English: Word Usage Questions Set 35

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

  1. OVERRIDE : The president has decided to override his advisors’ decision.
    assume
    overrule
    mandate
    acquiesce
    All are Correct
    Option B
    OVERRIDE (VERB): abrogate Synonyms: annul, nullify Antonyms: sanction, validate

     

  2. INVIOLABILITY : The strongest statement regarding the inviolability of many dogmas is mentioned in his book.
    imperilment
    distress
    sanctity
    jeopardy
    All are Correct
    Option C
    INVIOLABILITY (NOUN): sanctity Synonyms: devotion, divinity Antonyms: impiousness, irreverence

     

  3. POSIT : Since no other venue is available, I will posit my condominium as a place for the company holiday party.
    unknot
    coiffure
    diversify
    hypothesize
    All are Correct
    Option D
    POSIT (VERB): suppose Synonyms: assume, consider Antonyms: neglect, ignore

     

  4. UNPRECEDENTED : The Internet has erased distance and given people unprecedented access to each other.
    remarkable
    traditional
    ordinary
    prosaic
    All are Correct
    Option A
    UNPRECEDENTED (NOUN): extraordinary Synonyms: bizarre, exceptional Antonyms: regular, common

     

  5. CITY DWELLERS: Many city dwellers live in rented apartments.
    national
    bourgeois
    voter
    immigrant
    All are Correct
    Option B
    CITY DWELLERS (NOUN): townie Synonyms: urbanite, city boy Antonyms: immigrant, foreigner

     

  6. BYSTANDAR : As the drivers’ argument became physical, a bystander had to intervene.
    accomplice
    participant
    spectator
    entrant
    All are Correct
    Option C
    BYSTANDAR (NOUN): observer Synonyms: onlooker, witness Antonyms: participant, associate

     

  7. CHICANERY : He is up to his old chicanery, blaming all democrats for the recession.
    purity
    candour
    guile
    honesty
    All are Correct
    Option C
    CHICANERY (NOUN): deception Synonyms: trickery, duplicity Antonyms: honesty, truthfulness

     

  8. AGITATE : As his younger brother is a troublemaker, he likes to agitate his sister by hiding her dolls.
    quell
    lull
    mollify
    incite
    All are Correct
    Option D
    AGITATE (ADJECTIVE): disturb Synonyms: churn, concuss Antonyms: calm, soothe

     

  9. CEREMONIAL : The tribe has different ceremonial dance for each ceremony.
    solemn
    colloquial
    snug
    cozy
    All are Correct
    Option A
    CEREMONIAL (ADJECTIVE): ritual Synonyms: solemn, august Antonyms: unimpressive, unceremonial

     

  10. GRUELING : In between work and school, the medical student managed a very grueling schedule.
    facile
    arduous
    cushy
    bland
    All are Correct
    Option B
    GRUELING (ADJECTIVE): arduous Synonyms: exhausting, laborious Antonyms: easy, facile

     



 

Related posts

Leave a Comment