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English Language Quiz For SBI PO Prelims 2023 -16th September

Directions (1-10): In each of the following questions, a sentence is given with a blank followed by five words. Choose the most suitable word to fill in the blank and make the sentence contextually meaningful and grammatically correct in each case.

Q1. Prepare to expect the unexpected as each episode sets out to _______________ the brain and tickle the funny bone.
(a) Sultry
(b) Pinion
(c) Retinue
(d) Spook
(e) Imbibe

Q2. The brothers ended their _______________ relationship with the corporate giant in a mutual agreement just hours ago.
(a) Exploitation
(b) Ignominious
(c) Tumultuous
(d) Amicability
(e) Onset

Q3. Overexpansion has its consequences, but the company should have been able to curb the current extreme level of _______________ .
(a) Impetus
(b) Imposition
(c) Auspices
(d) Sonorous
(e) Fallout

Q4. After flying a little way out, he brought the ship about and slowed to the lowest _______________ setting.
(a) Inscrutable
(b) Tenacious
(c) Throttle
(d) Thrall
(e) Disconsolate

Q5. Police say they are winning the war against violent drunks who cause _______________ in the West End of the city at weekends.
(a) Mayhem
(b) Extol
(c) Fraught
(d) Inculcate
(e) Nettle

Q6. The developments in Afghanistan will have wider _______________ to the Central Asia region, particularly the possible growth in international terrorism.
(a) Cavaliers
(b) Banters
(c) Ramifications
(d) Blusters
(e) Retainers

Q7. Anyone who violates the rule is liable to lawsuits or may even _______________ his or her position.
(a) Encumber
(b) Uncouth
(c) Petulant
(d) Jeopardize
(e) Expiate

Q8. The ads are geared to _______________ voter emotions and fears to hammer a candidate on a controversial issue.
(a) Seethe
(b) Stoke
(c) Scrutinize
(d) Execrate
(e) Pique

Q9. The Government suffered a/an _______________ in the local and European elections because of the ailing health service.
(a) Demoralize
(b) Convalesce
(c) Alacrity
(d) Waive
(e) Backlash

Q10. A firmer currency would make it cheaper for the country to _______________ oil reserves and other commodities.
(a) Sate
(b) Amass
(c) Ravel
(d) Infest
(e) Actuate


S1. Ans. (d)
Sol. Imbibe: take in liquids
Retinue: the group following and attending to some important person
Pinion: restrain or bind
Sultry: characterized by oppressive heat and humidity
Spook: frighten; unnerve
S2. Ans. (c)
Sol. Exploitation: an act that victimizes someone
Ignominious: deserving or bringing disgrace or shame
Tumultuous: excited, confused, or disorderly.
Amicable: characterized by friendship and good will
Onset: the beginning or early stages

S3. Ans. (e)
Sol. Impetus: a force that makes something happen
Imposition: an uncalled-for burden
Auspices: kindly endorsement and guidance
Sonorous: full and loud and deep
Fallout: the adverse results of a situation or action
S4. Ans. (c)
Sol. Inscrutable: difficult or impossible to understand
Tenacious: stubbornly unyielding
Throttle: a device controlling the flow of fuel or power to an engine.
Thrall: the state of being under the control of another person
Disconsolate: sad beyond comforting; incapable of being soothed

S5. Ans. (a)
Sol. Mayhem: violent or extreme disorder; chaos.
Extol: Praise, glorify or honor
Fraught: Filled with or attended with
Inculcate: teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions
Nettle: disturb, especially by minor irritations

S6. Ans. (c)
Sol. Ramifications: a complex or unwelcome consequence of an action or event.
Cavaliers: a horseman, especially a cavalryman.
Banters: exchange remarks in a good-humoured teasing way.
Blusters: talk in a loud, aggressive, or indignant way with little effect.
Retainers: a thing that holds something in place.

S7. Ans. (d)
Sol. Encumber: hold back, impede, or weigh down
Uncouth: lacking refinement or cultivation or taste
Petulant: easily irritated or annoyed
Jeopardize: put (someone or something) into a situation in which there is a danger of loss, harm, or failure.
Expiate: make amends for

S8. Ans. (b)
Sol. Seethe: be in an agitated emotional state
Stoke: encourage or incite (a strong emotion or tendency).
Scrutinize: look at critically or searchingly, or in minute detail
Execrate: curse or declare to be evil or anathema
Pique: sudden outburst of anger

S9. Ans. (e)
Sol. Demoralize: lower someone’s spirits; make downhearted
Convalesce: get over an illness or shock
Alacrity: liveliness and eagerness
Waive: do without or cease to hold or adhere to
Backlash: a strong negative reaction by a large number of people, especially to a social or political development.

S10. Ans. (b)
Sol. Amass: gather together or accumulate (a large amount or number of material or things) over a period of time.
Sate: fill to contentment
Ravel: disentangle or separate out
Infest: occupy in large numbers or live on a host
Actuate: give an incentive for doing something

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