Question 1 Report
choose the most appropriate option nearest in meaning to the word(s) underlined.
The office assistant was dismissed for pilfering
The most appropriate option nearest in meaning to the word "pilfering" is "stealing". "Pilfering" refers to the act of stealing small items or small amounts of money or goods, especially in a sneaky or casual way. In the given sentence, the office assistant was dismissed for pilfering, which means that they were fired from their job because they were caught stealing or taking things that didn't belong to them from the office. Option (c) "stealing" is the best match for the word "pilfering" because it directly refers to the act of taking something that does not belong to you without permission, which is what the office assistant did. Option (a) "fighting" refers to physical altercations between people, which is not related to the context of the sentence. Option (b) "incompetence" refers to the lack of ability to perform a job or task correctly, which is not related to the context of the sentence. Option (d) "mismanagement" refers to poor management or administration of something, which is not related to the context of the sentence.