Question 22: Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITE in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the questions following: The ship went down although strenuous efforts were made to save it.
We have: strenuous (a) positive, requires a lot of effort,
D. exhausting = B. forceful = A. energetic (a) positive, enthusiastic
C. half-hearted (a): half-hearted, not enthusiastic
The ship sank despite the great efforts of people to save it.