1. Choose the word that is opposite of the word “REDUCTION”.
2. Choose the word that expresses the most similar meaning to the word “INSUFFICIENT”.
3. Choose the word that expresses the most similar meaning to the word “INTENSIVE”.
4. Choose the word that expresses the most similar meaning to the word “RESOLUTION”.
5. Choose the word that is opposite of the word “INTRODUCED”.
S1. Ans. (c)
Sol. ‘Reduction’ means ‘the action or fact of making something smaller or less in amount, degree, or size’ and ‘augmentation’ means ‘the action or process of making or becoming greater in size or amount.’ Since they are opposite to each other; option (c) is the most suitable answer choice.
Provision: the action of providing or supplying something for use.
abrogation: the repeal or abolition of a law, right, or agreement.
Vivisection: the practice of performing operations on live animals for the purpose of experimentation or scientific research (used only by opponents of such work).
Prohibition: the action of forbidding something, especially by law.
S2.. Ans. (d)
Sol. ‘Insufficient’ means ‘not enough; inadequate’ and ‘paltry’ means ‘(of an amount) very small or meagre.’ Since they are synonymous with each other; option (d) is the most suitable answer choice.
Gauzy: resembling gauze; thin and translucent.
flimsy: insubstantial and easily damaged.
substantial: of considerable importance, size, or worth.
impervious: not allowing fluid to pass through.
S3. Ans. (b)
Sol. ‘Intensive’ means ‘concentrated on a single subject or into a short time; very thorough or vigorous’ and ‘scrupulous’ means ‘ careful, thorough, and extremely attentive to details’. Since they are synonymous with each other; option (b) is the most suitable answer choice.
Unruffled: not disordered or disarranged.
slapdash: done too hurriedly and carelessly.
lackadaisical: lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy.
insouciant: showing a casual lack of concern.
S4. Ans. (b)
Sol. ‘Resolution’ means ‘the action of solving a problem or contentious matter’ and ‘rectification’ means ‘the action of putting something right; correction’. Since they are synonymous with each other; option (b) is the most suitable answer choice.
Vacillation [noun] means the inability to decide between different opinions or actions; indecision.
Swither [verb] means be uncertain as to which course of action to choose.
Havering [noun] means vacillating or indecisive behaviour.
S5. Ans. (d)
Sol. ‘Introduced’ means ‘bring (something, especially a product, measure, or concept) into use or operation for the first time’ and ‘expunge’ means ‘obliterate or remove completely’. Since they are opposite to each other; option (d) is the most suitable answer choice.
Ventilate [verb] means cause air to enter and circulate freely in (a room, building, etc.)