SSC CGL English One Word Substitution Quiz: 15 March | Watch Live Discussion

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Direction (1-15): Out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence in the question.

Q1. The study of election
(a) Arachnology
(b) Philately
(c) Philanthropy
(d) Psephology

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S1. Ans.(d)
Sol. Arachnology: the scientific study of spiders and related animals such as scorpions, harvestmen, collectively called arachnids.
Philately: the collection and study of postage stamps.
Psephology: the study of elections and voting statistics.
Hence option D is the correct substitution.


Q2. A jocular person who is full of amusing anecdotes
(a) Wag
(b) Hedonist
(c) Ostler
(d) Xeroxing

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S2. Ans.(a)
Sol. Wag: a humorous person who likes to make jokes.
Hedonist: a person who believes that the pursuit of pleasure is the most important thing in life; a pleasure-seeker.
Ostler: a man employed to look after the horses of people staying at an inn.
Hence option A is the correct substitution.


Q3. Not to be considered serious
(a) Draper
(b) Derisory
(c) Harridan
(d) Heifer

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S3. Ans.(b)
Sol. Drapery: the depiction of folds of cloth in sculpture or painting.
Derisory: so small or inadequate that it seems silly or not worth considering.
Heifer: a young cow that has not yet given birth to a calf.
Hence option B is the correct substitution.


Q4. Something that has grown or accumulated slowly
(a) Accretion
(b) Acidulous
(c) Blurt
(d) Bog

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S4. Ans.(a)
Sol. Accretion: growth or increase by the gradual accumulation of additional layers or matter.
Acidulous: (of a person’s remarks or tone) bitter.
Hence option A is the correct substitution.


Q5. Sudden and violent change
(a) Cataclysm
(b) Catharsis
(c) Catacomb
(d) Catechism

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S5. Ans.(a)
Sol. Cataclysm: an event that causes a lot of destruction, or a sudden, violent change.
Catharsis: the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions.
Catechism: a series of fixed questions, answers, or precepts used for instruction.
Hence option A is the correct substitution.


Q6. Artistic, Musical or dramatic interpretation
(a) Rendition
(b) Rejoinder
(c) Vendetta
(d) Askance

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S6. Ans.(a)
Sol. Rendition: a performance or interpretation, especially of a dramatic role or piece of music.
Vendetta: a prolonged bitter quarrel with or campaign against someone.
Hence option A is the correct substitution.


Q7. Severely abusive writing in journals
(a) Occidental
(b) Scurrilous
(c) Panjandrum
(d) Spoonerism

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S7. Ans.(b)
Sol. Scurrilous: making or spreading scandalous claims about someone with the intention of damaging their reputation.
Panjandrum: a person who has or claims to have a great deal of authority or influence.
Spoonerism: a mistake made when speaking in which the first sounds of two words are exchanged with each other to produce a not intended and usually funny meaning.
Hence option B is the correct substitution.


Q8. Having the same source or origin
(a) Gibe
(b) Polemic
(c) Cognate
(d) Dais

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S8. Ans.(c)
Sol. Gibe: an insulting remark intended to make someone look foolish.
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.
Hence option C is the correct substitution.


Q9. Secret or illegal religious meeting
(a) Fallow
(b) Carrion
(c) Mores
(d) Conventicle

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S9. Ans.(d)
Sol. Fallow: used to describe a period of time in which there is not much business activity.
Carrion: the decaying flesh of dead animals.
Conventicle: a secret or unlawful religious meeting, typically of nonconformists.
Hence option D is the correct substitution.


Q10. One who runs away from justice
(a) Fanatic
(b) Fugitive
(c) Fatalist
(d) Heretic

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S10. Ans.(b)
Sol. Fugitive: a person who is running away, esp. from the police.
Fatalist: someone who believes that people cannot change the way events will happen and that events, especially bad ones, cannot be avoided.
Heretic: a person believing in or practising religious heresy.
Hence option B is the correct substitution.


Q11. A small growth of trees without underbrush
(a) Grove
(b) Posse
(c) Cortege
(d) Bale

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S11. Ans.(a)
Sol. Grove: a small wood without underbrush.
Posse: a group of people who have a common characteristic or occupation.
Hence option A is the correct substitution.


Q12. Serving as a protector, guardian, or patron
(a) Minatory
(b) Tutelary
(c) Veneer
(d) Diorama

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S12. Ans.(b)
Sol. Minatory: expressing or conveying a threat.
Tutelary: serving as a protector, guardian, or patron.
Diorama: a model representing a scene with three-dimensional figures.
Hence option B is the correct substitution.


Q13. Not appropriate or well-timed
(a) Involute
(b) Infelicitous
(c) Inveterate
(d) Inebriated

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S13. Ans.(b)
Sol. Infelicitous: unfortunate; not suitable for the occasion.
Inebriated: make (someone) drunk; intoxicate.
Hence option B is the correct substitution.

Q14. Cautious about doing something
(a) Choleric
(b) Churlish
(c) Chary
(d) Cabal

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S14. Ans.(c)
Sol. Churlish: rude in a mean-spirited and surly way.
Chary: cautiously or suspiciously reluctant to do something.
Hence option C is the correct substitution.

Q15. Fear of travelling
(a) Hodophobia
(b) Ochophobia
(c) Atephobia
(d) Koniophobia

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S15. Ans.(a)
Sol. Hodophobia: an irrational fear, or phobia, of travel.
Ochophobia: an abnormal fear of vehicles.
Atephobia: the fear of ruins.
Koniophobia: the fear of dust.
Hence option A is the correct substitution.


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