Verbal - related words and phrases

Verbal - related words and phrases
Question:-
Option (A)
color : sever
Option (B)
pie : exponentiate
Option (C)
gun : lance
Option (D)
period : stop
Correct Option:
D
Question Solution:
A CARET(^) is an editing symbol that indicates where a word should be INSERTED. Similaraly, a PERIOD is a grammatical symbol indicating a STOP.
Question:-
Option (A)
mountain : avalanche
Option (B)
book :paper
Option (C)
vault : trifles
Option (D)
sanctuary : refuge
Correct Option:
D
Question Solution:
By definition, a coffer is a container in which to store valuables. Similarly, a SANCTUARY is by definition a place of REFUGE. The answer is D
Question:-
Option (A)
assume : disguise
Option (B)
bestir : deferment
Option (C)
fret : contentment
Option (D)
fidget : uneasiness
Correct Option:
D
Question Solution:
A CURTSY (bow) is a sign of REVERENCE. Similarly, FIDGETING is a sign of UNEASINESS.
Question:-
Option (A)
specious : revile
Option (B)
cunning : steal
Option (C)
forensic : debate
Option (D)
troubled : broach
Correct Option:
C
Question Solution:
DIDACTIC refers to the teaching process. Similarly, FORENSIC refers to the debating process.
Question:-
Option (A)
critique : play
Option (B)
review : manuscript
Option (C)
stanza : poem
Option (D)
foreword : preface
Correct Option:
C
Question Solution:
Paraphrase: An EXCERPT is part of a NOVEL.
Notice how in answer-choice (b) MANUSCRIPT reminds you of NOVEL: a manuscript could be an unpublished novel. This is an eye-catcher. However, a REVIEW is not part of a manuscript. The other eye-catcher in this problem is PREFACE in answer choice (d). FOREWORD and PREFACE mean the same.
However the answer is (c)
Question:-
Option (A)
type : book
Option (B)
ball : soccer
Option (C)
glove : baseball
Option (D)
racket : tennis
Correct Option:
D
Question Solution:
Paraphrase: "A CLUB is used to play GOLF"
However, the paraphrase eliminates only answer-choice (a). A more specific paraphrase is "A CLUB is used to strike a ball in the game of GOLF." Similarly, a RACKET is used to strike a ball in the game of TENNIS. The answer is (d)