Directions (1-10): Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
Q1. A jocular person who is full of amusing anecdotes
Q2. Deep in thought
Q3. Without risk of punishment
Q4. Excessive preoccupation with one’s health
Q5. Ceremonial sounding of trumpets
Q6. One who is fond of superior foods and drinks
Q7. Something that is believable
Q8. Swelling from abnormal growth in some part of the body
Q9. A person who lends money at a very high rate of interest
Q10. Opinion contrary to accepted doctrine
Directions (11-15): Sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word. Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four options.
Q11. The child was so spoiled by her indulgent parents that she became …………… when she did not receive all of their attention.
Q12. His directions to the driver were …………… and helped him to reach on time.
Q13. Man is essentially a …………… animal and tends to associate with others.
Q14. Why do we always have to submit …………… his authority?
Q15. The master assured her …………… success in the examination.
Sol. wag- wit, joker
Sol. Pensive- engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought.
Sol. impunity: exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action.
Sol. Hypochondria- a person who is abnormally anxious about their health.
Sol. Fanfare: a short ceremonial tune or flourish played on brass instruments, typically to introduce something or someone important.
Sol. Epicure: a person who takes particular pleasure in fine food and drink.
Sol. Credible: able to be believed; convincing.
Sol. tumour: a swelling of a part of the body, generally without inflammation, caused by an abnormal growth of tissue, whether benign or malignant.
Sol. Usurer: a person who lends money at unreasonably high rates of interest.
Sol. Heresy: belief or opinion contrary to orthodox religious (especially Christian) doctrine.
Sol. sullen-bad-tempered and sulky.
Sol. explicit- stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt.
Sol. gregarious-(of a person) fond of company; sociable.
Sol. Preposition ‘to’ will be used with submit.
Sol. Preposition ‘of’ will be used with ‘assure’.