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



1. General pardon for offences against the state
A) Sanctify B) Amnesty
C) Gratuity D) Red-Tapism

2. A person motivated by irrational enthusiasm
A) Moderate B) Conservative
C) Fanatic D) Fan

3. Wide, uninterrupted view
A) Window View B) Panorama
C) Macroscopic D) Eagle-View

4. An instrument for measuring pressure of gases
A) Barometer B) Anemometer
C) Micrometer D) Manometer

5. That cannot be expressed in words
A) Indelible B) Ineffable
C) Ingrate D) Inexorable

6. A mixture of dried, naturally fragrant plant material, used to provide a gentle natural scent inside buildings, especially in residential settings
A) Potpourri B) Perfume
C) Scent D) Aroma

7. Placing different things in order to create an interesting effect
A) Sit for a Portrait B) Render precisely
C) Juxtapose D) Framing

8. Study of cultures
A) Eremology B) Etymology
C) Ethology D) Ethnology

9. A person speaking many languages
A) Conversant B) Polyglot
C) Talkative D) Orator

10. A lengthy and aggressive speech addressed to a large assembly
A) Hullabaloo B) Cacophony
C) Pandemonium D) Harangue

11. Constant effort to achieve something
A) Patience B) Vigour
C) Enthusiasm         D) Perseverance

12. Those who pass through this gate without permission will be prosecuted
A) Bypassers B) Absconders
C) Thoroughfares D) Trespassers

13. Nations that do not trust each other / look upon each other
A) Calmly B) Hopefully
C) Askance    D) Retrospectively

14. Opposed to great or sudden change
A) Conservative B) Revolutionary
C) Evolutionary       D) Static

15. Responsible according to law
A) Eligible B) Illegitimate
C) Legalised  D) Liable

16. A careful preservation and protection of wildlife is the need of the hour
A) Management B) Embankment
C) Enhancement      D) Conservation

17. The story of one’s own life
A) Autobiography B) Cartography
C) Calligraphy           D) Bibliography

18. We are expecting a good monsoon this year
A) Getting B) Predicting
C) Hoping      D) Visualising

19. Capable of being approached
A) Accessory B) Easy
C) Accessible D) Adaptable

20. One who is liked by people
A) Samaritan B) Popular
C) Philanthropist D) Misanthropist

21. A child born after the death of his father
A) Posthumous B) Bastard
C) Kiddy D) Stepson

22. One who is present everywhere
A) God B) Omnipotent
C) Omnipresent D) Visible

23. An office without salary
A) Honorary B) Slavish
C) Sinecure D) Voluntary

24. A document written by hand
A) Script B) Autobiography
C) Manuscript D) Autography

25. Spoken or done without preparation
A) Extempore B) Maiden
C) Lecture D) Gibberish

Answer Keys

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

Solution with explanation

2. Optional ‘C’ (Fanatic). IRRATIONAL = not logical or reasonable.  ENTHUSIASM = a feeling of  energetic interest in a particular subject or activity and an eagerness to be involved in it; e.g.

After the accident he lost his enthusiasm for the sport.

3. Option ‘B’ (Panorama). UNINTERRUPTED = unbroken

11. Option ‘D’ (Perseverance). CONSTANT = continued

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