SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier 2 is to be conducted from 11 to 13 September 2019. With 200 questions for 200 marks, English Language Section plays a vital role in the final selection of a candidate. SSC CGL Tier 2 English quizzes being provided daily on SSCADDA are in the interest of candidates qualifying for SSC CGL Tier 2 and question quality is solely based on the expected experimentation of English Question paper for CGL Mains.
Directions: (1-10) Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentences.
Q1. Senseless talk or writing
Q2. Depict or describe in painting or words
Q3. Light, delicate, and translucent
Q4. Prolonged and idle discussion
Q5. Learned or literary people regarded as a social group or class
Q6. A disorderly collection; a jumble
Q7. Worthless, empty ideas
Q8. Examine thoroughly and in great depth
Q9. Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering or performing
Q10. A person who is not conversant with a particular activity or skill
Sol. Droll: humorous, especially in an unusual way.
Titter: a short, half-suppressed laugh.
Stroppy: bad-tempered and argumentative.
Sol. Gadarene: involving or engaged in a headlong or potentially disastrous rush to do something.
Thrapple: a person’s or animal’s throat.
Gravitas: dignity, seriousness, or solemnity of manner.
Sol. Gravid: full of meaning or a specified quality.
Ocellated: having eye-like markings.
Patulous: spreading widely or expanded.
Sol. Pantomime: a performance using gestures and body movements without using words.
Simulacrum: an image or representation of someone or something.
Scapegrace: a mischievous or wayward person.
Sol. Staid: sedate, respectable, and unadventurous.
Matutinal: of or occurring in the morning.
Sol. Purlieu: the area near or surrounding a place.
Pittance: a very small or inadequate amount of money.
Jejune: naive, simplistic, and superficial.
Sol. Fuliginous: sooty; dusky.
Epigone: a less distinguished follower or imitator of someone, especially an artist or philosopher.
Rostrum: a raised platform on which a person stands to make a public speech.
Sol. Raiment: clothing.
Tout: attempt to sell (something), typically by a direct or persistent approach.
Canto: one of the sections into which certain long poems are divided.
Sol. Ravel: untangle or unravel something.
Surly: bad-tempered and unfriendly.
Comport: conduct oneself; behave.
Sol. Bier: a stand on which a corpse or coffin is placed.
Cabby: someone who drives a taxi for a living.
Victual: food or provisions.
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