English: Word Usage Questions Set 44

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

    Because she was not nice, the haughty girl had few friends.
    The principal at my school is haughty and considers herself to be above everyone else.
    When the haughty CEO ignored the stockholders at the annual conference, the board of directors gave him a stern lecture.
    Although the haughty girl knew the answer to the teacher’s question, she was too nervous to raise her hand.
    All are Correct
    Option D
    HAUGHTY (ADJECTIVE): (घमंडी): arrogant Synonyms: brash, nervy Antonyms: humble, meek


    The serial killer’s lack of apathy left even the judge speechless.
    When apathy takes over the workplace, very little work gets done because people become uninterested in their jobs.
    Though it wasn’t his primary apathy, the banker was worried about the price his bank was losing by waiving fees.
    Constance’s apathy made her unwilling to participate in social activities with her friends.
    All are Correct
    Option C
    APATHY (NOUN): (उदासीनता): indifference Synonyms: aloofness, coldness Antonyms: concern, sympathy


    Because it is no longer taught in schools, people are concerned that cursive writing will become arcane.
    A arcane activity for new mothers is to calm and soothe their crying babies since babies cry for many different reasons on a daily basis.
    The elderly teacher had an arcane way of teaching mathematics.
    The restaurant location was so arcane, that you had to be blindfolded in order to enter the building.
    All are Correct
    Option B
    ARCANE (ADJECTIVE): (गुप्त): esoteric Synonyms: cabalistic, occult Antonyms: known, common


    A normal person thinks that two plus two equals four is arbitrary, but an illogical person may say that two plus two equals five.
    In spite of the cold weather, we made an arbitrary trip to the beach.
    Because the group could not come to a decision on lunch, Katherine made an arbitrary choice and ordered pizza.
    When the judge started making arbitrary rulings that were not based on law, he was reprimanded by the governor.
    All are Correct
    Option A
    ARBITRARY (ADJECTIVE): (चपल): capricious Synonyms: discretionary, erratic Antonyms: logical, reasonable


    The source of my antipathy is my ex-husband’s new wife!
    When the teacher retired, she was given a gold watch in antipathy of her fifty years of service to the county.
    Her antipathy towards her teacher was obvious to everyone in the classroom.
    Is your antipathy for me so great that you no longer care about my feelings?
    All are Correct
    Option B
    ANTIPATHY (NOUN): (विद्वेष): animosity Synonyms: animus, aversion Antonyms: admiration, appreciation


    When I reported the cashier’s poor customer service, the manager tried to appease me with the offer of a free pizza.
    The judge hoped the guilty verdict would appease the victim’s family.
    Becky was pleased to find a body wash that contains aloe which didn’t appease her skin.
    If my husband does something wrong, he will try to appease me by buying my favorite flowers.
    All are Correct
    Option C
    APPEASE (VERB): (बढ़ाना): allay Synonyms: alleviate, assuage Antonyms: agitate, irritate


    Because I want to augment my income, I am thinking about getting a second job.
    We need the business loan in order to augment our warehouse so we can fulfill more orders.
    Which marketing ideas do you feel will best augment your record sales?
    Until the celebrity’s stalker is caught, we will augment her public appearances.
    All are Correct
    Option D
    AUGMENT (VERB): (बढ़ाना): make greater Synonyms: enhance, aggrandize Antonyms: reduce, curtail


    When the attractive woman opened the door, the delivery man suddenly became audacious as he handed her the signature form.
    Although April is an audacious athlete, she does not participate in any dangerous sports.
    The millionaire earned his fortune by being an audacious player on the stock market.
    Because the police captain knew his men were well trained, he planned an audacious attack on the bank robbers.
    All are Correct
    Option A
    AUDACIOUS (ADJECTIVE): (साहसी): adventurous Synonyms: bold, resolute Antonyms: timid, weak


    Because my archaic computer is no longer useful to me, I am giving it away for free.
    Using archaic warfare, the number of casualties in war has decreased through the use of drones and other high tech equipment.
    When I mentioned to my children that I still had videotapes, they were unfamiliar with the archaic movie format.
    As long as the hospital has archaic equipment, it will not be able to provide patients with the best care.
    All are Correct
    Option B
    ARCHAIC (ADJECTIVE): (पुरातन): outmoded Synonyms: obsolete, ancient Antonyms: current, modern


  10. AVER
    Even though the country is in an economic crisis, its leader will aver the nation is doing well during his monthly address.
    The team’s fans aver a new coach is needed because of the team’s losing record.
    To ease unrest in our company, the boss made a speech to aver policy changes were coming.
    The traffic officer will definitely give you a ticket if you lie and aver that you were speeding.
    All are Correct
    Option D
    AVER (VERB): (दृढ़ता से कहना): affirm Synonyms: assert, claim Antonyms: deny, disprove


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