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This is a vocabulary exercise to help readers understand the reading "Culture Note: Giving & Receiving Gifts".


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Imply (verb)

    • A.

      To say no to something, usually politely

    • B.

      To show or suggest indirectly

    • C.

      To admire someone

    • D.

      Not to do something

    Correct Answer
    B. To show or suggest indirectly
    Explanation
    The word "imply" means to show or suggest indirectly. It is used when someone hints at or suggests something without explicitly stating it. This can be done through subtle clues, insinuations, or implications. It is different from saying no, admiring someone, or not doing something.

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  • 2. 

    Decline (verb)

    • A.

      To say no to something, usually politely

    • B.

      To show or suggest indirectly

    • C.

      To admire someone

    • D.

      Not to do something

    Correct Answer
    A. To say no to something, usually politely
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "to say no to something, usually politely". This definition accurately describes the meaning of the word "decline" as it refers to the act of refusing or rejecting something in a polite manner. It does not imply admiration or the absence of doing something.

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  • 3. 

    Appropriate (adjective)

    • A.

      Admirable

    • B.

      Common, shared

    • C.

      Possible

    • D.

      Proper, suitable

    Correct Answer
    D. Proper, suitable
    Explanation
    The word "appropriate" means something that is proper or suitable for a particular situation. It implies that the choice or action is fitting and conforms to the expected standards or norms. In this context, "proper" and "suitable" are synonyms for "appropriate," as they all convey the idea of something being correct or fitting in a given context.

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  • 4. 

    Mutual (adjective)

    • A.

      Admirable

    • B.

      Possible

    • C.

      Common, shared by two or more people toward one another

    • D.

      Proper, suitable

    Correct Answer
    C. Common, shared by two or more people toward one another
    Explanation
    The word "mutual" is an adjective that means something that is common or shared by two or more people toward one another. It implies a sense of reciprocity or shared feelings or actions between multiple individuals.

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  • 5. 

    Respect (noun)

    • A.

      Admiration

    • B.

      Retiree

    • C.

      Expectation

    • D.

      Representation

    Correct Answer
    A. Admiration
    Explanation
    Admiration is the correct answer because it is a synonym of respect. Respect is a noun that refers to a feeling of deep admiration or esteem for someone or something. The other options, retiree, expectation, and representation, do not have the same meaning as respect and are not synonyms of it.

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  • 6. 

    Symbol (noun)

    • A.

      Belief

    • B.

      Probability

    • C.

      Expectation

    • D.

      A picture, a sign or object that represents a particular quality or idea

    Correct Answer
    D. A picture, a sign or object that represents a particular quality or idea
    Explanation
    The word "symbol" refers to a picture, sign, or object that is used to represent a specific quality or idea. It is a visual representation that carries meaning beyond its literal interpretation. Symbols are often used in various contexts, such as language, literature, religion, and culture, to convey abstract concepts or convey messages.

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  • 7. 

    Symbolize (verb)

    • A.

      To indicate, mean

    • B.

      To admire

    • C.

      To respect

    Correct Answer
    A. To indicate, mean
    Explanation
    The word "symbolize" means to indicate or mean something. It refers to the act of using a symbol to represent or convey a particular idea, concept, or meaning. It is not related to admiration or respect.

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  • 8. 

    Avoid (verb)

    • A.

      To do something right away

    • B.

      To refuse

    • C.

      Not to do something

    • D.

      To advise

    Correct Answer
    C. Not to do something
    Explanation
    The word "avoid" means to not do something. This implies actively staying away from or refraining from a particular action or behavior. It does not mean doing something right away, refusing, or advising. Therefore, the correct answer is "not to do something".

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  • 9. 

    Expectation (noun)

    • A.

      Representation

    • B.

      A feeling or belief about the way something should be or how someone should behave

    • C.

      Admiration

    • D.

      Respect

    Correct Answer
    B. A feeling or belief about the way something should be or how someone should behave
    Explanation
    The word "expectation" refers to a feeling or belief about the way something should be or how someone should behave. It is a belief or anticipation of a certain outcome or behavior. The other options, "representation," "admiration," and "respect," do not accurately capture the meaning of "expectation."

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  • 10. 

    Retiree (noun)

    • A.

      A person who is working

    • B.

      A person who is resting

    • C.

      A person who is retiring

    • D.

      A person who is sleeping

    Correct Answer
    C. A person who is retiring
    Explanation
    A retiree is a person who is retiring, which means they are leaving their job or career and entering a period of rest and relaxation after a long period of work. This term specifically refers to someone who has reached the age or met the requirements to stop working and receive retirement benefits.

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Cora serves as an ESL instructor at City College of San Francisco, dedicated to helping students enhance their English language skills.

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