Daily Vocabulary & Practice For SSC Exams: 26 Feb 2019

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Daily Vocabulary & Practice For SSC Exams: 26 Feb 2019

Daily Vocabulary & Practice For SSC Exams: 26 Feb 2019: In this Post we provide you Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms & Phrases , Pair of words and one word substitution. Vocabulary is an important part of English that helps you deal with all kinds of questions in objective as well as descriptive papers of various exams. Speaking of Govt Exams,  SSC GD Constable 2019-20  and SSC CPO Exams are the latest opportunities followed by SSC CGL 2018-19 and SSC CHSL 2018-19 Exams. You can learn new words daily from our Daily Word List. Learn the words and make your own sentences based on the given word list

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1. Assuageशान्त करनाEase
2. Affiliateसम्बद्ध होना / से जुड़नाAssociate
3. Brookसहन करना / बर्दाश्त करनाTolerate
4. Contriteपश्चातापी / पछतावाRepentant
5. Conjureआह्वान करना / चिरौरी करनाInvoke
6. Denounceदोषी ठहराना / निदा करनाTalk publicly against
7. Eradicateउन्मूलन करना / मिटा देनाEliminate
8. Ethnicजातीय / नस्लीयRacial
9. Fancifulअवास्तविक / काल्पनिकUnreal
10. Garnishसजाना / सुशोभित करनाDecorate
11. Innateजन्मजात / जन्मसिद्धInborn
12. Insolventदिवालिया / कंगालBankrupt
13. Loquaciousबातूनी / वाचालTalkative
14. Morbidरोगग्रस्त / रोगीDiseased
15. Profoundगहरा / अथाहDeep
16. Prerogative विशेषाधिकारPrivilege
17. Reluctantअनिच्छुक / असम्मतLoath
18. Sultryउमसदार / गर्मHot and oppressive
19. Subsideकम होना / घटनाWane
20. Truimphसफलता / विजयVictory

 

One-Word Substitutions

1. Amateur (शौकीन/अव्यवसायी)One who plays a game for pleasure not professionally.
2. Delegate (प्रतिनिधि)Person elected by others to express their views.
3. Eternal (शाश्वत)Existing for ever without any beginning or end.
4. Mob (जनसमूह/भीड़)A crowd of unruly people.
5. Posthumous (अनाथ/लेखक के मृत्यु के बाद छपी पुस्तक)A child born after the death of his father or a book published after the death of its author.
6. Reminiscences (स्मृति)Remembered experience of the past.
7. Sculptor (पत्थर की मूर्ति बनाने वाला)One who cuts in stones.
8. Sacrilege (धर्मोल्लंघन)Violating or profaning religious things/places.
9. Turquoise(हरित नील मणि)Colour of a greenish blue stone.
10. Uxorious (स्त्रीभक्त)One extremely fond of one’s wife.

 

IDIOMs & PHRASES

1. A mare’sकोंरी कल्पना
2. In a fiascoबिल्कुल असफल
3. Paint in bright coloursबढ़ा-चढ़ा कर दिखाना
4. Spick and spanसाफ-सुथरा
5. To accept the gauntletचुनौती स्वीकारना
6. To be at logger headsदुश्मनी करना
7. Turn the cornerसमस्या से बाहर निकलना
8. Turn the tableयोजना में परिवर्तन करना
9. Well to doधनी / सम्पन्न
10. White elephantघाटे का सौदा / खर्चीला कार्य

Direction : In the following passage there are blanks, each of which has Capital Alphabets. Against each Alphabet, five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Recently the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) (___A___) separate reports on poverty. The World Bank Report (___B___) its benchmark of extreme poverty by 25 cents from $1 per person per day to $1.25 per person a day. The ADB announced an even (___C___) benchmark of $ 1.35 per person a day. These new benchmarks are (___D___) on surveys in the world’s poorest countries. Experts often like to (___E___) that poverty has declined because of economic growth in India and China. This is wrong and (___F___). In the past twenty five years the poverty rate in India has (___G___) by less than one percentage point a year. (___H___) we use a poverty line of $1 per person per day or $1.25 per person per day makes little (___I___). The number of poor in India is large. The purpose of these statistics is not to dispute them but to (___J___) whether the benefits of economic growth are being shared with the poor.

