In each of the following questions four words are given of which two are most nearly the same or opposite in meaning. Find the two words which are most nearly the same or opposite in meaning and find the number of the correct letter combination.
- (A) Enthralling (B) Respecting
(C) Projecting (D) AlluringABBCCDADBDOption D
Enthrall = to capture the whole of somebody’s attention; to interest or entertain somebody greatly
Allure = the quality of being attractive or charming
- (A) Swoop (B) Perturb
(C) Plump (D) BoilADBCACBDCDOption C
Swoop = to come down suddenly with a rushing movement
Plump down = to fall or drop something suddenly and heavily
Perturb = to make somebody very worried; to disturb somebody
- (A) Concise (B) Elegant
(C) Indifferent (D) IndecorousBCACABCDBDOption E
Concise = brief; giving a lot of information in few words
Elegant = graceful and attractive in appearance or manner
Indifferent = having no interest in somebody/ something; not caring about somebody/something
Indecorous = showing a lack of dignity, good manners or good taste
- (A) Acquit (B) Defend
(C) Forbid (D) CondemnBCACCDBDADOption D
Acquit = to declare somebody to be not guilty of crime etc.
Defend = to act, speak or write in support of somebody/something; to protect somebody/something from harm; to guard somebody/something
Forbid = to order somebody not to do something
Condemn = to say that one disapproves strongly of somebody/something; to criticize somebody/something
- (A) Fallacy (B) Adage
(C) Dictum (D) EndorseBDCDBCADABOption C
Fallacy = a false or mistaken belief.
Adage = a traditional phrases expressing a general truth.
Dictum = a short, of ten well -known, statement; a saying.
Endorse = to give one’s approval or support to a claim, statement, course of action
- (A) Elevate (B) Frugal
(C) Exult (D) LamentCDABBCBDADOption A
Elevate = to raise somebody/something to a higher place or rank.
Frugal = using as little as possible of something especially money or food.
Exult = to show or feel great joy because of something that has happened.
Lament = to feel or express great sorrow or regret for somebody/something
- (A) Surreptitious (B) Taciturn
(C) Exaggerate (D) CovertADABACBDCDOption A
Surreptitious =done or acting secretly or in a way that one does not want others to notice.
Taciturn = saying very little; not communicating a lot.
Exaggerate = to make something seem larger, better, worse etc than it really is.
Covert = concealed or secret; not open.
- (A) Handy (B) Sparse
(C) Redundant (D) ExhaustedACBCBDCDABOption A
Handy = useful; convenient
Sparse = in small amounts; thin and scattered
Redundant = no longer needed
Exhausted = very tired
- (A) Timid (B) Conceited
(C) Humane (D) ModestACBDBCADCDOption B
Timid = easily frightened; shy
Conceit = excessive pride in oneself or in one’s powers; abilities etc.
Humane = having or showing sympathy, kindness and understanding.
- (A) Conversion (B) Desistance
(C) Substitution (D) CessationABCDADBDACOption D
Desist = to stop something/doing something
Cessation = the action or act of stopping; a pause