Welcome to Online English Section with explanation in AffairsCloud.com. Here we are creating question sample in Word Usage, which is BASED ON NEW PATTERN which have been asked in many banking exams recently.
Find the meaning of the underlined/BOLD word in the following sentence.
- The police struggled to garner sufficient evidence.
5) cadaverousAnswer – 1)
Explanation: garner – gather or collect (something, especially information or approval).
- The dismal weather made the late afternoon seem like evening.
5) pallidAnswer – 2)
Explanation: dismal – causing a mood of gloom or depression.
bleak – (of an area of land) lacking vegetation and exposed to the elements.
- A squalid attempt to save themselves from electoral embarrassment.
5) acuteAnswer – 1)
Explanation: squalid – showing or involving a contemptible lack of moral standards.
sordid – involving immoral or dishonourable actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt.
- I felt very humble when meeting her.
5) receptiveAnswer – 2)
Explanation: humble – having or showing a modest or low estimate of one’s importance.
meek – quiet, gentle, and easily imposed on; submissive.
- The hotel has won numerous accolades.
5) perceptiveAnswer – 2)
Explanation: accolades – an award or privilege granted as a special honour or as an acknowledgement of merit.
privilege – a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group.
- I went out into the sun-drenched streets again, replete and relaxed.
5) responsiveAnswer – 1)
Explanation: replete – filled or well-supplied with something.
crowded – (of a space) full of people, leaving little or no room for movement; packed.
- He looked terrible, all grey and haggard.
5) cadaverousAnswer – 5)
Explanation: haggard – looking exhausted and unwell, especially from fatigue, worry, or suffering.
cadaverous – very pale, thin, or bony.
- The flux of ions across the membrane.
5) melangeAnswer – 2)
Explanation: Flux – the action or process of flowing or flowing out.
- Below the surface, the old antagonisms festered.
5) intuitiveAnswer – 2)
Explanation: Fester – (of a negative feeling or a problem) become worse or more intense, especially through long-term neglect or indifference.
Brew – (of an unwelcome event or situation) begin to develop.
- she gave a nonchalant shrug.
5) delicateAnswer – 3)
Explanation: Nonchalant – (of a person or manner) feeling or appearing casually calm and relaxed; not displaying anxiety, interest, or enthusiasm.
remiss – lacking care or attention to duty; negligent.
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