English: Word Usage Questions Set 26

Directions: A word is given followed by its usage in options. Find the option in which there is inappropriate usage of word.

  1. CONSTRAIN
    When Lulu learned about winning first place for her poem, she had to constrain her cry of excitement.
    She constrained the cake from the sides of the pan.
    The tight-fitting wetsuit would constrain my ability to take in a deep breaths.
    Women in the Victorian era used corsets to constrain their waistlines.
    All are correct
    Option B
    CONSTRAIN (VERB): compel or force to follow Synonyms: bind, necessitate Antonyms: free, loosen

     

  2. ACCUMULATE
    The sanitation department is on strike causing our garbage to accumulate.
    Samantha’s debt began to accumulate due to the interest on her loan.
    Flooding caused water to accumulate in Harry’s basement.
    Throwing the accumulation in the trash, the former client decided that he wouldn’t sign another lengthy agreement.
    All are correct
    Option D
    ACCUMULATE (VERB): gather together Synonyms: accrue, grow Antonyms: contract, decrease

     

  3. BENIGN
    Since I meant no harm with my words, I beg you to forgive my benign statement.
    When the doctor said my tumor was benign, I was so happy.
    Although his tone was benign, the girl knew that her father loved her very much.
    Even though the company claims the energy drink is benign, you may experience some unwanted side effects after drinking the beverage.
    All are correct
    Option C
    BENIGN (ADJECTIVE): gentle and kind Synonyms: benevolent, generous Antonyms: harsh, rough

     

  4. ALLIANCE
    Because Jan and I have been rivals since the first grade, there is no way we could ever form an alliance.
    In order to protect their borders, the two countries formed an alliance.
    Knowing that alliance is destructive in the classroom, the teacher wanted to foster a sense of community among her students.
    We formed a neighborhood alliance to plan events in our community.
    All are correct
    Option C
    ALLIANCE (NOUN): relationship Synonyms: combination, communion Antonyms: antagonism, discord

     

  5. RATIFY
    Jackie will not testify during Bill’s trial because she knows her testimony will ratify his alibi.
    Unfortunately, half of the legislators refuse to ratify a bill that would increase funding for public schools.
    If the president chooses to ratify the budget proposal, the new budget will go into effect in January.
    The oil producing countries will not ratify an agreement that limits their ability to raise fuel prices.
    All are correct
    Option A
    RATIFY (VERB): making officially valid Synonyms: confirm, endorse Antonyms: oppose, contradict

     

  6. CONVENE
    As soon as the last closing argument is made, the jury will convene to ponder the verdict.
    Remember to only spray a little perfume or the fragrance will convene throughout the house and irritate my sinuses.
    An informant told the federal agents where the drug lords were going to convene for a huge drug buy.
    The grand jury is expected to convene today to decide if there is enough evidence to bring the murder case to trial.
    All are correct
    Option B
    CONVENE (VERB): assemble Synonyms: collect, congregate Antonyms: disperse, separate

     

  7. BELIE
    In an attempt to belie the vehicle’s high mileage, the car salesman turned back the speedometer on the car.
    Jason tried to belie the fact he was a lousy worker by showing up early at the office.
    Fraud charges were filed after the woman used a friend’s credit card without her belie.
    The woman hoped her excessive shopping would fool her friends and belie the truth about her empty bank account.
    All are correct
    Option C
    BELIE (VERB): fail to give true impression Synonyms: contradict, repudiate Antonyms: harmonize, consent

     

  8. DISCERN
    It was not difficult to discern that Ellen killed her husband for the million dollar life insurance policy.
    When questioned about the night of the murder, the suspect’s memory was discernable.
    Because Bradley wore sun glasses, I could not discern whether or not his eyes were red.
    In order to find a cure for the disease, the medical researchers must first discern the actual cause of the condition.
    All are correct
    Option B
    DISCERNIBLE (ADJECTIVE): perceptible Synonyms: apparent, observable Antonyms: ambiguous, dubious

     

  9. ENACT
    With thunderstorms rolling in this afternoon, we may enact today’s outdoor protest.
    Congress hopes to enact a law that will increase the consequences of drunk driving.
    The mayor is likely to enact a curfew to limit the number of people on the streets during the riots.
    Under the constitution, states have the power to enact laws that don’t interfere with the federal government’s authority.
    All are correct
    Option A
    ENACT(VERB) = put into practice (an idea or suggestion).

     

  10. SRUTINY
    If you want to fly on an airplane, you should be prepared to deal with scrutiny from the airline personnel.
    When I walk into an expensive store wearing my sweatpants, I always feel the salespeople are watching me with a great deal of scrutiny.
    In order to deter counterfeiters from passing fake money, cashiers apply scrutiny to the bills they receive.
    Did you catch a scrutiny of the robber’s identity before he ran to his getaway car?
    All are correct
    Option D
    SCRUTINY (NOUN): search Synonyms: examination, inspection Antonyms: ignorance, avoidance

     




 

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7 Thoughts to “English: Word Usage Questions Set 26”

  1. gomathy priya

    ty team:)

  2. the walking dead

    🙂

  3. jaga

    Q3 why not option c ?

    1. Srishti

      it is c.
      Although shows contradiction.

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