Explanation: Overt means open and done in plain sight. An overt demand for an increase in your allowance probably won't work; instead, try praising your parents' generosity and dropping hints about how high prices are these days.
Explanation: If you call someone assiduous, it's a compliment. It means they're careful, methodical and very persistent. Good detectives are classically assiduous types.
not qualified or suited for a purpose
B. of recognized authority or excellence
C. of or concerned with or related to the future
D. discriminatory on the basis of gender roles
Explanation: The noun classic means something that's very high quality, particularly if it has lasting value. The pristine Model T Ford that you keep in your garage is a classic, but the beat up old Honda you drive everyday is not.
Explanation: Use the adjective analogous to describe something that is similar to something else and can be compared to another.
a failure to show regard for others
B. the allotment of some amount by dividing something
C. an upward movement, especially a rhythmic rising and falling
D. success in mastering something difficult
Explanation: Alexander the Great's famous conquest of the Persian Empire was an act of conquering. For Casanova, on the other hand, a conquest was an act of seduction.
Explanation: Hortatory is a word used to describe a behavior or action that is encouraging. In the face of great economic crisis, the president's speech takes on a hortatory or encouraging tone, at a time when people most need the reassurance.
B. unable to act or decide quickly or firmly
C. lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless
D. next to the last
Explanation: When the parts of the whole work or fit together well, they are cohesive, like a cohesive family whose members pitch in with everything from making dinner to painting the house.
in a boxing ring
B. in a jewelry box
C. in a hardware store
D. in an aquarium
Explanation: A bout is a fight. If you want to be a boxer, start with some easy bouts before challenging the champ.
Explanation: To defy is to openly refuse to do something. You can defy the no-costumes-in-class rule if you wear your fairy wings to school, but just don’t try to defy the laws of gravity unless you can actually fly.
a neighborhood garden
B. a private library
C. a two-car garage
D. a diamond engagement ring
Explanation: Communal and community both come from Latin communis "common, of the community"—if a pool is communal, it can be used by the members of the community that owns it.