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  • 1. 

    What is an eight-letter word meaning "a high or topmost point, as a mountain-peak"?

    • A.

      Archaism

    • B.

      Fiducial

    • C.

      Dialogue

    • D.

      Pinnacle

    Correct Answer
    D. Pinnacle
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Pinnacle." A pinnacle is a high or topmost point, often referring to a mountain peak. It can also be used metaphorically to describe the highest point of achievement or success in a particular field or endeavor.

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  • 2. 

    What is a seven-letter word meaning "one among the first to explore a country"?

    • A.

      Augment

    • B.

      Coronet

    • C.

      Jugular

    • D.

      Pioneer

    Correct Answer
    D. Pioneer
    Explanation
    The word "pioneer" fits the given definition of "one among the first to explore a country." A pioneer is someone who ventures into uncharted territory or leads the way in discovering new lands. This word accurately describes someone who explores and settles in a new country or region before others.

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  • 3. 

    What is a five-letter word meaning "religious"?

    • A.

      Siren

    • B.

      Deity

    • C.

      Pious

    • D.

      Gamut

    Correct Answer
    C. Pious
    Explanation
    The word "pious" is a five-letter word that means "religious." It is often used to describe someone who is devoutly religious or who demonstrates strong religious devotion. The other options, "siren," "deity," and "gamut," do not have the same meaning as "religious," making "pious" the correct answer.

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  • 4. 

    What is a five-letter word meaning "to excite a slight degree of anger in"?

    • A.

      Lapse

    • B.

      Pique

    • C.

      Venom

    • D.

      Forte

    Correct Answer
    B. Pique
    Explanation
    Pique is the correct answer because it means to excite a slight degree of anger in someone. It is a five-letter word that accurately describes the given meaning.

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  • 5. 

    What is a seven-letter word meaning "compassionate"?

    • A.

      Chateau

    • B.

      Discard

    • C.

      Obtrude

    • D.

      Piteous

    Correct Answer
    D. Piteous
    Explanation
    The word "piteous" is a seven-letter word that means "compassionate." This word is derived from the noun "pity," which refers to a feeling of compassion or sympathy towards someone's suffering or misfortune. "Piteous" describes something that evokes or shows pity, compassion, or sympathy. It is a fitting synonym for "compassionate" as it conveys a similar sentiment of empathy and understanding towards others.

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  • 6. 

    What is an eight-letter word meaning "contemptible"?

    • A.

      Liberate

    • B.

      Gumption

    • C.

      Diatribe

    • D.

      Pitiable

    Correct Answer
    D. Pitiable
    Explanation
    The word "pitiable" means deserving or arousing pity or compassion. It is an eight-letter word that describes something or someone as contemptible, suggesting that they are worthy of contempt or scorn.

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  • 7. 

    What is a seven-letter word meaning "wretched"?

    • A.

      Network

    • B.

      Peccant

    • C.

      Pitiful

    • D.

      Summary

    Correct Answer
    C. Pitiful
    Explanation
    The word "pitiful" is a seven-letter word that means "wretched." It is an adjective used to describe something or someone deserving of pity or sympathy due to their unfortunate or sad state.

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  • 8. 

    What is an eight-letter word meaning "hard-hearted"?

    • A.

      Logician

    • B.

      Pitiless

    • C.

      Unlawful

    • D.

      Recreant

    Correct Answer
    B. Pitiless
    Explanation
    The word "pitiless" is an eight-letter word that means "hard-hearted." It describes someone who lacks compassion or sympathy towards others. This word accurately fits the definition provided in the question.

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  • 9. 

    What is an eight-letter word meaning "any small portion or meager allowance"?

    • A.

      Overlord

    • B.

      Cajolery

    • C.

      Syllabic

    • D.

      Pittance

    Correct Answer
    D. Pittance
    Explanation
    The word "pittance" is defined as a small portion or meager allowance. It fits the description of an eight-letter word and accurately conveys the meaning provided in the question. Therefore, "pittance" is the correct answer.

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  • 10. 

    What is a seven-letter word meaning "to bring from a state of angry or hostile feeling to one of patience or friendliness"?

    • A.

      Amalgam

    • B.

      Masonry

    • C.

      Retrace

    • D.

      Placate

    Correct Answer
    D. Placate
    Explanation
    Placate is the correct answer because it means to bring someone from a state of anger or hostility to one of patience or friendliness. It implies the act of calming or soothing someone's emotions and making them more agreeable or content. The other options, Amalgam, Masonry, and Retrace, do not have the same meaning or connotation as placate in relation to changing someone's emotional state.

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  • 11. 

    What is a six-letter word meaning "serene"?

    • A.

      Bigamy

    • B.

      Elicit

    • C.

      Placid

    • D.

      Creamy

    Correct Answer
    C. Placid
    Explanation
    The word "placid" is a six-letter word that means "serene." It is the correct answer because it perfectly fits the given definition. "Bigamy" and "cream" are both six-letter words, but they do not mean "serene." "Elicit" is a seven-letter word and does not fit the given criteria. Therefore, "placid" is the only suitable option.

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  • 12. 

    What is a 10-letter word meaning "the stealing of passages from the writings of another and publishing them as one's own"?

    • A.

      Pentathlon

    • B.

      Plagiarism

    • C.

      Peninsular

    • D.

      Postscript

    Correct Answer
    B. Plagiarism
    Explanation
    Plagiarism is the correct answer because it is a 10-letter word that accurately defines the act of stealing someone else's work and passing it off as one's own. This term is commonly used in academic and creative fields to describe the unethical practice of copying and not giving proper credit to the original author.

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  • 13. 

    What is an 11-letter word meaning "a polar projection of the heavens on a chart"?

    • A.

      Reciprocate

    • B.

      Planisphere

    • C.

      Importation

    • D.

      Forethought

    Correct Answer
    B. Planisphere
    Explanation
    A planisphere is a circular map of the celestial sphere, showing the positions of stars and other celestial objects as they appear from a specific location on Earth. It is used to represent the heavens on a chart or map. The word "planisphere" is 11 letters long and accurately describes the concept of a polar projection of the heavens on a chart.

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  • 14. 

    What is a 10-letter word meaning "the property of some substances through which the form of the mass can readily be changed"?

    • A.

      Equivalent

    • B.

      Literature

    • C.

      Unbearable

    • D.

      Plasticity

    Correct Answer
    D. Plasticity
    Explanation
    Plasticity is the correct answer because it is a 10-letter word that means "the property of some substances through which the form of the mass can readily be changed." Plasticity refers to the ability of a material to undergo deformation without breaking or cracking, allowing it to be molded or shaped into different forms.

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  • 15. 

    What is a 9 letter word meaning "a written or spoken statement that is flat, dull, or commonplace"?

    • A.

      Platitude

    • B.

      Alternate

    • C.

      Hardihood

    • D.

      Inaudible

    Correct Answer
    A. Platitude
    Explanation
    A platitude is a 9-letter word that means "a written or spoken statement that is flat, dull, or commonplace." It refers to a cliché or a trite remark that lacks originality or depth. Platitude is often used to describe statements or phrases that are overused and lack meaningful content.

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