Directions: (1-3): Out of the four alternative, choose the one which expresses the right meaning of the word given in bold.
Directions (4-5): Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word given in bold.
Directions (6-10): Pick out the most effective word from the given words to fill in the blanks to make the sentences meaningfully complete.
Q6. We lost confidence in him because he never ______________ the grandiose promises he had made.
(a) forgot about
(b) reneged on
(c) tired of
(d) delivered on
Q7. We were amazed that a man who had been here the most ______________ of public speakers could in a single speech electrify an audience and bring them cheering to the feet.
Q8. Despite the mixture’s ______________ nature we found that by lowering its temperature in the laboratory we could dramatically reduce its tendency to vaporize.
Q9. The boy was so spoiled by his indulgent parents that he had become ______________ when he did not receive all of their attention.
Q10. The logic in this editorial is so ______________ that we cannot see how anyone can be deceived by it.
Sol. Renege: go back on a promise, undertaking.
Sol. Volatile: liable to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse.
Resilient: (of a substance) able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed. Hence option B is the correct choice.
Sol. Sullen: bad-tempered and sulky.
Sol. Specious: superficially plausible, but actually wrong.
Cogent: logical and convincing