Vocabulary: Test Your Basics! Quiz

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  • 1. 

    We were taken aback at the fulsome praise heaped upon his former enemy.

    • A.

      Elaborated

    • B.

      Extravagant

    • C.

      Excessive

    • D.

      Exorbitant

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Excessive
    Explanation
    The word "fulsome" in the sentence suggests that the praise given was excessive or overly abundant. It implies that the praise was more than what would be considered appropriate or necessary. Therefore, the correct answer is "excessive."

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  • 2. 

    You may think at first that it is queer to talk of having too much paper money and that money is so nice and useful that you cannot have too much of it.

    • A.

      Ridiculous

    • B.

      Absurd

    • C.

      Anomalous

    • D.

      Odd

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Anomalous
    Explanation
    The word "anomalous" means something that is abnormal or deviates from what is expected. In the given context, the statement talks about the idea of having too much paper money, which may seem strange or unusual. Therefore, "anomalous" is an appropriate word to describe this situation.

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  • 3. 

    The Government is under no obligation to offer contracts to companies that choose to flout guidelines.

    • A.

      Condemn

    • B.

      Ignore

    • C.

      Defy

    • D.

      Neglect

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    D. Neglect
    Explanation
    The given statement implies that the government is not required to provide contracts to companies that intentionally disregard or ignore the guidelines set by the government. The word "neglect" aligns with this meaning as it suggests the act of disregarding or failing to fulfill an obligation or responsibility. Therefore, "neglect" is the correct answer in this context.

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  • 4. 

    Soon he felt uncomfortable, for the coach was now moving over a rugged road.

    • A.

      Rough

    • B.

      Narrow

    • C.

      Dusty

    • D.

      Sturdy

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Dusty
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Dusty" because the sentence mentions that the coach was moving over a rugged road, which implies that there is dust in the air. This would make the person feel uncomfortable and possibly dirty.

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  • 5. 

    Indians exhibited remarkable solidarity at the time of war.

    • A.

      Coalition

    • B.

      Cooperation

    • C.

      Unification

    • D.

      Unity

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Coalition
    Explanation
    The term "coalition" refers to a temporary alliance or partnership formed by different groups or individuals to achieve a common goal. In the context of the given statement, it suggests that Indians came together and formed a temporary alliance or partnership during the time of war, showcasing their remarkable solidarity. This implies that they united and cooperated with each other, working towards a common objective. Therefore, "coalition" is the most suitable answer among the given options.

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  • 6. 

    A great statesman is actuated by love of his country.

    • A.

      Compelled

    • B.

      Induced

    • C.

      Impelled

    • D.

      Persuaded

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    D. Persuaded
    Explanation
    A great statesman is persuaded by love of his country. This means that their actions and decisions are influenced by their deep affection and commitment towards their nation. They are not compelled, induced, or impelled by any external factors, but rather driven by their genuine love for their country. Therefore, the correct answer is "Persuaded".

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  • 7. 

    The cutting curved sharply, and in the darkness the black entrance to the tunnel loomed up menacingly.

    • A.

      Harmfully

    • B.

      Imminently

    • C.

      Dangerously

    • D.

      Threateningly

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    C. Dangerously
    Explanation
    The given sentence describes a situation where the cutting (presumably a path or road) takes a sharp curve, and in the darkness, the entrance to a tunnel appears ominously. The word "dangerously" accurately conveys the sense of potential harm or risk associated with this situation. It suggests that the sharp curve and the dark tunnel entrance pose a danger to those navigating through it.

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  • 8. 

    Had he delivered his speech without a long and winding preamble, people would have understood him better.

    • A.

      Digression

    • B.

      Introduction

    • C.

      Explanation

    • D.

      Background

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    D. Background
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Background." In the given sentence, it is mentioned that if the speaker had not included a long and winding preamble in his speech, people would have understood him better. This suggests that the preamble provided some additional context or information about the topic before getting to the main point. Therefore, "Background" is the most appropriate option as it refers to the information provided before the main part of something.

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  • 9. 

    His impeccable style caught the attention of all critics.

    • A.

      Faultless

    • B.

      Inoffensive

    • C.

      Upright

    • D.

      Harmless

    • E.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Inoffensive
    Explanation
    The word "impeccable" in the sentence suggests that the person's style was flawless and perfect. The word "caught the attention of all critics" implies that the person's style was admired and appreciated. "Inoffensive" means not causing any harm or offense, which aligns with the idea of the person's style being flawless and well-received. Therefore, "inoffensive" is the correct answer as it best describes the person's impeccable style without causing any harm or offense.

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  • 10. 

    We should not look down on people who are not educated.

    • A.

      Dislike

    • B.

      Despise

    • C.

      Disown

    • D.

      Denounce

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Dislike
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Dislike" because the statement suggests that we should not have a negative opinion or judgment towards people who are not educated. "Dislike" implies a general feeling of not being fond of someone or something, without necessarily harboring strong negative emotions or actively expressing contempt or hatred. The other options, such as "Despise," "Disown," and "Denounce," all carry stronger negative connotations that go beyond simply not being educated.

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