Vocabulary Prefixes: A-, Ab-, And Be- Test

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  • 1. 

    Which word means "having a distaste for; not inclined?"

    • A.

      Averse

    • B.

      Abhor

    • C.

      Bemoan

    • D.

      Bedeck

    Correct Answer
    A. Averse
    Explanation
    The word "averse" means having a distaste for or not being inclined towards something. It suggests a strong dislike or opposition towards a particular thing or idea.

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  • 2. 

    Which word means "to make calm; to soothe?"

    • A.

      Becalm

    • B.

      Befriend

    • C.

      Abnormal

    • D.

      Abhor

    Correct Answer
    A. Becalm
    Explanation
    The word "becalm" means to make calm or to soothe. It is the correct answer because it directly matches the definition given in the question. The other options, "befriend," "abnormal," and "abhor," do not have the same meaning as "to make calm; to soothe."

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  • 3. 

    Which word means "to confuse?"

    • A.

      Befuddle

    • B.

      Abnormal

    • C.

      Abduct

    • D.

      Bemoan

    Correct Answer
    A. Befuddle
    Explanation
    The word "befuddle" means to confuse.

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  • 4. 

    Which word means "to clothe, especially in a fancy way; to decorate?"

    • A.

      Bedeck

    • B.

      Befriend

    • C.

      Abhor

    • D.

      Abduct

    Correct Answer
    A. Bedeck
    Explanation
    The word "bedeck" means to clothe or decorate someone or something in a fancy way. It implies adorning or embellishing with ornaments or finery.

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  • 5. 

    Which word means "to act as a friend to?"

    • A.

      Befriend

    • B.

      Befuddle

    • C.

      Abduct

    • D.

      Bemoan

    Correct Answer
    A. Befriend
    Explanation
    The word "befriend" means to act as a friend to someone. It implies forming a friendship or establishing a friendly relationship with someone.

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  • 6. 

    What does the word "abduct" mean?

    • A.

      To carry off by force; to kidnap

    • B.

      Having a distaste for; not inclined

    • C.

      Not normal

    • D.

      To hate

    Correct Answer
    A. To carry off by force; to kidnap
    Explanation
    The word "abduct" means to carry off by force or to kidnap someone. It implies forcefully taking someone against their will.

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  • 7. 

    What does the word "abnormal" mean?

    • A.

      Not normal

    • B.

      To act as a friend to

    • C.

      To make calm; to soothe

    • D.

      To hate

    Correct Answer
    A. Not normal
    Explanation
    The word "abnormal" means not normal. It refers to something that deviates from the usual or expected standards or behavior. It implies that something is outside of the norm or is unusual in some way.

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  • 8. 

    What does the word "avert" mean?

    • A.

      To turn away or aside; avoid; keep off

    • B.

      To hate

    • C.

      To confuse

    • D.

      To express regret over

    Correct Answer
    A. To turn away or aside; avoid; keep off
    Explanation
    The word "avert" means to turn away or aside, avoid, or keep off. It implies the act of preventing something from happening or avoiding a potential problem or danger.

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  • 9. 

    What does the word "abhor" mean?

    • A.

      To hate

    • B.

      To turn away or aside; avoid; keep off

    • C.

      To confuse

    • D.

      To express regret over

    Correct Answer
    A. To hate
    Explanation
    The word "abhor" means to hate intensely or to have a strong feeling of disgust towards something or someone. It implies a strong aversion or repulsion towards the object of hatred.

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  • 10. 

    What does the word "bemoan" mean?

    • A.

      To express regret over

    • B.

      To confuse

    • C.

      Having a distaste for; not inclined

    • D.

      To make calm; to soothe

    Correct Answer
    A. To express regret over
    Explanation
    The word "bemoan" means to express regret over something. It implies a feeling of sadness or dissatisfaction towards a situation or event.

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  • 11. 

    Which word completes the following sentence? Sally was asked by her teacher to ______________________ the new student and make him feel welcomed.

    • A.

      Befriend

    • B.

      Abhor

    • C.

      Averse

    • D.

      Befuddle

    Correct Answer
    A. Befriend
    Explanation
    The word "befriend" completes the sentence because it means to make someone a friend and show them kindness and support. In this context, Sally's teacher asked her to be friendly and welcoming to the new student.

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  • 12. 

    Which word completes the following sentence? Henry _______________________ broccoli.  He cannot stand the way it taste.

    • A.

      Abhors

    • B.

      Befuddles

    • C.

      Bemoans

    • D.

      Abducts

    Correct Answer
    A. Abhors
    Explanation
    The word "abhors" is the correct answer because it means to hate or detest something intensely. In the given sentence, it implies that Henry strongly dislikes broccoli and cannot tolerate its taste.

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  • 13. 

    Which word completes the following sentence? The doctor found an __________________ growth on Susan's arm.  She hopes that it isn't something serious.

    • A.

      Abnormal

    • B.

      Abhor

    • C.

      Befuddle

    • D.

      Bemoan

    Correct Answer
    A. Abnormal
    Explanation
    The word "abnormal" is the correct answer because it fits the context of the sentence. The doctor found a growth on Susan's arm, and the fact that she hopes it isn't something serious suggests that the growth is not normal or typical.

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  • 14. 

    Which word completes the following sentence? The boy was _________________________ by the strange object in the sky.  He thought that it might be a UFO.

    • A.

      Befuddled

    • B.

      Bemoaned

    • C.

      Abhor

    • D.

      Bedecked

    Correct Answer
    A. Befuddled
    Explanation
    The word "befuddled" is the correct answer because it means to be confused or puzzled. In the context of the sentence, the boy is experiencing confusion or puzzlement by the strange object in the sky, leading him to think it might be a UFO.

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  • 15. 

    Which word completes the following sentence? The car was able to _____________________________ the accident up ahead by switching lanes.

    • A.

      Avert

    • B.

      Abhor

    • C.

      Befriend

    • D.

      Becalm

    Correct Answer
    A. Avert
    Explanation
    The word "avert" is the correct answer because it means to prevent or avoid something undesirable from happening. In this context, the car was able to avoid or prevent the accident by switching lanes.

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  • 16. 

    Is the word being used properly in the following sentence? His dedication to working out gave him really strong abducts.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
  • 17. 

    Is the word being used properly in the following sentence? Since Jessica loves trees, she wasn't to become an abhor.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The word "abhor" is not being used properly in the sentence. "Abhor" means to hate or detest something, so it doesn't make sense for Jessica to want to become an abhor.

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  • 18. 

    Is the word being used properly in the following sentence? The students bedecked their writing journals with their favorite things to add a personal touch to them.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The word "bedecked" is being used properly in the sentence. "Bedecked" means to decorate or adorn something, and in this sentence, the students are decorating their writing journals with their favorite things. This adds a personal touch to the journals, which aligns with the meaning of "bedecked". Therefore, the word is used correctly in the sentence.

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  • 19. 

    Is the word being used properly in the following sentence? The boats remained becalmed in the still waters.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The word "becalmed" is used properly in the sentence. "Becalmed" means to be unable to move due to lack of wind or other motion. In the sentence, it is describing the boats being in a state of calmness or stillness in the still waters, indicating that they are not moving. Therefore, the word is used correctly.

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  • 20. 

    Is the word being used properly in the following sentence? The child is extremely averse to getting his shot from the doctor.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The word "averse" is being used properly in the sentence. In this context, "averse" means that the child strongly dislikes or is opposed to getting his shot from the doctor. The word accurately conveys the child's strong negative feelings towards the action.

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