MOST IMPORTANT VOCABULARY PART 1 FOR ALL COMPETITIVE EXAMS
Dear Aspirants, As all of you know that if you are preparing for exams like, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL,BANK PO, BANK CLERK, IBPS, UPSC or some other state government competitive exam, what is the importance of English Language section. So keeping that in mind we are providing you this English quiz for SSC CGL, CHSL, CPO,BANK PO, BANK CLERK,IBPS, UPSC etc. exams. So practice well and perform well.
1. An underhand device resorted to in order to justify misconduct
2. Impossible to describe
3. One who criticises popular beliefs which he thinks is mistaken or unwise
4. Detaining and confining someone
5. Science of the races of mankind
6. One who hides away on a ship to obtain a free passage—
7. Clues available at a scene—
8. An unexpected piece of good fortune—
9. An emolument over and above fixed income or salary—
10. The animal of a particular region.
11. An involuntary action under a stimulus is described as a
12. A continuous process of change is known as
13. The use of many words where only a few are necessary
14. Circular building or hall with a dome
15. One who is a citizen not of a country but of the world
16. To run away with a lover
17. Science of heredity
18. Arrangement in order of occurrence
18. Occurring at night
19. Determine the nature of the disease
20. Person who insists on adherence to formal rules or literary meaning
21.Calmness and indifference to suffering
22. The practice of having more than one husband
23. Seeing something which is not actually present
24. With much liveliness and a sense of purpose
25. Instrument to measure atmospheric pressure.
Directions (26- 30) In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the idioms/ Phrase Chose the alternative which best express the meaning of the idioms / phrase.
26. A snail’s pace
(A) To do things very slowly
(B) to walk like a snail
(C) to lack interest in work
(D)to do things in methodical manner
27. To turn a deaf ear
(A) To be hard of hearing
(B) to be indifferent
(C) To be attentive
(D) to be obstinate
28. To take to one ‘s heels
(A) To run off
(B) to show one’s heel
(C) To run around
(D) to walk leisurely
29.To have something up one’s sleeves
(A) having practical plan
(B) having an important project
(C) having an ambitious plan
(D) having a secret plan
30. To end in smoke
(A) to have a smoke session
(B) to be on fire
(C) to come to nothing
(D) to burn slowly
Directions (31- 50) In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the idioms/ Phrase given in bold in the sentence, chose the alternative which best express the meaning of the idioms / phrase given in bold.
31. As the bomb exploded people ran helter- skelter.
(A) In great fear
(B) In disorderly haste
(C) In haste
(D) In great sorrow
32. He was progressing by leaps and bounds because of his hard work.
33. Our founder had done a Herculean task constructing this great educational institution.
(A) A work of no worth
(B) An effortless job
(C) A work requiring very great effort
(D) A work requiring very great intelligence
34. My close friend got the sack from his first job recently.
(B) Got rid of
(C) Was demoted from
(D) Was dismissed from
35. I can do no longer put up with her insolence.
36. She is a fair weather friend.
(A) A good friend
(B) a friend who meets difficulties calmly
(C) A friend deserts you in difficulties
(D) a favourable friend
37. To die in harness means to die while
(A) riding a horse
(B) in a stable
(C) in a uniform
(D) still in services
38. to keep under wraps means to keep something.
39. After independence Indian agriculture rose like a phoenix due to the green Revolution.
(A) with a new life
(B) with a start
(C) with royal gait
(D) with vengeance
40. His failure at the election has been a sore point with him for a long time.
(A) something which hurts
(B) something that brings fear to
(C) something memorable for
(D) Something pleasurable to
41.The student is on the verge of breakdown.
(A) on the brink of
(B) at the outset of
(C) In the midst of
(D) at the risk of
42. My repeated attempts to get refund from the civic authorities were of no avail.
43. He was progressing by leaps and bounds because of his hard work.
44. to emerge out of thin air means to
(A) appear suddenly
(B) descend gradually
(C) fall down quickly
(D) enter from space
45.The news of the accident came as a bolt from the blue.
(A) something unexpected
(B) something unpleasant
(C) something horrible
(D) something unexpected and unpleasant
46. The story of the tarin accident as narrated by one of the survivors made my flesh creep.
(A) Thrilled me
(B) horrified me
(C) excited me
(D) frightened me
47. He has resigned his job and burnt his boats so far as government service is concerned.
(A) felt dejected
(B) Blasted his hopes
(C) ruined himself
(D) left no means of retreat
48. He cannot hold a candle to his elder brother.
(A) equal to
(B) not as clever as
(C) cannot be compared to
(D) duller than
49. The question of higher membership fees was brought up at the last meeting.
(A) discussed at great length.
(B) introduced for discussion
(C) criticized vehemently
(D) vaguely referred to
50. His arguments cut no ice with me.
(A) had no influence on me
(B) did not hurt me
(C) did not benefit me
(D) did not make me proud