The Nearest Word #Vocabulary

Vocabulary plays a very important role in IELTS. Considering this questions to find

The Nearest Word

are given.
QUESTION:
For each of the following sentences, choose the option that is closest in meaning to the word bold

  1. There were people during 1930s who were staunch nationalists.

    1. Strong and loyal in your opinions or attitude
    2. A force of attraction that causes people to move towards each other.
    3. Relating to or connected with money
    4. The study and measurement of time
  2. The national flag is unfurled by the president on 15 august every year.

    1. To take things out of something.
    2. Not seen or noticed
    3. To open something that is tightly curled or rolled.
    4. A person or thing that puts seeds in the ground
  3. He seems to compensate for the forefathers who disdained the poor.

    1. To form a wrong opinion about someone or a situation
    2. The feeling that somebody or something is not good enough for your respect
    3. Intended to help people remember and respect important person or event in the past
    4. Impressive to look at
  4. The police came to confiscate all our possessions.

    1. To officially take from something from somebody, especially as a punishment.
    2. A thing that causes disease
    3. Not very polite or educated or fashionable
    4. Making you unable to think carefully
  5. The inspector was astounded.

    1. To surprise or shock somebody.
    2. A number by which other number is divided
    3. A short horse with strong legs
    4. To be a perfect example of something.

ANSWERS
1-a
2-c
3-b
4-a
5-a

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Sentence Completion

Sentence Completion

are the most common questions asked in IELTS. So go and practice lots of questions based on sentence completion.
Given below are five sentences with some blanks in them. Your task is to complete the sentence with the most appropriate word given in the options.

  1. Innovation would ___ in one trading hub for a while but then stagnate, sometimes because of external predators-roving pirates, invading barbarians but more often because of internal parasites.

    1. perish
    2. palliate
    3. flourish
    4. dramatize
  2. Boomers and their parents also spent their ___ years away from the cities, where newer immigrants tended to gather unlike today’s young people who have become more involved with immigrants.

    1. fantastic
    2. frenetic
    3. formative
    4. idyllic
  3. ____, shy dogs tend to live much longer that bold, aggressive dogs.

    1. febrile
    2. captivated
    3. docile
    4. ferocious
  4. When a mouse catches a whiff of a cat or a rat, it steps away from the direction of the scent, generally backward so it can keep an eye on the ______

    1. predator
    2. cannibal
    3. perfume
    4. swath
  5. Scientist have been able to formulate _ _______in the case of DNA, but definitive research has yet to provide a similar formulation for a finger print or a voice.

    1. fornesics
    2. nostrum
    3. distinctiveness
    4. therapeutic

Answers-:
1-3
2-3
3-2
4-1
5-3
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Do As Directed Questions

Given below are questions wherein what has to be done is given in the question itself. So, go on and

Do As Directed

in the question-:

    1. They should help him. (choose the sentence closest in meaning)
      1. They should be helped.
      2. He shall be helped
      3. He should be helped.
      4. He would be helped.
    2. We could hear a strange noise in the dark. (choose the sentence closest in meaning)
      1. A strange noise could be heard in the dark.
      2. No noise could be heard in the dark.
      3. A strange noise was heard in the dark.
      4. It’s a strange noise.
    3. It is __________ film I have never seen. (fill it up with the most appropriate option)
      1. worse
      2. The worse
      3. The worst
      4. worth
    4. Ten years ago, I _____________ in Scotland. (fill it up with the most appropriate option)
      1. Have worked
      2. worked
      3. Had worked
      4. Will work
    5. I __ quietly ________ when the fire started.
      1. Have been reading
      2. Had read
      3. Was reading
      4. read


ANSWERS

1-c
2-c
3-c
4-c
5-c

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Explanations 101

Knowing the right answers is not enough. Explanations make learning better.

Explanations 101

  1. The clue in the question is threatening. While there is no indicator to fit illicit, cosmic is irrelevant. Only D is correct choice.
  2. The blank is followed by the words even revolutionary, which clearly point at A as the right choice.
  3. The correct word should be a synonym of domestic activates. Hence, d is the correct option.
  4. The right choice should be similar to resistant or reluctant. The clue is but followed by more seriously and this makes C as the right choice.
  5. The key part of the question is ‘although.. in an orderly sequence’. Hence we have to check and option which is opposite to orderly. Hence the right option is varies.

Don’t cram, understand it. The better you comprehend, the higher you achieve.
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