Oddly enough, word choice questions, which look like the easiest to answer, give students a heck of a lot of trouble. If you’re not getting 100% or close on these types of questions, it’s not because your vocab sucks or you’re stupid, your strategy just needs to be changed.
I like to think of these types of questions as “fill in the blank” questions. They are essentially that: the test is asking you to replace one word with another that is a synonym. That means the sentence needs to mean the same thing when you replace the underlined word.
I’ll show you my strategy to get these questions correct every time.