Seseske F Vocab 4-6 Review Test

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  • 1. 

    Select the word that matches the following definition:incapable of being changed or called back

    • A.

      Irrevocable

    • B.

      Erudite

    • C.

      Inscrutable

    • D.

      Unwieldy

    Correct Answer
    A. Irrevocable
    Explanation
    The word "irrevocable" means that something cannot be changed or called back. It implies a sense of permanence and finality. This word accurately matches the given definition of being incapable of being changed or called back. The other options, "erudite," "inscrutable," and "unwieldy," do not convey the same meaning and are therefore not the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    Select the word that matches the following definition:something that induces sleep

    • A.

      Caveat

    • B.

      Sepulchral

    • C.

      Soporific

    • D.

      Fetter

    Correct Answer
    C. Soporific
    Explanation
    The word "soporific" matches the definition of "something that induces sleep." Soporific refers to something that has a calming or sleep-inducing effect. It can be used to describe medication, music, or any other substance or activity that promotes sleepiness or drowsiness.

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  • 3. 

    Select the word that matches the following definition:not subject to change; constant

    • A.

      Reverberate

    • B.

      Immutable

    • C.

      Axiomatic

    • D.

      Archetype

    Correct Answer
    B. Immutable
    Explanation
    The word "immutable" matches the given definition of "not subject to change; constant." This means that something that is immutable cannot be altered or modified in any way. It remains constant and unchanging. The other options do not fit this definition. "Reverberate" means to echo or resonate, "axiomatic" means self-evident or unquestionable, and "archetype" refers to a typical or ideal example. Therefore, "immutable" is the correct answer.

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  • 4. 

    Select the word that matches the following definition:lasting only a short time, fleeting

    • A.

      Straitlaced

    • B.

      Sinecure

    • C.

      Transient

    • D.

      Repudiate

    Correct Answer
    C. Transient
    Explanation
    The word "transient" matches the definition of "lasting only a short time, fleeting." It refers to something or someone that is temporary, passing, or not lasting for a long period. It implies that the subject or object being described is not permanent or enduring.

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  • 5. 

    Select the word that matches the following definition:courteous and pleasant, sociable

    • A.

      Affable

    • B.

      Gossamer

    • C.

      Fractious

    • D.

      Ennui

    Correct Answer
    A. Affable
    Explanation
    Affable is the correct answer because it means courteous and pleasant, sociable. This word describes someone who is friendly and easy to talk to, making others feel comfortable in their presence.

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  • 6. 

    Select the word that matches the following definition:to adorn or embellish; to publish or proclaim widely

    • A.

      Blazon

    • B.

      Aura

    • C.

      Aggrandize

    • D.

      Sleazy

    Correct Answer
    A. Blazon
    Explanation
    Blazon means to adorn or embellish something, as well as to publish or proclaim it widely. This word accurately matches the given definition. "Aura" refers to a distinctive quality or atmosphere, "aggrandize" means to increase the power or status of something, and "sleazy" describes something cheap or of low quality. Therefore, blazon is the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    Select the word that matches the following definition:a warning or caution to prevent misunderstanding or discourage behavior

    • A.

      Precept

    • B.

      Flout

    • C.

      Caveat

    • D.

      Remonstrate

    Correct Answer
    C. Caveat
    Explanation
    A caveat is a warning or caution that is given to prevent misunderstanding or discourage certain behavior. It serves as a precautionary measure to alert individuals about potential risks or consequences. In this context, the word "caveat" perfectly aligns with the definition provided. "Precept" refers to a rule or principle, "flout" means to openly disregard or defy, and "remonstrate" means to protest or argue against something, none of which accurately match the given definition.

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  • 8. 

    Select the word that matches the following definition:relating to, characteristic of, or situated on an island; narrow or isolated in outlook or experience

    • A.

      Amorphous

    • B.

      Scurrilous

    • C.

      Insular

    • D.

      Ennui

    Correct Answer
    C. Insular
    Explanation
    The word "insular" matches the given definition as it means relating to, characteristic of, or situated on an island. It also means narrow or isolated in outlook or experience, which further aligns with the definition provided.

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  • 9. 

    Select the word that matches the following definition:to change from one nature, substance, or form to another

    • A.

      Trangress

    • B.

      Transmute

    • C.

      Transient

    • D.

      Vapid

    Correct Answer
    B. Transmute
    Explanation
    The word "transmute" matches the given definition of changing from one nature, substance, or form to another. "Trangress" means to violate a law or rule, "transient" means temporary or passing, and "vapid" means dull or lacking liveliness. Therefore, "transmute" is the correct answer.

