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  • 1. 

    Eluded

    • A.

      Escaped or avoided

    • B.

      Explained with detail

    • C.

      Ran away

    • D.

      Disguised

    Correct Answer
    A. Escaped or avoided
    Explanation
    The word "eluded" means to escape or avoid something. It does not mean to explain with detail, run away, or disguise. Therefore, the correct answer is "escaped or avoided."

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  • 2. 

    Indignant

    • A.

      Strong displeasure; feeling injustice

    • B.

      Explained with detail

    • C.

      Lacking dignity

    • D.

      Disguised

    Correct Answer
    A. Strong displeasure; feeling injustice
    Explanation
    The word "indignant" refers to a strong displeasure or feeling of injustice. It is used to describe a person's reaction when they believe that they have been treated unfairly or when they witness an unjust action. This word does not mean "lacking dignity" or "disguised", as these options do not accurately capture the meaning of "indignant". Therefore, the correct answer is "strong displeasure; feeling injustice".

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  • 3. 

    Subsides

    • A.

      Strong displeasure; feeling injustice

    • B.

      Explained with detail

    • C.

      To lessen

    • D.

      To give money to

    Correct Answer
    C. To lessen
    Explanation
    The word "subsides" means to lessen or decrease. In the context of the given options, "to lessen" is the most appropriate meaning for "subsides". The other options, such as "strong displeasure" or "feeling injustice", do not accurately capture the meaning of the word. Additionally, "to give money to" does not align with the definition of "subsides". Therefore, the correct answer is "to lessen".

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  • 4. 

    Sullenly

    • A.

      Quickly, without stopping

    • B.

      Without error

    • C.

      Hollow; empty

    • D.

      Irritated; gloomy

    Correct Answer
    D. Irritated; gloomy
    Explanation
    The word "sullenly" suggests a negative or unpleasant mood. Someone who is sullenly is irritated and gloomy, showing signs of unhappiness or anger. This aligns with the given answer choice "irritated; gloomy".

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  • 5. 

    Conviction

    • A.

      A/with firm belief

    • B.

      A person who has gone to jail

    • C.

      A method of cooking slowly

    • D.

      A disease of the blood

    Correct Answer
    A. A/with firm belief
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "a/with firm belief." Conviction in this context refers to having a strong belief or being firmly convinced about something. It does not refer to a person who has gone to jail, a method of cooking slowly, or a disease of the blood.

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  • 6. 

    Bewilderment

    • A.

      The state of being confused

    • B.

      The outdoors as a place of refuge

    • C.

      The state of being out of control

    • D.

      The state of panic, especially after a confrontation

    Correct Answer
    A. The state of being confused
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "the state of being confused." Bewilderment refers to a state of confusion where one feels puzzled or uncertain about something. It is a state of mind characterized by a lack of understanding or clarity, causing one to be perplexed or disoriented.

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  • 7. 

    Acquired

    • A.

      Without quiet

    • B.

      The state of being water-like

    • C.

      The state of having a foreign accent

    • D.

      Having achieved, won or received something

    Correct Answer
    D. Having achieved, won or received something
    Explanation
    The word "acquired" means to have achieved, won, or received something. It implies that the person has obtained or gained something through their efforts or actions. This could refer to acquiring a new skill, winning a competition, or receiving an award or recognition. It does not refer to being water-like or having a foreign accent.

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  • 8. 

    Gingerly

    • A.

      Reddish

    • B.

      Carefully

    • C.

      Spicy

    • D.

      Clammy

    Correct Answer
    B. Carefully
    Explanation
    The word "gingerly" means to do something with caution and delicacy. It suggests being careful and gentle in one's actions. Therefore, the correct answer is "carefully".

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  • 9. 

    Nonchalantly

    • A.

      Without merit

    • B.

      Not gossipy

    • C.

      Coolly unconcerned

    • D.

      Unthinkingly

    Correct Answer
    C. Coolly unconcerned
    Explanation
    The word "nonchalantly" means to be coolly unconcerned or indifferent. This aligns with the given correct answer "coolly unconcerned." The other options, "without merit," "not gossipy," and "unthinkingly," do not accurately capture the meaning of "nonchalantly." Therefore, "coolly unconcerned" is the most suitable explanation for the given word.

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  • 10. 

    Roguishly

    • A.

      Acting weirdly

    • B.

      Roughly

    • C.

      Handsomely

    • D.

      Acting playfully mischievous

    Correct Answer
    D. Acting playfully mischievous
    Explanation
    The word "roguishly" is an adverb that describes someone's behavior. When someone is acting "roguishly," they are behaving in a mischievous and playful manner. This suggests that they are being a bit naughty or engaging in playful tricks or pranks. Therefore, the correct answer is "acting playfully mischievous."

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  • 11. 

    Unfathomable

    • A.

