HSPT Verbal : Verbal Classifications: Multiple or Other Parts of Speech

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Example Question #1081 : Hspt Verbal Skills

Which word does not belong with the others?

Possible Answers:

awareness

know

perceive

consciousness

comprehensive

Correct answer:

comprehensive

Explanation:

The four related words all indicate the state of being aware of something, though none of them indicate anything more than the awareness itself (or at least do not indicate deep awareness). The word “comprehensive” means complete and thorough, and thus does not allign with the meaning of the four related words.

Example Question #22 : Verbal Classifications: Multiple Or Other Parts Of Speech

Which word does not belong with the others?

Possible Answers:

deny

slow

competitive

playful

beautiful

Correct answer:

deny

Explanation:

"Deny" is a verb which means to refuse to give or grant something as well as refusal to admit the truth or the existence of something. You might deny the existence of aliens; or you could deny your responsibility for breaking the TV. All of the other words, "beautiful," "slow," "playful," and "competitive," are adjectives that describe something. "Deny" does not fit with these words because it is not the same part of speech.

Example Question #1082 : Hspt Verbal Skills

Which word does not belong with the others?

Possible Answers:

antithesis

opposite

contrary

inverse

different

Correct answer:

different

Explanation:

First, observe that all of these words pertain to being different in some manner. Still, there is a distinction between being “opposite” and being merely “different.” Two things can differ by a mere degree—as bright green differs from a hue of green that is slightly less bright. Two such things would definitely not be opposite each other (at least in any meaningful manner of speaking). The other related words all express the same sense of opposition.  Two “antithetical” things are completely opposed. You might say something like, “Paul was the utter antithesis of Sally. While she was extremely disciplined and rigid, he was lax and quite slovenly.” Two “contrary” things are opposed. To say, “On the contrary” is synonymous with saying, “In opposition to the previous point.” Finally, two “inversed” things are opposed.

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