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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 
(a) Loquacious
(b) Iconoclastic
(c) Gullible
(d) Pompous
Q2. One who mocks traditional beliefs  =who attacks settled beliefs or institutions
(a) Priggish
(b) Taciturn
(c) Erudite
(d) Iconoclastic
Q3. Very learned, scholarly 
(a) Pristine
(b) Taciturn
(c) Erudite
(d) Iconoclastic
Q4. An uncontrollable urge to buy things 
(a) Mythomania
(b) Megalomania
(c) Oniomania
(d) Hieromania
Q5. The act of violating the sanctity of the church is  
(a) Ballistic
(b) Heresy
(c) Sacrosanct
(d) discretion
Q6. A child born after the death of his/her father 
(a) Orthodox
(b) Postulant
(c) Position
(d) Posthumous
Q7. A school boy who cuts classes frequently is a: 
(a) Defeatist
(b) Sycophant
(c) Truant
(d) Martinet
Q8. One who studies election trends by means of opinion polls:
(a) Entomologist
(b) Demagogue
(c) Psephologist
(d) Eugenics
Q9. One who is indifferent to pleasure or pain: 
(a) Stoic
(b) Stylist
(c) Cynic
(d) Psychic
Q10. A person who loves wealth and spends as little money as possible 
(a) Curmudgeon
(b) Money-grabber
(c) Scribe
(d) Miser
Q11. State of anxiety or dismay causing mental confusion. 
(a) Constriction
(b) Consternation
(c) Concentration
(d) Contraction
Q12. Embracing a variety of subjects, fields or skills
(a) Versatile
(b) Exceed
(c) Cynic
(d) Psychic
Q13. One who eats human flesh.  
(a) Mangrove
(b) Cannibal
(c) Beehive
(d) Savage
Q14. The quality of being politely firm and demanding. 
(a) Assertive
(b) Bootstrapping
(c) Aggressive
(d) Lively
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
S1. Ans.(a)
Sol. loquacious-tending to talk a great deal; talkative.
S2. Ans.(d)
Sol. iconoclastic-criticizing or attacking cherished beliefs or institutions.
S3. Ans.(c)
Sol. Erudite-having or showing great knowledge or learning.
S4. Ans.(c)
Sol. oniomania-an excessive desire to buy articles of all kinds.
S5. Ans.(b)
Sol. Heresy-belief or opinion contrary to orthodox religious (especially Christian) doctrine.
S6. Ans.(d)
Sol. Posthumous -occurring, awarded, or appearing after the death of the originator.
S7. Ans.(c)
Sol. Truant -a pupil who stays away from school without leave or explanation.
S8. Ans.(c)
Sol. psephologist-The study of political elections.
S9. Ans.(a)
Sol. Stoic-a person who can endure pain or hardship without showing their feelings or complaining.
S10. Ans.(d)
Sol. Miser-a person who hoards wealth and spends as little money as possible.
S11. Ans.(b)
Sol. Consternation -a feeling of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected.
S12. Ans.(a)
Sol. versatile-Capable of doing many things competently.
S13. Ans.(b)
Sol. Cannibal – practice of humans eating the flesh or internal organs of other human beings.
S14. Ans.(a)
Sol. Assertive -having or showing a confident and forceful personality.
S15. Ans.(b)
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.