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English Quiz (One Word Substitution) SSC CGL and CPO 2016

English Quiz (One Word Substitution) SSC CGL and CPO 2016_40.1
Directions(Q.1-10): Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.

1. One who deserts his principles or party.
(a) Apostle  
(b) Proselytize 
(c) Renegade 
(d) Critic 
ANS- c (Renegade -a person who deserts and betrays an organization, country, or set of principles.)

2. One who intervenes between two or more parties to settle differences 
(a) Neutral 
(b) Intermediary 
(c) Judge 
(d) Connoisseur 
ANS- b (Connoisseur- an expert judge in matters of taste.
Intermediary-a person who acts as a link between people in order to try and bring about an agreement; a mediator.) 

3. The habit of always admiring oneself 
(a) Psychosis 
(b) Neurosis 
(c) Narcissism 
(d) Paranoia 
ANS- c (Narcissism – excessive interest in or admiration of oneself and one’s physical appearance.) 

4. To take back, withdraw or renounce 
(a) Repent 
(b) Retrace 
(c) Refuse 
(d) Recant 
ANS- d (Recant -say that one no longer holds an opinion or belief, especially one considered heretical.) 

5. A pen for small animals 
(a) Hutch 
(b) Lair 
(c) Den 
(d) Cage 
ANS- a
(hutch- a box or cage, typically with a wire mesh front, for keeping rabbits or other small domesticated animals.) 
(Pen = a small piece of land surrounded by a fence in which farm animals are kept )
6. A woman having more than one husband at the same time
(a) Polyandry 
(b) Polygamy 
(c) Polyphony 
(d) Polyglot 
ANS- a (Polyandry -polygamy in which a woman has more than one husband.) 

7. Feeding on food made both of plants and flesh 
(a) Carnivorous 
(b) Omnipotent 
(c) Omnivorous 
(d) Optimist 
ANS- c (Omnivorous- (of an animal or person) feeding on a variety of food of both plant and animal origin.) 

8. One who destroys images or attacks popular beliefs 
(a) Imagist 
(b) Misanthropist  
(c) Iconoclast 
(d) Masochist 
ANS- c ( Iconoclast -a person who attacks or criticizes cherished beliefs or institutions. ) 

9. Violation of something holy and sacred 
(a) Pollution 
(b) Pilferage 
(c) Sacrilege 
(d) Pittance
 ANS- c (Sacrilege -violation or misuse of what is regarded as sacred. ) 

10. A place where nuns live and work 
(a) Church 
(b) School 
(c) Convent 
(d) Abode 
ANS- c (Abode -a place of residence; a house or home.
Convent- a school attached to and run by a convent.) 

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