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One word Substitution


Max. Marks : 35

No. of Qs. 35

Time : 25 min.

Directions (Qs.1-35) : In each of the following questions, out of


the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for
the given words/sentence.

11.

1.

12.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

A person of good understanding knowledge and reasoning


power
(a) Expert
(b) Intellectual
(c) Snob
(d) Literate
A person pretending to be somebody he is not
(a) Magician
(b) Rogue
(c) Liar
(d) Imposter
One who has little faith in human sincerity and goodness
(a) Egoist
(b) Fatalist
(c) Stoic
(d) Cynic
One who possesses many talents
(a) Versatile
(b) Nubile
(c) Exceptional
(d) Gifted
The custom or practice of having more than one husband at
same time
(a) Polygyny
(b) Polyphony
(c) Polyandry
(d) Polychromy
Teetotaller means
(a) One who abstains from theft
(b) One who abstains from meat
(c) One who abstains from taking wine
(d) One who abstains from malice
Habitually silent or talking little
(a) Servile
(b) Unequivocal
(c) Taciturn
(d) Synoptic
A name adopted by an author in his writings
(a) Nickname
(b) Pseudonym
(c) Nomenclature
(d) Title
The absence of law and order
(a) Rebellion
(b) Anarchy
(c) Mutiny
(d) Revolt
A religious discourse
(a) Preach
(b) Stanza
(c) Sanctorum
(d) Sermon

RESPONSE
GRID

1.
6.
11.
16.

b c d

b c d

b c d

b c d

2.
7.
12.
17.

b c d

b c d

b c d

b c d

13.

14.

15.

16.

17.

18.

19.

20.

3.
8.
13.
18.

Date : ........./......../................

A person who speaks many languages


(a) Linguist
(b) Monolingual
(c) Polyglot
(d) Bilingual
One who sacrifices his life for a cause
(a) Patriot
(b) Martyr
(c) Revolutionary
(d) Soldier
One who knows everything
(a) Literate
(b) Scholar
(c) Omnipotent
(d) Omniscient
A large sleeping-room with many beds
(a) Bedroom
(b) Dormitory
(c) Hostel
(d) Basement
Continuing fight between parties, families, clans, etc.
(a) Enmity
(b) Feud
(c) Quarrel
(d) Skirmish
A person interested in collecting, studying and selling of
old things
(a) Antiquarian
(b) Junk-dealer
(c) Crank
(d) Archealogist
Policeman riding on motorcycles as guards to a VIP
(a) Outriders
(b) Servants
(c) Commandos
(d) Attendants
One who is determined to exact full vengeance for wrongs
done to him
(a) Virulent
(b) Vindictive
(c) Usurer
(d) Vindicator
One absorbed in his own thoughts and feelings rather than
in things outside
(a) Scholar
(b) Recluse
(c) Introvert
(d) Intellectual
One who dabbles in fine arts for the love of it and not for
monetary gains
(a) Connoisseur
(b) Amateur
(c) Professional
(d) Dilettante
a

b c d

b c d

b c d

b c d

4.
9.
14.
19.

b c d

b c d

b c d

b c d

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5.
10.
15.
20.

b c d

b c d

b c d

b c d

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21.

22.

23.

24.

25.

26.

27.

28.

29.

30.

A school boy who cuts classes frequently is a


(a) Defeatist

(b) Sycophant

(c) Truant

(d) Martinet

(a) Veteran
(b) Philistine

Medical study of skin and its diseases


(a) Dermatology

(b) Endocrinology

(c) Gynecology

(d) Orthopaedics

(c) Dilettante
(d) Connoisseur

One who believes that all things and events in life are
predetermined is a
(a) Fatalist

(b) Puritan

(c) Egoist

(d) Tyrant

(b) Highbrow

(c) Sophisticated

(d) Fastidious

31.

A person who has great devotion for religious rites.


(a) Fanatic
(b) Bigot
(c) Zealous

Having superior or intellectual interests and tastes


(a) Elite

One who is well-versed in any subject a critical judge of any


art, particularly fine arts?

(d) Devoice
32.

The principle of living and acting for welfare of others.


(a) Altrusim
(b) Asceticism

A government by the nobles

(c) Egoism

(a) Aristocracy

(b) Democracy

(d) Misogynism

(c) Autocracy

(d) Bureaucracy

33.

Medicine to counteract the effect of poison

One who is honourably discharged from service

(a) Emetic

(a) Retired

(b) Emeritus

(b) Antidote

(c) Relieved

(d) Emancipated

(c) Anti-venom
(d) Antiseptic

The policy of extending a country's empire and influence


(a) Communism

(b) Internationalism

(c) Capitalism

(d) Imperialism

34.

A political leader appealing to popular desires and prejudices


(a) Dictator
(b) Tyrant

A fixed orbit in space in relation to earth


(a) Geological

(b) Geo-synchronous

(c) Geo-centric

(d) Geo-stationary

(c) Popularist
(d) Demagogue

A general pardon granted by the government to political


offenders.

35.

An apartment building in which each apartment is owned


separately by the people living in it, but also containing
shared areas.

(a) Amnesty

(a) Condominium

(b) Alimony

(b) Multiplex

(c) Diplomacy

(c) Duplex

(d) Armistice

(d) Caravan

RESPONSE
GRID

21.
26.
31.

b c d

b c d

b c d

22.
27.
32.

b c d

b c d

b c d

23.
28.
33.

b c d

b c d

b c d

24.
29.
34.

b c d

b c d

b c d

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25.
30.
35.

b c d

b c d

b c d

HINTS AND EXPLANATIONS


1.
7.
13.
19.
25.
31.

(b)
(c)
(d)
(c)
(a)
(d)

2.
8.
14.
20.
26.
32.

(d)
(b)
(b)
(b)
(b)
(a)

3.
9.
15.
21.
27.
33.

(d)
(b)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(b)

4.
10.
16.
22.
28.
34.

(a)
(d)
(a)
(a)
(d)
(d)

5.
11.
17.
23.
29.
35.

(c)
(c)
(a)
(a)
(a)
(a)

6.
12.
18.
24.
30.

(c)
(b)
(b)
(b)
(d)

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