Directions (1-10): In this section, you find a number of sentences, parts of which are bold. For each bold part, four words/phrases are listed below. Choose the word/phrase nearest in meaning to the bold part.
1. She is a woman of sterling qualities.
2. Although the boys in his class were naughty, he never resorted to corporal punishment.
3. He wanted to mitigate his burdens.
4. She adjusted quite well with her husband’s idiosyncrasies.
(a) peculiar habits
(b) high maintenance
(d) stupid manners
5. The Deputy Inspector General made a perfunctory inspection of the police station.
(a) thorough and complete
(c) done as a routine but without interest
6. The decision to drop the atom bomb on Hiroshima was a grave one.
7. A scientist generally carries out his investigations empirically.
(c) through written communication
(d) by observation and experiment
8. He is employed in an ordnance factory.
(b) arms and ammunition
(c) electrical and electronic
(d) ordinary and common
9. He is a sycophant who tries to win over politicians.
(a) a psychologist
(b) an opportunist
(c) an unscrupulous man
(d) a flatterer
10. I cannot believe in the veracity of his statement.
(d) intensiveS1. Ans.(b)
Sol. Sterling: genuine and reliable; first-class.
Sol. Corporal: of or relating to the body.
Sol. Mitigate: make (something bad) less severe, serious, or painful.
Sol. Idiosyncrasy: a mode of behavior or way of thought peculiar to an individual.
Sol. Perfunctory: (of an action) carried out without real interest, feeling, or effort.
Sol. Grave: significantly serious.
Sol. Empirically: by means of observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic.
Sol. Ordnance: refers to military supplies, especially weapons.
Sol. Sycophant: a person who acts obsequiously towards someone important in order to gain advantage.
Sol. Veracity: habitual truthfulness.