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Thread #76614   Message #1360262
Posted By: Ebbie
18-Dec-04 - 04:01 AM
Thread Name: BS: God or Not quiz
Subject: RE: BS: God or Not quiz
Yeah. People who have a love of words - rather than maths, perhaps - will probably do well on the tests. I did many lists of them and got only two wrong out of the lot- and I could quarrel with the test maker about those. One pair I got wrong was 'scrupulous' versus 'fair'. I chose scrupulous, as "with scruples". Fair is evidently stronger. Huh? Are we talking jargon here?

The other pair was 'experienced' versus 'cynical'. Cynical was stronger, they said; I chose experienced.

When those words showed up in later lists, I of course got them right. Which means that all I learned is what they think is correct.