SSC CGL/CHSL English One Word Substitution Quiz: 4 May

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Direction (1-15): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.

Q1. Fear of thunder and lightning
(a) Globophobia
(b) Taphophobia
(c) Astraphobia
(d) Ombrophobia

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S1. Ans.(c)
Sol. Globophobia: the fear of balloons.
Taphophobia: the fear of being buried alive.
Astraphobia: abnormal fear of thunder and lightning.
Ombrophobia: the fear of rain.
Hence option C is the correct choice.

Q2. The person to whom one is engaged
(a) Byre
(b) Betrothed
(c) Boor
(d) Biped

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S2. Ans.(b)
Sol. Byre: place where cows are sheltered.
Betrothed: the person to whom someone is engaged to be married.
Boor: clumsy or Ill-bred fellow.
Biped: animal having two feet.
Hence option B is the correct choice.

Q3. The infirmity of old age
(a) Surly
(b) Naissance
(c) Ubiety
(d) Caducity

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S3. Ans.(d)
Sol. Surly: bad-tempered and unfriendly.
Naissance: a new style or development, especially in architecture or the arts.
Ubiety: the condition of being in a definite place.
Caducity: the infirmity of old age; senility.
Hence option D is the correct choice.

Q4. An unfilled space
(a) Frigorific
(b) Lacuna
(c) Pother
(d) Contour

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S4. Ans.(b)
Sol. Frigorific: causing or producing cold.
Lacuna: a blank space or a missing part.
Pother: a commotion or fuss.
Hence option B is the correct choice.

Q5. Able or ready to do anything
(a) Panurgic
(b) Sepsis
(c) Gage
(d) Hallux

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S5. Ans.(a)
Sol. Panurgic: having multiple skills, able and willing to carry out a variety of tasks requiring different sets of skills
Sepsis: a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death.
Gage: a valued object deposited as a guarantee of good faith.
Hallux: a person’s big toe.
Hence option A is the correct choice.

Q6. Having the same source or origin
(a) Gibe
(b) Polemic
(c) Cognate
(d) Dais

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S6. Ans.(c)
Sol. Gibe: to utter taunting words.
Polemic: a strong verbal or written attack on someone or something.
Cognate: a word that has the same origin as another word, or is related in some way to another word.
Dais: a low platform for a lectern or throne.
Hence option C is the correct choice.

Q7. Religious insanity
(a) Sophomania
(b) Epomania
(c) Sebastomania
(d) Timbromania

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S7. Ans.(c)
Sol. Sophomania: delusion that one is incredibly intelligent.
Epomania: craze for writing epics.
Sebastomania: religious insanity.
Timbromania: craze for stamp collecting.
Hence option C is the correct choice.

Q8. A bad-tempered person
(a) Splenetic
(b) Gust
(c) Goose
(d) Choppy

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S8. Ans.(a)
Sol. Splenetic: marked by bad temper, malevolence, or spite.
Gust: a sudden strong rush of wind.
Goose: a large water bird with a long neck, short legs, webbed feet, and a short broad bill.
Choppy: forming short, irregular, broken waves.
Hence option A is the correct choice.


Q9. A temporary prohibition of an activity
(a) Disruption
(b) Moratorium
(c) Prescient
(d) Scrawl

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S9. Ans.(b)
Sol. Disruption: disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, activity, or process.
Moratorium: stopping of an activity for an agreed amount of time.
Prescient: having or showing knowledge of events before they take place.
Scrawl: an example of hurried, careless writing.
Hence option B is the correct choice.

Q10. Economize
(a) Scrimp
(b) Trousseau
(c) Soprano
(d) Truss

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S10. Ans.(a)
Sol. Scrimp: live cheaply and spend as little money as possible.
Trousseau: a collection of personal possessions.
Soprano: the highest singing voice.
Truss: a device for holding an organ of the body.
Hence option A is the correct choice.

Q11. Examine thoroughly and in great depth
(a) Raiment
(b) Tout
(c) Plumb
(d) Canto

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S11. Ans.(c)
Sol. Raiment: clothing.
Tout: a person who buys up tickets for an event to resell them at a profit.
Plumb: to understand or discover all about something.
Canto: one of the sections into which certain long poems are divided.
Hence option C is the correct choice.

Q12. Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering or performing
(a) Parry
(b) Ravel
(c) Repast
(d) Waive

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S12. Ans.(a)
Sol. Parry: to manage cleverly to avoid dealing with a difficult question or some criticism.
Ravel: a tangle, cluster, or knot.
Repast: a meal.
Waive: to not demand something you have a right to or not cause a rule to be obeyed.
Hence option A is the correct choice.

Q13. Fear of food or eating
(a) Sitophobia
(b) Sciaphobia
(c) Pupaphobia
(d) Sophophobia

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S13. Ans.(a)
Sol. Sitophobia: fear of food or eating.
Sciaphobia: fear of shadows.
Pupaphobia: fear of puppets.
Sophophobia: fear of learning.
Hence option A is the correct choice.

Q14. Group of bats
(a) Sedge
(b) Clan
(c) Colony
(d) Brace

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S14. Ans.(c)
Sol. Sedge: group of crane.
Clan: group of cats.
Colony: group of bats.
Brace: group of ducks.
Hence option C is the correct choice.

Q15. A female donkey is called
(a) Empress
(b) Doe
(c) Sow
(d) Jennet

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S15. Ans.(d)
Sol. Empress: female chimpanzee.
Doe: female deer.
Sow: female bear.
Jennet: female donkey.
Hence option D is the correct choice.


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