Q

  1. quack :: charlatan; impostor
  2. quadruped :: four-footed animal
  3. quaff :: drink with relish
  4. quagmire :: bog; marsh
  5. quail :: cower; lose heart
  6. qualms :: misgivings
  7. quandary :: dilemma
  8. quarantine :: isolation of person or ship to prevent spread of infection
  9. quay :: dock; landing place
  10. queasy :: easily nauseated; squeamish
  11. quell :: put down; quiet
  12. querulous :: fretful; whining
  13. qui vie :: wide awake; expectant
  14. quibble :: equivocate; play on words
  15. quiescent :: at rest; dormant
  16. quietude :: tranquillity
  17. quintessence :: purest and highest embodiment
  18. quip :: taunt
  19. quirk :: startling twist; caprice
  20. quixotic :: idealistic but impractical
  21. quizzical :: bantering; comical; humorously serious
  22. quorum :: number of mem

R

  1. rabid :: like a fanatic; furious
  2. ragamuffin :: person wearing tattered clothes
  3. ramification :: branching out; subdivision
  4. ramify :: divide into branches or subdivisions
  5. ramp :: slope; inclined plane
  6. rampant :: rearing up on hind legs; unrestrained
  7. rampart :: defensive mound of earth
  8. rancid :: having the odor of stale fat
  9. rancor :: bitterness; hatred
  10. rant :: rave; speak bombastically
  11. rapacious :: excessively grasping; plundering
  12. rapprochement :: reconciliation
  13. rarefied :: made less dense of a gas
  14. ratiocination :: reasoning; act of drawing conclusions from premises
  15. rationalization :: bringing into conformity with reason
  16. rationalize :: reason; justify an improper act
  17. raucous :: harsh and shrill
  18. ravage :: plunder; despoil
  19. ravening :: rapacious; seeking prey
  20. ravenous :: extremely hungry
  21. raze :: destroy completely
  22. reactionary :: recoiling from progress; retrograde
  23. realm :: kingdom; sphere
  24. rebate :: discount
  25. recalcitrant :: obstinately stubborn
  26. recant :: repudiate; withdraw previous statement
  27. recapitulate :: summarize
  28. recession :: withdrawal; retreat
  29. recherché :: choice, sought after; rare
  30. recidivism :: habitual return to crime
  31. recipient :: receiver
  32. reciprocal :: mutual; exchangeable; interacting
  33. reciprocate :: repay in kind
  34. recluse :: hermit
  35. reconcile :: make friendly after quarrel; correct inconsistencies
  36. recondite :: abstruse; profound; secret
  37. reconnaissance :: survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering
  38. recourse :: resorting to help when in trouble
  39. recreant :: coward; betrayer of faith
  40. recrimination :: countercharges
  41. recrudescence :: reopening of a wound or sore
  42. rectify :: correct
  43. rectitude :: uprightness
  44. recumbent :: reclining; lying down completely or in part
  45. recuperate :: recover
  46. recurrent :: occurring again and again
  47. recusant :: person who refuses to comply
  48. redolent :: fragrant; odorous; suggestive of an odor
  49. redoubtable :: formidable; causing fear
  50. redress :: remedy; compensation
  51. redundant :: superfluous; excessively wordy; repetitious
  52. reek :: emit odor
  53. refection :: slight refreshment
  54. refectory :: dinning hall
  55. refraction :: bending of a ray of light
  56. refractory :: stubborn; unmanageable
  57. refulgent :: radiant
  58. refurbish :: renovate; make bright by polishing
  59. refutation :: disproof of opponents’ arguments
  60. regal :: royal
  61. regale :: entertain
  62. regatta :: boat or yacht race
  63. regeneration :: spiritual rebirth
  64. regime :: method or system of government
  65. regimen :: prescribed diet and habits
  66. rehabilitate :: restore to proper condition
  67. reimburse :: repay
  68. reiterate :: repeat
  69. rejuvenate :: make young again
  70. relegate :: banish; consign to inferior position
  71. relevancy :: pertinence; reference to the case in hand
  72. relinquish :: abandon
  73. relish :: savor; enjoy
  74. remediable :: reparable
  75. remedial :: curative; corrective
  76. reminiscence :: recollection
  77. remiss :: negligent
  78. remnant :: remainder
  79. remonstrate :: protest
  80. remove from a grave
  81. remunerative :: compensating; rewarding
  82. rend :: split; tear apart
  83. render :: deliver; provide; represent
  84. rendezvous :: meeting place
  85. rendition :: translation; artistic interpretation of a song, etc.
  86. renegade :: deserter; apostate
  87. renounce :: abandon; discontinue; disown; repudiate
  88. renovate :: restore to good condition; renew
  89. renunciation :: giving up; renouncing
  90. reparable :: capable of being repaired
  91. reparation :: amends; compensation
  92. repartee :: clever reply
  93. repellent :: driving away; unattractive
  94. repercussion :: rebound; reverberation; reaction
  95. repertoire :: list of works of music, drama, etc., a performer is prepared to presen
  96. replenish :: fill up again
  97. replete :: filled to capacity; abundantly supplied
  98. replica :: copy
  99. repository :: storehouse
  100. reprehensible :: deserving blame
  101. reprieve :: temporary stay
  102. reprimand :: reprove severely
  103. reprisal :: retaliation
  104. reprobate :: person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency
  105. reprobation :: severe disapproval
  106. reprove :: censure; rebuke
  107. repudiate :: disown; disavow
  108. repugnance :: loathing
  109. requiem :: mass for the dead; dirge
  110. requisite :: necessary requirement
  111. requite :: repay; revenge
  112. rescind :: cancel
  113. rescission :: abrogation; annulment
  114. residue :: remainder; balance
  115. resilient :: elastic; having the power of springing back
  116. resonant :: echoing; resounding; possessing resonance
  117. respite :: delay in punishment; interval of relief; rest
  118. resplendent :: brilliant; lustrous
  119. restitution :: reparation; indemnification
  120. restive :: unmanageable; fretting under control
  121. resurgent :: rising again after defeat, etc.
  122. resuscitate :: revive
  123. retaliate :: repay in kind usually for bad treatment
  124. retentive :: holding; having a good memory
  125. reticence :: reserve; uncommunicativeness; inclination to be silent
  126. reticulated :: covered with a network; having the appearance of a mesh
  127. retinue :: following; attendants
  128. retraction :: withdrawal
  129. retribution :: vengeance; compensation; punishment for offenses
  130. retrieve :: recover; find and bring in
  131. retroactive :: of a law which dates back to a period before its enactment
  132. retrograde :: going backwards; degenerating
  133. revelry :: boisterous merrymaking
  134. reverberate :: echo; resound
  135. reverie :: daydream; musing
  136. revile :: slander; vilify
  137. revulsion :: sudden violent change of feeling; reaction
  138. rhetoric :: art of effective communication; insincere language
  139. rheumy :: pertaining to a discharge from nose and eyes
  140. ribald :: wanton; profane
  141. rife :: abundant; current
  142. rift :: opening; break
  143. rigor :: severity
  144. rime :: white frost
  145. risible :: inclined to laugh; ludicrous
  146. risqué :: verging upon the improper; off-color
  147. roan :: brown mixed with gray or white
  148. robust :: vigorous; strong
  149. rococo :: ornate; highly decorated
  150. rood :: crucifix
  151. roseate :: rosy; optimistic
  152. rossify :: change or harden into bone
  153. rostrum :: platform for speech-making; pulpit
  154. rote :: repetition
  155. rotunda :: circular building or hall covered with a dome
  156. rotundity :: roundness; sonorousness of speech
  157. rubble :: fragments
  158. rubicund :: having a healthy reddish color; ruddy; florid
  159. ruddy :: reddish; healthy-looking
  160. rudimentary :: not developed; elementary
  161. rueful :: regretful; sorrowful; dejected
  162. ruminate :: chew the cud; ponder
  163. rummage :: ransack; thoroughly search
  164. ruse :: trick; stratagem
  165. rustic :: pertaining to country people; uncouth
  166. rusticate :: banish to the country; dwell in the country
  167. ruthless :: pitiless

