Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 308

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.

  1. A) Frenzied
    B) Flinch
    C) Benefactor
    D) Altruistic
    Option A
    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


  2. A) Staunch
    B) Unflinching
    C) Aesthetic
    D) Revenant
    Option 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


  3. A) Reckless
    B) Radiant
    C) Prudent
    D) Prominent
    Option 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


  4. A) Appropriate
    B) Impartial
    C) Euphoric
    D) Prejudiced
    Option 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


  5. 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.

  6. He was suffering from a rare __________ disease and needed to be __________ to avoid spreading the infection.

    inflict, isolated
    contagious, quarantined
    perfidious, consoled
    conceited, hospitalised
    promising, treated
    Option 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’.


  7. The ________ lifeguard was able to swim far out into the ocean to save the ________ woman.
    immense, sinking
    prominent, swimming
    surreal, dousing
    recipient, drenching
    robust, drowning
    Option E
    “Dousing” means drowning.
    ‘Robust’ means ‘strong and healthy; vigorous’ and ‘drowning’ means ‘dying through submersion in and inhalation of water’ .


  8. The hot topic _________ a fervent debate between the two political _________.
    spurred, parties
    speculated, friends
    involved, fellow
    comprise, contenders
    dominated, rivals
    Option A
    ‘Spurred’ means to ‘promote the development of; stimulate’ .


  9. The crowd’s __________ hyped up the performers and made for an __________ show.
    belongingness, active
    rigorous, impressive
    liveliness, energetic
    adversity, imposing
    timidity, animated
    Option 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.


  10. The doctor gave him a vitamin dose to see if it would ________ his energy and eliminate his physical ________.
    decrease, tiredness
    alleviate, exhaustion
    provide, vigour
    increase, fatigue
    comprise, lethargy
    Option D
    “Alleviate” means make (suffering, deficiency, or a problem) less severe.


  11. 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 to
    was delighted to
    was delighted having
    were extremely delighted for
    No correction required
    Option 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.


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