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English Quizzes, for IBPS Clerk/NIACL AO Prelims 2021 – 11th September

Directions (1-10): Choose the word out of five from each question which is not the synonym of the given word.

Q1. MAUDLIN
(a) mawkish
(b) weepy
(c) drippy
(d) bathetic
(e) pragmatic

Q2. NOXIOUS
(a) corrupting
(b) sterile
(c) noisome
(d) insalubrious
(e) putrid

Q3. ONEROUS
(a) arduous
(b) cumbersome
(c) rigorous
(d) facile
(e) grueling

Q4. PAUCITY
(a) affluence
(b) paltriness
(c) sparseness
(d) meagerness
(e) fewness

Q5. PRESAGE
(a) apprehension
(b) forecast
(c) harbinger
(d) intimation
(e) hindsight

Q6. REDOUBTABLE
(a) frightened
(b) awesome
(c) illustrious
(d) valiant
(e) brave

Q7. RIFE
(a) abundant
(b) abounding
(c) scarce
(d) prevalent
(e) rampant

Q8. SEMAPHORE
(a) speech
(b) beckon
(c) gesticulate
(d) wave
(e) wink

Q9. UMBRAGE
(a) anger
(b) grudge
(c) glee
(d) miff
(e) resentment

Q10. VITRIOLIC
(a) antagonistic
(b) caustic
(c) bitter
(d) corrosive
(e) bland

Directions (11-15): Choose the word out of five from each question which is not the antonym of the given word.

Q11. ZEPHYR
(a) whirlwind
(b) pastoral
(c) soothing
(d) calm
(e) placid

Q12. VOCIFEROUS
(a) clamorous
(b) low
(c) quiet
(d) silent
(e) soft

Q13. UPBRAID
(a) approve
(b) compliment
(c) censure
(d) laud
(e) commend

Q14. TORPID
(a) active
(b) inert
(c) energetic
(d) lively
(e) quick

Q15. STOLID
(a) aware
(b) intelligent
(c) interested
(d) alert
(e) impassive

Solutions

S1. Ans.(e)
Sol. Meaning: effusively or insincerely emotional
Antonym: pragmatic; practical

S2. Ans.(b)
Sol. Meaning: injurious to physical or mental health
Antonym: sterile

S3. Ans.(d)
Sol. Meaning: not easily borne; wearing
Antonym: facile

S4. Ans.(a)
Sol. Meaning: an insufficient quantity or number
Antonym: affluence

S5. Ans.(e)
Sol. Meaning: a foreboding about what is about to happen
Antonym: hindsight

S6. Ans.(a)
Sol. Meaning: inspiring fear
Antonym: frightened

S7. Ans.(c)
Sol. Meaning: excessively abundant
Antonym: scarce

S8. Ans.(a)
Sol. Meaning: an apparatus for visual signaling
Antonym: speech

S9. Ans.(c)
Sol. Meaning: a feeling of anger caused by being offended
Antonym: glee

S10. Ans.(e)
Sol. Meaning: harsh, bitter, or malicious in tone
Antonym: bland

S11. Ans.(a)
Sol. Meaning: a slight wind; whirlwind

S12. Ans.(a)
Sol. Meaning: conspicuously and offensively loud; clamorous

S13. Ans.(c)
Sol. Meaning: express criticism towards; censure

S14. Ans.(b)
Sol. Meaning: in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation; inert

S15. Ans.(e)
Sol. Meaning: having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; impassive

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