English: Word Usage Questions Set 16

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. Ploy : If the prosecutor’s ploy does not work, a guilty man could go free.
    A) vitiate
    B) radar
    C) expose
    D) trick
    E) ahead
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       Option D
    ploy – an activity done for amusement.
  2. Boisterous : Your boisterous actions at church cannot be tolerated.
    A) sedate
    B) serene
    C) wild
    D) subdued
    E) unruffled
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       Option C
    Boisterous – noisy, energetic, and cheerful.
  3. Longevity : The politician’s longevity in office will be determined by voter popularity.
    A) brevity
    B) nonage
    C) endurance
    D) internet
    E) suicidal
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       Option C
    Longevity – long existence or service.
  4. Frenetic : Yesterday the sales floor was even more frenetic than usual because of the big clearance sale.
    A) mad
    B) placid
    C) docile
    D) affable
    E) amicable
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       Option A
    Frenetic – fast and energetic in a rather wild and uncontrolled way.
  5. Angst : There was no sign of her inner angst in her deep brown eyes or on her beautiful features.
    A) ease
    B) content
    C) support
    D) comfort
    E) anxiety
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       Option E
    Angst – a feeling of persistent worry about something trivial.
     
  6. Appellate : The judges have appellate jurisdiction of cases civil and criminal coming up from the lower courts.
    A) judicial
    B) objective
    C) specified
    D) honest
    E) justified
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       Option A
    Appellate -(especially of a court) concerned with or dealing with applications for decisions to be reversed. 
  7. Deterrent : The stop sign on the corner is supposed to be a deterrent that discourages speeding.
    A) incentive
    B) spur
    C) impediment
    D) goad
    E) activator
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       Option C
    Deterrent -a thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone from doing something. 
  8. Plebiscite : Few voters participated in the plebiscite so the proposal received little objection.
    A) vote
    B) initiation
    C) table
    D) count
    E) mandate
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       Option A
    Plebiscite – the direct vote of all the members of an electorate on an important public question such as a change in the constitution.
  9. Defiant : The defiant child threw a tantrum when it was time to go to bed.
    A) respectful
    B) submissive
    C) obedient
    D) bold
    E) accept
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       Option D
    Defiant – showing defiance.
  10. Overt : Because of Frank’s religious beliefs, he was able to forgive his attackers for their overt hatred.
    A) private
    B) conniving
    C) disguised
    D) furtive
    E) obvious
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       Option E
    Overt – done or shown openly; plainly apparent. 

 

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