S

  1. sacerdotal :: priestly
  2. sacrilegious :: desecrating; profane
  3. sacrosanct :: most sacred; inviolable
  4. sadistic :: inclined to cruelty
  5. saffron :: orange-colored; colored like the autumn crocus
  6. saga :: Scandinavian myth; any legend
  7. sagacious :: keen; shrewd; having insight
  8. salient :: prominent
  9. saline :: salty
  10. sallow :: yellowish; sickly in color
  11. saltatory :: relating to leaping
  12. salubrious :: healthful
  13. salutary :: tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome
  14. salvage :: rescue from loss
  15. salver :: tray
  16. sanctimonious :: displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness
  17. sangfroid :: coolness in a trying situation
  18. sanguinary :: bloody
  19. sanguine :: cheerful; hopeful
  20. sapid :: savory; tasty; relishable
  21. sapient :: wise; shrewd
  22. sarcasm to expose folly, vice, etc.
  23. sarcophagus :: stone coffin, often highly decorated
  24. sardonic :: disdainful; sarcastic; cynical
  25. sartorial :: pertaining to tailors
  26. sate :: satisfy to the full; cloy
  27. satellite :: small body revolving around a larger one
  28. satiate :: surfeit; satisfy fully
  29. satiety :: condition of being crammed full; glutted state; repletion
  30. satire :: use of ridicule, irony, or
  31. satrap :: petty ruler working for a
  32. saturate :: soak
  33. saturnine :: gloomy
  34. satyr :: half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysos
  35. saunter :: stroll slowly
  36. savant :: scholar
  37. savoir faire :: tact; poise; sophistication
  38. savor :: have a distinctive flavor, smell, or quality
  39. scarify :: make slight incisions in; scratch
  40. scavenger :: collector and disposer of refuse; animal that devours carrion
  41. schism :: division; split
  42. scintilla :: shred; least bit
  43. scintillate :: sparkle; flash
  44. sciolism :: quackery; superficial information
  45. scion :: offspring
  46. scourge :: lash; whip; severe punishment
  47. screed :: long, tiresome harangue
  48. scrupulous :: conscientious; extremely thorough
  49. scullion :: menial kitchen worker
  50. scurrilous :: obscene; indecent
  51. scuttle :: sink
  52. sebaceous :: oily; fatty
  53. secession :: withdrawal
  54. secular :: worldly; not pertaining to church matters; temporal
  55. sedate :: composed; grave
  56. sedentary :: requiring sitting
  57. sedulous :: diligent
  58. seethe :: be disturbed; boil
  59. seine :: net for catching fish
  60. semblance :: outward appearance; guise
  61. senescence :: state of growing old
  62. senility :: old age; feeblemindedness of old age
  63. sensual :: devoted to the pleasures of the senses; carnal; voluptuous
  64. sensuous :: pertaining to the physical senses; operating through the senses
  65. sententious :: terse; concise; aphoristic
  66. septic :: putrid; producing putrefaction
  67. sepulcher :: tomb
  68. sequacious :: eager to follow; ductile
  69. sequester :: retire from public life; segregate; seclude
  70. seraph :: high-ranking, six-winged angel
  71. serendipity :: gift for finding valuable things not searched for
  72. serenity :: calmness; placidity
  73. serrated :: having a saw-toothed edge
  74. serried :: standing shoulder to shoulder; crowded
  75. servile :: slavish; cringing
  76. serving good food
  77. severance :: division; partition; separation
  78. shackle :: chain; fetter
  79. shambles :: slaughterhouse; scene of carnage
  80. sheaf :: bundle of stalks of grain; any bundle of things tied together
  81. sheathe :: place into a case
  82. sherbet :: flavored dessert ice
  83. shibboleth :: watchword; slogan
  84. shimmer :: glimmer intermittently
  85. shoal :: shallow place
  86. shoddy :: sham; not genuine; inferior
  87. sibylline :: prophetic; oracular
  88. sidereal :: relating to the stars
  89. silt :: sediment deposited by running water
  90. simian :: monkeylike
  91. simile :: comparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as
  92. similitude :: similitude; using comparisons such as similes, etc.
  93. simpering :: smirking
  94. simulate :: feign
  95. sinecure :: well-paid position with little responsibility
  96. sinister :: evil
  97. sinuous :: winding; bending in and out; not morally honest
  98. sirocco :: warm, sultry wind blown Africa to southern Europe
  99. skeptic :: doubter
  100. skimp :: provide scantily; live very economically
  101. skittish :: lively; frisky
  102. skulk :: move furtively and secretly
  103. slake :: quench; sate
  104. slander :: defamation; utterance o false and malicious statements
  105. slattern :: untidy or slovenly person
  106. sleazy :: flimsy; unsubstantial
  107. sleight :: dexterity
  108. slither :: slip or slide
  109. sloth :: laziness
  110. slough :: cast off
  111. slovenly :: untidy; careless in work habits
  112. sluggard :: lazy person
  113. sluice :: artificial channel for directing or controlling the flow of water
  114. smattering :: slight knowledge
  115. sobriety :: soberness
  116. sobriquet :: nickname
  117. sojourn :: temporary stay
  118. solace :: comfort in trouble
  119. solecism :: construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically
  120. solicitous :: worried; concerned
  121. soliloquy :: talking to oneself
  122. solstice :: point at which the sun is farthest from the equator
  123. solvent :: able to pay all debts
  124. somatic :: pertaining to the body; physical
  125. something different
  126. somnambulist :: sleepwalker
