Directions (1-5): In the following questions a word is given and followed by four alternatives. Select the alternative that conveys the same meaning as the word/phrase given.
(a) Coming upon unexpectedly; taking unawares
(b) Not properly organized, ready, or equipped
(c) Utterly astounded; astonished
(d) To undergo a shock
Sol. Gobsmacked: Utterly astounded; astonished.
(a) An extensive array or variety
(b) A meal laid out on a table or sideboard so that guests may serve themselves
(c) A periodic commemoration, anniversary, or celebration
(d) An extreme or excessive amount or degree; superabundance
Sol. Smorgasbord: An extensive array or variety.
(a) The study of the sun’s interior by the analysis of its oscillations and sound waves passing through it
(b) The study of metal-bearing minerals or rocks that can be mined at a profit
(c) The science dealing with the influence of climate on the recurrence of annual phenomena of animal and plant life
(d) The branch of physical geography dealing with tides, produced by the attraction of the moon and sun
Sol. Phenology: The science dealing with the influence of climate on the recurrence of annual phenomena of animal and plant life.
(a) To provide an instance of or concrete evidence in support of a theory, concept, claim, or the like
(b) To argue against; call into question
(c) To dispel; cause to vanish
(d) To declare oneself entitled to something
Sol. Instantiate: To provide an instance of or concrete evidence in support of (a theory, concept, claim, or the like).
(a) Not transferable to another or not capable of being taken away or denied; inalienable
(b) Not of extraterrestrial origins; of earth
(c) Conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular; natural
(d) To take or receive property or the like by virtue of being heir to it
Sol. Unalienable: Not transferable to another or not capable of being taken away or denied; inalienable.
Directions (6-10): Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
Sol. Dire → critical
Sol. stumpy → pudgy
Sol. Deployment → stationing
Sol. Banquet → feast
Sol. Redemption → atonement