6. The word abraded in the third paragraph is closest in meaning to (A) fortified (B) annihilated (C) eroded (D) unified
Explanation It is obvious that the affects of European influence harmed the traditional Aboriginal way of life, so A and D, which are both positive descriptors, cannot be the answer. Indigenous culture was not completely destroyed, so annihilated cannot be the answer. The answer is C, eroded, which is made up of the prefix, e- meaning outand the root rod-, meaning gnaw. The word gnaw means bite, so erode means bite out. This is very similar to abrade, which means scrape away from because it is made up of the prefix ab-meaning away from andrad- meaning scrape.