SSC CGL Tier 2 English Vocabulary Quiz: 29th June

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

Q1. Canary in the coal mine
(a) to make something even more powerful
(b) an early sign of a possible danger/failure
(c) to work hard to achieve something
(d) a good sign of imminent profit

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S1. Ans.(b)

Q2. Blow the lid off
(a) expose
(b) to annoy someone
(c) to copy someone
(d) not to mention

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S2. Ans.(a)

Q3. In cahoots
(a) by one’s own preference
(b) collaborating secretly
(c) be the most powerful
(d) to be deprived of basic needs

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S3. Ans.(b)

Q4. In a huff
(a) feeling angry and upset
(b) to feel ecstatic
(c) to feed others
(d) to show sympathy

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S4. Ans.(a)

Q5. Wax and wane
(a) to alleviate a situation
(b) to be rich first and then suffer from poverty
(c) to increase and decrease
(d) to make a situation worse

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S5. Ans.(c)

Direction (6-10) Choose among the following that best expresses the meaning of the given word.

(a) Indispensable
(b) Agitated
(c) Indecent
(d) Replete

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S6. Ans.(a)
Sol. Requisite: made necessary by particular circumstances or regulations.
Indispensable: absolutely necessary.
Replete: filled or well-supplied with something.
Hence Requisite and Indispensable ae synonyms to each other.


(a) Pusillanimous
(b) Gallant
(c) Gutsy
(d) Wearied

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S7. Ans.(a)
Sol. Poltroon: having or showing a shameful lack of courage.
Pusillanimous: showing a lack of courage or determination; timid.
Gutsy: having or showing courage, determination, and spirit.
Hence Poltroon and Pusillanimous are synonyms to each other.

(a) Guardian
(b) Podium
(c) Device
(d) Scheme

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S8. Ans.(b)
Sol. Rostrum: a level usually raised surface.
Podium: a small platform on which a person may stand to be seen by an audience.
Hence Rostrum and Podium are synonyms to each other.

(a) Adjourn
(b) Convene
(c) Rally
(d) Continue

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S9. Ans.(a)
Sol. Prorogue: to bring to a formal close for a period of time.
Adjourn: break off (a meeting, legal case, or game) with the intention of resuming it later.
Convene: come or bring together for a meeting or activity.
Hence Prorogue and Adjourn are synonyms to each other.

(a) Supply
(b) Encapsulate
(c) Enlarge
(d) Protrusive

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S10. Ans.(b)
Sol. Reprise: to make into a short statement of the main points.
Encapsulate: express the essential features of (something) succinctly.
Protrusive: thrusting forward.
Hence Reprise and Encapsulate are synonyms to each other.