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Techmahindra Verbal(English) previous questions (Building Verbiage)

Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations (English) 7th Edition
Building Verbiage
Instruction for Q. Nos. 1 to 2:
Select the meaning of the word mentioned in the right side column
Q.1 acumen
a) Slow understanding b) no expertise c) quick understanding d) knowledge e) low skill
Q.2 Placid
a)Calm b)Noisy c)Vibrant d)Veracious e)None of the above
Choose the word among the four options which is the closest in meaning to the given word.
Q.3 DAMP
a)Dank b)Dark c)Gloomy d)Dependent on something
Q.4 Rectify
a) To command b) destroy c) correct d) to build
Q.5 Respite
a) Reform b) fatigue c) ill will d) short break
Q.6 Wreak
a) To throw b) to use with full effect c) to grasp d) to cut
Q.7 Placate
a)to flatten out b)to pacify c)to annoy d)to make sure
Q.8 Ecstasy
a) Exhausted b) strong c) joy d) greed e) rival
Q.9 Bovine
a) An expert b) like an ox c) meat extract d) dim-witted
Q.10 Upheaval
a) Outcome b) slow change c) upward turns d) radical change
Select the meaning of the word mentioned in the right side column
Q.1 Native
a) pertaining to coins or medals b) of doubtful authenticity
c) Autochthonous indigenous, originating where found
d) liberal, broadminded, of universal interest e) None of the above
Q.2 Redundancy
a) unnecessary repetition of the same idea in different words
b) weariness, weakness c) habitual lying
d) the spreading of a disease (especially cancer) to another part of the body
e) None of the above
Choose the word among the four options which is the closest in meaning to the given word.
Q.3 DO a) Done b) Disable c) To ensure d) Perform
Q.4 Abortive
a) unsuccessful b) consuming c) financing d) familiar e) fruitful
Q.5 Baneful
a)generous b) kindly c) ruinous d) severity e) superfluous

Q.6 Brazen
a) shameless b) quick c) modest d) pleasant e) melodramatic
Q.7 Refund
a) deduct b) receive c) distribute d) give e) reimburse
Q.8 Incredulous
a) superstitious b) unreliable c) unimaginative d) skeptical
Q.9 Sozzled
a) cultured b) drunk c) moderate d) burning
Q.10 Vendetta
a) threat b) mortal c) friendship d) feud
Choose the word among the four options which is the closest in meaning to the given word.
1 extrovert
a) outgoing person b) shy c) calm d)fussy e)passive

2 pungent
a) sharp sensation b) flowery c) tasty d) cute e) clever

3 Unsuccessful
a) related,having a common ancestry b) futile,functionless,superfluous
b) lacking self-control,unchaste,unrestrained
c) gently flickering with soft clear light,light and witty (fig) e) None of the above

4 Inconsistent
a) deliberately trying to influence, not impartial
b) related, having a common ancestry
c) mournful, like a lament
d) unstable, prone to change or movement
e) None of the above

5 BEAT
a) Defeat b) Caress c) Beaten d) Bend e) None of the above

Choose the word among the four options which is the opposite to the given word.
6 CANDID
a) Convivial b) Frank c) Sly d) Candidate e) None of the above

7 Precipitous
a) exact b) very steep c) uncertain d) absurd e) None of the above
8 Myriad
a) bright b) imaginary c) very great number d) variety e)None of the above

