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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Double-Word Analogy

Directions: Choose the pair of words that is related in the same way as the given pair of words.
1. blend : mix ::
2. abattoir : slaughterhouse ::
3. marriageable : nubile ::
4. numismatist : money ::
5. anxious : easy ::
6. goat : kid ::
7. key : lock ::
8. dog : kennel ::
9. book : leaves ::
10. panda : China ::
11. jubilant : morose ::
12. tiny : microscopic ::
13. to smile : to guffaw ::
14. hand : arm ::
15. pre : post ::
16. auditorium : audience ::
17. Edgar Allan Poe : Annabel Lee ::
18. advise : counsel ::
19. perspire : sweat ::
20. extricate : set free ::
21. maggot : fly ::
22. he : him ::
23. lie : to recline ::
24. igloo : Eskimo ::
25. dictionary : word meanings ::
26. extemporaneous : rehearsed ::
27. tavern : bar ::
28. duchess : duke ::
29. dwindle : decrease ::
30. prowess : cowardice ::
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013


Directions: Choose the word closest in meaning to the bold world in the sentence.
1. We should never be apathetic towards other people for we have a social responsibility to fulfill.
2. A good leader should be cognizant of the numerous issues that affect his constituents.
3. Always be careful not to issue any disparaging remarks against other people.
4. Flowers are ephemeral; they bloom yet wither in a week or so later.
5. A fastidious person will never find true happiness.
6. The Ortigas Center is filled with gargantuan buildings, some having up to 50 floors.
7. Nobody liked haughty Monty who kept bragging about his riches.
8. The corrupt policeman was discharged from service due to his ignominious act of accepting bribes.
9. The impudent child was scolded for answering back to older people.
10. Spores are infinitesimal reproductive units of fungi and lower plants.
11. Never trust an insidious person because you’ll never know what goes on in his mind.
12. Jessica is an irascible girl who frequently has tantrums.
13. Surgeons should be meticulous especially when performing operations.
14. Christ teaches us to be concerned about putting riches in heaven and not to be obsessed with mundane things.
15. Rochelle has difficulty seeing things from afar because she is myopic.
16. Regina, being a child of three, is oblivious to the world around her.
17. Man can never be omniscient like God.
18. The piquant mouse was able to find its way out of the maze in a short while.
19. It is now plausible to say that someday, interplanetary travel will no longer be impossible.
20. A prudent person is not easily deceived.
21. “Spare the rod and spoil the child” is a common aphorism.
22. Charmaine’s deportment is highly commendable.
23. For enmity and hate are contrary to friendship and concord.
24. The Filipino’s fortitude is the reason why he seldom complains.
25. Poverty should never be viewed as an impediment towards attaining good education.
26. The students were upbraided for misbehaving during the assembly.
27. Urbane people are appalled by rude behavior.
28. Clowns are never vapid but the sick usually are.
29. The client was asked to verify the veracity of the statement of accounts issued.
30. Dentists believe that babies should be weaned from feeding bottles as soon as possible to prevent malformation of the infants’ erupting teeth.
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Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Directions: Choose the word opposite in meaning to the bold world in the sentence.
1. CJ de Silva's painting abilities are uncanny.
2. Beside the boulevard are gigantic buildings.
3. He often got into trouble because he was brusque.
4. The reporter’s candid remarks caught the mayoralty candidate off-guard.
5. The mean boys derided the sickly boy.
6. Charm was ecstatic when she won first prize in the short story writing contest.
7. Migraine headaches are excruciating.
8. The quiz proved to be facile so the students got high scores.
9. The garrulous girls were distanced from each other.
10. The heathens used to practice cannibalism.
11. Keep on believing that physical disability is not a hindrance to success.
12. Never operate a machine once you are inebriated.
13. The people inveighed against the sharp increase in oil prices.
14. Some people believe that breaking a mirror is a jinx.
15. The players were confused when the kibitzers suddenly butted-in during the team’s huddle.
16. The lanky lad stood out among the average-sized students.
17. The sickly dog was given a lethal dose of morphine tablets.
18. Heinous criminals are truly loathsome.
19. We listened attentively to the mellifluous sound produced by the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.
20. The free medical and dental checkup conducted by the AFP Group is just a proof of their munificence.
21. Justice calls for penalizing nefarious acts.
22. The MSA Reviewer Books are noteworthy materials.
23. You will never get sufficient nourishment if you are obdurate in refusing to eat vegetables.
24. Don’t be so obtrusive but instead, mind your own business.
25. I admire people who are modest despite their opulence.
26. Do you always try to be a paragon of virtue?
27. Tragic stories had so much pathos that it let me feeling down.
28. Chin is such a precocious girl who can already read at age three.
29. She had the quixotic idea that she was a reincarnation of a British princess.
30. The ramshackle building collapsed easily.
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