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  • 1. 

    DIRECTIONS for Questions 1 to 6: In each question given below, a word with its meaning and usage is given. Select as your answer, the word that is inappropriate as a replacement for the word in the main sentence. Question: Instigate: The politician was trying to instigate the crowd with his fiery speech.

    • A.

      Incite

    • B.

      Inculpate

    • C.

      Provoke

    • D.

      Arouse

    Correct Answer
    B. Inculpate
    Explanation
    The word "inculpate" is inappropriate as a replacement for the word "instigate" in the main sentence. "Inculpate" means to accuse or blame someone, usually in a legal context. However, in the given sentence, the politician is trying to provoke or incite the crowd with his speech, not accuse or blame them. Therefore, "inculpate" does not convey the same meaning as "instigate" in this context.

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    DIRECTIONS for Questions 1 to 6: In each question given below, a word with its meaning and usage is given. Select as your answer, the word that is inappropriate as a replacement for the word in the main sentence. Question: Halcyon: A trip to the seashore made me nostalgic about our halcyon days spent with our grandparents.

    • A.

      Idyllic

    • B.

      Peaceful

    • C.

      Atrocious

    • D.

      Happy

    Correct Answer
    C. Atrocious
    Explanation
    The word "atrocious" is inappropriate as a replacement for the word "halcyon" in the main sentence because "atrocious" means extremely bad or unpleasant, while "halcyon" means peaceful, calm, or happy. The main sentence is expressing a sense of nostalgia and fondness for the past, so "atrocious" does not fit the context.

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    DIRECTIONS for Questions 1 to 6: In each question given below, a word with its meaning and usage is given. Select as your answer, the word that is inappropriate as a replacement for the word in the main sentence. Question: Torpor: I’m not going to be able to give torpor any more now.

    • A.

      Lethargy

    • B.

      Inactivity

    • C.

      Apathy

    • D.

      Stress

    Correct Answer
    D. Stress
    Explanation
    The word "stress" is inappropriate as a replacement for the word "torpor" in the main sentence because stress does not convey the same meaning as torpor. Torpor refers to a state of physical or mental inactivity or lethargy, while stress refers to a state of mental or emotional strain or tension. Therefore, stress does not accurately capture the intended meaning of torpor in this context.

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  • 4. 

    DIRECTIONS for Questions 1 to 6: In each question given below, a word with its meaning and usage is given. Select as your answer, the word that is inappropriate as a replacement for the word in the main sentence. Question: Antiquated: Your antiquated views about women’s liberation may not hold good anymore.

    • A.

      Outdated

    • B.

      Obsolete

    • C.

      Old fashioned

    • D.

      Concomitant

    Correct Answer
    D. Concomitant
    Explanation
    The word "concomitant" is inappropriate as a replacement for the word "antiquated" in the main sentence. "Concomitant" means occurring or existing concurrently, which does not fit the context of the sentence. The sentence is discussing outdated or old-fashioned views about women's liberation, not something that is occurring at the same time. Therefore, "concomitant" is the incorrect choice.

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    DIRECTIONS for Questions 1 to 6: In each question given below, a word with its meaning and usage is given. Select as your answer, the word that is inappropriate as a replacement for the word in the main sentence. Question: Caustic: Her caustic remarks ate into my friend’s spirit.

    • A.

      Sarcastic

    • B.

      Vitriolic

    • C.

      Euphemistic

    • D.

      Bitter

    Correct Answer
    C. Euphemistic
    Explanation
    The word "euphemistic" is inappropriate as a replacement for the word "caustic" in the main sentence. This is because "euphemistic" refers to the use of mild or indirect language to substitute for something that may be considered harsh or offensive. On the other hand, "caustic" means to be harshly critical or sarcastic, which is the intended meaning in the given sentence. Therefore, "euphemistic" does not convey the same level of negativity or harshness as "caustic" does.

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    DIRECTIONS for Questions 1 to 6: In each question given below, a word with its meaning and usage is given. Select as your answer, the word that is inappropriate as a replacement for the word in the main sentence. Question: Cupidity: Curiosity was a form of lust, a wandering cupidity of the eye and the mind

    • A.

      Concupiscence

    • B.

      Sagacity

    • C.

      Avarice

    • D.

      Gluttony

    Correct Answer
    B. Sagacity
    Explanation
    The word "sagacity" is inappropriate as a replacement for the word "cupidity" in the main sentence. Cupidity refers to excessive desire for wealth or possessions, while sagacity means having keen mental discernment or wisdom. The two words have different meanings and do not convey the same idea.

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  • 7. 

    DIRECITONS for questions 7 to 9: Each of the following sentences has two blanks. Beneath each sentence, four different ways of completing the sentence are indicated. Choose the best alternative from among the four. Question: Attributes usually cannot be _________, but they can be observed and are _________ useful in quality management in many practical situations.

    • A.

      Measured … counted

    • B.

      Seen … measured

    • C.

      Felt…. Perceived

    • D.

      Counted…. Categorized

    Correct Answer
    A. Measured … counted
    Explanation
    Attributes usually cannot be measured, but they can be observed and are counted useful in quality management in many practical situations.

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  • 8. 

    DIRECITONS for questions 7 to 9: Each of the following sentences has two blanks. Beneath each sentence, four different ways of completing the sentence are indicated. Choose the best alternative from among the four. Question: To _________ the underlying ideas in the material with which we are working, we need to _________ the specifics with the general.

    • A.

      Look at … separate

    • B.

      Reveal… filter out

    • C.

      Discover…. Integrate

    • D.

      Obtain… remove

    Correct Answer
    C. Discover…. Integrate
    Explanation
    To fully understand the underlying ideas in the material with which we are working, we need to uncover or find them, and then incorporate or combine them with the general concepts. This process of discovery and integration allows us to grasp the overall meaning and significance of the material.

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  • 9. 

    DIRECITONS for questions 7 to 9: Each of the following sentences has two blanks. Beneath each sentence, four different ways of completing the sentence are indicated. Choose the best alternative from among the four. Question: If human beings came into the world fresh from the hands of nature, they would come without _________; but we do not come in that way, which shows that we are not created _________.

    • A.

      Impressions … afresh

    • B.

      Thoughts … now

    • C.

      Future…. Anew

    • D.

      Superstitions…. Ideally

    Correct Answer
    A. Impressions … afresh
    Explanation
    Human beings do not come into the world with preconceived notions or biases. If they did, they would come without impressions. However, since we do come with impressions, it suggests that we are not created afresh.

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