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. Child born after the death of its father.
Q2. Artificial center for honey bees.
Q3. Very pleasant to eat.
Q5. Plant or animal living on another.
Q6. Of a very short duration or period.
Q7. Area of land almost surrounded by sea.
Q8. Art of beautiful handwriting.
Q9. Person who is indifferent to art and literature.
Q10. Person who tries to gain favor from the rich and powerful.
Q11. Place fixed for secret meeting or assembling.
Q12. Piece of writing full of praise.
Q13. One who writes his own life.
Q14. Things or belongings, equipment for any activity.
Q15. Policy of extending a country’s empire and influence.
Sol. posthumous-(of a child) born after the death of its father.
Sol. apiary-a place where bees are kept; a collection of beehives.
Sol. palatable-(of food or drink) pleasant to taste.
Sol. omnipotent-(of a deity) having unlimited power.
Sol. parasite-an organism which lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the other’s expense.
Sol. ephemeral-lasting for a very short time.
Sol. peninsula-a piece of land almost surrounded by water or projecting out into a body of water.
Sol. calligraphy-decorative handwriting or handwritten lettering.
Sol. philistine-a person who is hostile or indifferent to culture and the arts.
Sol. sycophant-a person who acts obsequiously towards someone important in order to gain advantage.
Sol. rendezvous-meet at an agreed time and place.
Sol. panegyric-a public speech or published text in praise of someone or something.
Sol. autobiographer-a history of a person’s life written or told by that person.
Sol. paraphernalia-miscellaneous articles, especially the equipment needed for a particular activity.
Sol. imperialism-a policy of extending a country’s power and influence through colonization, use of military force, or other means.