SSC CGL English Vocabulary Quiz: 26 Feb

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Direction(1-5): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Q1. Full to the Gunwales
(a) to be on the lowest point
(b) to the very top
(c) to have something in half
(d) to hate someone too much

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S1. Ans.(b)


Q2. Cutting Edge
(a) very modern, latest
(b) to fright someone very much
(c) antiquated
(d) to belong to one’s past

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S2. Ans.(a)


Q3. Strike one’s fancy
(a) to seem interesting or pleasing to oneself.
(b) to interpret something deeply
(c) to take excessive interest in others’ matters
(d) to buy a party dress

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S3. Ans.(a)


Q4. By the book
(a) to unfollow the rules and regulations
(b) strictly according to the rules
(c) to get lost in reading books
(d) to have a deep bookish knowledge

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S4. Ans.(b)


Q5. Bells and whistles
(a) useless parts of an accessory
(b) having a collection of bells and whistles
(c) to celebrate a festival with full enthusiasm
(d) attractive additional features

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S5. Ans.(d)


Direction (6-10): Choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

(a) Ebb
(b) Escalate
(c) Recede
(d) Slump

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S6. Ans.(b)
Sol. Sag: to decline gradually from a standard level.
Escalate: to increase in extent, amount, intensity, or scope.
Slump: to fall or sink suddenly.
Hence Sag and Escalate are antonyms to each other.


(a) Libellous
(b) Invective
(c) Approbatory
(d) Contumelious

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S7. Ans.(c)
Sol. Pejorative: expressing contempt or disapproval.
Libellous: containing or constituting a libel.
Invective: insulting, abusive, or highly critical language.
Approbatory: expressing or manifesting praise or approval.
Contumelious: scornful and insulting; insolent.
Hence Pejorative and Approbatory are antonyms to each other.


(a) Distinct
(b) Interest
(c) Lucid
(d) Disregard

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S8. Ans.(b)
Sol. Passivity: the state or quality of being passive; esp. inaction, submissiveness etc.
Interest: the felling of wanting to know or learn about something or someone.
Hence Passivity and Interest are antonyms to each other.


(a) Protest
(b) Residue
(c) Laud
(d) Occupy

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S9. Ans.(c)
Sol. Expostulate: express strong disapproval/disagreement.
Laud: praise a person or their achievements highly.
Hence Expostulate and Laud are antonyms to each other.


(a) Anxious
(b) Polite
(c) Flippant
(d) Reckless

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S10. Ans.(b)
Sol. Impudent: marked by contemptuous or cocky boldness or disregard of others.
Polite: having or showing behavior that is respectful and considerate of other people.
Flippant: not showing a serious or respectful attitude.
Hence Impudent and Polite are antonyms to each other.


Direction (11-15): Choose among the following that best expresses the meaning of the given word.

(a) Urban
(b) Metropolitan
(c) Rustic
(d) Citified

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S11. Ans.(c)
Sol. Bucolic: relating to the pleasant aspects of the country side and country life.
Rustic: relating to the country side: rural.
Hence Bucolic and Rustic are synonyms to each other.


(a) Parch
(b) Liquefy
(c) Dehydrate
(d) Desiccate

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S12. Ans.(b)
Sol. Macerate: become softened by soaking in a liquid.
Hence Macerate and Liquefy are synonyms to each other.


(a) Wretched
(b) Superior
(c) Refined
(d) Separation

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S13. Ans.(a)
Sol. Gimcrack: showy but cheap or badly made.
Wretched: of poor quality; very bad.
Hence Gimcrack and Wretched are synonyms to each other.


(a) Exalt
(b) Revile
(c) Venerate
(d) Acclaim

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S14. Ans.(b)
Sol. Execrate: feel or express great loathing for.
Revile: criticize in an abusive or angrily insulting manner.
Hence Execrate and Revile are synonyms to each other.


(a) Tumult
(b) Murmur
(c) Consecrate
(d) Hallow

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S15. Ans.(a)
Sol. Outcry: a strong expression of public disapproval or anger.
Tumult: a loud, confused noise, especially one caused by a large mass of people.
Hence Outcry and Tumult are synonyms to each other.
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