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Question 21
A
does not really know anything
B
knows so much more than we think
C
is admired by everybody
D
respects other people
Explanation

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Correct option: A
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Question 22
A
Talks too much
B
eats too much
C
is too proud
D
is quite annoying
Explanation

To be full of oneself means to be very self-satisfied and with an exaggerated sense of self-worth, proud:


Correct option: C
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Question 23
A
failed the examination despite working hard for it
B
passed the examination despite not working hard for it
C
used unfair means to face the examination
D
really worked very hard for the examination
Explanation

If you say that you are workingyour guts outorslogging your guts out, you are emphasizing that you are working as hard as you can.


Correct option: D
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Question 24
A
tolerated Adaeze's insults
B
was a weakling
C
had no answer to Adaeze's insults
D
did the right thing by remaining silent
Explanation

To stomach istoendureortolerate(someoneorsomething): e.g Ican'tstomachyourconstantnagging.


Correct option: A
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Question 25
A
is now frail
B
is vulnerable
C
is hopeless
D
has almost recovered
Explanation

A shadow of one'sformer self:someone or something that is not as strong, powerful or useful as it once was.

Frail means; havingdelicatehealth;notrobust;weak:


Correct option: A
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Question 26
A
has no reason to be suspicious of Wang
B
can fully rely on Wang
C
has to be very careful in his relationship with Wang
D
may feel free in the company of Wang
Explanation

"can't be too careful" is an idiomatic phrase.The phrase simply means that one shouldn't take (unnecessary) risks, that one needs to be watchful, prepared, or prudent: youcan't be too careful: used for saying that it is important not to take risks.


Correct option: C
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Question 27
A
be further baffled
B
hear the same old story
C
hear another drab story
D
be further deceived
Explanation

Cock-and-bull story:a story that is obviously not true, especially one given as an excuse.

Therefore the speaker does not want to be deceived.


Correct option: D
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Question 28
A
had confessed earlier on, but he wasn't trusted
B
had confessed much earlier on and he was trusted
C
hadn't confessed much earlier on and he was trusted
D
hadn't confessed earlier on, and wasn't trusted
Explanation

If he confessed earlier, she would have trusted him. However, he didn't confess, so he wasn't trusted.


Correct option: D
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Question 29
A
it wasn't as difficult as Kola had thought
B
Kola's statement wasn't actually correct
C
it was even more difficult than Kola could imagine
D
Winning the case didn't mean much to Kola
Explanation

If someone does not know the half of it, they knowthat a situationis badbut do not knowhowseriousit is:


Correct option: C
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Question 30
A
displays his cleverness in an annoying way
B
is not as clever as he thinks
C
pleases everyone he meets
D
hides how clever he really is
Explanation

be too clever by half: to be too confident of your own intelligence in a way that annoys other people.


Correct option: A

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