Vocabulary Test – 13

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



(a) Nomadic Arab (b) Gaudily Dressed

(c) Honest Citizen (d) Tumultuous Event

Answer & Solutions

Option: B

Explanation: ‘Bedizen’ means to dress or adorn in a showy, gaudy or tasteless manner Therefore, ‘gaudily dressed is the closest in meaning.




(a) Sing Aloud (b) Speak Aloud

(c) Laugh Aloud (d) Cry Aloud

Answer & Solutions

Option: C

Explanation: Cachinnate means to laugh loudly or immoderately Therefore, laugh aloud is the closest in meaning.




(a) Cuddle (b) Canonise

(c) Brazen (d) Articulate

Answer & Solutions

Option: A

Explanation: Conoodole means caress fondle or pet amorously Cuddle: to hold close in an affectionate manner; hug tenderly Canonise: to consider or treat as sacrosanct or holy; to glorify Brazen: shameless or impudent Articulate: uttered clearly in distinct syllables Therefore, the word closest in meaning to canoodle is cuddle.




(a) Shrink (b) Annoy

(c) Engorge (d) Enlighten

Answer & Solutions

Option: C

Explanation: ‘Tumescent’ means ‘becoming swollen swelling; slightly tumid’. Shrink: to contract or lessen in size Annoy: to bother (a person) in a way that displeases, troubles, or slightly irritates; to harass Engorge: to swallow greedily; glut or gorge Enlighten: to instruct; impart knowledge to Therefore, the word closest in meaning to ‘tumescent’ is ‘engorge’.




(a) Smart (b) Indecisive

(c) Obscene (d) Waffle

Answer & Solutions

Option: D

Explanation: ‘Twaddle’ means ‘trivial, feeble, silly, or tedious talk or writing’. The words smart, indecisive and obscene are not related to twaddle. ‘Waffle’ means ‘to talk foolishly or without purpose idle away time talking’.



  1. ENNUI

(a) Lassitude (b) Confront

(c) Enthuse (d) Entrap

Answer & Solutions

Option: A

Explanation: ‘Ennui’ is a noun meaning ‘a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest boredom; listlessness’. Lassitude: weariness of body or mind from strain, oppressive climate, etc.; lack of energy; listlessness. The words ‘confront’, ‘enthuse’ and ‘entrap’ are verbs and are not related to the noun ennui Therefore, the word closest in meaning to ‘ennui’ is ‘lassitude’.



  1. LOW-KEY

(a) official (b) secretive

(c) subdued (d) complicated

Answer & Solutions

Option: B

Explanation: The definition of low key is someone or something that is relatively calm, placid or not full of excitement. Secretive is the closest in meaning.




(a) imitation (b) signal

(c) excitement (d) requirement

Answer & Solutions

Option: D

Explanation: Stipulation means a condition or requirement that is specified or demanded as part of an agreement.




(a) fixed dislike (b) musical response

(c) lack of feeling (d) direct opposite

Answer & Solutions

Option: D

Explanation: Antithesis means a person or thing that is the direct opposite of someone or something else.



(a) filled up (b) fortified

(c) followed by (d) kept down

Answer & Solutions

Option: B

Explanation: Entrenched means firmly established and difficult or unlikely to change; fortified is the closest in meaning.



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