English Questions for SSC CGL Pre 2017 Exam

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Directions (1-5): Each question has a word followed by four choices. From among the choices, identify the word which is SYNONYM to the main word and mark its number as your answer.

(a) condemn
(b) promise
(c) pardon
(d) praise

(a) consider
(b) evaluate
(c) direct
(d) notify
(a) pallid
(b) dry
(c) dull
(d) bright
(a) circulate
(b) pull
(c) sway
(d) divert
(a) reprise
(b) conclude
(c) undermine
(d) calculate
Directions (6-15): An expression followed by four words is given in each of the following questions. The expression carries the meaning of one of the words. Identify the word and mark its number as your answer.
Q6. A person excessively concerned about his poor health and ailment
(a) abalone
(b) minstrel
(c) hypocaust
(d) valetudinarian
Q7. A gossiping, frivolous or restless person
(a) flint
(b) flibbertigibbet
(c) flunkey
(d) flapjack
Q8. The rejection or renunciation of a doctrine
(a) abnegation
(b) abomasum
(c) absolution
(d) abscission
Q9. Leave to person by will
(a) beseech
(b) billow
(c) blanch
(d) bequeath
Q10. Form into alternate ridges and grooves, especially to strengthen
(a) castigate
(b) camouflage
(c) categorize
(d) corrugate
Q11. A person who studies a subject or area of knowledge superficially
(a) dement
(b) dilettante
(c) dietarian
(d) dinette
Q12. Abnormally thin or feeble
(a) emeritus
(b) eminent
(c) emaciated
(d) emergent
Q13. A person who helps others especially those who are poor or in trouble
(a) philhellene
(b) Philatelist
(c) philanderer
(d) philanthropist
Q14. One who abstains from alcoholic drinks
(a) bootlegger
(b) teetotaler
(c) alderman
(d) prohibitionist
Q15. A child born after the death of its father
(a) teetotal
(b) postiche
(c) postprandial
(d) posthumous
S1. Ans.(c) 
Sol.  CONDONE -To overlook, forgive, or disregard (an offense) without protest or censure.

S2. Ans.(d) 
Sol.  APPRISE-inform or tell (someone).

S3. Ans.(a) 
Sol.  WAN-(of light) pale; weak.

S4. Ans.(c) 
Sol.  WOBBLE-move or cause to move unsteadily from side to side.

S5. Ans.(d) 
Sol.  RECKON-establish by calculation.

S6. Ans.(d) 
Sol. valetudinarian-a person who is unduly anxious about their health.

S7. Ans.(b) 
Sol. flibbertigibbet-a frivolous, flighty, or excessively talkative person.

S8. Ans.(a) 
Sol. abnegation-the action of renouncing or rejecting something.

S9. Ans.(d) 
Sol. bequeath-leave (property) to a person or other beneficiary by a will.

S10. Ans.(d) 
Sol. corrugate-(of a material or surface) shaped into a series of parallel ridges and grooves so as to give added rigidity and strength.

S11. Ans.(b) 
Sol. dilettante-a person who cultivates an area of interest, such as the arts, without real commitment or knowledge

S12. Ans.(c) 
Sol. emaciated-abnormally thin or weak, especially because of illness or a lack of food.

S13. Ans.(d) 
Sol. philanthropist-a person who seeks to promote the welfare of others, especially by the generous donation of money to good causes.

S14. Ans.(b) 
Sol. teetotaler-a person who never drinks alcohol.

S15. Ans.(d) 
Sol.  posthumous-(of a child) born after the death of its father.


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