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  • 1. 

    The Consequences were unexpected.

    • A.

      Gifts

    • B.

      Compliments

    • C.

      Results

    • D.

      Visitors

    Correct Answer
    C. Results
    Explanation
    The word "consequences" suggests that something happened as a result of a previous action or event. The word "unexpected" indicates that these consequences were not anticipated or foreseen. Out of the given options, "results" best fits this context as it refers to the outcome or consequences of a particular action or situation. Therefore, "results" is the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    Obliterate most likely means

    • A.

      Build

    • B.

      Construct

    • C.

      Destroy

    • D.

      Fill with water

    Correct Answer
    C. Destroy
    Explanation
    The word "obliterate" means to completely destroy or eliminate something. It implies a complete and thorough destruction, leaving no trace behind. Therefore, out of the given options, "destroy" is the most suitable synonym for the word "obliterate".

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  • 3. 

    Unison most likely means

    • A.

      Together

    • B.

      Apart

    • C.

      Individually

    • D.

      Character

    Correct Answer
    A. Together
    Explanation
    Unison most likely means "together" because it is a term used to describe when multiple things or people are in complete agreement or harmony, acting or singing in perfect synchronization. It implies a sense of unity and coordination among the individuals involved, emphasizing their collective action or performance.

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  • 4. 

    Novice most like means

    • A.

      Experienced

    • B.

      Professional

    • C.

      Boxer

    • D.

      Amateur

    Correct Answer
    D. Amateur
    Explanation
    Novice most likely means "amateur" because a novice is someone who is new or inexperienced in a particular field or activity. In this context, a novice boxer would refer to someone who is just starting out in boxing and has little to no experience. The term "amateur" is often used to describe someone who is not a professional in a specific field, further supporting the connection between novice and amateur in this question.

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  • 5. 

    Turmoil most likely means

    • A.

      Confusion

    • B.

      Calm

    • C.

      Orderly

    • D.

      Doctor

    Correct Answer
    A. Confusion
    Explanation
    Turmoil refers to a state of confusion, disorder, or chaos. It implies a lack of calmness or orderliness. The word "confusion" accurately captures the meaning of turmoil, making it the most likely choice among the given options.

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  • 6. 

    Ravage most likely means

    • A.

      Dodge

    • B.

      Assist

    • C.

      Tear apart

    • D.

      Hurt

    Correct Answer
    C. Tear apart
    Explanation
    The word "ravage" typically refers to causing severe damage or destruction. When something is "torn apart," it implies that it has been greatly damaged or destroyed. Therefore, "tear apart" is the most suitable synonym for "ravage" among the given options.

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  • 7. 

    Evasive most like means

    • A.

      Dodge

    • B.

      Assist

    • C.

      Correct

    • D.

      Helpful

    Correct Answer
    A. Dodge
    Explanation
    The word "evasive" suggests avoiding or escaping something, which is similar to the meaning of "dodge." "Assist," "correct," and "helpful" do not convey the same idea of avoiding or escaping, so they are not the most similar in meaning to "evasive."

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  • 8. 

    Chide most likely means

    • A.

      Joke

    • B.

      Hamper

    • C.

      Stab

    • D.

      Hurt

    Correct Answer
    A. Joke
    Explanation
    Chide most likely means "joke" because it is the option that best aligns with the meaning of the word. Chide means to scold or reprimand someone, whereas "joke" refers to something said or done to provoke laughter. The other options - hamper, stab, and hurt - do not accurately reflect the meaning of chide.

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  • 9. 

    Cease most likely means

    • A.

      Continue

    • B.

      Halt

    • C.

      Turn

    • D.

      Take

    Correct Answer
    B. Halt
    Explanation
    Cease means to stop or bring to an end. It is the opposite of continue, turn, or take. Therefore, the correct answer is halt, which means to come to a stop or cease movement.

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  • 10. 

    Vague most likely means

    • A.

      Exact

    • B.

      Hot

    • C.

      Limber

    • D.

      Unclear

    Correct Answer
    D. Unclear
    Explanation
    The word "vague" refers to something that is not clear or specific. It lacks detail or precision, making it difficult to understand or define. Therefore, "unclear" is the correct answer as it best captures the meaning of "vague."

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  • 11. 

    Savory most definitely

    • A.

      Exact

    • B.

      Hot

    • C.

      Limber

    • D.

      Tasty

    Correct Answer
    D. Tasty
    Explanation
    This question is asking for a word that describes the taste of something. Out of the given options, "tasty" is the only word that fits this description. "Savory" refers to a specific flavor profile, "exact" relates to precision or accuracy, "hot" describes temperature, and "limber" refers to flexibility or agility. Therefore, "tasty" is the correct answer as it directly relates to the taste of something.

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  • 12. 

    Inhabit most definitely means

    • A.

      Live in

    • B.

      Eaten

    • C.

      Driven

    • D.

      Caught

    Correct Answer
    A. Live in
    Explanation
    The word "inhabit" means to live in or occupy a place as a permanent resident. It implies that someone or something resides or dwells in a particular location or habitat. Therefore, the correct answer is "live in."

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  • 13. 

    Small most likely means

    • A.

