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Match the following words and Phrases given in Column A with their meanings in Column B ( Part A )

Match the following words and Phrases given in Column A with their meanings in Column B ( Part A )

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Question 1
Match the following phrases/idioms given under Column A with their meanings under Column B and select the correct answer from the codes given below :
  • Column A Column B
    (a) to cash in on 1.  tell me what you are thinking about
    (b) as good as gold 2.  a very slim chance
    (c) a chance in a million 3.  to take advantage
    (d) a penny for your thoughts 4.  very well behaved
A
3 4 2 1
B
3 1 4 2
C
4 1 2 3
D
2 4 3 1
Question 2
Match the following phrasal verbs with their meanings :
Column A Column B
(a) Look after 1. Wear
(b) Put on 2. Take care of
(c) Keep on 3. Cancelled
(d) Called off 4. Continue
A
2 1 4 3
B
2 1 3 4
C
1 2 3 4
D
4 1 3 2
Question 3
Match the. following words and phrases in Column A with their meaning in Column B.
Column A Column B
(a) on account of 1. in the middle of
(b) in the midst of 2. to put up with
(c) to bear with 3. to get used to
(d) to be accustomed to 4. owing to
A
1 2 3 4
B
4 2 1 3
C
4 1 2 3
D
3 1 2 4
Question 4
Match the phrasal verbs given in Column A with their meanings given in Column B.
Column A Column B
(a) get on 1. keep for future use
(b) give in 2. continue to resist
(c) stand out 3. yield
(d) lay by 4. cope with
A
3 2 4 1
B
2 1 3 4
C
4 3 2 1
D
1 4 3 2
Question 5
Blend the following words and select the correct codes given below.
Column A Column B
(a) Lecture 1. Broadcast
(b) Technology 2. Music
(c) News 3. Wizard
(d) Pop 4. Demonstration
A
3 1 4 2
B
2 4 3 1
C
4 3 1 2
D
1 4 2 3
Question 6
Choose the correct meaning of the words under Column Band select the code containing the answer
Column A Column B
(a) rumour 1. hit
(b) pelted 2. false story
(c) regime 3. flattering
(d) oily 4. rule
A
2 1 4 3
B
2 3 4 1
C
2 1 3 4
D
1 3 4 2
Question 7
In the world’s broad field ,of battle, In the bivouac of life. What is the meaning of the phrase “Bivouac of life”?
A
A simple temporary stay in this world
B
A permanent peaceful life in this world
C
A pitiable life in this world
D
A grand palace in this world
Question 8
“Neighbour gave prizes for the best back stabber and double crosser of the week, and most passionate hater”. Pick out a suitable word from the extract which means ‘one who hits from behind’
A
Passionate hater
B
Double crosser
C
Back stabber
D
neighbourhoods
Question 9
Match the following words in Column A with their meanings in Column B and select the correct answer from the codes given :
Column A Column B
(a) alms 1. untidy
(b) popular 2. splendid
(c) ragged 3. offerings
(d) amazing 4. well known
A
1 2 4 3
B
3 4 2 1
C
3 4 1 2
D
2 1 3 4
Question 10
Match the following phrases in Column A with their meaning in Column B :
A Phrases B Meaning
(a) to take a new turn 1. deprived of
(b) bereft of 2. to begin a new course
(c) due to 3. irrespective of
(d) in spite of 4. reason
A
2 1 4 3
B
1 2 4 3
C
3 4 2 1
D
4 3 1 2
Question 11
Match the words in Column A with its meanings in Column B
Column A Column B
(a) mutiny 1. violent attack
(b) onslaught 2. Useless
(c) defy 3. rebel
(d) ammunition 4. disobey
(e) futile 5. weapons
A
3 1 4 5 2
B
3 1 4 5 2
C
2 3 1 4 5
D
5 3 2 1 4
Question 12
Choose the correct word from the options given : The manager melted on hearing the news.
A
became liquid
B
gradually appeared
C
gradually disappeared
D
became sympathetic
Question 13
What does the word ‘seclusion’ mean?
A
being together
B
being united
C
being alone
D
being partial
Question 14
Match the following words in Column A with their meanings in Column B :
Column A Column B
(a) Sacred 1. spend wastefully
(b) Dignity 2. tempting
(c) Enticing 3. pride
(d) Squander 4. divine
A
1 2 4 3
B
4 1 3 2
C
2 1 4 3
D
1 3 2 4
Question 15
Fill in the blanks with suitable phrasal verb : We could go ice skating in Shimla —— the weather is good.
