Idioms & Phrases, One Word Substitution, Synonyms, AntonymsPractice Sets - English



1. He abandoned his family.
A) supported B) encouraged
C) pleased D) saved

2. History abounds in instances of courage.
A) shines B) lacks
C) suffices      D) fails

3. Adversity teaches man to be humble and self-reliant.
A) Sincerity   B) Animosity
C) Curiosity  D) Prosperity

4. Like poverty, affluence can sometimes create its own problems.
A) indigence B) opulence
C) sorrow D) exuberance

5. The habit of squandering money should not be encouraged.
A) discarding B) hoarding
C) donating   D) stealing

6. He handled the machine with deft fingers.
A) delicate B) sturdy
C) quick         D) clumsy

7. I was deeply affected by his urbane behaviour.
A) rural B) rude
C) irrational  D) indifferent

8. His timidity proved costly.
A) arrogance B) boldness
C) skillfulness D) cunning

9. Arrangements were made to handle the mammoth gathering tactfully.
A) significant B) small
C) unruly       D) noisy

10. He was engrossed in his work when I walked in.
A) occupied B) inattentive
C) engaged    D) absent

11. These are the main points of the preceding paragraph.
A) following B) previous
C) first            D) last

12. He made a shrewd guess.
A) clever B) wild
C) incorrect   D) discriminating

13. He is suffering from a severe cough.
A) violent B) mild
C) bad D) continuous

14. Cumulatively, the effect of these drugs is quite bad.
A) Individually B) Obviously
C) Clearly      D) Collectively

15. He was conspicuous because of his colourful shirt.
A) charming B) ugly
C) small D) unnoticeable

16. He hates these continual arguments with his friend.
A)repeated B) irrational
C) occasional            D) regular

17. He concealed his thoughts very cleverly.
A) emphasized B) expressed
C) affirmed    D) revealed

18. The proposal was denounced by one and all.
A) renounced B) recommended
C) announced           D) commended

19. She was skeptical about the safety of the new drug.
A) doubtful B) certain
C) hopeful     D) sanguine

20. The answers to the question were coherent.
A) relaxed B) loose
C) consistent D) disconnected

21. It was no altruistic motive that prompted him to help her.
A) selfish B) inhuman
C) brutal        D) wicked

22. John is always shabbily dressed.
A) decently B) beautifully
C) extravagantly       D) scantily

23. He was found guilty.
A) innocent B) true
C) correct D) right

24. It is necessary to develop thrifty habits to be able to lead a comfortable life.
A) expensive B) extravagant
C) economical D) good

25. Many people suffer because of pride.
A) lowliness B) submission
C) humility D) obedience


1. A 2. B 3. D 4. A 5. B 6. D 7. B 8. B 9. B 10. B
11. A 12. C 13. B 14. A 15. D 16. C 17. D 18. D 19. B 20. D
21. A 22. A 23. A 24. B 25. C          

Solution with explanation

6. Option ‘D’ (clumsy). CLUMSY = A clumsy person often has accidents because they do not behave in a careful, controlled way; e.g.

That’s the third glass you’ve smashed this week – you’re so clumsy!

7. Option ‘B’ (rude). URBANE = (especially of a man) confident, comfortable, and polite in social situations; e.g.

Raman was an urbane, kindly, and generous man.

17. Option ‘D’ (revealed). REVEAL = to make known; e.g.

He would not reveal where he had hidden her chocolate eggs.

18. Option ‘D’ (commended). COMMEND = to formally praise someone or something; e.g.

The judge commended her for her bravery.

24. Option ‘B’ (extravagant). EXTRAVAGANT = spending too much money, or using too much of something; e.g.

a) It was very extravagant of you to buy strawberries out of season.
b) He rarely used taxis, which he regarded as extravagant.

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