One Word Substitutes

  1. No matter where we go, The Internet seems to be following us. Almost all the device is being made with an Internet
    connection.The Internet is truly
    "ubiquitous"
    If something is "ubiquitous"
    1. it is fuzzy and will bite you
    2. it is everywhere
    3. it costs too much money
    4. it causes rashes
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    Correct Option: B

    Ubiquitous means present, appearing, or found everywhere

    Smartphones are becoming increasingly ubiquitous
    We live in a society where the term "stress" has become ubiquitous

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  1. Speaking rudely to the judges was rash behavior. You really hurt your chances of winning!
    In the above context, what does “rash” mean?
    1. an itchy skin condition
    2. funny
    3. trying to hide or disguise a piece of cheese
    4. with little thought or consideration
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    Correct Option: D

    Rash means acting or done without careful consideration of the possible consequences

    Some of the synonyms are- reckless, impetuous, impulsive, hasty, overhasty, foolhardy, incautious, precipitate, precipitous, premature, careless, heedless, thoughtless, imprudent, foolish

    Countries need to stop and think this through and not make any rash decisions before starting a war

    Due to rash attack by the enemies, the army was able to overpower them

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  1. Some people are always bashing the government just like others bashed the one before him. But shouldn't
    everyone find something to praise him for, at least once in a while?
    What does “bashing” mean in the above selection?
    1. hitting hard with a heavy tool
    2. going to too many expensive parties
    3. speaking or writing harshly about
    4. voting for a different candidate
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    Correct Option: C

    The literal meaning of bash is "strike hard and violently"
    He was bashed on his head by street thugs
    But the figurative meaning is "to hit someone by speaking or writing harshly about"
    In the sentence above, bash refers to its figurative meaning
    Hence the answer is C

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  1. Wherever Dr Kalam went, the esteemed former president and nuclear scientist was applauded for his contribution to the nation.
    What does “esteemed” mean?
    1. held over boiling water
    2. very old
    3. unable to chew gum
    4. greatly admired
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    Correct Option: D

    Esteemed means regarded with respect, honored, prestigious

    The esteemed panel discussed crucial issues on a televised debate

    The esteemed judge ruled in the favor of convict due to lack of evidence

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  1. I believe that if you lower taxes it will be an incentive for them
    to work harder as they can save more.

    What is the meaning of “incentive”?
    1. a reason to do something
    2. a small amount of money
    3. a tax
    4. a good job
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    Correct Option: A

    Incentive means a thing that motivates or encourages someone to do something

    Some of its synonyms are inducement, motivation, motive, reason, stimulus, stimulant, spur, impetus, encouragement

    He had no incentive to work after he was refused a promotion
    Companies provide various incentives to attract and retain talent

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