Directions (1-15): Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
Q1. No longer in use
Sol. Obsolete-no longer produced or used; out of date.
Q2. Careful and thorough enquiry
Sol. Investigation-the action of investigating something or someone; formal or systematic examination or research.
Q3. The violent storm made it difficult for them to reach the shore
Sol. Tempest-a violent windy storm.
Q4. A person who dishonestly pretends to be somebody else
Sol. Impostor-a person who pretends to be someone else in order to deceive others, especially for fraudulent gain.
Q5. A situation that stops an activity from progressing
Sol. Bottleneck-A hindrance to progress or production.
Q6. A body of persons appointed to hear evidence and give their verdict in trials
Sol. Jury-a body of people (typically twelve in number) sworn to give a verdict in a legal case on the basis of evidence submitted to them in court.
Q7. A movement of part of the body to express an idea or feeling
Sol. Gesture-a movement of part of the body, especially a hand or the head, to express an idea or meaning.
Q8. Failing to discharge one’s duty
Sol. dereliction-the shameful failure to fulfil one’s obligations.
Q9. A person who is physically dependent on a substance
Sol. Addict-a person who is addicted to a particular substance, typically an illegal drug.
Q10. A child born after the death of its father is called
(a) An orphan
(b) A deprived child
(c) A waif
(d) A posthumous child
Sol. A posthumous child
Q11. a legal agreement by which a bank, building society, etc. lends money at interest in exchange for taking title of the debtor’s property, with the condition that the conveyance of title becomes void upon the payment of the debt.
Q12. Able to use the left hand and right hand equally well
Sol. Ambidextrous-(of an implement) designed to be used by left-handed and right-handed people with equal ease.
Q13. One who hates women
Sol. Misogynist-a person who dislikes, despises, or is strongly prejudiced against women.
Q14. A system of naming things
Sol. Nomenclature-the devising or choosing of names for things, especially in a science or other discipline.
Q15. A raised passageway in a building
Sol. Walkway- a passage or path for walking along, especially a raised passageway connecting different sections of a building or a wide path in a park or garden.