Directions: In each question below there are four statements. Each statement has pairs of words/phrases that are highlighted. From the highlighted word(s)/phrase(s), select the most appropriate word(s)/phrase(s) to form correct sentences. Then choose the best option
- (i) If you don’t cage him now, you lose the ability to curb (A)/ kurb (B) the animalistic side of him.
(ii) We drove 50 miles today; tomorrow, we will travel 100 miles further (A) / farther (B).
(iii) In my foreword (A)/ forward (B) I explained my reasons for writing the book.
(iv) We have semimonthly (A)/ bimonthly (B) meetings on the 1st and the 15th.
- (i) Young people often differ (A) / defer (B) with their parents on the choice of a career.
(ii) Credulous (A)/ creditable (B) people often get deceived.
(iii) Carpenters and potters are artists (A)/ artisans (B).
(iv) It is a delight to see the deer gamboling (A)/ gambling (B) in the streets.
- (i) Development seems to be concurrent (A)/ consecutive (B) with deforestation.
(ii) Being conveniently located, this banquet hall is desirous(A)/ desirable (B) venue for the wedding
(iii) Vikram seth is a notorious ( A)/ famous (B) novelist.
(iv) You will be happy if you adopt (A) / adapt (B) yourself to your circumstances.
- (i) A strike by the discontented workers look imminent (A)/ eminent (B).
(ii) Stop looking at Peter’s answers. Your conduct is immoral (A)/ amoral (B).
(iii) The speech made illusions (A)/ allusions (B) to the final report.
(iv) The word espionage denotes (A)/ connotes (B) mystery and intrigue.
- (i) Their impending (A)/ pending (B) demise ought to have been avoided.
(ii) Would I like a pack of mints? What are you implying (A)/ inferring (B)? I don’t have bad breath, do I?
(iii) Each company in the conglomerate operates as a discrete (A)/ discreet (B) entity.
(iv) The convicted killer was hung (A)/ hanged (B) at dawn.
- (i) The organization is large and diffuse(A)/ defuse (B).
(ii) The fans could not forebear(A)/ forbear (B) crying out at the wonderful goal.
(iii) No one can flout (A)/ flaunt (B) the rules and get away with it.
(iv) Look especially for the freeze (A)/ frieze (B) of statues on the upper tier.
- (i) I loathe (A)/ loath(B) negativity. I can’t stand people who moan.
(ii) He cannot peddle(A)/ pedal (B) a book deal.
(iii) If you have a septic (A)/ skeptic (B) system, where is the drain field?
(iv) She likes to wreathe(A)/ wreath (B) flowers into ornaments when she is free.
- (i) Chilli sauce can titillate(A)/ titivate (B) our palates.
(ii) His rapid assent (A)/ ascent (B) in the social scale was surprising.
(iii) Bill used to say I was barmy(A)/ balmy (B), and that would really get to me.
(iv) Johnson quickly baited (A)/ bated (B) up in the silence.
- (i) Wool was big, not just for jumpers but for breeches (A)/ breaches (B).
(ii) The courtier obeyed the king’s orders in a complaisant (A)/ complacent (B) manner.
(iii) The opposition passed a vote of censure (A)/ censor (B) on the government.
(iv) Neither seemed able to elicit (A)/ illicit (B) any information.
- (i) I hate waiters who fawn(A)/ faun (B) over you.
(ii) Myeloski awoke like a grisly (A)/ grizzly (B) bear with a sore head.
(iii) She reminded him of a currant (A)/ current (B) bun.
(iv) We’ve had to altar (A)/ alter (B) alter some of our plans.