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  • 1. 
    DIRECTIONS for questions 1 and 2: Each question below has a sentence with a word or phrase underlined. The sentence is followed by four words of which one or more could be ‘related’ to the underlined word i.e. they either mean the same or is the opposite of the underlined word. The number of the words which are unrelated to the underlined word is to be marked as your answer. Queestion: My earlier boss used to hate the use of any tautology while speaking
    • A. 

      Pleonasm

    • B. 

      Redundancy

    • C. 

      Trivia

    • D. 

      Laconism

  • 2. 
    DIRECTIONS : Each question below has a sentence with a word or phrase underlined. The sentence is followed by four words of which one or more could be ‘related’ to the underlined word i.e. they either mean the same or is the opposite of the underlined word. The number of the words which are unrelated to the underlined word is to be marked as your answer. Question: His lecherous remarks scared her – she dared not sit late in the office
    • A. 

      Lascivious

    • B. 

      Cruel

    • C. 

      Lewd

    • D. 

      Salacious

  • 3. 
    DIRECTIONS : This question has two sentences A and B. Each sentence has one word underlined which is possibly misspelt. Mark your answer as   a:  if the underlined word in statement A alone is misspelt. b: if the underlined word in statement B alone is misspelt. c: if the underlined word in statements A and B are both misspelt d: if neither statement has misspelt underlined word. A. The latest multiplex in the city has, in addition to two cinema theatres and a shopping complex, a coliseum to seat about 1000 people. B. Birthday is a happy occasion for everybody.
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 4. 
    DIRECTIONS : In the question given below, a word with its meaning and usage is given. Select the word that is inappropriate as a replacement for the word in the main sentence. Question:Caustic: Her caustic remarks ate into my friend’s spirit.
    • A. 

      Sarcastic

    • B. 

      Vitriolic

    • C. 

      Euphemistic

    • D. 

      Bitter

  • 5. 
    DIRECTIONS : In each question, the word at the top of the options is used in four different ways, numbered 1 to 4. Choose the option in which the usage of the word is incorrect or inappropriate. Question: Shadow
    • A. 

      The children were having fun chasing each other’s shadow

    • B. 

      Though I tried hard, her work put mine in the shadow

    • C. 

      People live under the shadow of fear in a military regime

    • D. 

      I knew beyond a shadow of doubt that he was lying

  • 6. 
    DIRECTIONS: In each question, the word at the top of the options is used in four different ways, numbered 1 to 4. Choose the option in which the usage of the word is incorrect or inappropriate. Question: Pedestrian
    • A. 

      This latest novel is a pedestrian story about spies

    • B. 

      The exam paper is not pedestrian but difficult

    • C. 

      This is the pedestrian highway

    • D. 

      Every week, we are forced to listen to a pedestrian lecture

  • 7. 
    DIRECTIONS for questions 7 to 14: Which word in the sentence below that is incorrectly used? Question: John Grisham demonstrates outstanding brilliance in his writings with every detail in the plot of the novel written with such precision and succinct.
    • A. 

      Brilliance

    • B. 

      Writings

    • C. 

      Precision

    • D. 

      Succinct

  • 8. 
    DIRECTIONS : Which word in the sentence below that is incorrectly used? Question: The residents of the state capitol protested the development plans
    • A. 

      Residents

    • B. 

      Capitol

    • C. 

      Protested

    • D. 

      Plans

  • 9. 
    DIRECTIONS : Which word in the sentence below that is incorrectly used? Question: I just saw a boy that was wearing a yellow banana costume
    • A. 

      Just

    • B. 

      Wearing

    • C. 

      That

    • D. 

      Banana

  • 10. 
    DIRECTIONS : Which word in the sentence below that is incorrectly used? Question: The judge used his absolute powers and then let the thief off with a reprimand
    • A. 

      Absolute

    • B. 

      Off

    • C. 

      Reprimand

    • D. 

      Powers

  • 11. 
    DIRECTIONS : Which word in the sentence below that is incorrectly used? Question: The acrid  water of the high Rocky Mountains was perfect for the brewer’s purposes
    • A. 

      High

    • B. 

      Purposes

    • C. 

      Mountains

    • D. 

      Acrid

  • 12. 
    DIRECTIONS : Which word in the sentence below that is incorrectly used? Question: When the Sharma family moved away, their beautiful gardens began to adulate from lack of care
    • A. 

      Moved

    • B. 

      Their

    • C. 

      Adulate

    • D. 

      Lack

  • 13. 
    DIRECTIONS : Which word in the sentence below that is incorrectly used? Question: The disembark gingerbread man skips through the pages with glee, until he meets his demise in the end.
    • A. 

      Disembark

    • B. 

      Skips

    • C. 

      With

    • D. 

      Demise

  • 14. 
    DIRECTIONS : Which word in the sentence below that is incorrectly used? Question: In the end, however, all the stealth and strategy were for naught, as the young publicity agent couldn’t keep the secret
    • A. 

      Stealth

    • B. 

      Strategy

    • C. 

      However

    • D. 

      Naught

  • 15. 
    DIRECTIONS : For each of the words below a context is provided. From the alternatives given, tick the word or phrase that is closest in meaning in the given context. Questions: Attrition: The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has realized the terrible attrition of a continued war against state
    • A. 

      Price

    • B. 

      Consequence

    • C. 

      Abrasion

    • D. 

      Harassment

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