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English Quiz: Guess the meanings of these words!

Last updated on: June 05, 2013 18:57 IST


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Jazz up up your vocabulary with new words that you can use in your day-to-day conversation. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com

A good vocabulary enables you to express yourself confidently, convey your ideas clearly and with flair, and gives you an edge over your peers.

The following quiz will not only help you learn some new words but also guide you on how you to use them in your every day life.

To participate in the quiz, choose the option that is closest in meaning to the main word and complete the sentence.

1. odoriferous (pronounced 'oh-duh-rif-er-uhs')
Hand in hand, the couple walked down the aisle that was strewn with ____ rose petals.

1) malodorous
2) aromatic
3) embellished

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2. slake (sleyk)
After playing for hours in the heat, the children ran to the lemonade stall to ____ their thirst.

1) satiate
2) exacerbate
3) regenerate

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3. supercilious (soo-per-sil-ee-uhs)
Lily’s ____ attitude soon made her unpopular among her classmates.

1) haughty
2) humble
3) receptive

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4. soporific (sop-uh-rif-ik)
In contrast with the interesting topic, the professor’s tone was _____.

1) congenial
2) stimulating
3) sleep-inducing

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5. jejune (ji-joon)
In spite of all the laboring and brainstorming , the marketing team’s presentation turned out quite ___.

1) agile
2) dull
3) exciting

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6. copacetic (koh-puh-set-ik)
During the protest, everything seemed ____ until a group of students started pelting stones at the police.

1) satisfactory
2) unacceptable
3) arcane

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7. schism (siz-uhm)
The proposal to introduce a sex education programme in school created a ____ among the parents.

1) disillusionment
2) rift
3) junction

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8. ignominy (ig-nuh-min-ee)
The expose of the recent scandal ensured the ouster of the minister leaving him to face the ____ that befell him.

1) limelight
2) respect
3) shame

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9. parochial (puh-roh-kee-uhl)
As much as the governor was loved for his pragmatic policies, he was criticised for his ____ attitude towards women.

1) narrow-minded
2) liberal
3) facetious

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10. copious (koh-pee-uhs)
During his holidays, Nick gathered ___ material on unidentified flying objects for his science project.

1) mediocre
2) scarce
3) abundant

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