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In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the words/sentence.

Showing strong feeling

A) Meek B) Vehement
C) Apathetic D) Impotent
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Vehement

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Which of the following is NOT correctly matched?

A) Shivasamudram Falls - Kaveri B) Dhuandhar Falls - Narmada
C) Sahastra dhara Falls - Baldy D) Gerosoppa Falls - Kaveri
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) Gerosoppa Falls - Kaveri

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 In the following question, four words are given out of which one word is correctly spelt. Select the correctly spelt word.

A) symptommatically B) symptomaticaly
C) symptomatically D) symptommaticaly
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) symptomatically

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In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

 

Tongue in cheek

 

A) In an ironic or insincere way. B) Being practical.
C) Stop yourself from saying something hurtful. D) Be gutsy and speak the unpleasant truth.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) In an ironic or insincere way.

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In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

 

Many persons of good education unconsciously circumscribe themselves ___________ a small vocabulary. They have a knowledge of hundreds of desirable wordswhich they do not put _________ practical use in their speech or writing. Many, too, are conscious __________ a poverty of language, which engenders in them a senseof timidity and self-___________. The method used for building a large vocabulary has __________ been confined to the study of single words.

 

large vocabulary has __________ been confined

 

A) usual B) usuals
C) usually D) usualness
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) usually

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In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.

A long narrow ditch embanked with its own soil and used for concealment and protection in warfare

 

A) trench B) gully
C) furrow D) moat
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) trench

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In the following question, a sentence has been given in Active/Passive voice. Out of four alternatives suggested, select the one, which best expresses the same sentence in Passive/Active voice.

The kangaroo carried her baby in her pouch.

 

A) The baby is carried by the kangaroo in her pouch. B) The baby is being carried by the kangaroo in her pouch.
C) The baby had been carried by the kangaroo in her pouch. D) The baby was carried by the kangaroo in her pouch.
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: D) The baby was carried by the kangaroo in her pouch.

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In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.

To increase rapidly in number; multiply.

 

A) to proliferate B) to procreate
C) to propagate D) to escalate
 
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) to proliferate

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