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. She ____________ about her many conquests.
b. The museum _____________ a breathtaking collection of glassware.
c. I said I would win and it wasn’t an idle ______________.flagrantboastedconcealedshamedAll are CorrectOption B
a. talk with excessive pride and self-satisfaction about one’s achievements, possessions, or abilities.
b. (of a person, place, or thing) possess (a feature that is a source of pride).
c. an act of talking with excessive pride and self-satisfaction.
- a. Seven members of a patrol were killed in an ________________.
b. They were _______________ and taken prisoner by the enemy.
c. Tory representatives were ______________ by camera crews.ambushdarecessationdefendAll are CorrectOption A
a. a surprise attack by people lying in wait in a concealed position.
b. make a surprise attack on (someone) from a concealed position.
c. confront (someone) suddenly and unexpectedly with unwelcome questions.
- a. Sanjay was ______________ his wares.
b. She was _______________ as a potential Prime Minister.
c. He made his fortune _____________ tickets.concealbelittletoutchideAll are CorrectOption C
a. attempt to sell (something), typically by a direct or persistent approach.
b. attempt to persuade people of the merits of.
c. sell (a ticket) for an event at a price higher than the official one.
- a. An appropriate use for a ______________ church.
b. Eight permanent staff were made _______________.
c. Our peculiar affection for _______________ phrases.conciseredundantmeagersparseAll are CorrectOption B
a. not or no longer needed or useful; superfluous.
b. no longer in employment because there is no more work available.
c. (of words or data) able to be omitted without loss of meaning or function.
- a. She began to _____________ over the various possibilities.
b. A glass of _______________ wine.
c. The _____________ of Kintyre.rushforgetresolvemullAll are CorrectOption D
a. think about (something) deeply and at length.
b. warm (an alcoholic drink, especially wine or beer) and add sugar and spices to it.
c. a promontory.
- a. The council is trying to wear down the opposition by _____________________.
b. The company said that it will reduce its worldwide employment by about 10% through ____________________.
c. The skull shows _____________________ of the edges of the teeth.intensifyaccretionattritionfortifyAll are CorrectOption C
a. the process of reducing something’s strength or effectiveness through sustained attack or pressure.
b. the gradual reduction of a workforce by employees leaving and not being replaced rather than by redundancy.
c. wearing away by friction; abrasion.
- a. Passers-by _________________ with the man after the knife attack.
b. He ___________________ the young man around the throat.
c. Other towns are still ___________________ with the problem.grappledagreeddifferedprospectiveAll are CorrectOption A
a. engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle.
b. seize hold of (someone).
c. struggle to deal with or overcome (a difficulty or challenge).
- a. He was ___________________ about in the shallow offshore waters.
b. She __________________ , not knowing quite what to say.
c. Many firms are ___________________ .glideflourishfloundercoastAll are CorrectOption C
a. struggle or stagger clumsily in mud or water.
b. struggle mentally; show or feel great confusion.
c. be in serious difficulty.
- a. The beetle ______________ a caustic liquid.
b. Sir Thomas ________________ goodwill.
c. The building __________________ an air of tranquillity.attackexudebriefcascadeAll are CorrectOption B
a. (with reference to moisture or a smell) discharge or be discharged slowly and steadily.
b. (of a person) display (an emotion or quality) strongly and openly.
c. (of a place) have a strong atmosphere of.
- a. 17,000 men had been ________________ on Haldon Hill.
b. The cavalrymen ___________________ beside the other regiments.
c. Reporters _____________________ outside her house.demobilizeddispersedmusteredaccruedAll are CorrectOption C
a. assemble (troops), especially for inspection or in preparation for battle.
b. (of troops) gather for inspection or in preparation for battle.
c. (of a group of people) gather together.