Directions (1-5): Fill up the blanks in each of the following sentences using the correct form of the word given in bracket out of the four given alternatives.

Q1. The children were playing ________ (happy) in the field.
(a) happiness
(b) happily
(c) with happy
(d) with happily

Q2. Do not ________ (invasion) other’s privacy.
(a) invading
(b) invaded
(c) invade
(d) invasions

Q3. There is ________ (abound) scope for improvement in your essay.
(a) abounds
(b) abounding
(c) abundance
(d) abundant

Q4. The child has ________ (dear) itself to everybody.
(a) endear
(b) endeared
(c) dearing
(d) dearly

Q5. This agreement will ________ (strong) the ties between the two countries.
(a) strongly
(b) strength
(c) strengthen
(d) strengthened

Directions (6-10): In the following questions, a word/phrase is given followed by four alternatives. Select the alternative that conveys the same meaning as the word/phrase given.

Q6. Acquit
(a) able to move or act quickly, physically, or mentally
(b) to free or clear, as from accusation
(c) the art or practice of flying aircraft
(d) portion

Q7. To come down from one's position or dignity
(a) adage
(b) condescend
(c) cajole
(d) abase

Q8. Aide-de-camp
(a) a white or delicately tinted fine-grained gypsum
(b) profound devotion
(c) an officer who receives and transmits the orders of the general
(d) goodbye; farewell

Q9. To move towards one point  
(a) askance
(b) converge
(c) analogy
(d) asperity

Q10. Annuity
(a) an annual allowance, payment, or income
(b) the superior of a community of monks
(c) to warn of a fault
(d) to pile or heap together

Directions (11-15): Pick out the misspelled word out of the four choices given below.

(a) acquiescent
(b) tempestuous
(c) celestial
(d) cesation

(a) lecherous
(b) anthral
(c) insured
(d) steadfast

(a) chaste
(b) chaotic
(c) miletant
(d) dubious

(a) inamor
(b) envious
(c) treasure
(d) upbraid

(a) phlegmatic
(b) instrumental
(c) comodious
(d) trivial