Exercise 4

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 26 :

When I look back over there wartime years I cannot help feeling that time is an inadequate and even capricious measure of their duration at one moment they seem so long, at another so short.


A). misleading
B). whimsical
C). erratic
D). unpredictable
Answer : Option B

Question 27 :

Manish neglected to remit the fees in time and therefore had to pay a fine.


A). refused
B). failed
C). promised
D). obstructed
Answer : Option B

Question 28 :

Some of the Asian countries have been enmeshed in an inescapable debt trap.


A). entangled
B). hit
C). struck
D). ensured
Answer : Option A

Question 29 :

She baffled all our attempts to find her.


A). defeated
B). thwarted
C). foiled
D). circumvented
Answer : Option C

Question 30 :

It is a scandal that the murderer was declared innocent.


A). silly notion
B). talk
C). rumour
D). disgraceful action
Answer : Option D