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Q 1.

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A person with a long experience of any occupation

veteran

B

genius

C

seasoned

D

ambidexterous

Explanation

veteran
veteran (N.) : a person with a long experience of any occupation.
genius (N.) : a person who is unusually intelligent or who has a very high level of skill.
seasoned (Adj.) :a person having a lot of experience of a particular activity.
ambidextrous (Adj.) : a person who can use both hands equally well

Q 2.

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Words written on a tomb

A

epithet

B

epigraph

C

Soliloquy

epitaph

Explanation

epitaph
epitaph (N.) : words written on a tomb
epithet (N.) : defamatory/ offen-sive/abusive words/phrases epigraph (N.) : an engraved inscription
soliloquy (N.) : a dramatic speech; monologue

Q 3.

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Stealthily done

A

devious

B

nefarious

surreptitious

D

villainous

Explanation

surreptitious
surreptitious (Adj.) : stealthily done; secretly done
devious (Adj.) : behaving in a dishonest way
nefarious (Adj.) : criminal villainous (Adj.) : very evil and unpleasant

Q 4.

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Something no longer in use

A

desolate

B

absolute

obsolete

D

primitive

Explanation

obosolete
obsolete (Adj.) : something no longer in use
desolate (Adj.) : empty and without people, making you feel sad/ frightened
absolute (Adj.) : total and complete
primitive (Adj.) : belonging to an early stage in the development of humans and animals

Q 5.

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One not concerned with right or wrong

A

moral

amoral

C

immoral

D

immortal

Explanation

amoral
amoral (Adj.) : not following any moral rules and not caring about right/wrong
moral (Adj.) : concerned with principles of right and wrong behaviour
immoral (Adj.) :not considered to be good or honest by most people
immortal (Adj.) : that lives or lasts forever

Q 6.

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A person who opposes war or use of military force

A

fascist

pacifist

C

narcissist

D

fatalist

Explanation

pacifist (N.) : a person who opposes war or use of military force
fascist (N.) : a person who supports an attitude which is in favour of strong central government and which does not allow any opposition
narcissist (N.) : a person who has the habit of admiring himself too much
fatalist (N.) : a person who believes in fate

Q 7.

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Severely abusive writing in journals

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imaginary

B

speculative

scurrilous

D

sarcastic

Explanation

scurrilous
scurrilous (Adj.) : severely abusive writing in journals
Imaginary (Adj.) : existing only in your mind
speculative (Adj.) : based on guessing/on opinions that have been formed without knowing all the facts
sarcastic (Adj.) : expressing or expressive of ridicule that hurts

Q 8.

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Call upon God or any other power (like law) etc. for help or protection

invocation

B

involution

C

inundation

D

revocation

Explanation

invocation
invocation (N.) : Call upon God or any other power (like law), etc. for help or protection
involution (N.) : the action of embracing something
inundation (N.) :the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
revocation (N.) : the act of cancelling a law, etc.

Q 9.

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Fear of being enclosed in a small closed space

A

agoraphobia

claustrophobia

C

xenophobia

D

paranoia

Explanation

claustrophobia claustrophobia (N.) : an extreme fear of being in a small confined place
agoraphobia (N.) : a fear of being in public places where there are many other people
xenophobia (N.) : a fear of people from other countries
paraphobia (N.) : a fear of other people when there is no evidence or reason for this

Q 10.

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One who has become dependent on something or drugs is

A

adamant

B

edict

addict

D

derelict

Explanation

addict
addict (N.) :a person who is unable to stop taking harmful drugs
adamant (Adj.) : determined not to change your mind edict (N.) : an official order or statement given by somebody in authority
derelict (N.) : a person without a home, a job or property

Q 11.

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Succession of rulers belonging to one family.

dynasty

B

lineage

C

ancestry

D

progeny

Explanation

dynasty
dynasty (N.) : a series of rulers of a country who all belong to the same family
lineage (N.) : the series of families that somebody comes from originally
ancestry (N.) :the family or the race of people that you come from progeny (N.) : a person's children; the young of animals and plants

Q 12.

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To cut something into two pieces.

A

severe

sever

C

sewer

D

sow

Explanation

sever
sever (V.) : to cut something into two pieces
severe (Adj.) : extremely bad or serious
sewer (N.) : an underground pipe that is used for carrying, waste from houses, factories, etc.
sow (V.) : to introduce/spread feelings or ideas that cause trouble; to plant or spread seeds in or on the ground

Q 13.

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Flat metal or Porcelain plate fixed on a wall as an ornament or memorial.

A

tabloid

B

poster

C

board

plaque

Explanation

plaque
plaque (N.) : a flat piece of stone, metal, etc. with a name and date on attached to a wall in memory of a person or an event tabloid (N.) : a newspaper with small pages
poster (N.) : a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement
board (N.) : a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose

Q 14.

