TACHS Reading : Abstract Nouns

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for TACHS Reading

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Abstract Nouns

A sharp and well-schooled attorney, Roger Howarsmith was always praised for his acumen in the field of tax law.

Possible Answers:

Coalesce

Imply

Anoint

Insight

Correct answer:

Insight

Explanation:

“Acumen” is a noun that refers to the sharpness of mind and describes someone who can make quick and insightful decisions; therefore the best available synonym is “insight” which means perceptiveness. For clarification, "imply" means to suggest without directly expressing; "coalesce" means to merge or bring things together.

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