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1. The world of cricket fans was in the dark till the disclosure of the CBI report.
A) innocent      B) ignorant   C) happy          D) unhappy

Ans: ignorant

2. The journalist found himself in deep waters as he tried to probe into political issues.
A) in trouble   B) in distress      C) in isolation      D) attacked by critics

Ans: in trouble

3. As the professor dwelt too much on his personal life, his lecture became boring.
A) spent too much time      B) worried too much
C) wasted too much      D) discussed too much

Ans: spent too much time

4. Mrs Paul brought home the bacon to sustain her family
A) earn necessary money           B) make only required amount
C) borrowed for essentials          D) to achieve something successfully

Ans: earn necessary money

5. An upholder of truth never hesitates to call a spade a spade.
A) to criticise    B) to speak frankly
C) to imitate      D) to discuss openly

Ans: to speak frankly

6. The eyewitness could not pin down the incident when asked by the police.
A) describe exactly          B) narrate
C) elucidate           D) answer about

Ans: describe exactly

7. The politician accused of corruption called for a public meeting to clear the airs about his actions.
A) to flaunt            B) to propagate
C) get rid of suspicion         D) to influence

Ans: get rid of suspicion

8. The citizens who were trying to curry favour with the new officer soon realised it was of no use.
A) to play tricks           B) to avoid meeting
C) to extend friendly terms    D) win favour by flattery

Ans: win favour by flattery

9. There have been several warnings by the government that there's a hardcore criminal on the loose in the city.
A) rampant       B) dashing      C) escaped           D) enigmatic

Ans: escaped

10. The two countries have been at daggers drawn for years over nuclear disarmament.
A) opposing          B) in bitter enmity
C) fighting            D) waging wars

Ans: in bitter enmity

11. As both the parties were equally responsible for the damage, they settled the bill fair and

A) partially     B) exactly or fairly
C) intellectually             D) certainly

Ans: exactly or fairly

12. The project proved to be a grand success,even though there were teething troubles.

A) deep-rooted troubles            B) obstacles
C) initial difficulties                 D) differences

Ans: initial difficulties

13. The Income Tax department seized the property of all those who accumulated wealth through ill-gotten gains.
A) money obtained through dishonesty
B) illegal means               C) ancestry              D) theft

Ans: money obtained through dishonesty

14. With the best of our batsmen injured, it was a foregone conclusion that the other team would win the match.
A) obvious result               B) assumed
C) understood                  D) compelling

Ans: obvious result

15. When I borrowed a large sum of money from my friend, we simply came to a gentleman's
- neither he nor I had to sign any document.
A) an unwritten agreement           B) casual agreement         
C) urgent agreement                   D) round about agreement

Ans: an unwritten agreement

16. The young manager took the responsibility of settling the dispute of agitating workers as he was regarded as having the common touch.
A) encouragement of all classes               B) support of all groups
C) hold over workers                  D) being accepted and liked by all types of  classes

Ans: being accepted and liked by all types of  classes

17. This reshuffling of party positions is only a straw in the wind as there are definitely going to be major policy changes ahead.
A) an incident that indicates how a future situation might develop
B) a matter of negligible concern
C) an action that instigates violence among employees
D) a policy to contain no further implication

Ans: an incident that indicates how a future situation might develop

18. The CBI had to do a lot of spadework over the issue before they could submit the final report.
A) secret enquiry                B) preliminary work
C) verify many issues               D) gather many pieces of information

Ans: preliminary work

19. The repeated requests by the teacher to maintain silence in the class fell on deaf ears.
A) was overheard            B) was not tolerated
C) was ruled out             D) was ignored

Ans: was ignored

20. Though the members of the team agree basically on most of the things, there are a
few matters that they don't see eye to eye.
A) have the same opinion              B) have clear vision
C) seem to appear true          D) with confrontation

Ans:  have the same opinion

21. The student is intelligent but he loses his rank because he is bone-idle.
A) extremely lazy               B) very weak
C) paranoid                        D) fantasizing

Ans: extremely lazy

22. I have been racking my brains all day to remember the name of the institution that offers the desired course.
A) getting deeply involved         B) think hard to remember something
C) identifying different things        D) anxious

Ans: think hard to remember something

23. All new entrants were asked to wade through the legal formalities before signing the contract.
A) go through something long and difficult
B) give consent to             C) to sign on
D) be active and enthusiastic

Ans: go through something long and difficult

24. The players understood there was no point arguing the toss now as the participants of the team were already short-listed.
A) discuss vigorously about something that cannot be changed
B) claiming or defending something
C) involve in unnecessary arguments
D) in making others to come to a quick decision

Ans: discuss vigorously about something that cannot be changed

25. My parents raised hell when I told them that I had decided to discontinue my studies.
A) protested angrily             B) shouted loudly
C) created panic                  D) underwent trauma

