ANS 2001 June Part B – Nearest in Meaning

From the words or group of words lettered A to D below each of the following sentences, choose the word that is nearest in meaning to the underlined words as it is used in the sentence. 

30. The criminal was incarcerated.

A. arrested
B. pardoned
C. imprisoned
D. cautioned

Answer: C

31. The manager soon found out that my sister was a competent typist.

A. patient
B. capable
C. hardworking
D. careless


32. At the inception of his administration, the Governor was very popular.

A. end
B. beginning
C. dissolution
D. peak


33. The business anticipated the collapse of the bank.

A. prevented
B. caused
C. foresaw
D. pre-empted


34. The plaintiff was dissatisfied with the decision of the court.

A. solicitor
B. accused
C. complainant
D. respondent


35. The judge was incorruptible.

A. frank
B. unreliable
C. incorrigible
D. honest


36. Mr Preye is a stern father.

A. wicked
B. loving
C. conservation
D. strict


37. My first son is an unusually audacious boy.

A. daring
B. clever
C. cowardly
D. mischievous


38. Amina often makes derogatory remarks about her husband.

A. arrogant
B. belittling
C. laudable
D. discreet


ANS 2001 June Part B – Nearest in Meaning
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