Question 1 Report
From the list of words or group of wordslettered A to D, choose the one that is mostnearest opposite in meaning to the underlined word or group of words and that will, at the same time correctly fill in the gap in the sentence.
Although Chide's manners are quite refined, his colleagues are rather ___________
The most appropriate word to fill the blank and give the opposite meaning to "refined" is "crude" (option B). "Refined" means cultured, polished, and elegant. So, the sentence means that Chide has good manners and is sophisticated. Therefore, to contrast with "refined," the missing word must mean the opposite of these qualities. "Crude" means lacking sophistication, taste or tact. It is the direct opposite of "refined." So, in this context, if Chide's manners are refined, then his colleagues' manners are crude, meaning they are not refined and lack sophistication.