(a) horizontal direction
(b) opposite direction
(d) vague direction.
Ans: azimuth: (a) h o r i z o n t a l / u n i f o r m direction.
—His friendship with her is the story’s ill-fated azimuth which accurately approaches its doomed climax.
(a) dull talk
(b) flattering talk
(c) critical talk
(d) informative talk.
Ans: blarney: (b) flattering/ charming talk.
—The tale was not of Irish heroism and blarney.
Ans: chuffed: (d) pleased.
—He was feeling mighty chuffed by the announcement.
(a) political step
(b) cultural step
(d) fast step.
Ans: demarche: (a) political step or initiative.
—The UN Military Observer Group for India and Pakistan was issued a demarche for its indiscreet remarks on Kashmir
Ans: etiolated: (c) weak.
—In the absence of work culture we are likely to end up as an etiolated society.
Ans: fiasco: (b) failure (complete).
—The party was a total fiasco because the wrong date was given on the invitations.
(a) not factual
(b) not secular
(c) not religious
(d) not specific.
Ans: generic: (d) not specific.
—Most of the time we talk of corruption in generic terms.
Ans: halcyon: (c) peaceful, happy.
—In old age we generally remember the halcyon days of youth.
Ans: inimitable: (c) unique.
—Kishore Kumar’s greatest contribution was his inimitable voice itself.
10. junk (v):
Ans:junk (v): (a) discard, reject.
—It is no accident that the Chief Executive junked his absurd title and booted out the elected President.
(a) smooth road (to success)
(b) smooth sailing (on sea)
(c) large quantity (goods)
(d) vast number (people).
Ans:legion: (d) vast number (people).
—To her great surprise the dancer found that herfans were a legion.
(a)association of women
(b) hatred of women
(c) pioneer of revolution
(d) ends of justice.
Ans: misogyny: (b) hatred of women.
—Her endeavour to create a feminine archetype is a standing rebuke to misogyny.
(a) sudden fall
(b) gradual acceptance
(c) mindless killing
(d) endless bombing.
Ans: osmosis: (b) gradual acceptance.
—Children seem to learn about computers by osmosis.
(a) easily flattered
(b) hardly credible
(c) easily angered
(d) easily digestible.
Ans: peppery: (c) easily angered, hot tempered.
—In old age people generally become impatient and peppery.
Ans: rambunctious: (a) cheerful, noisy.
—In the birth-day party children were rambunctious.
Ans: spunk: (b) courage/spirit.
—Like her mother, the Punjabi girl portrayed in the film (Monsoon Wedding) is full of spunk.
(a) not useful
(b) not competent
(c) not impartial
(d) not expensive.
Ans: tenditious: (c) not impartial.
—Such tenditious proposals as are being put forward to solve ‘trade-union matters’ are unlikely to succeed.
(c ) convince
Ans: uptake: (d) understand.
—Political parties are quick on the uptake when starvation deaths are reported in the media.
Ans: veracious: (a) truthful or true.
—He is a veracious fellow and you can depend upon his statement.
(a) move very fast
(b) speak very slow
(c) walk very carefully
(d) invest with confidence.
Ans: whiz: (a) move very fast.
—A bullet whizzed past my ear.
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