Question 46: Mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) CLOSEST in meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the questions following: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand, with Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, joining hands initially.
=> The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN for short, was established on August 8, 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand with the cooperation of the original member countries, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. and Singapore.
=> initially (adv) = firstly (adv): initially, first
Knowledge of fixed words to note: join hands: join hands