English: Word Usage Questions Set 27

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

  1. DISTORT
    My friend had an app on her phone that would distort our faces in amusing ways.
    The funhouse mirror was designed to distort the visage of anyone who stood in front of it.
    There is a lack of distort as to why the government agency found it necessary to spend so much money on the project.
    Growing up without a family caused her to distort her views on familial relationships.
    All are correct
    Option C
    DISTORTION (NOUN): deformity Synonyms: bias, misuse Antonyms: clarity, perfection

     

  2. LITIGATION
    Charles entered into litigation when he opened a civil suit, attempting to hold his former employer liable for withholding wages.
    The two rivals ruined the party when they started a litigation that led to a large fight.
    After spending money on litigation, our attorney informed us that the statute of limitations had been reached and that the lawsuit would be thrown out.
    Because Shirley was lacking in litigation experience, she was passed over by the President when he chose who would fill the vacancy on the bench.
    All are correct
    Option B
    LITIGATION (NOUN): lawsuit Synonyms: prosecution, legal action Antonyms: disputation, lawlessness

     

  3. CONSENSUS
    When the judge learned the jury had not reached a consensus on the defendant’s guilt, he sent the group back into the room for further discussion.
    As a way to avoid consensus while traveling, Johnny made sure to write down clear directions.
    Fortunately for homeowners, a consensus has not been reached in favor of a property tax increase.
    Since the scientists were unable to reach a consensus on the best way to isolate the bacteria, they had no choice other than to burn the substance in a sealed container.
    All are correct
    Option B
    CONSENSUS (NOUN): general agreement Synonyms: accord, consent Antonyms: misunderstand, confuse

     

  4. EXTRAORDINARY
    An extraordinary activity for new mothers is to calm and soothe their crying babies since babies cry for many different reasons on a daily basis.
    Henry is an extraordinary pianist who has played for three presidents and several royal families.
    Because Melvin works hard in therapy, he is making extraordinary progress with improving his mobility.
    I found jumping out of an airplane to be such an extraordinary experience that I have already booked my next jump.
    All are correct
    Option A
    EXTRAORDINARY (ADJECTIVE): exceptional Synonyms: amazing, phenomenal Antonyms: believable, common

     

  5. NUDGE
    “If you hear someone talking during the test,” said the teacher, “then nudge them so they will be quiet.”
    Sue is going to nudge her brother’s strong work ethic in order to be successful.
    When the speaker explained the hardships of teaching to her packed audience, Sally decided to nudge her retired co-worker sitting next to her.
    As Karen was daydreaming in science class about her camping trip this weekend, her friend decided to nudge her when the teacher was asking a question.
    All are correct
    Option B
    NUDGE (VERB): a slight push Synonyms: poke, prod Antonyms: emulate, pull

     

  6. BOLSTER
    Free tickets were given away to bolster attendance at the game.
    If I want to feel better about myself, I need to bolster my self-esteem.
    You should be hesitant to drink any beverage which claims to bolster your energy level.
    With her quick wits, she was able to bolster the computer hackers and prevent them from accessing her system.
    All are correct
    Option D
    BOLSTER (VERB): support Synonyms: strengthen, boost Antonyms: hinder, undermine

     

  7. CONUNDRUM
    Trying to solve this conundrum is really making my head hurt.
    The government has spent hundreds of millions of dollars trying to unearth a solution to the fuel conundrum.
    Although it may not be the best conundrum, we are hoping that closing the center two days a week will help up save money.
    The labor secretary believes outsourcing could be the remedy for our employment conundrum.
    All are correct
    Option C
    CONUNDRUM (NOUN): problem Synonyms: difficulty, dilemma Antonyms: solution, key

     

  8. ARTICULATE
    Whenever the boy was around the girl of his dreams, he became articulate and was unable to speak.
    A polished speaker, Jenna was able to articulate her points during any discussion.
    The president is known for his ability to articulate his thoughts in front of millions of people.
    Even though English was not Maria’s native language, she was still able to articulate her statement to the court in that language.
    All are correct
    Option A
    ARTICULATE (NOUN): express Synonyms: communicate, announce Antonyms: inarticulate, mute

     

  9. WHIMSY
    There is a touch of whimsy to this metal sculpture, a certain magical and inspired aura to it that shows how passionate the artist was.
    There is a sense of whimsy when you get to see the Northern Lights for the first time, as the view is so rare and picturesque it almost seems surreal.
    The tiny whimsy of sand in my shoe was irritating enough to make me shake my shoes out.
    I felt a sense of whimsy as we gazed at the stars above us, the hundreds of little lights not diminished by any city lights whatsoever.
    All are correct
    Option C

     

  10. RENEGE
    Although my father made a promise to extend my curfew, he later decided to renege upon his word and ordered me home by eleven.
    Mia questioned the renege of the test and wondered if it could be faulty.
    The property buyers will be sued if they renege on the terms of the contract.
    If Harriet is going to renege on her responsibility, she should let us know now so we can find another sitter before it gets too late.
    All are correct
    Option B
    RENEGE (VERB): go back on a promise Synonyms: reverse, welsh Antonyms: correction, accuracy

     



 

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