|1.||C||Perpetrate is correct as it means to be responsible for; commit. Perpetuate means to cause to continue indefinitely.
In 2nd sentence- Populace means common people. Populous means containing many people or inhabitants. Hence (A) is correct. We are looking for conflict, hence A is correct.
Faction means - Conflict within an organization or nation. Fraction means- A small part; a bit. Eclectic means selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas. Ecliptic means ‘The great circle representing the apparent annual path of the sun; the plane of the Earth's orbit around the sun; makes an angle of about 23 degrees with the equator’.
Gaffe means a socially awkward or tactless act. Gaff is an iron hook with a handle for landing large fish.
|2.||D||One who feels or expresses contempt is contemptuous. Something deserving of contempt is contemptible.
Practical means (1) of or relating to practice, (2) capable of being put to good use, (3) concerned with ordinary, tangible things, and (4) being such for all useful purposes. Practicable means capable of being done.
Dialect means a variety of a language peculiar to a particular region or group. Dialectic means, mainly, (1) the art or practice of finding truth through logical argument and (2) the process of change through the interaction of contradictory forces. It’s often used synonymously with logic or philosophy. Contemporary usually applies to people or small groups of people. Contemporaneous usually applies to events, movements, or trends.
Alternative means (1) allowing a choice between two or more things, or (2)existing outside traditional institutions. The main adjectival definitions of alternate are (1) happening in turns, (2) every other or second one of a series, and (3) serving or used in place of another. Something that is alternate substitutes for the original, while something that is alternative provides a choice without replacing the original.
|3.||D||Forbear means "to refrain from", A forebear is an ancestor or forefather
Founder means "to run aground", Flounder means "to move clumsily, with difficulty" or "to blunder"
To pamper is to coddle, or treat with indulgence, To pander is to cater to the base needs of others, to sell out
Perspicacious means "mentally astute, acutely perceptive, A perspicuous means "clearly and lucidly presented, easily grasped", as a perspicuous article on toads. Also be careful not to confuse this word with conspicuous "standing out, easily perceived".
Profligate is to be wasteful and extravagant: Prolific means "abundant, fruitful, producing much": John Grisham is a prolific writer
|4.||C||Option 3. Due to is an adjectival prepositional phrase, meaning it modifies a noun. Because of is an adverbial prepositional phrase, meaning it modifies a verb. Because of answers the question WHY ?.
1. His defeat was due to the lottery issue. ( here due to modifies the noun defeat)
2. He was defeated because of the lottery issue. ( here because of modifies the verb was defeated)
Because of answers the question WHY ?
Using the above information to the question -
In sentences 1, 2 and 4 because of modifies the verbs is rising, started and was narrowed.. While in sentences 3 and 5, due to modifies the nouns – our arrival and his frustration.
|5.||A||Option 1. The adverb eventually refers to an unspecified time in the future.
Ultimately means "in the end”.
Reminiscence means the recalling of past events and experiences.
Remembrance is a thing given or kept in memory of somebody or something.
Reproof means an expression of censure or rebuke, while reprove means to disapprove strongly.
Agree with something - to reach the same opinion on something, to decide something.
Agree to something – to say YES; to say that one is willing to do something for something to happen. Over here, the board has assented to your joining, hence ‘agree to.’
|6.||A||Correct Option: AAABB
Evade has a similar meaning to avoid, and typically applies to a duty or commitment with the implication of guile or trickery. Cooperation has a positive meaning. Collusion invariably suggests some kind of secrecy or underhand methods of objectives in what is being described.
Especially means in particular or more than in other cases. Specially means for a special purpose.
Homogeneous means of the same kind, forming a consistent whole. Homogenous is a word in biology meaning having a common descent.
The basic meaning of immune is free from the effects or consequences of. You use immune to when it refers to disease, or to some other form of attack or risk of harm. You use immune from when it refers to some kind of obligation or liability (especially a legal one).
|7.||D||To serve up is to dish out food.
To jest at is to make fun of.
The preposition ‘on’ is usually used with ‘embark’
To has traditionally been preferred when the similarity between two things is the point of the comparison and compare means ‘liken’. With, on the other hand, suggests that the differences between two things are as important as, if not more important than, the similarities.
