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English Questions (One Word Substitution) For DSSSB 2018 Exam (Solutions)

English Questions (One Word Substitution) For DSSSB 2018 Exam (Solutions)_30.1

Directions (1-10): In these questions, out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence. 
Q1. Study of the origin and history of words
(a) Etymology
(b) Epilogue
(c) Menology 
(d) Dictionary
Q2. The practice of eating human flesh
(a) Solipsism
(b) Narcissism
(c) Cannibalism
(d) Mysticism
Q3. Someone who works only for personal profit
(a) Materialistic
(b) Mercenary
(c) Greedy
(d) Mercantile
Q4. A heavy unnatural slumber
(a) Siesta
(b) Stupor
(c) Insolvent
(d) Common sense
Q5. A deep dislike of foreigners 
(a) Acrophobia
(b) Xenophobia
(c) Claustrophobia
(d) Hydrophobia
Q6. That cannot be overcome
(a) Irrevocable
(b) Reparable
(c) Insolvable
(d) Insurmountable
Q7. To walk slowly, wasting time 
(a) Stumble
(b) Strike
(c) Dawdle
(d) Ply
Q8. One who is appointed to deal with complaints made by common people against banks companies, etc. 
(a) Jurist
(b) Arbiter
(c) Ombudsman
(d) Magistrate
Q9. The profession of writing dictionaries
(a) Typography
(b) Biography
(c) Cartography
(d) Lexicography
Q10. A small, flowing waterfall.
(a) Cascade
(b) Ascend
(c) Break flow
(d) Tickle
S1. Ans.(a)
Sol. Etymology -1. the history of a particular word or element of a word. 2. an account of the origin and development of a word or word element. 3. the study of historical linguistic change, esp. as manifested in individual words.
S2. Ans.(c)
Sol. Cannibalism -the practice of eating the flesh of one’s own species.
S3. Ans.(b)
Sol. Mercenary-primarily concerned with making money at the expense of ethics.
S4. Ans.(b)
Sol. Stupor -a state of near-unconsciousness or insensibility.
S5. Ans.(b)
Sol. Xenophobia -dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries.
S6. Ans.(d)
Sol. Insurmountable -too great to be overcome.
S7. Ans.(c)
Sol. Dawdle -waste time; be slow., move slowly and idly in a particular direction.
S8. Ans.(c)
Sol. Ombudsman -an official appointed to investigate individuals’ complaints against a company or 
organization, especially a public authority.
S9. Ans.(d)
Sol. Lexicography -the activity or occupation of compiling dictionaries.
S10. Ans.(a)
Sol. Cascade -a small waterfall, typically one of several that fall in stages down a steep rocky slope.