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English Language Quiz For Bank Mains Exam 2023-28th December

Directions (1-5): Each question below has two blanks. There are five pairs of words below the sentence. Each pair is lettered. Choose the pair of words which can be filled up in the blanks in the sentence in the same order so as to complete the sentences meaningfully.

Q1. It is certainly possible for a rational _________________________ to be a highly _________________________ and responsible person.

(a) parlance, nebulous
(b) agnostic, moral
(c) paroxysm, mortal
(d) agnostic, mendacious
(e) penchant, mordant

Q2. Biogas has a _________________________ future, due to the _________________________ increase of gasoline prices.
(a) facetious, capricious
(b) tremendous, fallow
(c) exalted, facetious
(d) tremendous, exorbitant
(e) fallow, capricious

Q3. The single greatest _________________________ to creative, revolutionary sustainment progress appears to be entrenched _________________________ jurisdictions.
(a) alacrity, parochial
(b) agnostic, capacious
(c) impediment, parochial
(d) impede, callous
(e) alacrity, ambidextrous

Q4. Black vultures choose less _________________________ rocky perches on which to nest but join the lammergeiers on the thermals in their _________________________ for food.
(a) veracious, gall
(b) precarious, quest
(c) prevaricate, perfidy
(d) involved, quest
(e) involved, gall

Q5. Despite good supporting work from Keener, the film _________________________ with _________________________ pacing and a confusing point of view.
(a) vindicates, mitigated
(b) confers, endangers
(c) engenders, flays
(d) flounders, muddled
(e) mitigates, culminated


S1. Ans. (b)
Sol. Agnostic [noun] means ‘a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of god.’
Moral [adjective] means ‘concerned with the principles of right and wrong behaviour’;
Mordant [adjective] means ‘(especially of humour) having or showing a sharp or critical quality; biting’;
Nebulous [adjective] means ‘in the form of a cloud or haze; hazy’;
Mendacious [adjective] means ‘not telling the truth; lying’;
Parlance [noun] means ‘a particular way of speaking or using words, especially a way common to those with a particular job or interest’;

S2. Ans. (d)
Sol. Tremendous [adjective] means ‘very great in amount, scale, or intensity’;
Exorbitant [adjective] means ‘(of a price or amount charged) unreasonably high’;
Capricious [adjective] means ‘given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behaviour’;
Facetious [adjective] means ‘treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humour; flippant’;
Exalted: at a high or powerful level.
Fallow [adjective] means ‘(of a period of time) characterized by inaction; unproductive’;
Biogas would have a future because of the increase of gasoline prices.

S3. Ans. (c)
Sol. Impediment [noun] means ‘a hindrance or obstruction in doing something’;
Parochial [adjective] means ‘having a limited or narrow outlook or scope’;
Agnostic [noun] means ‘a person who is not sure whether or not God exists’;
Alacrity [noun] means ‘great willingness or enthusiasm’;
Ambidextrous [adjective] means ‘able to use both hands with equal ease’;
Capacious [adjective] means ‘spacious, roomy’;

S4. Ans. (b)
Sol. Precarious [adjective] means ‘not securely held or in position; dangerously likely to fall or collapse’;
Quest [noun] means ‘a long or arduous search for something’;
Veracious [adjective] means ‘truthful’;
Involved [adjective] means ‘complicated and difficult to comprehend’;
Extant [adjective] means ‘still in existence’;
Perfidy [noun] means ‘an act of deliberate betrayal; a breach of a trust’;
Gall [noun] means ‘the trait of being rude’;
Prevaricate: speak or act in an evasive way.

S5. Ans. (d)
Sol. Flounder [verb] means ‘be in serious difficulty’;
Muddle [verb] means ‘bring into a disordered or confusing state’; ‘confuse (a person or their thoughts)’;
Vindicate [verb] means ‘to clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proofs’;
Engender [verb] means ‘give rise to’;
Culminate [verb] means ‘reach the highest or decisive point’;
Mitigate [verb] means ‘make less severe or harsh’;
Flays:whip or beat (someone) so harshly as to remove their skin.

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When is the IBPS Clerk Mains exam scheduled for?

The IBPS Clerk Mains exam is scheduled for 7 October 2023.