Directions (1-15): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.
Q1. Not allowing light to pass through.
Q2. One who believes that everything is pre-destined.
Q3. One who cannot be corrected.
Q4. Opposed to great or sudden change.
Q5. Person prominent in a fashionable society.
Q6. Scarcity of rain or water.
Q7. One who believes that nothing can be said about God.
Q8. Work for which no salary is paid.
Q9. Thing to be corrected in a printed book.
Q10. The cannot be understood.
Q11. Liable to be easily broken.
Q12. That cannot be cured.
Q13. Written statement to give information.
Q14. Study of population.
Q15. Study of ancient things like tombs, buried towns.
Sol. opaque- not able to be seen through; not transparent.
Sol. fatalist- The doctrine that all events are predetermined by fate and are therefore unalterable.
Sol. incorrigible- (of a person or their behaviour) not able to be changed or reformed.
Sol. conservative-averse to change or innovation and holding traditional values.
Sol. socialite-a person who is well known in fashionable society and is fond of social activities and entertainment
Sol. drought-a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall, leading to a shortage of water.
Sol. agnostic- a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God.
Sol. honorary-(of an office or its holder) unpaid.
Sol. corrigendum-a thing to be corrected, typically an error in a printed book.
Sol. incomprehensible-not able to be understood; not intelligible.
Sol. fragile-(of an object) easily broken or damaged.
Sol. incurable-(of a sick person or a disease) not able to be cured.
Sol. memorandum-a written message in business or diplomacy.
Sol. demography-the study of statistics such as births, deaths, income, or the incidence of disease, which illustrate the changing structure of human populations.
Sol. archaeology-the study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artefacts and other physical remains.