In each question, there are three sentences. Each has a pair of words that are italicised and highlighted. From the italicised and highlighted words, select the most appropriate words (A or B) to form correct sentences. The sentences are followed by options that indicate the words, which may be selected to correctly complete the set of sentences. From the options given, choose the most appropriate one.

The wind was abaft (A) / abase (B) which made the ship glide faster towards our destination.

The player was fined for using abrasive (A) / asquint (B) language during the game.

Since Carol was told she would have to stray away from painting the walls bright blues and reds, she chose a colour from the acoustic (A) / achromatic (B) colour scheme.

A AAB Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
B AAA Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
C BAA Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
D ABA Correct Answer Incorrect Answer


abaft means toward the stern; behind abase means to lower so as to hurt feelings abrasive means rude/nasty asquint means a glance from the corner of the eye acoustic means related to sound achromatic means for something to be colourless usually with black, white and greys

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