  127. somnolent :: half asleep
  128. sonorous :: resonant
  129. sophist :: teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning
  130. sophistication :: artificiality; unnaturalness; act of employing sophistry in reasoning
  131. sophomoric :: immature; shallow
  132. soporific :: sleep producer
  133. soupcon :: suggestion; hint; taste
  134. spangle :: small metallic piece sewn to clothing for ornamentation
  135. spasmodic :: fitful; periodic
  136. spate :: sudden flood
  137. spatial :: relating to space
  138. spatula :: broad-bladed instrument used for spreading or mixing
  139. spawn :: lay eggs
  140. specious :: seemingly reasonable but incorrect
  141. spectral :: ghostly
  142. spectrum :: colored band produced when beam of light passes through a prism
  143. splenetic :: spiteful; irritable; peevish
  144. spoliation :: pillaging; depredation
  145. spoonerism :: accidental transposition of sounds in successive words
  146. sporadic :: occurring irregularly
  147. sportive :: playful
  148. spume :: froth; foam
  149. spurious :: false; counterfeit
  150. squalid :: dirty; neglected; poor
  151. squander :: waste
  152. staccato :: played in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound
  153. stagnant :: motionless; stale; dull
  154. staid :: sober; sedate
  155. stalemate :: deadlock
  156. stalwart :: strong, brawny; steadfast
  157. stamina :: strength; staying power
  158. stanch :: check flow of blood
  159. statement or solemn declaration
  160. statute :: law
  161. statutory :: created by statute or legislative action
  162. stein :: beer mug
  163. stellar :: pertaining to the stars
  164. stentorian :: extremely loud
  165. stereotyped :: fixed and unvarying representation
  166. stertorous :: having a snoring sound
  167. stigma :: token of disgrace; brand
  168. stigmatize :: brand; mark as wicked
  169. stilted :: bombastic; inflated
  170. stint :: supply; allotted amount; assigned portion of work
  171. stipend :: pay for services
  172. stoic :: person who is indifferent to pleasure or pain
  173. stolid :: dull; impassive
  174. stratagem :: deceptive scheme
  175. stratum :: layer of earth’s surface; layer of society
  176. striated :: marked with parallel bands
  177. stricture :: critical comments; severe and adverse criticism
  178. strident :: loud and harsh
  179. stringent :: binding; rigid
  180. structure and development of words
  181. stultify :: cause to appear foolish or inconsistent
  182. stupor :: state of apathy; daze; lack of awareness
  183. stymie :: present an obstacle; stump
  184. suave :: smooth; bland
  185. suavity :: urbanity; polish
  186. sub rosa :: in strict confidence; privately
  187. subaltern :: subordinate
  188. subjective :: occurring or taking place within the subject; unreal
  189. subjugate :: conquer; bring under control
  190. sublimate :: refine; purify
  191. sublime :: exalted; noble; uplifting
  192. subliminal :: below the threshold
  193. subsequent :: following; later
  194. subservient :: behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious
  195. subsidiary :: subordinate; secondary
  196. subsidy :: direct financial aid by government, etc.
  197. subsistence :: existence; means of support; livelihood
  198. substantiate :: verify; support
  199. substantive :: essential; pertaining to the substance
  200. subterfuge :: pretense; evasion
  201. subtlety :: nicety; cunning; guile; delicacy
  202. subversive :: tending to overthrow or ruin
  203. succinct :: brief; terse; compact
  204. succor :: aid; assistance; relief
  205. succulent :: juicy; full of richness
  206. sudorific :: pertaining to perspiration
  207. suffuse :: spread over
  208. sully :: tarnish; soil
  209. sultry :: sweltering
  210. summation :: act of finding the total; summary
  211. sumptuary :: limiting or regulating expenditures
  212. sumptuous :: lavish; rich
  213. sunder :: separate; part
  214. sundry :: various; several
  215. superannuated :: retired on pension because of age
  216. supercilious :: contemptuous; haughty
  217. superficial :: trivial; shallow
  218. superfluity :: excess; overabundance
  219. superimpose :: place over something else
  220. superior despot
  221. supernal :: heavenly; celestial
  222. supernumerary :: person or thing in excess of what is necessary; extra
  223. supersede :: cause to be set aside; replace
  224. supine :: lying on back
  225. supple :: flexible; pliant
  226. suppliant :: entreating; beseeching
  227. supplicate :: petition humbly; pray to grant a favor
  228. supposititious :: assumed; counterfeit; hypothetical
  229. suppurate :: create pus
  230. surcease :: cessation
  231. surface
  232. surfeit :: cloy; overfeed
  233. surly :: rude; cross
  234. surmise :: guess
  235. surreptitious :: secret
  236. surveillance :: watching; guarding
  237. sustenance :: means of support, food, nourishment
  238. suture :: stitches sewn to hold the cut edges of a wound or incision
  239. swathe :: wrap around; bandage
  240. swelter :: be oppressed by heat
  241. sycophantic :: servilely flattering
  242. syllogism :: logical formula utilizing a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion
  243. sylvan :: pertaining to the woods; rustic
  244. symmetry :: arrangement of parts so that balance is obtained; congruity
  245. synchronous :: similarly timed; simultaneous with
  246. synthesis :: combining parts into a whole
  247. synthetic :: artificial; resulting from synthesis

