English Questions For SBI Clerk Prelims 2018 (Word Usage)

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English Questions For SBI Clerk Prelims 2018 (Sentence Improvement)


This section can be easy as pie if your basics are clear. Sometimes, even those who can communicate very well in English, fail to perform to the best of their ability in the banking exams. So, instead of boiling the ocean, try building up a strong vocabulary, an effective knowledge of grammar, and efficient comprehension skills so as to be on the ball to face this particular section. Here is a quiz being provided by Adda247 to let you practice the best of latest pattern English Questions.


Directions (1-15): For each of the words below, a contextual usage is provided. Pick the word/phrase from the alternatives that is most the appropriate substitute in the given context and mark its number as your answer.


Q1. Ail: This medicine is good for what/whatever ails you.
(a) aid
(b) pail
(c) help
(d) ointment
(e) afflict

Q2. Welter: We need to sort through the welter of data we have collected. 
(a)plenty
(b)alarming
(c)jumbled
(d)fraternity
(e)piled

Q3. Cornucopia: The book includes a cornucopia of wonderful stories.
(a)waste
(b)disrespect
(c)rareness
(d)plenty
(e)scarcity

Q4. Knavery: Other cities may let such things go, but we don't stand for any such knavery here
(a)people
(b)dishonesty
(c)rules
(d)market
(e)boon

Q5.  Embellished: White walls are embellished with black grass wallpaper and surface details are defined in marble, natural stone and tiles
(a)place
(b)cover
(c)mar
(d)decorate
(e)revealed

Q6. Cogitating: With a frustrated sigh, he sat back and cogitated, going over his various options.
(a)sober
(b)contemplate
(c)sobbing
(d)undeniably
(e)resurrecting


Q7. Tyranny: Self-expression and individuality are the greatest weapons against tyranny
(a)natural
(b)despotism
(c)trial
(d)democracy
(e)trump

Q8. Suffusion: He suffered from suffusion of blood on the brain.
(a)corner
(b)ascent
(c)infusion
(d)relaxation
(e) rise

Q9. Precarious: He was unable to get down from his precarious position on the rocks.
(a)initial
(b)strong
(c)guarded
(d)risky
(e)new

Q10. Surly- the surly receptionist told us we'd have to wait outside in the rain
(a) common
(b) trend
(c) extent
(d) sulky
(e) plan

Q11. Pique- A talented youngster who smashes his guitar in a fit of pique finds it magically reassembled just in time for a crucial concert.
(a) priority
(b) major
(c) resentment
(d) outdoor
(e) factor

Q12. Limpid: Her limpid prose made even the most recondite subjects accessible to all.  
(a) lucid
(b) limp
(c) obscure
(d) vague
(e) strict

Q13. Stride: He was standing only a few strides away from me.
(a) miles
(b) distance
(c) steps
(d) days
(e) weeks

Q14. Expletive: Expletives were deleted from the transcript of their conversation.
(a) meaningful
(b) explanation
(c) Travesty
(d) offensive words
(e) sensible

Q15. Hiatus: The band is making an album again after a five-year hiatus.
(a) controversy
(b) continuity
(c) closing
(d) interval
(e) haggle
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