Directions (1-15): For each of the words given below, a contextual usage is provided. From the alternatives given, pick the word that is the most inappropriate as a substitute in the given context and mark its number as your answer.
Q1. Venom: The venom in his voice was unmistakable.
Q2. Acquittal: His acquittal in spite of the incriminating evidence surprised all of us.
Q3. Presage: The phenomenal growth of this chain of stores presaged globalization and was a glitzy part of it.
Q4. Unassailable: Its brand image is unassailable.
Q5. Abjure: I have decided to abjure smoking.
Q6. Despondent: After their trauma, they were exhausted and despondent.
Q7. Fitfully: She felt groggy in the morning as she had slept fitfully the previous night.
Q8. Incredulous: He was incredulous regarding the potential benefits of the tiny gadget.
Q9. Misconstrue: His introverted behaviour is often misconstrued as haughtiness.
Q10. Embellish: On the occasion of the festival, the deity was embellished with jewels of many types.
Q11. Paean: The student leader ended his speech singing paeans about the initiatives adopted by the new principal.
Q12. Sprightly: Her sprightly disposition camouflaged her illness.
Q13. Ubiquitous: The ubiquitous internet cafes have helped increase the level of its accessibility to the common man.
Q14. Tyro: His subtle discomfort in front of the camera reveals that he is a tyro in this field.
Q15. Variegated: The variegated religions and the multitude of cultures contribute to the rich spiritual heritage of our country.
Directions (16-20): In each of the following questions, a capitalized pair of words is given followed by five numbered pairs of words. Select from choices the pair which exhibits the same relationship as the capitalized pair of words and mark its number as your answer.
Q16. MODESTY : BRAGGART
(a) humility : orator
(b) innocence : puritan
(c) kindness : butcher
(d) showiness : actor
(e) simplicity : ascetic
Q17. BREAD : OVEN
(a) ceramics : kiln
(b) silo : corn
(c) pottery : wheel
(d) iron : furnace
(e) kettle : stove
Q18. NUMERATOR : DENOMINATOR
(a) fraction : decimal
(b) divisor : quotient
(c) top : bottom
(d) dividend : divisor
(e) circle : point
Q19. WATER : CONDUIT
(a) electricity : magnet
(b) elevator : shaft
(c) shell : rifle
(d) noise : cannon
(e) sword : holster
Q20. ORNITHOLOGIST : BIRDS
(a) aquarium : fish
(b) anthropologist : insects
(c) spectator : game
(d) architect : buildings
(e) archaeologist : artefacts
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