English Vocabulary Quiz- Set 122

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) Asinine (B) Profound
    (C) Intelligent (D) Cruel
    B-C
    B-D
    A-C
    A-B
    A-D
    Option D
    Asinine = very stupid or foolish
    Profound = having or showing great knowledge or understanding of a subject; deep; intense; very great

     

  2. (A) Vivacious (B) Weird
    (C) Rabid (D) Fanatical
    A-B
    B-C
    B-D
    C-D
    A-C
    Option D
    Vivacious = having or showing a lively attractive personality.
    Weird = odd; not usual or conventional.
    Rabid = (of feeling or opinions) violent or extreme.
    Fanatic = a person who is too enthusiastic about something

     

  3. (A) Feed (B) Avoid
    (C) Hoick (D) Eschew
    B-D
    A-B
    A-C
    A-D
    C-D
    Option A
    Hoick = to lift or pool something in a specified direction especially with quick sudden movement
    Eschew = to keep away from something deliberately; to avoid something.

     

  4. (A) Stupendous (B) Calm
    (C) Livid (D) Pretentious
    B-D
    A-D
    A-B
    A-C
    B-C
    Option E
    Stupendous = extremely great or large
    Livid = extremely angry
    Pretentious = claiming importance, value or style, especially without good cause.

     

  5. (A) Shambles (B) Flexible
    (C) Periodic (D) Organised
    A-D
    B-C
    A-C
    C-D
    A-B
    Option A
    Shambles = a scene of complete disorder

     

  6. (A) Prophetic (B) Strange
    (C) Poor (D) Sterling
    A-B
    C-D
    B-D
    A-D
    B-C
    Option B
    Sterling = of excellent quality; reliable; genuine

     

  7. (A) Plunge (B) Grouch
    (C) Grumble (D) Despise
    A-B
    A-C
    A-D
    B-C
    B-D
    Option D
    Plunge = a sudden violent move.
    Grouchy = bad-tempered or complaining.
    Grumble = to complain or protest in a bad tempered way, usually not loudly; a complaint or protest.
    Despise = to feel contempt for somebody/something

     

  8. (A) Prosaic (B) Interesting
    (C) Stupid (D) Marathon
    A-C
    B-C
    B-D
    C-D
    A-B
    Option E
    Prosaic = dull; not romantic
    Marathon = a task, event etc that lasts a long time and requires a lot of effort or patience

     

  9. (A) Debility (B) Strength
    (C) Prosperity (D) Sociability
    A-C
    A-B
    B-D
    B-C
    A-D
    Option B
    Debility = physical weakness especially as a result of illness

     

  10. (A) Audacious (B) Venturous
    (C) Abstruse (D) Silent
    A-C
    B-C
    C-D
    A-B
    C-D
    Option D
    Audacious = showing a willingness to take risks.
    Venture = to take the risk of losing or failing in
    something.
    Abstruse = difficult to understand.

     

 

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