Important Pairs of Words MCQs

Mitigate:
Meaning: to make something less harmful, unpleasant or bad
Use in sentence: It is unclear how to mitigate the effects of tourism on the island.

Alleviate:

Meaning: to make something bad such as pain or problems less severe
Use in sentence: The drugs did nothing to alleviate her pain/suffering.

Persecute:
Meaning: to treat someone unfairly or cruelly over a long period of time because of their race, religion, or political beliefs or to annoy someone by refusing to leave them alone
Use in sentence: Religious minorities were persecuted and massacred during the ten-year regime.

Prosecute:

Meaning: to officially accuse someone of committing a crime in a court of law, or (of a lawyer) to try to prove that a person accused of committing a crime is guilty of that crime
Use in sentence: He was prosecuted for fraud.

Popular:

Meaning: liked, enjoyed or supported by many people
Use in sentence: She's the most popular teacher in school.

Populace:
Meaning: the ordinary people who live in a particular country or place
Use in sentence: Some studies show that workers in the nuclear industry are more likely than the general populace to get cancer.

Compliment:
Meaning: remark that expresses approval, admiration or respect
Use in sentence: I take it as a compliment when people say I look like my mother.

Complement:
Meaning: to make something else seem better or more attractive when combining with it
Use in sentence: The music complements her voice perfectly. (Pair Repeated: 1)

Excite:
Meaning: to make someone have strong feelings of happiness and enthusiasm
Use in sentence: Nothing about my life excites me at present.

Incite:
Meaning: to encourage someone to do or feel something unpleasant or violent
Use in sentence: She was expelled for inciting her classmates to rebel against their teachers.

Voracity:
Meaning: excessive desire to eat
Use in sentence: On reaching the ship they were offered some bread, which they devoured with a voracious appetite.

Veracity:
Meaning: the quality of being true, honest or accurate
Use in sentence: The veracity of the second claim can be tested against the findings of archeology.

Virtuous:
Meaning: having good moral qualities and behavior
Use in sentence: He described them as a virtuous and hard-working people.

Virtual:
Meaning: describes something that can be done or seen using a computer and therefore without going anywhere or talking to anyone
Use in sentence: In tests, we have found the virtual machine runs at a reasonable speed.

Exceptional:
Meaning: much greater than usual, especially in skill, intelligence, quality, etc
Use in sentence: The Company has shown exceptional growth over the past two years.

Exceptionable:
Meaning: offensive or upsetting
Use in sentence: This action is normally only taken in exceptionable circumstances.

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