Saturday, 22 July 2017

VOCABULARY -- Word Meaning Exercises ---based on Previous Examination Questions

Exercises relating to Vocabulary - Word Meanings 

(Based on latest changed style used in Competition Exams.)

Choose the correct Meaning of the phrase/clause in bold and underlined.

Exercise No.

One 

1. The boss served him with  a mild but firm warning for his misbehaviour in the meeting.

1. thrashed   2. denounced  3. piqued  4. admonished  


2. A dispute arose and it created angry and bitter feelings between them.

1. adhesion 2. congruity  3. acrimony  4. contradiction


3. A fault developed in the computer and the information stored in it got wiped out.

1. sabotaged  2. obliterated 3. elevated  4. reiterated 


4. It is such an issue people would like to argue even fight about it for hours together,

1. conventional  2. commendable 3. contentious 4. convincing 


5. The demonstrators went out of control with anger and destroyed property. 

1. berserk 2. redundant 3. laudatory 4. fervent 


6. It was very difficult for me  to understand his unrealistic and impracticable plans. 

1. prominent  2. flagrant  3. Quixotic 4. drastic 


7. From a humble beginning he soon grew into a prominent business magnate.

1. professional 2, tycoon 3. notorious  4. versatile 


8. The leadership remained upset and bothered throughout those days.

1. fazed   2. dreaded  3. convicted  4. committed 


9. His exuberance withered and he grew ill-tempered and gloomy in his old age.

1. demented  2. quagmire 3. agile  4. sullen 


10. He gave an indirect reference to impose new taxes in his speech.

1. indication 2. allusion  3. argument 4. direction 


(ANSWERS : 1.(4) 2. (3) 3. (2) 4.(3) 5. (1) 6.(3) 7. (2) 8.(1) 9. (4) 10. (2)




Choose the correct Meaning of the phrase/clause in bold and underlined.

Exercise No.

Two

1. The authorities have decided to refill the market with sufficient quantity of sugar to meet with its increased consumption during ensuing festival season.

1. accumulate 2. accredit  3. recoup 4. replenish


2. The government is making strenuous efforts to enliven and invigorate the sagging economy.

1.expedite 2.satiate  3.perpetrate 4. stimulate 


3.His father repeatedly imparted him with instructions instilling a sense of responsibility in him. 

1. Integrated 2. Contemplated 3. inculcated 4. inebriated


4. Immediately a dinner party without any prior preparation was arranged in his honour by us.

1. ab initio 2. impromptu  3. impetuously 4. inevitably 


5. Malicious statements by various leaders have maligned and corrupted the whole political atmosphere. 

1. vitiated  2. depleted  3. corrugated 4. collided


6. In the absence of sufficient evidences against him the court has decided to declare him not guilty of criminal charges.

1.expatriate 2. exonerate 3. discharge 4.deprive 


7. Before making any agreement with the company he examined carefully  all the aspects of it .

1. circumspect 2.circumvent  3. introspect  4. retrospect  


8. People could hardly make out anything of the puzzling and unclear statement he issued in the press.

1. sarcastic  2.scathing   3. enigmatic   4.critical

9. His explanations why he was late to dinner last night could not bring down his parents' anger. 

1.digress  2.deviate  3.divulge  4. mitigate

10.The project though in its beginning stage is slowly but steadily making progress.

1. diminutive 2. nascent 3.regressive  4. morbid





(ANSWERS : 1.(4) 2.(4) 3.(3) 4.(2) 5.(1) 6.(2) 7 (1) 8(3) 9.(4) 10.(2) )



Choose the correct Meaning of the phrase/clause/word in bold and underlined.

Exercise No.

Three

1. In United Kingdom, as more and more immigrants grow richer and have higher-income, they drift from the labour party of the country.

1. influential  2. reticient  3. proficient  4. affluent

2. As I  found her telling lies many a time, my trust in her has grown lesser. 

1. degraded  2. submerged  3. eroded  4. inclined  

3. The viewers get a very distorted and inaccurate information about goods and commodities through advertisements displayed on television.

