TACHS Reading : 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.

Example Question #3 : Vocabulary

After seeing how unstable the monorail Roy had built was, the townspeople had no doubt that they'd been fooled by a charlatan.

Possible Answers:

Fraud

Charleston

Schoolteacher

Haberdasher

Correct answer:

Fraud

Explanation:

Well, let's start by eliminating the noun "Charleston," which sounds more like a dance or a place on a map than the right answer! "Fraud" is the closest in meaning to "charlatan," a person who pretends to be something he or she is not in order to trick people out of their money. The other answer choices have completely unrelated meanings.

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