Because the reporter is angry, you can predict that the first blank
will be filled with a negative word. Circumlocutious means talking
in circles or beating around the bush. A circumlocutious answer is
the opposite of a direct one.
A. Incorrect. Redundant means repetitive.
B. Incorrect. Tactless means imprudent, without any manners or diplomacy,
and isnít the opposite of immediate.
C. Incorrect. Phlegmatic and lackadaisical both mean calm, composed,
laid-back and mellow.
D. Incorrect. Disputatious is just what it looks like, full of dispute,
argumentative. Heartfelt is with sincerity.
A record collection that includes all kinds of music can be described
as eclectic (composed of material from a variety of sources).
Taping every episode implies that the young boys were avid
(extremely attentive) followers of the soap - opera.
The texture of glue is
sticky; the texture of sand is
The purpose of a godown
is storage of goods. The
purpose of a motel is lodging people.
B. Incorrect. It is a trap; although linen is stored in a closet, you
cannot say "the purpose of a closet is linen".
C. Incorrect. It is also a trap; although a hangar is where you store
a plane, you canít say, "the purpose of a hanger is plane".
D. Incorrect.A desk is used for more purposes than just typing.
A bracelet goes around
a wrist; a frame goes around
A. Incorrect. It is the trap answer. A hat goes on a head; a bracelet
doesnít sit on a wrist, but goes around it.
You may not know the word
obstinate. Assume that
unknown words are synonyms. Obstinate is tubborn.
Wooden means stiff, inflexible.
A. Incorrect. Fractious means split or divide.
B. Incorrect. Strident means harsh or grating.
C. Incorrect. Although something illegal may be inconsiderate the words
arenít really synonyms.
E.Incorrect. Emaciated means
to waste away, become thin.