Direction (1-10): In each of the following questions three statements with a blank in each are given. You have to choose a word from the given option that can fill all the blanks. Mark that option as your answer.
- a. Silver ____________ too easily.
b. His regime had not been _____________ by human rights abuses.
c. The _____________ on Alan’s personal reputation.purifytarnishcleanseelevateAll are correctOption B
a. lose or cause to lose lustre, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture. b. make or become less valuable or respected. c. damage or harm done to something.
- a. Gourmets will want to _____________ our game specialities.
b. Their genuflections _____________ of superstition and popery.
c. The subtle _________________ of wood smoke.savourregretremorselamentAll are correctOption A
a. taste (good food or drink) and enjoy it to the full. b. have a suggestion or trace of (a quality or attribute, typically one considered bad). c. a characteristic taste, flavour, or smell, especially a pleasant one.
- a. Peter ate heartily with a ___________ about being a condemned man.
b. Tricks of controversy and _____________ of law.
c. Flattery will get you nowhere,’ she ____________ .advisecounselquipinformAll are correctOption C
a. a witty remark. b. a play on words. c. make a witty remark.
- a. The fish _____________ among fine-leaved plants.
b. The decade _____________ a bewildering variety of books on the forces.
c. A supplier of ______________ for shiitake mushrooms.exiripateadmonishspawnbooAll are correctOption C
a. (of a fish, frog, mollusc, crustacean, etc.) release or deposit eggs. b. produce or generate a large number of. c. the mycelium of a fungus, especially a cultivated mushroom.
- a. Cameras are a major ____________ to crime.
b. Britain’s nuclear _____________ are dangerous equipments.
c. The ____________ effect of heavy prison sentences.impedimenthindrancedeterrentobstructionAll are correctOption E
a. a thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone from doing something. b. a nuclear weapon or weapons system regarded as deterring an enemy from attack. c. able or intended to deter.
- a. Most birders are hoping to find the wind-blown _______________ of migration.
b. The ____________ heart of my mother still worries about me.
c. ______________ beggars are found everywhere now-a-days.stationaryvagrantbolterresidentAll are correctOption B
a. a bird that has strayed or been blown from its usual range or migratory route. b. moving or behaving unpredictably; inconstant. c. relating to or living the life of a vagrant.
- a. She _____________ me for appearing at breakfast unshaven.
b. She ______________ him to drink no more than one glass of wine.
c. He ______________ the people against the evil of such practices.admonishexaltlaudhailAll are correctOption A
a. reprimand firmly. b. advise or urge (someone) earnestly. c. warn (someone) of something to be avoided.
- a. He _____________ the forest.
b. High-level walks in the Dolomites often involve steep, exposed climbs, _______________, and descents.
c. There were three jewels in the _____________ of the cross and four in the body.affirmbear outback uptraverseAll are correctOption D
a. travel across or through. b. an act of traversing something. c. a part of a structure that extends or is fixed across something.
- a. People were _____________ each other and pointing at me.
b. The canoe _____________ a bank of reeds.
c. Both men were ______________ fifty.pulldissuadenudgerepressAll are correctOption C
a. prod (someone) gently with one’s elbow in order to attract attention. b. touch or push (something) gently or gradually. c. approach (an age, figure, or level) very closely.
- a. I was tempted to ____________ off for a swim.
b. Thieves ______________ the room of luggage.
c. The lieutenant was ______________ of his rank.adornstripcoverachieveAll are correctOption B
a. take off one’s clothes. b. leave bare of accessories or fittings. c. deprive someone of (rank, power, or property).