English: Word Usage Questions Set 42

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

  1. CONTEMPORANEOUS
    The dancers have practiced for months to get their movements in sync and contemporaneous.
    If our arrivals are not contemporaneous, we won’t be able to make our dinner reservation because the staff won’t hold a table for one guest.
    I want to dye the top part of my dress a contemporaneous color so that it will stand out on the runway.
    With contemporaneous power outages, the emergency work teams are being split into smaller groups so simultaneous issues can be handled.
    All are Correct
    Option C
    CONTEMPORANEOUS (ADJECTIVE): (आधुनिक) Coeval Synonyms: simultaneous, contemporary Antonyms: different, separate

     

  2. SARTORIAL
    Those with a developed sartorial sense can tell a cheap suit from an expensive one.
    Despite having lived what he considered to be a sartorial life, George had actually had a tremendous impact on everyone he knew.
    He always took pride in his clothing, showing a certain sartorial elegance no matter what the occasion.
    The emperor had the most splendorous sartorial look no matter what he wore.
    All are Correct
    Option B
    SARTORIAL (ADJECTIVE): (दर्ज़ी-संबंधी) Pertaining to tailors Synonyms: stylish, elegant Antonyms: frumpy, dumpy

     

  3. TUTELARY
    Because she was distracted by the television show, the tutelary cook almost burned the house down.
    Although her grandmother died before her birth, she always felt her tutelary presence was guiding her wherever she went.
    The tutelary saint committed her existence to the protection of those who could not safeguard themselves.
    As a tutelary goddess of nature, it was the deity’s job to watch over all that grew in the fields.
    All are Correct
    Option A
    TUTELARY (ADJECTIVE): (संरक्षी) Protecting Synonyms: guardian, advisory Antonyms: careless, inattentive

     

  4. PURGE
    After he saw his parents making out in the back seat of their Buick, Kevin vowed that he would do whatever it took to purge the image from his brain.
    Because she never intended to gain back the weight she had lost, Jennifer decided to purge her wardrobe of anything bigger than a size 10 and then go shopping.
    Because of the oil spill, it will take a lot of work to purge the marine ecosystem to its natural state.
    Although this cleansing diet will purge toxins from my system temporarily, my nutritionist warned me that they’ll come right back if I return to my former bad eating habits.
    All are Correct
    Option C
    PURGE (NOUN): (परिशोध) Elimination Synonyms: expulsion, extermination Antonyms: keeping, holding

     

  5. QUANTUM
    Measuring the quantum amount of the object essentially destroyed it.
    Once the burger chain begins to open restaurants in the South, it will quantum the fast food industry in this country.
    Quantum complexities are just a small part of the make-up of the human brain.
    Although he tried to put away his memories of the past, a quantum few resurfaced when he saw his sister.
    All are Correct
    Option B
    QUANTUM (NOUN): (मात्रा) Quantity Synonyms: sum, amount Antonyms: part, whole

     

  6. PRECINCT
    The voter was not sure which precinct he should report to on Election Day.
    Each justice of the peace in the precinct serves in that jurisdiction for two years.
    I didn’t want to bring two bags on my vacations, but the first one was precinct when I still had more clothes to pack.
    Officers took turns patrolling the precinct overnight in hopes that they would catch an arson in the area.
    All are Correct
    Option C
    PRECINCT (NOUN): (प्रसीमा) Department Synonyms: area, ward Antonyms: whole, full

     

  7. PROCLIVITY
    Despite her obvious proclivity for her new work assignment, Karen managed to finish in record time.
    As a young child, the award-winning singer had a proclivity for music.
    His proclivity for cooking made him a big hit in the homeowner’s association.
    If you cannot say anything else about her, you can certainly say she has a proclivity for drama!
    All are Correct
    Option A
    PROCLIVITY (NOUN): (इच्छा/प्रवृत्ति) Inclination Synonyms: penchant, predilection Antonyms: dislike, hate

     

  8. PUNITIVE
    The purpose of the punitive lawsuit’s community service ruling is to forever remind the drunk driver of the cost of his actions.
    When the case began, the attorney announced his client was seeking both monetary and punitive damages for being fired without cause.
    Ultimately, it helps if the agreement you make is punitive to both parties.
    The proceeds from the punitive lawsuit will be used to establish a fund for families who lose loved ones in a drunk driving incident.
    All are Correct
    Option C
    PUNITIVE (ADJECTIVE): (दंडात्मक) Retaliatory Synonyms: vindictive, punishing Antonyms: beneficial, rewarding

     

  9. QUIETUDE
    In quietude and coolness, the couple enjoyed a picnic on a grassy knoll beside the calm stream.
    An eerie quietude filled the house as the children napped on their mats.
    Needing a great amount of quietude, the hermit secluded himself in his peaceful home.
    The father of one made no attempt to hide his quietude while viewing his son’s failing report card.
    All are Correct
    Option D
    QUIETUDE (NOUN): (शांति/संतोष) Calm Synonyms: doldrums, hush Antonyms: disturbance, agitation

     

  10. FLOUT
    People find themselves in trouble because they think they’re clever enough to flout the law without getting caught.
    As the principal of the high school, it is my pleasure to flout all of this year’s graduates for their achievements.
    Once you flout the regulations of the IRS, you will likely spend a long time trying to get out of the hole you dug for yourself.
    If you’re a person who likes to flout authority, you could land in jail, but you could also end up being very successful.
    All are Correct
    Option B
    FLOUT (VERB): (अवज्ञा) show contempt for something Synonyms: defy, spur Antonyms: commend, compliment

     


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