9 Docile
a) vague b) gentle c) stupid d) stubborn e) None of the above

10 Mitigate
a) to heal b) soften c) pardon d) send on a mission e) None of the above

Synonyms
Q.1 Recurrence
a) Repetition b) Innovative c) Unusual d) New e) None of the above
Choose the word among the four options which is the closest in meaning to the given word.
Q.2 CAPTIVATE
a) Disgust b) Capture c) Wary d)To charm
Q.3 Carcass
a) mind b) association c) soul d) dead body
Q.4 Admonition
a) weapon b) preamble c) warning d) alarm e) hysteria
Q.5 Mottle
a) spoil b) mark with spots c)erase d) colour
Q.6 Sentient
a) capable of feelings b) dry c) dull d) dirty
Q.7 Compunction
a) regret b) appreciate c) wonder d) anger
Q.8 Cavil
a) munch b) quibble c) amuse d) appreciate
Q.9 Inedible
a) unfit for human consumption b) polluted c) vitiated d) eatable
Q.10 Paramount
a) above others in rank of authority b) famous c) wide and extensive d) very important
Select the meaning of the word mentioned in the right side column
Q.1 Valuable a)Vain b)Solemn c)Moral d)Precious e)None of the above
Q.2 Semiotics
a) study of signs and symbols as used in language
b)pattern, example
c)superhuman creature (subordinate to the Creator)
d)previous writing partially concealed beneath more recent writing
e)None of the above
Choose the word among the four options which is the closest in meaning to the given word.
Q.3 ABANDON a)Forsake b)Wicked c)House d)Lower
Q.4 Compound a)to emphasise b)to confuse c)to put together d)to compress
Q.5 Eulogistic a)prank b)wanderer c)well-settled d)practical e)praising
Q.6 Slake a)rub b)sharpen c)quench d)erase
Q.7 Acumen a)bitterness b)quickness of insight c)abundance d)deficit
Q.8 Cavil a)munch b)quibble c)amuse d)appreciate
Q.9 Debonair a)superficial b)pleasant and gracious c)in high style d)flighty
Q.10 Composure a)assumed attitude b)liberty c)restlessness d)tranquility
Synonyms
1 Forceful
a) Hopeful, optimistic; blood-red
b) Dark, gloomy
c) Compelling, logically Cogent, urgent
d) Containing maxims or aphorisms
e) None of the above

2 BELOW a) Under b) Belie c) Above d) Submit e) None of the above
3 DECAY a) Prosper b) Decline c) Dainty d) Defunct e) None of the above
4 Unfold a) Stunt b) Compress c) Restrict d) Elaborate e) None of the above
5 Careless a) Spotless b) Faceless c) Negligent d) Vigilant e) Arrogant
Choose the word among the four options which is the opposite to the given word.
6 Ingenious a) Misleading b)Clever at inventing c) Intoxicated d) Alarm
7 Nascent a) Initial b) Unpleasant c) Latest d) Crude e) None of the above
8 Incidence a) Stubbornness b) The range of occurence c) Anecdotes d) Conclusion
9 Compunction a) Regret b) Appreciate c) Wonder d) Anger e) None

Choose the word among the four options which is the closest in meaning to the given word.
1 Impolitic
a) Separate, split
b) Improper; unfortunate
c) Unwise; imprudent
d) To disagree; differ in opinion
e) None of the above

2 ACTUAL a)Ponder b) Real c) Actually d) Action e) None of the above
3 CANDID a)Convivial b) Frank c) Sly d) Candidate e) None of the above
4 Bellicose a) War-like b) Naval c) Amusing d) Piecemeal e) Errant
5 Breach a) Break b) Slander c) Uncertain d) Restrict e) Rift

