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appropriate/noble/becoming #1 (permalink) Tue Oct 12, 2010 13:54 pm   appropriate/noble/becoming
 

Hi,

I have just taken one of your tests and I don't quite see how the word 'noble' fits the definition here.
In other words, which meaning of 'noble' fits together with 'appropriate' and 'becoming'?

adj. appropriate; noble

(a) becoming (b) delicious (c) paramount (d) constant

http://www.english-test.net/toeic/vocabulary/words/016/toeic-test.php

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appropriate/noble/becoming #2 (permalink) Tue Oct 12, 2010 15:06 pm   appropriate/noble/becoming
 

I have to say I agree with you Christina -
I didn't really like any of the answers and guessed paramount as being 'noble' (above others in rank or authority; superior in power or jurisdiction.)

I would usually think of 'becoming' more in its 'pleasing' sense - that hairdo is very becoming / fetching / attractive
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appropriate/noble/becoming #3 (permalink) Tue Oct 12, 2010 15:20 pm   appropriate/noble/becoming
 

I suppose the definition is decorous and dignified - but I also think it rather a stretch to marry that with appropriate or noble.
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