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Meaning of destruct #1 (permalink) Thu Mar 30, 2006 14:51 pm   Meaning of destruct
 

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #37 "A Public Figure", question 8

Gradually however as the days went by even his greatest supporters were beginning to ......... him.

(a) destroy
(b) desert
(c) despair
(d) destruct

English Language Proficiency Tests, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #37 "A Public Figure", answer 8

Gradually however as the days went by even his greatest supporters were beginning to desert him.

Correct answer: (b) desert
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just i want to know what does destruct mean?

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Destruct #2 (permalink) Thu Mar 30, 2006 17:47 pm   Destruct
 

Hi Gella,

The word destruct is a very recent word created in the last century to mean the intentional destruction of a missile or rocket. Note also selfdestruct referring to devices that destroy themselves after a given period.

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