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SSC CGL Tier 2 English One Word Substitution Quiz: 27 August

SSC CGL Tier 2 English One Word Substitution Quiz: 27 August_50.1

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
(a) Droll
(b) Titter
(c) Balderdash
(d) Stroppy

Q2. Depict or describe in painting or words
(a) Gadarene
(b) Thrapple
(c) Gravitas
(d) Limn

Q3. Light, delicate, and translucent
(a) Gravid
(b) Diaphanous
(c) Ocellated
(d) Patulous

Q4. Prolonged and idle discussion
(a) Pantomime
(b) Simulacrum
(c) Palaver
(d) Scapegrace

Q5. Learned or literary people regarded as a social group or class
(a) Staid
(b) Matutinal
(c) Piffle
(d) Clerisy

Q6. A disorderly collection; a jumble
(a) Purlieu
(b) Congeries
(c) Pittance
(d) Jejune

Q7. Worthless, empty ideas
(a) Fuliginous
(b) Epigone
(c) Pablum
(d) Rostrum

Q8. Examine thoroughly and in great depth
(a) Raiment
(b) Tout
(c) Plumb
(d) Canto

Q9. Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering or performing
(a) Parry
(b) Ravel
(c) Surly
(d) Comport

Q10. A person who is not conversant with a particular activity or skill
(a) Bier
(b) Muggle
(c) Cabby
(d) Victual


S1. Ans.(c)
Sol. Droll: humorous, especially in an unusual way.
Titter: a short, half-suppressed laugh.
Stroppy: bad-tempered and argumentative.

S2. Ans.(d)
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.

S3. Ans.(b)
Sol. Gravid: full of meaning or a specified quality.
Ocellated: having eye-like markings.
Patulous: spreading widely or expanded.

S4. Ans.(c)
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.

S5. Ans.(d)
Sol. Staid: sedate, respectable, and unadventurous.
Matutinal: of or occurring in the morning.
Piffle: nonsense.

S6. Ans.(b)
Sol. Purlieu: the area near or surrounding a place.
Pittance: a very small or inadequate amount of money.
Jejune: naive, simplistic, and superficial.

S7. Ans.(c)
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.

S8. Ans.(c)
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.

S9. Ans.(a)
Sol. Ravel: untangle or unravel something.
Surly: bad-tempered and unfriendly.
Comport: conduct oneself; behave.

S10. Ans.(b)
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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