Identify the correct meaning of the given word: Presage a) Foresight b) Assume c) Prepare d) Consider
Hint: Presage refers to a foreboding about what is about to happen; a sign of something about to happen. For example- His fever was a presage of the final illness that caused his death. In the given question, we have to find the description that best matches the given word ‘presage’.
Complete answer: Let us thus analyze the options given to us in this question: Option (a.), 'Foresight', refers to seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing. Therefore, option (a.) is correct as this description is synonymous with that of the meaning of the given word ‘presage’.
Option (b.), ‘Assume', refers to take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof. Therefore, option (b.) is thus incorrect as it is a not relevant description for the given word ‘presage’.
Option (c.), ‘Prepare’, refers to making ready or suitable or equipped in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc. Therefore, option (c.) is incorrect as it is a not relevant description for the given word ‘presage’.
Option (d.), ‘Consider', refers to giving careful consideration to something or someone. Therefore, option (d.) is incorrect as it is a not relevant description for the given word ‘presage’.
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 ‘presage’ are- an omen, foreboding, premonition, presentiment, boding.