Disgust at something and disgust for / with somebody.
|8.||A||Foregoing = go before. Forgo = to let go.
Eruption = bursting out. Irruption = invasion. Righteous = just. Rightful = just claim.
Servility = flattery. Servitude = slavery.
Godly = pious. God-like = like god.
|9.||C||Option 3.Adjunct means something joined or added to another thing of which it is not a part. Enjoin means order: give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority.
Injunction – warning, direction or prohibition regarding an activity. Disjunction is a break, separation or sharp differences between two things.
Expending means to pay out of use up. Expatiate means elaborate: add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way.
Aver means to state positively as true; declare. Averse is an adjective and cannot be used as a noun. Averse means opposed, disinclined, or loath
Dichotomy means something with qualities that contradict each other. Duplicity means deception by pretending to feel and act one way while acting in another.
|10.||C||Diagnosis is the investigation or identification of a problem, illness, etc; Prognosis is the prospect of recovery after an illness or difficult situation
Feasible means possible to do; Plausible, on the other hand, means possibly true, believable or realistic
Livid means considerably angry;Vivid means highly colorful or creating a strong impression usually positive
Perspicacious means Having or showing penetrating mental discernment; clear-sighted /having or showing an ability to notice and to understand things that are difficult or not obvious. Perspicuous , on the other hand, means clearly expressed or presented; easy to understand
|11.||D||Persecute means to annoy or bother someone or to treat unfairly or cruelly;prosecute on the other hand means to initiate legal action against a crime
Nauseated means to have felt very upset; to have had an upset stomach causing someone to feel like vomiting; Nauseous, on the other hand, means causing severe upset or disgust.
Ablution refers to a washing of one’s body; Absolution, on the other hands, represents a freeing from sin, guilt, or blame
Amoral means neither moral nor immoral; that is, not showing concern for what is right or wrong in human behavior; Immoral, on the other hand, means contrary to established social principles; corrupt, evil, wrong
|12.||B||Avocation is an activity taken up in addition to one’s regular work or profession, usually for enjoyment; a hobby. Vocation is a regular occupation, especially one for which a person is particularly suited or qualified
Beseech is to beg or request in an urgent and anxious manner; Besiege , on the other hand, means ‘to worry, harass, distress, or to present a request.
Broach is a pointed tool for making holes; Brooch, on the other hand, is an ornamental pin used on one’s clothing
Appraise means to place a value on; to judge the worth of something; Apprise means to inform or to give notice to someone about something; to notify
|13.||A||Arrant is used to emphasize that someone or something is an extreme example of that which is unacceptable; Errant, on the other hand, means roving or wandering
Abjure something is to renounce it or abstain from it, with the implication that this is done publicly; Adjure someone to do something is to request them solemnly to do it
Accelerate means to make anything in motion move faster; Exhilarate, on the other hand, means to cause someone to feel very happy and excited
Adjoin means ‘to be next to; to be in contact with; Adjourn, on the other hand, means ‘to put off or to suspend until a future time
|14.||C||Pathetic means arousing or capable of arousing sympathetic feelings of sadness and compassion; Prophetic on the other hand, means foretelling events as if by divine inspiration
Imitate means to reproduce someone’s behavior or looks; Emulate is a more specialized word with a purely positive function, meaning to try to equal or match
Ferment means To undergo or to cause the gradual decomposition of an organic compound induced by enzymes, bacteria, yeast, etc or A situation in which there is much excitement and confusion caused by some kind of change; Foment, on the other hand, means to cause or to try to cause the growth or development of something bad or harmful
Diffident means hesitant, lacking in self confidence; Dissident means not having the same opinion as other individuals or groups
|15.||A||Indigenous is native to a place, existing or produced naturally in a region; Indigent is poor, needy, lacking money; poverty; destitute
Judicial means relating to a judge, to a legal court system, or to the judiciary; Judicious, on the other hand, means showing sound judgment
Insidious means the gradual onslaught of an illness or disease in such a manner that it is entrenched before being discovered; Invidious , on the other hand, means that which may cause discontent, envy, jealousy, or resentment
Impetuous means marked by impulsiveness, often without forethought; Vehement , on the other hand, means marked by powerful and deeply felt feelings