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  • 10. 

    Select the word that matches the following definition:to free from deception or error, set right in ideas or thinking

    • A.

      Castigate

    • B.

      Flout

    • C.

      Disabuse

    • D.

      Remonstrate

    Correct Answer
    C. Disabuse
    Explanation
    The word that matches the given definition is "disabuse". This word means to free someone from deception or error and to set their ideas or thinking right. It implies correcting someone's mistaken beliefs or misconceptions. "Castigate" means to criticize or punish severely, "flout" means to openly disregard or mock, and "remonstrate" means to protest or argue against something. Therefore, "disabuse" is the correct answer as it best fits the definition provided.

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  • 11. 

    Select the vocabulary word that best completes the following sentence:The sharp crack of the rifle shot __________________ through the hills.

    • A.

      Aggrandized

    • B.

      Straitlaced

    • C.

      Contrived

    • D.

      Reverberated

    Correct Answer
    D. Reverberated
    Explanation
    The word "reverberated" is the best choice to complete the sentence because it means to echo or resound, which is fitting for the sound of a rifle shot traveling through the hills. "Aggrandized" means to make something appear greater or more powerful, "straitlaced" means overly strict or conventional, and "contrived" means deliberately created or planned. None of these words accurately describe the sound of a rifle shot.

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  • 12. 

    Select the vocabulary word that best completes the following sentence:Although the __________________ were defeated by the government's forces, a small group escaped into the mountains, where it kept the spirit of rebellion alive.

    • A.

      Demagogues

    • B.

      Megalomaniacs

    • C.

      Insurgents

    • D.

      Contrabands

    Correct Answer
    C. Insurgents
    Explanation
    The word "insurgents" means a group of people who rise up against an established authority or government. In the given sentence, it is mentioned that the government's forces defeated a certain group, but a small group managed to escape into the mountains. This implies that the group being referred to was opposing the government, making "insurgents" the most suitable vocabulary word to complete the sentence.

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  • 13. 

    Select the vocabulary word that best completes the following sentence:Shivers went up and down our spines as, in a(n) _______________ voice, the teacher spoke to us of ghosts, vampires, and the "living dead."

    • A.

      Fractious

    • B.

      Soporific

    • C.

      Axiomatic

    • D.

      Sepulchral

    Correct Answer
    D. Sepulchral
    Explanation
    The word "sepulchral" best completes the sentence because it means gloomy, dismal, or eerie. It is often used to describe a voice that is deep, hollow, and haunting, which fits the context of the sentence where the teacher is speaking about ghosts, vampires, and the "living dead." The word "fractious" means irritable or quarrelsome, "soporific" means causing sleepiness, and "axiomatic" means self-evident or unquestionable, none of which accurately describe the tone or atmosphere being created in the sentence.

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  • 14. 

    Select the vocabulary word that best completes the following sentence:Is there any other crime in history as ____________ as the attempt of the Nazis to annihilate so-called inferior racial groups?

    • A.

      Immutable

    • B.

      Transgressed

    • C.

      Heinous

    • D.

      Sleazy

    Correct Answer
    C. Heinous
    Explanation
    The word "heinous" best completes the sentence because it means extremely wicked or evil. In the context of the sentence, it accurately describes the severity and depravity of the Nazis' attempt to annihilate racial groups they considered inferior. The word "immutable" means unchangeable, "transgressed" means violated or crossed a boundary, and "sleazy" means dishonest or unethical, but neither of these words captures the gravity of the Nazis' crime like "heinous" does.

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  • 15. 

    Select the vocabulary word that best completes the following sentence:The drops of dew sparkled like diamonds on the _____________ threads of the spider web.

    • A.

      Sleazy

    • B.

      Gossamer

    • C.

      Scurrilous

    • D.

      Resilient

    Correct Answer
    B. Gossamer
    Explanation
    The drops of dew sparkled like diamonds on the gossamer threads of the spider web. "Gossamer" is the best vocabulary word that completes the sentence because it means something delicate, light, and sheer, which accurately describes the threads of a spider web.

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  • 16. 

    Select the vocabulary word that best completes the following sentence:Because of his _____________ for gossiping, we tried not to let him learn anything about our personal affairs.

    • A.

      Aura

    • B.

      Propensity

    • C.

      Autonomy

    • D.

      Aspersion

    Correct Answer
    B. Propensity
    Explanation
    The word "propensity" means a natural inclination or tendency towards a particular behavior. In the given sentence, it implies that the person has a strong inclination for gossiping, which is why the speaker and others try to keep their personal affairs away from him.

