Daily Vocab Quiz-8-SEP-2020

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

1. Facetious

(a) Pliant
(b) Exulted
(c) Morose
(d) Pugnacious
(e) Warlike

2. Gab

(a) Aid
(b) Wit
(c) Sad
(d) Reticence
(e) Curt

3. Gainsay

(a) Vouch
(b) Hoard
(c) Shirk
(d) Harm
(e) Delight

4. Hackneyed

(a) Puerile
(b) Senescent
(c) Superannuated
(d) Segregated
(e) Novel

5. Haggard

(a) Idiotic
(b) Maudlin
(c) Hoary
(e) Withered


1. Sol. The correct answer is: C
Facetious means treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humour; flippant
Pliant means easily bent.
Exulted means a person or their rank or status at a high or powerful level.
Morose means a small piece or amount of food; a mouthful.
Pugnacious means eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight.
Warlike means disposed towards or threatening war; hostile.

2. Sol. The correct answer is: D
Gab means talk at length.
Aid means help
Wit means intelligence
Reticence means the quality of being reticent; reserve.
Curt means rudely brief.

3. Sol. The correct answer is: A
Gainsay means deny or contradict (a fact or statement).
Vouch means assert or confirm as a result of one’s own experience that something is true or accurately so described.
Hoard means to collect
Shirk means avoid or neglect (a duty or responsibility). Also, a term in Islam.
Delight means please (someone) greatly.

4. Sol. The correct answer is: E
Hackneyed means having been overused.
Puerile means childishly silly and immature.
Senescent means the state of being old.
Superannuated means outdated or obsolete through age or new development.
Segregated means set apart from each other; isolated or divided.
Novel means the literary genre represented or exemplified by novels.

5. Sol. The correct answer is: D
Haggard means looking exhausted and unwell
Idiotic means very stupid.
Maudlin means highly sentimental.
Hoary means greyish white.
Vigorous means strong, healthy, and full of energy.
Withered means shrunken or wrinkled from age or disease.


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