Vocabulary Test – 10

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DIRECTIONS (Qs. 1-15): For the following questions, choose the option which does not belong to the group (ODD-ONE-OUT).

 

  1. (a) dull (b) gloomy

(c) omnipresent (d) boring

Answer & Solutions

Option: C

Explanation: ‘Omnipresent’ does not belong to the group of ‘dull’ (a), ‘gloomy’ (depressed, sullen, dismal, depressing, dark) (b) and ‘boring’ (d); they are synonyms. Except (c), all other options are wrong.

 

  1. (a) archenemy (b) archrival

(c) archetype (d) duplicity

Answer & Solutions

Option: D

Explanation: ‘Duplicity’ (double-dealing, deceitfulness) does not belong to the group of ‘archenemy’ (a), ‘archrival’ (b) and ‘archetype’ (an original model; a prototype) (c); they share the prefix ‘arch’ (chief, superior, preeminent of its kind).

 

  1. (a) dishonour (b) laud

(c) brand (d) stigmatise

Answer & Solutions

Option: B

Explanation: ‘Laud’ (praise or extol, especially in hymns) does not belong to the group of ‘dishonour’ (a), ‘brand’ (stigmatise, mark with disgrace) (c) and ‘stigmatise’ (d), they are synonyms.

 

  1. (a) disclaim (b) intimate

(c) hint (d) suggest

Answer & Solutions

Option: A

Explanation: ‘Disclaim’ does not belong to the group of ‘intimate’ (state or make known, imply, hint) (b), ‘hint’ (c) and ‘suggest’ (d), they are synonyms.

 

  1. (a) allegory (b) parody

(c) joke (d) lampoon

Answer & Solutions

Option: A

Explanation: ‘Allegory’ does not belong to the group of ‘parody’ (humorous, exaggerated imitation of an author, literary work, style etc.) (b), ‘joke’ (c) and ‘lampoon’ (a satirical attack on a person) (d), they are types of comedy.

 

  1. (a) comedy (b) protagonist

(c) tragedy (d) car

Answer & Solutions

Option: D

Explanation: ‘Car’ does not belong to the group of ‘comedy’ (a), ‘protagonist’ (the chief person in a drama, story etc.) (b), ‘tragedy’ (c), they are theatrical / literary terms.

 

  1. (a) flourish (b) burgeon

(c) nursery (d) sprout

Answer & Solutions

Option: C

Explanation: ‘Nursery’ (a room or place equipped for young children; a place where plants, trees etc. are reared for sale) does not belong to the group of ‘flourish’ (grow vigorously, thrive) (a), ‘burgeon’ (begin to grow rapidly, flourish) (b) and ‘sprout’ (put forth, produce, begin to grow, put forth shoots) (d), they are growth-related terms.

 

  1. (a) nemesis (b) pretense

(c) sham (d) deception

Answer & Solutions

Option: A

Explanation: ‘Nemesis’ (retributive justice, a downfall caused by this) does not belong to the group of ‘pretense’ (pretending; make believe; a pretext or excuse) (b), ‘sham’ (feign, pretend) (c) and ‘deception’ (d), they are synonyms.

 

  1. (a) bonus (b) beneficial

(c) benevolent (d) bond

Answer & Solutions

Option: D

Explanation: ‘Bond’ (noun – a thing that ties another down or together; verb – adhere, hold together) does not belong to the group of ‘bonus’ (a), ‘beneficial’ (advantageous, having benefits) (b) and ‘benevolent’ (wishing to be good; actively friendly and helpful), they share the root “bon”/”bene” meaning something good.

 

10.(a) entice (b) lure

(c) whim (d) beguile

Answer & Solutions

Option: C

Explanation: ‘Whim’ (a sudden fancy, a caprice) does not belong to the group of ‘entice’ (persuade by the offer of pleasure or reward) (a), ‘lure’ (entice) (b) and ‘beguile’ (charm; amuse) (d), they are synonyms.

 

11.(a) grand (b) majestic

(c) august (d) raunchy

Answer & Solutions

Option: D

Explanation: ‘Raunchy’ (coarse, earthy, boisterous, sexually provocative) does not belong to the group of ‘grand’ (a) ‘majestic’ (b) and ‘august’ (venerable, impressive) (c), they are synonyms

 

 

12.(a) mercurial (b) mutable

(c) staunch (d) fickle

Answer & Solutions

Option: C

Explanation: ‘Staunch’ (trustworthy, loyal, strong) does not belong to the group of ‘mercurial’ (of a person sprightly, ready-witted, volatile) (a), ‘mutable’ (liable to change, fickle) (b) and ‘fickle’ (d), they are synonyms.

 

13.(a) bucolic (b) choleric

(c) bilious (d) cantankerous

Answer & Solutions

Option: A

Explanation: ‘Bucolic’ (of or concerning shepherds, rural) does not belong to the group of ‘choleric’ (irascible, angry) (b), ‘bilious’ (bad tempered, affected by a disorder of the bile) (c) and ‘cantankerous’ (bad-tempered, quarrelsome) (d), they are synonyms.

 

14.(a) pelf (b) moolah

(c) lucre (d) tantrums

Answer & Solutions

Option: D

Explanation: ‘Tantrums’ (outburst of bad temper or petulance) does not belong to the group of ‘pelf ’ (money, wealth) (a), ‘moolah’ (money) (b) and ‘lucre’ (financial profit or gain) (c), they are synonyms.

 

15.(a) munch (b) mastic

(c) crush (d) revive

Answer & Solutions

Option: D

Explanation:

‘Revive’ (bring back to life, consciousness or strength) does not belong to the group of ‘munch’ (eat steady with marked action of the jaws) (a), ‘masticate’ (grind or chew with one’s teeth) (b) and ‘crush’ (c), they are synonyms.

 

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