1. subdued  2, skewed 3. exaggerated  4. superfluous 

4. The President inducted a team of inquisitive and innovative personnel into his advisory council.

1. inspiring 2, inquiring 3. toiling 4. striving 

5. Politicians who squabble over rover water issues pay scant attention to the quality of water people drink.

1. bicker 2. flicker 3.fritter 4. squander

6. Education about security risks online is abysmally sparse especially in small towns and villages.

1. specifically  2. terribly 3. critically 4. expressly 

7. Britain's exit from the European Union risks Europe further dividing into different groups.

1.extricating 2. chiseling 3.splintering  4.bifurcating 

8. They raised a temporary wooden structure which was very weak, unstable and liable to break.

1. sturdy 2,resilient 3,buoyant 4,fragile

9. Shifting of ill-acquired money to offshore accounts in a secretive way landed him in hot waters.
1.ostensibly 2.surreptitiously 3.irrevocably  4.suspiciously 


10. Now a days people spend extravagantly on overseas holidays and weekend celebrations.

1. exuberate 2. exhilarate 3. splash 4.splurge

(ANSWERS : (1.(4) 2. (3) 3. (2) 4.(4) 5. (1) 6.(2) 7.(3) 8.(4) 9. (2) 10,(4) )





Choose the correct Meaning of the phrase/clause/word in bold and underlined.

Exercise No.

Four


1. The doctor advised him to move to an open and salubrious countryside area if he wants early recovery from his illness.

1.distant 2.healthy 3.unusual 4.airy

2. Once he fritters away his wealth, his fair-weather friends  will dissipate without a trace. 

1. converse 2.converge 3. disperse 4.dissent

3. Mr. Trump was not perturbed and discomforted by the protests against him outside meeting venue.

1.hazed 2.dazed  3.gazed 4.fazed

4. He got himself examined by two doctors but reports of both the doctors did not agree   with each other. 

1.consistent 2.conflicting 3.conclusive  4. confronting 

5. His life is full of difficult and tough times but he always remains happy and cheerful.

1. vicissitudes 2. servitude 3.multitudes 4. turpitude

6. Of late activities of China towards India are of unfriendly, inimical and hostile nature.

1. concurrent 2. belligerent 3. divergent 4. subservient.

7.The lack of coordination among their team mates contributed to their abysmal defeat in         the match.

1. obvious 2, terrible 3.expected 4. avoidable

8. These remarks reflect their incredible disapprobation  of his dissipated activities.

1.renunciation  2. appreciation  3. ignorance 4.condemnation

9. Parents are often oblivious of faults and follies of their wards.

1.insensible  2. unmindful 3.follow 4. afraid

10.  He is the only member of the committee who dared to show temerity  to stand up against the chairman.

1.verbosity  2.exposure 3. openness 4.audacity




ANSWERS : (1.(2) 2.(3) 3.(4) 4.(2) 5.(1) 6.(2) 7.(2) 8.(4) 9.(2) 10.(4)

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

VOCABULARY -- Word Meaning Exercises ---based on Previous Examination Questions

Exercises relating to Vocabulary - Word Meanings 

(Based on latest changed style used in Competition Exams.)

Mark the correct Meaning of the word in bold and underlined.

Exercise No.
One 



1. What I surmise is that there was a deliberate attempt to malign his reputation.

1. foresee 2. guess 3. believe 4. gather 

2. The meeting ended without any result due to inexorable attitude of both the parties.

1. adamant  2. indifferent  3. impressive  4. plausible 

3. A dissonant atmosphere prevailed throughout the meeting of the board.

1.disastrous  2.entertaining 3.monotonous 4. lacking harmony 

4. The authorities need an evidence to prove her complicity in the scam.

1. innocence 2.occupation 3. participation 4. governance

5. She is in the habit of be-fooling others by  dissimulation of her feelings.

1.imitating  2.overdoing  3.concealing  4.faking  

6. She was an avid writer who wrote many books on science fiction.

1. seasoned 2. enthusiastic 3. prominent 4. established 

7. Indignant over callous attitude of his parents he decided to leave the house.

1. disappointed 2. concerned  3. exhausted  4. offended 

8. Ecosystem of the area has been jeopardized due heavy industrialization.

1. endangered 2.engraved  3.entranced   4.enhanced

9. His explanation about his behaviour helped to mitigate host's anger.

1. enhance 2. hamper 3. express 4. lessen

10. Slowly but surely Nature retrieves, impressions grow fainter, but are not effaced.

1. make out  2. dole out 3. wipe out 4. run out  


(ANSWERS : 1. (2)  2.(1)  3.(4)  4.(3)  5.(4)  6.(2) 7.(4) 8.(1) 9.(4) 10. (3) )


