Directions (1-15): In these questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the words/sentence
Q1. A person who is Extremely talkative
Q2. One who mocks traditional beliefs =who attacks settled beliefs or institutions
Q3. Very learned, scholarly
Q4. An uncontrollable urge to buy things
Q5. The act of violating the sanctity of the church is
Q6. A child born after the death of his/her father
Q7. A school boy who cuts classes frequently is a:
Q8. One who studies election trends by means of opinion polls:
Q9. One who is indifferent to pleasure or pain:
Q10. A person who loves wealth and spends as little money as possible
Q11. State of anxiety or dismay causing mental confusion.
Q12. Embracing a variety of subjects, fields or skills
Q13. One who eats human flesh.
Q14. The quality of being politely firm and demanding.
Q15. There was a big applause when he delivered his speech for the first time.
(a) Introductory speech
(b) Maiden speech
(c) Concluding speech
(d) Initial speech
Sol. loquacious-tending to talk a great deal; talkative.
Sol. iconoclastic-criticizing or attacking cherished beliefs or institutions.
Sol. Erudite-having or showing great knowledge or learning.
Sol. oniomania-an excessive desire to buy articles of all kinds.
Sol. Heresy-belief or opinion contrary to orthodox religious (especially Christian) doctrine.
Sol. Posthumous -occurring, awarded, or appearing after the death of the originator.
Sol. Truant -a pupil who stays away from school without leave or explanation.
Sol. psephologist-The study of political elections.
Sol. Stoic-a person who can endure pain or hardship without showing their feelings or complaining.
Sol. Miser-a person who hoards wealth and spends as little money as possible.
Sol. Consternation -a feeling of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected.
Sol. versatile-Capable of doing many things competently.
Sol. Cannibal – practice of humans eating the flesh or internal organs of other human beings.
Sol. Assertive -having or showing a confident and forceful personality.
Sol. Maiden speech -A politician’s maiden speech is the first speech that he or she makes in parliament after becoming a member of it.