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In each of the following questions, a related pair of words or phrases is followed by five lettered pairs of words or phrases. Select the lettered pair that best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed in the original pair.


  1. Dote, like
  2. Lag, stray
  3. Vex, please
  4. Earn, desire
  5. Recast, explain.
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UPBRAID: to forcefully or angrily tell someone they should not have done a particular thing and criticize them for having done it.
REPROACH: to criticize someone ,especially for not being successful or not doing what is expected.

1.Dote: to love someone very much,sometimes too much
   Like:to enjoy or approve of something or someone
2.Lag: to move or make progress so slowly that you are behind other people or things
   Stray: to travel along a route that was not originally intended,or to move outside a limited area
3.Vex: to cause difficulty to someone,or to cause someone feel angry,annoyed,or upset
   Please: used to make a request more polite
4.Earn: to receive money as payment for work that you do
   Desire: to want something, especially strong
5.Recast: to change the form of something, or to change an actor in a play or film
   Explain: to make sth. clear or easy to understand by describing or giving information about it.

I think the first one is the answer.
1. Dote-Like
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