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BUILDING VERBIAGE/VOCABULARY

SET 1
Select the meaning of the word mentioned
Q.1
Acumen
a) Slow understanding
b) no expertise
knowledge e) low skill
Q.2
Placid
a) Calm
above

b) Noisy

c) quick understanding

c) Vibrant

d) Veracious

d)

e)None of the

Choose the word among the four options which is the closest in meaning to the
given word.
Q.3
Damp
a) Dank
b)Dark
c) Gloomy
d)Dependent on something
Q.4
Rectify
a) To command
b) destroy
c) correct
d) to build
Q.5
Respite
a) Reform
b) fatigue
c) ill will
d) short break
Q.6
Wreak
a) To throw
b) to use with full effect
c) to grasp
d) to cut
Q.7
Placate
a) to flatten out
b)to pacify
c)to annoy
d)to make sure
Q.8
Ecstasy
a) Exhausted
b) strong
c) joy d) greed
e) rival
Q.9
Bovine
a) An expert
b) like an ox
c) meat extract
d) dim-witted
Q.10 Upheaval
a) Outcome
b) slow change
c) upward turns
d) radical change
Select the meaning of the word mentioned
Q.11 Native
a) pertaining to coins or medals
b) of doubtful authenticity
c) Autochthonous indigenous, originating where found
d) liberal, broadminded, of universal interest
e) None of the above
Q.12 Redundancy
a) unnecessary repetition of the same idea in different words

b) weariness, weakness
c) habitual lying
d) the spreading of a disease (especially cancer) to another part of the body e)
None of the above
Choose the word among the four options which is the closest in meaning to the
given word.
Q.13
Do
a) Done
b) Disable
c) To ensure
d) Perform
Q 14. Abortive
a) unsuccessful

b) consuming

c) financing

Q15. Baneful
a) generous

b) kindly

c) ruinous

Q16. Brazen
a) shameless

b) quick

c) modest

Q17. Refund
a) deduct

b) receive

Q18. Incredulous
a) Superstitions
Q19. Sozzled
a) cultured

c) distribute

b) unreliable

b) drunk

Q20. Vendetta
a) Threat
b) Mortal
Q21. Extrovert
a) outgoing person
Q22. Pungent
a) sharp sensation

d) familiar e) fruitful

d) severity

d) pleasant

d) give

c) unimaginative

e) superfluous

e) melodramatic

e) reimburse

d) skeptical

c) moderate d) burning

c) friendship

b) shy

c) calm

b) flowery

d) feud

d)fussy

c) tasty

e)passive

d) cute

Q23. Unsuccessful
a) related, having a common ancestry
b) futile, functionless, superfluous
c) lacking self-control, unchaste, unrestrained
d) gently flickering with soft clear light, light and witty (fig)
e) None of the above

e) clever

24
Inconsistent
a) deliberately trying to influence, not impartial
b) related, having a common ancestry
c) mournful, like a lament
d) unstable, prone to change or movement
e) None of the above
25
BEAT
a) Defeat

b) Caress

c) Beaten

d) Bend

e) None of the above

SET 2
Choose the word among the four options which is the closest in meaning to the
given word.
Q.1
Recurrence
a) Repetition
b) Innovative
above
Q.2
Captivate
a) Disgust
Q.3
Carcass
a) mind

b) Capture
b) association

Q.4
Admonition
a) weapon
hysteria
Q.5
Mottle
a) spoil

c) Unusual

b) preamble

b) mark with spots

d) New

e) None of the

c) Wary

d)To charm

c) soul

d) dead body

c) warning

d) alarm

c)erase

e)

d) colour

Q.6
Sentient
a) capable of feelings

b) dry

Q.7
Compunction
a) regret

b) appreciate

c) wonder

d) anger

b) quibble

c) amuse

d)

