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Identify the correct meaning of the given word:
Mottle
A) Spoil
B) Mark with patches of colour
C) Erase
D) Cover with patches of cloth

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Last updated date: 16th Jun 2024
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Hint: Meaning means the idea that is represented by a word, phrase or statement. It explains a complete sense of a word.

Complete step by step answer:
Option A) Spoil – is an incorrect answer because the mottle is not spoilt. The meaning of spoil is ‘destroy the value or quality of’ and thus, this is an incorrect answer.
Option B) Mark with patches of colour – is the correct answer because the meaning of mottle is ‘mark with patches of colour or mark with spots’ and this the correct answer.
Option C) Erase – is an incorrect answer because the meaning of erase is ‘rub or remove’ and this is the meaning of the mottle. Thus, this is an incorrect answer.
Option D) Cover with patches of cloth – is an incorrect answer because ‘Cover with patches of cloth’ is not defined by the word mottle. Thus, this is an incorrect answer as cover with patches with cloth means covering the tear part with cloth.

So, the correct answer is “Option B”.

Note:
Meaning of mottle is to mark with a patch of colours and this should not be confused with cover with the patch of cloth (as we cover something that is torn with a patch of cloth). The synonym of mottle is spotted, spotty and the antonym of mottle is unspotted, plain.