English Quiz for NDA & Other Defence Exams: 28th March

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Directions (1-10): Each of the following questions consists of a word in capital letters, followed by four words or group of words. Select the word that is farthest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

(a) Sumptuous
(b) Relevant
(c) Sporadic
(d) Genuine

(a) Wealth
(b) Antipathy
(c) Presentable
(d) Soothing

(a) Costly
(b) Decrepit
(c) Derelict
(d) Renovated

(a) Barren
(b) Green
(c) Beautiful
(d) Leafy

(a) Awful
(b) Mechanical
(c) Meaningless
(d) Unsentimental

(a) Comfort
(b) Slyness
(c) Fright
(d) Nervousness

(a) Premeditate
(b) Unite
(c) Explain
(d) Accept

(a) Repose
(b) Unofficial
(c) Indifferent
(d) Attached

(a) Coarse
(b) Modest
(c) Niggardly
(d) Courteous

(a) Dirty
(b) Sleepy
(c) Clean
(d) Fragrant

S1. Ans.(d)
Sol. Spurious: not being what it purports to be; false or fake.
Genuine: truly what something is said to be; authentic.
Hence option D is the correct antonym.

S2. Ans.(a)
Sol. Penury: the state of being very poor; extreme poverty.
Wealth: an abundance of valuable possessions or money.
Hence option A is the correct antonym.

S3. Ans.(d)
Sol. Dilapidated: (of a building or object) in a state of disrepair or ruin as a result of age or neglect.
Hence option D is the correct antonym.

S4. Ans.(a)
Sol. Verdant: green with grass or other rich vegetation.
Hence option A is the correct antonym.

S5. Ans.(a)
Sol. Marvellous: extremely good or pleasing; splendid.
Awful: very bad or unpleasant.
Hence option A is the correct antonym.

S6. Ans.(a)
Sol. Vexation: the state of being annoyed, frustrated, or worried.
Comfort: the easing or alleviation of a person's feelings of grief or distress.
Hence option A is the correct antonym.

S7. Ans.(d)
Sol. Repudiate: refuse to accept; reject.
Hence option D is the correct antonym.

S8. Ans.(c) 
Sol. Officious: too eager to tell people what to do and having too high an opinion of your own importance.
Indifferent: showing no concern in attitude or action.
Hence option C is the correct antonym.

S9. Ans.(d)
Sol. Churlish:  rude in a mean-spirited and surly way.
Courteous: polite, respectful, or considerate in manner.
Hence option D is the correct antonym.

S10. Ans.(d)
Sol. Noisome: having an extremely offensive smell.
Fragrant: having a pleasant or sweet smell.
Hence option D is the correct antonym.


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