Vocabulary Questions for IIFT PDF

Vocabulary Questions for IIFT PDF
Vocabulary Questions for IIFT PDF

Vocabulary Questions for IIFT PDF

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Read the sentences below carefully and identify the nature of phrase/clause used in the underlined section of the sentences.

Question 1: How to find way to the ruins is the question.

a) Adjective phrase

b) Adverb phrase

c) Noun Phrase

d) Adverb clause


Etymological description of the ‘word’ is given in each question. Identify the origin /source of the ‘word’

Question 2: Obvious (adjective)
It means “frequently met with”. The origin of the word comes from obvius “that is in the way, presenting itself readily, open, exposed, commonplace,” also from obviam (adv.) “in the way”, from ob “against” + viam, accusative of via “way”, meaning “plain to see, evident” is first recorded in 1630.

a) Latin

b) German

c) Hebrew

d) Italian


Each question has explained the meaning of two words from the above table. Identify the correct matching words from the table.

Question 3: a) Having a softening or soothing effect
b) Verbal abuse, defamation

a) a)-xii); b)-ii)

b) a)-xvii); b)-iv)

c) a)-iii); b)-xviii)

d) a)-iii); b)-ix)

Question 4: Choose the option which is the antonym of the word ‘Blasphemous’

a) Ascetic

b) Reverent

c) Inferior

d) Blarney

Question 5: Choose the option closest in meaning to the word ‘Qualm’

a) Concavity

b) Misgiving

c) Amplitude

d) Repute

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Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate option that follows:

Question 6: The defense proposes to show that the incident that the prosecution so _____________ rejects as _______ did indeed take place.

a) blithely, undesirable

b) cavalierly, apocryphal

c) vehemently, factual

d) persuasively, pointless

e) convincingly, inevitable

Question 7: Six words are given below
I. Cacophonic
II. Cacographic
III. Calamitous
IV. Catastrophic
V. Contraindicative
VI. Cataclysmic
Which of the above words have similar meanings?

a) IV & VI only

b) I, II & V only

c) II, V & VI only

d) III, IV & VI only

e) III, IV, V & VI only

Question 8: Fill in the blanks: Football evokes a ___ response in India compared to cricket, that almost ___ the nation.

a) tepid … boiling

b) lukewarm … electrifies

c) turbid … fascinating

d) apocryphal … genuinely fascinates

Question 9: Choose the pair which does not exhibit the relationship similar to that expressed in CLIPS : PAPER

a) thread : beads

b) cement : bricks

c) ribbon : hair

d) bag : vegetables

Question 10: In each of the following sentences, parts of the sentence are left blank. Beneath each sentence, four different ways of completing the sentence are indicated. Choose the best alternative from among the four.
The manners and _______ of the nouveau riche is a recurrent ______ in literature.
[CAT 2000]

a) style, motif

b) morals, story

c) wealth, theme

d) morals, theme

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Answers & Solutions:

1) Answer (C)

The underlined portion acts as the subject of the sentence. Therefore, the underlined portion acts as a noun. No verb is present in the underlined portion. Therefore, the underlined portion is a noun phrase and hence, option C is the right answer.

2) Answer (A)

Obvious is a latin word which means ‘frequently met with’. Therefore, option A is the right answer.

3) Answer (C)

4) Answer (B)

‘Blasphemous’ means to commit something sacrilegious (against the religion or God).
Ascetic means to renounce worldly pleasures and live as a hermit.
Reverent means to hold something (God or elders) in high regard.
Blarney is a term used to describe flattery.

‘Reverent’ is the term opposite in meaning to ‘blasphemous’. Therefore, option B is the right answer.

5) Answer (B)

‘Qualm’ is a term used to describe the feeling of uneasiness regarding something. ‘Misgiving’ also means the same.
Concavity: Quality of being concave.

Amplitude: Maximum extent of vibrations.

Repute: reputation, opinion generally held.
Therefore, option B is the right answer.

6) Answer (B)

7) Answer (D)

8) Answer (B)

Lukewarm is the correct usage in the first blank as it means not entusiastic. “Electifies” correctly matches the second blank. Hence the correct option is B.

9) Answer (D)

Clips bind papers.
Threads bind the beads.
Cement holds together the brick.
Ribbon binds hairs.
Bags do not bind vegetables rather vegetables are kept inside bags.
Hence, option D is the correct answer.

10) Answer (D)

Neither ‘style’ nor ‘wealth’ is appropriate in the first blank. The word ‘morals’ is apt. Between ‘story’ and ‘theme’, ‘theme’ is more appropriate in the second blank. Hence, option d).

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