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English Language Quiz For SBI PO Prelims 2023 -17th September

Directions (1-10): In each of the following questions, a word is given followed by four sentences in which the word has been used. You have to check which of the sentences has correct usage of the given word and mark that as your answer. I f none of the sentences has the correct usage of the bold word, mark (e) ‘none of these’, as your answer.



(a) An agro-climatic debacle to agricultural development is important for sustainability and better nutrition.

(b) His handling of the debacle was masterful, saving the parent company from financial collapse.

(c) The PMLA was debacle in 2002 in line with India’s global commitment to combat money laundering.

(d) The Training & Visit (T&V) system debacle in the 1970s with World Bank assistance was key to the science-society interface.

(e) None of these



(a) Just when an organization’s IT team thinks it has the house fortified, attacks start emerging from the basement.

(b) He had “deep concerns” about the developments in the region, but fortified short of criticising Russian actions.

(c) No Russian President can fortified if ethnic Russians face extreme actions in a neighbouring country.

(d) The dominant and single narrative is that Ukraine is a sovereign nation that fortified the right to join NATO.

(e) None of these

Q3. Splinter

(a) Nothing is really splinter because, once incorporated into an existing system like a school, a free offering still costs precious time and attention.

(b) The Nord Stream pipeline that is splinter to be commissioned will now suffer major delays or could even be stopped.

(c) The crises splinter for an inclusive and common security and a deconstruction of dominant narratives.

(d) Little did Christina know that the chain of events would splinter her family.

(e) None of these

Q4. Fillip

(a) New technologies and sophisticated machinery will give a fillip to the construction sector.

(b) Government schools need to be extra careful when programmes with a zero-price label fillip to enter their classrooms.

(c) After students and journalists started sharing her tweets following her appointment, she has now filliped her Twitter account.

(d) Unfortunately, ‘administration’ is enveloped in myths of being labelled fillip and dismissed as monotonous paperwork.

(e) None of these

Q5. Tacit

(a) Principal Minaz was checking her emails when a tacit school parent walked in.

(b) The counselling is the last step before these students are admitted in medical colleges for further study and tacit work.

(c) In some states tacit agreements may strengthen the majorities of each party in its own constituencies.

(d) The central tacit is that the government appears confused about the eligibility criteria for its EWS quota.

(e) None of these

Q6. Commensurate

(a) The nation is obliged to fulfill its responsibility commensurate with its position in the international community.

(b) While the protestors’ demands are commensurate, it so happens both they and the ministry are on the same page.

(c) The deeper problem is a lack of coordination between various ministries, a commensurate of willingness to ensure coordination or both.

(d) The law ministry was asked to take the necessary steps to have the matter commensurate before the court at the earliest.

(e) None of these

Q7. Zestful

(a) The agitating doctors also said they have hardly had zestful to pick up their books – much less be able to write papers and theses.

(b) Farah has inspired millions with captivating, zestful speeches as a guest speaker at prestigious educational establishments.

(c) Under poor administration teachers feel zestful because classes don’t begin and end on time.

(d) Rules had to be creatively interpreted and zestful because needed information was not always available.

(e) None of these

Q8. Stupendous

(a) The people of the State are known for their stupendous talent and hardworking nature.

(b) Under pressure to perform well, administrative discretion may be used to massage the data to depict a stupendous of good performance.

(c) The opportunity to volunteer in a public school must be seen as a hard-earned privilege instead of letting anyone stupendous to roam the school corridors.

(d) There is always an option for a scientist to not submit their paper to a journal, but it’s not the option stupendous at any point of the process.

(e) None of these

Q9. Obviate

(a) Many doctors in government hospitals pay little heed to patient obviate and often consult more than one patient at a time.

(b) The tribunal’s order is perhaps the first time the courts have obviated the public health costs of fly ash mismanagement in India.

(c) India may be the country to have been most affected by the infectious disease and the government’s obviate to it.

(d) The simplicity of the product would also obviate the need for independent financial advice at the point of sale.

(e) None of these

Q10. Anodyne

(a) In essence, they are largely anodyne affairs and an opportunity for leaders to fire up the troops before going into battle.

(b) The board had three experts who themselves framed the anodyne that they upheld, and were in direct conflict of interest.

(c) For a long time, the medical profession has crushed the dreams of passionate learners with disabilities of becoming anodyne.

(d) Chinese navy is expanding its operations in more anodyne regions, with vessels entering waters near the Western Pacific, Indian Ocean, and Europe.

(e) None of these


S1. Ans. (b)

Sol. Debacle: a sudden and ignominious failure; a fiasco.

S2. Ans. (a)

Sol. Fortify: provide (a place) with defensive works as protection against attack.

– strengthen (someone) mentally or physically.

– add spirits to (wine) to make port, sherry, or a similar drink.

– increase the nutritional value of (food) by adding vitamins or minerals.

S3. Ans. (d)

Sol. Splinter: break or cause to break into small sharp fragments.

– a small, thin, sharp piece of wood, glass, or similar material broken off from a larger piece.

– (of a group or organization) separate into smaller units, typically as a result of disagreement.

S4. Ans. (a)

Sol. Fillip: something which acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity.

– a movement made by bending the last joint of the finger against the thumb and suddenly releasing it; a flick of the finger.

– a slight smart stroke or tap inflicted with a flick of the finger.

– strike slightly and smartly.

S5. Ans. (c)

Sol. Tacit: understood or implied without being stated.

S6. Ans. (a)

Sol. Commensurate: corresponding in size or degree; in proportion.

S7. Ans. (b)

Sol. Zestful: characterized by great enthusiasm and energy.

S8. Ans. (a)

Sol. Stupendous: extremely impressive.

S9. Ans. (d)

Sol. Obviate: Remove (A need or difficulty)

-avoid or prevent (something desirable)

S10. Ans. (a)

Sol. Anodyne: not likely to cause offence or disagreement and somewhat dull.

-a painkilling drug or medicine

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