Directions (1-15): For each of the words below, a contextual usage is provided. Pick the word/phrase from the alternatives that is most the appropriate substitute in the given context and mark its number as your answer.
Q1. Batten: As the economy grows worse, investors need to batten down the hatches and prepare for tough times ahead.
Sol.Batten-strengthen or fasten (something) with battens,a long flat strip of squared timber or metal used to hold something in place or as a fastening against a wall.
synonyms- Fix,tie, secure,bar, bolt, clamp, rail,
Antonym- let go,loosen,unsten,unfix
Q2. Consecrate: The little company of seven determined to consecrate their union by vows.
Sol.Consecrate-make or declare (something, typically a church) sacred; dedicate formally to a religious purpose, ordain (someone) to a sacred office, typically that of bishop.
synonyms- sanctify, bless, make holy, make sacred, hallow, dedicate, devote, give (over), set aside, set apart, assign, allot, allocate
Q3. Burly: Several burly guards bowed to Sirian and Rissa and trailed them into the street.
Sol. Burly-(of a person) large and strong; heavily built.
synonyms-strapping, well built, sturdy, sturdily built, powerfully built, broad-shouldered, brawny, strong, muscular
Q4. Inured: Does violence on television inure children to violence in real life?
Sol. Inured-accustom (someone) to something, especially something unpleasant.
synonyms- harden, toughen, season, temper, condition, accustom, habituate, familiarize, acclimatize, adjust
Sol. Chimera- a fire-breathing female monster with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail,a thing which is hoped for but is illusory or impossible to achieve.
Synonyms- illusion, fantasy, delusion, dream, fancy
Sol. Jingoism-extreme patriotism, especially in the form of aggressive or warlike foreign policy.
synonyms- extreme patriotism, blind patriotism, chauvinism
Q7. Covenant: The restrictive covenants of the building development prohibit the construction of buildings over 30 feet tall.
Sol. Covenant-an agreement,a formal agreement, contract, or promise in writing, especially one undertaking to make regular payments to a charity
synonyms-undertake, give an undertaking, pledge, promise, agree contract
Sol. Hubris-excessive pride or self-confidence.
synonyms-arrogance, conceit, conceitedness, haughtiness, pride, vanity
Sol. Doughty-brave and persistent.
synonyms-fearless, dauntless, determined, resolute, indomitable, intrepid
Q10. Fulminate: I couldn't even think up of a word bad enough to insult her with, I was fulminating with so much rage
Sol. Fulminate-express vehement protest.
synonyms- protest, rail, rage, rant, thunder, storm, declaim, inveigh
Q11. Delves-The boy delved in his trouser pockets and his face fell.
Sol. Delves-reach inside a receptacle and search for something.
synonyms-investigate, conduct investigations into
Q12. Embellished: White walls are embellished with black grass wallpaper and surface details are defined in marble, natural stone and tiles
Sol. Embellished-to decorates (something) by adding special details and features, to make (something) more appealing or attractive, make (something) more attractive by the addition of decorative details or features.
synonyms- decorate, adorn, ornament, dress, dress up, furnish, elaborate, embroidery, colour, expand on, exaggerate, dress up, touch up, gild
Sol. Juggernaut- a huge, powerful, and overwhelming force,a large, heavy vehicle, especially an articulated lorry.
Q14. Irascible: It is a very quick and highly irascible beast and even known to turn on its pursuer.
Sol. Irascible-having or showing a tendency to be easily angered.
synonyms- irritable, quick-tempered, short-tempered, bad-tempered, ill-tempered, hot-tempered
Q15. Imbue: His war experiences imbued him with a strong sense of patriotism.
Sol. Imbue-inspire or permeate with (a feeling or quality), to cause (someone or something) to be deeply affected by a feeling or to have a certain quality- instill, ingrain, permeate, saturate, diffuse, suffuse, pervade