English: Word Usage Questions Set 48

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

  1. DISCRETION
    Because my daughter spends money recklessly, I have to give out her allowance at my discretion.
    Parents have the discretion to determine which television programs their children may watch.
    Although Adam is very different than me, I have a discretion for him which I cannot describe.
    The door attendant at the hottest nightclub has discretion over who can and who cannot enter the establishment.
    All are Correct
    Option C
    DISCRETION (NOUN): (निर्णय): judgement Synonyms: calculation, observation Antonyms: carelessness, negligence

     

  2. ERUDITE
    The room was full of erudite scholars who made the discussion on astronomy fun and interesting.
    His erudite reaction of punching the wall left him with a broken hand on top of his broken heart.
    As a result of having studied abroad several years, Helen has become quite erudite on the subject of art history.
    While I learned everything I know from television, my sister can credit being erudite to spending countless hours in the classroom obtaining her doctoral degree.
    All are Correct
    Option B
    ERUDITE (ADJECTIVE): (विद्वान): scholarly Synonyms: educated, learned Antonyms: unintellectual, absent-minded

     

  3. SPUNKY
    Jim is spunky who stood silently as five boys attacked his little brother.
    Spunky and full of spirit, the little girl is known for always doing things that others are afraid to do.
    The spunky student teacher makes our classroom lively and keeps everyone excited about learning.
    Pilar’s spunky and sassy personality made her standout amongst some of the more boring candidates.
    All are Correct
    Option A
    SPUNKY (ADJECTIVE): (दिलेर): spirited Synonyms: energetic, courageous Antonyms: inactive, lethargic

     

  4. UNDAUNTED
    Soldiers seemed undaunted by the mission and bravely marched into battle.
    Although the task was large, the builders were undaunted and looked forward to the challenge of constructing the pyramid.
    Undaunted railroad workers were fearless in the face of dangerous explosions and terrible work conditions.
    The undaunted singer nervously approached the microphone.
    All are Correct
    Option D
    UNDAUNTED (ADJECTIVE): (निडर): fearless Synonyms: steadfast, undeterred Antonyms: coward, timorous

     

  5. APPEASE
    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.
    If my husband does something wrong, he will try to appease me by buying my favorite flowers.
    Not wanting to appease my father, I decided not to give him my report card.
    All are Correct
    Option D
    APPEASE (VERB): (शांत करना): pacify Synonyms: soothe, satisfy Antonyms: aggravate, irritate

     

  6. GENUFLECT
    When Jill met her idol, she could not help but genuflect to the singer who had inspired her to become an entertainer.
    We genuflect to the heavenly father by lighting a white candle in his honor.
    If you genuflect the red light at an intersection and keep driving you are not only breaking the law but also endangering your life.
    The servants genuflect to their royal employers by bowing before them.
    All are Correct
    Option C
    GENUFLECT (VERB): (घुटने के बल बैठना): kowtow Synonyms: bow, kneel Antonyms: disrespect, disregard

     

  7. SPITEFUL
    My spiteful ex-husband will do anything to prevent me from being happy. 🔊 Once the spiteful man was fired from his job, he refused to help his former employer train his replacement.
    A spiteful volunteer showed compassion by giving out blankets to flood victims at the local shelter.
    Can you believe the spiteful clerk rejected my form simply because I took her parking spot?
    When Kim received the spiteful telephone calls, she knew someone was trying to hurt her.
    All are Correct
    Option B
    SPITEFUL (ADJECTIVE): (द्वेषपूर्ण): hurtful Synonyms: barbed, hateful Antonyms: friendly, kind

     

  8. TREPIDATION
    When Jane’s wedding dress ripped, she kept her trepidation and walked down the aisle with her head held high.
    Shaking with trepidation, the young man faced his fear of heights by skydiving.
    While everyone else in the room was scared of spiders, Robin had no sense of trepidation when the eight-legged critter crawled up the wall.
    As the earthquake bared down, I was overpowered with trepidation.
    All are Correct
    Option A
    TREPIDATION (NOUN): (घबराहट): apprehension Synonyms: anxiety, worry Antonyms: assurance, composure

     

  9. RUMPUS
    When the teacher began the class with a pop quiz over the difficult previous lesson, a rumpus among the students erupted throughout the room.
    After three fights among the students in her classroom, Ms. Henry taught a lesson about getting along so that there would be more rumpus in her classroom.
    The surprise witch jumping out at the screen created such a rumpus of screams and cries from the audience that everyone was on edge for the remainder of the movie.
    A rumpus of clashing metal pierced the silent night when the train derailed resulting in the cars crashing into each other.
    All are Correct
    Option B
    RUMPUS (NOUN): (उपद्रव): clamor Synonyms: discord, fracas Antonyms: harmony, peace

     

  10. CONCEDE
    Since he was trailing behind, the politician decided to concede the election to his opponent.
    The traffic officer will definitely give you a ticket if you lie and concede that you were speeding.
    Do you think the losing team will throw in the towel and concede the game soon?
    After John beat me at chess five times, I had to concede he was the better player.
    All are Correct
    Option B
    CONCEDE (VERB): (स्वीकार करना): admit Synonyms: cede, grant Antonyms: reject, deny

     


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