posted by Lou .
1. perfunctory : Punctilious ::
A. kindly : gently
B. avoid : detect
C. practical : Feasible
D. Perdition : salvation
2. Perspicacity : Mind ::
A. reason : excuse
B. attorney : trial
C. sharpness : blade
D. rainstorm : spring
1. What relationship do you see between perfunctory and punctilious?
Check the definitions in number 2 and tell us what you think.
We'll be glad to check your answers.
So I think that 1. is Perdition : Salvation because that's an opposite and perfunctory and punctilious are opposites.
Perspicacity is keenness of judgement so I suppose perspicacity relates then to the mind for this is where perspicacity is developed. This doesn't seem to help me find a solution?
You're right about 1.
Good think about number 2.
Think about it this way -- for a mind to be really good and effective, it needs to have perspicacity. In what pair of your choices does the second term rely on the first for its efficiency?
sharpness : blade