Question 1 Report
In the following options lettered A to D, all the words except one have the same stress pattern.
Choose the one with the different stress pattern
The word with a different stress pattern is "devastate." It is stressed on the second syllable, "vas," while the other options are stressed on the first syllable. In English, the stress pattern of a word can change the meaning of the word. In the case of the words given, the stress pattern does not change the meaning, except for "devastate," which has a different stress pattern and a different meaning from the other options. "Devastate" means to destroy or ruin something completely, while the other options do not carry that meaning. Therefore, the word with the different stress pattern is "devastate."