28 Feb

Now it is only a matter of weeks before the State Bank of India releases the official notification for Recruitment of Probationary Officers and Clerical staff. Keeping these exams in mind, banking job aspirants must start preparing themselves right away. It’s a fact that once the job notification is out, one is not left with much time for exam preparation.

Being the Institute for Best Bank Coaching in Delhi & NCR, Vidya Guru keeps coming up with high quality learning material that helps candidates prepare systematically for upcoming competitive exams. The Quiz given below is the result of our latest endeavor to help candidates improve their English language vocabulary.

High Level Vocabulary Quiz

Question 1. Manumit

  1. Cooperate
  2. Praise
  3. Liberate
  4. Imitation

Answer: Liberate

Example: Religious preachers traveled across the Southern states of America and appealed to slaveholders to manumit their bonded labor.

Question 2. Unwieldy

  1. Querulous
  2. Dumb
  3. Innocent
  4. Cumbersome

Answer: Cumbersome

Example: Dragging a piano down a long flight of stairs can prove to be a really unwieldy exercise.

Question 3. Hortatory

  1. Indifferent
  2. Advisory
  3. Critical
  4. Monotonous

Answer: Advisory

Example: The youth like to connect with those leaders who speak their lingo rather than the ones who deliver long hortatory speeches.

Question 4. Fealty

  1. Allegiance
  2. Vigor
  3. Intelligence
  4. Catlike

Answer: Allegiance

Example: The armed forces owe fealty to the Indian constitution and not to any individual in particular.

Question 5. Obtrusive

  1. Chubby
  2. Noticeable
  3. Impoverished
  4. Affluent

Answer: Noticeable

Example: Undercover agents of law enforcement agencies have to wear civilian clothes so that their presence becomes less obtrusive to people.

Question 6. Suffrage

  1. Adulteration
  2. Misery
  3. Wastefulness
  4. Franchise

Answer: Franchise

Example: Being a thorough liberal, the social activist is a strong advocate of universal adult suffrage as the basis for equality in our society.

Question 7. Eschew

  1. Consume
  2. Persuade
  3. Abandon
  4. Threaten

Answer: Abandon

Example: Although it seemed to people at large that the princess enjoyed a flashy lifestyle, she eschewed publicity and avoided social events.

Question 8. Foible

  1. Protection
  2. Adulation
  3. Veneer
  4. Idiosyncrasy

Answer: Idiosyncrasy

Example: The students of the academy admired their English language trainer despite all her foibles.

Question 9. Presage

  1. Advise
  2. Flatten
  3. Proverb
  4. Augur

Answer: Augur

Example: The economy of the entire region is showing the usual telltale signs that generally presage a severe recession.

Question 10. Jeremiad

  1. Complaint
  2. Request
  3. Analysis
  4. Trickery

Answer: Complaint

Example: Most critics suffer from a general tendency of delivering needless jeremiads against art forms that are commercially successful.

Question 11. Mofussil

  1. Enigma
  2. Hopeless
  3. Countryside
  4. Relic

Answer: Countryside

Example: There is an urgent requirement for doctors and nursing staff who can work in the peripheral healthcare centers spread across the mofussil.

Question 12. Gimcrack

  1. Amusing
  2. Fussy
  3. Cautious
  4. Shoddy

Answer: Shoddy 

Example: Mrs. Jones has become a subject of ridicule among the women of the neighborhood since the day she served them refreshments in her gimcrack crockery.

Question 13. Demarche

  1. Ban
  2. Petition
  3. Maneuver
  4. Procession

Answer: Maneuver

Example: Nazi attack on Great Britain, shortly after arriving at a tacit understanding with the British PM, was a demarche that left the country stunned completely.

Question 14. Labile

  1. Changeable
  2. Inflammatory
  3. Insulting
  4. Cruel

Answer: Changeable

Example: Indian historians claim with great conviction that ours is the most labile culture in modern history.

Question 15. Kilter

  1. Sieve
  2. Order
  3. Darkness
  4. Relative

Answer: Order

Example: A long intercontinental flight throws a passenger’s body clock out of kilter and results in substantial jet lag. 

Question 16. Nitid

  1. Malodorous
  2. Hungry
  3. Shining
  4. Lean

Answer: Shining

Example: Tourists who visited the valley got so enchanted by its nitid beauty that they kept coming back every summer.

Question 17. Quisling

  1. Effeminate
  2. Traitor
  3. Unusual
  4. Feeble

Answer: Traitor

Example: Without the support of Jaichand, a quisling who was envious of Prithviraj Chahuhan, Mohd. Ghori could not have won the 2nd Battle of Tarain

Question 18. Temporize

  1. Hesitate
  2. Reconcile
  3. Blame
  4. Delay

Answer: Delay

Example: Our organization will have to temporize until it is reasonably sure about the course of action of its principal competitor.

Question 19. Vesper

  1. Delicate
  2. Evening
  3. Spring
  4. Short-lived

Answer: Evening

Example: The vesper service lasting for about an hour towards the end of the Sab­bath is a significant aspect of the religious program conducted at certain churches.

Question 20. Raffish

  1. Bohemian
  2. Miserly
  3. Pitiless
  4. Hungry

Answer: Bohemian

Example: Most women found Jason to be handsome and attractive in a certain raffish way.

Question 21. Yonder

  1. Eager
  2. Cheap
  3. Faraway
  4. Vigilant

Answer: Faraway

Example: If you look yonder, you will see the skyline our great hustling and bustling city.

Question 22. Junket

  1. Trash
  2. Trip
  3. Cover
  4. Exertion

Answer: Trip

Example: The naval officer took frequent junkets along with his family and friends for sightseeing at exotic locales.

Question 23. Ken

  1. Magic
  2. Knowledge
  3. Affection
  4. Habitat

Answer: Knowledge

Example: As a CEO, he focused mainly on business development because he felt that financial matters were beyond his ken.

Question 24. Balderdash

  1. Race
  2. Celebration
  3. Scuffle
  4. Nonsense

Answer: Nonsense

Example: Being a war veteran himself, the General was extremely critical of the balderdash he heard from war-mongering journalists who had no combat experience.

Question 25. Celerity

  1. Swiftness
  2. Harshness
  3. Helplessness
  4. Surety

Answer: Swiftness

Example: The tail of the cheetah helps it maintain balance without compromising on celerity.

Question 26. Stentorian

  1. Treacherous
  2. Courteous
  3. Loud
  4. Gallant

Answer: Loud  

Example: Mrs. Wallace has such a stentorian voice that even the drowsiest learner remained awake throughout her class.

 Question 27. Welter

  1. Demand
  2. Scorching
  3. Commotion
  4. Boxing

Answer: Commotion

Example: In Mumbai local trains, there is a non-stop welter of jostling and shoving as commuters rush to grab seats for themselves.

Question 28. Anodyne

  1. Archaic
  2. Inoffensive
  3. Massive
  4. Electrifying

Answer: Inoffensive

Example: Even the most anodyne comments can sound inflammatory, if they are taken out of context.

Question 29. Panegyric

  1. Commendation
  2. Burdensome
  3. Extensive
  4. Complicated

Answer: Commendation

Example: Historians have written countless panegyrics on Pandit Nehru’s stellar role in Indian freedom struggle.

Question 30. Indurate

  1. Limit
  2. Deceive
  3. Beggar
  4. Harden

Answer: Harden

Example: Diamond is nothing but a piece of carbon that has been indurated by the extremes of pressure and temperature.

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