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Identify the correct meaning of the given word:
 Avocation
 a) The pleading of a legal cause
b) Contradiction
c) A minor occupation
d) Judgment

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Hint:An avocation is an auxiliary activity. For example- One of his avocations is swimming, among others like painting, cycling, and jogging.
In the given question, we have to find the description that best matches the given word ‘avocation’.

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Let us thus analyze the options given to us in this question:
Option (a.), 'The pleading of a legal cause', uses the word ‘pleading’ which refers to a formal statement of the cause of an action or defense.
Therefore, option (a.) is incorrect as it is not a relevant description for the given word ‘avocation’.

Option (b.), ‘Contradiction', refers to the statement of a position opposite to one already made.
Therefore, option (b.) is thus incorrect as it is not a relevant description for the given word ‘avocation’.

Option (c.), ‘A minor occupation', refers to a way of spending time that is lesser in importance, seriousness, or significance; a hobby.
Therefore, option (c.) is correct as this description is synonymous with that of the meaning of the given word ‘avocation’.

Option (d.), ‘Judgment', refers to a word that is incorrectly spelled.
Therefore, option (d.) is incorrect as it is grammatically incorrect.

Note:
In this type of question, recall the meaning of the word given in the question and then look for the option that best resembles the meaning of the given word. That option will be correct.
Some synonyms of the word ‘avocation’ are- sideline interest, pursuit, hobby, spare-time activity, pastime, by-line speleology.
Antonyms- promote, bore, uninterestingness, uninteresting, powerlessness.