T

  1. tacit :: understood; not put into words
  2. taciturn :: habitually silent; talking little
  3. tactile :: pertaining to the organs or sense of touch
  4. tainted :: contaminated; corrupt
  5. talisman :: charm
  6. talon :: claw of bird
  7. tantalize :: tease; torture with disappointment
  8. tantamount :: equal
  9. tantrum :: fit of petulance; caprice
  10. tarantula :: venomous spider
  11. tarn :: small mountain lake
  12. tatterdemalion :: ragged fellow
  13. taut :: tight; ready
  14. tautological :: needlessly repetitious
  15. tautology :: unnecessary repetition; pleonasm
  16. tawdry :: cheap and gaudy
  17. tedium :: boredom; weariness
  18. teleology :: doctrine of final causes
  19. temerarious :: rash
  20. temerity :: boldness; rashness
  21. tempo :: speed of music
  22. temporal :: not lasting forever; limited by time; secular
  23. temporize :: avoid committing oneself; gain time
  24. tenacious :: holding fast
  25. tenacity :: firmness; persistency; adhesiveness
  26. tendentious :: having an aim; designed to further a cause
  27. tenebrous :: dark; gloomy
  28. tenet :: doctrine; dogma
  29. tentative :: provisional; experimental
  30. tenuous :: thin; rare; slim
  31. tenure :: holding of an office; time during which such an office is held
  32. tepid :: lukewarm
  33. tergiversation :: evasion; fickleness
  34. termagant :: shrew; scolding, brawling woman
  35. terminology :: terms used in a science or art
  36. terminus :: last stop of railroad
  37. terrapin :: American marsh tortoise
  38. terrestrial :: on the earth
  39. terse :: concise; abrupt; pithy
  40. tertiary :: third
  41. tessellated :: inlaid; mosaic
  42. testator :: maker of a will
  43. testy :: irritable; short-tempered
  44. tether :: tie with a rope
  45. thaumaturgist :: miracle worker; magician
  46. theocracy :: government of a community by religious leaders
  47. theosophy :: wisdom in divine things
  48. therapeutic :: curative
  49. thermal :: pertaining to heat
  50. thought; gloomy
  51. thrall :: slave; bondage
  52. threnody :: song of lamentation; dirge
  53. throes :: violent anguish
  54. throttle :: strangle
  55. thwart :: baffle; frustrate
  56. thyme :: aromatic plant used for seasoning
  57. timbre :: quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument
  58. timidity :: lack of self-confidence or courage
  59. timorous :: fearful; demonstrating fear
  60. tipple :: drink alcoholic beverages frequently
  61. tirade :: extended scolding; denunciation
  62. titanic :: gigantic
  63. tithe :: tax of one-tenth
  64. titillate :: tickle
  65. titular :: nominal holding of title without obligations
  66. to sore and inflamed portions of the body
  67. toady :: flatter for favors
  68. tocsin :: alarm bell
  69. toga :: Roman outer robe
  70. tome :: large volume
  71. tonsure :: shaving of the head, especially by person entering religious orders
  72. topography :: physical features of a region
  73. torpid :: dormant; dull; lethargic
  74. torso :: trunk of statue with head and limbs missing; human trunk
  75. tortilla :: flat cake made of cornmeal, etc.
  76. tortuous :: winding; full of curves
  77. touchstone :: stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion
  78. touchy :: sensitive; irascible
  79. toxic :: poisonous
  80. tract :: pamphlet; a region of indefinite size
  81. tractable :: docile
  82. traduce :: expose to slander
  83. trajectory :: path taken by a projectile
  84. tranquillity :: calmness; peace
  85. transcend :: exceed; surpass
  86. transcribe :: copy
  87. transgression :: violation of a law; sin
  88. transient :: fleeting; quickly passing away; staying for a short time
  89. transition :: going from one state of action to another
  90. translucent :: partly transparent
  91. transmute :: change; convert to
  92. transparent :: permitting light to pass through freely; easily detected
  93. transpire :: exhale; become known; happen
  94. traumatic :: pertaining to an injury caused by violence
  95. travail :: painful labor
  96. traverse :: go through or across
  97. travesty :: comical parody; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous
  98. treacle :: syrup obtained in refining sugar
  99. treatise :: article treating a subject systematically and thoroughly
  100. trek :: travel; migrate
  101. tremor :: trembling; slight quiver
  102. tremulous :: trembling; wavering
  103. trenchant :: cutting; keen
  104. trencherman :: good eater
  105. trepidation :: fear; trembling agitation
  106. tribulation :: distress; suffering
  107. tribunal :: court of justice
  108. tribute :: tax levied by a ruler; mark of respect
  109. trident :: three-pronged spear
  110. trilogy :: group of three works
  111. triolet :: eight-line stanza
  112. trite :: hackneyed; commonplace
  113. troglodyte :: cave dweller
  114. trope :: figure of speech
  115. troth :: pledge of good faith especially in betrothal
  116. truckle :: curry favor; act in an obsequious way
  117. truculent :: aggressive; savage
  118. truism :: self-evident truth
  119. trumpery :: objects that are showy, valueless, deceptive
  120. truncate :: cut the top off
  121. tryst :: meeting
  122. tumbrel :: a farm tipcart
  123. tumid :: swollen; pompous; bombastic
  124. tundra :: rolling, treeless plain in Siberia and arctic North America
  125. turbid :: muddy; having the sediment disturbed
  126. turbulence :: state of violent agitation
  127. tureen :: deep table dish for holding soup
  128. turgid :: swollen; distended
  129. turnkey :: jailer
  130. turpitude :: depravity
  131. tutelage :: guardianship; training
  132. tutelary :: protective; pertaining to a guardianship
  133. tyro :: beginner; novice

U

  1. ubiquitous :: being everywhere; omnipresent
  2. ukase :: official decree, usually Russian
  3. ulterior :: situated beyond; unstated
  4. ultimate :: final; not susceptible to further analysis
  5. ultimatum :: last demand; warning
  6. umbrage :: resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult
  7. unanimity :: complete agreement
  8. unassuaged :: unsatisfied; not soothed
  9. unassuming :: modest
  10. unbridled :: violent
  11. uncanny :: strange; mysterious
  12. unconscionable :: unscrupulous; excessive
  13. uncouth :: outlandish; clumsy; boorish
  14. unction :: the act of anointing with oil
  15. unctuous :: oily; bland; insincerely suave
  16. undulate :: move with a wave like motion
  17. unearth :: dig up
  18. unearthly :: not earthly; weird
  19. unequivocal :: plain; obvious
  20. unfaltering :: steadfast
  21. unfeigned :: genuine; real
  22. ungainly :: awkward
  23. unguent :: ointment
  24. unilateral :: one-sided
  25. unimpeachable :: blameless and exemplary
  26. unique :: without an equal; single in kind
  27. unison :: unity of pitch; complete accord
  28. unkempt :: disheveled; with uncared for appearance
  29. unmitigated :: harsh; severe; not lightened
  30. unruly :: disobedient; lawless
  31. unseemly :: unbecoming; indecent
  32. unsullied :: untarnished
  33. untenable :: unsupportable
  34. untoward :: unfortunate; annoying
  35. unwitting :: unintentional; not knowing
  36. unwonted :: unaccustomed
  37. upbraid :: scold; reproach
  38. urbane :: suave; refined; elegant
  39. ursine :: bearlike; pertaining to a bear
  40. usufruct :: right of enjoying things belonging to another
  41. usurpation :: act of seizing power and rank of another
  42. usury :: lending money at illegal rates of interest
  43. utopia :: imaginary land with perfect social and political system
  44. uxorious :: excessively devoted to one’s wife

