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25 A vigorous B daring C impulsive D violent

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Hello!
Some test questions are pretty tough. Notwithstanding the fact that it is always possible to check the correct answer in the key section of the test the most difficult thing is to understand why this or that answer is correct/wrong.
Here is the question which I am not able to understand.
1) What is the meaning of ‘exploits’ in this context?
2) Question #25 is really complicated. Could you explain witch option is correct or wrong and why?
A vigorous B daring C impulsive D violent
Horatio Nelson is Britain’s (23) __greatest________ naval hero who is most often associated with the Battle of Trafalgar, but on the Caribbean isle of Nevis, his biggest association was with a woman (24) ____named______ Fanny Nisbet.
In his (25) __ ________ exploits at the Battles of Cape St. Vincent, the Nile, and Copenhagen, his (26) __________ romance with Lady Emma Hamilton, and his epochal victory and tragic death at the Battle of Trafalgar, Nelson seems always to be a little larger than life.
3) What is the meaning of “to be a little larger than life” in this context?
Thank you so much!