Mixed English Questions for Mains Exam — Set 211

Directions(1-5): In the given question, four words are given of which two are most nearly the same or opposite in meaning. Find the two words and indicate your answer by marking the option which represents the correct combination.

  1. A) Abundance
    B) Incomparable
    C) Projection
    D) Plethora
    AC
    AB
    CD
    BD
    AD
    Option E
    Abundance and plethora refer to a large quantity that is more than enough or required. Hence, these are synonyms.
    Incomparable = without an equal in quality or extent; matchless.
    Projection = an estimate or forecast of a future situation based on a study of present trends.

     

  2. A) Consent
    B) Nascent
    C) Emerging
    D) Insecure
    AC
    BD
    BC
    AD
    AB
    Option C
    Consent means permission for something to happen or agreement to do something.
    Nascent and Emerging both mean beginning to exist.
    Insecure means uncertain or anxious about oneself; not confident.

     

  3. A) Tormented
    B) Agonised
    C) Aroused
    D) Removed
    AC
    AB
    AD
    CD
    BC
    Option B
    The words tormented and agonised refer to being inflicted with pain or misery.
    Arouse means evoke or awaken (a feeling, emotion, or response).

     

  4. A) Fathomed
    B) Devastated
    C) Ruined
    D) Abrupt
    BD
    BC
    CD
    AC
    AD
    Option B
    Fathomed- understand (a difficult problem or an enigmatic person) after much thought.
    Devastated- cause (someone) severe and overwhelming shock or grief.
    Ruined- cause great and usually irreparable damage or harm to; have a disastrous effect on, destroy or ruin.
    Abrupt- sudden and unexpected.

     

  5. A) Patent
    B) Stylish
    C) Wasted
    D) Fashionable
    AC
    CD
    AD
    BD
    BC
    Option D
    The words ‘fashionable’ and ‘stylish’ both refer to the prevalent trends in the fashion world.
    Patent means a government authority or licence conferring a right or title for a set period, especially the sole right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention.

     

  6. Directions(6-10): A sentence with one blank is given, indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the word that best fits into the blank appropriately.

  7. The captain is very ________ of his cricket team.
    pride
    good
    eager
    proud
    strict
    Option D

     

  8. The boy was rewarded for his ________ behaviour.
    pleased
    beautiful
    good
    tidy
    thriving
    Option C

     

  9. If you _____ fast, we will reach on time.
    journey
    travelled
    walk
    talk
    reacting
    Option C

     

  10. The boy was curious to know what was _____ the parcel.
    into
    with
    in
    at
    within
    Option C
    Into is used to indicate movement toward the inside of a place.
    With is used to express a quality or a possession.
    In is a definitive and specific description of an object’s location.
    Within describes an estimation.

     

  11. The board members could not arrive at a _____ regarding the employee.
    judgement
    progress
    policy
    consensus
    action
    Option D
    “Consensus” means a general agreement.

     

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