(a) The word is ‘pretend’.
(b) The people call the Bishop at odd hours. They take undue ’ advantage of his kindness and generosity. They have no
thought for the Bishop.
© The Bishop does not agree with Persome. He feels that it is kind of them if they want to see him.
(a) These words are said by Persome to her brother, the Bishop.
(b) ‘Those people’ are the residents of the village where the Bishop resides.
© Antonym of‘pretend’ is ‘deny’.