Directions (1-10): For each of the words below, a contextual usage is provided. Pick the word/phrase from the alternatives that are most the appropriate substitute in the given context and mark its number as your answer.
Q1. Detonate: The warhead is set to detonate just above the target to maximise the damage.
By the time the police arrived, the victim had become hysterical.
Q3. Sententious: He tried to encourage his men with sententious rhetoric
Q4. Vigour: They set about their work with youthful vigour and enthusiasm.
Q5. Emphatic: They were emphatic about their political differences.
Q6. Tyranny: Self-expression and individuality are the greatest weapons against tyranny
Q7. Suffusion: He suffered from suffusion of blood on the brain.
Q8. Precarious: He was unable to get down from his precarious position on the rocks.
Q9. Surly- the surly receptionist told us we’d have to wait outside in the rain
Q10. Pique- A talented youngster who smashes his guitar in a fit of pique finds it magically reassembled just in time for a crucial concert.
Directions (11-15): In question given below there are three sentences. Each sentence has a pair of words/phrases that are highlighted. From the highlighted word(s)/phrase(s), select the most appropriate words(s)/phrase(s) to form correct sentences. Then below the group of sentences 5 options are given, with each option having sequence of choices either (a) or (b) and so on. Choose the option which is giving the correct sequence of the choices.
Q11. A. whole bloc/block of students got together to complain.
B. The chef placed the steak in the hot pan to sear/seer the outside.
C. the area team/teems with entrepreneurs hoping to hit upon the next big thing.
Q12. A. I strolled a discrete/ Discreet distance from her side as we entered the gardens
B. The Principle/principal thing that is lacking is sentence accent and variety in the inflection of phrases.
C. The struggle that followed was, however, destined once more to be a duel/Dual between Russia and Turkey.
Q13. A. Banging the cymbal/ Symbol loudly, the musician marched through the parade to his own beat.
B. I Prey/pray to the gods it does not force me to destroy the histories, so that someday, someone will have the strength I lack.
C. she was still maize/mazed with the drug she had taken
Q14. A. The man who essay/assayed gold was more than a technician.
B. Thousands of troup/troops of enemy soldiers have been observed approaching the capital city.
C. Somehow I get the idea that you will find it harder to be idol/idle than working.
Q15. A. He tried in vain/vein to get the whole world to be won over to liberal toleration within one or two generations.
B. “a car collided with a stationary/Stationery vehicle
C. research gives insight/incite into the theory of evolution.