V

  1. vacillation :: fluctuation; wavering
  2. vacuous :: empty; inane
  3. vagary :: caprice; whim
  4. vainglorious :: boastful; excessively conceited
  5. valance :: short drapery hanging above window frame
  6. valedictory :: pertaining to farewell
  7. valetudinarian :: invalid
  8. validate :: confirm; ratify
  9. vampire :: ghostly being that sucks the blood of the living
  10. vanguard :: forerunners; advance forces
  11. vantage :: position giving an advantage
  12. vapid :: insipid; inane
  13. variegated :: many-colored
  14. vassal :: in feudalism, one who held land of a superior lord
  15. vaunted :: boasted; bragged; highly publicized
  16. veer :: change in direction
  17. vegetate :: live in a monotonous way
  18. vehement :: impetuous; with marked vigor
  19. vellum :: parchment
  20. venal :: capable of being bribed
  21. vendetta :: feud; private warfare
  22. veneer :: thin layer; cover
  23. venerable :: deserving high respect
  24. venerate :: revere
  25. venial :: forgivable; trivial
  26. vent :: a small opening; outlet
  27. vent :: express; utter
  28. ventral :: abdominal
  29. venturous :: daring
  30. veracious :: truthful
  31. verbatim :: word for word
  32. verbiage :: pompous array of words
  33. verbose :: wordy
  34. verdant :: green; fresh
  35. verdigris :: a green coating on copper which has been exposed to the weather
  36. verity :: truth; reality
  37. vermicular :: pertaining to a worm
  38. vernal :: pertaining to spring
  39. versatile :: having many talents; capable of working in many fields
  40. vertex :: summit
  41. vertiginous :: giddy; causing dizziness
  42. vertigo :: dizziness
  43. vestige :: trace; remains
  44. viable :: capable of maintaining life
  45. viand :: food
  46. vicarious :: acting as a substitute; done by a deputy
  47. vicissitude :: change of fortune
  48. victuals :: food
  49. vie :: contend; compete
  50. vigilance :: watchfulness
  51. vilify :: slander
  52. vindicate :: clear of charges
  53. vindictive :: revengeful
  54. viper :: poisonous snake
  55. virago :: shrew
  56. virile :: manly
  57. virtuoso :: highly skilled artist
  58. virulent :: extremely poisonous
  59. virus :: disease communicator
  60. visage :: face; appearance
  61. viscid :: sticky; adhesive
  62. viscous :: sticky; gluey
  63. visionary :: produced by imagination;
  64. vitiate :: spoil the effect of; make inoperative
  65. vitreous :: pertaining to or resembling glass
  66. vitriolic :: corrosive; sarcastic
  67. vituperative :: abusive; scolding
  68. vivacious :: animated; gay
  69. vivisection :: act of dissecting living animals
  70. vociferous :: clamorous; noisy
  71. vogue :: popular fashion
  72. volatile :: evaporating rapidly; lighthearted; mercurial
  73. volition :: act of making a conscious choice
  74. voluble :: fluent; glib
  75. voluptuous :: gratifying the senses
  76. voracious :: ravenous
  77. votary :: follower of a cult
  78. vouchsafe :: grant condescendingly; guarantee
  79. vying :: contending

W

  1. waggish :: mischievous; humorous; tricky
  2. waive :: give up temporarily; yield
  3. wan :: having a pale or sickly color; pallid
  4. wane :: grow gradually smaller
  5. wanton :: unruly; unchaste; excessive
  6. warranty :: guarantee; assurance by seller
  7. wary :: very cautious
  8. wastrel :: profligate
  9. welkin :: sky
  10. welter :: wallow
  11. wheedle :: cajole; coax; deceive by flattery
  12. whet :: sharpen; stimulate
  13. whimsical :: capricious; fanciful; quaint
  14. whit :: smallest speck
  15. whorl :: ring of leaves around stem; ring
  16. wily :: cunning; artful
  17. winsome :: agreeable; gracious; engaging
  18. witless :: foolish; idiotic
  19. witticism :: witty saying; facetious remark
  20. wizardry :: sorcery; magic
  21. wizened :: withered; shriveled
  22. wont :: custom; habitual procedure
  23. worldly :: engrossed in matters of this earth; not spiritual
  24. wraith :: ghost; phantom of a living person
  25. wreak :: inflict
  26. wrest :: pull away; take by violence

Y

 

  1. yeoman :: man owning small estate; middle-class farmer
  2. yokel :: country bumpkin

Z

 

  1. zealot :: fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal
  2. zenith :: point directly overhead in the sky; summit
  3. zephyr :: gentle breeze; west wind

 

Read and Answer

 

A part of each sentence given below has been underlined. You have to select the option that best replaces the underlined part.

 

Q.British Airspace has been focusing on building European links.

 

  1. concentrating on creating European links

  2. pursuing ways of building European connectivity

  3. stressing on building European links

  4. focusing on forging European links

 

Ans.d

 

Q.The appetite of banks for funds was lost under the onslaught of the slowdown, corporates refused to borrow even as bank deposits flourished.

 

  1. bank deposits flourished

  2. bank deposits swelled

  3. bank deposits were enhanced

  4. bank deposits flummoxed

 

Ans.b

 

Q.The 8th-century revival of Byzantine learning is an inexplicable phenomenon, and its economic and military precursors have yet to be discovered

 

  1. a phenomenon yet to be discovered

  2. a phenomenon incompletely explained

  3. an inexplicable phenomenon

  4. an unidentifiable phenomenon

 

Ans.c

 

Q.The management can still hire freely but cannot scold freely.

