100 Sample Questions – English Vocabulary for Entrance Exams

This is a Sample Paper based on Higher Level English for Entrance Exams like Bank PO and Management Trainees. Try to attempt any many questions as you can in the suggested time.

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Questions: 100

Suggested Time: 60 Min

Directions (Q 1-10): Pick out the synonym of the lead word in each case.

1. ANODYNE

1. annihilated 2. soothing 3. eidolon 4. not necessary

2. AMBROSIA

1. poison 2. plentiful 3. scarcity 4. elixir

3. AMULET

1. symbol 2. charm 3. hole 4. none of these

4. ASSUAGE

1. scare 2. allay 3. enhance 4. surrender

5. ACCLIVITY

1. declivity 2. proclivity 3. upwards 4. slanting

6. APHASIA

1. garrulity 2. loquacity 3. reticence 4. remembrance

7. ANNUL

1. encourage 2. commiserate 3. mummify 4. rescind

8. APOTHECARY

1. doctor 2. hunter 3. vagabond 4. pharmacist

9. AU REVOIR

1. welcome 2. appellation 3. good-bye 4. superb

10. APLOMB

1. poise 2. diffidence 3. circuitous 4. tumult

Directions (Q 11-20):Pick out the antonym of the lead word in each case.

11. AMELIORATE

1. enervate 2. deteriorate 3. stultify 4. none of these

12. ASININE

1. brilliant 2. vulpine 3. feline 4. leonine

13. APPARITION

1. real 2. unreal 3. joint 4. enhancement

14. SANGUINE

1. red 2. morose 3. suffering 4. approaching

15. SAGGY

1. taut 2. sagacious 3. delinquent 4. developing

16. SURLY

1. curly 2. amazon 3. bilious 4. pugilist

17. SOPHISTRY

1. polemics 2. urbanity 3. pertinence 4. didactics

18. SOBRIQUET

1. snout 2. cognomen 3. genuine 4. bouquet

19. SUFFRAGE

1. suffering 2. celibacy 3. forestry 4. franchise

20. SATED

1. suave 2. inadept 3. contented 4. ruffled up

Directions (Q 21-25): Pick out the best analogy in each case.

21. ASSORTED: SEBACEOUS

1. firm: supple 2. sultry: azure 3. subaltern: hoi polloi 4. stratified: layered

22. ANACONDA: SERPENTINE

1. ape: simian 2. cat: asinine 3. milk: cutaneous 4. amen: amenine

23. SALACIOUS: SCANDALOUS

1. piquant: bland 2. sylvan: urban 3. sham: veracious 4. sultry: humid

24. SENTENTIOUS: SUMMARY

1. senile: dotage 2. abrasive: praise 3. ablutions: dirt 4. avaricious: truthful

25. AVUNCULAR: UNCLE

1. salubrious: climate 2. annotation: anthology 3. screech: scrub 4. stately: king

Directions (Q 26-30): Pick out the word with incorrect spellings in each case.

26. 1. apotheosize 2. abjure 3. appelate 4. apiary

27. 1. sanctimionious 2. sepulchral 3. spectre 4. Samaritan

28. 1. alveolar 2. apnea 3. autoarchy 4. anarchy

29. 1. silviculture 2. Socratic 3. somnambulism 4. sinuous

30. 1. suffused 2. sandwitched 3. sayonara 4. surmise

Directions (Q 31-40): Mentally unjumble the following words so as to arrange them in the right order and tell which letter comes at the last of the word so formed

31. N I M A N R E S V O I N A D

32. T S I E Y A B R

33. E I M Y T S

34. E C I P S S U O

35. S U O I M S B A E T

36. O A T R I D

37. G A I N R R A

38. S H I U Q U A E M

39. B A R L A E

40. D A M U D E N D

Directions (Q 41-50): Fill in the blanks with suitable choices out of those given after each word.

41. The article written by the philosopher was so ______ that I could not get a thing out of it.

1. avuncular 2. adroit 3. apposite 4. abstruse

42. The language used by you must be easily understandable by all if you wish to reach out to the common man, it must not be ______ .

1. stultified 2. stilted 3. supplicate 4. surly

43. Nobody expected him to win, yet he scraped through, it must have been some ______ on his part.

1. artifice 2. arroyo 3. attenuation 4. avarice

44. Her ______ manners in the face of difficulty impressed me most of all.

1. sacrilegious 2. sangfroid 3. supernumerary 4. surrogate

45. Such legal ______ is pretty common, in when the truth is shown as the utmost wrong and vice-versa.

1. skepticism 2. surreptitiousness 3. skullduggery 4. acme

46. He was a teetotaller and strictly believed in observing _____

1. sanguinary 2. sentry 3. sobriety 4. succulence

47. The child looked very ______ and its innocent pranks endeared it to everyone in the house.

1. seraphic 2. sedulous 3. specious 4. staunch

48. Indira Gandhi was the most ______ speaker I had ever heard until I came to know Atal Behari Vajpayee.

1. artless 2. arcane 3. articulate 4. accoutred

49. Such an ______ meeting I never expected to take place.

1. adventitious 2. audacious 3. serene 4. supernal

50. It does not look ______ if you do not go there on such a solemn occasion.

1. sabbatical 2. salubrious 3. senile 4. seemly

Directions (Q 51-60): Pick out the synonym of the lead word in each case.

