Thursday, July 12, 2012

Enhance your English Vocab (Vocabulary Quiz - 171)

Directions (Qs. 1 to 15) : Choose the word which is most nearly the same in meaning (Synonym) as the given word in question.

1. Moodiness
[B]Person Competent To Act As A Judge Of Art, Etc.; A Lover Of An Art
[C]Fits Of Depression Or Gloom
[D]Individual Who Sacrifices Principles For Expediency By Taking Advantage Of The Circumstances

2. Murkiness
[A]Enrage; Infuriate
[B]Darkness; Gloom
[C]Bantering; Joking
[D]Exhibiting Rainbowlike Colors

3. Neologism
[A]Mutilate; Injure
[B]Reject; Scorn
[C]Animal-Biting Fly; An Irritating Person
[D]New Or Newly Coined Word Or Phrase

4. Nubile
[A]Deprived Of; Lacking
[B]Witty Saying; Facetious Remark
[D]Mentally Quick And Observant; Having Insight

5. Obsequious
[B]Trembling; Slight Quiver
[C]Acting As A Substitute; Done By A Deputy
[D]Slavishly Attentive; Servile; Sycophantic

6. Onerous
[A]Green Crust On Old Bronze Works; Tone Slowly By Varnished Painting
[B]Slavish; Cringing
[D]Seemingly Plausible But Fallacious Reasoning

7. Orthography
[A]Raised Platform For Guests Of Honor
[C]Correct Spelling
[D]Take Apart

8. Panacea
[A]Inharmonious; Conflicting
[B]Cure-All; Remedy For All Diseases
[C]Mix; Work Dough
[D]Treat With Scorn Or Contempt

9. Parody
[A]The Meat Of A Deer
[B]Inhabitant Of
[C]Menial Kitchen Worker
[D]Humorous Imitation; Travesty

10. Pecuniary
[A]To Muddle; Drive Crazy; Become Rotten
[C]Rotting Flesh Of A Dead Body
[D]Pertaining To Money

11. Perimeter
[A]Spur; Motive
[C]Approve Formally; Verify
[D]Outer Boundary

12. Pervasive
[A]Slanted; Prejudiced
[B]Spread Throughout; Permeating
[C]Hatred Of Marriage
[D]Expression Of The Will Of A People By Direct Election

13. Pique
[A]Strict Disciplinarian
[B]Secret; Mysterious
[C]Irritation; Resentment
[D]Unreal Reflection; Optical Illusion

14. Podiatrist
[A]Burning; Sarcastically Biting
[B]Doctor Who Treats Ailments Of The Feet
[C]Sediment; Worthless Residue

15. Pragmatic
[A]Artistic; Dealing With Or Capable Of Appreciation Of The Beautiful
[B]Practical; Concerned With Practical Values
[C]Like A Fanatic; Furious

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