English: Word Usage Questions Set 43

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

  1. AROMA
    A pleasant aroma rose from Janet’s oven, as her apple pie neared completion.
    The aroma of the dead rat drove us from the house and into a hotel.
    Although many people dislike the smell of cigars, I find myself attracted to the aroma.
    The weird aroma was strangely pleasant, but we could not figure out where it was coming from.
    All are Correct
    Option B
    AROMA (NOUN): (सुगंध) scent Synonyms: fragrance, incense Antonyms: stench, odour


    The mother hoped the prison inmate’s speech would kindle her son to change his rebellious ways.
    For homework, we were asked to bring in newspaper articles to kindle class discussion.
    She learned that the only way to kindle a grease fire is to eliminate the oxygen by covering it with another pan or pouring baking soda on top.
    The purpose of the technology summer camp is to kindle young people to create their own technological wonders.
    All are Correct
    Option C
    KINDLE (VERB): (आग लगाना) start a fire Synonyms: inflame, ignite Antonyms: extinguish, put out


    After falling down the wooden stairs, the boy had a noticeable dark bruise on his leg when it hit one of the railings.
    The dark navy blemish on her face stood out as a bruise to her cheek due to her husband hitting her.
    The blue blood raised to the surface to form a bruise on the woman’s arm, but the red blood dripped down her leg from a cut.
    Ketchup is a must-have bruise for French fries.
    All are Correct
    Option D
    BRUISE (VERB): (विवर्ण करना) discolour Synonyms: batter, pulverize Antonyms: complement, heal


    Because the dogs were experiencing maltreatment, the compassionate man decided to harness his neighbor’s animals.
    The tightrope walker was fitted with a harness to stop him from plummeting to his death if he slipped.
    A harness was needed to insure that the rollercoaster riders did not slip out the seatbelt while upside down.
    The caving adventurer was lowered into the abyss while wearing a harness to protect him from a steep fall.
    All are Correct
    Option A
    HARNESS (VERB): (नियंत्रण करना) control Synonyms: tame, fetter Antonyms: unharness, liberate


    The lying city council was deceitful when telling the residents that the mayor hadn’t stolen the money.
    We went to an deceitful Mexican restaurant for my birthday where they served cuisine like you would find in Mexico.
    Deceitful and dishonest, the little girl continued to deny she had taken the cookie from the jar.
    Convicted of being deceitful in his answers to the judge, the man was sentenced to thirty days in jail for his lies.
    All are Correct
    Option B
    DECEITFUL (ADJECTIVE): (धोखेबाज) dishonest Synonyms: duplicitous, delusive Antonyms: authentic, upright


    Before Julie could ride her bike to the beach, she had to inflate her flattened tire with air.
    We will inflate 20 balloons with helium so that they will be full and floating during the party.
    His agent told him that he needed to inflate some of the content of his novel so that it would be under 400 pages.
    If you inflate the air mattress using the air pump, you will have an elevated place to sleep inside the tent.
    All are Correct
    Option C
    INFLATED (ADJECTIVE): (भरा हुआ) exaggerated Synonyms: bloated, overblown Antonyms: shrunken, abridged


    Since my father and I had often worked together on his classic car, I was not surprised to learn his will included his desire to bequeath me the vehicle.
    The billionaire’s will states that he plans to bequeath all of his fortune to his butler.
    Although the millionaire hates his children, he has decided to bequeath them a small portion of his estate.
    But I read about other horrible crimes and abductions where we never bequeath a tip.
    All are Correct
    Option D
    BEQUEATH (VERB): (वसीयत में देना) bestow Synonyms: grant, pass on Antonyms: take, receive


    Even during the winter, and ephemeral tree still keeps its green leaves or pines, never losing them to the cold.
    Ephemeral art painted on the sidewalks will wash away when it rains.
    Because of her ephemeral memory, she forgets things all the time!
    The thunderstorm was ephemeral, starting suddenly and gone within seconds.
    All are Correct
    Option A
    EPHEMERAL (ADJECTIVE): (परिवर्तनशील) volatile Synonyms: lamster, temporary Antonyms: lasting, evergreen


    The boutique was looking to employ fashion designers.
    When the unruly patron began to throw things in the restaurant, the manager quickly decided to employ the man onto the sidewalk in front of the restaurant.
    To frost the cake, the baker decided to employ a spatula.
    Looking to employ college students, the local coffee shop was putting up fliers.
    All are Correct
    Option B
    EMPLOY (VERB): (संलग्न होना) engross Synonyms: involve, obsess Antonyms: distract, eject


  10. RAPT
    Whenever my favorite actor comes onscreen, I am rapt by his performance.
    Because the reality star is rapt by her appearance, she constantly looks in the mirror.
    The singer wrote a ballad to express her rapt over a failed relationship.
    The comedian kept his audience rapt with his outrageous antics.
    All are Correct
    Option C
    RAPT (ADJECTIVE): (उन्मत्त) delighted Synonyms: ecstatic, enthralled Antonyms: unhappy, sorrowful


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