

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  • 4. 

    Use, utilise, employ in a particular situation

    • A.

      Demonstrate

    • B.

      Recommend

    • C.

      Recall

    • D.

      Apply

    Correct Answer
    D. Apply
    Explanation
    The word "apply" means to use, utilise or employ something in a particular situation. It suggests the action of putting something into practice or implementing it. In the given options, "demonstrate" means to show or prove something, "recommend" means to suggest or endorse something, and "recall" means to remember or bring back to mind. None of these options convey the meaning of using or employing something in a particular situation, making "apply" the correct answer.

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  • 5. 

    Assess

    • A.

      Make; build; put together items or arguments

    • B.

      Make a judgement of value, quality, outcomes, results or size

    • C.

      State meaning and identify essential qualities

    • D.

      Inquire into

    Correct Answer
    B. Make a judgement of value, quality, outcomes, results or size
    Explanation
    The word "assess" means to make a judgement of value, quality, outcomes, results, or size. It involves evaluating something and determining its worth or significance based on certain criteria. This could involve analyzing the quality of a product, determining the success of a project, or evaluating the size of something. Assessing requires a careful examination and consideration of various factors in order to form an informed judgement.

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  • 6. 

    Ascertain/determine from given facts, figures or information   

    • A.

      Calculate

    • B.

      Define

    • C.

      Demonstrate

    • D.

      Recall

    Correct Answer
    A. Calculate
    Explanation
    The word "calculate" means to find the numerical value or solution through mathematical operations. In the context of the question, it suggests that the task is to perform mathematical calculations based on the given facts, figures, or information. This word implies that the answer requires a quantitative analysis rather than a qualitative interpretation.

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  • 7. 

    Clarify

    • A.

      Draw conclusions

    • B.

      Make a judgement based on criteria; determine the value of

    • C.

      Make clear or plain

    • D.

      Relate cause and effect; make the relationships between things evident; provide why and/or how

    Correct Answer
    C. Make clear or plain
    Explanation
    The answer "Make clear or plain" is the best fit because it aligns with the definition of "clarify". Clarifying something means making it clear or plain, ensuring that it is easily understood. The other options do not accurately capture the meaning of "clarify".

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  • 8. 

    Arrange or include in classes/categories

    • A.

      Classify

    • B.

      Describe

    • C.

      Identify

    • D.

      Synthesise

    Correct Answer
    A. Classify
    Explanation
    The word "classify" means to arrange or include in classes/categories. It involves organizing or categorizing items based on their similarities or shared characteristics. In this context, the correct answer suggests that the task is to arrange or include items into different classes or categories. The other options, such as "describe," "identify," and "synthesize," do not convey the same meaning as "classify" and are therefore not the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    Compare

    • A.

      Show how things are similar or different

    • B.

      State meaning and identify essential qualities

    • C.

      Make a judgement based on criteria; determine the value of

    • D.

      Identify issues and provide points for and/or against

    Correct Answer
    A. Show how things are similar or different
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Show how things are similar or different." This explanation suggests that when we compare things, we are examining their similarities and differences. This could involve analyzing various aspects or characteristics of the things being compared to highlight their similarities or differences. The purpose of comparison is to provide a clear understanding of the similarities and differences between the objects or concepts being compared.

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  • 10. 

    Make; build; put together items or arguments   

    • A.

      Define

    • B.

      Distinguish

    • C.

      Outline

    • D.

      Construct

    Correct Answer
    D. Construct
    Explanation
    Construct means to make, build, or put together items or arguments. It involves the process of creating or forming something by combining different elements or components. In the context of the question, construct refers to the act of assembling or creating items or arguments.

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  • 11. 

    Critically  (analyse/evaluate)

    • A.

      Add a degree or level of accuracy depth, knowledge and understanding, logic, questioning, reflection and quality to (analyse/evaluate)

    • B.

      State meaning and identify essential qualities

    • C.

      Recognise or note/indicate as being distinct or different from; to note differences between

    • D.

      Plan, inquire into and draw conclusions about

    Correct Answer
    A. Add a degree or level of accuracy depth, knowledge and understanding, logic, questioning, reflection and quality to (analyse/evaluate)
  • 12. 

    Deduce

    • A.

      Draw conclusions

    • B.

      Add a degree or level of accuracy depth, knowledge and understanding, logic, questioning, reflection and quality to (analyse/evaluate)

    • C.