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  • 17. 

    Select the vocabulary word that best completes the following sentence:The ring must have slipped off my finger as I was trying to _____________ the fish from the net.

    • A.

      Extricate

    • B.

      Flout

    • C.

      Repudiate

    • D.

      Insular

    Correct Answer
    A. Extricate
    Explanation
    The word "extricate" means to free or release something from a difficult or tangled situation. In the given sentence, the speaker is trying to describe how the ring slipped off their finger while they were attempting to remove the fish from the net. The word "extricate" accurately conveys the idea of untangling or freeing the ring from the net, making it the most appropriate choice to complete the sentence.

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  • 18. 

    Select the vocabulary word that best completes the following sentence:When we arrived home, we were tired and depressed, but the ____________ spirit of youth made things look brighter the next morning.

    • A.

      Sedulous

    • B.

      Amorphous

    • C.

      Insular

    • D.

      Resilient

    Correct Answer
    D. Resilient
    Explanation
    The word "resilient" is the best choice to complete the sentence because it means being able to bounce back or recover quickly from difficult or challenging situations. In this context, the speaker is describing how despite feeling tired and depressed, the resilient spirit of youth helped them see things in a more positive light the next morning. The other three words - sedulous, amorphous, and insular - do not convey the same sense of strength and optimism in the face of adversity.

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  • 19. 

    Select the vocabulary word that best completes the following sentence:As my opponent cited facts and figures without once referring to notes, I became aware of how ___________ she was.

    • A.

      Erudite

    • B.

      Affable

    • C.

      Inscrutable

    • D.

      Gossamer

    Correct Answer
    A. Erudite
    Explanation
    The word "erudite" means having or showing great knowledge or learning. In the given sentence, the speaker becomes aware of how knowledgeable or learned their opponent is as they cite facts and figures without referring to notes. Therefore, "erudite" is the most fitting word to complete the sentence.

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  • 20. 

    Select the vocabulary word that best completes the following sentence:Under the latest regulations, any shipment of arms to those countries is illegal and may be seized as _______________.

    • A.

      Contraband

    • B.

      Querulous

    • C.

      Archetype

    • D.

      Salutary

    Correct Answer
    A. Contraband
    Explanation
    Under the latest regulations, any shipment of arms to those countries is illegal and may be seized as contraband. Contraband refers to goods that are illegal to import or export, and in this context, it specifically refers to the illegal shipment of arms. Therefore, contraband is the most appropriate vocabulary word to complete the sentence.

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  • 21. 

    Select the vocab word that is the SAME or most nearly the SAME in meaning as the underlined word or expression in the phrase:a forewarning regarding possible difficulties

    • A.

      Vapid

    • B.

      Caveat

    • C.

      Scurrilous

    • D.

      Filch

    Correct Answer
    B. Caveat
    Explanation
    The underlined phrase "a forewarning regarding possible difficulties" suggests that there is a warning or precaution given about potential problems. The word "caveat" also means a warning or cautionary statement, making it the most similar in meaning to the underlined phrase.

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  • 22. 

    Select the vocab word that is the SAME or most nearly the SAME in meaning as the underlined word or expression in the phrase:dull lines in a silly play

    • A.

      Sepulchral

    • B.

      Vapid

    • C.

      Scurrilous

    • D.

      Unwieldy

    Correct Answer
    B. Vapid
    Explanation
    The underlined phrase "dull lines in a silly play" suggests that the lines in the play are boring and lacking in interest. The word "vapid" means lacking liveliness, flavor, or interest, which closely matches the meaning of the underlined phrase. Therefore, "vapid" is the vocab word that is the same or most nearly the same in meaning as the underlined phrase.

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  • 23. 

    Select the vocab word that is the SAME or most nearly the SAME in meaning as the underlined word or expression in the phrase:trying to limit our imaginations

    • A.

      Aggrandize

    • B.

      Fetter

    • C.

      Trangress

    • D.

      Cajole

    Correct Answer
    B. Fetter
    Explanation
    The word "fetter" means to restrict or limit. In the given phrase, "trying to limit our imaginations," the word "limit" indicates that someone is trying to put a restriction or constraint on our imaginations. Therefore, "fetter" is the word that is the same or most nearly the same in meaning as the underlined phrase.

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  • 24. 

    Select the vocab word that is the SAME or most nearly the SAME in meaning as the underlined word or expression in the phrase:the cleverest plan we could devise

    • A.

      Transmute

    • B.