A
even though
B
as soon as
C
provided that
D
soon after
Question 16
Choose the phrase that is closest to the meaning of the word given in italics : The Summer temperature soars past 107°F in South Tamilnadu.
A
runs forward
B
grows over
C
increases to
D
flies high
Question 17
Match the following words given in ‘Column A’ with their meanings given in ‘Column B’ :
Column A Column B
(a) mutiny 1. disobey
(b) onslaught 2. weapons
(c) defy 3. useless
(d) futile 4. violent attack
A
4 3 1 2
B
2 4 1 3
C
1 3 4 2
D
3 4 2 1
Question 18
Match the following words and phrases given m Column A with their meanings in Column B
Phrases Meaning
(a) put on 1. demolish
(b) take up 2. leave
(c) pull down 3. study
(d) check out 4. wear
A
3 1 4 2
B
4 3 1 2
C
4 2 1 3
D
3 1 2 4
Question 19
Match the words in Column A with relevant meanings in Column B
Column A Column B
(a) Stooping 1. Expressing pain or regret
(b) Drooping 2. Bending forward
(c) Droning 3. Closing due to tiredness
(d) Moaning 4. Making a continuous low sound
A
2 4 3 1
B
2 1 3 4
C
1 3 4 2
D
2 3 4 1
Question 20
Match the following words with their meaning and select the answer from the codes given:
Column A Column B
(a) Stew 1. Driving or chasing away
(b) Shooing 2. A dish of meat cooked slowly
(c) Hauls back 3. A small seed
(d) Lentil 4. Pulls back
A
2 4 1 3
B
1 4 2 3
C
2 1 4 3
D
3 4 1 2
Question 21
Match the following phrases with their meanings and select the answer from the codes given below :
Phrases Meanings
(a) come back to 1. to lead to a final result
(b) come down to 2. to climb
(c) come along 3. to return to
(d) come up 4. to go with someone
A
3 4 2 1
B
3 1 4 2
C
4 3 1 2
D
2 4 1 3
Question 22
Match the following words with the suitable meaning and mark the correct code given below:
Column A Column B
(a) Stooping 1. Making continuous low. sound
(b) Drooping 2. Expression of pain
(c) Droning 3. Closing due to tiredness
(d) Moaning 4. Bending forward
A
4 3 1 2
B
3 1 2 4
C
2 1 3 4
D
4 2 1 3
Question 23
Hughie was wonderfully good looking with his crisp brown hair, his clear cut profile and his grey eyes. In the given passage the word profile means
A
outline of the face
B
dejected
C
untidy
D
skill
Question 24
Claustrophobia means the fear of
A
Heights
B
Water
C
Confined place
D
Isolation
Question 25
Which of the following is incorrectly paired?
A
On account of — deprived of
B
To take a new turn — to begin a new course
C
In the midst of — in the middle of
D
To bear with — to put up with
Question 26
…………. is a room in a private house for sitting or entertaining visitors.
A
Kitchen
B
Rest room
C
Parlour
D
Dining room
Question 27
Match the phrasal verbs in column ‘A’ with the meaning in column ‘B’ :
Column A Column B
(a) Callon 1. cancel
(b) Call in 2. require
(e) Call upon 3. summon
(d) Call off 4. visit
A
4 3 2 1
B
1 3 4 2
C
4 1 2 3
D
3 2 1 4
Question 28
Select the correct option to complete the sentence : Ornithologists refer to people——-.
A
who study eyes
B
who study culture
C
who study fossil
D
who study birds
Question 29
The attainment of a developed status by 2020 does not mean that we can then rest on our laurels. In this context, the synonym of the word ‘Laurels’ is——
A
Failures
B
Rewards
C
Wealth
D
Appreciation
Question 30
Read the passage and answer the question that follows : Failure is simply the means of finding out what will not work so that it can be eliminated in the search for what will work. The word ‘eliminated’ means
A
Included
B
Considered
C
Excluded
D
Destroyed
Question 31
Foreign word” : On the eve of her friend’s departure to the states Ragavi bid her “Adieu” “Adieu” means—— Choose the correct answer from the options given below
A
Good luck
B
Good bye
C
Good night
D
Good day
Question 32
Taking Someone’s ideas and using them as if they are one’s own is called——
A
Communalism
B
Criticism
C
Plagiarism
D
Socialism
Question 33
Choose the correct Synonym of the underlined word from the options given below : They reflect the munificence of the Cholas.