Q.8
Cavil
a) munch
appreciate

Q.9
Inedible
a) unfit for human consumption
Q.10

Paramount

c) dull

b) polluted

d) dirty

c) vitiated

d) eatable

a) Above others in rank of authority


very important
Q.l1 Valuable
a) Vain b)Solemn

c)Moral

b) famous

d)Precious

c) wide and extensive

d)

e)None of the above

Q.12 Semiotics
a) Study of signs and symbols as used in language
b) Pattern, example
c) Superhuman creature (subordinate to the Creator)
d) Previous writing partially concealed beneath more recent writing
e) None of the above
Q.13 Abandon
a) Forsake

b)Wicked

c)House

d)Lower

Q.14 Compound
a) to emphasise
compress

b)to confuse

c)to put together

d)to

Q.15 Eulogistic
a) prank
e)praising

b)wanderer

c)well-settled

d)practical

b)sharpen

c)quench

Q.16 Slake
a) rub
Q.17 Debonair
a) superficial

b) pleasant and graceful

Q.18 Composure
a) assumed attitude

b)liberty

Q19. Forceful
a) Hopeful, optimistic; blood-red
b) Dark, gloomy
c) Compelling, logically cogent, urgent
d) Containing maxims or aphorisms
e) None of the above
Q 20. Impolitic
a) Separate, split
b) Improper; unfortunate
c) Unwise; imprudent

d)erase

c) stylish

c) restlessness

d)flighty

d) tranquility

d) To disagree; differ in opinion


e) None of the above
Q21 Below
a) Under

b) Belie

Q22. Decay
a) Prosper

b) Decline

Q23. Unfold
a) Stunt
b) Compress
Q24. Careless
a) Spotless

c) Above

d) Submit

c) Dainty

c) Restrict

b) Faceless

d) Defunct

d) Elaborate

c) Negligent

Q25. Actual
a) Ponder
b) Real

e) None of the above

c) Actually

e) None of the above

e) None of the above

d) Vigilant

d) Action

e) Arrogant

e) None of these

SET 3
Choose the word among the four options which is the closest in meaning to the
given word.
1. Candid
a) Convivial b) Frank

c) Sly

d) Candidate e) None of these

2. Bellicose
a) War-like b) Naval

c)Amusing

d) Piecemeale) Errant

3. Breach
a) Break

c) Uncertain d) Restrict

4. Defect
a) Flaw

b) Slander

b) Injure

5. Equal
a) Equitable
6. Gluttony
a) Satisfaction
7. Obliterate
a) To blot out

c) Deface

b) Uniform

d) Perfect

c)Right

e) Rift

e)None of the above

d)Pattern

e) None of the above

b) Beatitude c)Sadness d)Greedy e) None of the above

b)Slow down

c)Block up d)Decline e) None of the above

8. Stolid
a) Stubbornly rebellious
b) One who leads a simple life of self-denial
c) Solemn moral talk; sermon
d) Showing little emotion
e) None of the above
9. Hazard
a) Threatening, peril
b) Convulsive, startling, wildly energetic
c) Glassy, transparent
d) Smooth, slippery; shifty, dishonest, lewd
e) None of the above
10. Effusion
a) Shocking
of the above

b) Exclamation

11. Repugnance
a) Affection
b) Disinclination
above
12. Boisterous
a) Conflicting
13. Fraudulence
a) Dishonesty
above

c) Compensation

c) Like

d) Approve

b) Vociferous

c) Testimonial

b)Frankness

c)Candor

14. Elementary
a) Primary

b) Element

c) Infamous

15. Shift
a) to manage

b)move

c)slide

16. Bountiful
a) pretty

b)generous

c)shameful

17. Immune
a) exempt

b)statutory

c)hostile

d) Threatening

e) None

e) None of the

d) Grateful

d)Openness

e) Adolescent

e)None of the

d)Enveloped

d)drag ones feet

d)spiritual

d)disturbing

18. Bowdlerize
a) to take out words that might be considered improper
b) give firmness to

e)rude

e)misfortune

c) use unnecessary strength


d) cut into two or more separate parts
19. Rookie
a) an old man
d) a wrestler

b) a new recruit

c) a fighter

20. Mlange
a) mixture of medley
d) desert

b)household

c)optical illusion

21. Uncertain
a) up in the air
of the above
22. Devoid
a) stupid

b) by heart

b)lacking

23. Prowess
a) understanding

c) second rate

c) evasive

b) keenness

d)Two-faced

d)hopeless

c) eagerness

d) bravery

24. Laud
a) lord

b) Eulogy

c) praise

d) Extolled

25. Impromptu
a) Offhand

b) Unimportant

c) Unreal

d) Effective

SET 4
1. Baffle
a) to disconcert

b) tease

c) strike

d) end away

c) uncertain

d) absurd

2. Precipitous
a) exact

b) very steep

3. Whim
a) desire

b) unnatural behaviour c) clumsy

4. Tour de force
a) long journey

b) feat of skill

e) None

d) fancy

c) spectacle d) show of force

5. Fulsome
a) thorough

b) trivial

6. Gabble
a) Consume Rapidly
talk rapidly
7. Infertile
a) Barren

c) Eager

d) Excessive

b) Jump around

b) Marshy

c) Identify

c) Inhabitable

d) Bring together e) to

d) Dry

Choose the word among the four options which is the opposite of the given word.
8 CANDID
a) Convivial

