A school is a group of
fish; a herd is a group of sheep.
A. Incorrect. A beach
is not a group of sand.
B. Incorrect. Oceans are
not groups of rivers.
An archipelago is a group
of islands; a federation is
a group of states.
An atheist has no belief
in God. A pragmatist (a realist,
a practical person) does not believe in fantasy.
A Incorrect. A prophet believs in wisdom because he conveys wisdom.
C. Incorrect. A tutor believs in education because he helps others learn.
B. Incorrect. A hypochondriac is a person who always thinks heís ill
and probably loves medication.
E. Incorrect. A reprobate is a cruel, wicked person who probably is
fond of committing cruel acts.
limp, not stiff. Your skin is flaccid if
youíve lost a lot of weight and havenít worked out
to tighten up the loosened skin. Transparent means
B. Incorrect. A boastful person brags and so is not modest.
C. Incorrect. Secluded means alone, separate; a secluded
person would not be sociable or part of a group.
D. Incorrect. Irreverent means disrespectful, and would
describe one who is not easily astonished by others.
E. Incorrect. Coerced (forced into) is the opposite of
Something nocturnal happens
at night; not during
the day. One cannot jog in a bath.
B. Incorrect. It is a trap answer. Fatuous doesnít mean "full
of fat", in the sense of being overweight. It means silly, ridiculous,
and is associated with the word infatuated. If you are infatuated with
someone, you act silly or fatuously whenever the person is around.
D. Incorrect. Urban means city; an urban landscape is a
E. Incorrect. Languid means sluggish, listless and describes
you at naptime.
A visionary (a dreamer, one
who looks into the future and
is not necessarily practical) is quixotic (idealistic).
A quixotic person has his head in the clouds,
is a dreamer, is impractical. A pugilist (a fighter,
a boxer) is brawny (muscular, strong).
A. Incorrect. Servile means humble and submissive (like
a servant) and is more likely the characteristic of an employee than
of an employer.
C. Incorrect. A toady (a sycophant, a yes-man, an over-flatterer).
Autonomous means self-governing, self-controlling. These
are opposites: today is not autonomous.
D. Incorrect. An idiot is not sagacious, which means wise.
E. Incorrect. A pacifist (a peaceful person) is not belligerent
(argumentative, ready to fight).