A
paucity
B
miserliness
C
atrocity
D
generosity
Question 34
In the line, “Good luck is round the corner’, “round the corner” means
A
in the corner of your house
B
just waiting to happen
C
near the corner
D
cornered
Question 35
In “you gotta be dead first”. “gotta” means
A
will
B
have got to
C
got
D
get out to
Question 36
Match the words/phrases under Column A with their meanings under Column B and select the correct code from the options given :
Column A Column B
(a) on account of 1. to get used to
(b) in the midst of 2. to tolerate
(c) to be accustomed to 3. in the middle of
(d) to bear with 4. owing to
A
4 3 1 2
B
3 4 1 2
C
4 3 2 1
D
4 2 1 3
Question 37
Match the words and phrases given in Column A with their meanings in Column B:
Column A Column B
(a) Power to inspire 1. Composure
(b) Calm manner 2. Sneer
(c) Contemptuous smile 3. Charisma
(d) Range of skills 4. Versatality
A
3 1 4 2
B
3 2 1 4
C
4 3 2 1
D
2 1 4 3
Question 38
“Imagine if your precious nose is sandwiched in between your toes” What does the word “sandwiched” mean here?
A
Become like a food item
B
Trapped
C
Replaced
D
Pressed between two things
Question 39
The ozone gas that acts like a canopy, protecting you from the harmful ultra violet rays of the Sun is depleting. Identify the option closest in meaning to the underlined word :
A
a preventive medicine
B
a damage-control system
C
an overhanging shelter
D
a storehouse of gases
Question 40
Match the following idiomatic expressions under column A with their core meaning under Column B Choose the right code:
Column A Column B
(a) I can ride a motor cycle 1. Asking for permission
(b) No one can be right all the time 2. Theoretical possibility
(c) Can I use your mobile phone, please? 3. Ability
(d) Anyone can make mistakes 4. Possibility
A
3 4 1 2
B
1 3 2 4
C
4 3 1 2
D
2 1 4 3
Question 41
Find out the meaning of the underlined word in the following lines from Sonnet No. 116 : “Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit Impediments …….
A
Obstacles
B
Victory
C
Success
D
Happiness
Question 42
“The present seems all dreary The future very grim“. The Underlined words mean …….. and …….. respectively.
A
confusing and dark
B
dear and lovely
C
boring and sad
D
damp and weak
Question 43
Choose the option with the right meaning of the idiom given below : In the pink of one’s health
A
to be extremely happy
B
complete surprise
C
extremely healthy
D
painting the place pink
Question 44
Select the correct answer for the question from the options given below : Looking quickly over a section of the text to get a general idea of the meaning is referred to ………..
A
Scanning
B
Note making
C
Skimming
D
Summarising
Question 45
The fear of heights is known as—–
A
hydrophobia
B
acrophobia
C
claustrophobia
D
xenophobia
Question 46
Match the following phrase with their meaning and select the answer from the codes given below:
Phrases Meaning
(a) give in 1. return or relinquish
(b) give up 2. move back
(c) get on 3. yield
(d) get back 4. cope with
A
3 4 1 2
B
2 3 4 1
C
4 2 3 1
D
3 1 4 2
Question 47
As he was ambitious, I slew him. Here slew means
A
killed
B
praised
C
encouraged
D
induced
Question 48
Match the following words and phrases given in column A with their meanings in column B and select the correct answer from the codes given below :
Column A Column B
(a) call for 1. take care of
(b) break for 2. improve
(c) pick up 3. start suddenly
(d) look after 4. demand
A
3 4 1 2
B
4 2 3 1
C
4 3 2 1
D
2 4 3 1
Question 49
Even as a young girl she preferred to sketch and paint airplanes. Out of the four given contexts select the most accurate for the underlined word
A
My sister was delighted to take up medical profession
B
Gandhiji followed non violence
C
The culprit chose the wrong way to make money
D
I enjoyed playing cricket
Question 50
Match the words under Column A with their equivalent meanings from Column B
Column A Column B
(a) Breeding Haunts 1. Travellers
(b) Well defined 2. Chirping
(c) Twittering 3. Clearly defined
(d) Voyagers 4. Nesting places
A
4 3 1 2
B
3 4 2 1
C
3 1 2 4
D
4 3 2 1
Question 51
“Oh, my god! I could not make out why he was so interested to know all about you” What the equivalent meaning for the underlined phrasal verb?
