Vocabulary Test – 12

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DIRECTONS (Qs. 1-10) Choose the word which best expresses the closest meaning of the given word.

1. FRUGALITY
(a) Foolishness (b) Extremity
(c) Enthusiasm (d) Economy

Answer & Solutions

Option: D

Explanation: Frugal is someone who thinks twice before spending money. Economical is direct synonym for it. There is no fight with other wayward easy options.

 

2. HARBINGER
(a) Massenger (b) Steward
(c) Forerunner (d) Pilot

Answer & Solutions

Option: C

Explanation: Harbinger – One that indicates or foreshadows what is to come; a forerunner. Although pilot projects/samples also somewhat forerunners but that is figurative meaning and second best option.

 

3. EXODUS
(a) Influx (b) Revenge
(c) Exit (d) Expatriate

Answer & Solutions

Option: A

Explanation: Exodus means outflow and influx is opposite with a meaning inflow. Home coming is opposite for the word expatriate— which means going out of one’s native land. Restoration and return is also not suitable.

 

4. EQUANIMITY
(a) Resentment (b) Dubiousness
(c) Duplicity (d) Excitement

Answer & Solutions

Option: D

Explanation: Equanimity refers to maintaining calm and balance. Its opposite is excitement where calm is lost. Resentment is anger.

 

5. VERACIOUS
(a) False (b) Varied
(c) Image (d) Truthful

Answer & Solutions

Option: D

Explanation: “Veracious” means ‘truthful or honest’.

 

6. PERTURB
(a) Stipulate (b) Turn around
(c) Disturb greatly (d) Compatible

Answer & Solutions

Option: C

Explanation: “Perturb” means ‘to disturb or disquiet greatly in mind’.

 

7. ACQUIESCENCE
(a) Quiet Submission (b) Great Diligence
(c) Intense Confrontation (d) Subtle Variation

Answer & Solutions

Option: A

Explanation: “Acquiescence” means ‘passive assent or agreement without objection’. This is closest in meaning to “quiet submission”, which means “giving in without a fight”.

 

8. WHEEDLE
(a) Emaciated (b) Flattery
(c) Purge (d) Scant

Answer & Solutions

Option: B

Explanation: ‘Wheedle’ means ‘to try to influence (a person) by smooth flattering or beguiling words or acts. ‘Flattery’ is closest in meaning to ‘wheedle’. Emaciated: made or became extremely thin, especially as a result of starvation. Purge: to rid of whatever is impure or undesirable; cleanse; purify Scant: limited; meagre Thus options (a), (c) and (d) are eliminated.

 

9. IMMISERATION
(a) Immigration (b) Immersion
(c) Impoverishment (d) Discrimination

Answer & Solutions

Option: C

Explanation: ‘Immiseration means misery or impoverished’. Immigration: settling in a country or region to which one is not native Immersion: placing under water or other liquid Impoverishment: poverty Discrimination: partiality; discernment Therefore, the word closest in meaning to immiseration is impoverishment.

 

10. BEATITUDE
(a) Accursed (b) Cleansed
(c) Retreated (d) Blessed

Answer & Solutions

Option: ‘Beatitude’ means ‘supreme blessedness exalted happiness’. Accursed: under a curse; doomed; ill-fated Cleansed: made clean Retreated: withdrew, as into safety or privacy; retirement; refuge; seclusion Blessed: sacred; holy Therefore, the word closest in meaning to beatitude is blessed

Explanation: D

 

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