English: Word Usage Questions Set 41

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. CYNIC: After being dumped by his girlfriend, Jack was cynical about dating other women.
    adherent
    disciple
    skeptic
    advocate
    All are Correct
    Option C
    CYNIC (NOUN): (निंदक) nonbeliever Synonyms: doubter, skeptic Antonyms: believer, optimist

     

  2. INCUR : Purchasing an older vehicle may save money initially but can cause the buyer to incur higher than average repair costs.
    forfeit
    acquire
    surrender
    relinquish
    All are Correct
    Option B
    INCUR (VERB): (अपने उपर लेना/उठाना) bring upon oneself Synonyms: obtain, acquire Antonyms: forfeit, lose

     

  3. GUSH : The exuberant mother loves to gush about her two children, praising them for literally everything and believing them to be incapable of wrong in any way.
    spouting
    dribbling
    oozing
    leaking
    All are Correct
    Option A
    GUSHING (ADJECTIVE): (फुहार छोड़ती हुई) flowing Synonyms: spouting, pouring out Antonyms: stagnant, frozen

     

  4. BERATE : Because the bailiff had brought the message that the jury could not reach a decision, the judge called them into the courtroom to berate them about how a hung jury was a waste of taxpayers’ money.
    exalt
    castigate
    praise
    celebrate
    All are Correct
    Option B
    BERATE (VERB): (धमकाना) admonish Synonyms: castigate, reprimand Antonyms: laud, applaud

     

  5. DEARTH : While you can find a house quite cheaply in the suburbs, there is a dearth of affordable housing in the city.
    abundance
    paucity
    plethora
    opulence
    All are Correct
    Option B
    DEARTH (NOUN): (कमी) scarcity Synonyms: paucity, meagerness Antonyms: adequacy, abundance

     

  6. VANITY : Although it’s admirable that Rachel graduated from an ivy league university, her constant bragging about it is nothing but vanity.
    diffidence
    creativity
    ostentation
    humility
    All are Correct
    Option C
    VANITY (NOUN): (घमंड) egotism Synonyms: conceitedness, ostentation Antonyms: humility, modesty

     

  7. ESPIONAGE : Edward Snowden committed the most well-known act of espionage in recent memory when he took documents from the National Security Agency (NSA) and leaked part of them to the media.
    paranoia
    madness
    intelligence
    stupidity
    All are Correct
    Option C
    ESPIONAGE (NOUN): (जासूसी) spying Synonyms: reconnaissance, intelligence Antonyms: candid, frank

     

  8. INDULGENT : Although the teacher knew the student had gone over the time limit, she gave him an indulgent smile and allowed him to finish his speech.
    contemptuous
    greedy
    prejudiced
    tolerant
    All are Correct
    Option D
    INDULGENT (ADJECTIVE): (दयालु) kind Synonyms: compassionate, tolerant Antonyms: inconsiderate, intolerant

     

  9. PILE : “Look over there, there is a massive pile of leaves.”
    shrinkage
    dispersal
    accumulation
    decrement
    All are Correct
    Option C
    PILE (NOUN): (संग्रह) collection Synonyms: stockpile, accumulation Antonyms: ditch, poverty

     

  10. PROFOUND : When I heard the minister’s profound sermon, I decided it was time to quit drinking.
    obvious
    abstruse
    elementary
    perspicuous
    All are Correct
    Option B
    PROFOUND (ADJECTIVE): (गहन) (deeply) thoughtful Synonyms: abstruse, philosophical Antonyms: trivial, superficial

     


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