A
Understand
B
Say
C
Find
D
Think
Question 52
Identify the right meaning of the idiom. His Partner threw coldwater on his scheme.
A
encouraged
B
discouraged
C
appreciated
D
disagreed
Question 53
Match the following Phrasal verbs given under Column A with their meanings under Column B:
Column A Column B
(a) pick on 1. to select
(b) pickup 2. to criticize
(c) pick over 3. to check carefully
(d) pick out 4. to improve
A
1 2 3 4
B
4 2 1 3
C
2 4 3 1
D
3 1 2 4
Question 54
Match the following phrases given under column A with their meanings under column B.
Column A Column B
(a) put on for 1. remove
(b) look for 2. extinguish
(c) take off 3. search
(d) put out 4. wear
A
1 2 3 4
B
3 2 1 4
C
4 3 1 2
D
4 2 3 1
Question 55
Match the following words given under column A with their meanings under column B
Column A Column B
(a) Grim 1. Brilliance
(b) Splendour 2. Shine
(c) Gleam 3. A view
(d) Vista 4. Stern
A
2 4 3 1
B
1 4 3 2
C
3 2 1 4
D
4 1 2 3
Question 56
That is how Gandhi became a leader par excellence : that made Churchill the greatest and the most successful war time leader. Choose a word from the passage that means “by way of special eminence”.
A
traits
B
hurdles
C
par excellence
D
hazards
Question 57
He put up a notice board “Trespassers will be prosecuted”. What do you mean by the word “Prosecuted”?
A
Agreed
B
Punished
C
Preceded
D
Excused
Question 58
Choose the option that conveys the meaning of the idiom underlined : Evil-minded people throw dust in the eyes of others by showing kind behaviour and good manners.
A
manage to deceive others
B
render others blind
C
steal the possessions of others
D
bring tears to the eyes
Question 59
“The hunger and the mortal strife for bread old age and youth alike mistaught”. The word Strife means——.
A
fight
B
struggle
C
quarrel
D
riot
Question 60
Match the following words given under column A with their meanings under column B and select the correct answer from the codes given below
Column A Column B
(a) avocation 1. relevant
(b) tranquility 2. distraction
(c) squashed 3. calmness
(d) pertinent 4. silenced
A
2 l 4 3
B
3 2 1 4
C
2 3 4 1
D
1 2 3 4
Question 61
Choose the option that does not bear the same meaning as that of the statement given below: Honest labour bears a lovely face.
A
Our beauty is marred when we work hard
B
Hard work bears good results
C
Virtuous work brings contentment
D
We achieve contentment by doing the right things
Question 62
Read the passage and choose the correct option that completes the given sentence: As Prime Minister, Nehru set out to, realise his vision of India. He oversaw India’s transition from a monarchy to a republic. ‘transition’ means ——
A
Change
B
Travel
C
Plan
D
Tradition
Question 63
Read the passage given below and answer the question that follows, by choosing the right option : “We learn of some high ideals of human conduct from the epic Ramayana”. It tells us how king Dashrath preferred death to going back on his word. The phrase underlined means :
A
keeping one’s promise
B
formulating a new idea
C
acting against one’s words
D
checking the truth of one’s words
Question 64
Read the statement given below and choose the option with the answer to the question that follows : “When you lead with warmth, it helps you connect immediately with those around you, demonstrating that you hear them, understand them and can be trusted by them”. What is meant by ‘connect immediately’?
A
establish a rapport with others
B
overpower everyone
C
disclose one’s secrets
D
reveal confidence
Question 65
Identify the meaning of the words underlined: Books serve as friends better than those of flesh and blood.
A
heart and soul
B
brain and character
C
real and living
D
spirit and enthusiasm
Question 66
Choose the option that contains the meaning of the given statement : Fortune is a fickle goddess; her wheel is always revolving.
A
Fortune favours the brave.
B
One doesn’t remain fortunate for ever in life.
C
Miseries come in series.
D
Look before you leap.
Question 67
Choose the option with the statement that means the same as this sentence : Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
A
One who treads fearlessly is an angel.
