English Vocabulary Quiz For SSC CGL And SSC CPO Exam 2018: 12th November


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Directions (1-5): Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

(a) Delegate
(b) Representative
(c) Nominee
(d) Messenger
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S1. Ans.(c)
Sol. Consignee: the person or company to whom goods or documents are officially sent or delivered.
Representative: a person chosen or appointed to act or speak for another or others, in particular.
Nominee: a person or company, not the owner, in whose name a stock, bond, or company is registered.
Hence Consignee and Nominee are synonyms to each other.

(a) Wanderer
(b) Cheater
(c) Seller
(d) Pilgrim

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S2. Ans.(a)
Sol. Tramp: a person who travels from place to place on foot in search of work or as a vagrant.
Wanderer: a person who roams about without a fixed route or destination.
Hence Tramp and Wanderer are synonyms to each other.

(a) Consideration
(b) Mutilation
(c) Deliberation
(d) Sophistication

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S3. Ans.(a)
Sol. Contemplation: serious and quiet thought for a period of time.
Consideration: careful thought, typically over a period of time.
Hence Contemplation and Consideration are synonyms to each other.

(a) Quarrel
(b) Quicken
(c) Worry
(d) Tremble

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S4. Ans.(d)
Sol. Quiver: tremble or shake with a slight rapid motion.
Hence Quiver and Tremble are synonyms to each other.

(a) Disrespect
(b) Cruelty
(c) Kindness
(d) Invalidity

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S5. Ans.(a)
Sol. Irreverence: a lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken seriously.
Disrespect: lack of respect or courtesy.
Hence Irreverence and Disrespect are synonyms to each other.

Directions( 6-10): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

(a) mild
(b) gruff
(c) rugged
(d) mulish

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S6. Ans.(a)
Sol. Stark: harsh and threatening in manner or appearance.
Mild: gentle in nature or behavior; not severe.
Mulish: unreasonably and inflexibly obstinate.
Hence Stark and Mild are antonyms to each other.

(a) quirky
(b) atypical
(c) conventional
(d) crotchety

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S7. Ans.(c)
Sol. Outlandish: strange and unusual.
Conventional: common and ordinary; not unusual.
Crotchety: very grumpy or unpleasant.
Hence Outlandish and Conventional are antonyms to each other.

(a) decadence
(b) pestilence
(c) prehistory
(d) immorality

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S8. Ans.(a)
Sol. Renaissance: a period of growth and activity in the areas of art, literature, and ideas.
Decadence: a period of decline.
Hence Renaissance and Decadence are antonyms to each other.

(a) renowned
(b) unpopular
(c) notorious
(d) subordination

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S9. Ans.(d)
Sol. Hegemony: leadership or dominance, especially by one state or social group over others.
Subordination: the act of giving someone or something less importance or power.
Hence Hegemony and Subordination are antonyms to each other.

Q10. ADO
(a) Urban
(b) Arable
(c) Bright
(d) Quietude

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S10. Ans.(d)
Sol. Ado: a state of noisy, confused activity.
Quietude: a state of stillness, calmness, and quiet in a person or place.
Arable: used or suitable for growing crops.
Hence Ado and Quietude are antonyms to each other.

Directions (11-15): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Q11. Tempt Providence
(a) not to be alert on opportunity
(b) take a risk or do something dangerous
(c) pleasure for a short time
(d) to be in a hurry to do something before a particular time

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S11. Ans.(b)
Sol. Option B is the correct meaning.

Q12. To cast aspersions
(a) to act as the pillar of support
(b) to raise aspirations
(c) to make unpleasant remarks
(d) to dissolve all the differences

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S12. Ans.(c)
Sol. Option C is the correct meaning.

Q13. On the cards
(a) impossible
(b) shocking
(c) evident
(d) anticipated

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S13. Ans.(d)
Sol. Option D is the correct meaning.

Q14. To get the runaround
(a) to stop annoying or bothering someone
(b) to get started
(c) to be given misleading or evasive information
(d) to drink alcohol and begin to feel intoxicated

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S14. Ans.(c)
Sol. Option C is the correct meaning.

Q15. Dawn on
(a) to perfect an activity
(b) to realize something
(c) to do someone a favor without having been asked
(d) to completely change your mind or opinion

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S15. Ans.(b)
Sol. Option B is the correct meaning.

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