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Q:

One who believes in fate?

A) determinist B) predestinarianist
C) fatalist D) All of the above
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) All of the above

Explanation:

A person that believes completely in fate is a fatalist, or sometimes predestinarianist or determinist.

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Q:

The comparative form of adjectives compares

A) more than two things or people. B) the past to the present.
C) two things or people. D) at least a dozen different times.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) two things or people.

Explanation:

A comparative compares a person or thing with another person or thing. A superlative compares a person or thing with the whole group of which that person or thing is a member

Comparative adjectives compare one person or thing with another and enable us to say whether a person or thing has more or less of a particular quality.

Example :: I’m more interested in music than studies, Arun is taller than Karthik.

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Q:

Give me a word that means the opposite of dull?

A) Sharp B) Bright
C) Exciting D) All of the above
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) All of the above

Explanation:

Dull means not sharp, not shining, not bright, ...

 

Hence, the given words are all that means the opposite of dull.

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Q:

Synonym of 'Beautiful'?

A) Alluring B) Ugly
C) Disgusting D) Loathsome
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Alluring

Explanation:

Beautiful means good looking, having pleasing personality, glamourous, charming.

Synonyms of Beautiful are handsome, attractive, alluring, cute, fair,...

 

Hence, in the given options Synonym of 'Beautiful' is Alluring.

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Q:

Small most nearly means

A) Muscular B) Slippery
C) Tiny D) Bacon
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Tiny

Explanation:

Small means a little in size or quantity.

Here in the given options, Tiny means same as small.

 

Hence, Small most nearly means as Tiny.

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Q:

Ornate is the opposite of

A) Offensive B) Elegant
C) Fancy D) Lavish
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Offensive

Explanation:

Ornate means which is beautiful, lavish one. Opposite of Ornate is ugly, offensive, dull or plain.

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Q:

Which sentence contains a misplaced modifier?

A) Covered in fluffiness, the couple played with the kitten. B) While playing, Lancaster jumped on the feathers.
C) While eating a croissant, Latha waved to the crowd. D) Having eaten lunch, the girl turned on the laptop.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Covered in fluffiness, the couple played with the kitten.

Explanation:

When modifiers are misplaced or put in the wrong place, things can get quite confusing. A modifier adds detail or limits or changes the meaning of another word or phrase. 

 

Here Option A) "Covered in fluffiness, the couple played with the kitten" is the ony sentence contains a misplaced modifier. In the sentence, it gives the meaning that the couple are fluffy not the kitten.

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Q:

Foam brightens like the dogwood now is an example of

A) a metaphor B) consonance
C) a simile D) alliteration
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) a simile

Explanation:

A simile is a figure of speech in which two different things are compared using like or as words.

 

Here in the given sentence, Foam brightens like the dogwood foam's brightness is compared to dogwood. Hence, it is a simile.

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