GRE® Verbal Practice | Sentence Equivalence Q9

GRE Sample Questions | Keywords: Duplicity, Deception, and Indigence

This is an interesting GRE sentence equivalence question that deals with the use of the word "more than". Try the question without looking at the answer explanation. If you face difficulty in arriving at the correct answer, take help from the detailed explanation provided below.

Question 9: When Jeff fell prey to an on-line credit card scam, the sting of ________ hurt him more than the loss of money.

  1. suffering
  2. duplicity
  3. faithlessness
  4. falsehood
  5. deception
  6. indigence

Get to 170 in GRE Quant

Online GRE Courses
From INR 2999

GRE Live Online Classes

Starts Mon, May 6, 2024

Explanatory Answer

Meanings for the words given in this question are provided in the table. Before going through the detailed explanation, check whether you are able to arrive at the answer after knowing meanings for the words.

S No. Word Meaning
1 Suffering to undergo or feel pain
2 duplicity dishonesty
3 Faithlessness being disloyal
4 Falsehood being dishonest
5 Deception cheating, or being dishonest
6 Indigence poverty

Let us understand the story behind the sentence. Jeff was cheated by an online credit card scam. He lost money to a fraud scheme and he is feeling hurt because of that. But, the loss of money is not the most hurtful thing. What could hurt him more than that? It could be the feeling of being cheated.

The best answer options are duplicity and deception. A credit-card fraud is essentially a deception and a duplicity. Jeff feels worse about that than actually losing money.

Choices B & E are the correct answers.

GRE Online Course - Quant
Try it free!

Register in 2 easy steps and
Start learning in 5 minutes!

★ Sign up

Already have an Account?

★ Login

GRE Live Online Classes

Next Batch May 6, 2024

★ GRE Live Info

GRE Questionbank | Topicwise GRE Sample Questions

Work @ Wizako

How to reach Wizako?

Mobile: (91) 93800 48484
WhatsApp: WhatsApp Now
Leave A Message