Lesson 5: Week 13, 14, &15 Just The Right Word

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Improve each sentence by choosing a word that would replace the boldface wording.


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  • 1. 

    Although entry-level jobs may seem low level and humble, young people can still take pride in them and do them tothe best of their ability.

    • A. 

      Permanent

    • B. 

      Menial

    • C. 

      Adequate

    • D. 

      Hovel

    Correct Answer
    B. Menial
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "menial." Menial jobs are often considered low level and humble, but this does not mean that young people cannot take pride in them and perform them to the best of their ability. Menial jobs typically involve tasks that are repetitive, require little skill or education, and are often considered to be of low status. Despite this, it is important to approach these jobs with a positive attitude and do them well.

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  • 2. 

    Political protestors stirred up tthe crowd with their loud, emotional language.

    • A. 

      Indifferent

    • B. 

      Strenuous

    • C. 

      Agitated

    • D. 

      Toiled

    Correct Answer
    C. Agitated
    Explanation
    The word "agitated" means to be disturbed or provoked emotionally. In the given context, the political protestors are described as using loud and emotional language, which suggests that they are trying to provoke a reaction from the crowd. Therefore, "agitated" is the most suitable word to describe their behavior.

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  • 3. 

    A two-room apartment is just large enough for one person.

    • A. 

      Adequate

    • B. 

      Adminstered

    • C. 

      Hovel

    • D. 

      Menial

    Correct Answer
    A. Adequate
    Explanation
    The word "adequate" means sufficient or suitable for a particular purpose. In the given sentence, it is stated that a two-room apartment is just large enough for one person. This implies that the size of the apartment is sufficient or suitable for accommodating a single individual comfortably. Therefore, "adequate" is the correct answer as it best describes the situation presented in the sentence.

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  • 4. 

    The work of a logger is tiring because it requires a lot of effort.

    • A. 

      Toil

    • B. 

      Disruptive

    • C. 

      Strenuous

    • D. 

      Urgent

    Correct Answer
    C. Strenuous
    Explanation
    The word "strenuous" means requiring great effort or energy. In the given statement, it is mentioned that the work of a logger is tiring, indicating that it requires a lot of effort. Therefore, "strenuous" is the correct answer as it accurately describes the demanding nature of the job.

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  • 5. 

    The man who was causing a disturbance during the performance was asked to be quiet.

    • A. 

      Illiterate

    • B. 

      Respite

    • C. 

      Urgent

    • D. 

      Disruptive

    Correct Answer
    D. Disruptive
    Explanation
    The word "disruptive" means causing disturbance or interruption. In the given sentence, it is mentioned that a man was causing a disturbance during the performance. Therefore, the correct answer is "disruptive" as it accurately describes the behavior of the man.

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  • 6. 

    I'm afraid that this ink stain is not going to go away.

    • A. 

      Adequate

    • B. 

      Citrus

    • C. 

      Permanent

    • D. 

      Menial

    Correct Answer
    C. Permanent
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "permanent" because the statement mentions that the ink stain is not going to go away. This implies that the stain is long-lasting or cannot be removed, which aligns with the meaning of the word "permanent."

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  • 7. 

    Although I asked him for help repeatedly, he was not interested in listening to my request.

    • A. 

      Indifferent

    • B. 

      Agitated

    • C. 

      Illiterate

    • D. 

      Urgent

    Correct Answer
    A. Indifferent
    Explanation
    The word "indifferent" means lacking interest or concern. In the given sentence, the person being referred to is described as not interested in listening to the speaker's repeated requests for help. This implies that the person is not concerned or interested in the speaker's request, which aligns with the meaning of "indifferent".

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  • 8. 

    We worked in the garden all afternoon without a break from our activity.

    • A. 

      Toil

    • B. 

      Respite

    • C. 

      Menial

    • D. 

      Adequate

    Correct Answer
    B. Respite
    Explanation
    The word "respite" means a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant. In the given sentence, it is mentioned that the person worked in the garden all afternoon without a break. Therefore, the absence of a break indicates that there was no rest or relief from the activity. Hence, "respite" is the correct answer as it best fits the context of the sentence.

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  • 9. 

    What an unpleasant task it was to make my way with difficulty through 500 pages of small print.

    • A. 

      Menial

    • B. 

      Disrupt

    • C. 

      Urgent

    • D. 

      Toil

    Correct Answer
    D. Toil
    Explanation
    The word "toil" means to work hard and laboriously. In the given sentence, the speaker describes the task of going through 500 pages of small print as unpleasant and difficult. This implies that it required a significant amount of effort and hard work to complete the task. Therefore, "toil" is the correct answer as it best captures the meaning and context of the sentence.

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  • 10. 

    This medicine must be given to the patient by a nurse or doctor.

    • A. 

      Administered

    • B. 

      Strenuous

    • C. 

      Urgent

    • D. 

      Indifferent

    Correct Answer
    A. Administered
    Explanation
    The word "administered" means to give or apply something, especially a medicine or treatment, to someone. In this context, it is stated that the medicine must be given to the patient by a nurse or doctor. Therefore, "administered" is the correct answer as it accurately reflects the action of giving the medicine to the patient by a healthcare professional.

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