Building Verbiage (Antonyms)
6 Incompatible a) Capable b) Reasonable c) Faulty d) Indifferent e )Capable
7 Amalgamate a) To unite b) Gather c)Astonish greatly d) Frustruate e) None of the above
8 Vernal a) Luxuriant b) Springlike c)Scale d) Dirty e) None of the above
9 Erotic a) Wandering b) Given to mistakes c) Difficult d) Amorous e) Wandering
Choose the word among the four options which is the closest in meaning to the given word.
1 CAPTIVATE a) Disgust b) Capture c) Wary d) To charm e) None of the above
2 DEFECT a) Flaw b) Injure c) Deface d) Perfect e)None of the above
3 EQUAL a) Equitable b) Uniform c)Right d)Pattern e) None of the above
4 Gluttony a) Satisfaction b) Beatitude c)Sadness d)Greedy e) None of the above
5 Obliterate a) To blot out b)Slow down c)Block up d)Decline e) None of the above
Choose the word among the four options which is the opposite to the given word.
6 Notoriety a) Public shame b)Unpleasant experience c) Wrong option d) Unfavourably known
7 Deplete a)Take away b)Fill c)Make greater d)To exhaust e)None of the above
8 Sporadic a)Epidemic b)Whirling c)Occasional d)Stagnant e)None of the above
9 Virile a) Athletic b) Pompous c)Manly d)Boastful e)None of the above
10 Coup a) Sudden overthrow of a government b) Small enclosure c) Accident d) Clever reply

SYNONYMS
1 Stolid
a) Stubbornly rebellious
b) One who leads a simple life of self-denial
c) Solemn moral talk; sermon
d) Showing little emotion
e) None of the above
2 Hazard
a) Threatening, peril b) Convulsive, startling, wildly energetic
b) Glassy, transparent d) Smooth, slippery; shifty, dishonest, lewd e) None of the above

3 Effusion
a) Shocking b) Exclamation c) Compensation d) Threatening e) Shocking

4 Repugnance
a) Affection b) Disinclination c) Like d) Approve e) None of the above

5 Boisterous
a) Conflicting b) Vociferous c) Testimonial d) Grateful e) Adolescent

Choose the word among the four options which is the opposite to the given word.
6 Malediction
a) A curse against someone b) Farewell words c) Omen d) A closing prayer e) None

7 Prone
a) Thrown forward b)Disease c) Supine d) Inactive e) None of the above
8 Vernal
a) Luxuriant b) Springlike c) Scale d) Dirty e) None of the above
9 Hansom
a) Man's clock b) Elaborate serving dish c) Gardening tool d)Two-wheeled carriage

10 Fiasco
a) Festival b) Failure c) Ridiculous plan d) Misfortune e) None of the above

Select the meaning of the word mentioned in the right side column
1) Fraudulence
a) Dishonesty b)Frankness c)Candor d)Openness e)None of the above
Choose the word among the four options which is the closest in meaning to the given word.
2) ELEMENTARY
a) Primary b)Element c)Infamous d)Enveloped
3)Shift
a)to manage b)move c)slide d)drag one's feet
4)Carcass
a)mind b)association c)soul d)dead body

5) Bountiful
a)pretty b)generous c)shameful d)spiritual e)rude
6) Breach
a) break b)slander c)uncertain d)restrict e)rift
7) Immune
a) exempt b)statutory c)hostile d)disturbing e)misfortune
8) Bowdlerize
a)to take out words that might be considered improper b)give firmness to
c)use unnecessary strength d)cut into two or more separate parts
9) Rookie
a)an old man b)a new recruit c)a fighter d)a wrestler
10) Melange
a)mixture of medley b)household c)optical illusion d)desert
Select the meaning of the word mentioned in the right side column
Q.1 Uncertain
a)up in the air b)by heart c)second rate d)Two-faced e)None of the above
Choose the word among the four options which is the closest in meaning to the given word.
Q.2 BEAT
a)Defeat b)Caress c)Beaten d)Bend
Q.3 Devoid
a)stupid b)lacking c)evasive d)hopeless
Q.4 Shift
a)to manage b)move c)slide d)drag one's feet
Q.5 Prowess
a) understanding b)keenness c)eagerness d)bravery
Q.6 Bovine
a)an expert b)like an ox c)meat extract d)dim-witted
Q.7 Baffle
a)to disconcert b)tease c)strike d)end away
Q.8 Precipitous
a)exact b)very steep c)uncertain d)absurd
Q.9 Whim
a)desire b)unnatural behaviour c)clumsy d)fancy
Q.10 Tour de force

a)long journey b)feat of skill c)spectacle d)show of force

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