QOTD - English - Select the word most opposite in meaning to the word


2019-09-02 | Team PendulumEdu

ENTRENCHED

Options:

A. Set

B. Plant

C. Root

D. Dislodge

Solution:

The meaning of the word, “entrenched” is, “establish an attitude or a habit so firmly that it is difficult to change”.

Let us look at the meaning of the words provided to see which word is opposite in meaning to the word in question:

  • Set means to establish as an example for others to follow.
  • Plant refers to put in the ground for it to grow.
  • Root means to establish deeply and firmly.
  • Dislodge means to remove from the position.

From the above meanings, we can see that the words, “set”, “plant” and “root” are similar in meaning to the given word. The only word, opposite in meaning to “entrenched” is “dislodge”. All the other words, can, therefore, be eliminated.

Hence, (D) is the correct answer.

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