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Question:

Which word is most similar in meaning to the underlined word in this sentence? "Troy had shown up to his neighbor's house and toiled over the job of laying the bathroom tiles for four long, strenuous, back-breaking days; now he expected remuneration for his time and energy from the man who had hired him."

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Explaination

Remuneration means payment or compensation for something, so, in this sentence, Troy was looking for payment or compensation for his work. Amends usually implies something was done wrong and you are paying someone as an apology or to make things right again, which is not the case here. Taciturn describes someone who is quiet and introverted and redolent describes something smelly. Neither of these fit the context of this sentence.