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- Directions for individual questions: In each of these questions, a word is underlined in the given sentence. For the underlined word, four words are listed below. Choose the word nearest in meaning to the underlined word.
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Editors are known to be pernickety about grammar.
Question 1 Explanation:
Pernickety means characterized by excessive precision and attention to trivial details. This is synonymous to fussy which means showing great attention.
I rather like the quaint little house at the end of the street.
Question 2 Explanation:
Quaint means ‘Very strange or unusual; odd or even incongruous in character or appearance’.
Many of the students at the high school thought the computer club was for nerds.
Question 3 Explanation:
In the given context, nerd means experts. Nerd refers to ‘An intelligent but single-minded expert in a particular technical field or profession’.
The football coach had a sympathetic presence, albeit a commanding one.
Question 4 Explanation:
Albeit is a conjunction meaning ‘Even though/although’
They are carrying out a charade of negotiations with the government.
Question 5 Explanation:
Charade means an absurd pretence. As an art form, it refers to ‘A composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way’.
The individual's freedom is circumscribed by his responsibility to others
Question 6 Explanation:
Circumscribed means ‘Subject to limits or subjected to limits’.
Indians are likely to be parochial.
Question 7 Explanation:
Parochial means ‘narrow-minded’.
I was discomfited to find the boss in the disco.
Question 8 Explanation:
Discomfit means ‘Cause to lose one's composure’. In the given case, the best choice is uncomfortable as it fits in the given context.
He spent most of his years debunking politicians.
Question 9 Explanation:
Debunk means ‘The exposure of falseness or pretensions’.
We arrived safely at the quay and went ashore.
Question 10 Explanation:
Quay and wharf both refer to the platform at the sea-shore where boats park.
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