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Obviate: the New Mass Transit System May Obviate the Need for the Use of Personal Cares - English Language

Question

MCQ

For the word, a contextual sentence is given. Pick the word from the alternatives given, that is most inappropriate in the given context.
OBVIATE: The new mass transit system may obviate the need for the use of personal cares

Options

  • Prevent 

  • Forestall

  • Preclude

  • Bolster

Solution

Obviate means Remove a need or difficulty, avoid or prevent something undesirable. Forestall means, prevent or obstruct an anticipated event or action by taking advance action. Preclude means prevent from happening; make impossible. Option prevent is used negatively. But option Bolster means to support or strengthen is positive in meaning.
Therefore, Bolster is the correct answer.

Concept: Vocabulary (Entrance Exam)
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