Ans: protested angrily

26. Our teacher will throw a fit when she sees our performance in the examination.
A) admonish          B) punish cruelly
C) become serious            D) become extremely angry

Ans: become extremely angry

27. The rank and file in the medical department were surprised by the sudden visit of the health minister.
A) the ignorant          B) the experts
C) ordinary people without any special position in an organisation
D) the departmental heads

Ans: ordinary people without any special position in an organisation

28. The change of management left the employees with a Hobson's choice – a resignation or forcibly adjusting with the new rules.
A) a situation where there is no choice        B) danger and risk
C) indecisiveness           D) variety of choices

Ans: a situation where there is no choice

29. Although he was innocent, the affair put him under a cloud till the case was proved.
A) behind the bars             B) under suspicion
C) into bad reputation           D) in deep unrest

Ans: under suspicion

30. He is very intelligent and never allows anyone to take him in in any matter.
A) detract from          B) trick him
C) override him        D) compete with him

Ans: trick him

31. The earthquake in Gujarat followed by the communal strife has brought business to a

A) destroyed            B) revived
C) caused to stop       D) made profitable

Ans: caused to stop

32. In times of inflation, the daily wage earners find it difficult to keep body and soul together.
A) to find a job        B) to maintain bare existence
C) to make profit       D) to save money

Ans: to maintain bare existence

33. Unless bad habits are nipped in the bud, they become insurmountable.
A) allowed to grow        B) demolished
C) multiplied           D) destroyed at an early stage

Ans: destroyed at an early stage

34. As he is a known gossiper, what he says must be taken with a grain of salt.
A) believed with reservation        B) believed completely
C) disbelieved                 D) supported

Ans: believed with reservation

35. His friends gave him the cold shoulder when he lost all his wealth in gambling.
A) refused to talk          B) helped
C) treated coldly       D) treated warmly

Ans: treated coldly 

36. He was cut to the quick when he learnt that his faithful servant had betrayed him for money.
A) wounded in feeling         B) angered
C) pleased          D) bitter

Ans: wounded in feeling 

37. He began to give himself airs after he returned from his stint abroad.
A) be generous          B) be arrogant
C) be offensive         D) be helpful

Ans:  be arrogant

38. Newspapers often bring to light the corrupt practices of politicians.
A) reveal              B) hide
C) criticize             D) ignore

Ans: reveal

39. Within two years of his father's death, he had made ducks and drakes of his large inheritance.
A) invested wisely             B) distributed generously
C) multiplied              D) spent foolishly

Ans: spent foolishly

40. In times of depression businessmen have to struggle to keep their heads above water.
A) make profit           B) find employees
C) avoid bankruptcy        D) develop

Ans: avoid bankruptcy

Some verbal idioms

abide by: remain faithful to, adhere to.
e.g.: One must abide by the law.

* account for : give an explanation of
e.g.: You have to account for the number of years that I have put in the organization.

* answer for: take the responsibility of.
e.g.: I cannot answer for my brother's mistakes.

* ask after: enquire about one's health.
e.g.: She asked after my grandfather's health.

* ask out: invite
e.g.: The Patels have asked us out for dinner.

* bear the brunt: bear the main burden.
e.g.: I had to bear the brunt of his verbal attack.

* bear a grudge: to continue to feel angry or unfriendly for something done in the past.
e.g.: I bear a grudge against him for not taking me into confidence.

* break the news: announce
e.g.: Everyone clapped when he broke the news of his marriage.

Posted Date : 01-05-2022

గమనిక : ప్రతిభ.ఈనాడు.నెట్‌లో కనిపించే వ్యాపార ప్రకటనలు వివిధ దేశాల్లోని వ్యాపారులు, సంస్థల నుంచి వస్తాయి. మరి కొన్ని ప్రకటనలు పాఠకుల అభిరుచి మేరకు కృత్రిమ మేధస్సు సాంకేతికత సాయంతో ప్రదర్శితమవుతుంటాయి. ఆ ప్రకటనల్లోని ఉత్పత్తులను లేదా సేవలను పాఠకులు స్వయంగా విచారించుకొని, జాగ్రత్తగా పరిశీలించి కొనుక్కోవాలి లేదా వినియోగించుకోవాలి. వాటి నాణ్యత లేదా లోపాలతో ఈనాడు యాజమాన్యానికి ఎలాంటి సంబంధం లేదు. ఈ విషయంలో ఉత్తర ప్రత్యుత్తరాలకు, ఈ-మెయిల్స్ కి, ఇంకా ఇతర రూపాల్లో సమాచార మార్పిడికి తావు లేదు. ఫిర్యాదులు స్వీకరించడం కుదరదు. పాఠకులు గమనించి, సహకరించాలని మనవి.



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