Directions (1-10): Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence and indicate it by choosing the appropriate alternative.
Q1. That which would burn easily
Q2. Place of gathering for public discussion
Q3. An addition to the end of a letter
Q4. Young cow that has not yet had a calf
Q5. A mournful song (or poem) for the dead
Q6. The dead skin cast off by a snake
Q7. Science dealing with bird life
Q8. One who is from 60 to 69 years old
Q9. Someone who keeps bees
Q10. Speaking one’s thoughts aloud to oneself
Directions (11-15): In the following questions, groups of four words are given. In each group, one word is wrongly spelt. Find the misspelt word and indicate your correct response.
Sol. inflammable-easily set on fire.
Sol. Forum-a meeting or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged.
Sol. postscript-an additional remark at the end of a letter, after the signature and introduced by ‘PS’
Sol. heifer-(in farming) a cow that has not borne a calf, or has borne only one calf.
Sol. dirge-a lament for the dead, especially one forming part of a funeral rite.
Sol. slough -The dead outer skin shed by a reptile or amphibian.
Sol. Ornithology-the scientific study of birds.
Sol. Sexagenarian-a person who is between 60 and 69 years old.
Sol. Apiarist is a fancy word for a beekeeper. An apiarist enjoys working with an unusual kind of pet, the honeybee.
Sol. soliloquise – talk to oneself
Sol. unalloyed is correct spelling.
Sol. oblique is correct spelling.
Sol. budgeting is correct spelling.
Sol. pianos is correct spelling.
Sol. malodorous-smelling very unpleasant.