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.
- INEVITABLY: These legislators are liable for disqualification will inevitably invite legal scrutiny.
obscurelycynicallynecessarilydismallyAll are correctOption C
INEVITABLY (ADVERB): certain to happen Synonyms: necessarily, surely Antonyms: unnecessarily, questionably
- MALICE: Regardless of the charge of political malice, the correctness of the EC’s decision will be decided on legal grounds.
benevolenceanimositycharityclemencyAll are correctOption B
MALICE (NOUN): desire to harm someone Synonyms: animosity, antipathy Antonyms: morality, respect
- CONTEND: The posts, he contended was offices of profit.
collaborateargueacquiesceagreeAll are correctOption B
CONTEND (VERB): struggle to difficulty Synonyms: argue, resist Antonyms: agree, abandon
- REMUNERATION: The parliamentary secretaries would not be eligible for any remuneration or perquisites.
compeensatebribewageboonAll are correctOption C
REMUNERATION (NOUN): money paid for work or a service Synonyms: pay, wage Antonyms: debt, penalty
- PECUNIARY: The posts that are capable of yielding pecuniary gains would be office of profit.
frugallavishmiopicmonetaryAll are correctOption D
PECUNIARY (ADJECTIVE): financial, economic Synonyms: monetary, budgeting Antonyms: expensive, costly
- ASSENT: The President withheld assent to a law it passed without the LG’s nod.
acceptancedemurrepudiatevetoAll are correctOption A
ASSENT (NOUN): approval Synonyms: acceptance, consent Antonyms: denial, dissent
- CONTENTIOUS: There is a contentious element in the National Medical Commission Bill 2017.
conciliatoryamicablecombativepacifistAll are correctOption C
CONTENTIOUS (adjective): controversial Synonyms: combative, antagonistic Antonyms: agreeable, fair
- PAUCITY: The problem occurs due to the paucity of MBBS doctors.
plethoraaffluencedearthamplitudeAll are correctOption C
PAUCITY (NOUN): insufficient quantity Synonyms: deficiency, dearth Antonyms: sufficiency, affluence
- INEQUITABLE: Increasing burden of chronic diseases make health care inequitable.
fairbiasedcandidsquareAll are correctOption B
INEQUITABLE (ADJECTIVE): unfair Synonyms: biased, unequal Antonyms: impartial, fair
- OSTENSIBLY: Ostensibly the main objective of the report was to make a case for a better payroll reporting system in the country.
evidentlysquarebonnycomelyAll are correctOption A
OSTENSIBLY (ADVERB): apparently Synonyms: evidently, officially Antonyms: obscurely, improbably