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Welcome to Online English Section with explanation in AffairsCloud.com. Here we are providing vocabulary test based on the some difficult words , which is important for IBPS PO/CLERK/LIC AAO/RRB & SSC CGL EXAM and other competitive exams.

  1. Choose the word which best expresses the meaning of Darwinism?
    1) Blindly
    2)The doctrine that natural selection has been the prime cause of evolution ofhigher forms.
    3) A base coward
    4) A premise, starting-point, or given fact.
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation :darkling adv. Blindly.
    Darwinism n. The doctrine that natural selection has been the prime cause of evolution ofhigher forms.
    dastard n. A base coward.
    datum n. A premise, starting-point, or given fact.

  1. Choose the word which best expresses the meaning of dead-heat?
    1) Fearless
    2)A day-laborer
    3) A race in which two or more competitors come out even, and there is nowinner
    4) Scarcity, as of something customary, essential ,or desirable.
    5) None of these
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation :dauntless adj. Fearless.
    day-man n. A day-laborer.
    dead-heat n. A race in which two or more competitors come out even, and there is nowinner.
    dearth n. Scarcity, as of something customary, essential ,or desirable.

  1. Choose the word which best expresses the meaning of debonair?
    1) A human skull as a symbol of death.
    2)To lower in character or virtue
    3) Subject to contention or dispute.
    4) Having gentle or courteous bearing or manner
    5) None of these
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation :death’s-head n. A human skull as a symbol of death.
    debase v. To lower in character or virtue.
    debatable adj. Subject to contention or dispute.
    debonair adj. Having gentle or courteous bearing or manner.

  1. Choose the word which best expresses the meaning of decagon?
    1) A first appearance in society or on the stage.
    2)A figure with ten sides and ten angles.
    3) A volume consisting of ten parts or books.
    4) deceit n. Falsehood
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation :debut n. A first appearance in society or on the stage.
    decagon n. A figure with ten sides and ten angles.
    Decameron n.A volume consisting of ten parts or books.
    deceit n. Falsehood.

  1. Choose the word which best expresses the meaning of decapod?
    1) Ten-footed or ten-armed.
    2)To leave suddenly or unexpectedly
    3) To behead
    4) A line of ten syllables
    5) None of these
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation :decapod adj. Ten-footed or ten-armed.
    decamp v. To leave suddenly or unexpectedly.
    decapitate v. To behead.
    decasyllable n. A line of ten syllables.

  1. Choose the word which best expresses the meaning of  defensible?
    1) To slander.
    2)The neglect or omission of a legal requirement.
    3) A person against whom a suit is brought
    4) Capable of being maintained or justified.
    5) None of these
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation :defame v. To slander.
    default n. The neglect or omission of a legal requirement.
    defendant n. A person against whom a suit is brought.
    defensible adj. Capable of being maintained or justified.

  1. Choose the word which best expresses the meaning of deface?
    1) To derive or draw as a conclusion by reasoning from given premises orprinciples.
    2)To mar or disfigure the face or external surface of.
    3) To cut off or take away, as a part of something.
    4) Malicious and groundless injury done to the reputation or good name of another
    5) None of these
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation :deduce v. To derive or draw as a conclusion by reasoning from given premises orprinciples.
    deface v. To mar or disfigure the face or external surface of.
    defalcate v. To cut off or take away, as a part of something.
    defamation n. Malicious and groundless injury done to the reputation or good name of another.

  1. Choose the word which best expresses the meaning of decrepit?
    1) To embellish
    2)Suitable for the occasion or circumstances
    3) Anything that allures, or is intended to allures into danger or temptation
    4) The voluntary consecration or relinquishment of something to an end orcause
    5) None of these
    Answer –  5)
    Explanation :decorate v. To embellish.
    decorous adj. Suitable for the occasion or circumstances.
    decoy n. Anything that allures, or is intended to allures into danger or temptation.
    decrepit adj. Enfeebled, as by old age or some chronic infirmity.
    dedication n. The voluntary consecration or relinquishment of something to an end orcause.

  1. Choose the word which best expresses the meaning of  declension?
    1) A speech recited or intended for recitation from memory in public
    2)A full and formal style of utterance
    3) Containing a formal, positive, or explicit statement or affirmation
    4) The change of endings in nouns and adj. to express their different relations of gender
    5) None of these
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation :declamation n. A speech recited or intended for recitation from memory in public.
    declamatory adj. A full and formal style of utterance.
    declarative adj. Containing a formal, positive, or explicit statement or affirmation.
    declension n. The change of endings in nouns and adj. to express their different relations of gender.

  1. Choose the word which best expresses the meaning of decipher?
    1) To find out the true words or meaning of, as something hardly legible
    2)Fraudulent
    3) Characterized by propriety of conduct, speech, manners, or dress.
    4) Falling off at maturity as petals after flowering, fruit when ripe, etc.
    5) None of these
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation :decipher v. To find out the true words or meaning of, as something hardly legible.
    deceitful adj. Fraudulent.
    decent adj. Characterized by propriety of conduct, speech, manners, or dress.
    deciduous adj. Falling off at maturity as petals after flowering, fruit when ripe, etc