Choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word : Exercise – 8

Directions (1-20) : In the following questions out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

1. Jealous

(1) Interested
(2) Hatred
(3) Envied
(4) Admired

2. Guile

(1) Cunning
(2) Careful
(3) Careless
(4) Greedy

3. Futility

(1) Uselessness
(2) Insignificance
(3) Irrelevance
(4) Unimportance

4. Sham

(1) Real
(2) Genuine
(3) Authentic
(4) Fake

5. Arduous

(1) Troublesome
(2) Gloomy
(3) Difficult
(4) Perilous

Answers 1 to 5

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


6. Garnish

(1) honour
(2) respect
(3) obey
(4) adorn

7. Abandon

(1) excuse
(2) forsake
(3) urge
(4) risk

8. Odious

(1) hateful
(2) rotten
(3) infamous
(4) sick

9. Repeal

(1) acceptance
(2) cancellation
(3) rejection
(4) dejection

10. Tenet

(1) belief
(2) provision
(3) perspective
(4) view

Answers 6 to 10

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


11. Peculiar

(1) special
(2) strange
(3) ordinary
(4) rare

12. Tepid

(1) Hot
(2) Warm
(3) Cold
(4) Boiling

13. Canny

(1) Obstinate
(2) Proud
(3) Stout
(4) Clever

14. Humane

(1) Sympathetic
(2) Spirit
(3) Straight
(4) Source

15. Scintillating

(1) moving
(2) interesting
(3) burning
(4) glittering

Answers 11 to 15

11. (2) 12. (2) 13. (4) 14. (1) 15. (4)


16. Transient

(1) fleeting
(2) transparent
(3) feeble
(4) fanciful

17. Voracious

(1) hungry
(2) hasty
(3) thirsty
(4) greedy

18. Impervious

(1) Audacious
(2) Haphazard
(3) Impenetrable
(4) Illogical

19. Peruse

(1) Overuse
(2) Examine
(3) Abuse
(4) Defuse

20. Amicable

(1) Friendly
(2) Happy
(3) Perfect
(4) Joyous

Answers 16 to 20

16. (1) 17. (4) 18. (3) 19. (2) 20. (1)


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