In this ASVAB question, figure out which word is closest in meaning to reprieve. ASVAB Word Knowledge: Word Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes Drill 5, Problem 3
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Word Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
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All right, so the word reprieve means a delay or moment of relief,
like when you get a reprieve from the summer heat
by turning on the air conditioner.
Let's start with A - scold and D - conviction.
Well, scold means to reprimand or criticize, like when you're
scolded for not doing your chores.
Conviction means kind of the same thing, just more official,
like when you're convicted of a crime that you committed.
But both these are antonyms, the opposite of the word reprieve.
Then there's C - capture, which means to take someone
prisoner, but that happens way before you'd be given a reprieve.
Just ask ISIS.
Which leaves us with B - postponement.
If a court grants a criminal a reprieve, it means
his punishment has been postponed.
So the correct answer is B - postponement.
But, remember, it's only temporary. You can't outrun your crimes forever.
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