Question 1 Report
From the words lettered A to D, choose the word or group of words that is nearest in meaning to the underlined word as it is used in the sentence
Coming late to work, according to Leonard, is inimical to the progress of the company
The word "inimical" in the sentence means harmful. When we say that something is "inimical," we mean that it is likely to cause harm or damage. In this sentence, Leonard believes that coming late to work is harmful to the progress of the company, which means that it can negatively affect the company's success or growth. Option A, "harmful," is therefore the word that is nearest in meaning to "inimical" as it is used in the sentence. Option B, "predominant," means something that is the most important or influential, but it does not convey the same meaning as "inimical." Option C, "unavoidable," means something that cannot be avoided, which is the opposite of "inimical." Option D, "inevitable," means something that is certain to happen, but it does not convey the same meaning as "inimical." Therefore, option A, "harmful," is the correct answer.