Directions(1-10): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.
Q1. Animals living on land and in water.
Amphibian – an animal (such as a frog or toad) that can live both on land and in water
Q2. Deriving pleasure from inflicting pain on others.
sadism- the tendency to derive pleasure, especially sexual gratification, from inflicting pain, suffering, or humiliation on others.
Q3. A person who brings goods illegally into the country.
Smuggler- a person who smuggles goods.
Q4. One who specialises in the study of birds.
An ornithologist is a type of zoologist who focuses on birds.
Q5. The branch of medical science which deals with the problems of the old.
geriatrics- the branch of medicine or social science dealing with the health and care of old people.
Q6. Murder of a new-born child.
infanticide- a person who kills an infant, especially their own child.
Q7. One who has suddenly gained new wealth, power or prestige.
parvenu- a person of humble origin who has gained wealth, influence, or celebrity.
Q8. Giving undue favour to one’s own kith and kin.
nepotism-the practice among those with power or influence of favouring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs.
Q9. A person interested in reading books and nothing else.
bookworm- a person who enjoys reading.
Q10. One who cannot be corrected.
Incorrigible -(of a person or their behaviour) not able to be changed or reformed.