ASVAB Word Knowledge 4.5 Vocab List. "Pragmatic" most nearly means...what?
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All right, first, read the following sentence. [a squeaky toy duck and a crocodile in the river]
His pragmatic management method has led to his professional success.
"Pragmatic" most nearly means, uh, what?
And here are your potential answers.
Once upon a time, good management just meant having lots of slaves build your pyramid. [man dressed as an Egyptian standing on a hand cart]
Now that sort of things sends you to HR.
So what's the best path to success in this non-slave-driven economy?
Well, lenient means relaxed.
And while being a lenient boss might make you popular with your employees, [employees dancing in the office, lit with disco light]
execs won't be so happy with Toga Party Tuesdays.
Uh, nor will the employees when the company goes bankrupt.
Forthright means direct or outspoken.
And this can be good in some circumstances,
not so good in others.
Honesty is great and all, but, uh, maybe you oughta think [a man being sucked by a large tube]
before speaking your mind with people making thrice your salary. Yeah.
And fraudulent means fake or dishonest.
Fraudulence may be great if you're working at, say,
Enron. [man flipping a slab of gold]
Those are the guys who went to jail. Remember Enron?
But for most companies, that's not an asset.
That leaves us with A - practical.
Pragmatic means practical.
It refers to good decision-making based on experience. [employees having a conference]
These are skills deeply valued at most companies.
As long as they're not Comcast. Heh. Sorry, guys.
So, uh, A is our correct answer.
And if you don't believe us, well, you might wanna step out of the river. [man holding a log and floating in the river]
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