TACHS Reading : Adjectives and Adverbs

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for TACHS Reading

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Vocabulary

The cottage was small, but well-decorated and located in a charming and quaint village.

Possible Answers:

Query

Quaint

Negligent

Putrid

Correct answer:

Quaint

Explanation:

"Quaint" means old-fashioned and charming. "Putrid" means decayed or rotten. "Negligent" means not cautious or careless. "Query" refers to a question or the act of asking a question.

Example Question #1 : Vocabulary

Andrew gingerly dismounted the fence, he really didn't want to hurt himself.

Possible Answers:

Hastily

Cautiously

Gingery

Reddening

Correct answer:

Cautiously

Explanation:

If you do something “gingerly,” you do it cautiously or carefully. This makes sense in this context, and Andrew is trying not to hurt himself, and adjusting the manner in which he dismounts the fence accordingly. Do not confuse it with, "gingery," which means related to the spice ginger. To clarify the other terms, “reddening” means turning red, such as when blushing; a “fastening” is something you use to affix things together; “hastily” means hurriedly or quickly.

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