CAT Vocabulary Questions with Answers

Vocabulary

Though vocabulary questions have not been asked in the recent past in the CAT exam, XAT and IIFT place emphasis on such questions. Also, having a good vocabulary helps to comprehend the text better. CAT vocabulary questions given below will be of great help in understanding how root words function.

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Instructions

For the following questions answer them individually

Question 1

In which of the following sentences is the usage of the word 'Mark' the most inappropriate or incorrect?

Question 2

Choose the odd man out

Question 3

Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word:

There is nothing which men desire more ______________ than this mighty will. And yet for all our trying only a few can have it.

Question 4

Choose the option which is synonymous with the word in double quotes in the paragraph: As he looked into her "limpid" grey eyes, he realized that she had known the truth all along.

Question 5

Choose the option which is a SYNONYM for the given word: FOMENT

Question 6

Choose the option whose definition is the following: Self-evident

Question 7

Choose the odd man out of the following words:

Question 8

Choose the option which is a SYNONYM for the given word: DECREPITUDE

Question 9

Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word:

Despite his misgivings, Akshay ______________ to the deal

Question 10

Choose the odd man out of the following words:

Question 11

Choose the option which is synonymous with the word in double quotes in the paragraph: The RBI announced a host of new measures to revitalize the "moribund" municipal bonds market

Question 12

Choose the option which is a SYNONYM for the given word: ABNEGATION

Question 13

Choose the option which is a ANTONYM for the given word: LICENTIOUS

Question 14

Choose the most appropriate words to fill in the blanks: The idea that one man can _____ an entire army of fighters is _____.

Question 15

Given below are 4 sentences. Identify the sentence in which the use of the word “bow” is wrong or inappropriate and then select the option.

BOW

Question 16

As the young aviator glanced _____ at the machine, he saw that besides the chauffeur it contained a ______, girlish form.

Question 17

Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate words from the options given.

Whoever visits some estates there, and witnesses the good-humored indulgence of some masters and mistresses, and the affectionate ______ of some slaves, might be tempted to dream the oft-fabled poetic legend of a patriarchal institution, and all that; but over and above the scene there broods a ______ shadow - the shadow of “law”.

Question 18

Choose the option whose definition is the following: An unprincipled person

Question 19

Choose the option which is a ANTONYM for the given word: INSOUCIANT

Question 20

Choose the option which is a SYNONYM for the given word: RAMSHACKLE

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