English: Word Usage Questions Set 17

Directions: A word is given followed by its usage in options. Find the option in which there is inappropriate usage of word.

  1. Infiltrate
    A) After the small child wiped his nose after shaking his friend’s hand, germs would infiltrate his body and make him very sick.
    B) Cold air would infiltrate the foyer due to a draft caused by a space under the front door.
    C) The train will infiltrate from the station at exactly twelve o’clock.
    D) The mother-in-law despised her new daughter-in-law who felt had decided to infiltrate the family in order to gain a large inheritance.
    E) None of these
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       Option C
    Explanation:
    Infiltrate (Verb) ( घुसपैठ) – in-fil-trate Meaning – to secretly penetrate, enter or gain access Synonyms – invade, intrude/trespass on. Antonyms – surrender, depart
  2. Peremptory
    A) The general gave the troops a peremptory order they had to obey.
    B) My doctor says even peremptory exercise can help improve my health.
    C) Because Jack did not like following orders, he found it difficult to listen to his teacher’s peremptory instructions.
    D) The prison guard spoke to the inmate in a peremptory tone.
    E) None of these
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       Option B
    Explanation:
    Peremptory (Adjective) (आज्ञसूचक) – per-emp-to-ry Meaning – used to describe an order, command, etc., that you must obey without any questions or excuses Synonyms – irreversible, binding, decisive. Antonyms – Lenient, modest, mild
  3. Persecute
    A) The man was persecuted until the point of self mutilation
    B) Now, pray for those who persecute Me.
    C) False teachers will persecute and push out the prophetic.
    D) She tried to persecute him, but he kept crying.
    E) None of these
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       Option D
    Explanation:
    Persecute (Adjective) (सताना ) – pur-si-kyoot Meaning – to harm someone because of a cultural, sexual, religious, or racial difference Synonyms – oppressed, victimized; troubled/suffering. Antonyms – comfort, soothe, console
  4. Deportation
    A) To cause fear for the immigrants, the mayor threatened deportation.
    B) People have endured deportation throughout history usually during war or based on societal issues.
    C) The woman nodded in deportation.
    D) It seemed unfair that Laila had to leave due to her mother’s deportation.
    E) None of these
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       Option C
    Explanation:
    Deportation (noun) (निर्वासन) – de-por-ta-tion Meaning – the act of removing a foreigner out of a country Synonyms- exile, banishment, expulsion/expatriation. Antonyms – recruitment, approval, acceptance
  5. Vauge
    A) The book blurb was so vague it told me nothing whatsoever about the plot of the book.
    B) As Mitch looked through the shower curtain, he could see the vague outline of his wife’s body.
    C) Dale was so disappointed in the fortuneteller’s vague prediction he asked for his money to be returned.
    D) All of the runners need a vague starting point so that no one has an unfair advantage.
    E)  None of these
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       Option D
    Explanation:
    Vague (Adjective)(अस्पष्ट) – veyg Meaning – not described well Synonyms- uncertain, unsure, unclear. Antonyms – clear, definite, specific
  6. Imputation
    A) We change our basis of imputation from contaminated to.
    B) Don’t buy things on imputation.
    C) So long as we are satisfied with the mere imputation of.
    D) We have never changed our basis of imputation from contam-.
    E) None of these
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       Option B
    Explanation:
    Imputation (Noun) (इलज़ाम ) -im-pyoo-tey-shun Meaning – an act of attribute Synonyms – ascribe, assign something undesirable. Antonyms – credit, defence
  7. Rigour
    A) Politicians are fearful that scientists operate in a bubble, scientists sneer at the politicians lack of rigour.
    B) In Africa we got an up-close view of the swiftness and rigour of the cheetah, with its explosive bursts of speed.
    C) 53 And as a yearly hired servant shall he be with him: and the other shall not rule with rigour over him in your sight.
    D) 13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigour:.
    E) None of these
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       Option B
    Explanation:
    Rigour (Noun) (कठोरता) – rig-er Meaning – inflexibility; severity Synonyms – strictness, severity, toughness. Antonyms – agility, leniency
  8. Hue
    A) The pale hue of the patient’s skin was a sign of anemia.
    B) As I stood on the balcony, I tried to take a photo of the hue of the setting sun.
    C) Nobody understands why Danielle decided to dye her hair such an unusual hue.
    D) To me, the best hue of being a nurse is having the ability to help people feel better.
    E) None of these
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       Option D
    Explanation:
    Hue (Noun) (रंग ) – hue Meaning – a colour or shade (of a person , thing) Synonyms – character, aspect, type.
  9.  Exemplary
    A) Married for over fifty years, my grandparents have an exemplary marriage.
    B) Because Jim’s website is exemplary, I used it as a template for my own site.
    C) A corrupt government is responsible for the exemplary living conditions of most citizens.
    D) An exemplary worker, Mr. Smith never arrives late for work.
    E) None of these
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       Option C
    Explanation:
    Exemplary (Adjective) – (अनुकरणीय) – exem-plery Meaning – something so good that it is an example for others to follow Synonyms – perfect, faultless, impeccable/consummate. Antonyms – shameful, outrageous
  10. Stridency
    A) Her voice plunges through his skin and ransacks his thoughts with its stridency and its truth.
    B) Every dog wants to be treated with stridencyby its owner, but there are some terrible people that abuse them.
    C) Our relationship will never go far if you continue to talk to me in such a strident tone!
    D) Since I had a headache, the bird’s chirping sounded quite strident to me.
    E) None of these
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       Option B
    Explanation:
     Stridency (Noun) – (कठोर) – stri-den-cy Meaning -characterized by harsh, insistent, and discordant sound, commanding attention by a loud or obtrusive quality Synonyms – something of harsh, rough. Antonyms – Kindness, tenderness

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10 Thoughts to “English: Word Usage Questions Set 17”

  1. Mritunjay Bharadwaj

    The Pakistani troops infiltrate near jammu
    Border

  2. Sachin shukla( Banker 2018)

    6/10 ty

    1. Mritunjay Bharadwaj

      Imputation Means in simple language

      1. Sachin shukla( Banker 2018)

        impute krna

      2. Sachin shukla( Banker 2018)

        jisko kehte abhiyog lagana

  3. THE GOOD ALCHEMIST

    thanks 🙂

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