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. Examination of self thoughts or feelings.
Q2. Animals living on land and in water.
Q3. Area of land almost surrounded by sea.
Q4. Art of pottery.
Q5. Anything written in a letter after it is signed.
Q6. Artificial pond or tank for keeping fish and water plants.
Q7. Centre of attraction.
Q8. Child of unusual or remarkable talent.
Q9. Constant effort to achieve something.
Q10. Custom of having more than one husband at the same time.
Q11. Eagerness to know something.
Q12. Egg laying animals that creep or crawl.
Q13. Economic structure organized and controlled by capitalists.
Q14. One who does not care for literature or art.
Q15. Words used in ancient times but no longer in general use now.
Sol. introspection-the examination or observation of one’s own mental and emotional processes.
Sol. amphibians-a seaplane, tank, or other vehicle that can operate on land and on water.
Sol. peninsula- a piece of land almost surrounded by water or projecting out into a body of water.
Sol. ceramics- pots and other articles made from clay hardened by heat.
Sol. postscript- an additional remark at the end of a letter, after the signature and introduced by ‘PS’
Sol. aquarium- a transparent tank of water in which live fish and other water creatures and plants are kept.
Sol. cynosure-a person or thing that is the centre of attention or admiration.
Sol. prodigy- a young person with exceptional qualities or abilities.
Sol. perseverance-persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.
Sol. polyandry- polygamy in which a woman has more than one husband.
Sol. curiosity- a strong desire to know or learn something.
Sol. reptile-an animal (such as a snake, lizard, turtle, or alligator) that has cold blood, that lays eggs, and that has a body covered with scales or hard parts
Sol. capitalism- an economic and political system in which a country’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.
Sol. philistine-a person who is hostile or indifferent to culture and the arts.
Sol. archaic-(of a word or a style of language) no longer in everyday use but sometimes used to impart an old-fashioned flavour.