I came across a certain question in an examination paper. The section deals with:
In each of the following questions, out of the given alternatives, choose the one which is closest in meaning to the underlined word in the sentence.
The actual question follows (underlined word is instead italicised and emphasized):
Scientific knowledge is an intoxicating draught, and it may be one in which the human race is unable to sustain
while I am certain that the correct answer should be "drink", but the last option "process" also seems to fit in this particular phrase. Since the given sentence terminates as:
unable to sustain
it implies that there is a long ongoing 'process', which is where my confusion arises.
Am I correct in taking 'process' to the suitable answer? There is only one correct answer for the question.