Two 

1. Benefits of these schemes are enjoyed by elite people only and others remain bereft of those,

1.privileged  2. dependent  3. deprived  4. favourite

2. His explanations could not quell the criticism slapped on him by his opponents.

1.diminish  2.appease 3.face  4. resist

3. During his election campaign Trump bragged about cheaper health care for people.

1.declared  2.announced  3. decided    4. boasted

4. Her past still haunts her and often perturbs her.

1.influence   2. coerce 3.stalk   4. dread

5. Cartoons and caricatures galore in the social media showing their break up.

1. figure 2.decorate   3. abound 4. flash

6. Scurrilous and unfounded allegations were leveled against him to defame him.

1. offensive 2. serious 3, grave 4, speculative 

7. She, vulnerable and anguished, acted in a heroic manner in the days of misery.

1. disgusted 2. distressed 3. dissipated 4, depressed 

8. As the news of bomb explosion spread, all the people started running helter and skelter.

1. dreadfully  2. swiftly 3. haphazardly 4. brashly

9. Trump's recent statements drew expressions of consternation and extreme disbelief.

1. enmity 2. aversion 3. suspicion 4. dismay

10. The markets responded with trepidation after a series of scandals in the country.

1. confusion 2. mistrust 3. dread 4. suspicion  



(ANSWERS 1.(1) 2.(2) 3.(4) 4.(3) 5.(3) 6.(1) 7.(2) 8.(3) 9.(4) 10.(3))



Three

1. The motive of business for him  is more lucrative than magnanimous.

1. benevolent 2. beneficial 3. productive 4. vindictive 

2. The company runs business successfully with altruistic motive without compromising with principles.  

1.profitable    2.philanthropic    3.generous  4.lucrative 

3. The playwright has used very pompous and magniloquent prose style in his works.

1. aesthetic  2. articulate 3. celebrated  4. pretentious

4. In modern age technology is used to augment human abilities and merge with machines.

1. enhance 2. compare 3. curtail 4. combine

5. Her characteristic spunk is punctuated by big smile on her radiant face.

1. courage 2. behaviour 3. appearance  4.attitude 

6. Scientists are in search of a genetic mutation that will leave a person nearly impervious to heart disease. 

1.vulnerable 2. susceptible 3. resistant 4. stimulated

7. Strong headed leaders tend arrogate to themselves an aura of inevitability and infallibility.

1. expose  2.restore 3.display  4.assume  

8. The miscreants vandalised private and public property.

1.embezzled 2.grappled  3.destroyed  4. divested 

9. She stood, motionless and in timorous attitude, before him and he simply gazed at him.

1.emotional 2.silent  3. frightened 4.agitated

10. Donald Trump has a history of vacillating political allegiances. 

1.substantial  2. stringent 3. poignant 4.wavering  

1.(1) 2.(2) 3.(4) 4.(1) 5.(1) 6.(3) 7.(4) 8.(3) 9.(3) 10.(4)




Four

Select meaning of the word out of given options.


1. Quintessence 

1. Glorification  2, Personification  3. Edification 4. Ratification


2. Pique 

1. Surprise  2. Ecstasy   3. Satisfaction  4. Annoyance


3. Turbid

1. Serene 2. Turbulent 3. Muddy 4. Splash 


4. Swerved 

1. Turned  2. Overturned  3. Disappeared 4. Fell Down


5. Altruistic 

1. lucrative  2. Philanthropic  3. Profitable  4. Generous

(ANSWERS 1.(2) 2.(4) 3.(3) 4.(1) 5.(2) )

Select  Synonym of the word out of given options.