 

  1. cannot scold at will

  2. cannot give umbrage

  3. cannot take decisions to scold

  4. cannot scold willfully

 

Ans.a

 

Q.Many people mistake familiarity for a vulgar style, and suppose that to write without affectation is to write at random speed

 

  1. is to write at random

  2. is to write randomly

  3. is to write fast

  4. is to do speed writing

 

Ans.a

 

Read and Answer

 

Fill in the blanks of the following sentences using the most appropriate word or words from among the options given for each.

 

Q.Football evokes a ___ response in India compared to cricket, that almost ___ the nation.

 

  1. tepid … boiling

  2. lukewarm … electrifies

  3. turbid … fascinating

  4. apocryphal … genuinely fascinates

 

Ans.b

 

Q.Social studies, science matters of health and safety, the very atmosphere of the classroom — these areas are few of the ___ for the ___ of proper emotional reactions.

 

  1. things … growth

  2. fertile areas … basis

  3. fertile fields … inculcation

  4. important areas … formation

 

Ans.d

 

Q.When children become more experienced with words as visual symbols, they find that they can gain meaning without making ___ sounds.

 

  1. aural

  2. audible

  3. vocal

  4. intelligible

 

Ans.b

 

Q.Learning is more efficient when it is ___. It is less efficient when it is ___.

 

  1. fast … slow

  2. rapid … turtle-slow

  3. tedious … like a joy ride

  4. fun … drudgery

 

Ans.d

 

Q.To a greater or lesser degree all the civilized countries of the world are made up of a small class of rulers ___ and of a large class of subjects ___.

 

  1. formed by a small minority … who are uncivilized

  2. powerfully corrupt … pointless crusaders

  3. corrupted by too much power … corrupted by too much passive obedience

  4. who are ruled … who ruled

 

Ans.c

 

Q.Simple arithmetic tells us that there is more ___ than ___.

 

  1. imitation … innovation

  2. improvisation … improvement

  3. impracticality … knowledge

  4. improbability … probability

 

Ans.a

 

Q.As a step towards protesting against the spiralling prices, the farmers have decided to stage a picket in an effort to ___.

 

  1. show their virility

  2. make themselves heard

  3. curb the prices

  4. topple the government

 

Ans.b

 

Q.Science is a sort of news agency comparable ___ to other news agencies.

 

  1. principally

  2. in principle

  3. in principal

  4. in spirit and form

 

Ans.b

 

Q.Most political leaders acquire their position by causing a large number of people to believe that these leaders are ___ by altruistic desires

 

  1. actuated

  2. convinced

  3. categorised

  4. led

 

Ans.a

 

Q.Everyone will admit that swindling one’s fellow beings is a necessary practice; upon it is based the really sound commercial success formula — ___

 

  1. sell what you cannot buy back

  2. buy what you will sell to another at a higher price

  3. buy cheap and sell dear

  4. sell what you can, do not buy from a competitor

 

Ans.c

 

Read and answer

 

Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 and 6 to form a logical sequence of six sentences

 

Q.1. Buddhism is a way to salvation.
A. But Buddhism is more severely analytical.
B. In the Christian tradition there is also a concern for the fate of human society conceived as a whole, rather than merely as a sum or network of individuals.
C. Salvation is a property, or achievement of individuals.
D. Not only does it dissolve society into individuals, the individual in turn is dissolved into component parts and instants, a stream of events.
6. In modern terminology, Buddhist doctrine is reductionist.

 

  1. ABDC

  2. CBAD

  3. BDAC

  4. ABCD

 

Ans.b

 

Q.1. The problem of improving Indian agriculture is both a sociological and an administrative one.
A. It also appears that there is a direct relationship between the size of a state and development.
B. The issues of Indian development, and the problem of India’s agricultural sector, will remain with us long into the next century.
C. Without improving Indian agriculture, no liberalisation and delicensing will be able to help India.
D. At the end of the day, there has to be a ferment and movement of life and action in the vast segment of rural India.
6. When it starts marching, India will fly.

 

  1. DABC

  2. CDBA

  3. ACDB

  4. ABCD

 

Ans.d

 

Q.1. Good literary magazines have always been good because of their editors.
A. Furthermore, to edit by committee, as it were, would prevent any magazine from finding its own identity.
B. The more quirky and idiosyncratic they have been, the better the magazine is, at least as a general rule.
C. But the number of editors one can have for a magazine should also be determined by the number of contributions to it.
D. To have four editors for an issue that contains only seven contributions, it is a bit silly to start with.
6. However, in spite of this anomaly, the magazine does acquire merit in its attempt to give a comprehensive view of the Indian literary scene as it is today

 

  1. ABCD

  2. BCDA

  3. ABDC

  4. CBAD

 

Ans.b

 

Q.1. It is the success story of the Indian expatriate in the US which today hogs much of the media coverage in India.
A. East and West, the twain have met quite comfortably in their person, thank you.
B. Especially in its more recent romancing — the-NRI phase.
C. Seldom does the price of getting there — more like not getting there — or what’s going on behind those sunny smiles get so much media hype.
D. Well groomed, with their perfect Colgate smiles, and hair in place, they appear the picture of confidence which comes from having arrived.
6. The festival of feature films and documentaries made by Americans of Indian descent being screened this fortnight, goes a long way in filling those gaps.

 

  1. ACBD

  2. DABC

  3. BDAC

  4. ABCD

 

Ans.c

 

Q.1. A market for Indian art has existed ever since the international art scene sprang to life.
A. But interest in architectural conceits is an unanticipated fallout of the Festivals of India of
the ’80s, which were designed to increase exports of Indian crafts. B. Simultaneously, the Indian elite discarded their synthetic sarees and kitsch plastic furniture and a market came into being.
C. Western dealers, unhappy in a market afflicted by violent price fluctuations and unpredictable profit margins, began to look East, and found cheap antiques with irresistible appeal.
D. The fortunes of the Delhi supremos, the Jew Town dealers in Cochin and myriad others around the country were made.
6. A chain of command was established, from the local contacts to the provincial dealers and up to the big boys, who entertain the Italians and the French, cutting deals worth lakhs in warehouses worth crores

 

  1. ABCD

  2. DCAB

  3. CBAD

  4. CABD

 

Ans.c

 

Read and answer

 

In each of the following questions, a paragraph has been split into four parts. You have to rearrange these parts to form a coherent paragraph.

