Grammatical practice

Read the following sentences and try to choose the best definition for the underlined and italicized word by searching for context clues in the sentence.

The baseball player’s malice toward the referee was revealed in his spiteful remarks to the media, which almost ruined the referee’s career.

  1. Vindictive
  2. Crazy
  3. Rude
  4. Unpleasant (Answer)

Although Zahid is much too inexperienced for the managerial position, he is a willful young man and obdurately refuses to withdraw his application.

  1. Foolishly
  2. Reluctantly
  3. Constantly
  4. Stubbornly (Answer)

Excited about winning the award, Marium walked up to the podium and delivered an animated acceptance speech.

  1. Abbreviated
  2. Courteous
  3. Reserved
  4. Lively (Answer)

The doctors were that their theory had been fortified by the new research.

  1. Reinforced (Answer)
  2. Altered
  3. Disputed
  4. Developed


Questines  are based on the following paragraph

In a prolonged space fight ;besides the obvious hazards of meteors; rocky debris and radiation astronouts will have to deals with muscle atrophy brought on by weightlessness therefore when they return to earth they face a protacted periodof wait training to rebuild their stength

what is the most likely meaning of the underlined word debris as it is used in this passage?

  1. fragments
  2. decay (Answer)
  3. bacteria
  4. alien life

the underlined word atrophy; as used in the paragraph most nearlymeans

  1. pain
  2. wasting (Answer)
  3. weakning
  4. cramping

Choose the best pair of words that complete the sentence:

Because of the excelent preservation of the fossil; anatomical details of early horseshoe carabs were —for the first time enabling experts to – evolution of the horseshoe crab.

  1. scrutinized-ensure (Answer)
  2. verified-advance
  3. identified distort
  4. clarified reassess

the philosophers claimed that a person who must consciously –his or her own indifferance before helping another –is behaving more nobly than was whoes basic disposition allows such an act to be performed without –

  1. feing-enthusiasm (Answer)


  1. embrace-duplicity
  2. overcome-deliberation

The skeleton of – bird that was recently discoverd indicated that this ancient creature — today“s birds in that unlike earlier birds and unlike reptilian ancestors it had not a tooth in its head .

  1. a primval obscured
  2. a unique –preempted
  3. a primitive-anticipated (Answer)
  4. a contemporary-foreshrdowed

Choose the pair of words that best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed in the original pair

Program: concert::

  1. bibliography: book
  2. menu entree (Answer)
  3. questionnair : poll
  4. agenda : meeting

Enthusiasm : mania ::

  1. idea inspiration
  2. nightmare : hallucination
  3. failure : disgust
  4. suspicion : paranoia (Answer)

cartographer: map::

  1. astronomar: stars (Answer)
  2. carpenter: wood
  3. lumberjack: saw
  4. tailor: clothing

Choose the word or phrase which is most nearly opposite in meaning to the given word.


  1. east aspersions on
  2. deny the relevance of (Answer)
  3. placate
  4. misrepresent

Choose the word or phrase which is most nearly opposite in meaning to the given word.


  1. renovate
  2. entrust
  3. unfasten
  4. encourage (Answer)

Choose the word or phrase which is most nearly opposite in meaning to the given word.


  1. reversed
  2. lofty
  3. horizontal (Answer)
  4. thin

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