English: Word Usage Questions Set 12

Directions (1-10): In each of the following questions one sentence is given with a word in bold, choose the most similar meaning of that word and mark it as your answer.

  1. Twirl: The more you practice, the more complicated moves you’ll be able to do, like turns and twirls.
    A) maelstroms
    B) gyral
    C) rolls
    D) pirouette
    E) screws
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      Option C
    Explanation:

    Twirl (verb) घूमना/चक्करकरना : Something that is twisted or coiled./ Spin quickly and lightly around, especially repeatedly. Synonyms: Pirouette, spin, whirl, turn, twist, rotation, revolution, gyration, twizzle.
  2. Sneered: He positively sneered at me when I announced I was going to take guitar lessons.
    A) ridicule
    B) jibe
    C) ironic
    D) belittle
    E) gibbed
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      Option E
    Explanation:
    Sneered (verb) उपहास करना :Smile or speak in a contemptuous or mocking manner. Synonyms: Scoff at, scorn, disdain, mock, jeer at, insult, slight, slur.
  3. Daunting: Going to university is a daunting prospect for many of us currently studying at A-level.
    A) affrighting
    B) powerful
    C) mien
    D) appalling
    E) fatuous
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Daunting (adjective) कठिन / भयभीत करना : Seeming difficult to deal with in anticipation; intimidating. Synonyms –Intimidating, formidable, disconcerting, unnerving, unsettling, dismaying, discouraging.
  4. Arable: This area of the nation had once been an incredibly rich source of arable land.
    A) need
    B) vacillate
    C) acreage
    D) active
    E) good
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Arable (adjective) कृषियोग्य : (of land) used or suitable for growing crops. Synonyms: Farmable, Cultivatable, Tillable, Fertile, Productive.
  5. Lackadaisical: He still is too inconsistent and too lackadaisical .
    A) foul
    B) abeyant
    C) indolent
    D) abhorrent
    E) abased
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Lackadaisical (adjective) भावुक / लापरवाह/ उत्साह रहित :Lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy. Synonyms: lethargic, apathetic, listless, sluggish, spiritless, passionless, careless, lazy, lax, unenthusiastic.
  6. Parlay: All that most of them can hope for is to parlay their film work into lucrative nude dancing careers or Internet fan sites.
    A) ignore
    B) aggrandize
    C) gaming
    D) gage
    E) improve
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Parlay (verb) दाँव पर लगाना/ परिणत करना:Turn an initial stake or winnings from a previous bet into (a greater amount) by gambling. Synonyms: Metamorphose, Construct, Renew.
  7. Internecine: He was one internecine battle, and he became cruel to her because of it.
    A) internal
    B) domestic
    C) pernicious
    D) medical
    E) immortal
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      Option C
    Explanation:
    Internecine (adjective) परस्परविध्वंसी / घातक : Destructive to both sides in a conflict. Synonyms: Deadly, Fierce, Destructive, Ruinous, Pernicious.
  8. Lurk: They always lurk behind me, waiting with their jaws open, licking their lips.
    A) loaf
    B) lounge
    C) loiter
    D) prowl
    E) scupper
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      Option D
    Explanation:
    Lurk (verb) छिप कर बैठना / घात में रहना : (of a person or animal) be or remain hidden so as to wait in ambush for someone or something. Synonyms: Ambuscade, lie in wait, waylay, scupper, bushwhack, ambush.
  9. Rectitude : We also stand for fiscal rectitude and law and order.
    A) sin
    B) delinquency
    C) probity
    D) degeneracy
    E) integrity
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      Option E Explanation:
    Rectitude (noun) निष्कपटता / सत्यपरायणता : Morally correct behavior or thinking; righteousness. Synonyms: Righteousness, goodness, virtue, morality, honor, honorableness, integrity, principle, probity .
  10. Candour: Only an entirely new generation can bring honesty and candour to this matter.
    A) blunt
    B) naivety
    C) candid
    D) paler
    E) cricket
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      Option B
    Explanation:
    Candour (noun ) स्पष्टवादिता / निर्मलता : The quality of being open and honest in expression; frankness. Synonyms: Frankness, openness, honesty, candidness, truthfulness, sincerity, forthrightness, directness.

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