1. Ankitha has been ............. and misunderstood by her community.
A) wilted B) wrecked C) vitiated D) vilified
Sol: Vilified: to say or write unpleasant things about somebody .
Vitiated: to make something less effective.
Wilted: to become weak.
2. Beset by violence and............... this is one of the most unpleasant areas in the town.
A) Vogue B) Tryst C) vandalism D) Usurpation
Sol: Vandalism: the crime of intentionally damaging property belonging to other people.
Vogue: a fashion or general liking
Usurpation: Seizing power
Tryst: a meeting between two people.
3. It was a............... college setting with exemplary behaviour exhibited on the part of the students.
A) Unruly B) Taciturn C) tranquil D) Tainted
Sol: Tranquil: peaceful
4. Her elder brothers ............. her by commenting on her shyness.
A) Austere B) abashed C) curbed D) caveated
Sol: Abashed: embarrass
Caveated: a warning to consider something before taking any more action.
5. Ajay’s passport was ............ by the police to prevent him from leaving the country.
A) entailed B) confiscated C) curtailed D) deviated
Sol: Confiscated: to take a possession away from someone when you have the right to do so.
Deviated: to do something that is different from the usual
Entailed: make necessary
6. ...............circumstances simply means that the officers must act quickly.
A) Diligent B) Exuberant C) Dismal D) Exigent
Sol: Exigent: needing urgent attention.
Dismal: sad and without hope.
Diligent: careful and using a lot of effort.
Exuberant: very energetic.
7. Harish is very affable and pleasant and ............... , and his friends even more so on occasion.
A) squabble B) suave C) sleazy D) sundry
Sol: Sundry: various
Suave: very polite, pleasant, and usually attractive
Sleazy: dirty, cheap, or not socially acceptable
Squabble: an argument over something that is not important.
8. The parachute failed to open and he ................. to the ground.
A) perpetrated B) proliferated C) pertained D) plummeted
Sol: Plummeted: to fall very quickly and suddenly.
Pertained: to be connected with a particular subject.
Proliferated: to increase a lot and suddenly in number, grow
Perpetrated: to commit crime
9. Certainly startup founders' personalities vary widely-some are outgoing and................, others are introverted and reticent.
A) gruff B) enervated C) loquacious D) lupine
Sol: Loquacious: having the habit of talking a lot.
Lupine: a garden plant with a long, pointed flower of various colours.
Enervated: feeling weak
Gruff: low and unfriendly.
10. Thousands of .................. are fleeing from the war-torn area.
A) fugitives B) exorcists C) doyens D) deviants
Sol: Fugitives: a person who is running away or hiding from the police or a dangerous situation.
Exorcists: someone who forces an evil spirit to leave a person.
Doyens: the oldest, most experienced, and often most respected person of all the people involved in a particular type of work.
Deviants: used to describe a person or behaviour that is not usual.
11. Tarun has a big cat, but he’s really friendly and..........
A) hiatus B) irascible C) docile D) delinquent
Sol: Docile: calm in manner and easy to control
Delinquent: a person, usually young, who behaves in a way that is illegal.
Irascible: made angry easily.
Hiatus: a short pause in which nothing happens.
12. State legislators remain .................... that working conditions and pay improve.
A) permeable B) punitive C) obdurate D) polemic
Sol: Obdurate: extremely determined to act in a particular way and not to change despite what anyone else says.
Permeable: allowing liquids or gases to go through.
Polemic: a piece of writing or a speech in which a person strongly attacks or defends a particular opinion.
13. He cooked the most delicious and ................ roast with locally grown vegetables.
A) droll B) Corpulent C) fervent D) delectable
Sol: Droll: Unusual in a way that provokes dry amusement.
Fervent: having or displaying a passionate intensity.
14. The army vehicles were painted green and brown for...............
A) notion B) hasten C) camouflage D) fascinating
Sol: Camouflage: a way of hiding something such as military equipment by painting it or covering it with leaves or branches.
Hasten: to cause (something) to happen more quickly.
15. Yamini's performance was carefully .............. by her manager.
A) maintained B) Indolent C) Waggish D) scrutinised
Sol: Scrutinised: to examine carefully especially in a critical way.
16. The governor has gotten himself into quite a...
A) Dapper B) Predicament C) Diminutive D) Fragment
Sol: Predicament: a difficult or unpleasant situation.
17. I would like to take some time to just sit and...
A) contemplate B) Slack C) grasp D) anguish
Sol: Contemplate: to think deeply or carefully about (something).
18. My uncle lives in an .............. house.
A) enormous B) depraved C) crooked D) wrathful
Sol: Enormous: very great in size.
Crooked : bent
19. Ankitha was complaining that the questions were...............
A) enigma B) monotonous C) juncture D) dispassionate
Sol: monotonous: It is used to describe something that is boring because it is always the same.
Juncture: an important point in a process or activity.
Enigma: someone or something that is difficult to understand or explain.
20. Rakesh drank too much and started acting like a complete .............
A) Meticulous B) Myriad C) Knead D) imbecile
Sol: Imbecile: A very foolish person.
Knead: to prepare (dough) by pressing a mixture of flour, water.
Meticulous: Excessively careful.
21. The pot is covered with a bright red.............
A) malice B) freeze C) blink D) glaze
Sol: malice: the desire to harm someone; ill will.
freeze: turn or be turned into ice or another solid as a result of extreme cold.
blink: shut and open the eyes quickly.
glaze: overlay or cover (food, fabric, etc.) with a smooth, shiny coating or finish.
22. She issued a flat ................ of the charges made against her.
A) denial B) confirmation C) abundant D) affirm
Sol: denial: the action of denying something.
confirmation: the action of confirming something or the state of being confirmed.
abundant: existing or available in large quantities; plentiful.
affirm: state emphatically or publicly.
23. He believes you can ............. a lot in a relatively short space of time.
A) analyze B) attain C) accomplish D) arrive
Sol: analyze: examine (something) methodically and in detail, typically in order to explain and interpret it.
attain: succeed in achieving (something that one has worked for).
accomplish: achieve or complete successfully.
arrive: reach a place at the end of a journey or a stage in a journey.
24. He said that Congress would make no law ................... freedom of speech.
A) abridging B) shortening C) savage D) tranquil
Sol: abridging: shorten (a piece of writing) without losing the sense.
shortening: the action or process of making or becoming short.
savage: fierce, violent, and uncontrolled.
tranquil: free from disturbance; calm.