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Q.1 "De jure" means:
A. by public
B. by government
C. by law
D. by press
Correct Answer) C: by law
In law and government, de jure, describes practices that are legally recognized, regardless of whether the practice exists in reality. In contrast, de facto ("in fact") describes situations that exist in reality, even if not legally recognized.
Q.2 What do you understand by "cock and bull story"?
A. lengthy story
B. fiction story
C. unbelievable story
D. horror story
Correct Answer) C: unbelievable story
cock and bull story means: an implausible story used as an explanation or excuse.
Q.3 The film was different_____what i had been expecting.
Correct Answer) B: from
Q.4 Was she sewing my shirt? into passive voice.
A. Was my shirt being sewn by her?
B. Was my shirt been sewing by her?
C. Was my shirt sewing by her?
D. Had my shirt been sewed by her?
Correct Answer) A: Was my shirt being sewn by her?
Q.5 What is the meaning of Bold word in the sentence? "Only ASTUTE politicians can meet this situation"
Correct Answer) D: shrewd
Astute means: having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one's advantage.
Shrewd means: having or showing sharp powers of judgement; astute.
Q.6 What is the antonym of "Benign"?
Correct Answer) A: hostile
Benign means: gentle and kindly.
Hostile means: showing or feeling opposition or dislike; unfriendly.
Q.7 Clear the meaning of the given idiom "Meet halfway"
A. compromise with someone
B. not to be changed
C. wait until situvation improved
D. source of trouble
Correct Answer) A: compromise with someone
Meet halfway meaning: to compromise with someone by doing half or a good part of what they want.
Example sentence: My roommates would never meet me half way with cleaning so I finally got my own place.
Q.8 Pair of Words: Naughty means not behaving properly, mischievous. What is the meaning of Knotty?
A. obeying a law
B. difficult to solve
C. very comfortable
D. growing strongly
Correct Answer) B: difficult to solve
Naughty in a sentence: You naughty boy, stop pulling the cat's tail.
Knotty in a sentence: The new management team faces some knotty problems.
Q.9 Pick the word that is nearly similar in meaning to the capitalized word: "TOUCHSTONE"
Correct Answer) A: criterion
Touchstone means: a standard or criterion by which something is judged or recognized.
Q.10 Pick the word that is nearly opposite in meaning to the capitalized word: "OBLITERATE"
B. wipe out
Correct Answer) C: design
Obliterate means: destroy utterly; wipe out.
example sentence: the memory was so painful that he obliterated it from his mind
Q.11 Clear the meaning of the idiom "Out of the wood"
A. lose one's temper
B. help in need
C. public appearance
D. free from difficulties
Correct Answer) D: free from difficulties
out of the woods means: out of danger or difficulty.
example sentence: Don't whistle until you are out of the wood.
Q.12 Pair of Words: Species means a set of animals and plants. What is the meaning of Specie?
B. coined money
C. level of something
D. an examination
Correct Answer) B: coined money
Specie means: money in the form of coins rather than notes.
Example sentence: The Bank of England in 1795 had held around £8 million in specie.
Q.13 Pick the word that is nearly similar in meaning to the capitalized word: "OPULENT"
B. icy cold
Correct Answer) C: luxurious
Opulent means: ostentatiously costly and luxurious.
Example sentence: The opulent comfort of a limousine
Q.14 Pick the word that is nearly opposite in meaning to the capitalized word: "INSIPID"
Correct Answer) A: tasty
Insipid means: lacking flavour; weak or tasteless.
Example sentence: mugs of insipid coffee
Q.15 A combination of words that makes sense, but not a complete sense, is called:
Correct Answer) D: Phrase
In syntax and grammar, a phrase is a group of words which act together as a grammatical unit. For instance, the English expression "the very happy squirrel" is a noun phrase which contains the adjective phrase "very happy". Phrases can consist of a single word or a complete sentence.
Q.16 Change the voice: "Why did you call me yesterday?"
A. why i was called by you yesterday?
B. why was i called yesterday?
C. why i have called by you yesterday?
D. why i have called yesterday?
Correct Answer) B: why was i called yesterday?
Q.17 The world is like a stage where the actors ________ their parts.
Correct Answer) A: Play
Like several other phrases, this phrase was coined by William Shakespeare. Jacques has spoken this famous phrase in Act-II, Scene-VII of the play As You Like It. He says, “All the world’s a stage,/ And all the men and women merely players.” The meaning of this phrase is that this world is like a stage show, and all human beings are merely actors. In fact, this speech is a continuance of the idea given by Orlando earlier in the play.
Q.18 I saw a man on the roadside ______ looked like my uncle.
Correct Answer) D: Who
Q.19 Choose the synonym of the given word "Scold"
Correct Answer) A: Rebuke
Scold means: remonstrate with or rebuke (someone) angrily.
Rebuke means: express sharp disapproval or criticism of (someone) because of their behaviour or actions.
Q.20 Pick the correct word.
Correct Answer) C: Bureaucracy
The term bureaucracy may refer both to a body of non-elected governing officials and to an administrative policy-making group. Historically, a bureaucracy was a government administration managed by departments staffed with non-elected officials.
Q.21 What is the meaning of: "cul-de-sac" ?
B. Dead end
Correct Answer) B: Dead end
A dead end, also known as a cul-de-sac, no through road or no exit road, is a street with only one inlet or outlet. The term "dead end" is understood in all varieties of English, but the official terminology and traffic signs include many different alternatives. Some of these are used only regionally.
Q.22 What is mean by fuss?
Correct Answer) D: excitement
fuss means: a display of unnecessary or excessive excitement, activity, or interest.
Q.23 Apparel means:
Correct Answer) C: clothes
apparel means: clothing
example sentence: "they were dressed in bright apparel"
Q.24 Complete the proverb: "rob Peter to pay ____"
Correct Answer) D: Paul
rob Peter to pay Paul means: take something away from one person to pay another; discharge one debt only to incur another.
Q.25 Complete the proverb: "every cloud has a silver ____"
Correct Answer) A: lining
every cloud has a silver lining means: every difficult or sad situation has a comforting or more hopeful aspect, even though this may not be immediately apparent.
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