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Direction (1-4): In these questions some of the sentences have errors and some have none. Find out which part of a sentence has an error and indicate it corresponding to the appropriate letter. If there is no error, indicate corresponding to the last option.
Q1. The United States will be (A)/ hot-red favorites to successfully defend (B)/ their gold medal in Athens. (C)/ No Error (D)
Sol. Replace ‘hot-red’ with ‘red-hot’.
Red-hot (adjective): (of a favorite in a race or other contest) most strongly expected to win; very successful or popular.
Q2. I regard him an astute businessman (A)/ who is very conscious of (B)/ the value of capital. (C)/ No Error (D)
Sol. Add adverb ‘as’ before ‘an astute businessman’.
To introduce predicative of verb, Regard, Describe, Define etc. take adverb ‘as’ after them.
Q3. The problem is nothing else than a repeated attempt (A)/ to give a satisfactory answer to the question (B)/ of how prices are related to labor values. (C)/ No Error (D)
Sol. Replace ‘nothing else than’ with ‘nothing else but’. As ‘else’ is followed by ‘but’.
Q4. Too many customers are alienated by (A)/ our miser attitude to compensation (B)/ for the mistakes that we made. (C)/ No Error (D)
Sol. Replace noun ‘miser’ with adjective ‘miserly’. As noun ‘attitude’ will be qualified by an ‘adjective’ not by an another noun.
Miserly (adjective): of or characteristic of a miser.
Direction (5-6): In the following questions, sentences are given with blanks to be filed in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four as your answer.
Q5. She has always ___________denied the accusations against her.
Sol. Stridently: in an extremely forceful way.
Slovenly: (especially of a person or their appearance) untidy and dirty.
Sanguinely: cheerfully confident; optimistic.
Q6. The _________ of embedded products is expected to commence before the end of the current financial year.
Sol. Misgiving: a feeling of doubt or apprehension about the outcome or consequences of something.
Rollout: the act of making something, especially a product or service, available for the first time.
Direction: (7-8) Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.
Q7. A symbol that serves as an emblem of a group of people
Sol. Obelisk: a tapering stone pillar, typically having a square or rectangular cross section, set up as a monument or landmark.
Mast: a tall upright post, spar, or other structure on a ship or boat, in sailing vessels generally carrying a sail or sails.
Totem: a natural object or animal that is believed by a particular society to have spiritual significance and that is adopted by it as an emblem.
Q8. The way in which a substance holds together; thickness or viscosity
Sol. Corpulence: something more than average fatness.
Exigency: an urgent need or demand.
Exultancy: triumphantly happy.
Direction (9-10): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Q9. Cut a rug
(a) To lose one’s temper
(b) To dance
(c) To argue to hide one’s wrong deeds
(d) To face a loss
Q10. Tip off
(a) To take a bribe
(b) Supply with secret or private information.
(c) To be threatened
(d) Boosting the claims of