Directions(1-4): A single word is given below followed by four options which express its meaning in different contexts. Select the correct alternative from (A), (B), (C) and (D) that contains a set of words synonymous to the given word.
(D) HallmarkAA,BA,B,CAll A,B,C,DNone of the aboveOption D
‘Stamp’ means bring down (one’s foot) heavily on the ground or on something on the ground i.e. ‘squash’. It also means impress a pattern or mark on (a surface, object, or document) using an engraved or inked block or die i.e. ‘imprint’. It also means a characteristic or distinctive impression or quality i.e. ‘hallmark’. It also means to crush or pulverize (ore).
D) PuzzleA,BA,C,DB,DA,B,DA,B,C,DOption A
The word ‘log’ has multiple meaning. It means a part of a ‘trunk’ or a large branch of a tree that has fallen or been cut off. It also means a regular or systematic record of incidents or observations i.e. ‘journal’. But ‘fogging’ means cover or become covered with steam or bewilder or puzzle.
(D) TombA,B,DB,C,DB,DA,C,DAll A,B,C,DOption C
The word ‘grave’ has multiple meanings. It means something which is a cause for alarm; serious or solemn in manner or appearance. It also means a hole dug in the ground to receive a coffin or dead body, typically marked by a stone or mound i.e. tomb’. ‘Elegance’ means the quality of being graceful and stylish in appearance or manner. ‘Ennoble’ means lend greater dignity or nobility of character to.
(D) NurtureA,B,CB,C,DC,DA,C,DA,B,DOption E
‘Raise’ means to lift or move something to a higher position or level i.e. ‘elevate’. It also means increasing the amount, level, or strength of i.e. ‘inflate’. It also means to bring up i.e. ‘nurture’. But ‘upsurge’ means an increase in number, size, amount, or degree i.e. ‘rise’.
- A) The demand for wireless ___________, a key natural resource, has grown at a blistering pace.
B) The policy allows ___________ sharing, leasing and trading.mobilephonespectrumcameraconnectionOption C
‘Spectrum’ means ‘a characteristic series of frequencies of electromagnetic radiation emitted or absorbed by a substance’.
- A) There is nothing wrong with having a ___________ opinion.
B) I enjoy travelling, especially to a very ___________ place.farnativecontradictorydifferentfamousOption D
- A) The guests were reluctant to ___________ her, feeling that she was in no mood for their conversation.
B) Thirty-five miles later he found the ___________, a private home on the side street of a quiet neighbourhood.confrontleaveplacehomeaddressOption E
- A) Her lips were full, a perfect ___________, and her large eyes steady and concerned.
B) The government had to ___________ to public pressure.shapeagreebearactbowOption E
- A) Patients were dying by the hundreds, but there was nobody to ___________ corpses.
B) It only takes 12 inches of rushing water to___________ a small car, 6 inches to knock over an adult and less to knock over a child.cleancarry awaytake awayconfusemanageOption B
- The woman took the _________________ step of declaring herself bankrupt as she was fed up with harassment by debtors after her husband’s garment business ________________ losses.
extreme, sufferedbold, recoveredpopular, sufferedbrave, defaultextreme, recoveredOption A
Directions(5-9): Two sentences with one blank in each, followed by five alternatives, are given. Choose that option as the answer which can fill both the blanks of both the sentences.
Directions(10): The following question carries a sentence with two blanks. Choose the most suitable pair of words from the given options that would make the sentence meaningful and complete.