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English Questions For DSSSB 2018 Exam: 2nd June 2018 (Solutions)

 English Questions For DSSSB 2018 Exam: 2nd June 2018 (Solutions)_30.1

Directions: (1-3): Out of the four alternative, choose the one which expresses the right meaning of the word given in bold.
(a) magnificence 
(b) admiration
(c) happiness 
(d) awe
(a) intuition
(b) begin
(c) involve 
(d) origin
(a) famous 
(b) vigorous
(c) energetic 
(d) enormous
Directions (4-5): Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word given in bold.
(a) gentleness 
(b) intensity
(c) ruthlessness 
(d) curb
(a) attraction 
(b) emancipation
(c) recollection 
(d) weakness
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.
(a) tawdry
(b) accomplished
(c) pedestrian
(d) auspicious
Q8. Despite the mixture’s ______________ nature we found that by lowering its temperature in the laboratory we could dramatically reduce its tendency to vaporize.
(a) resilient
(b) volatile
(c) homogeneous
(d) insipid
Q9. The boy was so spoiled by his indulgent parents that he had become ______________ when he did not receive all of their attention.
(a) dominated
(b) suspicious
(c) elated
(d) sullen
Q10. The logic in this editorial is so ______________ that we cannot see how anyone can be deceived by it.
(a) coherent
(b) astute
(c) cogent
(d) specious
S1. Ans.(a)
S2. Ans.(b)
S3. Ans.(d)
S4. Ans.(d)
S5. Ans.(d)
S6. Ans.(b)
Sol. Renege: go back on a promise, undertaking.
S7. Ans.(b)
S8. Ans.(b)
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.
S9. Ans.(d)
Sol. Sullen: bad-tempered and sulky.
S10. Ans.(d)
Sol. Specious: superficially plausible, but actually wrong.
Cogent: logical and convincing