English Quiz for NDA & Other Defence Exams: 13th April

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Direction (1-10): Each of the following sentences has a black space and four words are given below it. Select the word you consider most appropriate for the blank space.

Q1. Best friends have a deep ____________ which is often inexplicable to others.
(a) camaraderie
(b) bland
(c) veneer
(d) facade

Q2. After receiving a windfall, the foolish man showed his ____________ by spending every dime on frivolous purchases.
(a) liturgy
(b) fatuity
(c) sagacity
(d) custom

Q3. The new comer was quickly promoted when his employers saw how ______________ he was.
(a) indigent
(b) indifferent
(c) assiduous
(d) lethargic

Q4. She did it ______________ her will.
(a) beyond
(b) against
(c) contrary
(d) oppose

Q5. A good teacher should __________ responses from the students.
(a) elicit
(b) provoke
(c) command
(d) infer

Q6. William Shakespeare is also famous for his ___________wit.
(a) natty
(b) nondescript
(c) morbid
(d) mordant    
Q7. I am still paying off debts _________during the marriage of my daughter.
(a) accrued
(b) occurred
(c) tedium
(d) piled

Q8. The separate details ____________ to form a single body of scientific thought.
(a) coalesce
(b) raiment
(c) largesse
(d) megalith

Q9. Because I wanted to ____________ my favourite actor at the movie premiere, I stood outside in the rain for seven hours.
(a) forage
(b) starry
(c) descry
(d) impute

Q10. He was ____________ at being excluded from the meeting.
(a) vanguard
(b) peeved
(c) upfront
(d) savant
S1. Ans.(a)
Sol. Camaraderie: Mutual trust & friendship among people who spend a lot of time together.
Bland: Lacking strong features or characteristics and therefore uninteresting.
Hence option A is the correct choice.

S2. Ans.(b)
Sol. Fatuity: Pointless foolishness and stupidity.
Hence option B is the correct choice.

S3. Ans.(c)
Sol. Assiduous: one who works hard or does things very thoroughly.
Hence option C is the correct choice.

S4. Ans.(b)
Sol. Option B is the correct choice.

S5. Ans.(a)
Sol. Elicit: evoke or draw out (a reaction, answer, or fact) from someone.
Hence option A is the correct choice.

S6. Ans.(d)
Sol. Mordant: (especially of humor) having or showing a sharp or critical quality; biting.
Hence option D is the correct choice.

S7. Ans.(a)
Sol. Accrue: accumulate or receive (payments or benefits) over time.
Hence option A is the correct choice.

S8. Ans.(a)
Sol. Coalesce: Come together to from one mass or whole.
Hence option A is the correct choice.

S9. Ans.(c)
Sol. Descry: Catch sight of.
Hence option C is the correct choice.

S10. Ans.(b)
Sol. Peeved: Aroused to impatience or anger.
Hence option B is the correct choice.


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