Directions (1-5): In the following question, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom/phrase.
Q1. Cut to the quick
(a) To live in an unfamiliar surrounding
(b) Hurting someone deeply or offending them
(c) Challenge someone in his own area
(d) To force to a person who doesn’t show his emotions
Q2. Not turn a hair
(a) Getting into tears because of someone’s behavior.
(b) Doing something that will cause you your own failure.
(c) Not exhibiting any emotion where it is expected
(d) Possibility of a bright future
Q3. On the level
(a) To be indifferent
(b) Honest and sincere
(c) To do things very slowly
(d) To bear the consequences
Q4. Dropping like flies
(a) To get physically hurt
(b) Collapsing in large numbers
(c) To think in a same way
(d) To meet someone accidently
Q5. A month of Sundays
(a) A long time
(b) A mystery
(c) Short time
(d) A time of ecstasy
Directions (6-10): In the following question, sentences are given with blanks to be filed in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four as your answer.
Q6. Mr. Sharma, the critic was __________ enough to praise an author he detested.
Q7. The goodwill of its clients is a genuine __________ asset for any business.
Q8. __________ by her children, Radha Devi ultimately agreed to sell the house.
Q9. Pretending not to notice the toys in the shop, Aryan the small boy, acted in a __________ manner.
Q10. Because of his indecisive nature, Mr Bhushan has a reputation for __________.
Sol. magnanimous- having or showing a generous and kind nature
Sol. intangible-not made of physical substance: not able to be touched: not tangible
Sol. importune-to ask (someone) for something or to do something in a repeated or annoying way
Sol. nonchalant- relaxed and calm in a way that shows that you do not care or are not worried about anything.
Sol. vacillation- inability to take a stand.