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English Quizzes For ESIC- UDC, Steno, MTS Prelims 2022: 28th January – Vocabulary

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TOPIC: Vocabulary


Directions (1-7): In each of the following questions,
a word is given followed by five options. Find the word which is most similar
in meaning with the given word and mark that as your answer.



(a) Craven

(b) Vestige

(c) Plumb

(d) Maxim

(e) Reticent



(a) Deign

(b) Amiable

(c) Capricious

(d) Chaff

(e) Innate




(a) Wrangle

(b) Emulate

(c) Corroborate

(d) Equivocate

(e) Capitulate




(a) Affable

(b) Interminable

(c) Foreboding

(d) Rend

(e) Exhaust




(a) Evocative

(b) Stint

(c) Fresco

(d) Dutiful

(e) Parity




(a) Audacious

(b) Construe

(c) Ford

(d) Petulant

(e) Repast




(a) Barren

(b) Pallid

(c) Fertile

(d) Chagrin

(e) Obtrude


Directions (8-15): In each of the following questions,
a word is given followed by five options. Find the word which is most opposite
in meaning with the given word and mark that as your answer.



(a) Withdrawal

(b) Leaving

(c) Evacuation

(d) Migration

(e) Influx




(a) Mien

(b) Intrepid

(c) Sate

(d) Patrician

(e) Infest




(a) Patronize

(b) Teem

(c) Estrange

(d) Serene

(e) Warble



(a) Docile

(b) Erode

(c) Quake

(d) Canto

(e) Unaffected




(a) Raiment

(b) Impoverished

(c) Seemly

(d) Fitful

(e) Affluent




(a) Insolent

(b) Meek

(c) Propensity

(d) Chide

(e) Espouse




(a) Furnish

(b) Exaggerate

(c) Decorate

(d) Adorn

(e) Deface  




(a) Apex

(b) Summit

(c) Pinnacle

(d) Nadir

(e) Crest


S1. Ans. (d)

Sol. Aphorism: a pithy observation which contains a
general truth.

Maxim: a short, pithy statement expressing a general
truth or rule of conduct.

Craven: lacking even the rudiments of courage;
abjectly fearful

Vestige: an indication that something has been present

Plumb: examine thoroughly and in great depth

Reticent: not inclined to talk or provide information

S2. Ans. (b)

Sol. Genial: friendly and cheerful.

Amiable: having or displaying a friendly and pleasant

Innate: not established by conditioning or learning

Deign: do something that one considers to be below
one’s dignity

Capricious: so great in size, force, or extent as to
elicit awe

Chaff: material consisting of seed coverings and
pieces of stem

S3. Ans. (d)

Sol. Prevaricate: speak or act in an evasive way.

Wrangle: quarrel noisily, angrily, or disruptively

Emulate: match or surpass (a person or achievement),
typically by imitation.

Corroborate: confirm or give support to (a statement,
theory, or finding).

Equivocate: use ambiguous language so as to conceal
the truth or avoid committing oneself.

Capitulate: cease to resist an opponent or an
unwelcome demand; yield.

S4. Ans. (e)

Sol. Enervate: make (someone) feel drained of energy
or vitality.

Exhaust: make (someone) feel very tired.

Affable: diffusing warmth and friendliness

Interminable: tiresomely long; seemingly without end

Foreboding: a feeling of evil to come

Rend: tear or be torn violently

S5. Ans. (a)

Sol. Redolent: strongly reminiscent or suggestive of.

Evocative: bringing strong images, memories, or
feelings to mind.

Stint: An unbroken period of time during which you do

Fresco: A mural done with watercolor on wet plaster

Dutiful:  Willingly
obedient out of a sense of respect

Parity: Functional equality

S6. Ans. (d)

Sol. Querulous: complaining in a rather petulant or
whining manner.

Petulant: (of a person or their
manner) childishly sulky or bad-tempered.

Audacious: Disposed to venture or take risks

Construe: Make sense of; assign a meaning to

Ford: Cross a river where it’s shallow

Repast: The food served and eaten at one time.

S7. Ans. (c)

Sol. Fecund: producing or capable of producing an
abundance of offspring or new growth; highly fertile.

Pallid: Lacking in vitality or interest or

Chagrin: Strong feelings of embarrassment

Obtrude: thrust oneself in as if by force.

S8. Ans. (e)

Sol. Exodus: a mass departure of people

Withdrawal: the action of withdrawing something.

Leaving: Go away from

Influx: an arrival or entry of large numbers of people
or things.

Migration: seasonal movement of animals from one
region to another.

Evacuation: The action of evacuating a person or a

S9. Ans. (b)

Sol. Timorous: showing or suffering from nervousness
or a lack of confidence.

Intrepid: fearless; adventurous (often used for
rhetorical or humorous effect).

Mien: a person’s appearance, manner, or demeanor

Sate: fill to contentment

Patrician: characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy

Infest: occupy in large numbers or live on a host

S10. Ans. (d)

Sol. Bedlam: a scene of uproar and confusion.

Serene: calm, peaceful, and untroubled; tranquil.
Warble: sing or play with trills

Estrange: Arouse hostility or indifference in

Teem: Be full or abuzz with

Patronize: treat condescendingly

S11. Ans. (c)

Sol. Brazen: bold and without shame.

Quake: shake or shudder with fear.
Erode: Become ground down or deteriorate

Unaffected: Free of artificiality; sincere and genuine

Canto: A major division of a long poem

Docile: Easily handled or managed

S12. Ans. (e)

Sol. Destitute: extremely poor and lacking the means
to provide for oneself.

Affluent: (especially of a group or area) having a
great deal of money; wealthy.

Fitful: occurring in spells and often abruptly

Seemly: according with custom or propriety

Impoverished: (of a person or area) made poor.

Raiment: especially fine or decorative clothing

S13. Ans. (b)

Sol. Saucy: cheeky or impertinent.

Impertinent: not showing proper respect; rude.

Meek: quiet, gentle, and easily imposed on;

Insolent: showing a rude and arrogant lack of respect.

Propensity: an inclination to do something

Chide: scold or reprimand severely or angrily

Espouse: Choose and follow a theory, idea, policy,

S14. Ans. (e)

Sol. Embellish: make (something) more attractive by
the addition of decorative details or features.

Deface: spoil the surface or appearance of
(something), for example by drawing or writing on it.

Furnish: be a source of; provide.

Exaggerate: represent (something) as being larger,
better, or worse than it really is.

Decorate: make (something) look more attractive by
adding extra items or images to it.

Adorn: make more beautiful or attractive.

S15. Ans. (d)

Sol. Nadir: the lowest or most unsuccessful point in a

Vertex: the highest point; the top or apex.

Apex: the top or highest part of something, especially
one forming a point.

Summit:  the
highest point of a hill or mountain.

Pinnacle: the most successful point; the culmination.

Crest: a comb or tuft of feathers, fur, or skin on the
head of a bird or other animal.

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