 

Q1. A

(a)declared

(b)released

(c)print

(d)issue

 

Q2. B

(a)heightened

(b)announced

(c)raised

(d)maintained

 

Q3. C

(a)better

(b)significant

(c)plausible

(d)higher

 

Q4. D

(a)based

(b)collected

(c)inferred

(d)derived

 

Q5. E

(a)realise

(b)claim

(c)discover

(d)recommend

 

Q6. F

(a)adverse

(b)opposing

(c)corrupt

(d)misleading

 

Q7. G

(a)deplete

(b)plunge

(c)declined

(d)weaken

 

Q8. H

(a)Unless

(b)Despite

(c)Instead

(d)Whether

 

Q9. I

(a)difference

(b)effect

(c)contrast

(d)question

 

Q10. J

(a)acknowledge

(b)suggest

(c)care

(d)study

 

DIRECTIONS : YOU HAVE ONE BRIEF PASSAGE WITH LIVE QUESTIONS. READ THE PASSAGE CAREFULLY AND CHOOSE THE BEST ANSWER TO EACH QUESTION OUT OF THE FOUR ALTERNATIVES.

In the past 50 years doctors across the world have accepted the practice to prescribe antibiotics at the first sign of a trivial infection or treat patients with a handful of antibiotics. These days it is not uncommon to see practitioners prescribing multiple antibiotics without any real indication or relevance for such a combination of drugs. Antibiotics have traditionally been known as miracle drugs but there Is growing evidence that they are overworked miracles especially in countries like ours where there is easy access to drugs across the counter including antibiotics. We cannot think of a return to pre-antibiotic days. Yet the unbridled use of these agents is inexorably propelling us in that direction.

 

Q11. Antibiotics are called overworked miracles because

(a)they performed miracles.

(b)they are hardly used.

(c)they are over-used.

(d)they exhausted their miracles.

 

Q12.  We cannot think of a return to pre-antibiotic days means

(a)antibiotics became indispensable.

(b)we must go back to pre-antibiotic days.

(c)we cannot stop using antibiotics.

(d)we can stop using antibiotics.

 

Q13. The passage tells us that

(a)the antibiotics work miracles.

(b)the antibiotics are available at the counters.

(c)the use of antibiotics is uncontrollable.

(d)antibiotics are used indiscriminately.

 

Q14. The passage discusses the use of

(a)drugs in general.

(b)miracle drugs.

(c)antibiotics.

(d)combination of different drugs

 

Q15. These days it is not uncommon to prescribe antibiotics means

(a)It is rare to prescribe antibiotics.

(b)It is a common practice to prescribe antibiotics.

(c)It is not a common practice to prescribe antibiotics.

(d)It is compulsory to prescribe antibiotics.

 

DIRECTIONS : YOU HAVE ONE BRIEF PASSAGE WITH LIVE QUESTIONS. READ THE PASSAGE CAREFULLY AND CHOOSE THE BEST ANSWER TO EACH QUESTION OUT OF THE FOUR ALTERNATIVES.

Among Nature s most intriguing phenomena are the partnerships formed by any different species. The name used for these relationships  Symbiosis  comes from Greek meaning “living together”. Not all symbiotic relationships are the same. There are some called communal relationships In which one partner gains a benefit while the other gains little or none but is not harmed. One example is the relationship between two types of fish – remoras and sharks. The remora which is long and often striped attaches itself to a shark (sometimes to another type of fish or a whale) using a sucker on its head. When the shark makes a kill the hitchhiker briefly detaches itself to feed on the scraps. Another type of symbiotic relationship is parasitism in which one partner benefits at the expense of others. Ticks and tapeworms are among familiar parasites. The third type of symbiotic relationship called mutualism is a true partnership in which both partners benefit. The relationship may be limited as when zebras and wild beast graze together on the vast African grasslands. Each species can survive on its own but together their chances of detecting predators are improved because each contributes a specially keen sense. (Zebras have the better eyesight wild beast hearing and sense of smell). In a few cases partners are so interdependent that one cannot survive without the other. Most mutuality relationships probably lie somewhere in between.

 

Q16. Remora attaches itself to the shark or whale

(a)by entwining its long body around the bigger fish.

(b)by biting into the fish s body with its teeth.

(c)with an adhesive organ found in its head.

(d)with a hook like structure in its head.

 

Q17. Commensal relationship is a type of symbiosis in which the relationship is beneficial

(a)to one and harmless to other.

(b)to one and harmful to other.

(c)to both.

(d)to both for a very short time.

 

Q18. The passage talks about how animals help each other.

(a)

(b)live together.

(c)take advantage of the weaker ones.

(d)are related to each other.

 

Q19. Parasites

(a)are neither beneficial nor harmful to animals they are with.

(b)benefit at the expense of the animals they live with.

(c)are beneficial to the animals they live with.

(d)harm the animals they live with.

 

Q20. Remora feeds

(a)on the shark it travels with.

(b)on the left-over parts of the shark s prey.

(c)by detaching itself to attack the prey.