      Without ghosts

    • B.

      Unable to parent properly

    • C.

      Unthinkable

    • D.

      Unwise

    Correct Answer
    C. Unthinkable
    Explanation
    The word "unfathomable" means something that is difficult or impossible to understand or comprehend. Among the given options, "unthinkable" is the closest in meaning to "unfathomable." Both words imply that something is beyond the realm of normal thought or consideration. Therefore, "unthinkable" is the correct answer.

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  • 12. 

    Bleak

    • A.

      Bare; desolate

    • B.

      Boring; undeserving

    • C.

      The mouth of a bird

    • D.

      A synonym for 'tuff'

    Correct Answer
    A. Bare; desolate
    Explanation
    The word "bleak" is commonly used to describe a place or situation that is bare and desolate, lacking any signs of life or beauty. This aligns with the first definition provided, which states that "bleak" means bare and desolate. The other options, such as "boring" or "the mouth of a bird," do not accurately capture the meaning of "bleak." Therefore, the correct answer is "bare; desolate."

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  • 13. 

    Defiance

    • A.

      To hurl insults

    • B.

      Regarding personal finances

    • C.

      To become unengaged to marry

    • D.

      Daring or bold resistance

    Correct Answer
    D. Daring or bold resistance
    Explanation
    The word "defiance" refers to an act of daring or bold resistance. It indicates a refusal to obey or conform to something, often in a bold and courageous manner. This can be seen as an act of standing up against authority or challenging the status quo. It is not related to hurling insults or personal finances, but rather represents a strong and fearless opposition.

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  • 14. 

    Ruefully

    • A.

      In the manner of rue

    • B.

      In the manner of showing sorrow

    • C.

      Full of roads and highways

    • D.

      Full of rude people

    Correct Answer
    B. In the manner of showing sorrow
    Explanation
    The word "ruefully" is derived from the word "rue," which means to feel or express sorrow or regret. Therefore, when something is done ruefully, it is done in a manner that shows sorrow or regret.

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  • 15. 

    Quavered

    • A.

      To have battled and lost

    • B.

      To have gone in the wrong direction

    • C.

      To have leaned back dangerously

    • D.

      Quivered or trembled

    Correct Answer
    D. Quivered or trembled
    Explanation
    The word "quavered" means to quiver or tremble. It is used to describe a shaky or unsteady movement or sound. Therefore, the correct answer is "quivered or trembled."

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  • 16. 

    Leery

    • A.

      To look in a creepy way

    • B.

      Suspicious

    • C.

      To lean back in a dangerous way

    • D.

      Lime coloured

    Correct Answer
    B. Suspicious
    Explanation
    Leery means to be suspicious or wary of something or someone. It implies a sense of caution or distrust. This word is often used to describe someone who is hesitant or doubtful about the intentions or trustworthiness of others. Therefore, the correct answer is "suspicious".

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  • 17. 

    Static

    • A.

      Being like a state

    • B.

      Having the qualities of a state

    • C.

      Unchanging

    • D.

      Unrepentent

    Correct Answer
    C. Unchanging
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "unchanging". This is because the term "static" refers to something that remains constant or does not change over time. It is the opposite of being dynamic or in motion. Therefore, "unchanging" is the best fit among the given options as it accurately describes the concept of being static.

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  • 18. 

    Stifled

    • A.

      Held back; repressed

    • B.

      Stuffed; crammed

    • C.

      Hardened; deadened

    • D.

      Injured; wreaked

    Correct Answer
    A. Held back; repressed
    Explanation
    The word "stifled" means to be held back or repressed. This implies that something is being prevented from expressing itself fully or being restrained in some way. The other options, such as "stuffed; crammed," "hardened; deadened," and "injured; wreaked," do not convey the same meaning as being held back or repressed. Therefore, the correct answer is "held back; repressed."

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  • 19. 

    Mock

    • A.

      A tribe of midwestern natives

    • B.

      A horse breed

    • C.

      Pretend; imagine

    • D.

      Fake; make fun of

    Correct Answer
    D. Fake; make fun of
    Explanation
    The word "mock" can mean to fake or make fun of something. In this context, it is used to describe the act of imitating or ridiculing someone or something. Therefore, the correct answer is "fake; make fun of."

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  • 20. 

    Stupor

    • A.

      To lower inhibition

    • B.

      A stupid person

    • C.

      A great reduction of mental ability

    • D.

      Random actions leading to chaos

    Correct Answer
    C. A great reduction of mental ability
    Explanation
    The word "stupor" refers to a state of great reduction in mental ability. It implies a condition where a person is unable to think clearly or act coherently. This can be caused by various factors such as intoxication, illness, or trauma. In this context, "stupor" does not refer to a stupid person or random actions leading to chaos, but rather to a significant decrease in cognitive function.

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