Choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word : Exercise – 5

Directions (1-27) : In the following questions out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

1. magnificent

(1) magnanimous
(2) modest
(3) generous
(4) splendid

2. spirited

(1) heated
(2) drunk
(3) enthusiastic
(4) possessed

3. gloomy

(1) misty
(2) obscure
(3) murky
(4) shadowy

4. grumble

(1) to scold
(2) to complain
(3) to sheer
(4) to fight

5. crude

(1) unrefined
(2) cruel
(3) rude
(4) savage

Answers 1 to 5

1. (4) 2. (3) 3. (4) 4. (2) 5. (1)


6. Economical

(1) extravagant
(2) lavish
(3) thrifty
(4) stingy

7. Superficial

(1) defective
(2) superior
(3) deep
(4) shallow

8. Mania

(1) greatness
(2) fame
(3) madness
(4) wisdom

9. Perish

(1) disintegrate
(2) die
(3) destroy
(4) vanish

10. Allure

(1) tempt
(2) attempt
(3) deceive
(4) praise

Answers 6 to 10

6. (3) 7. (4) 8. (3) 9. (2) 10. (1)


11. Wholesome

(1) complete
(2) ripe
(3) sound
(4) desirable

12. Infirm

(1) unsteady
(2) timid
(3) nervous
(4) weak

13. Cordial

(1) affectionate
(2) generous
(3) friendly
(4) kind

14. Sole

(1) only
(2) principal
(3) important
(4) immediate

15. Systematically

(1) scientifically
(2) technically
(3) methodically
(4) symmetrically

Answers 11 to 15

11. (4) 12. (4) 13. (3) 14. (1) 15. (3)


16. Enigma

(1) truth
(2) fear
(3) difficulty
(4) puzzle

17. Concurrence

(1) occurrence
(2) conquest
(3) currency
(4) agreement

18. Espionage

(1) planning
(2) pioneering
(3) lineage
(4) spying

19. Thrive

(1) Destroy
(2) Flourish
(3) Raise
(4) Create

20. Anguish

(1) Trouble
(2) Conflict
(3) Anger
(4) Agony

Answers 16 to 20

16. (4) 17. (4) 18. (4) 19. (2) 20. (4)


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21. Dissuade

(1) Encourage
(2) Worry
(3) Disturb
(4) Discourage

22. Pleasure

(1) Comfort
(2) Privilege
(3) Support
(4) Happiness

23. Onus

(1) Inclination
(2) Responsibility
(3) Prudence
(4) Antipathy

24. Essential

(1) Hidden
(2) Obvious
(3) Vital
(4) Trivial

25. Diligent

(1) Desirous
(2) Hardworking
(3) Ridiculous
(4) Assiduous

26. Blunder

(1) Blemish
(2) Danger
(3) Worry
(4) Mistake

27. Coarse

(1) Smooth
(2) Refined
(3) Stiff
(4) Rough

Answers 21 to 27

21. (4) 22. (4) 23. (2) 24. (4) 25. (4) 26. (4) 27. (4)


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