Directions: Select single word or phrase which means most nearly the same as the given idiomatic phrase.
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Select a single word which has nearly the same meaning as the given phrase.
A place where bees are kept
Apiary is a place where people keep bees, especially a collection of hives kept to provide honey.
Ephemeral – lasting or used for only a short period of time.
Interested only in money
Mercenary – interested only in making money
Scientific study of birds
Ornithology is the branch of zoology that deals with birds.
A very light and thin material
Gossamer is something very light and delicate; very thin light fibres produced by spiders.
Mercy-killing of patients who are incurably ill
Euthanasia is the act or practice of painlessly putting to death persons suffering from painful and incurable diseases.
General act of forgiveness on a national occasion
An amnesty is a period of time during which people can admit to a crime or give up weapons without being punished.
Passing off someone else’s writing as one’s own
The act of plagiarism simply involves taking someone else’s work and or ideas and using them as your own.
A lake of sea water
A lagoon is an area of calm sea water that is separated from the ocean by a line of rock or sand.
The science of making watches
Horology is the art or science of making timepieces or of measuring time.