Exercise 3

Instructions to Solve
In each of the sentences given below a word is printed in bold. Below it four choices are given. Pick up the one which is most nearly the same in meaning as the word printer in bold and can replaces it without altering the meaning of the sentence.

Question 16 :

He has a propensity for getting into debt.

A). natural tendency
B). aptitude
C). characteristic
D). quality
Answer : Option A

Question 17 :

That young is quite sanguine about the result of his competitive examination.

A). depressed
B). pessimistic
C). anxious
D). optimistic
Answer : Option D

Question 18 :

He is averse to the idea of holding elections now.

A). convinced
B). angry
C). agreeable
D). opposed
Answer : Option D

Question 19 :

The thief outwitted the constable on some pretext and disappeared on the way to the police station.

A). defeated
B). be fooled
C). cheated
D). outmanoeuvred
Answer : Option A

Question 20 :

Silence is mandatory for meditation to be effective.

A). compulsory
B). necessary
C). required
D). needed
Answer : Option A