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

Directions(Q.1-10): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for given words/sentence.

Q1. Words for lines written on the tomb of a person 
(a) Epitaph 
(b) Anecdote 
(c) Calligraphy 
(d) Cenotaph 
Q2. Study of the origin and history of words 
(a) Etymology  
(b) Epistemology 
(c) Morphology 
(d) Dictionary 
Q3. The practice of eating human flesh 
(a) Solipsism  
(b) Narcissism 
(c) Cannibalism 
(d) Mysticism 

Q4. Someone who works only for personal profit 
(a) Materialistic  
(b) Mercenary 
(c) Greedy 
(d) Mercantile 
Q5. A heavy unnatural slumber 
(a) Nap 
(b) Stupor 
(c) Insomnia 
(d) Coma
Q6. A deep dislike of foreigners 
(a) Acrophobia  
(b) Xenophobia 
(c) Claustrophobia  
(d) Hydrophobia 

Q7. The cannot be overcome 
(a) Irrevocable  
(b) Irreparable 
(c) Invulnerable 
(d) Insurmountable 
Q8. To walk slowly, wasting time 
(a) Stagger  
(b) Stride 
(c) Dawdle 
(d) Plod

Q9. One who is appointed to deal with complaints made by common people against banks companies etc.
(a) Jurist  
(b) Arbiter 
(c) Ombudsman 
(d) Magistrate 
Q10. The profession of writing dictionaries 
(a) Typography  
(b) Biography 
(c) Cartography 
(d) Lexicography 

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