 

Q.A. He was carrying his jacket and walked with his head thrown back.
B. As Annette neared the lamp she saw a figure walking slowly.
C. For a while Michael walked on and she followed 20 paces behind.
D. With a mixture of terror and triumph of recognition she slackened her pace.

 

  1. ABCD

  2. BADC

  3. BCDA

  4. ACBD

 

Ans.b

 

Q.A. However, the real challenge today is in unlearning, which is much harder.
B. But the new world of business behaves differently from the world in which we grew up.
C. Learning is important for both people and organisations.
D. Each of us has a ‘mental model’ that we’ve used over the years to make sense.

 

  1. CADB

  2. BDAC

  3. CDAB

  4. ACBD

 

Ans.a

 

Q.A. There was nothing quite like a heavy downpour of rain to make life worthwhile.
B. We reached the field, soaked to the skin, and surrounded it.
C. The wet, as far as he was concerned, was ideal.
D. There, sure enough, stood Claudius, looking like a debauched Roman emperor under a shower.

 

  1. DCBA

  2. BDCA

  3. BADC

  4. BACD

 

Ans.b

 

Q.A. Alex had never been happy with his Indian origins.
B. He set about rectifying this grave injustice by making his house in his own image of a country manor.
C. Fate had been unfair to him; if he had had his wish, he would have been a count or an Earl on some English estate, or a medieval monarch in a chateau in France.
(D) This illusion of misplaced grandeur, his wife felt, would be Alex’s undoing.

 

  1. ACDB

  2. ABDC

  3. ACBD

  4. CABD

 

Ans.c

 

Q.A. The influence is reflected the most in beaded evening wear.
B. Increasingly, the influence of India’s colours and cuts can be seen on western styles.
C. And even as Nehru jackets and Jodhpurs remain staples of the fashion world, designers such as Armani and McFadden have turned to the sleek silhouette of the churidar this year.
D. Indian hot pink, paprika and saffron continue to be popular colours, year in and year out

 

  1. BADC

  2. ABCD

  3. BCAD

  4. DABC

 

Ans.a

 

Q.A. Such a national policy will surely divide and never unite the people.
B. In fact, it suits the purpose of the politicians; they can drag the people into submission by appealing to them in the name of religion.
C. In order to inculcate the unquestioning belief they condemn the other states, which do not follow their religion.
D. The emergence of the theocratic states, where all types of crimes are committed in the name of religion, has revived the religion of the Middle Ages.

 

  1. ABCD

  2. DBCA

  3. DBAC

  4. CDAB

 

Ans.b

 

Q.A. His left-hand concealed a blackjack, his right-hand groped for the torch in his pocket.
B. The meeting was scheduled for 9 o’clock, and his watch showed the time to be a quarter to nine.
C. The man lurked in the corner, away from the glare of light.
D. His heart thumped in his chest, sweat beads formed themselves on his forehead, his mouth was dry.

 

  1. CABD

  2. BDAC

  3. BADC

  4. ABCD

 

Ans.a

 

Q.A. The director walked into the room and took a look around the class.
B. Mitch wanted to scream — the illogicality of the entire scene struck him dumb.
C. The managers stared at him with the look of fear that no democratic country should tolerate in its people.
D. He walked out of the room — it was his irrevocable protest against an insensible and insensitive situation.

 

  1. ACBD

  2. BDAC

  3. BCAD

  4. ABCD

 

Ans.a

 

Q.A. The establishment of the Third Reich influenced events in American history by starting a chain of events which culminated in war between Germany and the United States.
B. The Neutrality Acts of 1935 and 1936 prohibited trade with any belligerents or loans to them.
C. While speaking out against Hitler’s atrocities, the American people generally favoured isolationist policies and neutrality.
D. The complete destruction of democracy, the persecution of Jews, the war on religion, the cruelty and barbarism of the allies, caused great indignation in this country and brought on fear of another World War.

 

  1. ABCD

  2. CBDA

  3. CDBA

  4. ADCB

 

Ans.d

 

Q.A. An essay which appeals chiefly to the intellect is Francis Bacon’s Of Studies.
B. His careful tripartite division of studies expressed succinctly in aphoristic prose demands the complete attention of the mind of the reader.
C. He considers studies as they should be; for pleasure, for self-improvement, for business.
D. He considers the evils of excess study: laziness, affectation, and preciosity.

 

  1. DCBA

  2. ABCD

  3. CDBA

  4. ACBD

 

Ans.b

 

Q.A. By reasoning we mean the mental process of drawing an inference from two or more statements or going from the inference to the statements, which yield that inference.
B. So logical reasoning covers those types of questions, which imply drawing an inference from the problems.
C. Logic means, if we take its original meaning, the science of valid reasoning.
D. Clearly, for understanding arguments and for drawing the inference correctly, it is necessary that we should understand the statements first.

 

  1. ACBD

  2. CABD

  3. ABCD

  4. DBCA

 

Ans.b

 

Read and answer

 

In each question, the main statement is followed by four sentences. Select the pair of sentences that relates logically to the given statement.

 

Q.Either Sita is sick or she is careless.
A. Sita is not sick. B. Sita is not careless.
C. Sita is sick. D. Sita is careless.

 

  1. AB

  2. AD

  3. BA

  4. DA

 

Ans.b

 

Q.Ram gets a swollen nose whenever he eats hamburgers.
A. Ram gets a swollen nose. B. Ram does not eat hamburgers.
C. Ram does not get a swollen nose. D. Ram eats hamburgers.

 

  1. AB

  2. DC

  3. AC

  4. BC

 

Ans.d

 

Q.Either the employees have no confidence in the management or they are hostile by nature.
A. They are not hostile by nature. B. They are hostile by nature.
C. They have confidence in the management. D. They have no confidence in the management.

 

  1. BA

  2. CB

  3. DA

  4. BD

 

Ans.b

 

Q.Whenever Ram reads late into the night, his father beats him.
A. His father does not beat Ram. B. Ram reads late into the night.
C. Ram reads early in the morning. D. Ram’s father beats him in the morning.

 

  1. CD

  2. BD

  3. AB

  4. None of these

 

Ans.d

 

Q.All irresponsible parents shout if their children do not cavort.
A. All irresponsible parents do not shout. B. Children cavort.
C. Children do not cavort. D. All irresponsible parents shout.

