In the following question, select the word most similar in meaning to the given word.
Correct Answer : b ) DiscordingExplanation :
The meaning of the word “divisive” is “expressing division or tending to cause disagreement between people”.
Let us look at the meaning of the words one by one to see which word is most similar in meaning to the given word.
- Calming means “free from excitement or passion” or free from motion, still.
- Discording means disagreement or incongruous.
- Unite means to come or bring together for a common purpose or action.
- Hostility means “hostile behavior” or “unfriendliness”.
From the above meanings, we can see that the words, “calming” and “unite” are opposite in meaning to the given word. The only word similar in meaning to the word, “divisive” is “discordant”.
Hence, (B) is the correct answer.
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