Dear Students, SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam will be held from 1st August 2017 to 20 August 2017. You need to practice a lot in order to achieve 40+ marks in the English Section. We are providing quizzes which include sentence improvement, error detection, idioms, one-word substitution, reading comprehension, vocabulary related questions etc. we have also provided study notes on English for SSC CGL 2017 Exam. Practice all these questions, if any doubt, post your queries in the comment section, we will answer surely.
Directions (1-15): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one that can be substituted for the given words/phrase.
Q1. Person who looks at the dark side of everything
Q2. Person who looks at the bright side of everything
Q3. Person who abstains from all alcoholic drinks
Q4. Assumed pen-name of one who conceals his identity as a writer
Q5. Stage of growth between boyhood and youth
(c) old age
Q6. An organ of body cut off by surgery
Q7. One who eats everything
Q8. Animal that eats flesh of other animals
Q9. Animals that can live on land and water
Q10. One who is residing in a country of which he or she is not yet a full-fledged citizen
Q11. Child without parents
(d) ankle biter
Q12. Easy to shape in desired form
Q13. Easy to carry over long distance
Q14. An object through which light passes but people cannot see across clearly
Q15. An object through which light passes and one can see through
Sol. pessimist -a person who tends to see the worst aspect of things or believe that the worst will happen.
Sol. optimist -a person who tends to be hopeful and confident about the future or the success of something.
Sol. teetotaller -a person who never drinks alcohol.
Sol. pseudonym -a fictitious name, especially one used by an author.
Sol. adolescence -the period following the onset of puberty during which a young person develops from a child into an adult.
Sol. amputation -the action of surgically cutting off a limb.
Sol. omnivorous -(of an animal or person) feeding on a variety of food of both plant and animal origin.
Sol. carnivorous -(of an animal) feeding on other animals.
Sol. amphibian-An animal capable of living both on land and in water.
Sol. alien-belonging to a foreign country.
Sol. orphan -a child whose parents are dead.
Sol. malleable -(of a metal or other material) able to be hammered or pressed into shape without breaking or cracking.
Sol. portable -able to be easily carried or moved, especially because being of a lighter and smaller version than usual.
Sol. translucent-(of a substance) allowing light, but not detailed shapes, to pass through; semi-transparent.
Sol. transparent -(of a material or article) allowing light to pass through so that objects behind can be distinctly seen.