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Question:

I told my partners that it was foolhardy to get involved in such a bad plan in the first place.
Which of the following is the closest in meaning to “foolhardy” as used in the sentence above?

A Reckless
Explaination

We can guess from context, given that they got involved in a “bad plan,” that “foolhardy” has a negative meaning. Therefore, we can guess that it means “reckless.”
Unusual is incorrect. The sentence points out that it is a “bad plan” they got involved in. Based on this context, “unusual” is not the best answer. It makes more sense that the speaker believes the partners were “reckless” in getting involved rather than “unusual.”
Proud is incorrect. There is nothing within the context of the target sentence that suggests foolhardy means “proud.”
Creative is incorrect. The sentence points out that it is a “bad plan” they got involved in. Based on this context, “creative” is not the best answer. It makes more sense that the speaker believes the partners were “reckless” in getting involved rather than “creative.”