This is a question in Test# GRE/ W105:
- adj. used of persons or behavior
The given answer is (d) " inclement". If so, I think the given definition of its isn’t complete.
Lets see what I have found :
- (of weather of climate) physically severe
- [color=blue]used of persons or behavior; showing no clemency or mercy
“He was categorical in his denial”
But I agree May be a power off while making that exercise Kidding.
" showing no clemency or mercy "
Zishuli , it is apt, when used to describe behaviour or character. IMO.
He shows no mercy or consideration for others. He is a very aggressive / changeable person.
I agree with you. The definition given in the test fails to provide the actual definition of the word “inclement”. Basically this test only asks you to choose a word that is (or can be) used in reference to persons or behavior – and that does not rule all of the other options out.
[color=darkblue][size=84]ESL teacher, translator, native speaker of American English[/size]
According to the Longman Dictionary
talking a lot or talking quickly
Can “volube” be used to describe personal behaviour or character ?
If yes, can it be an alternative answer for the vague definition ?
Zishuli, is this the reason why you think the definition should be more specific ?
I am sorry if I have made any incorrect assumption(s).
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