IT'S ALL IN HOW

IT'S ALL IN HOW

We all know that the expression "It’s all in how we look at things." These are below 20 different ways of looking at things. How many are we familiar with?

 

i. Raju's advisors were sufficiently chagrined about poverty to seek some remedy to unemployment.

(1) chastened

(2) charged up

(3) embarrassed

(4) sorry

 

ii. To diffuse criticism, the Senator mixed contrition and candor.

(1) truth and apology

(2) suggestion and sorrow

(3) innocence and triteness

(4) cunning and contrivance

 

iii. The posters which reflect the animosity between the two groups.

(1) hatred

(2) war

(3) animal behavior

(4) love

 

iv. The Premier gave a conciliatory speech in which she stated, "We are not seeking confrontation."

(1) advisory

(2) conversational

(3) demanding

(4) friendly

 

v. Rahul made some desultory remarks about the state of the nation.

(1) off the topic

(2) unsolicited

(3) sour

(4) thoughtless

 

vi. The speaker displayed a disconcerting lode of misinformation & a dubious grasp of details.

(1) unconnected, careless

(2) distracting, doubtful

(3) bewildering. questionable

(4) large, twofold

 

vii. The President was criticized last week for her fecklessness on foreign policy.

(1) recklessness

(2) ineffectiveness

(3) fickleness

(4) dirty tricks

 

vii. The general has grown more hawkish toward her enemies since retirement.

(1) graceful

(2) flighty

(3) liberal

(4) saber-rattling

 

ix. When it comes to clothes, he's an individualist.

(1) knee-jerk liberal

(2) independent thinker

(3) capitalist

(4) eccentric

 

x. The loss of the game was blamed on his intransigence.

(1) the rigid sense of values

(2) obstinacy

(3) failure to show up

(4) entrance

 

xi. The instructor's remarks are occasionally irreverent.

(1) beside the point

(2) ghostwritten

(3) pious

(4) flippant

 

xii. Halley and his group plan to challenge the obstructionist legislators at the polls.

(1) obstinate

(2) standing in the way

(3) structured

(4) walleyed

 

xiii. With total irony, they cautioned the old woman not to let his

penury spoil her retirement plans.

(1) poverty

(2) writings

(3) frugality

(4) spendthriftness

 

xiv. The "hawks" seemed to derive a certain relish from the Arab-Israeli unrest.

(1) dessert

(2) extra something

(3) pleasure

(4) sense of reality

 

xv. A murderer's infamy usually increases in proportion to the renown of the victim.

(1) bad reputation, fame

(2) an evil deed, smartness

(3) the bad intention, refusal

(4) horror, fight

 

xvi. I'm unable to speculate on what may have gone wrong.

(1) see

(2) think

(3) theorize

(4) decide

 

xvii. The claim is nonsense, but she made skillful use of the data to get her spurious message across.

(1) speedy

(2) phony

(3) digging

(4) sputtering

 

xviii. A stolid publishing house did not produce this book.

(1) stately

(2) well-entrenched

(3) unimaginative

(4) old

 

xix. We've got the most stringent gun control statutes in the United

States.

(1) strict

(2) strident

(3) strong

(4) pungent

 

xx. We need to back up our threats with telling action.

(1) ordered

(2) effective

(3) resounding

(4) tenacious

 

Answer Key:

It's all in how: 
i-c, 
ii-a, 
iii-a, 
iv-d, 
v-a, 
vi-c, 
vii-b, 
viii-d, 
ix-b, 
x-b,
xi-d, 
xii-b, 
xiii-a, 
xiv-c, 
xv-a, 
xvi-c, 
xvii-b, 
xviii-c, 
xix-a, 
xx-b.