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Act of deceiving somebody in order to make money.

fraud

B

robbery

C

pickpocket

D

theft

Explanation

Fraud (N.) : an act of deceiving somebody in order to make money
Robbery (N.) : the crime of stealing money or goods from a bank, shop/store, person using violence or threat
Pickpocket (N.) : a person who steals money, etc. from other people's pockets, especially in crowded places
Theft (N.) : the crime of stealing something from a person or place

Q 15.

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A short poem or speech addressed to the spectators after the conclusion of a drama.

A

prologue

B

dialogue

epilogue

D

monologue

Explanation

epilogue
epilogue (N.) : a speech at the end of a play, book, or film/movie that comments on or acts as a conclusion to what has happened
prologue (N.) : a speech at the beginning of a play, book, or film/movie that introduces it
dialogue (N.) : conversations in a look, play or film/movie
monologue (N.) : a long speech by one person during a conversation that stops other people from speaking or expressing an opinion

Q 16.

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Capable of being understood in either of two or more possible senses, and therefore not definite.

A

amphibious

ambiguous

C

amorphous

D

confusing

Explanation

ambiguous
ambiguous (Adj.) : that can be understood in more than one way; not clearly defined or stated
amphibious (Adj.) : able to live both on land and in water
amorphous (Adj.) : having no definite shape
confusing (Adj.) : a state of not being certain

Q 17.

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A person who is unable to pay his debts.

A

solvent

B

banker

insolvent

D

lender

Explanation

insolvent
insolvent (N.) :a person not having enough money to pay what he owes
solvent (N.) : a person who has enough to pay his debts; not in debt
banker (N.) : a person who owns a bank or has an important job at a bank
lender (N.) : a person/an organisation that lends money

Q 18.

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Anything which is no longer in use.

A

obscure

obsolete

C

pristine

D

lapsed

Explanation

obsolete
obsolete (Adj.) : no longer in use
obscure (Adj.) : not well-known; unknown
pristine (Adj.) : fresh and clean
lapsed (Adj.) : no longer valid

Q 19.

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A person coming to a foreign land to settle there.

immigrant

B

emigrant

C

tourist

D

settler

Explanation

immigrant
immigrant (N.) : a person who has come to live permanently in a country
emigrant (N.) : a person who leaves his country to live in another
tourist (N.) : a person who is travelling/visiting a place for pleasure
settler (N.) : a person who goes to live in a new country/region

Q 20.

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Something capable of being done.

A

probable

feasible

C

tenable

D

explicable

Explanation

feasible
feasible (Adj.) : that is possible and likely to be achieved
probable (Adj.) : likely to happen, to exist or to be true
tenable (Adj.) : easy to defend against attack/criticism
explicable (Adj.) : that can be explained/understood

Q 21.

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Give and receive mutually

A

present

reciprocate

C

compromise

D

approve

Explanation

reciprocate
reciprocate (V.) : to behave or feel towards somebody in the same way as he behaves or feels towards you; give in return present (N.) : a thing that you give to somebody as a gift compromise (N.) :an agreement made between two people or groups
approve (V.) : to think that some-body/something is acceptable/ suitable

Q 22.

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One who can think about the future with imagination and wisdom.

A

dreamer

B

seer

C

idealist

visionary

Explanation

visionary
visionary (N.) : original and showing the ability to think about/plan the future with great imagination and intelligence
dreamer (N.) : a person who has ideas/plans that are not practi-cal/realistic
seer (N.) : a person who claims that he can see what is going to happen in the future
idealist (N.) : someone guided more by ideals than by practical considerations

Q 23.

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A doctor who treats children

paediatrician

B

pedagogue

C

pedestrian

D

paedophile

Explanation

paediatrician
paediatrician (N.) : a doctor who treats children pedagogue (N.) : a teacher pedestrian (N.) : a person walking and not travelling in a vehicle paedophile (N.) : a person who is sexually attracted to children

Q 24.

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One who studies election trends by means of opinion polls.

A

entomologist

psephologist

C

demagogue

D

eugenist

Explanation

psephologist
psephologist (N.) : a person (sociologist) who studies election trends
entomologist (N.) : a zoologist (person) who studies insects
demagogue (N.) :a political leader who tries to win support by using arguments based on emotion rather than reason
eugenist (N.) : a person who studies methods of improving the quality of the human race, especially by selective breeding

Q 25.

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One who believes in offering equal opportunities to women in all spheres.

A

male chauvinist

feminist

C

fatalist

D

futurist

Explanation

feminist
feminist (N.) : a person who supports the belief that women should have the same rights and opportunities as men male
chauvinist (N.) : a man who believes men are more important, intelligent etc.
fatalist (N.) :a person who believes in fate/destiny
futurist (N.) : a person who predicts the future