(d)on a whale or another type of fish.

ANSWERS :

 1 b c d a b d c d a 10 d 11 c 12 c 13 d 14 c 15 b 16 c 17 a 18 d 19 b 20 b

Q1. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

The Principal has granted him a scholarship.

(a)A scholarship has granted to him by the Principal.

(b)He has been granted a scholarship by the Principal.

(c)He has granted a scholarship by the Principal.’

(d)A scholarship was granted to him by the Principal.

 

Q2. Change into Active/Passive Voice.

I was constantly being asked for 1 money

(a)I was constantly asking for money

(b)They constantly asked for money.

(c)I constantly asked them for money

(d)They were constantly asking me for money

 

Q3. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word given in bold.

MUTILATE

(a)instruct

(b)induct

(c) conduct

(d) mend

 

Q4. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word given in bold.

ELEGANT

(a)Crude

(b)Efficient

(c)Coy

(d)Eloquent

 

Q5. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

She said, “When I was a child, I wasn’t afraid of ghosts. ’’

(a)She said that when she was a child she wasn’t not afraid of ghosts.

(b)She said that when she was a child she hadn’t been afraid of ghosts.

(c)She said that when she was a child she wasn’t afraid of ghosts.

(d)She said that when she had been a child she wasn’t afraid of ghosts.

 

Q6. Change into Direct/Indirect speech.

 He promised, “I Will do it tomorrow”

(a)He promised that he will do it tomorrow.

(b)He promised that he will do it the next day.

(c)He promised that he would do it tomorrow.

(d)He promised that he would do it the next day.

 

Q7.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

I never considered him to be a person who would (1)/ go back on his promise and (2)/ then do not even apologise (3)/ No error (4)

(a)I never considered him to be a person who would

(b) go back on his promise and

(c) then do not even apologise

(d)No error

 

Q8.  Identify the grammatical error in the sentence.

I went to the temple (1)/ with my parents my aunts (2)/ and my cousins (3)/ No error (4)

(a)I went to the temple

(b) with my parents my aunts

(c) and my cousins

(d)No error

 

Q9.We are happy to ________ the receipt of your order No I dated

(a)admit

(b) accept

(c) acknowledge

(d) respond

 

Q10.The campers ________ their tents at the base of the mountain

(a)established

(b) grounded

(c) installed

(d) pitched

 

Q11. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given Idiom/ Phrase.

He Was all at sea when he began his new Job.

(a)happy

(b) sad

(c) puzzled

(d) triumphant

 

Q12. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the given Idiom/ Phrase.

to weigh up the pros and cons is to

(a)measure the ingredient

(b)observe etiquette

(c)consider all facts

(d)postpone action

 

Q13. Directions: Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.

Fear of being enclosed in a small closed space

(a)Agoraphobia

(b)Claustrophobia

(c)Xenophobia

(d)Paranoia

 

Q14. Directions: Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.

A short poem or speech addressed to the spectators after the conclusion of a drama

(a)Prologue

(b) Dialogue

(c) Epilogue

(d) Monologue

 

Q15. Directions : In these questions, the first and last sentence of the passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the passage is split into four parts and named P,Q,R,S . These four parts are not given in proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct.

(1) An electrical circuit

(P)which is

(Q)of wires

(R)designed to

(S)is a circle

(6) carry electricity.

(a)SQPR

(b)QPRS

(c) RQSP

(d)PRSQ

 

Q16. Directions : In these questions, the first and last sentence of the passage are numbered 1 and 6. The rest of the passage is split into four parts and named P,Q,R,S . These four parts are not given in proper order. Read the sentences and find out which of the four combinations is correct.

  1. A good cry can be a

P.bring relief from anxiety

Q.prevent a headache or

R.and it might even

S.healthy way to

  1. other physical consequence

(a)SRQP

(b) S R P Q

(c) S P R Q

(d) S P Q R

 

Q17. Choose the alternative which improve the bold part of sentence.

India will enter the league of major developed nations as a space giant within a short time.

(a)energy

(b)force

(c) power

(d)No improvement

 

Q18. Choose the alternative which improve the bold part of sentence.

The Victorian Era noted the end of human dependence or religion.

(a)marked

(b) showed

(c) indicated

(d) No improvement.

 

Q19. Choose the word which best expresses (synonym) the meaning of the bold word.

PARADOX

(a)Paradise

(b) question

(c) puzzle

(d) challenge

 

Q20. Choose the word which best expresses (synonym) the meaning of the bold word.

INDICTMENT

(a)revelation

(b)Universal

(c) refusal

(d)Accusation

ANSWERS :

 110 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 d

 

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