Confusing Word Pair Quiz: Trivia!

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  • 1. 

    The defendant did his best to _______ the plaintiff that the damage was minimal.

    • A.

      Assure

    • B.

      ensure

    Correct Answer
    A. Assure
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "assure". In this context, the defendant is trying to convince or reassure the plaintiff that the damage caused is minimal. The word "assure" means to give confidence or certainty to someone, which fits well with the defendant's intention in this situation. "Ensure" means to make certain that something happens, which does not accurately convey the defendant's attempt to persuade the plaintiff about the minimal damage.

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  • 2. 

    The owners added a scaffold to ______ that workers were safe.

    • A.

      Ensure

    • B.

      Assure

    Correct Answer
    A. Ensure
    Explanation
    The owners added a scaffold to ensure that workers were safe. "Ensure" means to make certain or guarantee something, in this case, the safety of the workers. The use of "ensure" indicates that the owners took action to ensure the safety of the workers by adding a scaffold. "Assure" means to give confidence or promise someone, but it does not imply taking action or making something certain. Therefore, "ensure" is the correct word choice in this context.

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  • 3. 

    The __________ meeting occurs every other month.

    • A.

      Bimonthly

    • B.

      Semimonthly

    Correct Answer
    A. Bimonthly
    Explanation
    The term "bimonthly" refers to something that occurs every two months. In this context, the "meeting" occurs every other month, which aligns with the definition of "bimonthly." On the other hand, "semimonthly" means something that occurs twice a month, which is not the case here. Therefore, the correct answer is "bimonthly."

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  • 4. 

    A ________report is produced twice a year.

    • A.

      Biannual

    • B.

      Semiannual

    Correct Answer
    A. Biannual
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "biannual." This term refers to something that occurs twice a year. It is commonly used to describe reports or events that happen every six months. "Semiannual" is a similar term, but it specifically means occurring twice a year, without specifying the time frame. Therefore, "biannual" is the more appropriate choice for a report that is produced twice a year.

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  • 5. 

    The committee read the document and _________ objectionable parts.

    • A.

      censured

    • B.

      Censored

    Correct Answer
    B. Censored
    Explanation
    The committee read the document and censored objectionable parts. Censoring means to examine and suppress certain parts of a document that are considered inappropriate or offensive. In this context, the committee reviewed the document and decided to remove or block the objectionable content, ensuring that it is not included in the final version.

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  • 6. 

    The result of his misconduct was a vote to ________ the alderman.

    • A.

      Censor

    • B.

      Censure

    Correct Answer
    B. Censure
    Explanation
    The word "censure" means to express strong disapproval or criticism towards someone's actions. In this context, the alderman's misconduct led to a vote expressing this disapproval or criticism. Therefore, the correct answer is "censure."

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  • 7. 

    The firm agreed that increasing client satisfaction is our _______ goal.

    • A.

      Common

    • B.

      Mutual

    Correct Answer
    A. Common
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "common". In this context, the word "common" implies that increasing client satisfaction is a shared or collective goal for the firm. It suggests that all members of the firm are in agreement and working towards this objective together.

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  • 8. 

    It was in the two companies' _________ interest to reach an agreement quickly.

    • A.

      Common

    • B.

      Mutual

    Correct Answer
    B. Mutual
    Explanation
    The word "mutual" is the correct answer because it implies that both companies have a shared or reciprocal interest in reaching an agreement quickly. This suggests that both companies stand to benefit from the agreement and have a common goal in mind. The word "common" does not convey the same level of shared interest or reciprocity as "mutual" does.

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  • 9. 

    The legal team is _________ of staff members from three firms.

    • A.

      Comprised

    • B.

      Composed

    Correct Answer
    B. Composed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "composed." In this sentence, "composed" is used to indicate that the legal team is made up of staff members from three different firms. "Comprised" is not the correct word choice in this context.

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  • 10. 

    Mark's ______ absence resulted in his termination.

    • A.

      Continuous

    • B.

      Continual

    Correct Answer
    B. Continual
    Explanation
    The word "continual" means happening repeatedly with intervals in between. In this context, it suggests that Mark's absence occurred repeatedly or frequently, leading to his termination. On the other hand, "continuous" means uninterrupted or without any breaks. Since Mark's absence was not uninterrupted but rather occurred repeatedly, the correct answer is "continual".

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