English Vocabulary Quiz- Set 121

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.

  1. (A) Enthralling (B) Respecting
    (C) Projecting (D) Alluring
    AB
    BC
    CD
    AD
    BD
    Option D
    Enthrall = to capture the whole of somebody’s attention; to interest or entertain somebody greatly
    Allure = the quality of being attractive or charming

     

  2. (A) Swoop (B) Perturb
    (C) Plump (D) Boil
    AD
    BC
    AC
    BD
    CD
    Option 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

     

  3. (A) Concise (B) Elegant
    (C) Indifferent (D) Indecorous
    BC
    AC
    AB
    CD
    BD
    Option 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

     

  4. (A) Acquit (B) Defend
    (C) Forbid (D) Condemn
    BC
    AC
    CD
    BD
    AD
    Option 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

     

  5. (A) Fallacy (B) Adage
    (C) Dictum (D) Endorse
    BD
    CD
    BC
    AD
    AB
    Option 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

     

  6. (A) Elevate (B) Frugal
    (C) Exult (D) Lament
    CD
    AB
    BC
    BD
    AD
    Option 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

     

  7. (A) Surreptitious (B) Taciturn
    (C) Exaggerate (D) Covert
    AD
    AB
    AC
    BD
    CD
    Option 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.

     

  8. (A) Handy (B) Sparse
    (C) Redundant (D) Exhausted
    AC
    BC
    BD
    CD
    AB
    Option A
    Handy = useful; convenient
    Sparse = in small amounts; thin and scattered
    Redundant = no longer needed
    Exhausted = very tired

     

  9. (A) Timid (B) Conceited
    (C) Humane (D) Modest
    AC
    BD
    BC
    AD
    CD
    Option 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.

     

  10. (A) Conversion (B) Desistance
    (C) Substitution (D) Cessation
    AB
    CD
    AD
    BD
    AC
    Option D
    Desist = to stop something/doing something
    Cessation = the action or act of stopping; a pause

     

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