Find out which of the word options are appropriate to the sentence.
Example: There really isn't any news in this newspaper anymore.
a. road b. rear c. rag
Answer : c (rag means worthless as a dirty piece of cloth)
1. I wish they didn't make such a lot of noise this late at night.
a. race b. rail c. racket
2. He got a lot of points the last round.
a. racked up b. rained
3. The business is doing very well and they are really making a lot of money.
a. running it over
b. raking it in
c. right here
4. The weather is really cold and harsh at this time of year.
a. red b. raw
5. Let's go to the beach and get some sunshine.
a. rays b. root
6. This is very important so make sure you give it to him right away.
a. red nose b. red hot
c. run over
7. She is so young and innocent. It is no wonder she got exploited.
a. ripped-off b. roped-in
Answes: 1.c; 2.a; 3.b; 4.b; 5.a; 6.b; 7.a
Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon
by Jeffrey Kluger
In August 1968, one short year after three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, NASA decided that it would launch humankind’s first flight to the moon. Sixteen weeks later, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders were aboard the first manned spacecraft to depart Earth’s orbit, reach the moon, and return safely to Earth,
delivering a tear-inducing Christmas Eve message along the way.
Discrete (डिस्क्रीट) : भिन्न, अलग
Example - The recent drop in the share market was not due to a single reason but a result of many discrete economical and political events. (शेयर बाजार की हाल की गिरावट किसी एक कारण से नहीं हुई थी, बल्कि कई भिन्न आर्थिक और राजनीतिक घटनाओं का परिणाम थी।)
Discreet (डिस्क्रीट) : सावधान, चतुर, समझदार
Example - The psychiatrist was very professional and discreet; no matter how much the media asked, he never revealed anything about the problems of his famous patients. (मनोरोग चिकित्सक बड़े पेशेवर और समझदार थे; मीडिया के लाख पूछताछ करने पर भी उन्होंने कभी अपने मशहूर मरीजों की समस्याओं के बारे में कुछ जाहिर नहीं किया।)
Edify (एडफाइ) : शिक्षित करना, सिखाना
Example - The teacher's goal was to edify her students and not just force a handful of facts down their throats and test them on their ability to memorize them without understanding. (शिक्षक का ध्येय अपने विद्यार्थियों को शिक्षित करने का था न कि गिने-चुने तथ्यों को जबरन उनके गले उतारने का और बिना समझे रटने की उनकी क्षमता का इम्तिहान लेने का था।)