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English Quizzes, For IBPS RRB PO Mains 2021 – 17th September

Directions (1-15): In each of the questions below, there is a word given in bold which is followed by five options. In each of the options, a pair of words is given which is either the pair of synonyms or antonyms or synonym & antonym of the word given in bold. Choose that pair as your answer.

Q1. ABDICATE
(a) Accept: Besiege
(b) Disown: Spurn
(c) Retire: Alcove
(d) Waive: Aver
(e) None of the Above

Q2. BABBLE
(a) Blab: Avow
(b) Chaff: Twaddle
(c) Connive: Silence
(d) Prattle: Ramble
(e) None of the Above

Q3. CAJOLE
(a) Lure: Bully
(b) Flatter: Elegy
(c) Erudite: Blandish
(d) Deplete: Devious
(e) None of the Above

Q4. DEFILE
(a) Tarnish: Forte
(b) Sanctify: Forfeit
(c) Befoul: Fret
(d) Degrade: Purify
(e) None of the Above

Q5. ENTREAT
(a) Conjure: Gild
(b) Beseech: Futile
(c) Plague: Feud
(d) Command : Demand
(e) None of the Above

Q6. FUTILE
(a) Ineffective: Induct
(b) Doomed: Irate
(c) Vain: Fruitful
(d) Both (b) and (c)
(e) None of the Above

Q7. GAMUT
(a) Sweep: Extent
(b) Livid: Nexus
(c) Spectrum: Scope
(d) Both (a) and (c)
(e) None of the Above

Q8. HERESY
(a) Dissension: Blasphemy
(b) Orthodoxy: Prodigal
(c) Idolatry: Pivotal
(d) Outlandish: Myriad
(e) None of the Above

Q9. INEPT
(a) Unfit: Rebate
(b) Undue: Pry
(c) Reasonable: Sedate
(d) Absurd: Proper
(e) None of the Above

Q10. JADED
(a) Dulled: Swerve
(b) Fagged: Snare
(c) Weary: Mellow
(d) Activated: Tacit
(e) None of the Above

Q11. LANGUISH
(a) Informal: Stride
(b) Brood: Casual
(c) Develop: Strengthen
(d) Wither: Rush
(e) None of the Above

Q12. MALICE
(a) Spleen: Accord
(b) Enmity: Grudge
(c) Sabotage: Prolong
(d) Both (b) and (c)
(e) None of the Above

Q13. ODIOUS
(a) Dreadful: Recede
(b) Agreeable: Divulgate
(c) Repellent: Charming
(d) Atrocious: Amicable
(e) None of the Above

Q14. PERKY
(a) Brisk: Maze
(b) Gloomy: Patent
(c) Jaunty: Entail
(d) Cheerful: Lethargic
(e) None of the Above

Q15. PRATTLE
(a) Chatter: Jabber
(b) Burble: Abandon
(c) Ranting: Aversion
(d) Tattling: Animosity
(e) None of the Above

Solutions

S1. Ans.(b)
Sol. Abdicate: fail to fulfill or undertake (a responsibility or duty). Disown and Spurn are both synonyms of Abdicate.

S2. Ans.(d)
Sol. Babble: talk rapidly and continuously in a foolish, excited, or incomprehensible way. Prattle and Ramble are synonyms of babble.

S3. Ans.(a)
Sol. Cajole: persuade (someone) to do something by sustained coaxing or flattery. Lure is the synonym and Bully is the antonym for Cajole.

S4. Ans.(d)
Sol. Defile: damage the purity or appearance of; mar or spoil.
Degrade is the synonym and Purify is the Antonym for Defile.

S5. Ans.(d)
Sol. Entreat: to make a request to (someone) in an earnest or urgent manner.
Command and Demand are both antonyms.

S6. Ans.(c)
Sol. Futile: incapable of producing any useful result; pointless.
Vain is the synonym and Fruitful is the antonym for Futile.

S7. Ans.(d)
Sol. Gamut: the complete range or scope of something. The options in both (a) and (c) are synonyms of Gamut.

S8. Ans.(a)
Sol. Heresy: belief or opinion contrary to orthodox religious (especially Christian) doctrine. Dissension and Blasphemy are synonyms of Heresy.

S9. Ans.(d)
Sol. Inept: having or showing no skill; clumsy. Absurd is the synonym and Proper is the antonym for Inept.

S10. Ans.(c)
Sol. Jaded: physically tired; exhausted. Weary and Mellow are synonyms of Jaded.

S11. Ans.(c)
Sol. Languish: fail to make progress or be successful. Develop and Strengthen are antonyms of Languish.

S12. Ans.(b)
Sol. Malice: the desire to harm someone; ill will. Enmity and Grudge are both synonyms of Malice.

S13. Ans.(c)
Sol. Odious: extremely unpleasant; repulsive. Repellent is the synonym and Charming is the antonym for Odious.

S14. Ans.(d)
Sol. Perky: cheerful and lively. Cheerful is the synonym and Lethargic is the antonym for Perky.

S15. Ans.(a)
Sol. Prattle: talk at length in a foolish or inconsequential way.
Both Chatter and Jabber are synonyms of Prattle.

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