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PRACTICE SET 1

 Directions :  In each of the following questions, out of the given alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
 

1. EAGER    

(a) Clever

(b) Enthusiastic

(c) Curious (Ans)

(d) Devoted

 

2. PLACID

(a) Clear

(b) Calm (Ans)

(c) Enjoyable

(d) Dull

 

3. COMMEMORATE

(a) Boast

(b) Remember (Ans)

(c) Manipulate

(d) Harmonise

 

(C.G.L 1995)
 

4. DEIFY

(a) Face

(b) Worship (Ans)

(c) Flatter

(d) Challenge

 

5. AMENITIES

(a) Pageantries

(b) Privileges (Ans)

(c) Facilities

(d) Courtesies

 

6. DISPARITY

(a) Injustice

(b) Unlikeness (Ans)

(c) Partiality

(d) Distortion

 

7. BARBARIAN

(a) Arrogant

(b) Impolite

(c) Uncivilized (Ans)

(d) Unkind

 

(CGL, 1992)

8. LETHAL

(a) Unlawful

(b) Deadly (Ans)

(c) Sluggish

(d) Smooth

 

9. SERENE

(a) Solemn

(b) Meak

(c) Delicate

(d) Calm (Ans)

 

10. GRUESOME

(a) Hateful

(b) Painful

(c) Tragic

(d) Frightful (Ans)

 

11. SECURE

(a) Secret

(b) Comfortable

(c) Safe (Ans)

(d) Independent

 

(Railways, 1991)

12. TYRANNY

(a) Misrule

(b) Power

(c) Madness

(d) Cruelty (Ans)

 

13. OBLIGATORY

(a) Useful

(b) Required (Ans)

(c) Stubborn

(d) Agreeable

 

14. CONNOISSEUR

(a) Ignorant

(b) Interpreter (Ans)

(c) Delinquent

(d) Lover of art

 

15. IMPETUOUS

(a) Violent

(b) Resourceful

(c) Pleasing

(d) Rash (Ans)

 

16. NEBULOUS

(a) Tiny

(b) Vague (Ans)

(c) Insignificant

(d) Inadequate

(SSC Assistant Grade, 1995)

17. WRATH

(a) Jealousy

(b) Hatred

(c) Anger (Ans)

(d) Violence

 

18. ABANDON

(a) Abscond

(b) Discontinue (Ans)

(c) Neglect

(d) Condense

 

19. BASHFUL

(a) Vigilant

(b) Confident

(c) Shy (Ans)

(d) Hopeful

 

20. GARNER

(a) Distribute

(b) Decorate

(c) Preserve

(d) Collect (Ans)

 

21. LETHARGY

(a) Laxity  (Ans)

(b) Impassivity

(c) Serenity

(d) Listlessness

 

22. VERATE

(a) Scold  (Ans)

(b) Judge

(c) Downgrade

(d) Deny

 

23. MORIBUND

(a) Stagnant

(b) Gloomy

(c) Dying  (Ans)

(d) Superfluous

  (S.S.C. 1991)

24. REBATE

(a) Loss

(b) Refund

(c) Compensation

(d) Discount  (Ans)

 

25. BEMOAN

(a) Lament   (Ans)

(b) Soothe

(c) Denounce

(d) Loathe

 

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