Sentence 36: 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: If minor dispute are left unsettled, tough ones will accumulate sooner or later.
accumulate (v): accumulate, gradually increase the amount
A. decrease in number: decrease in number B. increase in number: increase in number
C. improve in quality: improve in quality D. decline in volume: decrease in volume
=> accumulate = increase in number
=> If small disputes are not resolved, difficult arguments will soon multiply.