      Blazon

    • C.

      Contrive

    • D.

      Achetype

    Correct Answer
    C. Contrive
    Explanation
    The underlined phrase "the cleverest plan we could devise" suggests that the plan was carefully and skillfully created. The word "contrive" also means to plan or devise something cleverly and skillfully. Therefore, "contrive" is the word that is the same or most nearly the same in meaning as the underlined phrase.

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  • 25. 

    Select the vocab word that is the SAME or most nearly the SAME in meaning as the underlined word or expression in the phrase:said her decision was irreversible

    • A.

      Inscrutable

    • B.

      Fractious

    • C.

      Irrevocable

    • D.

      Castigate

    Correct Answer
    C. Irrevocable
    Explanation
    The underlined phrase "said her decision was irreversible" suggests that the decision cannot be changed or undone. The word "irrevocable" means exactly that, making it the best choice among the given options. It aligns with the meaning of the underlined phrase and is the most similar in meaning.

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  • 26. 

    Select the vocab word that is the SAME or most nearly the SAME in meaning as the underlined word or expression in the phrase:a pardon for the former rebels

    • A.

      Amnesty

    • B.

      Equitable

    • C.

      Scourge

    • D.

      Remonstrate

    Correct Answer
    A. Amnesty
    Explanation
    The correct answer is amnesty. Amnesty refers to a pardon or forgiveness granted to a group of people, usually for political offenses or crimes. In the given phrase, "a pardon for the former rebels," the underlined expression refers to forgiving or pardoning the rebels, which aligns with the meaning of amnesty.

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  • 27. 

    Select the vocab word that is the SAME or most nearly the SAME in meaning as the underlined word or expression in the phrase:answer with an unreadable smile

    • A.

      Affable

    • B.

      Inscrutable

    • C.

      Querulous

    • D.

      Aura

    Correct Answer
    B. Inscrutable
    Explanation
    The phrase "answer with an unreadable smile" suggests that the person's smile cannot be understood or interpreted easily. The word "inscrutable" means not easily understood or interpreted, which aligns with the meaning of the underlined expression. Therefore, "inscrutable" is the correct answer.

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  • 28. 

    Select the vocab word that is the SAME or most nearly the SAME in meaning as the underlined word or expression in the phrase:an unstructured argument in an essay

    • A.

      Insular

    • B.

      Erudite

    • C.

      Amorphous

    • D.

      Transient

    Correct Answer
    C. Amorphous
    Explanation
    The underlined phrase "an unstructured argument in an essay" suggests that the argument lacks a clear or organized structure. The word "amorphous" means lacking a definite form or shape, and in this context, it can be interpreted as having a similar meaning to "unstructured." Therefore, "amorphous" is the word that is the same or most nearly the same in meaning as the underlined phrase.

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  • 29. 

    Select the vocab word that is the SAME or most nearly the SAME in meaning as the underlined word or expression in the phrase:to pocket some coins from petty cash

    • A.

      Vapid

    • B.

      Blazon

    • C.

      Caveat

    • D.

      Filch

    Correct Answer
    D. Filch
    Explanation
    The underlined phrase "to pocket some coins from petty cash" suggests the action of secretly taking or stealing money from a small amount of cash. The word "filch" means to steal or take something in a sneaky or dishonest way, which aligns with the meaning of the underlined phrase. Therefore, "filch" is the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the underlined expression.

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  • 30. 

    Select the vocab word that is the SAME or most nearly the SAME in meaning as the underlined word or expression in the phrase:eager to mock the unknown

    • A.

      Fetter

    • B.

      Cajole

    • C.

      Flout

    • D.

      Transgress

    Correct Answer
    C. Flout
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "flout". In the given phrase, "eager to mock the unknown", the word "flout" is the most appropriate choice as it means to openly disregard or disobey something, which aligns with the idea of mocking or showing contempt towards the unknown.

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  • 31. 

    Select the vocab word that is most nearly the OPPOSITE in meaning as the underlined word or expression in the phrase:remaining agreeable under pressure

    • A.

      Salutary

    • B.

      Fractious

    • C.

      Scurrilous

    • D.

      Sedulous

    Correct Answer
    B. Fractious
    Explanation
    Fractious is the correct answer because it means irritable or easily irritated, which is the opposite of remaining agreeable under pressure.

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  • 32. 

    Select the vocab word that is the most nearly the OPPOSITE in meaning as the underlined word or expression in the phrase:a lazy work ethic

    • A.

      Sedulous

    • B.

      Insular

    • C.

      Gossamer

    • D.