 

  1. AB

  2. BA

  3. CA

  4. All of these

 

Ans.a

 

Read and Answer

For the word given at the top of each table, match the dictionary definitions on the left (A, B, C, D) with their corresponding usage on the right (E, F, G, H). Out of the four possibilities given in the boxes below the table, select the one that has all the definitions and their usages correctly matched.

 

Q. Exceed

vocabulary for CAT

  1. A

  2. B

  3. C

  4. D

 

Ans . A

 

Q. Infer

vocabulary for CAT

  1. A

  2. B

  3. C

  4. D

 

Ans . D

 

Q. Mellow

vocabulary for CAT

  1. A

  2. B

  3. C

  4. D

 

Ans . C

 

Q. Relief

vocabulary for CAT

  1. A

  2. B

  3. C

  4. D

 

Ans . B

 

Q. Purge

vocabulary for CAT

  1. A

  2. B

  3. C

  4. D

 

Ans . D

 

Read and Answer

 

Directions for questions : The sentences given in each question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a letter. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the given choices to construct a coherent paragraph

 

Q. A. Although there are large regional variations, it is not infrequent to find a large number of people sitting here and there and doing nothing.
B. Once in office, they receive friends and relatives who feel free to call any time without prior appointment.
C. While working, one is struck by the slow and clumsy actions and reactions, indifferent attitudes, procedure rather than outcome orientation, and the lack of consideration for others.
D. Even those who are employed often come late to the office and leave early unless they are forced to be punctual.
E. Work is not intrinsically valued in India.
F. Quite often people visit ailing friends and relatives or go out of their way to help them in their personal matters even during office hours.

 

  1. ECADBF

  2. EADCFB

  3. EADBFC

  4. ABFCBE

 

Ans . C

 

Q. A. But in the industrial era destroying the enemy’s productive capacity means bombing the factories which are located in the cities.
B. So in the agrarian era, if you need to destroy the enemy’s productive capacity, what you want to do is burn his fields, or if you’re really vicious, salt them.
C. Now in the information era, destroying the enemy’s productive capacity means destroying the information infrastructure.
D. How do you do battle with your enemy?
E. The idea is to destroy the enemy’s productive capacity, and depending upon the economic foundation, that productive capacity is different in each case.
F. With regard to defence, the purpose of the military is to defend the nation and be prepared to do battle with its enemy.

 

  1. FDEBAC

  2. FCABED

  3. DEBACF

  4. DFEBAC

 

Ans . A

 

Q. A. Michael Hofman, a poet and translator, accepts this sorry fact without approval or complaint.
B. But thanklessness and impossibility do not daunt him.
C. He acknowledges too — in fact, he returns to the point often — that best translators of poetry always fail at some level.
D. Hofman feels passionately about his work and this is clear from his writings.
E. In terms of the gap between worth and rewards, translators come somewhere near nurses and street-cleaners.

 

  1. EACDB

  2. ADEBC

  3. EACBD

  4. DCEAB

 

Ans . C

 

Q. A. Passivity is not, of course, universal.
B. In areas where there are no lords or laws, or in frontier zones where all men go armed, the attitude of the peasantry may well be different.
C. So indeed it may be on the fringe of the unsubmissive.
D. However, for most of the soil-bound peasants the problem is not whether to be normally passive or active, but when to pass from one state to another.
E. This depends on an assessment of the political situation

 

  1. BEDAC

  2. CDABE

  3. EDBAC

  4. ABCDE

 

Ans . D

 

Q. A. The situations in which violence occurs and the nature of that violence tends to be clearly defined at least in theory, as in the proverbial Irishman’s question: “Is this a private fight or can anyone join in?”
B. So the actual risk to outsiders, though no doubt higher than our societies, is calculable.
C. Probably the only uncontrolled applications of force are those of social superiors to social inferiors and even here there are probably some rules.
D. However, binding the obligation to kill, members of feuding families engaged in mutual massacre will be genuinely appalled if by some mischance a bystander or outsider is killed.

 

  1. DABC

  2. ACDB

  3. CBAD

  4. DBAC

 

Ans . A

 

READ AND ANSWER

In each of the following sentences, parts of the sentence are left blank. Beneath each sentence, four different ways of completing the sentence are indicated. Choose the best alternative from among the four.

 

Q. But ___ are now regularly written not just for tools, but well-established practices, organisations and institutions, not all of which seem to be ___ away.

 

  1. reports … withering

  2. stories … trading

  3. books … dying

  4. obituaries … fading

 

Ans . D

 

Q. The Darwin who ___ is most remarkable for the way in which he ___ the attributes of the world class thinker and head of the household

 

  1. comes … figures

  2. arises … adds

  3. emerges … combines

  4. appeared … combines

 

Ans . C

 

Q. Since her face was free of ___ there was no way to ___ if she appreciated what had happened.

 

  1. make-up … realise

  2. expression … ascertain

  3. emotion … diagnose

  4. scars … understand

 

Ans . B

 

Q. In this context, the ___ of the British labour movement is particularly ___.

 

  1. affair … weird

  2. activity … moving

  3. experience … significant

  4. atmosphere … gloomy

 

Ans . C

 

Q. Indian intellectuals may boast, if they are so inclined, of being ___ to the most elitist among the intellectual ___ of the world.

 

  1. subordinate … traditions

  2. heirs … cliques

  3. ancestors … societies

  4. heir … traditions

 

Ans . D

 

For each of the words below, a contextual usage is provided. Pick the word from the alternatives given that is most inappropriate in the given context.

Q. Specious: A specious argument is not simply a false one but one that has the ring of truth.

 

  1. Deceitful

  2. Fallacious

  3. Credible

  4. Deceptive

 

Ans . C

 

Q. Obviate: The new mass transit system may obviate the need for the use of personal cars

 

  1. Prevent

  2. Forestall

  3. Preclude

  4. Bolster

 

Ans . D

 

Q. Disuse: Some words fall into disuse as technology makes objects obsolete

 

  1. Prevalent

  2. Discarded

  3. Obliterated

  4. Unfashionable

 

Ans . A

 

Q. Parsimonious: The evidence was constructed from very parsimonious scraps of information

 

  1. Frugal

  2. Penurious

  3. Thrifty

  4. Altruistic

 

Ans . D

 

Q. Facetious: When I suggested that war is a method of controlling population, my father remarked that I was being facetious.

 

  1. Jovian

  2. Jovial

  3. Jocular

  4. Joking

 

Ans . A