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English Language Quiz For SBI PO Prelims 2023 -12th September

Directions (1-10): For each of the words below, a contextual usage is provided. Pick the word/phrase from the alternatives that is most similar in meaning and can be substituted in the given context.

Q1. Batten: As the economy grows worse, investors need to batten down the hatches and prepare for tough times ahead.






Q2. Consecrate: The little company of seven determined to consecrate their union by vows.






Q3. Burly: Several burly guards bowed to Syrian and Rissa and trailed them into the street.






Q4. Inured: Does violence on television inure children to violence in real life?






Q5. Chimera: She notes that in Greek mythology, that third was known as a chimera.






Q6. Delves: The boy delved in his trouser pockets and his face fell.





(e) encourage

Q7. Covenant: The restrictive covenants of the building development prohibit the construction of buildings over 30 feet tall.






Q8. Hubris: His failure was brought on by his hubris.






Q9. Doughty: But it’s been put back together with doughty resolution, notably up on the volcanic bump of the old town






Q10. Irascible: It is a very quick and highly irascible beast and even known to turn on its pursuer.







S1. Ans.(d)

Sol. Batten-strengthen or fasten (something) with battens, a long flat strip of squared timber or metal used to hold something in place or as a fastening against a wall.

synonyms- Fix, tie, secure, bar, bolt, clamp, rail,

Antonym- let go, loosen, unfix

S2. Ans.(d)

Sol. Consecrate-make or declare (something, typically a church) sacred; dedicate formally to a religious purpose, ordain (someone) to a sacred office, typically that of bishop.

synonyms- sanctify, bless, make holy, make sacred, hallow, dedicate, devote, give (over), set aside, set apart, assign, allot, allocate,

S3. Ans.(b)

Sol. Burly-(of a person) large and strong; heavily built.

synonyms-strapping, well built, sturdy, sturdily built, powerfully built, broad-shouldered, brawny, strong, muscular,

S4. Ans.(b)

Sol. Inured-accustom (someone) to something, especially something unpleasant.

synonyms- harden, toughen, season, temper, condition, accustom, habituate, familiarize, acclimatize, adjust

S5. Ans.(a)

Sol. Chimera- a fire-breathing female monster with a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a serpent’s tail, a thing which is hoped for but is illusory or impossible to achieve.

Synonyms- illusion, fantasy, delusion, dream, fancy

S6. Ans.(b)

Sol. Delves-reach inside a receptacle and search for something.

synonyms-investigate, conduct investigations into

S7. Ans.(c)

Sol. Covenant-an agreement, a formal agreement, contract, or promise in writing, especially one undertaking to make regular payments to a charity

synonyms-undertake, give an undertaking, pledge, promise, agree, contract

S8. Ans.(a)

Sol. Hubris-excessive pride or self-confidence.

synonyms-arrogance, conceit, conceitedness, haughtiness, pride, vanity

antonyms- modesty

S9. Ans.(e)

Sol.  Doughty-brave and persistent.

synonyms-fearless, dauntless, determined, resolute, indomitable, intrepid


S10. Ans.(e)

Sol. Irascible-having or showing a tendency to be easily angered.

synonyms- irritable, quick-tempered, short-tempered, bad-tempered, ill-tempered, hot-tempered

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