English Vocabulary Quiz For SSC Exams 2019: 21 October

Direction (1-3): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

Q1. Proscriptive
(a) Squalid
(b) Exiguous
(c) Exclusion
(d) Thrifty

Q2. Limber
(a) Lissome
(b) Stiff
(c) Lummox
(d) Luminary

Q3. Upfront
(a) Dissembling
(b) Ingenuous
(c) Equivocal
(d) Ambiguous

Direction (4-6): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Q4. Turn the air blue
(a) To subject to drastic rearrangement or reorganization
(b) To be in an advantageous situation
(c) To use profane language with great rapidity
(d) To turn into a successful personality after a series of failures

Q5. Flip one’s lid
(a) To feel well and healthy
(b) To consider another person’s perspectives before making a judgment about them
(c) React very strongly or wildly
(d) Make a fair and honest judgment

Q6. Soft soap
(a) To buy a soap healthy for skin
(b) Flattery
(c) A pleasant source
(d) To speak truth

Direction (7-8): Out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence in the question.

Q7. Customs and habits of a particular group
(a) Mores
(b) Frieze
(c) Fallow
(d) Passe

Q8. Fear of loneliness
(a) Sciophobia
(b) Cremnophobia
(c) Atephobia
(d) Eremophobia

Direction (9-10): In the following questions, out of the given four alternatives, one word is misspelt. Find the misspelt word.

(a) Possessions
(b) Sheriff
(c) Hygiene
(d) Restaurataeur

(a) Luminiscent
(b) Lusciousness
(c) Lavatory
(d) Localization


S1. Ans.(c)
Sol. Proscriptive: an imposed restraint or restriction.
Exclusion: the act of not allowing someone or something to take part in an activity or to enter a place.

S2. Ans.(a)
Sol. Limber: (of a person or body part) lithe or supple.
Lissome: (of a person or their body) thin, supple, and graceful.
Stiff: (of a person or part of the body) unable to move easily and without pain.
Lummox: a clumsy, stupid person.
Luminary: a person who inspires or influences others.

S3. Ans.(b)
Sol. Upfront: free in expressing oneʼs true feelings and opinions.
Ingenuous: showing simplicity and candidness.

S4. Ans.(c)

Sol. Turn the air blue: to use profane language, especially with great rapidity and intensity.

S5. Ans.(c)
Sol. Flip one’s lid: to react to something with strong emotion.

S6. Ans.(b)
Sol. Soft soap: flattering, cajoling talk meant to persuade someone, obtain something, or achieve a particular outcome.

S7. Ans.(a)

S8. Ans.(d)

S9. Ans.(d)
Sol. Correct Spelling is Restaurateur.

S10. Ans.(a)
Sol. Correct selling is Luminescent.

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