B
One who treads fearlessly is an angel.
C
Foolish acts fetch the glory of angels.
D
Hasty actions result in disaster.
Question 68
Choose the option that brings out the meaning of the given statement : A Smiling face may hide an aching heart.
A
Sorrow is concealed by the smile.
B
Smile is hidden by sorrow.
C
The pain is indicated by the smile.
D
Face is the index of the mind.
Question 69
“I know the glacier like the back of my hand, I will find us a way”, he insists. His confidence is heartening. The meaning of “like the back of my hand” is ——
A
partly
B
partially
C
thoroughly
D
similarly
Question 70
They sometimes “skinned their noses”. What is the figurative meaning of the phrase “Skinned their noses”?
A
were upset by failures
B
rubbed the nose accidentally
C
scratched the nose
D
encouraged by failures
Question 71
Read the statement given below and answer the question that follows : Dress and address make the first and foremost impression. The word underlined means :
A
the place where we live
B
our speech and manners
C
our surroundings and neighbourhood
D
a stylish accent in speech
Question 72
Choose the option with the right meaning of the idiom given below : Show one’s yellow streak
A
displaying yellow coloured stripes
B
being inexperienced
C
exhibiting one’s cowardice
D
painting the place yellow
Question 73
Match the following words given under Column A with their meanings under Column B and select the correct answer from the codes given below:
Column A Column B
(a) interred 1. weapon
(b) ruffle 2. abundant
(c) copious 3. buried
(d) armament 4. disturb
A
3 2 1 4
B
3 4 2 1
C
2 1 3 4
D
1 2 3 4
Question 74
Music has a way of finding the big, invisible moving pieces inside our hearts and soul and helping us figure out the position of things inside us. What does ‘figure out’ mean’?
A
make out
B
take out
C
look out
D
seek out
Question 75
Match the following phrases/idioms given under Column A with their meanings under Column B and select the correct answer from the codes given below :
Column A Column B
(a) to stir up 1. healthy
(b) to be on cloud nine 2. to stay away without permission
(c) to play truant 3. to initiate
(d) in the pink of 4. to be very happy
A
3 4 2 1
B
4 3 2 1
C
2 1 4 3
D
1 2 3 4
Question 76
Match the synonyms with their meanings.
(a) Stagger 1. Species that has died out
(b) Dyslexia 2. Unsteady movement
(c) Extinct 3. Difficulty with reading and spelling
(d) Incredible 4. Unbelievable
A
1 2 4 3
B
2 3 4 1
C
2 3 1 4
D
4 2 1 3
Question 77
Match the words under Column A with the meaning in Column B and choose the correct code:
Column A Phrases Column B Meanings
(a) get on 1. keep for future use
(b) give up 2. yield
(c) give in 3. abandon an attempt to do something
(d) lay by 4. cope with
A
4 3 1 2
B
2 1 4 3
C
4 3 2 1
D
3 4 2 1
Question 78
Choose the correct meaning of the underlined word. He worshipped me with utmost reverence.
A
disrespect
B
respect
C
pretext
D
false
Question 79
Match the words and phrases given in Column A with their meanings in Column B :
Words Phrases
(a) Mark I. misleading
(b) Seer 2. listen to
(c) Delusive 3. silenced
(d) Squashed 4. visionary
A
2 3 4 1
B
1 4 2 3
C
2 4 1 3
D
3 2 1 4
Question 80
Match the following phrases :
Phrases Meaning
(a) to take a new turn 1. in the middle of
(b) bereft of 2. to get used to
(c) to be accustomed to 3. to begin something
(d) in the midst of 4. deprived of
A
1 4 2 3
B
3 4 2 1
C
3 2 1 4
D
1 2 4 3
Question 81
Give the meaning of the idiom ‘a bolt from the blue’
A
Extremely happy
B
Have no patience
C
Unexpected surprize
D
Put on airs
Question 82
If you can force your heart and nerve and Sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone. Find out the meaning for a underlined word from the options given below :
A
limbs
B
bone
C
tendon
D
Organs
Question 83
The leader craved for the power to redress the grievances df the citizens under the care. Choose the correct meaning for the underlined word from the options given below:
A
examine
B
access
C
introspect
D
remedy
Question 84
“The manager will cancel the meeting”. Find the correct ‘phrasal verb’ to the above underlined word.
A
call on
B
call out
C
call in
D
call off
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