SSC CGL English Vocabulary Quiz: 9 March

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Direction (1-5): Choose among the following that best expresses the meaning of the given word.

Q1. Aground
(a) stranded
(b) higher
(c) afloat
(d) buoyant

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S1. Ans.(a)
Sol. Aground: (with reference to a ship) on or on to the bottom in shallow water.
Stranded: drive or leave (a boat, sailor, or sea creature) aground on a shore.


Q2. Decree
(a) certificate
(b) law
(c) title
(d) award

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S2. Ans.(b)
Sol. Decree: an official order that has the force of law.


Q3. Sentry
(a) bandit
(b) competitor
(c) sentinel
(d) foe

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S3. Ans.(c)
Sol. Sentry: a soldier stationed to keep guard or to control access to a place.
Bandit: a robber or outlaw belonging to a gang and typically operating in an isolated or lawless area.
Sentinel: a soldier or guard whose job is to stand and keep watch.
Foe: an enemy or opponent.


Q4. Subsidy
(a) endowment
(b) forfeit
(c) mulct
(d) reward

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S4. Ans.(a)
Sol. Subsidy: a sum of money granted by the state or a public body to help an industry or business keep the price of a commodity or service low.
Endowment: a quality or ability possessed or inherited by someone.
Forfeit: a fine or penalty for wrongdoing.
Mulct: extract money from someone by fine or taxation.


Q5. Clasp
(a) grip
(b) commute
(c) clemency
(d) acquittal

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S5. Ans.(a)
Sol. Clasp: grasp (something) tightly with one’s hand. Hence Grip is the correct choice.


Direction (6-10): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

Q6. Cosset
(a) ignore
(b) close
(c) caress
(d) fondle

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S6. Ans.(a)
Sol. Cosset: care for and protect in an overindulgent way.


Q7. Elf
(a) pixie
(b) nisse
(c) fay
(d) giant

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S7. Ans.(d)
Sol. Elf: a supernatural dwarf creature of folk tales, typically represented as a small, delicate, elusive figure in human form with pointed ears, magical powers, and a capricious nature.
Giant: big


Q8. Cameo
(a) trinket
(b) gem
(c) bauble
(d) plain

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S8. Ans.(d)
Sol. Cameo: a piece of decorated jewellery, typically oval in shape.
Plain: not decorated or elaborate.


Q9. Ambushed
(a) lurk
(b) waylay
(c) camouflage
(d) exposed

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S9. Ans.(d)
Sol. Ambushed: to make a surprise attack on someone.


Q10. Malignant
(a) mortal
(b) internecine
(c) benign
(d) lethal

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S10. Ans.(c)
Sol. Malignant: evil in nature or effect; malevolent.
Benign: gentle and kind.


Directions (11-15): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

Q11. Get your walking papers
(a) Compromise
(b) Get fired from the job
(c) To be received gracefully
(d) To sign on papers

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S11. Ans.(b)


Q12. Cut short
(a) Delete
(b) Praise
(c) Interrupt
(d) Slice into small pieces

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S12. Ans.(c)


Q13. By implication
(a) Obliquely
(b) Do one’s share of work
(c) To go unnoticed
(d) Precisely what the law says

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S13. Ans.(a)

Q14. Palm off
(a) Clearly visible
(b) Uneasy with something
(c) To dispose off with the intent to deceive
(d) Conceal

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S14. Ans.(c)

Q15. A black ox
(a) To be lucky
(b) To have an ox
(c) Misfortune
(d) To misbehave

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S15. Ans.(c)


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