Directions(1-4): In the given question, four words are given, of which two are most nearly the same or opposite in meaning to each other. Find the two words and indicate your answer by marking the option which represents the correct pair.
- A) Frenzied
Frenzied – wildly excited or uncontrolled, desperate
Flinch – make a quick, nervous movement as an instinctive reaction to fear, pain, or surprise.
Benefactor – a person who gives money or other help to a person or cause.
Altruistic – showing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others; unselfish
- A) Staunch
D) RevenantD-AA-CB-DA-BC-BOption D
Staunch – very loyal and committed in attitude, dedicated
Unflinching – not showing fear or hesitation in the face of danger or difficulty; determined, committed
Aesthetic- concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty.
Revenant – a person who has returned, especially supposedly from the dead
- A) Reckless
D) ProminentA-CB-DC-DB-AD-AOption A
Reckless – heedless of danger or the consequences of one’s actions; rash or impetuous
Radiant – (of a person or their expression) clearly emanating great joy, love, or health.
Prudent – acting with or showing care and thought for the future.
Prominent – important; famous
- A) Appropriate
D) PrejudicedB-AC-DA-DB-CB-DOption E
Appropriate – suitable or proper in the circumstances
Impartial – treating all rivals or disputants equally, unbiased
Euphoric – characterized by or feeling intense excitement and happiness
Prejudiced – having or showing a dislike or distrust that is derived from prejudice; bigoted
- He was suffering from a rare __________ disease and needed to be __________ to avoid spreading the infection.
inflict, isolatedcontagious, quarantinedperfidious, consoledconceited, hospitalisedpromising, treatedOption B
‘Contagious’ means ‘(of a disease) to spread from one person or organism to another, typically by direct contact’ and ‘quarantine’ meaning ‘to put in a state, period, or place of isolation.
‘Perfidious’ means deceitful and untrustworthy.
‘conceited’ which means ‘excessively proud of oneself’.
- The ________ lifeguard was able to swim far out into the ocean to save the ________ woman.
immense, sinkingprominent, swimmingsurreal, dousingrecipient, drenchingrobust, drowningOption E
“Dousing” means drowning.
‘Robust’ means ‘strong and healthy; vigorous’ and ‘drowning’ means ‘dying through submersion in and inhalation of water’ .
- The hot topic _________ a fervent debate between the two political _________.
spurred, partiesspeculated, friendsinvolved, fellowcomprise, contendersdominated, rivalsOption A
‘Spurred’ means to ‘promote the development of; stimulate’ .
- The crowd’s __________ hyped up the performers and made for an __________ show.
belongingness, activerigorous, impressiveliveliness, energeticadversity, imposingtimidity, animatedOption C
‘Liveliness’ meaning ‘the quality of being outgoing, energetic, and enthusiastic’ and ‘energetic’ meaning ‘showing or involving great activity or vitality’ fit the blanks aptly.
- The doctor gave him a vitamin dose to see if it would ________ his energy and eliminate his physical ________.
decrease, tirednessalleviate, exhaustionprovide, vigourincrease, fatiguecomprise, lethargyOption D
“Alleviate” means make (suffering, deficiency, or a problem) less severe.
- In the following question, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below the sentence alternatives to the bold part are given at (A), (B), (C) and (D) which may help improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case the given sentence is correct, your answer is (E), i.e., ‘No correction required’.
The man, along with his companions, (were delighted to) meet the chief.
was delightful towas delighted towas delighted havingwere extremely delighted forNo correction requiredOption B
Words like ‘with’, ‘together with’, ‘along with’, ‘besides’, ‘as well as’, ‘including’, ‘in addition to’, etc., do not affect the number of the verb. If the main subject is singular, the verb must be singular; if the subject is plural, the verb has to be plural.
Directions(5-9): There are two blanks in the following sentence. From the pairs of words given, choose the one that fills the blanks most appropriately.