English: Word Usage Questions Set 3

Word Usage Questions New Pattern English NICL AO, SBI PO, IBPS PO, NIACL, RBI Grade B, Dena Bank PO PGDBF, BOI, OBC SO, Bank of Baroda and other competitive exams

Directions: A word is given followed by its usage in options. Find the option in which there is inappropriate usage of word.

  1. Caper
    A) The dancers were capering about the stage.
    B) The child did a little caper.
    C) I am too old for this kind of caper.
    D) The food was enough to caper to their needs for a week.
    E) All are correct
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    Option D

    In 1 Caper means skip or dance about in a lively or playful way.
    In 2 Caper is a playful skipping movement.
    In 3 Caper is used to mean a ridiculous activity or a prank
    In 4 cater is the right word.
  2. Squash
    A) The fruit got squashed under the weight of all other fruits.
    B) He heard the squash of the glass.
    C) You cannot squash his determination by making negative remarks.
    D) The room was so full you couldn’t squash another person in.
    E) All are correct
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    Option B

    In 1 Squash is crush something
    In 3 Squash determination means suppress or subdue.
    In 4 It is used to mean to push someone or something into a small sapce
    In 2 Smash is the right word which means sound of breaking.
  3. Spring
    A) I sprang out of bed on hearing the loud noise .
    B) Creativity and stupidity can spring from the same source.
    C) In spring, the garden is a feast .
    D) A spring mattress is more comfortable than a normal one.
    E) All are correct
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    Option E

    In 1. spring means move or jump suddenly
    In 2. It means > originate or arise from.
    In 3. The season of spring
    In 4. The elastic device.
  4. Jam
    A) The van come to a jamming halt.
    B) There are always traffic jams on the road to Mumbai.
    C) Four of us were jammed in one compartment.
    D) The photocopy machine was jammed.
    E) All are correct
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    Option A

    In 2: jam means traffic
    In 3: it means , squeeze or pack tightly into a specified space.
    In 4 : jam is used to mean , unable to work due to a part struck.
    In 1 jarring is the right word which means physical shock, jolt
  5. Haul
    A) He hauled his bike out of the shed.
    B) They escaped with a haul of antiques.
    C) The thirty-mile haul to Boston was full of adventures.
    D) How to groom a horse and haul it.
    E) All are correct
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    Option D

    In 1 : haul means pull or drag with effort or force.
    In 2 : something that has been stolen
    In 3: journey
    In 4: harness is the right word that means to hitch
  6. Hymn
    A) When low of spirits, I find “Hymn therapy” a great way of treating.
    B) The joys of domesticity were being hymned in magazines.
    C) New hymns go through six months of training.
    D) They were hymning to their god.
    E) All are correct
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    Option C

    In 1 : hymn means a religious song or poem
    In 2: praise something.
    In 4: sing hymns.
    In 2: hires is the right word.
  7. Hire
    A) The new hires need special training.
    B) He hired off between the tress.
    C) Car hire is recommended.
    D) We flew to San Diego, hired a car, and headed for Las Vegas.
    E) All are correct
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    Option B

    In 1 : hire is used to mean employ for wages.
    In 3: the action of hiring someone or something.
    In 4: obtain the temporary use of something.
    In 2: hare is the right word. Hare means run with great speed.
  8. Hawk
    A) He spent the afternoon hawking.
    B) Severe limits were put on the peace plan by party hawks.
    C) I watched them hawk the branches
    D) swift hawked low over the water.
    E) All are correct
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    Option C

    In 1: hawk means hunt game.
    In 2: a person who advocates an aggressive policy.
    In 4: hunt for food.
    In 3: hack is the right word
  9. Key
    A) The coils may be keyed into the slots by fiber wedges.
    B) Press the enter key.
    C) She became a key figure in the suffragette movement.
    D) She keyed in a series of commands.
    E) All are correct
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    Option E

    In 1: fasten something in position
    In 2: button
    In 3: important
    In 4: enter or operate important data
  10. Range
    A) Prices range from 100 to 500.
    B) A table with a dozen chairs ranged around it.
    C) The area offers a wide range of activities.
    D) Her face was distorted with range.
    E) All are correct
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    Option D

    In 1: range means extend between specified limits.
    In 2: place or arrange
    In 3: a set of different things of the same general type.
    In 4 : rage is the right word.

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17 Thoughts to “English: Word Usage Questions Set 3”

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  4. subhain

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