English Vocabulary Questions and Answer for SSC CGL Exam 2015 set-17:
The list of English vocabulary questions and answer for SSC CGL Exam is given here, Candidates those who are all preparing for the examination can use this practice questions.
Direction (1-10): In Questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word
1).Sheila’s tall tales have no meaning _________.
Explanation: Tall tales – something that a person talks about in a very proud way; boasting.
2).The bridge gave way under the heavy weight.
Explanation: Give way – to break of fall down ; collapse. Look at the sentence: The pillers gave way and a section of the roof collapsed.
3).His plan was so complicated that it floored his listeners.
Explanation: Floor - to surprise or confuse somebody so that they are not sure what to say or do ; puzzle.
4).My uncle’s business has gone to the dogs.
a) Is ruined
b) Is sick
c) Is sick
d) Is angry
Explanation: Go to the dogs / Go to hell in a handbasket – to go into a very bad state ; ruin. Look at the sentence : This firm has gone to the dogs since the new management took over.
5).Despite the highs and lows, life tends to average itself out.
a) Balance itself
b) Be unvarying
c) Show equal value
d) Get compatible
Explanation: Average out – to balance; to result in an average amount over a period of time.
6).On second thoughts she refused to accept his invitation.
a) On reconsidering
b) Reviewing leisurely
c) Moral grounds
d) Seeing his brashness
Explanation: On second thoughts – used to say that you have changed your opinion
7).I stirred the hornet’s nest by my honest statement.
a) Responded to criticism angrily
b) Caused anger in many people
c) Stopped people criticizing someone
d) Acted with energy and interested
Explanation: Hornets nest – a difficult situation in which a lot of a people get very angry. Look at the sentence: His letter to the papers stirred up a real hornets’ nest.
8).He knows how to break in horses.
Explanation: Break in – to train somebody / something in something new that they must do. Look at the sentence: The young horse was not yet broken in (trained to carry a rider)
9).The judge declared the agreement null and void
d) not binding
Explanation: Null and Void – having no legal force ; not valid Look at the sentence : The contract was declared null and valid
10).We should bury the hatchet and become friends.
b) Influence friends
c) Make peace
d) Keep a secret
Explanation: Bury the hatchet/bury your differences – to stop being unfriendly and become friends again
1). c) 2). a) 3). d) 4). a) 5). a) 6). a) 7). b) 8). c) 9). d) 10). c)
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