Daily Vocab Quiz-14-SEP-2020

In the following question, out of the five alternatives, select the word same in meaning to the given word.

1. Idle

(a) Barren
(b) Lofty
(c) Diffused
(d) Mortified
(e) Arrogant

2. Ignite

(a) Scale
(c) Grin
(d) Dispense
(e) Slay

3. Haggard

(a) Sedulous
(b) Sluggish
(c) Crestfallen
(d) Debilitated
(e) Coherent

4. Hackneyed

(a) Incomprehensible
(b) Hatchet
(c) Stereotyped
(d) Vague
(e) Noisome

5. Gainsay

(a) Refute
(b) Yield
(c) Compress
(d) Forfeit
(e) Reprobate


1. Sol. The correct answer is: A
Idle means avoiding work; lazy.
Barren means land too poor to produce much or any vegetation.
Lofty means of imposing height.
Diffused means spread over a wide area or between a large number of people.
Mortified means cause (someone) to feel very embarrassed or ashamed.
Arrogant means having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one’s own importance or abilities.

2. Sol. The correct answer is: B
means catch fire or cause to catch fire.
Scale means each of the small, thin horny or bony plates protecting the skin of fish and reptiles, typically overlapping one another.
Kindle means set (something) on fire.
Grin means smile broadly.
Dispense means distribute or provide (a service or information) to a number of people.
Slay means kill (a person or animal) in a violent way

3. Sol. The correct answer is: D
means looking exhausted and unwell, especially from fatigue, worry, or suffering.
Sedulous means a person or action showing dedication and diligence.
Sluggish means slow-moving or inactive.
Crestfallen means sad and disappointed.
Debilitated means in a very weakened and infirm state.
Coherent means an argument, theory, or policy logical and consistent.

4. Sol. The correct answer is: C
means a phrase or idea having been overused; unoriginal and trite.
Incomprehensible means not able to be understood; not intelligible.
Hatchet means a small axe with a short handle for use in one hand.
Stereotyped means viewed or represented as a stereotype
Vague means of uncertain, indefinite, or unclear character or meaning.
Noisome means having an extremely offensive smell.

5. Sol. The correct answer is: A
means to deny or contradict (a fact or statement).
Refute means prove (a statement or theory) to be wrong or false; disprove.
Yield means produce or provide (a natural, agricultural, or industrial product).
Compress means flatten by pressure; squeeze or press.
Forfeit means lose or be deprived of (property or a right or privilege) as a penalty for wrongdoing.
Reprobate means an unprincipled person.

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