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Which of the following options is the closest in meaning to the phrase underlined in the sentence below? It is fascinating to see life forms cope with varied environmental conditions. (A) adopt to (B) adapt to (C) adept in (D) accept with

Answer: (B)

Explanation: In the above phrase, underlined part is *cope with*. “Cope” – It’s a verb. Meaning – deal effectively with some difficulty. Example Sentence – “his ability to cope with stress” “adopt” – verb. Meaning – choose to take up or follow (an idea, method, or course of action). Sentence – “this approach has been adopted by many big banks” “adapt” – verb. Meaning – become adjusted to new conditions. sentence -“a large organization can be slow to adapt to change” “adept” – adjective Meaning – very skilled or proficient at something. Sentence – “she is adept at cutting through red tape” “accept” – verb Meaning – consent to receive or undertake (something offered). Sentence – “he accepted a pen as a present” Hence, only “adapt” goes right with the phrase described in the question.

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