1. Avid 

1.Enthusiastic  2. Seasoned  3. Established 4. Distinguished


2. Simulated

1. Arduous  2. Strenuous  3. Replicated 4. Vigorous


3. Vehemently 

1. Effectively  2. Vivaciously  3. Intensely 4. Publically 


4. Decimated 

1. Usurped 2. Snatched 3. Defunct 4. Reduced


5. Quirk 

1. Strength  2. Show  3. Twist  4. Irony 

(ANSWERS 1.(1) 2.(3) 3.(3) 4.(4) 5.(3) )








Monday, 29 May 2017

COMPETITION EXAMINATION QUESTIONS -- PREPOSITIONS - FILL IN BLANKS WITH PREPOSITIONS

Exercises relating to fill in blanks with prepositions 

(Based on latest changed style used in Competition Exams.)

Mark the correct preposition(s)  to fill in the blank(s) .

1. She complained  ……  the Principal  ……..  me.

a. with ; for      b. to; of       c. to ; against       d. of ; for


2. He is jealous ……..  her …….  her riches.

a. against ; of         b. of ; for          c. with ; to        d. of; to


3. He travelled partly  …….  bus and partly …….  foot.

a. in ; at       b. by ; on        c. by ; by       d. in ; on


4. He is fully confident ……… his success …… the examination.

a. for ; of       b. by ; for       c. to ; in        d. of ; in


5. He differs …… his parents …….. this point.

a. by ; at        b. with ; on        c. to ; for       d. from ; to


6. His sister was insisting  ………  his accompanying  …… her.  

a. on ; with        b. for ; to       c. at ; to        d. by ; to


7. His father is proud ……  him …… his achievements.

a. with ; in       b. by;  at       c. of ; for      d. of ; to


8. Both the sisters are not ……. good terms ……  each other.

a. for ; to       b. for ; of       c. at ; by        d. on ; with

9.He caught him ……. his neck and slapped …… his face.

a. by ; into         b. with ; on          c. at ; in          d. to ; of


10. He apologized   …….  her ……. his misbehaviour.

a. by ; to      b. with ; on       c. to ; for       d. to ; at



(ANSWERS   1. c    2. b   3 b     4.d    5.b     6. a    7. c    8.  d  9.  a   10. c  )



11. This forest is infested  ............  many ferocious wild animals.

a. by     b. of     c. with   d. in 


12. The little doll was draped  ...........  a bright red attire.

a. in       b. with     c. of     d. by   


13.    .................  whom was her daughter married ?

a. by   b. with  c. along with  d. to   .


14. He is known for his acquaintance  ...........   good persons.

a. by      b. of      c. to    d.  with 


15. His father stood surety ...........  him  in this case.

a. of      b. to   c. for     d. by


16. His misdeeds are a matter of great  disgrace  .............   the family.

a. for    b. to     c. into     d. of

17. There is no precedent ............ this ruling of the court.

a. for   b. to   c.  of   d. into

18. In the far off village we were left bereft  ........ power supply and any internet connection. .

a. of   b. to   c. into  d. for

19. He is very ambitious  ...........  becoming  a doctor.

a. to  b, for  c. by  d. of

20. He is not answerable  ........  anybody for his actions.

a. for b. to  c. by d. with 





(ANSWERS   11. c    12. a   13 d     14.d    15.c     16. b    17. a    18.  a  19.  d   20. b  )



21. His statement was devoid ........  any evidence and historical facts.

a. with     b. by     c. to     d. of


22. Our Principal is known ……… his honesty and integrity.

a. of  b. to  c. by  d. for

23. He has been looking …….. a new job for two months.

a. at  b. for  c. after  d. into 

24. All the successful candidates were overwhelmed ……..  joy.

a. by   b. into  c. from  d. with

25. The old man advised his  sons to lay ……. something for the rainy day.  

a. for   b. down c. by  d. against

26. His son is negligent  ……….  his studies.

a. of  b. in  c. by  d. to

27.  Most of the people are carried …….. by alluring advertisements.

a. into b. away  c. from d. with

28. We plan to put …….. at a hotel during our next vacation.

a. by  b. against c. up d. down

29.  People living there were deprived  …….. the basic amenities even.

a.  of    b. with    c. for    d by

30.  She acted repugnant   ……….   the official orders.

a. by    b. against    c, for     d. to



 (ANSWERS   21. d    22. d   23 b     24.d    25.c     26. b    27. b    28. c    29.  a   30. d  )