Directions (1-15): In these questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
Q1. Something having many skills
Q2. To officially take private property away to seize.
Q3. Giving of special favor to one’s kith and kin
Q4. One who collects and studies coins
Q5. Words or lines written on the tomb of a person
Q6. Study of the origin and history of words
Q7. The practice of eating human flesh
Q8. Someone who works only for personal profit
Q9. A heavy unnatural slumber
(d) Common sense
Q10. A deep dislike of foreigners
Q11. That cannot be overcome
Q12. To walk slowly, wasting time
Q13. One who is appointed to deal with complaints made by common people against banks companies, etc.
Q14. The profession of writing dictionaries
Q15. A small, flowing waterfall.
(c) Break flow
Sol. Versatile -able to adapt or be adapted to many different functions or activities., having many uses or applications
cyclostyle-an early device for duplicating handwriting, in which a pen with a small toothed wheel pricks holes in a sheet of waxed paper, which is then used as a stencil.
Hence, option A is correct answer choice.
Sol. confiscate-take or seize (someone’s property) with authority.
Sol. Nepotism -the practice among those with power or influence of favouring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs.
Sol. Numismatist – The study or collection of money, coins, and often medals.
Sol. Epitaph-a phrase or form of words written in memory of a person who has died, especially as an inscription on a tombstone.
cenotaph-a monument to someone buried elsewhere, especially one commemorating people who died in a war., the war memorial in Whitehall, London, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and erected in 1919–20.
Sol. Etymology -1. the history of a particular word or element of a word. 2. an account of the origin and development of a word or word element. 3. the study of historical linguistic change, esp. as manifested in individual words.
Sol. Cannibalism -the practice of eating the flesh of one’s own species.
Sol. Mercenary-primarily concerned with making money at the expense of ethics.
Sol. Stupor -a state of near-unconsciousness or insensibility.
Sol. Xenophobia -dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries.
Sol. Insurmountable -too great to be overcome.
Sol. Dawdle -waste time; be slow., move slowly and idly in a particular direction.
Sol. Ombudsman -an official appointed to investigate individuals’ complaints against a company or organization, especially a public authority.
Sol. Lexicography -the activity or occupation of compiling dictionaries.
Sol. Cascade -a small waterfall, typically one of several that fall in stages down a steep rocky slope.
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