Q1. He was out of spirits for a few days after his defeat.
Directions (Q.1-5 ): In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase printed in bold in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the Idiom/Phrase as your answer.
out of spirits -sad; depressed
Q2. When the family in the next house packed off at midnight, I began to smell a rat.
(a) To suspect a trick
(b) To misunderstand
(c) To see hidden meaning
(d) To smell a bad smell
to smell a rat.- begin to suspect trickery or deception.
Q3. At first, there was a show of resistance to the new rule issued by the Government, but the
movement had no backbone and speedily collapsed.
backbone- the most important or strongest part of something
Q4. The cops were on their toes throughout the day.
on their toes- ready for any eventuality; alert.
Q5. The minister assured the agitating employees that he would look into their demands sympathetically.
look into- to try to find out about something
Directions (Q.6-10): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the word the given word as your answer.
Taciturn- (of a person) reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little.
(a) Skilled sculptor
(b) Learned person
(c) Ignorant villager
(d) Unskilled labour
Artisan- a worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand.
Amicable – characterized by friendliness and absence of discord.
Mitigate- make (something bad) less severe, serious, or painful.
Aversion– a strong dislike or disinclination.