      Choose relevant and/or appropriate details

    • D.

      Recognise and name

    Correct Answer
    A. Draw conclusions
    Explanation
    The answer "Draw conclusions" is the best fit because the word "deduce" means to reach a conclusion or inference based on evidence or reasoning. When we deduce something, we are using our knowledge, understanding, and logical thinking to come to a conclusion. Therefore, "Draw conclusions" accurately captures the meaning of "deduce" in the context of the given options.

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  • 13. 

    State meaning and identify essential qualities

    • A.

      Extrapolate

    • B.

      Clarify

    • C.

      Define

    • D.

      Critically (analyse/evaluate)

    Correct Answer
    C. Define
    Explanation
    The word "define" means to provide a clear and precise explanation or definition of something. In order to define something, one needs to clearly state its meaning and identify its essential qualities. This involves providing a concise and accurate description that helps to establish a clear understanding of the concept or object being defined.

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  • 14. 

    Show by example

    • A.

      Explain

    • B.

      Propose

    • C.

      Recommend

    • D.

      Demonstrate

    Correct Answer
    D. Demonstrate
    Explanation
    The word "demonstrate" means to show or prove something through examples or evidence. In this context, it suggests that the person is being asked to provide visual or practical evidence to support their point or argument. It implies that the person should provide clear examples or illustrations to make their explanation or proposal more convincing.

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  • 15. 

    Describe

    • A.

      Relate cause and effect; make the relationships between things evident; provide why and/or how

    • B.

      Sketch in general terms; indicate the main features of

    • C.

      Provide characteristics and features

    • D.

      Express, concisely, the relevant details

    Correct Answer
    C. Provide characteristics and features
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Provide characteristics and features". This answer suggests that the task is to describe or provide details about something by highlighting its characteristics and features. It involves explaining the qualities or attributes of the subject and presenting information that helps to understand it better. This could include discussing its properties, traits, or distinguishing features.

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  • 16. 

    Identify issues and provide points for and/or against

    • A.

      Investigate

    • B.

      Explain

    • C.

      Discuss

    • D.

      Interpret

    Correct Answer
    C. Discuss
    Explanation
    The word "Discuss" suggests that the task requires a thorough examination and analysis of a given topic. It implies that the individual should present arguments, provide different perspectives, and engage in a conversation or debate about the subject matter. This response indicates that the person is expected to explore the topic in detail, present various points of view, and critically evaluate the arguments. The task may involve examining both the positives and negatives, comparing different viewpoints, and providing a balanced analysis of the topic.

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  • 17. 

    Recognise or note/indicate as being distinct or different from; to note differences betwee

    • A.

      Distinguish

    • B.

      Investigate

    • C.

      Summarise

    • D.

      Synthesise

    Correct Answer
    A. Distinguish
    Explanation
    The word "distinguish" means to recognize or note as being distinct or different from something else. It involves noting the differences between two or more things. In this context, "distinguish" is the correct answer as it best fits the given definition. "Investigate" means to examine or inquire into something, "summarize" means to give a brief overview or condense information, and "synthesize" means to combine or integrate different elements into a coherent whole. These options do not align with the definition provided.

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  • 18. 

    Evaluate

    • A.

      Plan, inquire into and draw conclusions about

    • B.

      Make a judgement based on criteria; determine the value of

    • C.

      Recognise or note/indicate as being distinct or different from; to note differences between

    • D.

      Add a degree or level of accuracy depth, knowledge and understanding, logic, questioning, reflection and quality to (analyse/evaluate)

    Correct Answer
    B. Make a judgement based on criteria; determine the value of
    Explanation
    Evaluate means to make a judgement based on criteria and determine the value of something. It involves assessing the strengths and weaknesses, advantages and disadvantages, or the overall quality or worth of something. When evaluating, one considers various factors and uses a set of standards or criteria to come to a conclusion or make a decision. It is a process of analyzing and assessing information to form an opinion or make a judgement.

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  • 19. 

    Examine 

    • A.

      Inquire into

    • B.

      Relate cause and effect; make the relationships between things evident; provide why and/or how

    • C.

      Make clear or plain

    • D.

      State meaning and identify essential qualities

    Correct Answer
    A. Inquire into
    Explanation
    The phrase "inquire into" means to investigate or examine something in order to gain more information or understanding. It involves asking questions, gathering evidence, and exploring different aspects or perspectives. This process helps to uncover details, identify patterns, and make connections between different elements. By inquiring into a topic, one can delve deeper into its causes, effects, and underlying principles. It is a way of seeking clarity and uncovering essential qualities or meanings.

