Directions (1-5): Four alternatives are given for the Idioms/Phrase printed in bold. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of Idiom/Phrase
Q1. Take up the cudgels.
(a) Save someone
(b) Flee away
(c) Make fortune
(d) Aim at
Q2. Suppress query
(a) Find fault
(b) Hide facts
(c) Look angrily
(d) Laugh secretly
Q3. Of the first water
(a) Coming close
(b) Of rare excellence
(c) Out of spirits
(d) Gradually declining
Q4. Lock stock and barrel
Q5. Come Cropper
(a) To waste money
(b) Fall heavily
(c) Fight desperately
(d) Repeat tediously
Directions (6-10): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for given words/sentence.
Q6. A deep dislike of foreigners
Sol. Xenophobia -dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries.
Q7. The cannot be overcome
Sol. insuperable (of a difficulty or obstacle) impossible to overcome.)
Q8. To walk slowly, wasting time
Sol. Dawdle -waste time; be slow.
Q9. One who is appointed to deal with complaints made by common people against banks companies etc.
Sol. Ombudsman -an official appointed to investigate individuals’ complaints against a company or organization, especially a public authority.
Q10. The profession of writing dictionaries
Sol. Lexicography -the activity or occupation of compiling dictionaries.