      Straitlaced

    Correct Answer
    A. Sedulous
    Explanation
    The word "sedulous" means diligent or hardworking, which is the opposite of lazy. Therefore, "sedulous" is the most nearly the opposite in meaning to "a lazy work ethic".

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  • 33. 

    Select the vocab word that is the most nearly the OPPOSITE in meaning as the underlined word or expression in the phrase:medicine that acted as an energizer

    • A.

      Scathing

    • B.

      Soporific

    • C.

      Sinecure

    • D.

      Surreptitious

    Correct Answer
    B. Soporific
    Explanation
    The underlined phrase "medicine that acted as an energizer" suggests that the medicine has a stimulating or invigorating effect. The word "soporific" means causing sleepiness or drowsiness, which is the opposite of being energized. Therefore, "soporific" is the most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined phrase.

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  • 34. 

    Select the vocab word that is most nearly the OPPOSITE in meaning as the underlined word or expression in the phrase:a water hose that is controllable

    • A.

      Axiomatic

    • B.

      Precept

    • C.

      Fractious

    • D.

      Unwieldy

    Correct Answer
    D. Unwieldy
    Explanation
    The word "unwieldy" means difficult to handle or control. In contrast, the underlined word "controllable" suggests that the water hose can be easily handled or controlled. Therefore, "unwieldy" is the most nearly opposite in meaning to the underlined word.

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  • 35. 

    Select the vocab word that is the SAME or most nearly the SAME in meaning as the underlined word or expression in the phrase:a habit with a harmful effect on his health

    • A.

      Salutary

    • B.

      Equitable

    • C.

      Ennui

    • D.

      Aspersion

    Correct Answer
    A. Salutary
    Explanation
    The word "salutary" means something that is beneficial or promotes health. In the given phrase, "a habit with a harmful effect on his health," the underlined expression refers to something that is detrimental or damaging to one's well-being. Therefore, "salutary" is the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the underlined expression.

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  • 36. 

    Which of the following words has the most negative connotation:

    • A.

      Disabuse

    • B.

      Megalomania

    • C.

      Vicarious

    • D.

      Autonomy

    Correct Answer
    B. Megalomania
    Explanation
    Megalomania has the most negative connotation among the given words. It refers to an excessive or delusional sense of power, wealth, or importance. This word implies a negative trait of extreme arrogance and self-obsession, often associated with individuals who have an inflated sense of their own abilities or grandeur. It suggests a lack of empathy, disregard for others, and a tendency to manipulate or exploit others for personal gain.

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  • 37. 

    Which of the following words has the most negative connotation:

    • A.

      Equitable

    • B.

      Scourge

    • C.

      Precept

    • D.

      Transmute

    Correct Answer
    B. Scourge
    Explanation
    The word "scourge" has the most negative connotation among the given options. "Scourge" refers to something or someone that causes great suffering, pain, or destruction. It is often associated with punishment, affliction, or a source of widespread harm. This word carries a strong negative tone and implies a highly unfavorable or detrimental impact.

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  • 38. 

    Which of the following words has the most positive connotation:

    • A.

      Surreptitious

    • B.

      Ennui

    • C.

      Anomalous

    • D.

      Affable

    Correct Answer
    D. Affable
    Explanation
    Affable has the most positive connotation among the given words. Affable means friendly, pleasant, and easy to approach, which implies a positive and warm demeanor. In contrast, surreptitious means secretive or sneaky, ennui refers to a feeling of boredom or dissatisfaction, and anomalous means something that deviates from the norm. Therefore, affable is the word that conveys a positive and favorable meaning.

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  • 39. 

    Which of the following has the most positive connotation: 

    • A.

      Resilient

    • B.

      Querulous

    • C.

      Archetype

    • D.

      Brusque

    Correct Answer
    A. Resilient
    Explanation
    Resilient has the most positive connotation among the given options. Resilient refers to the ability to recover quickly from difficulties or setbacks. It implies strength, adaptability, and the ability to bounce back. This word carries a positive connotation as it suggests a person or thing that is strong, determined, and capable of overcoming challenges.

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  • 40. 

    Which of the following words has the most neutral connotation:

    • A.

      Demagogue

    • B.

      Castigate

    • C.

      Axiomatic

    • D.

      Salutary

    Correct Answer
    C. Axiomatic
    Explanation
    Axiomatic is the correct answer because it refers to something that is self-evident or universally accepted as true, without any positive or negative connotations. Demagogue, castigate, and salutary all have more negative or positive connotations associated with them, making axiomatic the most neutral option.

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