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  • 20. 

    Relate cause and effect; make the relationships between things evident; provide why and/or how

    • A.

      Explain

    • B.

      Extract

    • C.

      Extrapolate

    • D.

      Examine

    Correct Answer
    A. Explain
    Explanation
    The word "explain" means to provide a detailed account or clarification of something. In this context, it suggests that the person should provide a clear and thorough explanation of a concept or topic. This could involve breaking down complex ideas into simpler terms, providing examples or evidence to support the explanation, and ensuring that the relationships between different elements are made evident. Overall, "explain" implies a comprehensive and informative response that helps the reader or listener understand the subject matter better.

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  • 21. 

    Extract

    • A.

      Infer from what is known

    • B.

      Make clear or plain

    • C.

      Use, utilise, employ in a particular situation

    • D.

      Choose relevant and/or appropriate details

    Correct Answer
    D. Choose relevant and/or appropriate details
    Explanation
    This answer suggests that when faced with a situation, one should carefully select the information or details that are most relevant or suitable. This implies that not all details may be important or necessary, and that the ability to discern which ones are relevant is crucial. By doing so, one can make informed decisions or judgments based on the chosen details.

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  • 22. 

    Infer from what is known

    • A.

      Examine

    • B.

      Explain

    • C.

      Extrapolate

    • D.

      Evaluate

    Correct Answer
    C. Extrapolate
    Explanation
    Extrapolation involves making predictions or estimates based on existing data or information. It involves extending or projecting beyond the known information to make an inference or draw a conclusion. In this context, "Infer from what is known" is a similar concept to extrapolation, as it suggests drawing conclusions based on existing information. However, "Extrapolate" is a more specific term that implies extending or projecting beyond the known information to make predictions or estimates. Therefore, "Extrapolate" is the most appropriate choice among the given options.

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  • 23. 

    Identify

    • A.

      Recognise and name

    • B.

      Put forward (for example a point of view, idea, argument, suggestion) for consideration or action

    • C.

      Retell a series of event

    • D.

      Putting together various elements to make a whole

    Correct Answer
    A. Recognise and name
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Recognise and name". This option accurately describes the act of identifying something and giving it a specific name or label. It implies that one is able to distinguish and acknowledge the presence or nature of something, and then assign it a suitable designation. This aligns with the given definitions of "identify" which involve recognizing and naming something.

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  • 24. 

    Draw meaning from

    • A.

      Inerpret

    • B.

      Clarify

    • C.

      Define

    • D.

      Investigate

    Correct Answer
    A. Inerpret
    Explanation
    The word "interpret" means to explain or understand the meaning of something. It involves analyzing and making sense of information or messages. This word is the best fit among the given options as it accurately represents the act of drawing meaning from something. "Clarify" means to make something clear or easier to understand, "define" means to give a precise meaning to something, and "investigate" means to examine or inquire into something. While these words are related to understanding, they do not capture the exact meaning of "interpret" in this context.

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  • 25. 

    Inquire

    • A.

      Recognise or note/indicate as being distinct or different from; to note differences between

    • B.

      Express, concisely, the relevant details

    • C.

      Add a degree or level of accuracy depth, knowledge and understanding, logic, questioning, reflection and quality to (analyse/evaluate)

    • D.

      Plan, inquire into and draw conclusions about

    Correct Answer
    D. Plan, inquire into and draw conclusions about
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Plan, inquire into and draw conclusions about". This answer accurately reflects the meaning of the word "inquire". When you inquire into something, you are actively seeking information or investigating a topic. By planning and drawing conclusions, you are engaging in a process of inquiry and analysis.

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  • 26. 

    Support an argument or conclusion

    • A.

      Justify

    • B.

      Explain

    • C.

      Demonstrate

    • D.

      Evaluate

    Correct Answer
    A. Justify
    Explanation
    Justifying refers to providing reasons or evidence to support an argument or conclusion. It involves presenting logical and convincing explanations or arguments to validate a claim or position. By justifying, one aims to demonstrate the validity or correctness of their viewpoint and convince others to accept it. This can be done by presenting relevant facts, logical reasoning, expert opinions, or empirical evidence. Justifying is an essential skill in critical thinking and persuasive communication, as it helps strengthen the credibility and persuasiveness of an argument.

