TutorMe homepage
Subjects
PRICING
COURSES
SIGN IN
Start Free Trial
Apoorva T.
Passionate tutor keen on sharing knowledge
Tutor Satisfaction Guarantee
TOEFL
TutorMe
Question:

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

Apoorva T.
Answer:

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.

Food Science
TutorMe
Question:

How does “instant” pudding thicken without heating?

Apoorva T.
Answer:

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.

GRE
TutorMe
Question:

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

Apoorva T.
Answer:

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

Send a message explaining your
needs and Apoorva will reply soon.
Contact Apoorva
Ready now? Request a lesson.
Start Session
FAQs
What is a lesson?
A lesson is virtual lesson space on our platform where you and a tutor can communicate. You'll have the option to communicate using video/audio as well as text chat. You can also upload documents, edit papers in real time and use our cutting-edge virtual whiteboard.
How do I begin a lesson?
If the tutor is currently online, you can click the "Start Session" button above. If they are offline, you can always send them a message to schedule a lesson.
Who are TutorMe tutors?
Many of our tutors are current college students or recent graduates of top-tier universities like MIT, Harvard and USC. TutorMe has thousands of top-quality tutors available to work with you.