Direction (Q.1-10): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.
Q1. An expression of mild disapproval.
Q2. To talk without respect of something sacred or holy.
Q3. A person pretending to be somebody he is not.
Q4. One who sacrifices his life for a cause.
Q5. A person who travels to a sacred place as an act of religious devotion.
Q6. Food which agrees with one’s taste.
Q7. The original inhabitants of a country.
Q8. Constant efforts to achieve something.
Q9. A hater of learning and knowledge.
Q10. Physical features of an area.
S1. Ans. (c)
Sol. Denigration – to say very critical and often unfair things about (someone)
S2. Ans. (a)
Sol. Blasphemy -the action or offence of speaking sacrilegiously about God or sacred things; profane talk.
S3. Ans. (b)
Sol. Imposter -a person who pretends to be someone else in order to deceive others, especially for fraudulent gain.
S4. Ans. (c)
Sol. Martyr – a person who sacrifices something of great value and especially life itself for the sake of principle
S5. Ans. (d)
Sol. Pilgrim -a person who journeys to a sacred place for religious reasons.
S6. Ans. (a)
Sol. Palatable -(of food or drink) pleasant to taste.
S7. Ans. (c)
Sol. Aborigines -a person, animal, or plant that has been in a country or region from earliest times.
S8. Ans. (a)
Sol. Perseverance -persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
S9. Ans. (a)
Sol. Misologist- Hatred of reason, argument, or enlightenment.
S10. Ans. (a)
Sol. Topography -the arrangement of the natural and artificial physical features of an area.