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General English for Competitive Exams

Directions: Choose the word or group of words which is MOST SIMILAR in meaning to the word printed in capital as used in the passage.
Question 1:
PLEASANTLY
(1) extremely
(2) delightfully
(3) charming
(4) friendly
(5) coolly
Question 2:
WAILING
(1) Crying
(2) complaining
(3) shouting
(4) Tears
(5) Grumbling
Question 3:
RIGHT
(1) Suitable
(2) Legally
(3) Accurately
(4)Straight
(5) Immediately
Question 4:
BEGETS
(1) produces
(2) loses
(3) expects
(4) avoids
(5) calls
Question 5:
STERN
(1) hard
(2) tall
(3) easy
(4) tight
(5) severe
Question 6:
GATHERED
(1) partled
(2) assembled
(3) dispersed
(4) pooled
(5) collated
Question 7:
MAKE
(1) earn
(2) estimate
(3) prepare
(4) build
(5) settle
Question 8:
LOST
(1) defeated
(2) failed
(3) forfeited
(4) wasted
(5) destroyed
Question 9:
GETAWAY
(1) holiday
(2) freedom
(3) fantasy
(4) escape
(5) relaxation
Question 10:
UNKEMPT
(1) untidy
(2) tiny
(3) torn
(4) proper
(5) worried
Directions (6 – 10) :  In each question below, a sentence with four words printed in bold type is given. These are numbered as (1), (2), (3) and (4). One of these four words printed in bold may be either wrongly spelt or inappropriate in the context of the sentence. Find out the word which is wrongly spelt or inappropriate, if any. The number of that word is your answer. If all the words printed in bold are correctly spelt and also appropriate in the context of the sentence, mark (5) i.e. ‘All correct’ as your answer.
Question 11:
Discussion (1) / is an exchange of knowledge (2)/ whereas argument (3)/ is a depiction (4)/ of ignorance. All correct (5).
Question 12:
He was arrested (1)/ for the crime (2)/ and was charged (3)/ with attempt (4 )/ to murder. All correct (5)
Question 13:
Commit (1) / yourself to lifelong learning (2)/ as the most valu­able (3)/ aset (4)/ you will have is your mind. All correct (5)
Question 14:
Believe (1)/ that life is worth (2)/ living and your belief will create (3)/ the fact. (4)/ All correct (5)
Question 15:
The best educated (1)/ human being (2) / is the one who understands (3 )/ most about the life in which (4)/ he is placed. All correct (5).

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