English: Word Usage Questions Set 54

Directions(1-5) In each of the following questions, a word has been used in sentences in THREE different ways. Choose the option corresponding to the sentences in which the usage of the word is CORRECT or APPROPRIATE.

  1. Cheeseball
    (i) Stay away from the touristy Pioneer Square historic district and most of its cheeseball clubs, at least on nights and weekends.
    (ii) The cheeseball sent the industrial average up more than 460 points in mid-morning training.
    (iii) Now a days the daytime talk shows are cheeseball . I hardly watch them.
    Only (i)
    Both (i) and (ii)
    Both (ii) and (iii)
    Both (i) and (iii)
    None of these
    Option D
    Meaning: lacking taste, style, or originality

     

  2. Cold eyed
    (i) We visited a model colony, spoke to scientists dabbling with cold eyed in solar technology and chefs who promote sustainability.
    (ii) From apartment complexes adopting green living techniques to farmers practicing chemical-free agriculture, the city of Hyderabad in Telangana State has been working towards a cold eyed greener Earth.
    (iii) Prices reflect a mix of emotion, biases and cold-eyed calculation.
    Only (i)
    Only (iii)
    Both (i) and (iii)
    Both (ii) and (iii)
    None of these
    Option B
    Only option ‘B’ is correct here. Cold eyed means not affected by emotions. : having a cold or unfriendly appearance.

     

  3. Albeit
    (i) The world economy is still growing, albeit at a less healthy pace in 2018.
    (ii) He quits his job only to come back, albeit reluctantly, when a series of grisly murders baffles the police force.
    (iii) If you are constructing a house and want to make it energy efficient, one of the things you are likely to do is albeit install solar panels to generate electricity.
    Only (i) and (ii)
    Only (iii)
    Both (i) and (iii)
    Both (ii) and (iii)
    None of these
    Option A
    Only option ‘A’ is correct here. Albeit means though. (conjunction)

     

  4. INTERMITTENT
    (i) India has a long-standing committment to intermittent the use of single-use plastic by 2022.
    (ii)Ram Kapoor’s weight loss journey through intermittent fasting has gone completely viral.
    (iii) The outline of the dairy was dim in the early dawn light, but the intermittent barking from Brutus was like a beacon.
    Only (i)
    Only (iii)
    Both (i) and (iii)
    Both (ii) and (iii)
    None of these
    Option D

     

  5. CORNERSTONE
    (i) India on Tuesday cornerstone the reference to Jammu and Kashmir in the latest China-Pakistan joint statement and called on both countries to stop activities related to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
    (ii) The cornerstone of the company’s marketing strategy is the dessert’s image as a healthy treat.
    (iii) Free speech is the cornerstone not only of democracy but also of progress.
    Only (i)
    Only (iii)
    Both (i) and (ii)
    Both (ii) and (iii)
    None of these
    Option D
    Only option ‘D’ is correct here. Cornerstone means an important quality or feature on which a particular thing depends or is based.

     

  6. Directions(6-9): In the given question, four words are numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4. Of these, the positions of two words may be incorrect and need to be exchanged to make the sentence correct. Find the two words which need to be exchanged. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E) i.e. No correction required.

  7. The network(1) was upgraded accommodate(2) times over the last decade to several(3) the increasing demand.(4)
    1-2
    2-3
    3-4
    2-4
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  8. The President is keen(1) to notch(2) a political triumph(3) that would foster(4) freer world trade and faster economic growth.
    1-3
    2-3
    3-4
    1-2
    No correction required
    Option E

     

  9. The urgency(1) of the situation makes it population(2) to reiterate(3) the monumental problems of necessary(4) growth.
    1-2
    2-4
    2-3
    3-4
    No correction required
    Option B

     

  10. The incorporation (1) of microelectronics in products(2) and manufacturing processes(3) is likely to accelerate(4) this trend.
    1-2
    2-3
    3-4
    1-3
    No correction required
    Option E

     

  11. Directions: Read the following sentence to find out whether there is any error in it. The error, if any, will be in one part of the sentence. The number corresponding to that part will be your answer. If the given sentence is correct as it is, mark the answer as ‘No error’. Ignore the errors of punctuation if any.

  12. Ramana (hoped) that the (titled) at Basel would change the (perception) of Sindhu’s difficulty in winning final matches at major (tournaments).
    titled
    tournaments
    perception
    hoped
    None of these
    Option A
    Correct spelling- title

     

 

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