Directions (1-10): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.
Q1. One filled with excessive and mistaken enthusiasm in a cause.
Q2. A name adopted by an author in his writings.
Q3. A house for storing grains.
Q4. The mediate between two parties in a dispute.
Q5. Something which is not thorough of profound.
Q6. One who loves books.
Q7. One who possesses many talents.
Q8. Murder of a king.
Q9. Extreme old age when a man behaves like a fool.
Q10. A paper written in one’s own handwriting.
S1. Ans. (c)
Sol. Fanatic – a person filled with excessive and single-minded zeal, especially for an extreme religious or political cause.
S2. Ans. (d)
Sol. Pseudonym -a fictitious name, especially one used by an author.
S3. Ans. (d)
Sol. Granary – a storehouse for threshed grain.
S4. Ans. (d)
Sol. Intercede -intervene on behalf of another.
S5. Ans. (a)
Sol. Superficial – appearing to be true or real only until examined more closely.
S6. Ans. (c)
Sol. Bibliophile – a person who collects or has a great love of books.
S7. Ans. (a)
Sol. Versatile -able to adapt or be adapted to many different functions or activities.
S8. Ans. (b)
Sol. Regicide -the action of killing a king.
S9. Ans. (a)
Sol. Senility – showing a decline or deterioration of physical strength or mental functioning, especially short-term memory and alertness, as a result of old age or disease.
S10. Ans. (a)
Sol. Manuscript – a book, document, or piece of music written by hand rather than typed or printed.