Identify the meaning of the given word: FURLOUGH a) Soldier’s holiday b) Wild growth c) Wooden plough d) Till
Hint: Furlough is a temporary leave of absence from military duty. For example- She was home on furlough for her brother’s wedding. In the given question, we have to find the description that best matches the given word ‘furlough’.
Let us thus analyze the options given to us in this question: Option (a.), 'Soldier’s holiday', refers to a day on which work is suspended by law or custom for an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army. So, the correct answer is “Option a” as this description is synonymous to that of the meaning of the given word ‘furlough’.
Option (b.), ‘Wild growth', refers to growth in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated. Therefore, option (b.) is thus incorrect as it is not a relevant description for the given word ‘furlough’.
Option (c.), ‘Wooden plough’, refers to a farm tool made or consisting of (entirely or in part) or employing wood. Therefore, option (c.) is incorrect as it is not a relevant description for the given word ‘furlough’.
Option (d.), ‘Till', refers to unstratified soil deposited by a glacier; consists of sand and clay and gravel and boulders mixed together. Therefore, option (d.) is incorrect as it is not a relevant description for the given word ‘furlough’.
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 ‘furlough’ are- permit, leave, layoff, work, vacation, lay off, inoccupation and holiday. Antonyms- oblige, accept, welcome.