      Large

    • B.

      Hit

    • C.

      Tiny

    • D.

      Aim

    Correct Answer
    D. Aim
    Explanation
    The word "small" is often used to describe something that is not big in size. In this context, "small" is being contrasted with the other options given: "large," "hit," and "tiny." Out of these options, "aim" is the most likely meaning because it is the only one that relates to size. When aiming, one typically focuses on a specific target or goal, which can be considered a smaller or more precise action compared to the other options.

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  • 14. 

    In the principal office the boys began to fidget

    • A.

      Move about nervously

    • B.

      Laugh uncontrollably

    • C.

      Speak quietly

    • D.

      Stomp loudly

    Correct Answer
    A. Move about nervously
    Explanation
    The phrase "fidget" means to move about restlessly or nervously. Therefore, in the principal's office, the boys began to fidget implies that they started to move about in a restless or nervous manner. This suggests that they were feeling uncomfortable or anxious in that setting.

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  • 15. 

    Salary most likely means

    • A.

      Wage

    • B.

      Profit

    • C.

      Auction

    • D.

      Emplyment

    Correct Answer
    A. Wage
    Explanation
    The term "salary" refers to the amount of money that an individual earns for their work, usually on a regular basis. Among the given options, "wage" is the most suitable term as it specifically relates to the payment for labor or services on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis. "Profit" refers to the financial gain or benefit obtained from a business or investment, "auction" is a public sale where goods or services are sold to the highest bidder, and "employment" refers to the state of being employed or having a job. Therefore, "wage" is the most likely meaning of the term "salary".

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  • 16. 

    Massive most likely means

    • A.

      Full

    • B.

      Huge

    • C.

      Strong

    • D.

      Offensive

    Correct Answer
    B. Huge
    Explanation
    The word "massive" is often used to describe something that is very large or immense in size or quantity. It implies a sense of great magnitude or scale. Therefore, "huge" is the best synonym for "massive" among the given options as it conveys the idea of something being extremely large.

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  • 17. 

    Flaunt most likely means

    • A.

      Make defective

    • B.

      Show off

    • C.

      Reverse

    • D.

      Inflate

    Correct Answer
    B. Show off
    Explanation
    The word "flaunt" is commonly used to describe someone who shows off or displays their possessions, achievements, or qualities in a boastful or ostentatious manner. Therefore, the correct answer is "show off".

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  • 18. 

    Hoist most likely means

    • A.

      Hold

    • B.

      Lift

    • C.

      Boast

    • D.

      Dampen

    Correct Answer
    B. Lift
    Explanation
    Hoist most likely means "lift". The word "hoist" is commonly used to refer to the action of lifting something, typically using a mechanical device or pulley system. It implies raising or elevating an object or weight from a lower position to a higher one. Therefore, "lift" is the most appropriate synonym for "hoist" among the given options.

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  • 19. 

    For a dog, he seems choosy.

    • A.

      Old

    • B.

      Smart

    • C.

      Particular

    • D.

      Peculiar

    Correct Answer
    C. Particular
    Explanation
    The phrase "For a dog, he seems choosy" implies that the dog is displaying a level of selectiveness or discernment that is unexpected or unusual for dogs in general. The word "particular" is the best fit as it means having a preference for certain things or being selective. It accurately describes the dog's behavior of being choosy, making it the correct answer.

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  • 20. 

    My uncle was a coroner.

    • A.

      Member of royalty

    • B.

      Police reporter

    • C.

      Medical examiner

    • D.

      Brass musician

    Correct Answer
    C. Medical examiner
    Explanation
    A coroner is a person who investigates and determines the cause of death in cases where it is suspicious or unexplained. The role of a medical examiner is closely related to that of a coroner, as they both involve conducting autopsies and examining bodies to determine the cause of death. Therefore, it is logical to conclude that if someone is a coroner, they would likely be a medical examiner as well.

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  • 21. 

    Clumsy most nearly means

    • A.

      Backward

    • B.

      Awkward

    • C.

      Stupid

    • D.

      Noisy

    Correct Answer
    B. Awkward
    Explanation
    The word "clumsy" refers to a lack of coordination or gracefulness. "Awkward" is the closest synonym in this context as it also implies a lack of ease or grace in movement or behavior. The other options do not accurately capture the meaning of "clumsy."

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  • 22. 

    He heard the story firsthand.

    • A.

      On the radio

    • B.

      While eavesdropping

    • C.

      Yesterday

    • D.

      From the source

    Correct Answer
    D. From the source
    Explanation
    The phrase "from the source" indicates that the person heard the story directly from the original or primary source. This suggests that the information is reliable and accurate, as it has not been filtered or distorted through any intermediate channels.

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  • 23. 

    Energetic most likely means

    • A.

      Determined

    • B.

      Important

    • C.

      Active

    • D.

      Fast

    Correct Answer
    C. Active
    Explanation
    The word "energetic" refers to having a lot of energy or being lively and enthusiastic. Among the given options, "active" is the closest in meaning to "energetic." Being active implies being physically or mentally engaged, lively, and full of energy. Therefore, "active" is the most suitable synonym for "energetic" in this context.

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