51. ARTLESS

1. lacking art 2. boring 3. dexterous 4. innocent

52. SUPERNAL

1. superb 2. eternal 3. chimerical 4. trash

53. SUBTERFUGE

1. underground 2. legerdemain 3. joining 4. separation

54. SABBATICAL

1. clergy-related 2. study leave 3. ecumenical 4. narrow

55. ADMONISH

1. admire 2. take back 3. reprimand 4. encourage

56. ADVERT

1. insinuate 2. eulogize 3. scold 4. lucky

57. SUPERCILIOUS

1. haughty 2. modest 3. truthful 4. voracious

58. ACRID

1. aromatic 2. pungent 3. sonorous 4. pulchritudinous

59. SCOURGE

1. nemesis 2. secure 3. suffering 4. suffrage

60. ANNIHILATE

1. destroy 2. wither 3. tolerate 4. exterminate

Directions (Q 61-70): Pick out the antonym of the lead word in each case.

61. SYBARITE

1. ascetic 2. conceited 3. chilling 4. sultry

62. SURMOUNT

1. overcome 2. surrender 3. get off 4. remonstrate

63. ACCENTUATE

1. extenuate 2. attenuate 3. supplicate 4. slanting

64. SQUEAMISH

1. cordial 2. juxtaposed 3. quixotic 4. queasy

65. ABSTEMIOUS

1. parsimonious 2. abstinent 3. Epicurean 4. Samaritan

66. SMUG

1. contented 2. discontented 3. cool 4. hot

67. AGNOSTIC

1. atheist 2. touching 3. unsure 4. sure

68. ARRAIGN

1. answer 2. exonerate 3. covet 4. demit

69. SALUBRIOUS

1. salutary 2. negative 3. stratified 4. wayward

70. SPORADIC

1. intermittent 2. weekly 3. continuous 4. contumacious

Directions (Q 71-75): Pick out the best analogy in each case.

71. SOPHOMORE: ADEPT

1. sophisticated: clumsy 2. intern: veteran 3. apiary: aviary 4. inane: pertinent

72. SUBLIMINAL: ABSTRUSE

1. encomium: eclectic 2. recondite: reconnaissance 3. subconscious: arcane 4. none of these

73. SERENDIPITY: DESCRY

1. meticulous: plan 2. surrogate: suborn 3. deviancy: delinquency 4. veracity: plenty

74. SANGFROID: SURLY

1. abrogate: renounce 2. rescind: repeal 3. aromatic: acrid 4. adventitious s: lucky

75. SIMILE: SULLIED

1. halcyon: veracious 2. appellation: title 3. sensual: sensuous 4. subjugate: vanquish

Directions (Q 76-90): Pick out the word with incorrect spellings in each case.

76. 1. adumberate 2. adduce 3. adulterate 4. adjudicator

77. 1. ancillary 2. anecedote 3. anguine 4. annuity

78. 1. annotate 2. annul 3. anneel 4. anoint

79. 1. squall 2. sputter 3. squailid 4. stallion

80. 1. suasion 2. subrogation 3. sucide 4. suite

81. 1. somersault 2. superfluous 3. supererogation 4. sovereignity

82. 1. syanagogue 2. synergism 3. strut 4. stubble

83. 1. stodgy 2. statueseque 3. stentorian 4. stereochiometry

84. 1. splurge 2. spitoon 3. spondylitis 4. spontaneity

85. 1. splutter 2. sepulchral 3. sphygmomanometre 4. spermatozoa

86. 1. adversary 2. aetiology 3. aeronautics 4. affronted

87. 1. assiduous 2. agnomen 3. anaemia 4. aservate

88. 1. animadevrt 2. anomaly 3. animous 4. antediluvian

89. 1. antithetical 2. anthropomorphism 3. antilope 4. antenatal

90. 1. aperception 2. apostasy 3. apprentice 4. apposition

Directions (Q 91-95): Mentally unjumble the following words so as to arrange them in the right order and tell which letter comes at the last of the word so formed

91. P O R O S A P

92. P A P S R I E

93. C I D A S M P S O

94. X I H P S N

95. T E I P S

Directions (Q 96-100): Fill in the blanks with suitable choices out of those given after each word.

96. His ______ tastes often led to his being dubbed as a maverick.

1. sovereign 2. sartorial 3. sobriquet 4. soporific

97. However sacred a person, may be, but he must not be ________

1. sanctimonious 2. slithering 3. sickly 4. skittish

98. He was very scared of his father and therefore tried to ________ himself.

1. sire 2. soliloquize 3. shrug 4. skulk

99. The achievements made in the field of science during the last century were ________ indeed, not a fraction of this progress had been made in the 19 centuries preceding it.

1. Seminal 2. Semitic 3. Simian 4. seething

100. Most of the stories regarding the miracles performed by various religious prophets are ________ , there is no historical evidence to support them.

1. apocalyptic 2. antediluvian 3. apocryphal 4. aphasic

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3 Comments

  1. Very informative and useful for competitive exams.

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  2. THIS IS VERY USEFUL TO US.....

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  3. i know about unjumble words of english vocabulary

    give examble how to solve that question

    for example

    barley
    answer is e how

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