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English (One Word Substitution) Questions For DSSSB 2018 Exam: 24th July 2018 (Solutions)

English (One Word Substitution) Questions For DSSSB 2018 Exam: 24th July 2018 (Solutions)_30.1
Directions (1-10): Out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence in the question.
Q1. To denounce in thundering tones.
(a) fulminate
(b) eradicate
(c) devastate
(d) desecrate
Q2. Deviation from the common rule or standard.
(a) analogue
(b) anagram
(c) anathema
(d) anomaly
Q3. Of a very short duration or period.
(a) transient
(b) ad hoc
(c) transitional
(d) diurnal
Q4. Study of birds.
(a) zoology
(b) radiology
(c) Ophthalmology
(d) ornithology
Q5. A dramatic performance.
(a) mask
(b) mosque
(c) masque
(d) mascot
Q6. Words inscribed on the tomb.
(a) epitaph
(b) inscription
(c) dictation
(d) ethos
Q7. A design plan or other technical drawing.
(a) red print
(b) blueprint
(c) negative
(d) opaque
Q8. A cure for all diseases.
(a) remedy
(b) panacea
(c) relief
(d) palliative
Q9. One who speaks too much about himself.
(a) emancipation
(b) egotist
(c) agnostic
(d) atheist
Q10. One who loves and collects books.
(a) bibliophile
(b) beneficiary
(c) recipient
(d) philatelist
S1. Ans.(a)
Sol.  fulminate-express vehement protest., explode violently or flash like lightning.
S2. Ans.(d)
Sol.  anomaly-something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected.
S3. Ans.(a)
Sol.  transient-lasting only for a short time; impermanent.
S4. Ans.(d)
Sol. ornithology-the scientific study of birds.
S5. Ans.(c)
Sol. masque- 1. A dramatic entertainment, usually performed by masked players representing mythological or allegorical figures, that was popular in England in the 1500s and early 1600s.
2. A dramatic verse composition written for such an entertainment.
S6. Ans.(a)
Sol.  epitaph-a phrase or form of words written in memory of a person who has died, especially as an inscription on a tombstone.
S7. Ans.(b)
Sol. blueprint-photographic print of plans or technical drawings etc.
S8. Ans.(b)
Sol. panacea-a solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases.
S9. Ans.(b)
Sol.  egotist-a person who is excessively conceited or absorbed in themselves; self-seeker.

S10. Ans.(a)
Sol. bibliophile-a person who collects or has a great love of books.