The stone was promptly dispatched to Cairo's Institute of Egypt for further study by Napoleon's scholars, where it was christened 'The Rosetta Stone', for obvious reasons. Although it quickly became clear that the same message was indeed engraved in three different languages, only the bottom script, in Greek, could be read. The top script consisted of fourteen rows of hieroglyphics, followed by thirty-two rows of an undecipherable Egyptian writing that was simply termed 'demotic'. Question: The word promptly in the passage is closest in meaning to : A. purportedly B. secretly C. forcefully D. hastily
The correct answer is hasty. In the context of the sentence, promptly means to do something without delay. A definition for hastily is to do something fast. Only hastily has a similar meaning to promptly that can be used properly in the sentence. Purportedly means something that apparently happened. Secretly means to do something without other people knowing about it. Forcefully means to do something against the will of another.
How does “instant” pudding thicken without heating?
Cornstarch in “instant” pudding has been physically changed so that heating is no longer required for thickening. When milk is added, corn starch granules rapidly absorb liquid and swell to many times their original size. Imagine a room packed full of inflated balloons—think about how much friction you would encounter if you tried to walk through it! Cornstarch thickens pudding in this way.
Here's a question from the category Sentence Equivalence. You need to pick TWO suitable words that make the sentence meaningful. The prize competition was ____ as a showcase for new technology, but instead, the competition was marred by disqualifications and disputes. A. disappointing B. conceived C. touted D. heralded E. promising F. required
Since the competition was spoiled it did not do what it set out to do. The word "conceived" is a definite possibility, but there is no other word with a similar meaning. The word "touted" can mean advertised, and so can "heralded" (announced) both of which would complete the sentence sensibly. Thus, our choices would be options C and D