PART I – COMPULSORY
(a) Choose the word that is near most similar in meaning to the Capitalized words.
|GUILE||sly or cunning intelligence.
Similar: cunning, slyness, deception, treachery
Opposite: honesty, candour
|ESSAY||a short piece of writing on a particular subject, an attempt or effort.
Similar: article, composition, attempt, effort, endeavor
|INCEPTION||the establishment or starting point of an institution or activity.
Similar: establishment, institution, foundation, beginning, starting point
|EXPATRIATE||a person who lives outside their native country.
Similar: emigrant, non-native, migrant
|SINISTER||giving the impression that something harmful or evil is happening or will happen.
Similar: menacing, evil
|CONTRAPTION||a machine or device that appears strange or unnecessarily complicated, and often badly made or unsafe.
Similar: device, gadget, apparatus, mechanism
Similar: antipathy, hostility, antagonism, enmity
|CONDONE||accept (behaviour that is considered morally wrong or offensive).
approve or sanction (something), especially with reluctance.
Similar: take no notice of, accept, allow
Opposite: condemn, punish
|PLAGIARISM||the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own.
Similar: copying, infringement of copyright, piracy, theft, stealing, poaching, appropriation, cribbing
|IMPEACHMENT||a charge of misconduct made against the holder of a public office.
a charge of treason or another crime against the state.
the action of calling into question the integrity or validity of something.
Similar: indictment, charge
(b) Choose the word that is nearly most opposite in meaning to the Capitalized words.
infinite or unending time.
the state or fact of lasting only for a short time
wild and noisy disorder or confusion; uproar.
a state of stillness, calmness, and quiet in a person or place.
voluntarily cease to keep or claim; give up.
take or begin to have (power or responsibility).
continually criticized and given orders by one’s wife or female partner (typically used of a man).
(of an action, idea, or aim) deserving praise and commendation.
not deserving respect or attention.
represent (something) as being larger, better, or worse than it really is.
spoken or done without preparation.
dismiss (an idea or suggestion) as being foolish or impractical.
Similar: reject, dismiss