SSC CGL Tier 2 English Vocabulary Quiz: 23 July

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. 

Direction (1-5): Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

Q1. CHAFF
(a) Flatter
(b) Josh
(c) Restore
(d) Defer

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S1. Ans.(b)
Sol. Chaff: to make fun of in a good-natured way.
Josh: to tease good-naturedly.
Defer: put off (an action or event) to a later time; postpone.
Hence Chaff and Josh are synonyms to each other.

Q2. DECAPITATE
(a) Behead
(b) Decipher
(c) Deploy
(d) Delve

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S2. Ans.(a)
Sol. Decapitate: to cut off the head of.
Behead: cut off the head of (someone).
Delve: dig; excavate.
Hence Decapitate and Behead are synonyms to each other.

Q3. ENTAIL
(a) Exclude
(b) Debar
(c) Enunciate
(d) Necessitate

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S3. Ans.(d)
Sol. Entail: involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence.
Debar: prohibit (someone) officially from doing something.
Enunciate: say or pronounce clearly.
Necessitate: make (something) necessary as a result or consequence.
Hence Entail and Necessitate are synonyms to each other.

Q4. SNUB
(a) Revere
(b) Discern
(c) Embolden
(d) Affront

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S4. Ans.(d)
Sol. Snub: rebuff, ignore, or spurn disdainfully.
Revere: to show devoted deferential honor to.
Discern: to recognize or identify as separate and distinct.
Embolden: give (someone) the courage or confidence to do something.
Affront: offend the modesty or values of.
Hence Snub and Affront are synonyms to each other.

Q5. TOPPLE
(a) Uprise
(b) Depose
(c) Acclaim
(d) Rest

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S5. Ans.(b)
Sol. Topple: remove (a government or person in authority) from power; overthrow.
Depose: remove from office suddenly and forcefully.
Acclaim: praise enthusiastically and publicly.
Hence Topple and Depose are synonyms to each other.

Direction (6-10): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word and click the button corresponding to it.

Q6. CONTINGENT
(a) Predictable
(b) Accidental
(c) Fortuitous
(d) Haphazard

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S6. Ans.(a)
Sol. Contingent: uncertain because of uncontrollable circumstances.
Predictable: able to be predicted/occurring in the way expected.
Fortuitous: happening by chance rather than intention.
Haphazard: lacking any obvious principle of organization.
Hence Contingent and Predictable are antonyms to each other.

Q7. ROGUE
(a) Reprobate
(b) Wastrel
(c) Louse
(d) Saint

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S7. Ans.(d)
Sol. Rogue: a dishonest or unprincipled man.
Reprobate: An unprincipled person.
Wastrel: A wasteful or good-for-nothing person.
Louse: A contemptible or unpleasant person.
Saint: One eminent for piety or virtue.
Hence Rogue and Saint are antonyms to each other.

Q8. SAPIENT
(a) Imbecile
(b) Sage
(c) Perceptive
(d) Discerning

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S8. Ans.(a)
Sol. Sapient: having or showing deep understanding and intelligent application of knowledge.
Imbecile: stupid; idiotic.
Hence Sapient and Imbecile are antonyms to each other.

Q9. IMPOUND
(a) Strengthen
(b) Generate
(c) Stimulate
(d) Release

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S9. Ans.(d)
Sol. Impound: seize and take legal custody of.
Hence Impound and Release are antonyms to each other.

Q10. OUTLANDISH
(a) quirky
(b) atypical
(c) conventional
(d) crotchety
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S10. Ans.(c)
Sol. Outlandish: strange and unusual.
Conventional: common and ordinary; not unusual.
Crotchety: very grumpy or unpleasant.
Hence Outlandish and Conventional are antonyms to each other.