1. Inspite of ........ reforms, American agriculture has not shown remarkable progress.
A) adulation B) arduous C) agrarian D) acumen
2. The saint gave him an ........ to ward off the evil.
A) amulet B) alimony C) adage D) amplify
3. The policy of appeasing everybody in life ........ against one’s own interests.
A) manifest B) militates C) manifold D) mandate
4. Only ........ players can withstand the stress and strain of sports in modern times.
A) robust B) renounce C) ruthless D) retard
5. The ship was ........ when it collided with an invisible rock in the sea.
A) tainted B) wreaked C) wrecked D) estranged
6. The writer seems to have ........ his anger at the injustice done to him in his latest novel.
A) vented B) razed C) rectified D) relinquish
7. There is no person in the world who can claim to have ........ character.
A) fictitious B) impeccable C) heinous D) surruptitious
8. The natural calamities are manifestation of divine ........ and scourge.
A) recrimination B) ramification C) wrath D) harbinger
9. It is a pity that our political leaders are not ........ with the spirit of nationalism.
A) imbued B) intrinsic C) fickle D) erroneous
10. We should not ........ anyone for his poverty.
A) daunt B) divulge C) extort D) despise
11. The writers generally ........ their style by the use of unnecessary imagery.
A) embellish B) fray C) decoy D) covert
12. Poets are born with ........ talent for writing poetry.
A) inept B) inapt C) innate D) indigent
13. The ........ atmosphere of the hill station had a salutary effect on his mind and body.
A) placid B) perennial C) pungent D) unbridled
14. My brother always maintains ........ fund to meet with unforeseen expenses.
A) cryptic B) meticulous C) myriad D) contingency
15. Sushmitha is always depicted as a ........ of ideal woman.
A) penury B) paucity C) paragon D) posterity
16. On the birthday of the Chief Minister, he granted ........ to the prisoners.
A) tacit B) surmise C) biennial D) amnesty
17. The Central Government is thinking of ........ of import duty on medicines.
A) venting B) wrecking C) waiving D) wilting
18. The city was ........ to ground by constant shelling from across the border.
A) robust B) reprieve C) razed D) relinquished
19. At present there is ........ in the talks of Russia and Ukraine.
A) heretic B) grasp C) harbinger D) impasse
20. Nikhil was feeling ........ because of the weather in the afternoon.
A) huddled B) hoaxed C) Heinous D) indolent
21. It is the duty of every government to ........ the sufferings of humanity.
A) monotony B) mitigate C) moot D) militate
22. The lion was in the ........ when the hunter arrived.
A) lair B) iieu C) loathe D) kiosk
23. Inspite of reeling under heavy debt Mr.Rahul was a ........ character.
A) kernel B) jocund C) mammoth D) knave
24. Every member of the family showered ........ on his success.
A) errand B) encomium C) endemic D) fete
25. Yamini was ........ by her husband into bringing money from her parents.
A) defiled B) caviled C) coerced D) dired
1. Agrarian: relating to cultivated land or the cultivation of land.
Adulation: excessive admiration
Acumen: the ability to make good judgements and make quick decisions.
2. Amulet: an ornament or small piece of jewellery thought to give protection against evil, danger or disease
Alimony: financial support that a person is ordered by a court to give to their spouse during separation or following
Adage: a proverb
Amplify: enlarge upon.
3. Militates: conclusive factor in preventing.
Manifest: obvious to the eye
Mandate: give authority to act in a certain way.
4. Robust: strong and healthy
Renounce: refuse to continue to recognize
Ruthless: showing no pity
Retard: hold back in terms of progress
5. Wreck: destroy
Wreak: cause a large amount of damage or harm
Estranged: no longer close or affectionate to someone
6. Vented: give free expression to (a strong emotion)
Razed: destroy completely
7. Impeccable: faultless
Surruptitious: kept secret
8. Wrath: extreme anger
Recrimination: an accusation in response to one from someone else
Ramification: unwelcome consequence of an action
Harbinger: a forerunner of something
9. Imbued: filled with
10. Despise: feel contempt
11. Embellish: decorate
12. Innate: inborn
13. Placid: peaceful
14. Contingency: an incidental expense.
Cryptic: having a meaning that is mysterious
Myriad: a very large number of something
Meticulous: very careful and with great attention to every detail
15. Paragon: a person or thing that is perfect.
Penury: the state of being extremely poor
Posterity: the people who will exist in the future
Paucity: the fact that there is too little of something
16. Amnesty: a decision by a government that allows political prisoners to go free
Surmise: to guess something, without having much
Tacit: understood without being expressed directly
Biennial: happening once every two years
17. Waive: remove
18. Raze: to completely destroy a city
Reprieve: temporary stay
19. Impasse: a situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock.
Heretic: holding unorthodox belief
20. Indolent: lazy
Huddle: to come close together in a group
21. Mitigate: make less severe
Militate: work against
22. Lair: den
Leiu: instead of
Kiosk: small booth
23. Jocund: in a happy mood
Kernel: the part of a nut that is inside the shell
Knave: a dishonest man
24. Encomium: a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly.
Errand: a short journey either to take a message or to take or collect something.
Endemic: prevailing in a region
Fete: outdoor entertainment
25. Coerce: persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threats.
Cavil: to make unreasonable complaints
Defile: damage the purity or appearance of