Directions (Q.1-5): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
Slavery -a condition of having to work very hard without proper remuneration or appreciation.
Disorderly -lacking organization; untidy.
Elevation – the action or fact of raising or being raised to a higher or more important level, state, or position.
Depression- a depressed or sunken place or part; an area lower than the surrounding surface.
example: The photographs show depressions in the moon’s surface.
Glossy – shiny and smooth.
Appropriate – suitable or proper in the circumstances.
Directions (Q.6-10): In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the given idiom/phrase in bold. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given idiom/phrase.
Q6. A damp squib
(a) Rainy weather
(b) A disappointing result
(c) A skirt in a laundry
(d) None of the above
A damp squib – a situation or event which is much less impressive than expected.
Q7. In cold blood
In cold blood – without feeling or mercy; ruthlessly.
Q8. To take someone for a ride
(a) To give a ride to someone
(b) To deceive someone
(c) To be indifferent
(d) To disclose a secret
To take someone for a ride -deceive or cheat someone.
Q9. To move heaven and earth
(a) To cause an earthquake
(b) To try everything possible
(c) To pray to all Gods
(d) To travel in rocket
To move heaven and earth – to do everything possible to achieve a result
Q10. To smell a rat
(a) To smell foul
(b) To see a rat
(c) To chase a rat
(d) To be suspicious
To smell a rat-begin to suspect trickery or deception.