English Practice Questions For Syndicate and Canara Bank PO 2017

Dear Aspirants,

This section can be easy as pie if your basics are clear. Sometimes, even those who can communicate very well in English, fail to perform to the best of their ability in the banking exams. So, instead of boiling the ocean, try building up a strong vocabulary, an effective knowledge of grammar, and efficient comprehension skills so as to be on the ball to face this particular section. Here is a quiz being provided by Adda247 to let you practice the best of latest pattern English Questions.

Directions (1-15): 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.  Spate: A spate of books on the subject have come out recently.
(a) classic
(b) burden
(c) rough
(d) series
(e) dredge

Q2. Welter: We need to sort through the welter of data we have collected. 
(a) plenty
(b) alarming
(c) jumbled
(d) fraternity
(e) piled

Q3. Cornucopia: The book includes a cornucopia of wonderful stories.
(a) waste
(b) disrespect
(c) rareness
(d) plenty
(e) scarcity

Q4. Knavery: Other cities may let such things go, but we don’t stand for any such knavery here
(a) people
(b) dishonesty
(c) rules
(d) market
(e) boon

Q5.  Embellished: White walls are embellished with black grass wallpaper and surface details are defined in marble, natural stone and tiles
(a) place
(b) cover
(c) mar
(d) decorate
(e) revealed

Q6. Cogitating: With a frustrated sigh, he sat back and cogitated, going over his various options.
(a) sober
(b) contemplate
(c) sobbing
(d) undeniably
(e) resurrecting

Q7. Sprinkles : We joined the party, and we all ate sliced fresh tomatoes drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with chunky sea salt’
(a) enervate
(b) ransacked
(c) shower
(d) casuistry
(e) revile

Q8. Flutter: The news of her resignation caused quite a flutter. 
(a) confusing
(b) steady
(c) vicissitude
(d) waft
(e) verdant

Q9.  Crumbling: She was extremely depressed after her marriage crumbled.
(a) yore
(b) disintegrated
(c) umbrage
(d) yoke
(e) vacuous

Q10.  Fractious: The youngest children get fractious and older family members get irritable trying to keep the peace

Q11. Surly- the surly receptionist told us we’d have to wait outside in the rain
(a) common
(b) trend
(c) extent
(d) sulky
(e) plan

Q12. Pique- A talented youngster who smashes his guitar in a fit of pique finds it magically reassembled just in time for a crucial concert.
(a) priority
(b) major
(c) resentment
(d) outdoor
(e) factor

Q13. Footloose: When she was 20, she was footloose and fancy-free, with no family or serious career to tie her down.
(a) pledged
(b) immured
(c) easygoing
(d) manacled
(e) attached

Q14. Enervate: A lifetime of working in dreary jobs had enervated his very soul
(a) assist
(b) weary
(c) refresh
(d) animate
(e) mobilize

Q15. Quaint: The writer talks about the quaint customs of the natives.
(a) prosaic
(b) grave
(c) attractive
(d) predictable
(e) standard

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