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  • 27. 

    Sketch in general terms; indicate the main features of

    • A.

      Describe

    • B.

      Outline

    • C.

      Extrapolate

    • D.

      Clarify

    Correct Answer
    B. Outline
    Explanation
    The term "outline" refers to providing a general overview or summary of a topic or concept. It involves highlighting the main features or key points without going into too much detail. This is different from describing, which involves providing a more detailed account or explanation of something. Extrapolating refers to making predictions or projections based on existing information or data. Clarifying involves providing further explanation or making something more clear.

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  • 28. 

    Predict

    • A.

      Provide reasons in favour

    • B.

      Suggest what may happen based on available information

    • C.

      Recognise or note/indicate as being distinct or different from; to note differences between

    • D.

      Inquire into

    Correct Answer
    B. Suggest what may happen based on available information
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Predict". This word accurately captures the meaning of suggesting what may happen based on available information. When we predict, we use the information we have to make an educated guess or forecast about future events or outcomes. This involves analyzing the available data, recognizing patterns or trends, and using logical reasoning to come to a conclusion about what may happen in the future.

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  • 29. 

    Propose 

    • A.

      Recognise and name

    • B.

      Putting together various elements to make a whole

    • C.

      Make a judgement of value, quality, outcomes, results or size

    • D.

      Put forward (for example a point of view, idea, argument, suggestion) for consideration or action

    Correct Answer
    D. Put forward (for example a point of view, idea, argument, suggestion) for consideration or action
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Put forward (for example a point of view, idea, argument, suggestion) for consideration or action." This option best captures the meaning of the word "propose" by suggesting that it involves presenting something, such as a point of view or idea, for others to consider or act upon. It implies an active involvement in expressing and advocating for a particular viewpoint or suggestion.

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  • 30. 

    Present remembered ideas, facts or experiences   

    • A.

      Recall

    • B.

      Recount

    • C.

      Synthesise

    • D.

      Apply

    Correct Answer
    A. Recall
    Explanation
    Recall refers to the act of remembering or bringing back to mind ideas, facts, or experiences that were previously learned or experienced. It involves retrieving information from memory without any additional processing or manipulation. In this context, the correct answer suggests that the action being performed is simply remembering or recalling information, rather than recounting or retelling it, synthesizing new ideas from it, or applying it in a practical manner.

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  • 31. 

    Provide reasons in favour

    • A.

      Recall

    • B.

      Recommend

    • C.

      Recount

    • D.

      Justify

    Correct Answer
    B. Recommend
    Explanation
    The word "recommend" means to suggest or advise someone to do something. It is the correct answer because it aligns with the other words in the list, which all involve giving advice or expressing an opinion. "Recommend" specifically implies giving a positive opinion or endorsement, which distinguishes it from the other options.

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  • 32. 

    Recount

    • A.

      Retell a series of events

    • B.

      Present remembered ideas, facts or experiences

    • C.

      Suggest what may happen based on available information

    • D.

      Infer from what is known

    Correct Answer
    A. Retell a series of events
    Explanation
    The word "recount" means to retell a series of events. This involves providing a detailed account or narrative of past occurrences or experiences. It focuses on presenting the events in a chronological order and providing accurate information about what happened. It does not involve suggesting or inferring what may happen in the future, but rather focuses on recounting what has already occurred.

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  • 33. 

    Express, concisely, the relevant details

    • A.

      Synthesise

    • B.

      Outline

    • C.

      Justify

    • D.

      Summarise

    Correct Answer
    D. Summarise
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Summarise". This term refers to the act of providing a brief and concise overview of the relevant details or main points of a topic or text. It involves condensing information into a shorter form while still capturing the essence of the original content. Summarising requires the ability to extract key information and present it in a clear and coherent manner.

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  • 34. 

    Putting together various elements to make a whole

    • A.

      Construct

    • B.

      Deduce

    • C.

      Synthesise

    • D.

      Calculate

    Correct Answer
    C. Synthesise
    Explanation
    Synthesise means combining different parts or elements to create a whole. It involves integrating various components or ideas to form a cohesive and complete concept or product. This process often requires analyzing and understanding each element and then merging them in a meaningful way. In contrast, construct refers more to physically building or creating something, while deduce involves drawing logical conclusions from given information. Calculate, on the other hand, involves performing mathematical operations to find a numerical result. Therefore, synthesise is the most appropriate term for the given explanation.

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