English: Word Usage Questions Set 47

Directions (1-10): In each of the following questions one sentence is given with a word in bold, choose the most similar meaning of that word and mark it as your answer.

  1. STAGGER : He has staggered audiences around the world with his magic tricks.
    astonish
    adjust
    assume
    demur
    All are Correct
    Option A
    STAGGER (VERB): amaze Synonyms: astonish, dumbfound Antonyms: calm, enlighten

     

  2. YIELD : The apple trees yielded an abundant harvest.
    generate
    induce
    initiate
    effect
    All are Correct
    Option A
    YIELD (VERB): produce Synonyms: earn, generate Antonyms: deny, refuse

     

  3. ENVISION : I couldn’t envision myself as anything else.
    scorn
    contemplate
    slight
    abrupt
    All are Correct
    Option B
    ENVISION (VERB): conceive Synonyms: visualize, contemplate Antonyms: disregard, neglect

     

  4. IMPEDE : These people can impede performance.
    reconcile
    arrange
    disrupt
    straighten
    All are Correct
    Option C
    IMPEDE (VERB): to delay Synonyms: brake, disrupt Antonyms: permit, soothe

     

  5. CANTANKEROUS : He is little larger and cantankerous.
    approbatory
    charitable
    captious
    flattering
    All are Correct
    Option C
    CANTANKEROUS (ADJECTIVE): bad tempered Synonyms: captious, choleric Antonyms: pleasant, cheerful

     

  6. BAWDINESS : There was a comedy with just a right sprinkling of bawdiness.
    profaneness
    piety
    decency
    virtue
    All are Correct
    Option A
    BAWDINESS (NOUN): dirtiness Synonyms: profaneness, filthiness Antonyms: decency, sophistication

     

  7. INCURSION : The US officials urged Iran to end the incursion.
    deference
    arouse
    courtesy
    intrusion
    All are Correct
    Option D
    INCURSION (NOUN): attack Synonyms: irruption, intrusion Antonyms: retreat, withdrawal

     

  8. SOCIABLE : I’m a lot more sociable with everybody.
    affable
    famiiar
    convivial
    gregarious
    All are Correct
    Option E
    SOCIABLE (ADJECTIVE): familiar Synonyms: convivial, gregarious Antonyms: aloof, unsociable

     

  9. DISBURSE : $47 million of the pledged aid had already been disbursed.
    abduct
    dispense
    circumvent
    acquisition
    All are Correct
    Option B
    DISBURSE (VERB): spend Synonyms: dispense, spend Antonyms: hold, keep

     

  10. LICENTIOUS : Aviraj is licentious and has no regard for the morality of law.
    abstemious
    ethical
    debauched
    chaste
    All are Correct
    Option C
    LICENTIOUS (ADJECTIVE): libertine Synonyms: debauched, salacious Antonyms: moral, controlled

     


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