b) Frank

9 Precipitous
a) exact
b) very steep
10 Myriad
a) bright
above
11 Docile
a) vague
12 Mitigate
a) to heal
above

c) Sly

c) uncertain

b) imaginary

b) gentle

13 Ingenious
a) Misleading

17 Incompatible
a) Capable
b) Reasonable
18 Amalgamate

c) Wonder

c) Faulty

e)None of the

e) None of the above

c) Intoxicated

d) Crude

b) The range of occurrence

16 Compunction
a) Regret
b) Appreciate

e) None of the above

d) send on a mission

b) Clever at inventing

c) Latest

e) None of the above

d) variety

d) stubborn

c) pardon

14 Nascent
a) Initial
b) Unpleasant
15 Incidence
a) Stubbornness

d) absurd

c) very great number

c) stupid

b) soften

d) Candidate

e) None of the

d) Alarm

e) None of the above

c) Anecdotes

d) Anger

d) Indifferent

d) Conclusion

e) indifferent

e) consistent

a) To unite

b) Gather c) Astonish greatly d) Frustrate

19 Vernal
a) Luxuriant

b) Spring-like

20 Erotic
a) decorous

b) Given to mistakes

c) Scale

d) Dirty

c) Difficult

e) None of the above

e) None of the above

d) Amorous

e) Wandering

21 Notoriety
a) Public shame b)Unpleasant experience c) Wrong option d) not well known
22 Deplete
a)Take away
23 Sporadic
a)Epidemic

b)Fill

c)Make greater

b)Whirling

d)To exhaust

e)None of the above

d)Stagnant

e)None of the above

c)Occasional

24 Virile
a) Athletic

b) Pompous

25 Coup
a) debacle

b) Small enclosure c) Accident d) Clever reply

c) Manly

d) Woman-like

e) Boastful

SET 5
Choose the word among the four options which is the opposite of the given word.
1 Malediction
a) A curse against someone
prayer
e) benediction
2 Prone
a) Thrown forward
above

b) Farewell words

b) Disease

c) Supine

c) Omen

d) Inactive

d) A closing

e) None of the

3 Hansoms
a) Manis clock b) Elaborate serving dish c) Gardening tool d)Two-wheeled
carriage e) None of these
4 Fiasco
a) Festival
plan

b) Failure

c) success

d) Misfortune

e) Ridiculous

5 Comic
a) Fearful

b) Tragic

6 Annoy
a) Please

b) Rejoice

7 Hapless
a) Consistent

c) Painful

c) Admire

b) Shaped

8 Niggardly
a) Generous b) Stingy

d) Misfortune

d) Reward

c) Cheerful

e) Emotional

e) none of these

d) Fortunate

c) Thrifty d) Frugal e) none of these

e) none of these

Answer Key
Set 1
1. c
11. c
21. a

2. a
12. a
22. a

3. a
13. d
23. b

4. c
14. a
24. d

5. d
15. c
25. e

6. b
16. a

7. b
17. e

8. c
18. d

9. b
19. b

10. d
20. d

2. d
12. a
22. b

3. d
13. a
23. e

4. c
14. c
24. c

5. b
15. e
25. b

6. a
16. c

7. a
17. b

8. b
18. d

9. a
19. c

10. a
20. c

2. a
12. b
22. b

3. e
13. a
23. d

4. a
14. a
24. c

5. b
15. b
25. a

6. d
16. b

7. a
17. a

8. d
18. a

9. a
19. b

10. e
20. a

2. b
12. e
22. c

3. a
13. a
23. e

4. b
14. c
24. d

5. d
15. d
25. a

6. e
16. e

7. a
17. e

8. c
18. e

9. e
19. e

10. e
20. a

2. c

3. e

4. c

5. b

6. a

7. d

8. a

9.

10.

Set 2
1. a
11. d
21. a
Set 3
1. b
11. b
21. a
Set 4
1. a
11. d
21. d
Set 5
1. e

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